Kategoriarkiv: Health/Life sciences

PhD fellowship in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

PhD fellowship in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Faculty of Social Sciences,

Department of Psychology,

Section for Health, Developmental and Personality Psychology

Job description

A PhD position in developmental cognitive neuroscience is available at the Section for Health, Developmental and Personality Psychology (HUP). The position will be part of the Norwegian Centre for Mental Disorders Research (NORMENT), in collaboration with the PROMENTA Research Center.

NORMENT is a Norwegian Centre of Excellence aiming to disentangle the genetic, neurobiological, psychological and environmental factors contributing to mental illness. Through our infrastructure for clinical evaluations, cognitive assessment, neuroimaging and biobanking we are assembling a large imaging genetics database comprising data from healthy controls and patients suffering from mental disorders.

PROMENTA  is a newly established interdisciplinary research center focusing on developmental processes and social gradients in mental health, drug use and wellbeing.

The PhD position is funded by a grant from the Research Council of Norway for the project «Learning from mistakes: A Longitudinal Neuroimaging-Cohort-Registry Study”. The project is part of a larger project called BRAINMINT 

The fellowship is for a period of three years. A fourth year can be considered with the addition of a 25% teaching requirement, depending on the competence of the applicant and the needs of the department.

More about the project

On an overarching level, we aim to improve our understanding of the role of neurocognitive development in adolescent mental health and education. The primary objectives of the project are to 1) Map the development of self-regulation functions and associated brain activity across adolescence, 2) Probe how this development is related to changes in brain structure and structural connectivity, 3) Test how early life influences and traits are associated with individual differences in adolescents’ self-regulation functions, and 4) Examine the relevance of these functions for mental health and school performance.

We will collect and analyse behavioural, electroencephalography (EEG) and multimodal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data from both a large population-based sample and a heterogeneous clinical sample of adolescents. In addition to this new data-collection, we are working with several large-scale open developmental datasets that include EEG, functional and structural MRI, and diffusion MRI.

The successful PhD applicant will play a central role in the data collection. The PhD candidate is expected to learn and perform neuroimaging and statistical analyses and write research articles in the fields of developmental cognitive neuroscience, mental health and education. The specific focus of the PhD project will be planned together with the project leader, but can for instance involve using EEG or fMRI to study development of cognitive control, error processing or emotion processing, or using diffusion MRI to study structural connectivity in relation to adolescent mental health or education. The PhD is also expected to collaborate with other members in the research group.

The project is led by Professor Christian K. Tamnes (PI) and involves collaborations with national and international researchers, and the work may include a period abroad.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must have a Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field, such as psychology, cognitive neuroscience, medicine, or related.
  • High fluency in English, spoken and written
  • Potential and ambitions for excellent research within the project, as evidenced by the required letter of application, explaining the motivation for applying and how own qualifications are suitable for the announced position
  • Competence in data processing and statistical analysis (R, Mplus or similar)

Preferable qualifications

  • Research experience in the fields of cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology,  mental health, or education
  • Experience with EEG and/or MRI data collection and/or analysis
  • Experience with working with adolescents
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Interest in performing and promoting Open Science practices

Personal skills

  • Creative thinking and analytic abilities
  • High motivation and efficient work structure
  • Ability to work in collaborative groups and independently

In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed upon the quality of the candidate’s academic qualifications. Interviews with selected candidates will be arranged where the applicants personal suitability, motivation and cooperative skills will be emphasized.

We offer

  • Salary grade NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per year depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow (position code 1017)
  • A professionally stimulating work environment
  • Enthusiastic colleagues with high expertise in relevant fields
  • Unique learning opportunities
  • Opportunities for extensive collaboration with national and international collaborators
  • Favorable pension and social welfare benefits

How to apply

The application must include

  • Letter of application, 1-2 pages, explaining the motivation for applying and how own qualifications are suitable for the announced postdoc position
  • CV summarizing education, positions, academic work and other qualifying activity
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • A complete list of publications and academic works (including preprints and scientific posters). Publications should not be submitted along with the initial application
  • Names and contact details of at least two references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail, and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be submitted through our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Contact information

Please contact the project leader for more information about the project.

Formal regulations

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

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

This is a project funded by the Research Council of Norway and applicants with a previous PhD degree cannot be appointed for this position.

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

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

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

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

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

About the University of Oslo 

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

The Department of Psychology is one of seven units of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and has 75 permanent and 70 temporary members of scientific staff. Degrees are offered at bachelor and master level, plus a clinical training programme, and the PhD programme has 140 students.

Deadline: 4 October 2021
Unit: The Department of Psychology
Campus:
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in proteomics

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in proteomics

Job description

A two-year full time position for a Postdoctoral research Fellow (SKO 1352) is available at the K.G. Jebsen Coeliac Disease Research Centre.

 

The position is affiliated with the research group of Professor Ludvig M. Sollid at the KG Jebsen Coeliac Disease Research Centre, Department of Immunology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and the project will be supervised by Jorunn Stamnæs.

More about the position

The project will explore the use of limited clinical biopsy material for global proteome analysis by mass spectrometry. Patients with coeliac disease develop intestinal inflammation when they ingest gluten. Disease severity is typically assessed from histological changes. We have demonstrated that proteome analysis of tissue biopsy material gives a more nuanced picture of disease status and can reveal inflammation not evident to the pathologists. The aim this project is to identify and verify tissue protein signatures that can serve as markers for active disease or disease remission in particular in patients where histological classification is challenging or inadequate. The project may also explore approaches to obtain spatially resolved tissue proteome information.

A main goal of the K.G. Jebsen Coeliac Disease Research Centre is to translate advances in the basic understanding of the pathogenesis of coeliac disease to the clinic: to improve disease diagnostics, to implement novel treatments and to identify new therapeutic targets for this common disease. This project will contribute to development of improved diagnostics and

 The successful applicant will join a thriving and highly multidisciplinary research environment that combines basic, translational and clinical research on immune mediated diseases with particular focus on coeliac disease and autoimmunity. For more details about the research group and centre, please visit the centre web site. We have through the proteomic core facility at Oslo University Hospital access to state of the art instruments and research infrastructure.

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Qualification requirements

  • The successful candidate must hold a PhD in biochemistry, systems biology, immunology or equivalent.
  • Laboratory experience from sample preparation strategies for bottom-up proteomics analysis, quantitative proteomics workflows and data-analysis.  
  • Experience with statistical approaches and programming relevant for analysis “omics” datasets is required.
  • Experience from research projects that involve biological interpretation of or validation of omics data generated from human cells or tissues is a strong advantage.
  • The candidate must be fluent in written and spoken English.

 

Preferred starting date: November 2021.

Personal skills

  • We are looking for a motivated and structured candidate with strong laboratory skills and good collaborative qualities.

We offer

  • salary 534 400 to NOK 594 300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter, including a ½ page motivation statement and research interests.
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, academic work, scientific publications and
  • other relevant activities)
  • Copies of educational certificates and grades.
  • Letters of recommendation
  • A list of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee (publications themselves should not be enclosed).
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, the project description (whenever this is required in the call for applicants), and the quality of the project as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

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

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

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

Contact information

  • Dr. Jorunn Stamnæs, e-mail: jorunn.stamnas@medisin.uio.no
  • Professor Ludvig M. Sollid,  e-mail: l.m.sollid@medisin.uio.no
  • HR-advisor Karoline Berg-Eriksen (questions regarding the online application form), e-mail: karoline.berg-eriksen@medisin.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

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

The Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed) is one of three institutes under the Faculty. Klinmed is responsible for the Faculty’s educational and research activities at Oslo University Hospital and Akershus University Hospital. With about 800 employees spread over approximately 425 man-labour years, Klinmed is the university’s largest institute. Our activities follow the clinical activity at the hospitals and are spread across a number of geographical areas.

Deadline: 8 October 2021
Unit: Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed)
Campus:
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1- 2 Postdoctoral positions in molecular evolution

Published: 2021-09-17

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

The positions is at the department of Cell and Molecular Biology (ICM) at Uppsala university. We are divided into seven research programs with specializations in the following areas: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Evolution, Molecular Systems Biology and Structure Biology. Please read more about ICM at http://www.icm.uu.se

The positions are available in the research group of Siv Andersson (https://www.icm.uu.se/molekylar-evolution/andersson-siv/) at the program of Molecular Evolution.

Project description: The research in Siv Andersson´s group aims to provide a deeper understanding of the forces and mechanisms that drive the evolution of bacterial genomes. The research is focused on evolutionary studies of symbiont genomes and the origin of cellular complexity. The goal of this project is to study the population genomics and the role that the mobile gene pool of Lactobacillus species plays for the defence of pathogenic bacteria in honeybee colonies. Bioinformatic studies of Planctomycetes which are bacteria but contain elaborate intracellular membranes will also be performed to study the role that the importance of gene duplication for the transition from simple to more complex cell structures.

Work description: The project includes large-scale bioinformatic analyses of genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic data from bacteria. The development and implementation of bioinformatic tools may also be included in the position.

Requirements: We are looking for two highly motivateded persons with a PhD exam in biology with specialization in molecular evolution, bioinformatics or related subject areas that the employer considers equivalent. The successful candidates should have strong collaborative skills but also be able to work independently. High requirements on research quality and ethics, including quality and reproducibility of data and analyses, are central for all work in the group.

The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. 

Additional qualifications: Prior experience of bioinformatic studies of microbial genomes is regarded as a merit.

Application: Your application should contain the following:

1) CV
2) letter of motivation describing research interests, knowledge and why you are interested in this position (max 2 pages)
3) list of publications
4) PhD exam
5) up to three letters of recommendation

Salary: Individual salary.

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

Type of employment: Temporary position according to central collective agreement.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: More information about the position can be obtained from Siv Andersson, email siv.andersson@icm.uu.se.

Please submit your application by October 4, 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3440.

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Deadline: 2021-10-04 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

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Post expires on Monday October 4th, 2021

Postdoctoral position in biochemistry

Published: 2021-09-02

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

Department of Chemistry – BMC conducts research and education in analytical chemistry, biochemistry and organic chemistry. More than 100 people work at the department. New employees and students are recruited from all over the world and English is the main working language. The department is located at the Biomedical Centre in Uppsala, which facilitates collaborations with research groups in biology, pharmacy, medicine and SciLifeLab and gives access to advanced infrastructure for experimental and theoretical studies. You can find more information about us here.

A position as a postdoctoral researcher in Biochemistry is available in the group of Prof. Ylva Ivarsson (https://ivarssonlab.com/) in the programme of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry-BMC. You can find more information about us here

Project description: The research in the Ivarsson lab aims to elucidate protein-peptide interactions. In this project we will identify interactions between target proteins and peptides through phage display and characterize interactions through biophysical methods. The project is in collaboration with a company.

Duties: You will conduct research at full time, and potentially help supervising younger students. The position will include expression and purification of recombinant proteins, phage display, affinity measurements, and crystallization. You may also be involved in some bioinformatic analysis. The position will include summarizing results and presenting them through oral and written presentations, including manuscript writing.

Requirements: To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology or related fields. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. 

You should have a strong background in protein biochemistry and hands on experience of phage display experiments. We attach great importance to personal qualities such as such as the capacity to work independently as well as a part of a bigger group. Candidates must be able to express themselves very well in spoken as well as written English.

Additional qualifications: Experience of expressing and purifying protein, and conducting affinity measurements.

Salary: Individual salary.
 
Starting date: 2021-10-01 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to central collective agreement.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Professor, Ylva Ivarsson, ylva.ivarsson@kemi.uu.se, +46 18 471 4038.

Application: The application should include 1) a letter of intent describing yourself, your research interests and motivation of why you want to work as a postdoctoral researcher/fellow and why you are suitable for the position, 2) a CV 3) a short description of your education, 4) a copy of your PhD degree, your grades and a copy of your thesis, 5) name and contact information to at least three reference persons (e-mail address and phone no.), 6) relevant publications. The application should be written in English.

Please submit your application by 24 September 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3266.

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Deadline: 2021-09-24 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry – BMC

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Post expires on Friday September 24th, 2021

PhD fellowship in Relational competences in general practice consultations for patients with multimorbidity

We are offering a PhD fellowship in relational competences in general practice consultations for patients with multimorbidity commencing 1 January 2022.

Our group and research
Our research group Consultation and Learning supports the development of consultation skills for new types of consultations. We strive to do this in a manner that accommodates diversity of patients and that cultivates understanding. Our research concerns the relational aspects of consultations. Most of our projects are based on video recordings of consultations from general practice. Our members are both doctors, social scientists and researchers from the humanities.

Project description
The PhD-project will explore relational competences within new general practice initiatives for patients with multimorbidity.
The number of patients with multimorbidity is increasing and existing framework of care for them are inappropriate including consultations in general practice. New consultation types are now developed to support patients’ quality of life and to improve their health. To fulfil this purpose the framework of the new consultations must support relational competences.
The PhD project will explore whether new consultation designed specifically for multimorbidity support the relational competences of the GPs. We expect this to be done by analysis of video-recordings of the consultations.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Ann Dorrit Guassora, Center for Research and Education in General Practice, Department of Public Health, E-mail guassora@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: 35327157. Co-supervisor is Associate Professor Christina Fogtmann Fosgerau, Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics.

Start:                1 January 2022

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. Psychology of Language.

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 general practice consultations
  • Language and communication skills

Place of employment
The place of employment is at Center for Research and Education in General Practice, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer a creative, interdisciplinary research environment and stimulating working conditions, which combine strong academic support with freedom and curiosity. We provide the AV equipment needed and relevant technical, legal and administrative solutions. The PhD student will also be affiliated to Innovation and Research Centre for Multimorbidity, Slagelse hospital, Region Zealand.

Terms of employment
The employment as PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years.
Employment 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 which must be accepted at the time of employment.

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 28.597 DKK /approx. 3.845 EUR (October 2021-level) plus pension.

As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database. Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

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. Certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline:  28 September 2021, 23.59pm CET
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.
The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.
Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in week 41.

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. 

Deadline: 2021-09-28 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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Post expires on Tuesday September 28th, 2021

Two PhD scholarships in Transporter Protein Engineering

The Yeast Metabolic Engineering group develops novel yeast cell factories to produce sustainable chemicals and natural products. We apply advanced genome editing, metabolic modeling, transporter engineering, and 'omic data analyses for data-guided strain design. We are looking for two motivated, talented PhD students to join our team to study small metabolite transport via transporter proteins. One PhD student will research cell-free transporter protein expression and functional characterization using state-of-the-art electrophysiological methods. Another PhD student will apply transporter expression in Xenopus laevis oocytes to study the transport of small metabolites. Both PhD students will apply the knowledge they gain on the transporter proteins to improve yeast cell factories for sustainable production of natural products.

Responsibilities and qualifications
In close collaboration with other group members, you will study small metabolite transport using cell-free or Xenopus oocyte systems. You will use state-of-the-art solid-supported membrane-based electrophysiology (SURFE2R system from Nanion Technologies) or mass-spec methods to characterize transporter proteins for substrate specificity and kinetics. You will employ advanced genome editing to engineer the transporters in yeast cell factories.

Specific tasks:

  • Literature review, hypotheses formulation, and experimental design
  • Wet lab work with molecular biology, in-vitro transcription, and translation
  • Reporting results in peer-reviewed publications and presentations at conferences and meetings
  • Collaboration within the group and within the center, participation in international collaborations and outreach activities.

The PhD study also comprises courses equivalent to 30 ECTS credits and an international secondment of 3-6 months duration.

The candidate should have a Master's degree in engineering/biology/biotechnology or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the Master's degree.

Solid knowledge and hands-on experience with molecular biology techniques, cloning, and bioinformatics are required. Prior experience with some of the following methods is a plus: Xenopus expression, transporter characterization by electrophysiological methods, recombinant protein production and purification, cell-free in vitro protein synthesis.

Further requirements:

  • Excellent track record of early scientific achievements (awards, scholarships, internships, contributions to publications, or similar)
  • Ability to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated research tasks, and to report results in oral and written forms
  • Team spirit and excellent collaboration skills
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment ability
  • Excellent communication skills, fluent written and oral scientific English
  • Well-organized, efficient, result-oriented, have excellent record-keeping abilities.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by an assessment committee headed by Prof. Irina Borodina.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Dr. Iben Møller-Hansen, Tel: +45 9351 0776, E-mail: ibemol@biosustain.dtu.dk and Dr. Fang Dong, Tel: +4915257512840, E-mail: fdong@biosustain.dtu.dk.

You can read more about The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability at https://www.biosustain.dtu.dk/

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 15 October 2021 (Danish time).

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

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

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

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

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

Deadline: 2021-10-15 at 23:59
Unit: Center for Biosustainability

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Post expires on Friday October 15th, 2021

PhD fellowship in Plant Biology and Biochemistry

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN) invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in Plant Biology and Biochemistry.

Start date is expected to be 1 January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The projects
The projects will align with Assist. Prof. Kesten’s Novo Nordisk Emerging Investigator grant on cell wall engineering and Lundbeck Foundation Experiment grant on cytoskeletal regulation in plant and mammalian systems.

The cell wall engineering project aims to decipher how cellulose synthases work on a molecular level and how these mechanisms can be tuned to use alternative substrates; Projects related to this topic include, understanding which residues coordinate both substrate and product in the enzyme, changing biopolymer structure to influence wood properties and looking at how these changes affect plant fitness. This project has the direct aim to design new biomaterials but might also influence both food and feed supply.

The cytoskeleton related project aims to understand how disorder in microtubule associated proteins evolved in between plants and mammals. The function of disordered regions in proteins is often based on biophysical properties rather than sequential conservation and the function of many proteins regulating the cytoskeleton, e.g. microtubules, depend on such disordered regions. By comparing the biophysical properties and creating chimeras of such proteins from different Kingdoms of life, we will decipher the molecular working mechanisms of proteins prominently involved in plant stress adaptation, especially important regarding climate change, and in the development of neuronal disorders.

Who are we looking for?
Applicants should hold an MSc degree, or equivalent, in any areas of Plant Biology (and related areas), Biochemistry, or Biophysics (with a strong focus on optics) with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any), relevant work experience, reference letters and interviews.

Our group and research- and what do we offer?
You will work in a highly cross-disciplinary and exciting team that includes the full range of microscopy, proteomics, glycomics, biochemistry and molecular biology. This will ensure that you will receive a broad but cutting-edge experience that will build a solid foundation for your future scientific career. It is expected that you have experiences in at least one of the areas of molecular & cell biology or biochemistry. Together, we will generate an exciting environment to understand mechanisms that underpin cytoskeletal behaviour and cell wall synthesis.

The group is a part of Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN), Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. We are located in Copenhagen.

Principal supervisor is Professor Staffan Persson, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN), E-mail: staffan.persson@plen.ku.dk.
Co-supervisor is Assistant Professor Christopher Kesten, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN), e-mail: kesten@plen.ku.dk.

 

The PhD programme
A three year full-time study within the framework of the regular PhD programme (5+3 scheme), if you already have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master’s degree.

Getting into a position on the regular PhD programme

Qualifications needed for the regular programme
To be eligible for the regular PhD programme, you must have completed a degree programme, equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (180 ECTS/3 FTE BSc + 120 ECTS/2 FTE MSc) related to the subject area of the project, e.g. Biology or Biochemistry. For information of eligibility of completed programmes, see General assessments for specific countries and Assessment database.

Terms of employment in the regular programme
Employment as PhD fellow is full time and for maximum 3 years.

Employment is conditional upon your successful enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD School at the Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.

The terms of employment and salary are in accordance to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State (AC). The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

Salary range starts at DKK 27,588.59 per month incl. PhD supplement (1 April 2021 level).

Responsibilities and tasks in the PhD programme

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS / ½ FTE
  • Participate in active research environments, including a stay at another research institution, preferably abroad
  • Teaching and knowledge dissemination activities
  • Write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals
  • Write and defend a PhD thesis on the basis of your project

We are looking for the following qualifications:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other relevant professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in Biochemistry
  • Good language skills

Application and Assessment Procedure
Your application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  2. Your motivation for applying for the specific PhD project. Please state which PhD project you are applying for.
  3. Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  4. Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science or Master of Science and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in another language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
  5. Publication list (if possible)
  6. Up to two reference letters (if available)

Application deadline:

The deadline for applications is 27 September 2021, 23:59 GMT +2.

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 deadline, a number of applicants will be selected for academic assessment by an unbiased expert assessor. You are notified, whether you will be passed for assessment.

The assessor will assess the qualifications and experience of the shortlisted applicants with respect to the above mentioned research area, techniques, skills and other requirements. The assessor will conclude whether each applicant is qualified and, if so, for which of the two models. The assessed applicants will have the opportunity to comment on their assessment. You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews with selected candidates are expected to be held in 1st half of November 2021

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact Co-supervisor Assistant Professor Christopher Kesten, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN), e-mail: kesten@plen.ku.dk.

General information about PhD study at the Faculty of SCIENCE is available at the PhD School’s website: https://www.science.ku.dk/phd/.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deadline: 2021-09-27 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

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Post expires on Monday September 27th, 2021

PhD-fellow in Clinical Forensic Medicine

Department of Forensic Medicine, Section of Forensic Pathology and Clinical Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in epidemiological risk factors associated with drug-facilitated sexual assault in Denmark Nov. 22nd 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
 

Description of scientific environment

The section of Forensic pathology carries out forensic autopsies and clinical forensic examinations including age estimations for the judiciary and other public authorities. Based on this casework the section has a lot of developmental and scientific work within the fields of applied research and prevention. The section of Forensic pathology and clinical forensic medicine is one of three sections at the Department of Forensic Medicine (University of Copenhagen) carrying out research and teaching assignments according to ordinary university rules.  The section has a wide range of collaboration with other fields – eg. Police, Centers of Sexual Assault, Børnehus Copenhagen, clinical departments and other university departments.

The section has about 60 employees, including 1 professors, 3 associate professors, 20 forensic doctors, administrative staff, 6-8 PhD students, 3 laboratory technicians and a number of thesis students. The department is equipped with modern instruments and IT facilities. The section is accredited to ISO 17020.   

The PhD scholarship

The PhD Scholarship concerns epidemiological risk factors associated with drug-facilitated sexual assault in Denmark.

According to anonymous population-wide screenings, every year approximately 30,200 Danish women are sexually victimized. One third are under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the assault, thereby becoming so-called drug-facilitated sexual assault (DFSA). There has been an increasing focus on sexual assault in Denmark due to the large number of unreported cases. Estimates from The Center for Sexual Assault (CSA) at Copenhagen University Hospital show that only about half of the alleged sexual assaults are reported to the police.

Despite increased awareness of the problem, the exact number of sexual assaults in Denmark, and in particular DFSAs, remains largely unknown. There is only limited knowledge of the risk factors associated with these sexual assaults, making it challenging to both handle and prevent. Lack of knowledge concerning profiling in DFSA cases and the fact that some victims may not even be aware that they have possibly been exposed to DFSA means that victims may not receive due process.

The overall out-come of this project is to increase public awareness about DFSA, reduce the occurrence, increase the likelihood of victims seeking acute help and reporting of the crime, and not least ensure an optimal police investigation and forensic examination for the benefit of the individual victim’s sense of security and well-being.

In order to achieve this, this project aims to profile all cases of clinically forensic examined persons approximately 2700 cases who have been examined as victims of sexual assault, in the period 2016-2021. The cases will be cross-referenced on the basis of a wide and almost complete range of data available from the police reports, the forensic examination including toxicology screening, registry data from the National Danish Registries and access to the legal out-come. This will firstly provide an opportunity to compare DFSA and non-DFSA cases and point out important profiling markers and risk factors within the field of simple epidemiological factors, prior somatic and psychiatric diagnoses, social and psychological vulnerability. Secondly it will make it possible to discriminate which factors are important for police reporting and for the legal out-come including a valuation of the findings of alcohol or drugs in the blood of the victims on the legal-out-come.

Supervisors

Professor, ph.d Jytte Banner, Section of Forensic Pathology and Clinical Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health Science at University of Copenhagen

Consultant physician, Julie Munkholm, Section of Forensic Pathology and Clinical Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health Science at University of Copenhagen

Senior Researcher, PhD, Marie Katrine Klose Nielsen, Section of Forensic Chemistry, Department of Forensic Medicine, The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

 

Job description
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND 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
We are seeking highly motivated applicants with an MSc degree or similar in medicine or related fields with the following competences:

  • Experience with clinical forensic medical examinations
  • Basic familiarity with epidemiology and statistics
  • Fluency in oral and written Danish and English

It will be highly advantageous to have one or more of the following qualifications:

Hands-on experience with Clinical Forensic Medicine

  • Examination of victims of sexual assault
  • Formulation of written forensic reports
  • Correlation of injuries to alleged injury mechanisms
  • Evaluation of possible intoxication in examinees
  • Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Experience with scientific work

Salary and terms of employment 

The salary and terms of employment follow the current agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the union of academics (AC). Negotiations regarding supplements follows the rules in the new pay systems under the State. The average working hours per week is 37 hours. 

We want to reflect the society and therefore calls on all interested, regardless of personal background, to apply. 

All invited for interview will be asked to bring a criminal record in English or Danish.  

Further information can be obtained by the head of the section, professor, PhD Jytte Banner, phone: +45 23811464 or e-mail: jytte.banner@sund.ku.dk 

Send the motivated application together with copies of diplomas (including transcript of records translated to the ECTS grading scale) and indication of previous employment electronically through: https://jobportal.ku.dk/tap no later than 28 September 2021

 

 

 

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: 2021-09-28 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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Post expires on Tuesday September 28th, 2021

Postdoc Position on Nitrous Oxide Turnover in the Ocean

A two-year postdoc position is available at the Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. The position will be associated with Carolin Löscher and is funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark.

The aim of the postdoc project is to understand how nitrous oxide is biologically removed from marine surface waters by a combination of isotope labelling experiments, genetic and metagenomic profiling and single cell techniques. Nitrous oxide is one of the strongest natural greenhouse gases, and its production has been subject to numerous studies over the last decades. Its consumption, or its sinks, are, however, not clear and will therefore be studied in the context of this project. The position should start on 1 January 2022. Application deadline: 1 November 2021.

The postdoc should be interested in combining field work, marine biogeochemistry, ecology and bioinformatics.

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

  • A PhD in ocean science, climate science or ecology
  • Experience with gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, trace gas analyses, molecular ecology
  • Project management and project development skills
  • Interest and will to travel and participate in field experiments nationally and internationally
  • Strong communication and collaborative skills and an interest in working in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

We offer:

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

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

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

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

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2021-11-01 at 23:59

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Post expires on Monday November 1st, 2021

Postdoc in Cardiovascular Signal Analysis

The University of Copenhagen is seeking a highly motivated and talented post-doctoral fellow to commence January 1st 2022 at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

About us

The position is available in the Laboratory of Experimental Cardiology. In our group we aim at bridging between biomedical research and clinical practice in cardiac electrophysiology and arrhythmias. By examining cardiovascular signals that characterizes and integrates the complex pathophysiology behind signals and arrhythmias, and by securing synergistic and fruitful collaborations, we strive to identify causalities and optimal treatment options for individuals living with cardiovascular disease. 

You will be part of a team using large clinical and epidemiological cardiovascular signal databases (like electrocardiograms (ECG), Holter monitoring and photophletysmography (PPG) with advanced signal analysis and deep learning published in highly cited medical journals. Furthermore, you will be part of an international consortium within ECG and genetics between University of Copenhagen, and the CHARGE consortium.

Job description

As a postdoc in our group, you will together with the rest of the team, be responsible for running our deep learning systems, and take care of our ECG, PPG, and genetics databases on a daily basis.

You will be an important part of all the scientific aspects related to our studies. Thus, you will be deeply engaged in the scientific research development, generating new scientific questions to investigate, perform statistical analysis, interpretation of results, writing manuscripts for publication and scientific applications, communicating our scientific results, and engaging with collaborators.

You will be part of the institutes educational team, giving classes in Physiology.

Profile

The fellowship is aimed at early career researchers with a basic science background with a research background in human pathophysiology and signal analysis including deep learning, who aspire to a career in academic medicine. We are seeking an open-minded, enthusiastic candidate, who synergistically enjoy the scientific aspects and the translational and practical aspects of research.

Requirements

  • You should have a health science degree (i.e. MD, Biomedical Engineer, MPH or similar). The applicant should have a recent PhD degree (max 2 years) or have planned submission of the PhD before the start of the posdoc position, preferably within health sciences.
  • Strong scientific track record in relation to career stage.  
  • The applicant should have a high understanding of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral; proficient in English and preferable in Danish as well to be able to communicate with patients.
  • Strong scientific, analytical, and technical skills.
  • Experience with signal analysis and deep learning, including skills in computational environment such as R and Python is a requirement.
  • Team player with both an independent and collaborative mind-set.

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen under supervision of Associate Professor Jorgen Kanters and Professor Dominik Linz. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment with local and international collaborators. Our research facilities include computer facilities with Linux, Keras and Tensorflow.

Terms of employment

The employment as a postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 3 years. Starting date is January 1st 2022 or after agreement.

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated.

Currently, the monthly salary for postdocs starts at 36,700 DKK/ approx. 4,935 Euro (April 2021-level). The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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

The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of January 2020.

The University of Copenhagen International Staff Mobility office offers support and assistance to all international researchers on all issues related to moving to and settling in Denmark. Read more at www.ism.ku.dk

Questions
For further questions about the job description and qualifications for the positions please contact Associate Professor Jørgen K Kanters, E-mail: jkanters@sund.ku.dk .

For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact sund-hr-bmi@sund.ku.dk  

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, contact details for at least two references, and other skills relevant for the position

3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate/ Letter from the PhD supervisor that the PhD will be submitted before start of the position and b) Master´s Degree certificate

4. List of publications

5. Research Plan (your ideas and interests within research, max 3 pages)

6. Teaching Portfolio

Application deadline:  29 September 2021, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2021-09-29 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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Post expires on Wednesday September 29th, 2021

Postdoc in Trait-based Modelling of Life in the Global Ocean

Centre for Ocean Life (www.OceanLifeCentre.dk) offers 2-year Post doc fellowship(s) in trait-based modelling of life in the global ocean. The fellow(s) will be employed at DTU Aqua (The National Institute for Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark).

Responsibilities and qualifications
We expect the post doc fellow to develop, implement and analyse models of models of higher life (cephalopods and fish) based on the FEISTY model framework or microbial life (plankton) based on the “Nutrient-Unicellular-Multicellular” model framework. The overall aim is to scale from traits of individual organisms to the function of the ecosystem on a global scale.

The candidate(s) will become part of the vibrant, cross-disciplinary, and international research environment at the Centre for Ocean Life. The centre is a collaborative effort to develop a fundamental understanding and predictive capability of marine ecosystems through the use of trait-based approaches. We currently have a group of about 20 young scientists associated the Centre (PhD and Post docs). They are working on various aspects of marine life using diverse approaches (observational, experimental, theoretical) while collaborating through weekly science meetings, annual science retreats, numerous working groups, and collaborative projects. Their backgrounds are as diverse as are those of the PIs of the Centre, from physics and mathematics to biology and chemistry, and we spend considerable effort developing cross-disciplinary communication and projects since we believe that the potential for discovery and progress may be achieved by confronting the different disciplines.

We are looking for physicists/mathematicians/engineers with a keen interest in marine ecology, or ecologists with documented quantitative skills.

Candidates should hold a PhD in physics, biology, mathematics, engineering, or similar. 

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

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years. 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

The successful candidate is expected to start early 2022.

Further information 
For further information about the positions and the projects please contact Professor Ken H Andersen (kha@aqua.dtu.dk), Professor Andy Visser (awv@aqua.dtu.dk), or Professor Thomas Kiørboe (tk@aqua.dtu.dk).  

You can read more about the Centre for Ocean Life at: Centre for Ocean Life, the associated project “Future Oceans”, and the National Institute of Aquatic Resources at: DTU Aqua.
 
If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 25 October 2021 (Danish time)

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
    The application should contain a motivation for why you want to work in the Centre for Ocean Life. The application may include a description of your own project ideas in accord with the goal of the Centre, perhaps inspired by the current running projects outlined on our home pages (www.OceanLifeCentre.dk/projects, Future Oceans,  www.oceanlifecentre.dk/background and www.mecano-plankton.dk). The final post doc project will be developed in collaboration with the supervisors in the Centre. 
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Publication list
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Possible outline of project ideas
  • PhD degree transcript
  • Other material that you would like to be included in the evaluation.

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their PhD degree, but they cannot begin their scholarship before having received their PhD degree. 

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

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

Deadline: 2021-10-25 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Aqua

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday October 25th, 2021

PhD Scholarship in Trait-based Modelling of Life in the Global Ocean

Centre for Ocean Life (www.OceanLifeCentre.dk) offers 3-year PhD fellowship(s) in trait-based modelling of life in the global ocean. The fellow(s) will be employed at DTU Aqua (The National Institute for Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark).

Responsibilities and qualifications
We expect the PhD candidates to develop, implement and analyse models of models of higher life (cephalopods and fish) based on the FEISTY model framework or microbial life (plankton) based on the “Nutrient-Unicellular-Multicellular” model framework. The overall aim is to scale from traits of individual organisms to the function of the ecosystem on a global scale.

The PhD candidate(s) will become part of the vibrant, cross-disciplinary, and international research environment at the Centre for Ocean Life. The centre is a collaborative effort to develop a fundamental understanding and predictive capability of marine ecosystems through the use of trait-based approaches. We currently have a group of about 20 young scientists associated the Centre (PhD and Postdocs). They are working on various aspects of marine life using diverse approaches (observational, experimental, theoretical) while collaborating through weekly science meetings, annual science retreats, numerous working groups, and collaborative projects. Their backgrounds are as diverse as are those of the PIs of the Centre, from physics and mathematics to biology and chemistry, and we spend considerable effort developing cross-disciplinary communication and projects since we believe that the potential for discovery and progress may be achieved by confronting the different disciplines.

We are looking for physicists/mathematicians/engineers with a keen interest in marine ecology, or ecologists with documented quantitative skills.

Candidates should hold a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS point) in physics, biology, mathematics, engineering, or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.

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

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here

The successful candidate is expected to start early 2022.

Further information
For further information about the positions and the projects please contact Professor Ken H Andersen (kha@aqua.dtu.dk), Professor Andy Visser (awv@aqua.dtu.dk), or Professor Thomas Kiørboe (tk@aqua.dtu.dk). 

You can read more about the Centre for Ocean Life at: Centre for Ocean Life, the associated project “Future Oceans”, and the National Institute of Aquatic Resources at: DTU Aqua.

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 25 October 2021 (Danish time).

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
    The application should contain a motivation for why you want to work in the Centre for Ocean Life. The application may include a description of your own project ideas in accord with the goal of the Centre, perhaps inspired by the current running projects outlined on our home pages (www.OceanLifeCentre.dk/projects, Future Oceans,  www.oceanlifecentre.dk/background and www.mecano-plankton.dk). The final PhD project will be developed in collaboration with the supervisors in the Centre.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Publication list
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Possible outline of project ideas
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • Other material that you would like to be included in the evaluation.

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

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

Deadline: 2021-10-25 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Aqua

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday October 25th, 2021

Postdoc in cell biology of protein trafficking

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of cell biology as per 1 December 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a fixed-term full-time position for two years with the possibility of extension for suitable progress.

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

About the research project

The successful candidate will join a large, dynamic, internationally recognized epithelial biology and membrane transport research group headed by Prof. Robert Fenton (https://pure.au.dk/portal/en/rofe@ana.au.dk). The research centers around the molecular regulation of specific membrane proteins involved in ion and water transport, with the aim to decipher the role of these proteins in diseases such as hypertension, chronic kidney disease diabetes and water/electrolyte disorders. The research is multidisciplinary, using techniques such as proteomics/transcriptomics/bioinformatics, cell biology, high-resolution imaging, animal models and lies at the interface between clinical/basic science. For recent publications see: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/1XoIpVeM3d_k9/bibliography/public/

The research project will use a range of in vitro and in vivo techniques to investigate how G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) signal via their Gβγ dimer to facilitate regulated membrane protein trafficking (aquaporins used as model membrane proteins). The project will provide fundamental new knowledge for how GPCRs convey their intracellular effects and it has the potential of uncovering fundamental new mechanisms for GPCR-mediated protein trafficking. The successful candidate will use/learn high-resolution imaging techniques, CRISPR-Cas9 mediated gene editing of cells and mice, various biochemical approaches, and microscale thermophoresis during the project.
 

Your job responsibilities

As Postdoc in cell biology your position is primarily research-based but may also involve teaching assignments. You will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your project, where you will receive supervision and guidance. You will be encouraged and helped to gain independent research funding.

Your main tasks will consist of:

  • Independent research of high international quality, including publication.
  • Guidance and training of Bachelor’s, Master's and PhD students.
  • Some degree of contribution towards attracting external research funding.
  • Writing/contributing to manuscript/grant preparation

You will report to the Professor Robert A. Fenton (robert.a.fenton@biomed.au.dk) tel.: (+45) 87167671.
 

Your competences

You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within one or more of the following areas: physiology, cell biology, biochemistry or molecular biology. Candidate should have prior documented experience with cell culture, biochemical techniques (including ELISA, protein purification), immunocytochemistry (including semi-quantitative confocal imaging), western blotting, and qRT-PCR. Experience with CRISRR-Cas9 biology in animal/cell models is considered a distinct advantage. The successful candidate must demonstrate a drive and capacity to work independently within a larger research group, supervise students and to develop this specific research field. Previous experience in the development of grant applications is also recognized.

As a person, you are ambitious, take ownership and possess good communication and interpersonal skills. We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English.

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

Shortlisting will be used.
 

Questions about the position

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Robert A. Fenton (robert.a.fenton@biomed.au.dk) tel.: (+45) 87167671. (see https://potassium-bloodpressure.org/lab-member/robert-a-fenton/)

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

We expect to conduct interviews week beginning 18 October 2021.
 

Terms of employment

Application

Your application must include the following:

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

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

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

Letter of reference

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

International applicant?

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

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

 

Deadline: 2021-10-12 at 23:59
Email: mailto:robert.a.fenton@biomed.au.dk
Phone: +4587167671

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Tuesday October 12th, 2021

Postdoc in Advanced Antibody Discovery Technologies

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher within the field of advanced antibody discovery technologies from the 1st of January 2022 (or soon thereafter) for a 4-year position. The candidate will be part of an extraordinarily ambitious antibody development project with the aim of developing a fully recombinant antivenom against snakebite for sub-Saharan Africa.

The Tropical Pharmacology Lab
Snakebite envenoming is a Neglected Tropical Disease that each year claims 150,000 lives and maims another 400,000 victims for life. Existing treatments based on polyclonal antibodies derived from the blood of immunized animals are scarce and have a number of drawbacks, including high cost a propensity to elicit adverse reactions due to their immunogenic disposition. Scientific and technological advancement is highly warranted and may enable the introduction of improved therapies for snakebite victims living in impoverished rural areas worldwide!

In the Tropical Pharmacology Lab, we are championing the development of recombinant antivenoms based on mixtures of carefully selected human monoclonal antibodies with the purpose of bringing efficacious, safe, and affordable next-generation snakebite therapeutics to life. To pursue this goal, we utilize advanced antibody discovery technologies for designing antibodies with special binding properties, such as being broadly-neutralizing, being directed to distinct anatomic sites, and/or being possible to administer at exceptionally low dose.

The research group is headed by Associate Professor Andreas Hougaard Laustsen and is based in the section for Protein Science & Biotherapeutics at the Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine at the Technical University of Denmark.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The project is funded by Wellcome and has the aim of delivering tangible human health impact via the development of novel snakebite therapeutics. The candidate will be responsible of conducting discovery campaigns using phage display selection against snake toxins from different protein families to find cross-reactive scFvs. The candidate will assess the binding properties of these scFvs after expression and purification and convert these into IgGs.

The candidate will be part of a team of 1 senior scientist, 3 other postdoctoral scientists, and 2 laboratory technicians working on toxin biochemistry, antibody and nanobody discovery, and biophysical characterization of antibodies with the purpose of developing a recombinant oligoclonal antibody cocktail that can neutralize the venoms of the medically most important snakes of sub-Saharan Africa. The project will thus be highly collaborative.

The position may potentially involve co-supervision of PhD and M.Sc. students within the research topic, but is not expected to involve any significant teaching responsibilities.

Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant life sciences discipline, have excellent communication skills, and be extensively trained in antibody discovery, molecular biology, and protein engineering. In our research group, we highly value collaboration, and it will be expected that the candidates can demonstrate that he/she has a track record for successfully collaborating with his/her peers and students.

It is expected that the applicant has significant experience with one or more of the following techniques:

  • Phage display technology
  • Phage library construction
  • ELISA, Time-Resolved Fluorescence Assay, DELFIA, SPR
  • Assay development
  • Molecular biology (e.g. cloning, PCR, sequencing etc.)
  • Recombinant protein expression and purification in bacteria, yeast and/or mammalian cells
  • RP-HPLC and/or ÄKTA

Assessment
In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to:

  • Experience with antibody discovery
  • Experience with molecular and/or synthetic biology
  • International impact and experience
  • Leadership potential and collaboration
  • Communication skills

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

More specifically in the Tropical Pharmacology Lab, we are a group of high performing scientists that share the vision that science is supposed to benefit humankind, especially underprivileged societies and/or societal groups. This shared vision with a very international outreach has created an academic environment that is ambitious and innovative fueled by an exceptionally collegially supportive attitude to both people and their work. We welcome people with all types of backgrounds and strive for diversity. Our research group is highly active in numerous outreach activities and our international travel agendas are typically busy. Finally, group members typically have an entrepreneurial attitude, resulting in the establishment of a number of spin-out biotech companies by group members.

See more: www.tropicalpharmacology.com

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

If you are a non-Dane (or have lived for a sufficient number of years outside of Denmark), you may be eligible for the attractive Researcher Tax scheme: https://skat.dk/skat.aspx?oid=97319. Successful application to this scheme is, however, not promised by DTU.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

The positions will be located at the DTU Lyngby campus in a newly established research building hosting ultra-modern laboratories for antibody discovery and phage display technology with neighboring laboratories with state-of-the-art facilities for protein science and proteomics. 

Further Information
Additional information may be obtained from Assoc. Prof. Andreas Hougard Laustsen, ahola@bio.dtu.dk

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 30 October 2021.

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • List of publications
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g. http://orcid.org/)
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)

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

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

DTU Bioengineering
The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) is an international leader in the areas of biotechnology and biomedicine. Our engineering approach to all aspects of biotechnology and biomedicine positions us as a valuable player with unique competences in a growing bio-based economy and with health systems transforming towards personalized medicine. We have a clear focus on the needs in the life science industry and point towards innovation, new businesses and scientific services for the benefit of society. The department has extensive collaborations with national and international research units and industry. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 210 employees, of which 2/3 are scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

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

Deadline: 2021-10-30 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Bioengineering

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Saturday October 30th, 2021

Postdoc in Recombinant production and biophysical characterisation of plant proteins

Will you contribute to develop more sustainable plant-based protein ingredients and accelerate the transition from animal- to plant-based food?

A research opportunity as postdoc is now available in the ‘SEEDFOOD: Functional and palatable plant seed storage proteins for sustainable foods’ project funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The primary partners in SEEDFOOD are University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and University of Le Mans in France (ULM). The project coordinator is Professor Marianne Nissen Lund, Department of Food Science, UCPH. SEEDFOOD will serve as multi-disciplinary centre in which you as young scientist will benefit from training and joint supervision by principal investigators. We expect some mobility between labs and partners. You will be part of an international dynamic research environment founded on knowledge sharing, high scientific ambitions and cross-disciplinary synergy. We focus on active career development of junior researchers, and offer coaching/mentoring activities across the centre.

The vision of SEEDFOOD is to accelerate the transition from animal- to plant-based food proteins for sustainable food production and consumption. We will achieve this by tailoring plant protein ingredients with superior functional, palatable, and nutritional properties through novel protein design and in-depth understanding of molecular interactions in the food matrix. We will use rapeseed protein to obtain new insights underpinning the scientific foundation to promote the use of seed storage proteins for foods. Rapeseed is a protein-rich crop used for industrial oil production. It is farmed on a large scale in Europe and may be utilized in new food types locally across the globe. In SEEDFOOD we will create knowledge to sustainably transform poor functionality of plant seed storage proteins and rationally tailor protein performance for future food design. Scientific themes in SEEDFOOD encompass: gentle and sustainable processing to isolate seed proteins; improvement of protein surface characteristics through enzyme and UV-light treatments; biophysics of protein structures and molecular interactions; functionality and palatability in model foods.

Responsibilities and qualifications
We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a position in recombinant production and biophysical characterisation of isoforms and mutant proteins of rapeseed cruciferin and napin. The aims of the project are the optimization of the production hosts towards a high yield cell factory, the production of variants of cruciferin and napin, followed by an in-depth characterization of the key biophysical properties, such as protein stability and interactions with other relevant molecules.

The position is jointly between DTU Bioengineering and DTU Biosustain.

Tasks

  • Design of a high-expression platform strain.
  • Rational and systematic optimization of recombinant protein production of major naturally occurring rapeseed isoforms and mutants thereof.
  • Applying genome-scale metabolic models on the expression organism enabling high yields.
  • Design and production of variants of the rapeseed proteins.
  • Biophysical characterisation of rapeseed proteins, including, but not limited to, SPR, BLI, nanoDSF, DLS, flow-induced dispersion analysis.
  • Co-Supervision of PhD and Master students

Required qualifications

  • A PhD degree in experimental Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics or Biotechnology.
  • Excellent English communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and interest in working in a team of multiple partners.

Key selection criteria

  • Professional qualifications relevant for the position.
  • Publications.
  • Relevant work experience.
  • Language skills.
  • Creative thinking.

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

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

The employment will start on the 1.1.2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. The employment is initially for two years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Prof. Alexander K. Buell, tel.: +45 4525 4061, email: alebu@dtu.dk

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 31 October 2021 (Danish time).

To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered. All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

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

Deadline: 2021-10-31 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Bioengineering

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Sunday October 31st, 2021

Researcher in Medical Radiation Physics (temporary employment)

The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments within the Faculty of Science and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and theoretical physics. It has about 250 employees, of which 95 are PhD students. Many have been internationally recruited. The Department is part of the AlbaNova University Center.

The Department of Physics and Stockholm University is affiliated to Stockholm Dual Career Network (SDCN) that supports expat partners with professional events, career-related advice and by building a social network in their new hometown, www.sdcn.se.

Project description
The position will be associated with the project SINFONIA – Radiation risk appraisal for detrimental effects from medical exposure during management of patients with lymphoma or brain tumour (Home – Sinfonia (sinfonia-appraisal.eu) funded from the Euratom research and training programme under grant agreement No 945196.

The project is focused on the development of a comprehensive system for personalised dosimetry in radiotherapy accounting for stray radiation dose and the risks associated with it. Personalised models of patients will be used with analytical algorithms to estimate dose distributions in out-of-field and partially exposed organs during photon radiation therapy.

Treatment protocols applied in the clinic will be used together with machine-specific parameters to simulate dose delivery characteristics. Measurements and Monte Carlo simulations will be used to estimate out-of-field and in-field dose distribution from stray radiation (neutrons) during proton therapy with the beam scanning technique. 

Main responsibilities
The position involves research and developent of a comprehensive methodology that includes measurement and simulation procedures to account for stray radiation dose in patients with lymphoma or/and brain tumours that receive radiation therapy with photon or proton beams.

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

Assessment criteria
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in dosimetry, Monte Carlo simulations and radiobiological modelling of the effect of radiation on cells as well as risk assessment following medical radiation exposure. The successful applicant will be selected based on documented knowledge relevant for the area of study, knowledge of scientific instrumentations and method, analytical skills, personal motivation and team working skills.

Excellent ability to express themselves in written and spoken English is required. The applicants are encouraged to provide supporting documents that substantiate qualifications, e.g., knowledge, skills, abilities and experience. References and interviews will be used to assess qualifications of the applicants.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for two years. Start date 2021-10-01 or as per agreement.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Prof. Iuliana Toma-Dasu, telephone: +46 72 147 42 57, iuliana.livia.dasu@fysik.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references
    Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters via email to: FV-2665-21.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-2665-21 + name of the applicant.

and, in addition, please include the following documents

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

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2021-10-15 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday October 15th, 2021

PhD scholarship in microbial electrosynthesis

A 3-year PhD position starting 1 October 2021 is available at the Department of Environmental Engineering (DTU Environment). If you have an interest in microbial electrosynthesis and material science and the integration of the two to address the Environmental Challenges for the Twenty-First Century (e.g., climate change, carbon capture & utilization, and storage of renewable energy), and contribute to circular bioeconomy for the green transition towards a sustainable society, this PhD position could be exactly what you are looking for.

Responsibilities and qualifications
You will participate in a new project granted by Independent Research Fund Denmark, which aims to develop a new integrated sustainable microbial electrochemical technology platform for selective and efficient production of higher alcohols from CO2 and renewable electricity via the interface between microbes and microelectrodes. You will be part of a research team encompassing both nearby colleagues as well as external academic and industrial partners. You will perform a thorough study to optimize system performance, address potential limitations, and to find corresponding technical solutions.

Your primary tasks will be to:

  • Fabricate mechanically stable microelectrodes with well-defined geometry and size using additive manufacturing followed by pyrolysis.
  • Identify the key properties and optimization of material-microorganism interactions to facilitate biofilm formation and electron transfer.
  • Integrate the microbial metabolism and microelectrodes in bioelectrochemical reactor and optimize the system enabling more efficient bioproduction from CO2 and renewable energy.
  • Write scientific papers and present research results at conferences.
  • Work as a teaching assistant in two or three 5 ECTS modules.

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

Technical Proficiency

  • Solid background in microbiology/bioelectrochemistry.
  • Foundations in biology, physic chemistry, and material science.
  • A keen interest in microbial electrochemistry.
  • Some experience with electrochemistry or biosynthesis.

Soft Skills Requirements

  • Fluent spoken and written English. Minimum proficiency level is B2, C1 is preferred.
  • Self-reliant working style
  • Curious and ambitious personality.
  • Prior research and publication experience is considered a definite plus but is not required.

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Yifeng Zhang from DTU Environment and Associate Professor Stephan S. Keller from DTU Nanolab.

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

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years starting 1 October 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter). 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Yifeng Zhang (yifz@env.dtu.dk)

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 1 November 2021 (Danish time).

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • A recommendation letter (e.g., from the supervisor of your master project)

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

DTU Environment is one of the largest university departments specializing in water, environmental engineering and sustainability in Europe. We are working to develop new environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies and disseminate this knowledge to society and new generations of engineers. Our activities within research, education and innovation are focused water, chemicals and resources. The department has app. 185 staff members of more than 25 nationalities.

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

Deadline: 2021-11-01 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Environment

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday November 1st, 2021

Postdoc in Single cell transcriptomics of the immune response in Parkinson’s disease

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of Transcriptomic analysis of immune response in Parkinson’s disease as per 1 November 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a fixed-term full-time position for 1 year with a possibility of extension.

We offer a vibrant international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The Department employs some 450 people and covers a range of research areas within Biomedicine. We contribute to the Bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology and the Master’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry. Our infrastructure is well developed with modern laboratories, core and animal facilities. You will work in the new ‘Skou Building’ but in close collaboration with a groups at Department of Molecular Biology. You can read more about the Department of Biomedicine here and about the Health Faculty here.

About the research project

Candidates will be part of a research group investigating the influence of the immune system in the neurodegenerative process in Parkinson’s disease. The candidate will use different approaches to characterize the immune (central and peripheral) response to alpha-synuclein induced neurodegeneration in a rodent model and in patients with Parkinson’s Disease.

You will be employed in the project Immune related biomarker and targets in Parkinson’s disease. This project is funded through the externally financed research grant – and your employment follows the project grant. The project is joined between two labs at the Health faculty and the Natural Science Faculty of AU. Close interaction and constant scientific exchange with the teams and the collaborators (both clinicians and private industry) will be essential for the advance of the project.
 

Your job responsibilities

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

The postdoctoral fellow will, together with an postdoc experienced in Parkinson’s disease, focus on analyses of patient-derived peripheral blood cells and immune cells from rodent models using techniques such as scRNA sequencing, and spatial transcriptomics. In addition you will perform experiments using RNA aptamers as biosensors for the investigations of Parkinson’s disease biomarkers in biofluids from rodents models and patients. You will be responsible of the analysis of the omics data.

You should be able to work independently and responsibly, to critically analyze data, prepare and communicate results, prepare manuscripts and publish research findings in high quality journals. You are expected to keep updated regarding literature on the field. In addition, you will also supervise undergraduates laboratory projects during your appointment in the lab.

You will report to Associate Professor Marina Romero-Ramos.
 

Your competences

We are seeking a highly motivated and independent postdoctoral researcher with a background/PhD in single cell transcriptomics, next generation sequencing and analysis of transcriptome data. The postdoctoral fellow will work in close collaboration with other fellows and students in the lab, utilizing the animal models and analyzing patients’ immune cells, and collaborative skills will be highly important for success in carrying out the planned research. Below is listed experience and skills that will be considered:

  • Proficiency in statistical and programming languages such as Perl, Python and/or R.
  • Experience working in a Linux-based high-performance computing environment.
  • Prior experience with analysis of NGS and preferably also single-cell omics data or other genomic sequencing data.
  • Sound understanding of single-cell biology, recent technologies and data science. 
  • Experience with wet-lab protocols RNA-seq and scRNAseq (preferred but not needed).

The successful candidate is expected to have strong skills in English, show mobility in his/her CV, and to have a demonstrated scientific track record, including at least one first author publication in a per review scientific journal within a relevant field. Prior teaching experience will be also considered a plus.

As a person, you are ambitious, take ownership and possess good communication and interpersonal skills.

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

Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Marina Romero-Ramos  email: mrr@biomed.au.dk.

Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Skou Building, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

We expect to conduct interviews 15 October 2021.
 

Terms of employment

Application

Your application must include the following:

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

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

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

Letter of reference

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

International applicant?

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

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

Deadline: 2021-09-29 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biomedicine
Email: mailto:mrr@biomed.au.dk

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Wednesday September 29th, 2021

Postdoc in Enzyme Engineering

A post doc position will be available in connection to the EnDeWa project, which strives to engineer better enzymes for bioprocessing of plastic waste. EnDeWa is supported by Innovation Fund Denmark and brings together an interdisciplinary group of scientists from DTU and Novozymes. The project will apply a range of approaches within design, mutagenesis, production and characterization of plastic degrading enzymes, and the aim is to produce both competitive catalysts for industrial application and a leading knowledge platform for the enzymatic deconstruction of plastic. The post doc position will provide excellent conditions for developing leading research skills within this area in particular and applied enzymology in general.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The new post doc will be involved in both the production and characterization of plastic degrading enzymes. The former includes enzyme design, strain construction and fermentation, while the latter focuses on characterization of enzymes with respect to kinetic parameters, stability and inhibition. The post doc will also work with the organization, storage and interpretation of data, and collaborate with the rest on the EnDeWa team on designing new generations of enzyme variants. The research will include laboratory work at both DTU and Novozymes, which are located within walking distance in the Lyngby area. We are looking for applicant with excellent qualifications in two or more of the areas listed below, and the willingness and ability to develop skills in the other.

  • Molecular biology
  • Heterologous expression of proteins
  • Enzyme assay development
  • Kinetic characterization and –modeling
  • Structure-function relationships of enzyme catalysis
  • Enzyme design

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

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

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

The period of employment is up to three years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
The post docs will we associated with the research group “Interfacial Enzymology” at DTU Bioengineering. You may learn more about the group at

https://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/english/researchny/research-sections/section-for-protein-chemistry-and-enzyme-technology/interfacial-enzymology

For further information, please contact Professor Peter Westh, petwe@dtu.dk or Science Manager Kenneth Jensen, KHJN@novozymes.com.

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

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 10 October 2021 (Danish time).

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Letters of recommendation (optional)

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

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

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

Deadline: 2021-10-10 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Bioengineering

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Post expires on Sunday October 10th, 2021

Postdoctoral fellow position in Stem cell modeling of neurological disease

Published: 2021-09-15

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

The Department of immunology, genetics and pathology at Uppsala University  has a broad research profile with several strong research groups focused on Genomics, Cancer and Molecular Diagnostics. Research is presently conducted in the following areas: Medical and Clinical Genetics, Immunology, Pathology, Tumor Biology and Vascular Biology. Parts of the organization are also integrated with the departments for Clinical Genetics, Immunology and Pathology-Cytology at Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala. The department provides a well-developed infrastructure for advanced molecular sciences, including access to front-line technology as well as core facilities for cell analyses, DNA sequencing and genotyping. The Department has a yearly turnover of around 255 million SEK with a staff of around 340 people, 90 of these that are PhD-students. The department is partially integrated with the SciLifeLab. (http://www.igp.uu.se)

SciLifeLab (www.scilifelab.se) is a Swedish national center for molecular biosciences with focus on health and environmental research. The center combines frontline technical expertise with advanced knowledge of translational medicine and molecular bioscience. SciLifeLab is hosted by four Swedish universities (Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and Uppsala University) and collaborates with several other universities. SciLifeLab invites applications for Postdoc positions in the groups of our SciLifeLab Faculty.

Niklas Dahl’s research group (http://www.igp.uu.se/research/genetics_genomics/niklas_dahl/?languageId=1) is focused on functional genomics including the identification of mechanisms and pathophysiology associated with genetic disorders. Over the last decade the research group has identified a number of novel genes/gene variants and mechanisms associated with disease. A limiting factor in the studies of central nervous system (CNS) disorders has been models that recapitulate the human brain. To this end we have established induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology. We have reprogrammed somatic cells from patients with various genetic disorders of the CNS. The iPSCs are differentiated into mature neuronal cells using well defined protocols. The goal is to identify novel disease mechanisms at the cellular and molecular levels that may serve as candidate targets for intervention. Analysis is performed on bulk cell- populations as well as on single cells using e.g. immunostainings, electrophysiology, transcriptome-, proteome- and metabolome-profiling. Models are validated using CRISPR/Cas9 modifications of iPSC. In combination, the techniques are expected to reveal novel cell populations and biomarkers associated with CNS disorders as a first step towards drug development.

Duties: Monitor iPSC cultures and characterise these using imaging, immunohistochemistry, functional parameters, transcriptome- and metabolome profiling. Develop protocols/methods to differentiate iPSC into defined neuronal lineages and organoids. Handle molecular cloning, DNA sequence analysis, CRISPR/Cas9 editing and selection of edited iPSC clones. The tasks include planning and implementation of subprojects, compilation and analysis of data, as well as the writing of manuscripts for publication. The work includes contributions in the writing of applications and assistance in supervision of PhD students and students.

Requirements: PhD in the fields of cell- or molecular biology, biomedicine, medicine or similar. To be eligible to apply you must have a PhD completed within three years of the application deadline. If you received your PhD earlier but special circumstances exist you are also eligible to apply. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. Documented experience in eukaryotic cell tissue culture, molecular cloning, gene expression and protein analysis and statistical analysis. Good interpersonal and communication skills is required as well as demonstrated experience in compiling and publishing scientific papers in related fields.

Additional qualifications: Appropriate background is a Ph.D. degree with a biological or medical focus. Proven experience of cell culture systems and associated functional, molecular and bioinformatic analyses. Particular emphasis will be placed on academic skills, good collaboration skills and ability to work independently. Experience in analysis of RNA- and DNA sequence data is desired. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

The application must include a personal letter including a brief description of your research interests and motivation for the application, CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, up to 10 publications, and a list of two reference persons and/or reference letters.

Salary: Individual salary.
 
Starting date: 01-11-2021 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact:
Niklas Dahl, niklas.dahl@igp.uu.se, 018-471 4859, 018-611 2799

Please submit your application by 8 October 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3200.

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Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Deadline: 2021-10-08 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology

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Post expires on Friday October 8th, 2021