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PhD fellowship in Big Data in dentistry – Artificial intelligence and machine learning optimizing detection and segmentation on dental X-rays

Department of Odontology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

A PhD fellowship is offered at Department of Odontology commencing on February 1st 2021 or as soon as possible.

The PhD student will be developing innovative and practical AI solutions in the field of dentistry. His/her particular responsibilities will be the analysis and pre-processing of dental X-rays, the development of an AI-based algorithm for the segmentation of dental structures, and validation using clinical data from the Department of Odontology. Results have the potential to be published in top journals in the field of dental imaging and medical image analysis.

Project description

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning have huge potential for dentistry, but have been used only in a few studies so far.

High precision data can be beneficial for general dental practice and for society as a whole. Merging dental data with other medical databases could provide a complete and individual health profile prior to treatment. AI can provide an immediate validated state-of-the-art interpretation of potential signs of diseases that can inform dentists during examination, diagnostics and treatment planning.

Big Data is a central theme in the research strategy at the Department of Odontology.

The project is based on the electronic patient file system used at the Department of Odontology, which includes at least 1.5 million digital X-rays, patient data from 270,000 persons and high-quality clinical images covering a 10-year period of patient flows. These unique data are ideal for the application of AI and machine learning in order to improve pre-, intra- and post-treatment data. This project will focus on dental variables on x-rays specifically within the field of cariology (decayed teeth) and endodontics (root treatments) and it will form part of a larger collaborative project covering Big Data.

The objectives of the PhD project include extraction of relevant x-ray images, optimizing the images for further data analyses (conversion and pre-processing) as well as labelling dental variables for pathological conditions and sequelae (i.e. carious lesion depths, presence of apical periodontitis, restoration outlines and root fillings). Identical procedures will cover key anatomical landmarks.

The PhD fellow will be expected to participate in the development and use of an artificial deep neural network for automatic segmentation of x-rays of healthy teeth vs. teeth with pathological conditions.

The overall objectives of the project:

  • Create new information by the development of algorithms to analyse x-rays and clinical data
  • Contribute to better personalized treatment (precision medicine)
  • Reduce the number of suboptimal dental treatments.

It is expected that a successful application of AI on dental data will provide an interactive platform enhancing the decision process in general dental practice.

Supervision

The project will be carried out under the supervision of:

  • Principal supervisor: Associate Professor PhD,  Dr Odont, DDS Lars Bjørndal, Department of Odontology, University of Copenhagen, Cariology and Endodontics.
  • Primary co-supervisor: Tenure Track Assistant Professor, PhD, Bulat Ibragimov, DIKU.
  • Additional co-supervisor: Associate Professor PhD, DDS, Azam Bakhshandeh, Department of Odontology, University of Copenhagen, Cariology and Endodontics.

Qualifications

The candidate must hold a Master’s degree of Computer Science and must document skills in image analysis, machine learning, and Python programming language. Experience working with dental x-rays, medical images and machine learning-based clinical decision making will be a great advantage.

It is a prerequisite that the candidate can be enrolled as a PhD student at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

Terms of employment

The employment is for a 3-year period, and full time (37 hrs/week). A stipend will cover the salary and standard courses for the 3-year period.

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). The candidate is required to perform assigned tasks in connection with teaching etc. up to 840 work hours during the period of employment.

Questions

For further information regarding the position, please contact Associate Professor Lars Bjørndal labj@sund.ku.dk

Application and deadline

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (motivation for applying including a description of the applicant’s research profile)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (collated into 1 file)
  • List of publications
  • Other relevant documents/information

The application must be sent electronically by clicking on the link below.

After the deadline, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. Applicants are notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on his/her assessment. You may read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk

Candidates who are already enrolled as PhD students at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences cannot apply for this position.

The closing date for applications is 25th October 2020

The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested in this post to apply.

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Deadline: 25 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Odontology
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Post expires on Sunday October 25th, 2020

Three-year postdoc position in poultry behaviour and welfare

At Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, a postdoc position is available starting on 1 February 2021 or soon after.

 We seek a candidate with a strong background in behaviour and welfare of poultry. Besides creating a strong research basis, the candidate will be involved in research-based consultancy for the Danish public sector. In addition, the candidate will be part of the recently formed EU Reference Centre on welfare of poultry and other small farmed animals that aims at providing scientific and technical advice to the EU Commission and Member States. The chosen candidate will be the daily project manager on a number of research projects in collaboration with the poultry team. These projects include development of injurious pecking in laying hens, walking abilities in broilers, effects of alternative feeding strategies on welfare of broiler breeders and welfare challenges in Pekin ducks. As a minor part of the position, the candidate may be asked to contribute to the teaching performed by our group. When the research projects involve students at the BSc, MSc and PhD levels, the candidate is also expected to take part in their supervision. Collaboration with farmers, poultry equipment industry, researchers and animal welfare authorities at both national and international level is part of the assignment.

Qualifications

  • Academic qualifications at PhD level in applied ethology or related field
  • Extensive experience in behaviour and welfare research, preferably in poultry
  • Experience in designing experiments and project management
  • Extensive experience in data handling and data analysis is considered a merit
  • Excellent skills in written communication of research results as evidenced by publications in internationally peer-reviewed journals
  • Good international network within the field of animal behaviour, preferably poultry behaviour

Further information on the position may be obtained from senior researcher Anja Brinch Riber, phone + 4587157949, email: anja.riber@anis.au.dk or Professor Jan Tind Sørensen, phone +4520783343, email: jantind.sorensen@anis.au.dk

Place of employment and place of work
The place of employment is Aarhus University (AU), and the place of work is Department of Animal Science, Technical Sciences, Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele.

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

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

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

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

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

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

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

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

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

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

Deadline
11 November 2020


Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

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Post expires on Wednesday November 11th, 2020

Postdoc of Applied Microbe-Plant-Arthropod Interactions

A postdoc position is available for 2.5 years to conduct research within applied microbe-plant-arthropod interactions. The main tasks will focus on a field experiment in strawberry fields in Denmark to be established in 2021-23, where selected beneficial fungi will be evaluated as root inoculants for their effects on overall plant health. Parameters measured include: i) Arthropod community above-ground; ii) Soil biodiversity (microorganisms and fauna); iii) Incidence of selected plant diseases; iv) Plant production and yield. Assessment of colonization by the fungal inoculum in soil and plants will be evaluated over time with implementation of specific microbiological and molecular methods. In addition, laboratory and greenhouse experiments are planned to study specific aspects of microbe-plant-arthropod interactions. The position is within the project EXCALIBUR – Exploiting the multifunctional potential of belowground biodiversity in horticultural farming (https://www.excaliburproject.eu/) funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 817946). The postdoc will therefore become part of the project network and be involved in coordination and collaboration with European partners. Materials and methods are shared within the consortium.

The successful candidate should have a relevant PhD within entomology, plant pathology, biological control, agronomy or similar subjects. Experience with conducting experimental fieldwork and field collections of biological samples will be an advantage. Knowledge of microbiological and/or molecular methods is not a requirement, but the candidate must have an interest in acquiring such skills. Driver’s license to car is required.

Apart from research within the EXCALIBUR project, the postdoc is expected to become involved in supervision and teaching of students. The post may also include performance of other duties.

The position is based within the Section for Organismal Biology at the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences: https://plen.ku.dk/english/research/organismal_biology/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor Nicolai V. Meyling by e-mail: nvm@plen.ku.dk or phone +45 3533 2666

The position is expected to start from 1st March 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.The starting salary is currently up to DKK 437.843 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.871). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Description of current and future research plans of relevance to the position
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of up to three relevant own papers

The deadline for applications is Sunday 15 November 2020, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

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

Interviews are expected be held on 7-11 Dec 2020.

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Deadline: 15 November 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
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Post expires on Sunday November 15th, 2020

PhD fellowship in in situ methods for the study of zoonotic influenza viruses at the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

We are offering a PhD fellowship on in situ methods for the study of zoonotic influenza viruses commencing 1 January 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Our group and research
The research group carries out research and teaching in the areas of enzootic and zoonotic viral infections in animals. The research focus on influenza infections in animals, focusing on zoonotic aspects of swine flu virus in the frame of a project FluZooMark (www.fluzoomark.com ) financed by Novo Nordisk Foundation, but do also carry out research on other viral infections in pigs and other production animals. The group consist of four researchers, two PhD. students, as well as two laboratory technicians. We are always very busy, but have a good working environment with lots of fun, cake club and flexible work assignments.

Project description

The aim of this PhD project is to establish in situ methods for the study of the pathogenesis of influenza A virus in pigs and laboratory animal models. The focus of the research is to identify factors that are important for the ability of influenza A virus in animals to cross the host barrier and infect humans. The main tasks will be establishment of state-of-the art methods for in situ characterisation of influenza virus with respect to tissue distribution, replication and transmission. Furthermore, the student will participate in establishment of animal models for the study of influenza A virus pathogenesis. You will work closely together with other PhD students and post docs at KU, DTU, Statens Serum Institute and at St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, USA. A research stay of minimum three months in USA is a mandatory part of the project – when the corona situation allows it. The project will be carried out in close cooperation with the pathology research group.

Principal supervisor is Professor Lars Erik Larsen, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, lael@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone +45 40998434. Co-supervisor is Professor Henrik Elvang Jensen, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.

Start:             1 January 2021

Duration:      3 years

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

  • 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 in another country
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Teach and disseminate your knowledge
  • Write a PhD thesis and scientific articles on the grounds of your project

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. MSc degree in veterinary medicine or similar. Interest- and experience in pathological techniques and in vivo models are an advantage.

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest pathology and virology
  • English in writing and orally

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer 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 26.755 DKK /approx. 3.567 EUR (April 2018-level) plus pension.

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

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

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

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

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

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

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline:  8 October 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  https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

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

Interviews are expected to be held in week 46 and 47.

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Deadline: 8 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Institut for Veterinær- og Husdyrvidenskab

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Post expires on Thursday October 8th, 2020

PhD fellowship in forensic veterinary pathology at the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD fellowship in forensic veterinary pathology commencing 1 January 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter.

About us

Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences provides skilled candidates and creates new knowledge in food safety, antibiotic resistance, animal models and welfare, immune system and lifestyle diseases. The department covers a wide spectrum of animal and human disease biology in close collaboration with other departments at the University of Copenhagen.

The research group of veterinary pathology is part of the section of Veterinary Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology and Pathology and its activities focus on the development of models for human and veterinary diseases in mammals together with the development of new diagnostic methods. This includes animal infectious diseases and welfare related lesions as well as laboratory related aspects.

Project description

The aim of this PhD project is to study the formation and maturation of granulation tissue in porcine wounds over time in order to assess the age of skin wounds in forensic pathology investigations. Age assessment of skin wounds is often requested in veterinary forensic cases. The age of wounds is central to a forensic investigation, as this in a judicial setting will be used to interpret the degree of negligence or in apportioning blame. However, the age assessment of wounds around the time of granulation tissue formation and the timing of maturation is based on incomplete scientific evidence.

The aim of the project is divided into the following two intermediate aims:

  • Development and characterization of an experimental, porcine, wound model. By studying experimental wounds, the formation and maturation of granulation tissue will be studied in order to age wounds ranging from a few days and up to several weeks, which is the period of importance in veterinary forensic cases. Moreover, the project aims to investigate if and how granulations tissue differs according to, e.g. anatomical location and complications of the wound and age of the animal.
  • Application of the results from the experimental work on wounds from forensic veterinary cases.

Job description

Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are to:

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Carry out forensic necropsies 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 and scientific articles on the grounds of your project

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project, e.g. MSc degree in veterinary medicine. In considering applications for the PhD fellowship, the main emphasis will be on the applicant’s experience within the area of veterinary pathology in mammals, especially with focus on experimental and forensic pathology on gross and histological basis. Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in forensic pathology
  • English in writing and orally

Principal supervisor is Professor Henrik Elvang Jensen, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, elvang@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone +45 35333100, Co-supervisor is Assistant professor Kristiane Barington.

Start:           1 January 2021

Duration:    3 years

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer 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 26.755 DKK /approx. 3.567 EUR (April 2018-level) plus pension.

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

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

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

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

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

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

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline:  8 October 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: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

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

Interviews are expected to be held in week 46 and 47.

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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: 8 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Institut for Veterinær- og Husdyrvidenskab

Phone:
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Post expires on Thursday October 8th, 2020

Post doctoral fellow in mass spectrometry based proteomics investigation of tyrosine kinase signaling in cardiac arrhythmias

A highly attractive postdoctoral position is available in the Cardiac Proteomics group (Lundby lab) at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

About the group

Our group works in the intersection of two scientific disciplines: molecular cardiac physiology and high resolution proteomics technology. In the interface between these two disciplines novel mechanistic insight on molecular regulatory mechanisms of the heart can be achieved. Cardiac proteomics allows for unbiased investigations of protein and signaling changes taking place in cardiac tissue. The efforts undertaken aim at uncovering a deep molecular understanding of the changes in hearts exposed to various perturbations ultimately allowing us to identify novel pharmaceutical targets for cardiac disease intervention.

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to investigate the protein signaling changes in cardiac arrhythmias, with particular emphasis on phosphotyrosine signaling.

Job Description

The post doctoral fellow will use quantitative phosphoproteomics based approaches to identify the molecular changes in cardiac arrhythmias in an unbiased manner using animal models and patient biopsies. The specific research areas that this fellow will be driving include:

  • Quantitative phosphoproteomics experiments
  • Analysis of phosphotyrosine signaling pathways in hearts
  • In-vivo investigation of signaling effects of cardio-toxic cancer drugs
  • Applying various biochemical and molecular biology approaches for functional follow-up experiments on identified phosphorylation sites.
  • Day-to-day planning, execution and analysis of experimental work.

Qualifications

  • Holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry, or a closely related field
  • Good communication skills in English, both oral and written
  • Ambitious, creative, independent and self-driven
  • Hands on skills and expert knowledge in one or more of the following areas will be an advantage:
    • State of the art mass spectrometry based proteomics and phosphoproteomics
    • Previous experience in cell signaling pathways/network analysis
    • Profound knowledge of cell biology and/or biochemical methods
    • Prior experience with handling primary cardiac cells
    • Computational analysis of large scale proteomics data
    • Prior experience within molecular cardiac research

The preferred applicant should have an excellent academic track record, solid research experience and be highly motivated to deploy diverse experimental strategies to extract novel findings of importance to cardiac (patho)physiology. Previous research experience in a competitive environment is required.

Our environment
The candidate will be part of the Cardiac Proteomics group led by Professor Lundby at the Department of Biomedical Sciences and affiliated with the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The successful candidate will be working in a team of scientists across multiple scientific fields focused on improving our molecular understanding of cardiac pathophysiologies. Our facilities include state-of-the-art laboratories and core facilities and the position provides a unique opportunity to develop expertise in state-of-the-art quantitative mass spectrometry, data analysis of large datasets and integration of matched large-scale datasets. Striving for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility, we offer creative, friendly and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and strong scientific environment where you get the opportunity to plan your work independently to further your professional and personal development.

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

Workplace and period of employment
Workplace is located at Maersk Tower, The Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The period of employment is 2 years. Suggested start date is January 1st 2021

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Lundby: alicia.lundby@sund.ku.dk.You can read more about Cardiac Proteomics Group at www.lundbylab.com

You can read more about the Department of Biomedical Sciences at www.bmi.ku.dk

You can read more about Center for Protein Research at www.cpr.ku.dk

Application procedure
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an online application via https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/ or by clicking “APPLY NOW” below no later than October 29th 2020.The File Must IncludeApplications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. Attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The application should contain:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Relevant diplomas (an official translation into English)
  • List of publications
  • Contact details for two referees

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and 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 www.employment.ku.dk

The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position.

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.

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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: 29 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Biomedicinsk Institut
Phone:
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Post expires on Thursday October 29th, 2020

Postdoc in Comparative Pediatrics at Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

We seek to appoint a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a 2 year post doc position at the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences from 1 January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is expected to cover research in comparative paediatrics with special focus on cellular and molecular pediatrics.

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

Our research
We offer a highly international, diverse and interdisciplinary environment in the Section of Comparative Pediatrics and Nutrition. We perform research and teaching related to physiology, development, nutrition and disease in both farm animals and human infants and children. Our work extends from basic in vitro studies on cells and tissues (gut cell lines, primary blood and immune cells, and tissues with various analytical techniques and omics technologies), over animal model studies (mainly in piglets), to intervention and cohort studies of infants at hospitals (growth, gut, brain, immunity, microbiota). The wide range of methodologies requires interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork among group members with widely different academic backgrounds (from basic biology to veterinary/human medicine).

The current position focus on understanding the mechanisms of disease before and after birth. We will study how prenatal, nutritional and microbial factors influence development of cells and organs in infants, and try to explain why newborns are susceptible to infections and how to improve their health status with interventions. This is done using in vitro cell and ex vivo blood and tissue studies from animals and humans, animal studies and clinical trials together with various analytical techniques (ELISA, qPCR and -omics (transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, epigenomics), to characterize organ development in response to neonatal diseases and treatments.

Your job
We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic scientists with the following essential experience and skills:

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD degree within Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related area
  • You are experienced in working with developmental cell biology, using in vivo models of disease
  • You have strong laboratory-based skills related to immunology, metabolism, biochemistry, microbiology, and particularly omics techniques
  • You have experience with handling big data, data analysis and bioinformatics
  • You have experience with laboratory supervision
  • You have experience with national/international grant applications
  • You have a strong international publication record within the field

General desirable experience and skills:

  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in neonatal health
  • You are well-organized, self-motivated, result-oriented and capable of working independently in a collaborative setting
  • You have strong analytical communication and computer skills
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English, communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • You have experience in coordination of research projects and scientific interaction
  • Experience with in vitro cell models and neonatal animal models
  • You have experience with project management

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen. You should be willing to work time at the labs of collaborating research partners nationally and/or internationally.  We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and animal facilities and a close connection to national and international hospitals.

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 2 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 33,600 DKK/ approx. 4,480 Euro (April 2018-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 2020.

Questions
For further information please contact Professor Per Torp Sangild; pts@sund.ku.dk; or Associate Professor Duc Ninh Nguyen; dnn@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:

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: 8 October 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 https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

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

Interviews are expected to be held in week 46 and 47.

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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Deadline: 8 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Institut for Veterinær- og Husdyrvidenskab
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Postdoc – in colloidal microstructure-rheology relationships

The Department of Food Science is offering a 1- year post-doc position in colloidal microstructure-rheology relationships.  The research at the Department of Food Science has the mission to contribute with new solutions for society and industry to support sustainable food production, food security and safety as well as the production of high-quality food promoting human health and wellbeing. The Department of Food Science is recognized for excellence in food research, education, and industrial collaborations. The Department is an international workplace with English as the primary working language.

The Position

You will be a part of the Ingredient and Dairy Technology section, which has engaged in a multi-partner collaboration project with both industrial and academic partners. The project aims to develop a new colloidal fuel system for the maritime sector based on ethanol and biopolymers. Ethanolic solutions or suspensions of bio-polymers can serve as fuel for ships  to de-carbonize the shipping transport sector.  The position involves advanced characterization of formulations of newly developed fuel candidates. The candidate is expected to conduct experimental research on microstructure-rheology relationships in colloidal and nanoparticle dispersions using techniques such as rheology, x-ray/neutron and light scattering and allied methods of colloid and nanoscience. Thus, the applicant must have qualifications in one or preferably more of the following areas:

  • Colloidal characterization of formulations and materials
  • Chemical characterization of bio-materials
  • Rheological characterization of complex fluids
  • Scattering techniques based on x-rays, neutrons and light

The postdoc’s duties will include research as well as teaching/supervision of students. The position may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor Jens Risbo (jri@food.ku.dk, tel 35 33 32 24).

The position is open from 1st January 2021 or after agreement.

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

Terms of employment

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

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

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 437.843 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.871). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

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

The deadline for applications is 4 October 2020, 23:59 GMT +1

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

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

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Deadline: 4 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: FOOD
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Postdoc: Lactate receptor GPR81 in tumor growth, metastatis and anticancer immunity

A three-year postdoc position is available from 1 Jan 2020 in an interdisciplinary project entitled “Targeting the lactate receptor GPR81 to reduce tumor growth and metastasis and restore anticancer immunity”. Lactate produced by tumors, long considered just a waste product, is now known to function as a signaling molecule acting through the specific G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) GPR81, also known as HCAR1. GPR81 is highly upregulated in many tumor types, and GPR81 depletion limits cancer cell growth, invasiveness, and chemotherapy resistance. Based on extensive pilot data, this project will use state-of-the-art methodologies to test the hypothesis that GPR81 blockade is an attractive means to reduce tumor growth and metastasis formation and restore anticancer immunity.

Research environment

The project is a collaboration between Prof. Stine F. Pedersen, Dept. of Biology, University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and the groups of Prof. Albin Sandelin, BRIC, Assoc. Prof. Marie Kveiborg, BRIC, UCPH, and Prof. Thue Schwartz, Novo Nordisk Center for Basic Metabolic Research, UCPH. The candidate will be based in the Pedersen group and will interact closely with the other groups. All the groups are located within 10 minutes walking distance in the Northern Campus of the University of Copenhagen. The Pedersen group is a dynamic international research environment, comprising postdocs, PhD students, research assistants, technician, and undergraduate students. Collectively, the four groups comprise a very strong team with all the necessary skills and state-of-the-art techniques.

Project and specific qualifications

The candidate will be the main coordinator of the project and will be responsible for cell biological models, patient tissue analyses, and mouse in vivo experiments. The former will include analyses of transcriptional control of GPR81, as well as its downstream signaling pathways in cancer cells. The latter will include a series of syngeneic and transgenic mouse tumor models of relevant cancer types. In addition to the impact of GPR81 on tumor growth and metabolism, a key question will be which cell types in the tumor microenvironment express particularly high GPR81 levels, and whether, and if so how, these cell types contribute to disease development.

The ideal candidate has strong hands-on experience with mouse cancer models. Furthermore, he/she must have robust knowledge of mammalian cell culture and molecular biology approaches. A broad background knowledge in cancer research and interest in bioinformatics and/or cancer metabolism or GPCRs is an advantage. Finally, he/she is independent and driven, and has a passion for interdisciplinary work.

The candidate must have a PhD in a life science field, with a documented track record of excellent scientific publications. Excellent written and spoken English is a strong requirement. The candidate must have the ability to work autonomously as well as in a team.    

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Stine F. Pedersen (sfpedersen@bio.ku.dk).

The position is open from 1 Jan 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.  

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

Terms of employment 

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

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

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 437,843 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74,871).

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

Please include, as one single file:  

  • Letter of motivation, explaining your interest and suitability for the position
  • Curriculum vita 
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)  
  • Complete publication list 
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers
  • 2-3 letters of recommendation 

The deadline for applications is 1 November 2020, 23:59 GMT +1. 

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.  

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

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Deadline: 1 November 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Biology
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PhD fellowship in Drug Delivery of Biopharmaceuticals: Delivery system design for in vivo translation

Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND), University of Copenhagen

We are offering a three-year PhD fellowship in of drug delivery. The Department of Pharmacy is offering a three-year PhD fellowship in Drug Delivery of Biopharmaceuticals in the Center for Biopharmaceuticals and Biobarriers in Drug Delivery (BioDelivery). The PhD fellowship is financed by the Novo Nordisk Foundation Grand Challenge Program. The fellowship is available from 15th December 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Project description

The demand for peptide and protein therapeutics that can be used without injection is increasing. However, due to the structural properties of such biopharmaceuticals, it is extremely challenging to design drug delivery systems suitable for efficient delivery of therapeutic doses of, e.g., peptides after oral administration. Despite recent progress in the field of oral peptide delivery, there is still an unmet need to improve the translation from findings obtained in vitro to in vivo investigations.

This interdisciplinary project will address the translation of promising findings from exploratory preclinical experiments to findings in vivo. The project aims to design and critically evaluate drug delivery systems/dosage forms intended for oral peptide delivery and suitable for in vivo tests: The hypothesis is that improving this knowledge will optimize the drug candidate selection process and increase the possibilities for selection of safe and efficient peptide delivery systems for future clinical tests. Design, characterization in vitro, as well as assessment in vivo will be done under the 3R-principles.

Principal supervisor
Professor Hanne Mørck Nielsen, Department of PharmacyE-mail: hanne.morck@sund.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 3533 6346

Our group and research

In BioDelivery embedded in the Drug Delivery and Biophysics of Biopharmaceuticals group comprising four senior scientists, more than 12 junior researchers, as wells as several undergraduate and visiting students at Department of Pharmacy, we focus on the design and development of optimal drug delivery systems with a focus on biopharmaceuticals, specifically peptides and proteins, used for e.g. metabolic diseases or infections. Our research spans from physico-chemical and biophysical analysis, to biomembrane interactions and design of advanced drug delivery systems, to assessment of the efficacy in cell culture models and animals. We aim to gain and explore detailed, fundamental, and mechanistic understanding of the challenges associated with biopharmaceuticals when administered via injectable and non-injectable routes.

Our department

The mission of Department of Pharmacy is to advance the pharmaceutical sciences by performing drug-related research and research-based teaching in topics including pharmaceutical technology and formulation, drug delivery, advanced drug analysis, and clinical and social pharmacy.

Information about the Department can be found at https://pharmacy.ku.dk/

Job description
Your key tasks as a PhD fellow at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences are to:

  • 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 institution, preferably abroad
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Participate in the undergraduate teaching of students in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Participate in national and international conferences and scientific meetings
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your research project

Required qualifications
As an applicant you must have:

  • Qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences, molecular biology, biochemistry, or related areas prior to the starting date
  • Fluency in English and excellent communication skills
  • The ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment

Preferred qualifications
We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a background in pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical engineering, or similar. Experience in drug delivery system design and preparation, handling relevant in vivo models, microscopic, and histological techniques will be preferred. The candidate must be able to work independently, but shall also interact with a multidisciplinary project group involved in many aspects of studying and evaluating drug delivery. Extensive training in the relevant disciplines will be provided.

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant work experience
  • Publications
  • The grade point average achieved
  • Other professional activities
  • Language skills
  • The successful applicant is also required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills

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 to the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences.

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.

The PhD student is expected to be affiliated to the graduate programme in pharmaceutical sciences, Drug Research Academy.

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 DKK 27,594 (approx. 3,679 EUR) (taxable) plus pension (April 2020 level).

Questions

For further information, applicants may contact the principal supervisor Hanne Mørck Nielsen, e-mail: hanne.morck@sund.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 3533 6346 or PhD coordinator Marianne W. Jørgensen, e-mail: marianne.joergensen@sund.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 3533 6449.

For more information on working and living in Denmark visit http://ism.ku.dk (International staff mobility) and https://www.workindenmark.dk

Application procedure

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. one page)
  • CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • Diploma and transcripts of records: Master´s degree diploma (including grade transcripts for bachelor´s and master´s degrees). If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do. Applicants with a Master´s degree from abroad should also enclose a short description of the grading scale used
  • Publication list (if possible)
  • Other information to consider: References and recommendations (if possible)

The deadline for applications is 21st October 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 authorised 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.

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 46-48 (from 9th November-27th November).

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

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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Deadline: 21 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Pharmacy
Email: hanne.morck@sund.ku.dk
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Postdoc on RNA biosensors in vitro selection

The Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in RNA biosensors in vitro selection. During this 2-year term the applicant will work on using in vitro selection methods to develop genetically encoded sensors for applications in nanotechnology, synthetic biology, and medicine. The project is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and takes place in the laboratory of Associate Professor Ebbe S. Andersen at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Aarhus University.

Starting Date and Period
The position is for 2 years and is available from November 1st 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description
We are looking for an applicant who can lead the research activities on in vitro selection in our laboratory. The project aims at developing genetically encoded sensor technology to allow selection of production strains. Based on RNA scaffold technology developed in our lab (Geary et al., Science 2014) we have recently developed a novel biosensor platform based on Forster resonance energy transfer (FRET) between fluorescent aptamers (Jepsen et al., Nature Communications 2018). The general strategy of the proposed research project is to develop RNA sensors for new targets, optimize them for in vivo use, select variants for broad dynamic range detection, and apply the developed sensor system in selection of high producing strains for valuable products. With the proposed project, we want to develop a general strategy for developing fluorescent sensor devices towards a broad range of targets and efficient selection of production strains.  The successful applicant will also be responsible for mentoring of BSc, MSc and PhD students.

Key scientific qualification areas:

  • In vitro selection
  • RNA biochemistry
  • Molecular biology methodologies
  • Next-generation sequencing
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biophysical characterization

Your profile

The applicants are expected to:

  • Hold a PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry or related fields.
  • Expertise in in vitro selection methods.
  • Have a solid research background in RNA biochemisty.
  • Write and speak English fluently.

It will be an advantage to:

  • Have a strong publication profile.
  • Have strong writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Have experience in mentoring PhD, MSc or BSc students.

Who we are
The laboratory of Associate Professor Ebbe Sloth Andersen (link) is located at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) (inano.au.dk).  The research group constitutes a strong and inspiring research environment with expert researchers in a wide range topics and techniques with a focus on biomolecular nanotechnologies. The research environment is highly international and the work and social language is English.

The Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) (inano.au.dk) is a major research and education center based at the campus of Aarhus University. iNANO undertakes interdisciplinary research involving scientists from relevant areas in physics, chemistry, molecular biology, biology, engineering, and medicine. iNANO offers a dynamic, interdisciplinary research environment with many industrial, national and international collaborators. The city of Aarhus is the second largest in Denmark located on the eastern coast of the peninsula of Jutland. Aarhus offers a rich cultural life with its many international students and cultural events. It is easily accessible from major European cities either by train or plane.

What we offer
The successful candidate is offered:

  • access to a well-developed research infrastructure
  • laboratory space, shared equipment
  • a research climate inviting lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • a working environment with teamwork, close working relations, network activities among young scientists and social activities
  • a workplace characterized by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance

Place of Work
The place of work is  Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

Contact Information
Further information about the position may be obtained from / For further information please contact: Associate Professor, Ebbe Sloth Andersen, +45 41178619, esa@inano.au.dk.

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

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

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

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

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

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

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

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

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

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

Deadline
12 October 2020

Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

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Postdoc in Translational Pharmacology

The translational pharmacology research group at the research units of Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmacy, and Environmental Medicine, University of Southern Denmark, is looking for a full-time postdoctoral researcher. The position will be for three years, starting February 1, 2021.  

In recent years, we have built a research group comprising approximately 10 individuals with a background in pharmacy, medicine or biomedicine. We have a well-established cell laboratory working with 3D primary human hepatocytes and induced pluripotent stem cell-derived sensory neurons and Schwann cells. Additionally, we have state-of-the-art LC-MS/MS facilities and advanced immunofluorescent imaging facilities. Our ambition is to contribute with high international quality research and education in translational pharmacology and to create synergy between the qualifications of the group and our many national and international collaborators. Current projects are focused on understanding the role of inflammation and induction on drug metabolism and drug transport and trying to understand molecular mechanisms of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. We combine clinical studies in patients or healthy volunteers with mechanistic in vitro studies primarily in human cell-models. 

The group is led by Tore Bjerregaard Stage who has a background in both in vitro- and clinical studies. The group is engaged in coherent project management and continuing group development and holds at least two social gatherings pr. year. Our research is funded by grants from Lundbeck Foundation, Danish Cancer Society and Novo Nordic Foundation. 

Job description 

To continue our work with 3D primary human hepatocytes we are looking for a postdoc. Your work will roughly comprise the following (can be adjusted according to your specific profile):

– Induction of drug metabolism and transport in 3D primary human hepatocytes
– Translate and correlate mechanistic in vitro findings with our clinical studies in humans
– Develop assays for determining drug transport in a 3D primary human hepatocyte model

Qualification requirements

As it is evident, you will have a diverse set of tasks and thus you should enjoy keeping track of many simultaneous projects. The successful candidate will have practical experience with in vitro models of drug metabolism or drug transport, ideally both. 

In terms of experience, we expect a PhD degree within pharmacology, pharmacy or similar. You should be capable to work both independently and in close collaboration with others. Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English are required. The position includes independent scientific writing and supervision of students as well as teaching at pre-graduate level within pharmacy. You should be interested in contributing both to the scientific armamentarium in our department and to our collegial culture.

You will  refer to associate professor Tore B. Stage in your daily work, but will also be expected to engage in a very active collaboration with the full research group.

Interviews can be performed online if needed. If you will need to relocate to Denmark for the position, both the University and the research group will provide ample support.

Additional information can be obtained by e-mail to Tore B. Stage tstage@health.sdu.dk , +45 65503678).

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

Application

Applications – including the required attachments – must be sent via the below-mentioned link “Apply online”. Only online applications will be accepted. Attached files must be Adobe PDF or Word format. Each field in the application form can contain up to max. 10 Mb.

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

The application must contain (as pdf.- or docx.-files):

• a motivation letter
• a detailed CV
• degree certificates (inclusive of Ph.D.-diploma)
• a complete and numbered list of publications
• 3 scientific publications considered by the applicant to the most important for this position. Please notice that one pdf.- or docx.-file must be attached for each publication.
• a teaching portfolio detailing the candidate’s prior teaching experience, teaching skills, and teaching philosophy
• a research plan detailing the candidate’s ideas and plans for her/his future research work. 

Incomplete applications with regard to the above-mentioned requirements will not be assessed.

Applications may be shortlisted.

Further particulars concerning the application – please see the link below.

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

Further details

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Deadline: 25 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Sunday October 25th, 2020

PhD student, Biology – Plant Pathology

Ref SLU ua 2020.2.5.1-3034

Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology

A PhD position in Biology is vacant at the Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). The department undertakes fundamental and applied research focused on interactions involving plants, pathogenic, symbiotic and saprotrophic fungi and other microorganisms and their role in forest and agricultural systems.

Biological control of septoria tritici blotch on wheat

Description:

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our ongoing research in biological control of plant diseases. Septoria tritici blotch (STB) is a serious disease on wheat that can cause considerable yield losses. Treatment with chemical fungicides can result in development of resistance in the pathogen populations, emphasizing the need for alternative plant protection measures. Biological control of STB using beneficial microorganisms and development of disease-resistant plants are two strategies for replacing chemical fungicides. The focus of this research project is to study the possibility to use biological control of STB in wheat, and to study differences in efficiency between wheat cultivars. Another focus is to develop genetic markers to be used in breeding programs to develop new wheat cultivars with high compatibility with biological control.

The successful candidate will join a scientific community of researchers, post-docs and PhD students at the Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology (https://www.slu.se/en/departments/forest-mycology-plantpathology) and the research school Organismbiology (https://www.slu.se/en/graduate-schools/organism-biology). The project is conducted in collaboration with the Department of Plant Protection Biology, the Department of Plant Breeding and the company Lantmännen. The department offers a creative and stimulating international environment and is associated with the Uppsala BioCenter at SLU and the Linnean Center for Plant Biology in Uppsala.

Qualifications:

The applicant should have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in biology, horticulture or agronomy with emphasis on plant pathology, plant breeding, mycology, microbiology, molecular biology or corresponding topics. Documented abilities to manage a laboratory research project are required. Good knowledge of written and spoken English is required.

Documented laboratory work experience in mycology, plant pathology, bioinformatics and molecular biology methods is highly valued. The candidate should have good communication skills, a strong work ethic, be a team player and work well in a strong research environment.

A CV (max 3 pages, font type Arial or Times New Roman, min size 11) should include the following headings: education, work experience, research interests, awards, publications, presentations at conferences, teaching experience, field work experience, laboratory experience, software and computing skills, languages and contact details for two reference persons.

A motivation letter (max 2 pages, font type Arial or Times New Roman, min size 11) should motivate the candidate’s qualifications and interest in conducting this PhD project.

Place of work:

Uppsala

Forms for funding or employment:

Employment as PhD student (4 years education).

Starting date:

According to agreement.

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2020-10-16, use the button below.

A person has basic eligibility for third cycle education if he or she has taken a second cycle qualification or has completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, including at least 60 higher education credits at second cycle education. Upper secondary school grade equivalent to English B/English 6 is a basic requirement.

Selection among applicants is made with reference to the written application including curriculum vitae, dissertation for masters or undergraduate degree, reference persons, certified knowledge of the English language and an interview.

Please observe that applicant/s chosen to participate in an interview shall hand in certified true copies of certificates, diplomas and transcripts from previous studies at an internationally recognized higher education institution (university or university college) and transcripts in connection to the interview. If the applicant is a foreign citizen, we require a certified copy of the page in your passport with your personal data and photography.

Read more about the PhD education at SLU at www.slu.se/en/education/postgraduate-studies/

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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

Magnus Karlsson

Associate Professor

+46 18 671837

magnus.karlsson@slu.se

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Post expires on Friday October 16th, 2020

Postdoctoral position – Biobased activated carbon for the fabrication of electrodes in electrochemical storage devices

Ref SLU ua 2020.2.5.1-3174

Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology

The department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology (SBT) forms part of the Faculty of Forest Sciences, has about 50 employees, and is located in both Umeå and Uppsala. The department carries out high-quality research and under- and postgraduate education on a high international level and collaborates with society and industry to develop a bio-based economy where forest biomaterials are an important resource. The major focus in Umeå lies on value chains in the bio-based industry, where different components of forest biomaterials are collected, characterized, separated, modified/processed, used, and re-used cost-effectively for different purposes while forest ecosystem services are managed sustainably. In Uppsala, the focus lies on wood science and technology with research and education on wood materials from nano to macro levels and with accredited testing of wood products and treatments for the market.

Background:

Supercapacitors and batteries are critical enabling technologies and at the center of vast global research initiatives to meet the rising global demand for clean, sustainable energy. Activated carbon is one of the most common materials for fabricating electrodes in electrochemical storage devices and, by utilization of biobased feedstock, environmentally sustainable production can be obtained. Systematic research is required to develop knowledge on the linkage between the type and composition of the biomass feedstock, carbonization technology, and activation methods on the electrochemical performance of biomass-derived activated carbons

Tasks:

Targeted forest-industrial materials are carbonized by hydrothermal carbonization (HTC), conventional pyrolysis, and microwave pyrolysis and chemically and/or physically activated. Characterization of feedstocks and biocarbons are performed (e.g. standard biomass analyses, SEM, sorption properties, FT-IR and NMR spectroscopy, surface area and pore distribution analyses, tomography, electrical conductivity, etc.).

The project is carried out within the research environments Bio4Energy (www.bio4energy.se) and Treesearch (www.treesearch.se) and thus provides unique access to research infrastructure and interdisciplinary collaborations. The position is located in Umeå at the Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology. The research group has thorough expertise in biomass materials and thermal treatment and access to a unique infrastructure and technical support at the Biomass Technology Center. The project is carried out in collaboration with a forest industry partner. Electrochemistry is a new field of research for the department and the applicant thus has great influence over the project focus. The applicant is expected to take the main responsibility for the practical implementation of the project, data collection, modeling of results, and for the scientific publication.

Qualifications:

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who is interested in a continued academic career in bio-based technology. Applicants must have a doctoral degree and evident expertise in electrochemistry. As postdoctoral appointments are career-developing positions for junior researchers, we are primarily looking for candidates with a doctoral degree that is a maximum of three years at the end of the application period. The applicant must have proven ability to independently initiate, conduct, and complete research projects and create and publish the results in international scientific journals. Applicants must have excellent skills in written and oral communication in English, which should also be demonstrated in peer-reviewed publications and professional presentations

The Department will in this recruitment, in addition to a proven track record, also after an overall assessment of skills and qualifications, make a judgement of who is most suitable to carry out and develop the work and contribute to a positive development of the activities within the field.

Place of work:

Umeå, Sweden.

Type of employment:

Fixed-term employment of 24 months with possible prolongation.

Percentage of employment:

100%

Starting date:

November 2020 or by agreement. 

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2020-10-15, to apply use the link at the end of the document.

Applications must be written in English and contain
i) Summary of research experience indicating the fulfilment of qualifications required for the position,
ii) Curriculum Vitae including complete publication list clearly indicating peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed publications
iii) contact information for two reference persons.


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

Sylvia Larsson

Professor

+46907868790

Sylvia.Larsson@slu.se

Michael Finell

Head of department

090-786 87 96

michael.finell@slu.se

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Post expires on Thursday October 15th, 2020

PhD student in Biology with specialization in Ecology

Ref SLU ua 2020.2.5.1-3330

Seabirds, forage fish and novel research technologies

The Department of Aquatic Resources at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is looking to recruit a PhD candidate to work with seabirds and forage fish.

Project description:

Seabirds are top-predators in marine ecosystems that often feed on forage fish, and thereby compete with industrial fisheries. Ecosystem-based management requires that top-predators’ prey requirements are accounted for, but there are today no generally accepted guidelines for how much and where prey needs to be available to suffice for the conservation of seabirds. This project aims at using novel research technologies to link seabird foraging ecology with the abundance and distribution of forage fish, in order to answer the following questions: (1) How much forage fish does seabirds need during the breeding season?, (2) How does spatial and depth distribution of forage fish affect the phenology and breeding success of seabirds?, and (3) How does different locomotion traits (flying and diving capability) between species affect forage fish requirements?

The project is part of a larger project at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences together with Stockholm University and WWF Sweden on managing ecosystem trade-offs using novel technologies. Field work on seabirds will be performed by the candidate on the island of Stora Karlsö in the Baltic Sea, primarily on common guillemots (Uria aalge) and razorbills (Alca torda). Observation studies, including surveillance camera monitoring, and biotelemetry will be used to track seabirds’ behavior in the colony and on their foraging grounds. Forage fish will be studied using a sailing drone, equipped with an echosounder. Previously collected data on seabird and forage fish will be available to the candidate within the project.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications

  • Either an MSc degree (or equivalent) in Biology / Ecology / Environmental Sciences with skills in quantitative analyses, or an MSc degree (or equivalent) in Statistics / Mathematics / Engineering with documented experience in biology.
  • Good communication skills in spoken and written English (upper secondary school grades equivalent to English B/English 6).

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in seabird field work
  • Skills in hydro-acoustic (echo-sounder) data analysis
  • Knowledge and experience of research technologies, e.g. camera surveillance, biotelemetry, drones and transponders.

Place of work:

Lysekil

Forms for funding or employment:

Employment 4 years

Starting date:

Prospective starting date is Jan 15th, 2021

Application:

The application shall contain: 

  • A Letter of Motivation, describing the applicant’s previous academic and professional experience and motivation in relation to the project  
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of degree incl. transcript of academic records
  • Copy of degree thesis
  • A list of two reference persons familiar with the applicant’s qualifications

We welcome your application no later than 2020-11-01, use the button below.

Please observe that applicants chosen to participate in an interview shall hand in certified true copies of certificates, diplomas and transcripts from previous studies at an internationally recognized higher education institution (university or university college) and transcripts in connection to the interview. If the applicant is a foreign citizen we require a certified copy of the page in your passport with your personal data and photography.

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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

Michele Casini

Professor

010-4784016

michele.casini@slu.se

Jonas Hentati-Sundberg

Associate Senior Lecturer

+46 739 38 79 69

jonas.sundberg@slu.se

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Post expires on Sunday November 1st, 2020

Postdoctoral position in Organ Regeneration with a focus on Kidney Regeneration

Ref PAR 2020/1063

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 49 000 students and 6 400 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

At the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, at the Sahlgrenska Academy, we conduct research and education covering a wide range of knowledge areas. The institute comprises five different departments: Clinical Neuroscience, Health and Rehabilitation, Pharmacology, Physiology and Psychiatry and Neurochemistry.

The Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, invites applications for a postdoctoral position at the Department of Physiology. 

We are seeking a motivated and talented post-doctoral researcher for driving an innovative research project within the area of regeneration focusing on the role of the regenerative cells of the human kidney and their significance for normal kidney function and disease development. The candidate will have a key role in the project. The project will involve bioinformatical investigation of large cohorts as well as a broad cellular and molecular techniques applied to the increasing the understanding of kidney regeneration and the nature of renal regenerative cells.

The candidate will be employed at the Institute for Neuroscience and Physiology and will be included in the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular and Translational Medicine (WCMTM https://www.gu.se/en/molecular-translational-medicine). The candidate will be a part of a large collaboration between Professor Jenny Nyström and Professor Martin Johansson at the Institute of Biomedicine at University of Gothenburg together with Professor Pernille B Laerkegaard Hansen, Dr Kevin Woollard and Dr Lisa Buvall at AstraZeneca in Mölndal and Cambridge, UK. The project team has expertise in renal regeneration and collaborates with world leading experts in the field. The candidate will be able to utilize this network within the project. The current project has a clear translational focus and the candidate will have access to all environments and techniques available at the collaborative partner locations.

Subject area

Medical sciences: kidney physiology and pathology with a focus on kidney regeneration.

Subject area description

The global incidence of kidney disease is rapidly increasing. Regardless of initiating event, kidney disease may result in death of kidney cells and if unchecked this process ends in acute or chronic kidney disease. We currently lack specific treatments for most forms of kidney disease. Established kidney disease is always the result of an imbalance between pathological mechanisms and the renal capacity for regeneration. Even though the number of kidney diseases is vast, the injury response of the kidney is relatively homogenous. In a healthy kidney very few cells are mitotically active. Following injury however, especially the tubular cells display a robust regenerative response. The nature of the regenerating cells has not been unequivocally established however. The traditional view is that randomly surviving cells dedifferentiate, proliferate and regenerate the injured epithelium. More recently an alternative hypothesis has been suggested favoring a stem or progenitor cell pool localized to the kidney, that drives regeneration. This project aims at further characterization of the regenerative cells of the kidney thereby enabling novel treatment principles for kidney disease.

Job assignments

The candidate will conduct in-depth bioinformatic analysis of published patient cohorts and animal model data and data from in-house activities to properly characterize kidney progenitors. The candidate will then use a broad repertoire of cell and molecular biological techniques such as e.g. cell culture, explants, transfection and expression systems to validate novel progenitors discovered in silico.

Eligibility

To qualify as a postdoctoral researcher the applicant should hold a PhD in a relevant subject. Since postdoctoral constitutes a qualifying appointment for junior researchers, we aim to target those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years from the application deadline.

Assessment

The applicant must have a PhD degree and is expected to have a scientific productivity of high quality with publications as first authors in internationally renowned journals. The applicant must have an extensive background in bioinformatics and/or cell and molecular biology expertise in the field of regeneration. Experience in in-vivo studies is an advantage. Previous research in experimental renal medicine, especially regeneration, is a merit. The applicant is expected to plan, conduct and analyze experiments in an independent manner and to actively contribute scientifically to the group and to coordinate the project between the different partners. The candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills in English and be prepared to travel between the different sites where the research groups are located. Great emphasis will be placed in personal suitability.

Employment

The employment is limited (temporary) for 24 months, 100% of full-time and is placed at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Starting date; as soon as possible or as agreed.

Appointment procedure

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system.

For further information

If you have questions regarding the employment please contact Professor, phone; 0046706274750, e-mail:jenny.nystrom@gu.se

Manager in charge is Professor/Assistant Head of Department Holger Nilsson, phone; 004631-786 3518, e-mail:holger.nilsson@gu.se

Application documents are not to be submitted through the contact persons.

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

Information for International Applicants

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit:

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How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online 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 enclose PhD certificate with the application.

Closing date: 20-10-06.

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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Post expires on Tuesday October 20th, 2020

PhD fellowship in beneficial plant-microbe interactions

A PhD fellowship is available at the DynaMo Center, a Center of Excellence within plant biology funded by the Danish National Research Foundation (www.dynamo.ku.dk). The Center is located at the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The position commences 1 January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of scientific environment
In our department, focus is on plants, microorganisms and the environment as a basis for sustainable production of food and other biological products. Research and teaching cover natural resources, agriculture, biotechnology and synthetic biology from the molecular level to the ecosystem level.

The PhD student will be based in the research group of Professor Barbara Ann Halkier, who recently received distinguished investigator grant of 10 mill from the Novo Nordic Foundation to decipher molecular mechanisms of root-microbe interactions from a plant perspective.

Project description
A biotechnological solution to sustainably increase food supply is to integrate beneficial microbes into agricultural production. Harnessing plant microbiome is regarded a cornerstone in the next green revolution. The root microbiome composition is largely determined by the soil inoculum, with a distinct contribution from the host. Our goal is to understand the underlying molecular mechanisms by which plants select microbial traits as well as the physiological significance of the establishment of these (beneficial) interactions.

The tasks will be diverse and include:

  • Screening and identification of beneficial microorganisms for nutrient delivery and disease resistance in selected soils
  • Screening chemical cues for establishment of beneficial plant-microbe interaction
  • Mechanistic studies with Arabidopsis mutants
  • Translation of the finding to Brassica crops.

We are seeking a competent, highly qualified, talented PhD student who is enthusiastic about the opportunity to advance his/her skills in plant-microbe interactions for improving plant health and nutrition. Outstanding candidates wishing to be trained in are cordially invited to apply.

Job description
Your key tasks as a PhD student are to:

  • Manage and carry through your research project
  • Publish in international peer-reviewed journals
  • Participate in conferences
  • Teach, supervise BSc and MSc students, and disseminate your research

Qualification requirements

  • A MSc in Biology-Biotechnology, Biology, Ecology, Agronomy or a closely relate field
  • A strong motivation for the application
  • Excellent written and spoken English

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates
Special importance will be attached to applicants having the following professional and personal qualifications:

  • Documented laboratory experience within molecular plant biology and/or molecular microbiology
  • Expertise and/or strong interest in beneficial plant microbe interaction
  • Experience with microbiome sequencing will be an advantage
  • Well-developed collaborative skills

Emphasis for selecting the successful candidate will laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Contact: Professor Barbara Ann Halkier, email bah@plen.ku.dk, phone (+45) 35 33 33 42.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/.

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

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.The starting salary is currently up to DKK 430.569 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 73.627). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • Curriculum vita
  • Diplomas (exam scores, Master degree or equivalent)
  • Contact information for three reference persons

The deadline for applications is 1 November 2020 at 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

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

Interviews will be held on shortly after the deadline.

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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: 1 November 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
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Post expires on Sunday November 1st, 2020

PhD fellow in Crop root growth and nitrogen physiology

Department of Plant and Environmental Science, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Crop root growth and nitrogen physiology commencing 01.01.2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment
The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences conducts fundamental research and has a strong focus on applying basic science to solve real world challenges, primarily within the plant, soil and environmental sciences. Research and teaching cover natural resources, agriculture, biotechnology and synthetic biology from the molecular level to the ecosystem scale.

The research group Crop Physiology and Production Systems aims to do research focusing on plant growth and quality at the crop, crop rotation, and cropping system level. We work with the development of plants for food, feed, and biomass production. Optimization of crop production and quality include improvement of plant potential through breeding, based on studies of genetic diversity including new crop species. More information about the research group is available at: 

https://plen.ku.dk/english/research/crop_sciences/crop_physiol_prod/

Project description
The project deals with genotypic differences in nitrogen and water use efficiency in crops, primarily winter wheat. The nitrogen and water use efficiency will be studied in field grown crops, including studies in the semi-field root phenotyping facility RadiMax. Different aspects of nitrogen and water use efficiency will be studied through analysis of root growth, and by use of natural isotopic enrichment and isotopic labelling techniques. The PhD study is part of the OptiCrop and RadiBooster projects, where we work together with other partners in plant genomics, machine learning, molecular plant N physiology and with commercial plant breeders.

Principal supervisor is Professor Kristian Thorup-Kristensen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, ktk@plen.ku.dk, Direct Phone: 35332216.

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

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

Formal requirements
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Agronomy or a similar relevant education, with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on relevant work experience with field studies and the techniques to be employed in the study.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

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

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

The deadline for applications is 19 October 2020, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

Questions
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Kristian Thorup-Kristensen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, ktk@plen.ku.dk, Direct Phone: 35332216.General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at https://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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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: 19 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences

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Post expires on Monday October 19th, 2020

Postdoctoral fellow in Biomolecular NMR

Ref PAR 2020/991

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 49 000 students and 6 400 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Research and graduate education at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular biology comprises a wide scientific field from the atomic and molecular levels all the way through cells to intact organisms. Much of the phenomena studied here impact on our natural environment and living systems. We participate in undergraduate programs in chemistry, molecular biology, medicinal chemistry, biology, marine sciences, and pharmacy.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) is an actively developing biophysical technique that provides atomic-level information about spatial structure, dynamics, and interactions of key molecular components of a living cell. Our group at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology and the Swedish NMR Centre is the forefront of developing new NMR experiments, signal processing algorithms, automation of data analysis.

Job assignments

You will develop an efficient NMR methodology for Structural Biology that addresses deficiencies of the present-day biomolecular NMR such as insufficient resolution, low sensitivity, and inefficiency of analysis when dealing with challenging protein systems and molecular complexes. In collaboration with other research groups the researcher will study structure, dynamics, and interactions of several challenging and biomedically important systems. The researcher will be exposed to a broad range of scientific tasks and research questions that require genuine interest to acquire knowledge in NMR, Structural Biology, Biophysics, Signal Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Molecular modelling, as well as in novel methods of protein expression and purification.

Qualifications

To qualify as a postdoc, the applicant must have completed a Swedish doctoral degree or must have a foreign degree corresponding to a Swedish doctoral degree. You have a PhD in chemistry, physics, or biology and a solid background in solution state biomolecular NMR spectroscopy; knowledge in NMR theory and experiment.You are able to work independently. Good English and communication skills are required. Experience in experiment and analysis of protein dynamics by NMR, Unix/Linux system, programming (e.g. python, MATLAB, C), NMR signal processing, protein expression and purification, knowledge in other biophysical techniques and computational methods will be favourably considered.

Employment

The postion as Postdoc is fulltime, 100% during 2 years at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, NMR.

For further information regarding the position

Contact: Professor: Vladislav Orekhov, phonenumber: +46 31 786 38 86, e-mail: vladislav.orekhov@nmr.gu.se

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

Information for International Applicants

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit:

https://www.gu.se/english/welcomeservices/staffhttps://www.movetogothenburg.com/

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online 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. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

Closing date: October 9, 2020 

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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Post expires on Friday October 9th, 2020

PhD fellowship in Molecular Mechanisms of Host-pathogen Interactions at Centre for Medical Parasitology Department of Immunology & Microbiology

We are offering a PhD fellowship in Molecular Mechanisms of Host-pathogen Interactions commencing 1 January 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Our group and research
The PhD studies will be undertaken as part of the DISCOVERY team, which is part of the research cluster Centre for Medical Parasitology. We investigate the molecular aspects of the interaction between host and parasite during human malaria infection and aim to utilize this knowledge to understand malaria disease progression and develop new adjunct therapies and vaccines against malaria.

Our work is focused on molecular characterization of the host-parasite interactions mediated by the Plasmodium falciparum variant protein families PfEMP1 and RIFIN, which are expressed on the surface of the infected erythrocytes where they interact with human receptors on endothelial and immune cells. Our work spans from analyses of patient samples to structural resolution of protein-protein interactions.

Project description

In the present project, the PhD candidate is expected to develop and adapt protein biophysical methods and tools as well as protein structure resolution techniques to study how full-length PfEMP1 and RIFINs bind their human receptors. The expected methodologies include membrane-mimetic studies e.g. using nanodiscs and protein structure-function studies e.g. by assessing wild-type vs mutated protein using SPR and cryoEM.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Thomas Lavstsen, Department of Immunology & Microbiology thomasl@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 353-27213.

Start:                    1 January 2021

Duration:             3 years as a PhD student

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

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. Biochemistry.

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience, preferably with experience in recombinant protein design and production, nanodisc formation, and protein structure resolution by CryoEM.
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in structural biology, protein biophysical techniques and infectious disease
  • Language skills

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Centre for Medical Parasitology, Department of Immunology & Microbiology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and access to SUNDs core facilities. International collaboration is central to our activities.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline:  4 October 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 https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

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

Interviews are expected to be held in week 46 and 47

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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: 4 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Institut for Immunologi og Mikrobiologi
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Post expires on Sunday October 4th, 2020