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1-2 Postdoctoral Researcher in phenotypic chemical and genetic screens

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The “Cancer Therapy” group at the Karolinska Institutet – SciLifeLab, led by Prof. Oscar Fernandez-Capetillo has one, possibly two, postdoc vacancy. Our research focuses on phenotypic screenings aiming to find genes or chemicals that can be of help in fighting against age-related diseases currently lacking a cure. Our research group is an international team surrounded by strong national facilities and focused on projects doing collaboratively with other competitive national and international research groups.

For further information visit: http://ki.se/en/mbb/oscar-fernandez-capetillo-group

Division/Research group 

Our group is integrated at the “Genome Biology” Division, together with other competitive groups that work in areas such as DNA repair, epigenetics, advanced imaging or genomics (https://ki.se/en/mbb/research-division-of-genome-biology). Our own groups´ aim is to capitalize on our expertise in High-Content Imaging to conduct genetic and chemical screens that can help us discover new strategies to combat human disease. Our activities are primarily supported by a generous funding from the Swedish Research Council, which provides long term stability to our initiatives. At SciLifeLab, our team is surrounded by other world leaders in various biomedical research areas, and has access to national facilities for proteomics, microscopy, next generation sequencing, chemical biology, drug discovery and development, among others.

Your mission

We are currently looking for a postdoctoral scientist to join our team with a Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or other relevant fields. Experience in chemical or genetic screenings would be an asset, but not absolutely necessary. We are looking for a highly motivated scientist that is enthused about our scientific approach, and that has the capacity to independently develop a scientific research project with the proper guidance. In addition, it is expected that the candidate will help in the training of younger students. Other valuable skills such as writing or presenting capacities or social skills will also be appreciated. There will be opportunities to gain teaching experience.

Your profile

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant’s main supervisor, director or equivalent.

Scientific merit is the essential basis of our assessment. All applications will be internally reviewed, and the assessment done according to the applicant’s competence (publications, experience, distinctions and other relevant research merits). Selected applicants will be interviewed at a second stage before making the final decision.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: SciLifeLab, Solna/Stockholm

Application

An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  • A complete resumé (CV), including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  • A complete list of publications

Welcome to apply at the latest 2nd of August 2020.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentUpon agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100 %
CitySolna
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference number2-2785/2020
ContactPer Moberg, Head of Division, per.moberg@ki.seOscar Fernandez-Capetillo, Professor, oscar.fernandez-capetillo@ki.se
Union representativeHongyan Xia, SACO, hongyan.xia@ki.seVenus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124 127
Last application date02.Aug.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Sunday August 2nd, 2020

Doctoral (PhD) student position in risk factors for Alzheimer’s Disease

Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Neurogeriatric

The Division of Neurogeriatric consists of about 85 employees. The division conducts experimental and translational research related primarily to Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, but also more general molecular mechanisms with biomedical relevance are studied, in BioClinicum, KI Campus Solna and Neo, KI Campus Flemingsberg.

Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

To be a doctoral student means to devote oneself to a research project under supervision of experienced researchers and following an individual study plan. For a doctoral degree, the equivalent of four years of full-time doctoral education is required.

The research group
The doctoral student will be working in the research group led by Angel Cedazo-Minguez and Silvia Maioli, belonging to the Division of Neurogeriatrics at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS). NVS conducts world leading research in aging, dementia, epidemiology and care sciences. This research extends from basic molecular and cell levels to clinical research and societal studies. NVS educates almost a third of KI students at basic and advanced levels.

Cedazo-Minguez/Maioli group currently consists of 7 people, doctoral students, postdocs, lab manager, assistant professors with different backgrounds, educationally as well as culturally. Our group recently moved moved into the new research building BioClinicum in Solna. Bioclinicum is connected to the hospital and the Karolinska Institute’s new research house Biomedicum as well as the new Comparative Medicine-Biomedicum animal facility. The focus of the research group is on understanding mechanisms behind risk factors for neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease.

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student
The aim of the doctoral education project is to bring new mechanistic knowledge on the impact of risk factors on neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s Disease. The doctoral student will study the largely unexplored field of the effects of polypharmacy on cognitive impairment in older adults and in groups at risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. The PhD student will investigate the effects of multi-medication treatments in mouse models of aging and Alzheimer’s Disease by performing a wide battery of behavioural studies and molecular studies in brain and blood. This study plan includes a part on biomarker discovery in blood and cerebrospinal fluid from Alzheimer’s Disease patients. The project plan includes a good variety of methods: a wide spectra of mouse behavioral tests and molecular techniques, including omics technologies [CC1] and advanced statistics from human data. The translational nature of the project offers the student an advanced knowledge in neurobiology, a state of art knowledge in Alzheimer’s Disease, from mechanisms to clinical features and treatment possibilities and finally on medication strategies in older adults.

What do we offer?
A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. As a doctoral student you are offered an individual research project, a well-educated supervisor, a vast range of elective courses and the opportunity to work in a leading research group. Karolinska Institutet collaborates with prominent universities from all around the world, which ensures opportunities for international exchanges. You will be employed on a doctoral studentship which means that you receive a contractual salary. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Eligibility requirements for doctoral education
In order to participate in the selection for a doctoral position, you must meet the following general (A) and specific (B) eligibility requirements at latest by the application deadline.

It is your responsibility to certify eligibility by following the instructions on the web page Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.

A) General eligibility requirement
You meet the general eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:

  1. have been awarded a second-cycle/advanced/master qualification (i.e. master degree) or
  2. have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the advanced/second-cycle/master level, or
  3. have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.*

Follow the instructions on the web page Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.

*If you claim equivalent knowledge, follow the instructions on the web page Assessing equivalent knowledge for general eligibility for doctoral education.

B) Specific eligibility requirement

You meet the specific eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:

– Show proficiency in English equivalent to the course English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school.

Follow the instructions on the web page English language requirements for doctoral education.

Verification of your documentsKarolinska Institutet checks the authenticity of your documents. Karolinska Institutet reserves the right to revoke admission if supporting documents are discovered to be fraudulent. Submission of false documents is a violation of Swedish law and is considered grounds for legal action.

Skills and personal qualities
We are seeking a highly talented and enthusiastic doctoral candidate. The successful candidate should be self-motivated and able to keep herself/himself informed on developments of the relevant research field, and also, have excellent communication skills in written and oral English, organizational skills, and the ability to work productively and dynamically in a team.

An educational background in pharmacy and/or pharmacology is desirable. It is meritorious if the applicant has some experience in a biomedical lab and knowledge in the field of neurodegeneration, cognitive functions and Alzheimer’s Disease. Good expertise in molecular biology and techniques such as western blot, ELISA and PCR is required. Additionally, experience in neurobehavioral studies in mice is highly preferable. Having obtained a FELASA B certificate would be also considered an advantage.

Terms and conditions
The doctoral student will be employed on a doctoral studentship maximum 4 years full-time.

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Application process
Submit your application and supporting documents through the Varbi recruitment system. Use the button in the top right corner and follow the instructions.

Your application should contain the following documents:

– A personal letter and a curriculum vitae (Swedish or English)
– Degree projects and previous publications, if any (Swedish or English)
– Any other documentation showing the desirable skills and personal qualities described above (Swedish or English)
– Documents certifying your general eligibility (see A above)
– Documents certifying your specific eligibility (see B above)

Selection
A selection will be made among eligible applicants on the basis of the ability to benefit from doctoral education. The qualifications of the applicants will be evaluated on an overall basis.

Karolinska Institutet uses the following bases of assessment:

– Documented subject knowledge of relevance to the area of research
– Analytical skill
– Other documented knowledge or experience that may be relevant to doctoral studies in the subject.

 All applicants will be informed when the recruitment is completed.


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Type of employmentPhD placement
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Reference number2-2113/2020
ContactSilvia Maioli, Assistent professor , silvia.maioli@ki.seNVS HR, HR@nvs.ki.se
Union representativeCarina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.seTaher Darreh-Shori, SACO, 08-524 835 29
Last application date03.Aug.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Monday August 3rd, 2020

Postdoc in Island biogeography of mutualistic networks in the Anthropocene at GLOBE Institute

We are looking for a highly-motivated and dynamic researcher for a 3 year postdoc position, commencing 1 January 2021.

Our group and research
The successful candidate will be part of the Dalsgaard Group within the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (CMEC) at the GLOBE Institute. CMEC is a center of excellence with a cross-disciplinary research program. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment addressing fundamental questions on the origin, maintenance, conservation and future of life and biological diversity on Earth. The 40+ researchers at CMEC currently represent 14 different nationalities and the working language is English. The center juxtaposes faculty staff scientists from the fields of macroecology, historical biogeography, oceanography, evolutionary biology, community ecology, population biology, climate change research, conservation biology and environmental economics.

Project description and your job
This project is novel in integrating island biogeography theory and theories on how climate and anthropogenic pressures influence mutualistic plant-pollinator and seed-disperser interactions. The project combines field work data collected in the Caribbean with network analysis and biogeographical modelling. Your tasks would be to work closely together with a PhD-student to jointly lead data collection across numerous islands in the Caribbean. You should be prepared to collect data for approximately 4-5 months in both 2020 and 2021. You would be expected to first-author several papers in international peer-reviewed journals. In addition to the postdoc position, we will hire a PhD-student and a cohort of MSc students will participate in the project. All project partners will gather once a year to run workshops with the aim of publishing review and synthesis papers. You would also be expected to assist in teaching and supervise MSc student thesis projects. The project is funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Bo Dalsgaard, Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, GLOBE Institute, bo.dalsgaard@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 42324553. Co-supervisors and project partners are Senior Lecturer Christopher Kaiser-Bunbury and Research Fellow Benno I Simmons (University of Exeter, UK) and Professor Mauro Galetti (University of Miami, USA).

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

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in ecology or a related field (from October 2015 or later)
  • You have published first-author papers in international peer-reviewed journals
  • You are highly experienced in conducting fieldwork focused on plant-pollinator or plant-frugivore interactions and natural history
  • You have experience and interest in working remotely and in challenging field conditions
  • You have an active interest in combining field work data with modelling
  • You know a programming language e.g. R.
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken
  • A valid driving licence

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Experience in teaching and supervising undergraduate and MSc students
  • Spanish and/or French knowledge
  • Experience conducting network analyses in R (or other programming languages)

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (CMEC) at the GLOBE Institute, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Information on CMEC and the GLOBE Institute can be found at: http://macroecology.ku.dk/ and https://globe.ku.dk/

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 3 years. Starting date is 1 January 2021 or after agreement.

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 34,655 DKK/ approx. 4,650 Euro (April 2020-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 11 December 2019.

Questions
For further information please contact Bo Dalsgaard on bo.dalsgaard@sund.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: 13 September 2020, 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 http://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 40 [28 September – 2 October 2020].

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.

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Deadline: 13 September 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Globe Institute
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Post expires on Sunday September 13th, 2020

Postdoc position in the Strømgaard Lab at Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a 10 month post doc position to commence 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

The position is within the area of peptide and protein medicinal chemistry.

Information on the department can be found at: https://ilf.ku.dk.

Our research
In the Strømgaard lab, we combine tools from chemistry and biology, and apply these in peptide and protein engineering. Our aims are to develop modulators for protein-protein interactions and to provide molecular-level insight herein. We are interested in protein-protein interactions that are therapeutically relevant, in particular between integral membrane proteins and their intracellular protein partners, also known as receptor-complexes.

Your job
A post doc position in the Strømgaard lab for the development of peptide probes targeting protein-protein interactions.

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

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in peptide medicinal chemistry
  • You are highly experienced in the area of protein-protein interactions
  • You have an active interest in peptide drug discovery
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken

Place of employment
The place of employment is at Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment.

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 10 months. Starting date is 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

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 34,650 DKK/ approx. 4,650 Euro (April 2020-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 11, 2019.

Questions
For further information please contact Kristian Strømgaard; kristian.stromgaard@sund.ku.dk, www.sund.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:

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  • CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  • 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.
  • List of publications.

Application deadline:  Wednesday 22 July 2020, 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 http://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 32.

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.

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Deadline: 22 July 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology
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Post expires on Wednesday July 22nd, 2020

PhD fellowship in Island biogeography of mutualistic networks in the Anthropocene at GLOBE Institute

We are offering 1 PhD fellowship in island biogeography of mutualistic networks in the Anthropocene commencing 1 January 2021.

Our group and research
The successful candidate will be part of the Dalsgaard Group within the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (CMEC) at the GLOBE Institute. CMEC is a center of excellence with a cross-disciplinary research program. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment addressing fundamental questions on the origin, maintenance, conservation and future of life and biological diversity on Earth. The 40+ researchers at CMEC currently represent 14 different nationalities and the working language is English. The center juxtaposes faculty staff scientists from the fields of macroecology, historical biogeography, oceanography, evolutionary biology, community ecology, population biology, climate change research, conservation biology and environmental economics.

Project description
This project is novel in integrating island biogeography theory and theories on how climate and anthropogenic pressures influence mutualistic plant-pollinator and seed-disperser interactions. The project combines field work data collected in the Caribbean with network analysis and biogeographical modelling. The PhD student will work closely together with a postdoc to jointly lead data collection across numerous islands in the Caribbean. The PhD student should be prepared to collect data for approximately 4-5 months in both 2020 and 2021, and s/he is expected to first-author several papers in international peer-reviewed journals. In addition to the PhD-student, we will hire a postdoc and a cohort of MSc students will participate in the project. All project partners will gather once a year to run workshops with the aim of publishing review and synthesis papers. The project is funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Bo Dalsgaard, Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, GLOBE Institute, bo.dalsgaard@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 42324553. Co-supervisors and project partners are Senior Lecturer Christopher Kaiser-Bunbury and Research Fellow Benno I Simmons (University of Exeter, UK) and Professor Mauro Galetti (University of Miami, USA).

Start: 1 January 2021

Duration: 3 years as a PhD Fellow

Job descriptionYour key tasks as a PhD student are:

  • Carry out 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 University of Exeter (UK) with possibility to also stay at University of Miami (USA)
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Teach and supervise students
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of the project, including publishing manuscripts in scientific journals

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a Masters degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. ecology or related field

Other desirable criteria are:

  • Publications
  • Field work experience, preferably focused on plant-pollinator or plant-frugivore interactions and natural history
  • Interest in conducting field work, including working remotely and in challenging field conditions
  • Experience with scientific data analysis, using programming languages such as R
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in combining field work data with modelling
  • Good interpersonal skills are essential and openness to different cultures and a flexible mind set
  • A strong command of written and spoken English and preferably Spanish and/or French knowledge
  • A valid driving licence

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (CMEC) at the GLOBE Institute, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Information on CMEC and the GLOBE Institute can be found at: http://macroecology.ku.dk/ and https://globe.ku.dk/

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, Denmark. 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 27,594 DKK /approx. 3,700 EUR (April 2020-level) plus pension. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2019).

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact Bo Dalsgaard on bo.dalsgaard@sund.ku.dk.

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: 13 September 2020], 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 http://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 40 [28 September – 2 October 2020].

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7500 students, 1500 PhD students and 3200 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.

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Deadline: 13 September 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Globe Institute
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday September 13th, 2020

PhD in Metabolic Epigenetics

The University of Copenhagen is seeking a skilled PhD fellow to commence November 1, 2020 at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen.

The PhD fellow will be part of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research International Postdoctoral Program www.cbmr.ku.dk/postdocprogram.

Our group and research
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research’s vision is to strengthen interdisciplinary research that will transform our basic understanding of the mechanisms that underlie metabolic health and disease, and to accelerate this knowledge toward new prevention and treatment strategies. We were established in 2010, and in 2017 we moved into new laboratories, offices and meeting rooms in the Maersk Tower www.maersktower.ku.dk.

The Center has around 200 employees who work in an international, highly collaborative research environment across a range of biomedical disciplines. You can read more about us here: www.cbmr.ku.dk.

The successful applicant will work within the Barrès Group and also be a member of an international consortium – ‘GECKO’ (Gametic Epigenetics Consortium Against Obesity) – with partners at the University of Chicago and the University of Sydney. We focus on understanding how lifestyle factors, particularly diet and exercise, influence the epigenetic features of gametes and how this epigenetic information influences developmental programming in the offspring and may predispose to obesity. We are an international lab group with a focus on hypothesis-driven research and a particular drive to make discoveries of high societal implication.

Project description

The selected applicant will participate in animal experiments and will collect and analyse sperm samples from Copenhagen and Taronga Zoo (Sydney, Australia).

This project involves close collaboration with staff at the Single Cell Sequencing Platform at CBMR, as well national and international collaborations with Dr. Mads Bertelsen at Copenhagen Zoo, Dr. Justine O’Brien at Taronga Zoo in Sydney (through the GECKO consortium led by Prof. Barrès).

 

Principal supervisor is Professor, Romain Barrès, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, barres@sund.ku.dk

Start:            November 1, 2020

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

Essential criteria

  • A Master’s degree within biochemistry or related discipline;
  • Experience in animal intervention studies within the area of obesity, epigenetic inheritance or both;
  • Strong laboratory-based skills related to metabolism, biochemistry and molecular biology, including cell culture techniques;
  • Experience with data analysis and bioinformatics, preferably in the programming language R;
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously as part of a team. Desirable 
  • Curious mindset with a good literature knowledge in nutrition and epigenetic inheritance;
  • A certificate in Laboratory Animal Science covering EU function ABD level, preferable from a FELASA-accredited course;
  • Experience working with larger laboratory animals;
  • Experience in processing sperm samples for epigenetic analysis;
  • Strong communication and collaborative skills;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English;
  • Previous co-authorship in peer-reviewed publications.

  

Place of employment

The place of employment is the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Maersk Tower, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

 

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.

 

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) addressing each of the criteria point-by-point

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 relevant)

 

Application deadline: 23 July 2020, 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 http://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 University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

 

 

 

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Deadline: 23 July 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research
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Post expires on Thursday July 23rd, 2020

PhD scholarship in Spatio-temporal immunological characterization of relevance in life-style related diseases

A 3-year PhD position is available in the Disease Systems Immunology Group at DTU Bioengineering with specific focus on development of a method using advanced single cell technologies to enable identification of early changes in the memory-based adaptive immune reservoir of relevance for disease development and tracking. The research in the Disease Systems Immunology group encompasses wet and dry lab studies on the interplay between early environmental factors, the microbiome and the immune response in relation to disease development throughout life.

We are looking for a super talented colleague who can carry out an independent PhD project, and holds the ambition and commitment to achieve excellence in an environment of a highly qualified team of dedicated postdocs, PhD students and technical personnel. The project involves collaborations with external research groups of high international standards involved in the CAG-Loginflam (https://gchsp.dk/cag/cag-greater-copenhagen-research-centre-for-systemic-low-grade-inflammation-cag-loginflam/).

Responsibilities and tasks
The main task of the PhD candidate will be to develop a method to identify the nature of circulating T and B cells based on their genomic imprint, and to couple this to development of selected low-grade inflammatory diseases. In addition, the PhD is expected to take active part in development of bioinformatics methods and infrastructure for analysing the extensive data portfolio being generated as part of the project.

As a PhD student you will:

  • Collaborate in developing the PhD project
  • Develop and be responsible for the project-related methodological analysis
  • Validate and interpret data, and be involved in managing and analyzing large amounts of data
  • Lead and contribute to publication of research papers together with supervisors and project partners
  • Network with internal and external colleagues and collaborators, and take active part in our dedicated research groups
  • Represent our work at conferences and scientific meetings

Qualifications
Candidates should 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.

Specific qualifications: Experience with bioinformatics analysis, cellular handling, and well-trained in immunology. Have good communication skills, excellent command of English (written and spoken), be very collaborative, self-motivated and able to organize your tasks.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate 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 of the applicants will be made by supervisor, Professor Susanne Brix Pedersen at the Technical University of Denmark, and co-supervisor Professor Claus Henrik Nielsen, Rigshospitalet.

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.

The work is to be carried out at two collaborating workplaces (DTU and Rigshospitalet), located in close vicinity, with the main working place being within the Disease Systems Immunology group at DTU Bioengineering.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Susanne Brix Pedersen, tel.: +45 4525 2784.

You can read more about DTU Bioengineering at https://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 25 July 2020 at 23:59 (local 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 here)

Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

Department description
The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) addresses challenges of societal and scientific importance through basic and applied research, teaching, scientific consultancy and dissemination of knowledge within the areas of microbiology, biomedicine and biotechnology.

The department’s research lies within the areas of biochemistry, biophysics, molecular, structural and cellular biology, enzymology, immunology, microbial ecology and physiology, natural product chemistry, modelling nanotechnology and bioinformatics.

The department mission is, based on a fundamental and technological understanding of biological and molecular systems, to provide research, innovation, education, scientific services and dissemination of knowledge in the areas biotechnology and biomedicine.

The department vision is, as an international leader in research, education and innovation in biotechnology and biomedicine, to advance the state-of-the-art in sustainable bioprocesses and contribute to the improvement of human health.

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 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 25 July 2020
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
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Post expires on Saturday July 25th, 2020

PhD Stipend in molecular microbiology

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Section of Chemistry, a PhD stipend is available within the PhD programme of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 September 2020 or soon hereafter. The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience consists of five sections of which three are situated in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Applied Chemistry and Biology & Environmental Science, one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology and one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. This position is located within the Section of Biotechnology with working place in Aalborg.

Job description

The PhD position will focus on non-denitrifying N2O-reducing microorganisms in technical eco-systems.

Presence of non denitrifying N2O reducing microorganisms in engineered wastewater treatment systems hold the potential to function as a sink for the produced nitrous oxide if provided the right conditions. In this project, we will investigate the ecophysiology of these microorganisms and find the optimal conditions for the removal of exogenous nitrous oxide. The ecophysiology will be studied directly in enriched bioreactors by the combined use of metagenomics and stable isotope probed proteomics (Protein-SIP). By studying the activity of the non-denitrifying N2O-reducing microorganisms during different perturbations, it is the aim to identify the optimal growth conditions. These optimal growth conditions will be used to provide fundamental knowledge for microbial management in modern wastewater treatment.

The candidate will be applying metagenomics and mass spectrometry to study biological composition of microbial communities. The candidate will be expected to run controlled experiments for functional screening of the microbiomes, isolates and constructed libraries. Non-denitrifying N2O-reducing microcosms will be developed together with external partners.

Documented skills in scientific dissemination of results will be an asset.

The candidate is expected to have practical experience with various OMICS technologies (primarily genomics and proteomics) and the bioinfomatic interpretation hereof.

Expertise on characterization of complex microbial communities will be an asset.

You may obtain further information from Professor Jeppe Lund Nielsen, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, email: jln@bio.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Engineering and Science in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed regularly. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Ruth Klitte, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: rk@adm.aau.dk 

For more information of The Doctoral School of Engineering and Science: www.phd.engineering.aau.dk 

The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

Deadline: 9 August 2020
Unit: Department of Chemistry and Bioscience
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Post expires on Sunday August 9th, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow in emergent constraints on climate sensitivity

Ref. No. SU FV-2563-20

at the Department of Meteorology. Closing date: 10 August 2020.

At the Department of Meteorology (MISU) at Stockholm University we conduct research and education in an international environment within four main areas: Atmospheric physics, Dynamic meteorology, Physical oceanography and Chemical meteorology. In all these areas there is a strong focus on the climate and on processes important for the climate and its development.

The department includes some 75 individuals, of which about 35 are teachers and scientists, 25 PhD students and 15 administrative and technical staff.

The department is part of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research that, together with other departments at the university covers research of most of the important aspects of the climate system and the Swedish e-Science Research Centre (SeRC), where we together with KTH and other universities develop e-Science tools and infrastructure to promote scientific breakthroughs in climate science.

Project description
The position will be associated with the Horizon2020-funded project FORCeS (Constrained aerosol forcing for improved climate projections). FORCeS strives towards reducing the uncertainty in anthropogenic aerosol forcing, which is crucial for determining the actions needed to reach the Paris Agreement. SU is coordinating the project, which is a collaboration between 20 European partners. 

The overarching goal of this post-doc project is to investigate emergent constraints on climate sensitivity, i.e. to use observations to define a plausible range of a measurable quantity that is related to climate sensitivity, thereby providing an indirect constraint on the latter.

A number of emergent constraints have been suggested and discussed in the literature, and in this project a critical and constructive evaluation of the emergent constraint method is called for.

This may include investigation of possible ways of combining emergent constraints in a multi-dimensional analysis, accounting for their potential inter-dependence; contrasting large-scale constraints (like those based on major volcanic eruptions or paleo-climate evidence) with constraints more localized in space and time; refining the applicability of regime-specific emergent constraints by recognizing them as constraints on certain processes, in certain regions, rather than of overall sensitivity; and/or defining new constraints based on knowledge of relevant feedback processes or naturally occurring variability in the climate system.

Applicants are expected to formulate a research plan within the realm given, which at employment will be further discussed and developed in collaboration with the project leaders.

Main responsibilities
The main task is to evaluate, develop and apply emergent constraints of climate sensitivity to current-generation climate models, and assess the implications for near-term climate evolution. The refinement of metrics for ESM evaluation, with the aim of “getting the right answer for the right reason”, is a key component in the evaluation and development of the FORCeS ESMs, and the work will be carried out in close collaboration with other FORCeS partners.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country, in atmospheric physics, meteorology, oceanography, climate science or in a related field.

Assessment criteria
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

PhD students are welcome to apply, the degree must be completed by the starting time of the position.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills within the general area of the announced position.

Attention will also be given to the ability to work independently and as part of a group.

An excellent command of written and spoken English is required.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Starting date in October 2020, or as per agreement.

Current conditions may require some of the work to be performed remotely.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Frida Bender, frida@misu.su.se, and Annica Ekman, annica@misu.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter (maximum 1 page) why you are interested in and what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (maximum 1 page) describing how you wish to complete the project
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files)

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 10/08/2020

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Post expires on Monday August 10th, 2020

Doctoral (PhD) student position in environmental epidemiology

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

To be a doctoral student means to devote oneself to a research project under supervision of experienced researchers and following an individual study plan. For a doctoral degree, the equivalent of four years of full-time doctoral education is required.

The research group

The epidemiological research at IMM is focused on advancing knowledge about disease etiology and prognosis with an emphasis on environmental and lifestyle factors, and on methodological development and stringency. The unit of Environmental Epidemiology is focused on epidemiological research concerning the health effects of ambient air pollution, community noise and green structure as well as causes of asthma and allergy. Molecular biomarkers are used to assess interactions between environmental and hereditary factors, as well as to better characterize exposure and health effects. Many projects are conducted in international collaboration. We often participate in environmental health risk assessments for national as well as international organizations and authorities. These assessments are often based on research conducted within the unit.

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student

Air pollution is recognized as a serious public health issue worldwide and increasingly associated with adverse health outcomes including airway disease. Still we need better understanding of the true nature of the link between air pollution exposure and long-term disease risk, as well as to what extent underlying molecular changes induced by air pollution can be detected already during early childhood. The overall aim of this project is to elucidate etiological mechanisms behind the negative health effects of air pollution exposure in children and young adults using advanced –omics data, including proteomics and high-resolution metabolomics. The project will utilize data from several longitudinal cohorts and apply quantitative epidemiological methods.

The doctoral student is expected to acquire broad knowledge and systematic understanding of the main research fields encompassed in the thesis work including air pollution exposure and the related health outcomes, epidemiological theory and principles. This will be accomplished through working on the project under supervision, taking relevant courses and participate in seminars and journal clubs. The student is also expected to acquire in-depth experience in the epidemiological methods applied, manage the data, perform the statistical modelling, interpret and present the results and in disease etiology; further, to develop excellent scientific writing and deliver high-quality publications in international peer-reviewed journals, as well as give presentations at scientific meetings.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. As a doctoral student you are offered an individual research project, a well-educated supervisor, a vast range of elective courses and the opportunity to work in a leading research group. Karolinska Institutet collaborates with prominent universities from all around the world, which ensures opportunities for international exchanges. You will be employed on a doctoral studentship which means that you receive a contractual salary. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Eligibility requirements for doctoral education

In order to participate in the selection for a doctoral position, you must meet the following general (A) and specific (B) eligibility requirements at latest by the application deadline.

It is your responsibility to certify eligibility by following the instructions on the web page Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.

A) General eligibility requirement
You meet the general eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:

  1. have been awarded a second-cycle/advanced/master qualification (i.e. master degree) or
  2. have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the advanced/second-cycle/master level, or
  3. have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.*

Follow the instructions on the web page Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.

*If you claim equivalent knowledge, follow the instructions on the web page Assessing equivalent knowledge for general eligibility for doctoral education.

B) Specific eligibility requirement

You meet the specific eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:

– Show proficiency in English equivalent to the course English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school.

Follow the instructions on the web page English language requirements for doctoral education.

Verification of your documentsKarolinska Institutet checks the authenticity of your documents. Karolinska Institutet reserves the right to revoke admission if supporting documents are discovered to be fraudulent. Submission of false documents is a violation of Swedish law and is considered grounds for legal action.

Skills and personal qualities

We are looking for a dedicated student with a solid background within the field of environmental factors and health. Applicants with a degree in environmental science, public health, biomedicine, medicine, statistics or toxicology are encouraged to apply. Documented knowledge in epidemiology, molecular biology, biostatistics, and experience from working with epidemiological studies (particularly in environmental medicine), as well as of quantitative methods, database management, statistical analyses (particularly large-scale molecular data) and using the STATA or R software is a merit.

The student must be able to work independently and take responsibility for project progression. Other required personal skills are analytic ability, endurance and ability for structured work. The applicant will also need to feel comfortable with working in teams and demonstrate good interpersonal skills. Furthermore, it is a requirement that the applicant has a very high proficiency of English both in terms of speech and writing.

Terms and conditions

The doctoral student will be employed on a doctoral studentship maximum 4 years full-time.

Application process

Submit your application and supporting documents through the Varbi recruitment system. Use the button in the top right corner and follow the instructions.

Your application should contain the following documents:

– A personal letter and a curriculum vitae (Swedish or English)
– Degree projects and previous publications, if any (Swedish or English)
– Any other documentation showing the desirable skills and personal qualities described above (Swedish or English)
– Documents certifying your general eligibility (see A above)
– Documents certifying your specific eligibility (see B above)

Selection

A selection will be made among eligible applicants on the basis of the ability to benefit from doctoral education. The qualifications of the applicants will be evaluated on an overall basis.

Karolinska Institutet uses the following bases of assessment:

– Documented subject knowledge of relevance to the area of research
– Analytical skill
– Other documented knowledge or experience that may be relevant to doctoral studies in the subject.

 All applicants will be informed when the recruitment is completed.

For more information: 

https://ki.se/en/about/yourcareer-continues-here

https://ki.se/en/imm/institute-of-environmental-medicine

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employmentPhD placement
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Reference number2-2934/2020
ContactOlena Gruzieva, MD, Assistant Professor, olena.gruzieva@ki.se Anna Bergström, Researcher, Head of the Unit, anna.bergström@ki.se
Union representativeAnne Boström, SEKO, 08-524 875 79, anne.bostrom@ki.seNiklas Andersson, OFR , 08-524 874 19, niklas.andersson@ki.seKarlhans Che, Anda Gliga Saco-S, karlhans.che@ki.se, anda.gliga@ki.se
Last application date16.Aug.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Sunday August 16th, 2020

Doctoral (PhD) student position in ‘Macrophage epigenome alterations in atherosclerosis’

The Department of Biosciences and Nutrition performs research and education in several areas of medical science including bioorganic chemistry, molecular endocrinology, cancer biology, functional genomics, systems biology, epigenetics, structural biochemistry, cellular virology, and nutrition. It offers an excellent international research and working environment, including around 250 scientists, students, administrative and technical personnel. The Department resides in the new biomedical research building Neo, aimed at being a creative and open environment that enables meetings, synergies, and exploration of areas of mutual interest across disciplines.

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

To be a doctoral student means to devote oneself to a research project under supervision of experienced researchers and following an individual study plan. For a doctoral degree, the equivalent of four years of full-time doctoral education is required.

The research group
The position will be placed in the laboratory of Prof. Eckardt Treuter which conducts pre-clinical research at the crossroads between epigenomics, metabolism, inflammation and disease. Our research aims at better understanding how the epigenome controls metabolic and inflammatory pathways in the context of obesity, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease and atherosclerosis. Epigenetic alterations that trigger changes in epigenome activity and gene expression are fundamental reprogramming events that contribute to the development of these diseases. However, the underlying regulatory mechanisms, the critical components, and the causal relationship of these associations are currently poorly defined. With an emphasis on so-called coregulators we address these issues utilizing a multidisciplinary approach, including molecular biology, biochemistry, genomics and epigenomics approaches, genetically modified cell, tissue and mouse models, and collaborations with clinicians to study human material. We also develop proof-of-concept models for the therapeutic targeting of epigenome components, such as chromatin-modifying complexes and enhancers.

https://ki.se/en/bionut/epigenetic-mechanisms-underlying-metabolic-inflammatory-diseases-eckardt-treuter

The laboratory is placed in the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at Karolinska’s South Campus, a creative and open environment.

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student
The project:
AIM: This PhD project will investigate the role of macrophage epigenome alterations in the progression of atherosclerosis. Focus will be on two interconnected epigenome components, i.e. (1) a fundamental corepressor complex containing G-protein pathway suppressor 2 (GPS2), and (2) selected pro-atherogenic (inflammatory, metabolic) enhancers that are controlled by the complex (reviewed in Treuter et al. FEBS letters 2017).

RATIONALE AND HYPOTHESIS: Circulating monocytes and monocyte-derived tissue macrophages control inflammation and cholesterol efflux, key processes involved in atherogenesis. Previous work of the laboratory (e.g. Jakobsson et al. Mol Cell 2009, Venteclef et al. Genes Dev 2010; Fan et al. Nat Med 2016, Huang et al., FASEB J 2019; Liang et al Nat Comm 2019) has revealed that both processes are in part controlled by the subunit GPS2, within distinct corepressor sub-complexes, in macrophages. Epidemiological evidence suggests that obesity and type 2 diabetes are risk factors for developing cardiovascular diseases. Since our work additionally revealed that the expression and function of GPS2 in monocytes/macrophages is altered in obesity and type 2 diabetes, there could be a causal link between these alterations and epigenome/enhancer activity in re-programming gene expression to drive atherogenesis.

SIGNIFICANCE: The project is expected to increase our understanding of the atherogenic macrophage epigenome and the epigenetic mechanisms, including ‘memory’, that link obesity/type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease/atherosclerosis. Thereby, the project may contribute to the development of epigenome-based therapeutic strategies that specifically target pro-atherogenic pathways in monocytes/macrophages.

Duties:
The PhD student will establish and manipulate human monocyte-derived macrophages in vitro to identify GPS2-dependent and -independent epigenome/enhancer alterations with an emphasis on relevance for atherogenic pathways in humans. This involves the application of latest CRISPR/Cas-9 techniques to modulate chromatin structure and activity, along with ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, RNA-seq, ChIP-mass spectromentry and bioinformatics analysis. Ideally, the student will gain both wet and dry lab experience during the course of the PhD. At later project stages and in collaboration with postdocs, the student will also explore the in vivo role of the identified macrophage enhancers in atherogenic mouse models (ApoE ko, Ldlr ko, PCSK9).

What do we offer?
A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. As a doctoral student you are offered an individual research project, a well-educated supervisor, a vast range of elective courses and the opportunity to work in a leading research group. Karolinska Institutet collaborates with prominent universities from all around the world, which ensures opportunities for international exchanges. You will be employed on a doctoral studentship which means that you receive a contractual salary. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Eligibility requirements for doctoral education
In order to participate in the selection for a doctoral position, you must meet the following general (A) and specific (B) eligibility requirements at latest by the application deadline.

It is your responsibility to certify eligibility by following the instructions on the web page Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.

A) General eligibility requirement
You meet the general eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:

  1. have been awarded a second-cycle/advanced/master qualification (i.e. master degree) or
  2. have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the advanced/second-cycle/master level, or
  3. have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.*

Follow the instructions on the web page Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.

*If you claim equivalent knowledge, follow the instructions on the web page Assessing equivalent knowledge for general eligibility for doctoral education.

B) Specific eligibility requirement

You meet the specific eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:

– Show proficiency in English equivalent to the course English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school.

Follow the instructions on the web page English language requirements for doctoral education.

Verification of your documentsKarolinska Institutet checks the authenticity of your documents. Karolinska Institutet reserves the right to revoke admission if supporting documents are discovered to be fraudulent. Submission of false documents is a violation of Swedish law and is considered grounds for legal action.

Skills and personal qualities
We are seeking a highly motivated and talented individual with a degree in molecular biology, biomedicine, medicine, biochemistry, genetics or related fields. Wet lab experience in state-of-the art molecular biology techniques applied to genomics, epigenomics and transcriptional regulation is required for this position. Desired is further someone who already is, or keen to become, familiar with the bioinformatics analysis of genome-wide sequencing data, in addition to above wet lab skills. Previous experience in studying metabolic-inflammatory disease pathways and/or macrophages/immune cells is a merit. The successful candidate is driven by a great curiosity for science, has excellent communication and organizational skills, and can work both independently and as a team player.

Terms and conditions
The doctoral student will be employed on a doctoral studentship maximum 4 years full-time.
This is a KID faculty grant-supported full time position with salary and social benefits.

Application process
Submit your application and supporting documents through the Varbi recruitment system. Use the button in the top right corner and follow the instructions.

Your application should contain the following documents:

– A personal letter and a curriculum vitae (Swedish or English)
– Degree projects and previous publications, if any (Swedish or English)
– Any other documentation showing the desirable skills and personal qualities described above (Swedish or English)
– Documents certifying your general eligibility (see A above)
– Documents certifying your specific eligibility (see B above)

Selection
A selection will be made among eligible applicants on the basis of the ability to benefit from doctoral education. The qualifications of the applicants will be evaluated on an overall basis.

Karolinska Institutet uses the following bases of assessment:

– Documented subject knowledge of relevance to the area of research
– Analytical skill
– Other documented knowledge or experience that may be relevant to doctoral studies in the subject.

 All applicants will be informed when the recruitment is completed.

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Type of employmentPhD placement
Contract typeFull time
Reference number2-2640/2020
ContactEckardt Treuter, Professor, +46-70-756 38 05 Thomas Tinglöv, Head of administration, +46-8-524 835 49
Union representativeHenry Wölling, SEKO, +46-8-524 840 80Anders Lindholm, OFR, +46-8-524 810 12Chandrashekar Bangalore Revanna, SACO, +46-73-083 98 85
Last application date10.Aug.2020 11:59 PM CET

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PhD student in the research education subject: Chemistry

Ref SLU ua 2020.2.5.1-2543

Synthesis and characterization of organic-inorganic hybrid materials

The project aims at the development of new materials and processes for environmentally friendly recycling of critical metals, advanced water purification and energy storage. Purpose of the project is to develop nanostructured oxide materials bearing specific organic functions for selected purposes. It will involve the synthesis of new organic-inorganic hybrid materials, their characterization by a variety of techniques such as electron microscopy, AFM, X-ray spectroscopy and diffraction and NMR, and verification of their functional characteristics. The project will be carried out in an inspiring international environment and will involve active participation in international project meetings. One or several short research exchanges with partners abroad are foreseen.

Qualifications

The applicants are expected to hold an MSc degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related subject. The student should have a strong interest for and general expertise in the synthesis and characterization of materials. Experience in spectroscopic characterization techniques and an interest in Environmental Sciences or Coordination Chemistry are of merit. Excellent communication skills orally and in writing in English are required. Mastering Swedish language is a merit.

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Employment:PhD student for 4 years.

Begins according to agreement.

Welcome with you application no later then September 5.


The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.

www.slu.se

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Vadim Kessler

Professor

+46 18671541

förnamn.efternamn@slu.se

Gulaim Seisenbaeva

Universitetslektor

+46 1872994

förnamn.efternamn@slu.se

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Post expires on Saturday September 5th, 2020

Postdoctoral researcher in Infection and Ageing Biology

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

An exciting opportunity to be part of the Karolinska Institutet biomedical research at the Department of Medicine Solna, Division of Infectious Diseases. The Division of Infectious Diseases has several research groups working on infection and immunology; including clinical, experimental, epidemiological and public health research. Postdoc will work in Asghar Muhammad research group. The lab studied the impact of infectious diseases on cellular ageing and its underlaying cellular mechanisms.

Your mission

The group is now seeking a postdoctoral researcher who will investigate the underlaying cellular factors and mechanisms that mediate the impact of infections on cellular ageing. The project will explore several hallmarks of ageing, such as telomere length, cellular senescence, mitochondrial dysfunction and epigenetic alterations (DNA methylation and transcriptional alterations). The project will involve integrative approaches by combing epidemiological, experimental and cellular studies both in human and animal models.

Your profile

The group is seeking a highly motivated and ambitious postdoctoral researcher. The candidate is expected to be organized and able to work independently.

  • The candidate must hold a PhD equivalent to a Swedish doctoral degree in the field of molecular biology, immunology or ageing biology.
  • Excellent molecular biology, ageing biology, immunology skills and good Knowledge in bioinformatics is required.
  • Outstanding creative thinking, problem solving and communication skills, ability to work independently as well as excellent team player.
  • The project is pursued in an interdisciplinary environment in collaboration with several research groups, and good collaborative skills are a requirement necessary.
  • Demonstrated record of publications in peer reviewed Journals.
  • Fluency in both oral and written English is necessary.

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant’s main supervisor, director or equivalent.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location

The position is located within the Department of Medicine, Solna. The department consists of twelve divisions and each division consists of several research groups. The position is located within the research groupdescribe your research group of Asghar Muhammad at the Division of Infectious Diseases. The group is based at the new research laboratories at BioClinicum on the Karolinska University Hospital site in Solna. The Asghar research group is situated together with Färnert and Broliden research groups which perform research in malaria and HIV immunology. The experimental environment is located in close proximity to the clinic. https://ki.se/en/meds/research-group-asghar-muhammad

Application

An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  • A complete resumé, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CitySolna
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference number2-2960/2020
ContactAsghar Mohammad, Asghar.muhammad@ki.se, tel +46 761959663, Anna Färnert, Anna.farnert@ki.se, tel +46851775285
Union representativeBruna Gigante, SACO, bruna.gigante@ki.seLouisa Cheung, SACO, Louisa.Cheung@ki.seAfsar Rahbar OFR, Afsar.Rahbar@ki.se
Last application date07.Aug.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoctoral Fellow in stormtracks and clouds

Ref. No. SU FV-2579-20

at the Department of Meteorology. Closing date: 7 August 2020.

At the Department of Meteorology (MISU) at Stockholm University we conduct research and education in an international environment within four main areas: Atmospheric physics, Dynamic meteorology, Physical oceanography and Chemical meteorology. In all these areas there is a strong focus on the climate and on processes important for the climate and its development. The department includes some 75 individuals, of which about 35 are teachers and scientists, 25 PhD students and 15 administrative and technical staff. The department is part of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research that, together with other departments at the university covers research of most of the important aspects of the climate system and the Swedish e-Science Research Centre (SeRC), where we together with KTH and other universities develop e-Science tools and infrastructure to promote scientific breakthroughs in climate science.

Project description
Much of the cloudiness in Earth’s midlatitudes is generated by large-scale eddies within the stormtracks. In a warming climate, changes in the nature of these eddies and the environment in which the evolve leads to changed cloudiness, providing much of the global cloud radiative feedback that helps determine climate sensitivity. Moreover, cloud-radiation interaction affects the dynamics of individual eddies and of the stormtracks as a whole.

The aim of the project is to elucidate key physical mechanisms involved in the two-way interaction between extratropical eddies and clouds. To do so, we will test a series of hypotheses through the application of an eddy-tracking algorithm to study cloud-eddy interactions in observational data, CMIP6 climate model output, and tailor-made climate model experiments. The project will be carried out within the broader context of CONSTRAIN, an EU-funded consortium bringing together some of the leading European researchers in climate dynamics and climate sensitivity.

Main responsibilities
The postdoctoral fellow will play a central role in designing and executing project-related research tasks. The approach and methodology will be tailored to the fellow’s expertise and inclinations, within the scope of the project’s overaching goals. The fellow will be expected to present project results at international conferences and at CONSTRAIN consortium meetings, and to take the lead in writing up these results for publication in high-quality journals.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country, in atmospheric physics, meteorology, oceanography, climate science or in a related field.

Assessment criteria
Candidates should have obtained their PhD degree no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, including sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar. PhD students are welcome to apply, but must have obtained their degree by the starting date of the position. 

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills within the general area of the announced position. Attention will also be given to the ability to work independently and as part of a group. 

An excellent command of written and spoken English is required.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2020-10-01 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Rodrigo Caballero, rodrigo@misu.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 07/08/2020

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Researcher in Health Following Bereavement

Ref. No. SU FV-2566-20

at the Department of Public Health Sciences. Closing date: 14 August 2020.

The Department of Public Health Sciences is a new department at the Faculty of Social Sciences, with approximately 70 employees. We offer a dynamic, interdisciplinary, and internationally leading research environment. The research is mainly organised around two centres: the Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS) and the Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD). The department also offers education in public health sciences at the basic, advanced, and doctoral levels.

Project description
We hereby announce a position as researcher within the research project ”A life course perspective on bereavement in childhood and health problems in adulthood” financed by the Swedish Research Council (VR). The purpose of the project is to investigate whether bereavement (i.e. loss of a family member) during different stages in childhood influences mortality and disease in adulthood and examine factors that explain associations across the life course.

Main responsibilities
The work consists of research within the project “A life course perspective on bereavement in childhood and health problems in adulthood”. The position includes statistical analyses of longitudinal register-based total population data and producing scientific articles in collaboration with researchers within and outside the Department of Public Health Sciences.

Qualification requirements
Researchers are appointed primarily for purposes of research and must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
We look for a candidate with a PhD in public health sciences, epidemiology, medicine, sociology, demography, statistics, psychology, economics or a similar subject. You should have extensive experience of data management and quantitative analysis using statistical software such as Stata, SPSS, SAS, or R.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to scientific competence and productivity, documented skills regarding advanced statistical methods as well as subject-specific knowledge of relevance for the project. Another criterion for assessment is communicative and collaborative skills.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of one year, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from the Principal Investigator, Professor Mikael Rostila, telephone: +46 8 16 44 16, mikael.rostila@su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 14/08/2020

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Postdoc in Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a 1-year position to contribute to research within the field of drug safety, pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology, to commence 12 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology is engaged in interdisciplinary research, teaching and innovation within the pharmaceutical sciences. The Department is organized in four disciplines, focusing on medicinal chemistry, peptides and protein research, molecular and cellular pharmacology and translational pharmacology. Further, the Department has extensive interactions and collaborations with the pharmaceutical industry in Denmark and abroad. More information about the Department can be found at drug.ku.dk.

Pharmacovigilance Research Center
The postdoc position is in the Pharmacovigilance Research Center headed by Professor Morten Andersen, and part of the Discipline of Translational Pharmacology. The Center aims to develop innovative methods and tools that will shape the future surveillance of medicines’ safety as well as generating new evidence contributing to improve the evaluation of benefits/risks of medicines, exploiting the tremendous resource of big healthcare data from the Danish and Nordic National Registers. We aspire to strengthen the field of pharmacovigilance as an academic and scientific discipline and to create a truly interdisciplinary research environment through collaboration with clinical pharmacy, clinical pharmacology, pharmacometrics, regulatory science and clinical departments.

Find more information about us here: drug.ku.dk/disciplines/translational-pharmacology/pharmacovigilance-research-group/.

Your job
You will be working with register data in collaboration with other team members within the focus areas: Drug safety, pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology. You will be connected to an ongoing research project on the real-world safety and effectiveness of cancer immunotherapy, where you will contribute to establishing a national database that combines clinical and register data. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to participate in other pharmacoepidemiological projects and contribute actively to the expansion and growth of the Pharmacovigilance Research Center. The position will involve interdisciplinary collaborations within the university, with clinical departments, (inter)national scientific groups, regulatory agencies, as well as other public and private partners.

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

Essential experience and skills:

  • A PhD degree or similar qualifications within medical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, public health, biostatistics or related research field
  • Research experience within drug safety, pharmacovigilance, pharmacoepidemiology or clinical epidemiology
  • Experience with using big healthcare data such as healthcare registers, electronic health records and/or clinical trial databases
  • Qualifications within epidemiological study design and analysis

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Qualifications within toxicology, clinical oncology, data management, statistical programming, data science, biostatistics or bioinformatics will also be considered positive for the position
  • Good interpersonal skills and an enterprising, collaborative and innovative mindset
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 1 year. Starting date is 12 October 2020 or after agreement.

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 34,650 DKK/ approx. 4,650 Euro (April 2020-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 11, 2019.

Questions
For further information please contact Professor Morten Andersen; morten.andersen@sund.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:

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  • CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  • 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.
  • List of publications.

Application deadline: 12 August 2020, 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 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.

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Deadline: 12 August 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology
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Postdoc fellowship in molecular neurophysiology at Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

One 3-year postdoctoral position is available at the BrainH2O group lead by Professor Nanna MacAulay at Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. The start date is November 1st 2020.

Our research group focuses on the molecular mechanisms of brain water transport. The posted project is centered on identification of molecular mechanisms involved in cerebrospinal fluid secretion in physiology. The employed experimental approach relies heavily on rodent in vivo experimentation.

Highly motivated and ambitious candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of Copenhagen encourages career development of its postdoctoral fellows and the position carries an obligation to conduct some undergraduate teaching within the Medical School.

Required qualifications:

  • A PhD degree in natural/medical sciences or equivalent
  • Documented experience with rodent in vivo experimentation
  • Documented experience with membrane transport
  • Proven ability to present and publish research data
  • Excellent  English communication skills, both oral and written

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Department of Neuroscience, the Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories.

Terms of employment

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 34,600 DKK/ approx. 4,640 Euro (April 2020-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 January 2020.

Questions
For further information please contact Nanna MacAulay, macaulay@sund.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, 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 suffice.

4. List of publications

Application deadline:  24 July 2020

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 http://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.

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Deadline: 24 July 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Neuroscience
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Friday July 24th, 2020

Postdoc in Integrative Evolutionary Hologenomics at the GLOBE Institute, University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a 3 year position to work at the interface of machine learning, population genomics and hologenomics at the Centre for Evolutionary Hologenomics, GLOBE Institute, University of Copenhagen.

Information on the department can be found at: https://globe.ku.dk/

Our research
The Centre for Evolutionary Hologenomics was recently funded by the Danish Basic Research Foundation to develop and implement state of the art ‘omics and associated computational techniques, to address through experimental and theoretical research, four key themes underscoring life on earth. Specifically these are: What is the relationship between a host’s genome and the functional and taxonomic makeup of its associated microbial metagenome? Does this relationship explain ongoing ecological and evolutionary processes in the host? Could this relationship provide an alternate explanation to some of life’s big transitions? And, how have we humans exploited this relationship? The Centre is embedded within the GLOBE Institute, that is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. The Institute’s main purpose is to address basic scientific questions through interdisciplinary approaches. The institute operates at the intersection of natural sciences, medical sciences and the humanities.

Your job
The genomic revolution is enabling the generation of different kinds of ‘omics datasets from not only high quality biological materials, but more unusual sources including historic and archaeological remains. Indeed, with the availability of such a varied set of data has brought the need for methods to use these data to draw biological inferences. The major challenge is how to analyse and integrate such datasets, especially at the population level. In this regard, your position would be working alongside the research group of Assoc Prof Shyam Gopalakrishnan, on the development of new methods in population genomics, statistical genomics, metagenomics  and multi-omics data integration. The focus of the position will be to develop new statistical and machine learning methods to integrate relevant data from these areas into an Evolutionary Biological framework. Subsequently, you would apply such tools to understand the role of microbiomes and host-microbiome interactions in evolutionary biological questions including speciation, domestication, and adaptation. You will also be working closely with a PhD student on developing models for the neutral evolution of microbiomes.

Your tasks would therefore be research, including publication/scientific communication of research results, as well as research-based teaching.

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

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in population genomics, with experience working with genomic datasets, including data from both hosts and microbiome genomes.
  • You are also highly experienced in working with other kinds of ‘omics data, esp. shotgun metagenomic and/or metabarcoding data.
  • You have an active interest in evolutionary biology and integrative hologenomics, in particular developing and applying bioinformatic tools and pipelines to new questions.
  • You have an active interest in application of machine learning algorithms to make inferences from hologenomics data.
  • You are fluent in relevant programming languages, e.g., Python, Perl, R or C, and have experience in applying statistical methods to analyse ‘omics data
  • You are experienced in studying host-microbiome interactions.
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • An excellent publication track record
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken

Place of employment
The place of employment is at the GLOBE Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and powerful computing infrastructure.

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time position for 3 years. Starting date is 1 October 2020 or as soon after as agreed with the employer.

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 DKK 34,655 /approx. EUR 4,650 (April 2020-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 11 December 2019.

Questions
For further information please contact Assoc Prof Shyam Gopalakrishnan, shyam.gopalakrishnan@sund.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: 20 July 2020, 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 http://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.

APPLY NOW

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Deadline: 20 July 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Globe Institute
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Monday July 20th, 2020

PhD position in ancient genomics

We are offering a PhD fellowship in ancient genomics on the ERC Project “The Fall of 1200 BC” commencing 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Project description

The ERC project “The Fall” (www.thefall1200.eu) explores changes in migration and conflict at the end of the Bronze Age (ca.1300-1000 BC) and their relevance for understanding the collapse of Europe’s first urban civilisation in the Aegean and proto-urban groups of the Balkans. The objective is to uncover the human face of this turning point in European prehistory by directly tracing the movement of people and the spread of new social practices across cultural boundaries. Hotly debated ancient tales of migrations are tested for the first time using recent advances in genetic and isotopic methods that can measure human mobility. Combined with mortuary research, this will precisely define relations between personal mobility and status, gender, identity and health to explore social scenarios in which people moved between groups. “The Fall” project is led by Dr. Barry Molloy at the School of Archaeology, University College Dublin.

The aim of this PhD project will be to generate and analyse genome-wide human ancient DNA data for a large sample (n more than 400) of human skeletal remains from different archaeological contexts in the eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans to explore the effects of migration on the fate of Bronze Age societies towards the end of the Bronze Age around 1200 BC. During the first phase of the PhD, the project will be largely lab-based generating ancient DNA data for analysis and there will be opportunities for optimizing existing protocols, including the automatization of several steps in the ancient DNA workflow. During the second phase of the PhD, the project will focus on the analysis of the genome-wide ancient DNA data using standard, as well as more advanced, methods in ancient human genomics with the aim to test specific hypotheses regarding the role of migration in the collapse of Europe’s first urban civilisation in the eastern Mediteranean and the proto-urban groups of the Balkans.

The project will be based at the Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen, and will be supervised by Associate Professor Dr. Hannes Schroeder from University of Copenhagen, as the main supervisor, and Associate Professor Dr. Barry Molloy from the School of Archaeology at University College Dublin, as co-supervisor.

Key tasks

Key tasks of the PhD student will be to:

  • generate and analyse genome-wide human ancient DNA data for a large sample (n more than 400) of human skeletal remains from different archaeological contexts in the eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans
  • write a PhD thesis consisting of several peer-reviewed scientific articles based on the research carried out during the PhD
  • complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
  • gather international research experience, for example through a research visit to another research group in a different country
  • gather important teaching experience teaching graduate and undergraduate students
  • disseminate the scientific research results to a broader public through conference presentation and public talks

Key criteria for assessment of applicants
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a Masters degree related to the subject area, e.g. a MSc degree in archaeology, archaeological science, human genetics, or a related subject area. Previous experience working with human ancient DNA is not a requirement but will be an advantage. Due to the Institute’s international profile, it is required for the applicant to be fluent in written and spoken English.Other important criteria are:

  • An excellent grade point average in undergraduate and graduate studies
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant work experience
  • Previous publications
  • A proven ability to work independently

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

Place of employment
The project is intended as a double PhD degree between University of Copenhagen and University College Dublin. The PhD student will primarily be based in the Section for Evolutionary Genomics at the Globe Institute, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, but as part of the double degree program, the student will spend at least 6 months at UCD. The Globe Institute offers creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories with access to state-of-the art equipment to successfully complete the PhD tasks.

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 27,594 DKK/approx. 3.703 EUR (April 2020 level) plus pension.

Questions
For specific information about the position, 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
Your application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below, and must include the following documents in PDF format:

  • Motivated letter of application (max 1 page)
  • CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • Master of Science diploma and transcript of records. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of record or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do
  • Publication list (if applicable)

Application deadline: 31 July 2020, 23.59 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 abovementioned 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 http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruiment-process/The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no 242 on 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7500 students, 1500 PhD students and 3200 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. Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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Application deadline: 31-07-2020

Employment start: 01-10-2020

Working hours: Full time

Department/Location: Globe Institute

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Deadline: 31 July 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: GLOBE Institute
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Post expires on Friday July 31st, 2020

PhD student in Engineering feedback regulation for recombinant protein production

The department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as a PhD student working on “Design and engineering of gene regulation systems in the budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae.”

The position is part of the FBM Initiative, which is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The FBM Initiative is a collaboration between the DTU departments of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering), and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain). It offers research-based education in Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing for Master- and PhD- students, and professionals.

This position will be hosted at DTU Bioengineering and DTU Biosustain and is one of seven PhD student positions available for the FBM PhD program this year.

This position will be placed in DTU Bioengineering, section of Synthetic Biology in the group of Fungal Systems Biology. The Synthetic Biology section has a strong focus in genetic engineering techniques in filamentous fungi as well as conventional and nonconventional yeasts. The section research spans synthetic biology, bioreactor cultivations for quantitative physiology, regulation engineering, protein production, and discovery of bioactive compounds. The section has a total of 45 staff, 9 of which are faculty.

Responsibilities and Tasks
Through the application of synthetic biology and state-of-the-art fermentation technology, the successful candidate will engineer novel feedback regulation for protein production in the budding yeast S. cerevisiae. Related to this, the following project aims will be pursued:

  • Design of DNA constructs to be used in the regulation of heterologous protein production
  • Implementation and testing of designed regulatory circuits in a model protein production strain of S. cerevisiae using micro-fermentations and controlled bioreactors at the 1 L scale.
  • Analysis and asessement of expression data for specific genes and genome-wide transcriptomics and mass spec proteomics.

The successful candidate will conduct their project in a collaboration between DTU Bioengineering, DTU Biosustain, and industrial partner Enduro Genetics.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a Master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the Master’s degree in engineering.

We are looking for a candidate with a solid background in:

  • Experimental molecular biology
  • Genetic engineering and synthetic biology techniques
  • Cell cultivation and fermentation technology
  • DNA sequence analysis and design of DNA constructs

We expect that you are an efficient team worker, have good communication skills, and have a critical approach to the formulation and testing of hypotheses. Also, a good sense of humor will be appreciated.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programs at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study program, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Christopher Workman and Michael Krogh Jensen and approved by an internal PhD assessment committee.

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 Christopher Workman, cwor@dtu.dk, or +45 2365 2618.

You can read more about DTU Bioengineering at www.bioengineering.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 7 August 2020 (23:59 local 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 here)

Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their Master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

The Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing (FBM) Initiative was founded as a response to the biotech industry’s increasing demand for specialized expertise in the fermentation area. Cutting-edge research, covering all aspects from fundamental physiology of production organisms/cell factories, synthetic biology and metabolic engineering, to scale-up process technology and downstream processing, provides the basis for the specialized FBM Education. The educational activities are developed in close dialogue with industry partners.

The FBM Initiative at DTU educates top-candidates at MSc and PhD level, and provides research-based expertise for the biotechnological, chemical, and pharmaceutical fermentation based biomanufacturing industry.

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) conducts research, educates future bio-engineers, provides scientific advice and innovation within the areas of microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology and biomedicine. The research at DTU Bioengineering is at the highest international level and focuses on the societal and scientific challenges within the field. Research is conducted within three main areas: Microbial ecology and physiology, Industrial biotechnology and cell factories, and Biomedicine and health. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 160 employees, of which 2/3 are scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

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 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 7 August 2020
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
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Post expires on Friday August 7th, 2020