Kategoriarkiv: Health/Life sciences

1 PhD scholarship in Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks on pH and Ion Transport in Pancreatic Cancer (pHIoniC)

Scientific environment

This pHIoniC training network is financed by the European Commission Horizon 2020. The project is a collaboration between 10 academic and 3 industrial partners from 7 European countries. The consortium brings together highly synergistic expertise in the field of ion transport and cancer research.

Our focus is on pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), which is rising in incidence and is so far incurable. The programme’s central idea is that the unique pancreatic microenvironment contributes to disease development and progression. The programme has a strong grounding in the physiology of acid/base transport in the exocrine pancreas and it develops new concepts and tools in the cancer field and beyond. Jointly, pHioniC will map pH landscape in normal and diseased pancreas, characterize the impact of the acidic microenvironment on PDAC development and apply drug/nanocarrier/antibody designs for targeting of tumors. For further details of the network, please visit https://www.medizin.uni-muenster.de/phionic/home/.

pHioniC will provide training and collaborative network and structured PhD programme. The training will cover the fields of ion transport, oncology, imaging, bioinformatics and antibody technology, extensive transferable skills and personalized training elements.

Project description

Role of pH and ATP signaling in normal pancreas and PDAC

The normal function of exocrine pancreas is to secrete bicarbonate-rich fluid necessary for digestion. Our objective is to test the hypothesis that this process leads to acidification of extracellular pH, and together with ATP/purinergic signaling, favors micro-inflammation, epithelial transportome reorganization and PDAC development. Our aim is to resolve the dynamics and spacial resolution of pH changes and find the key proteins that are involved in intra- and intercellular signaling leading to tissue remodelling. Key candidates explored and pharmacologically tested include proton pumps, potassium channels and ATP sensitive purinergic receptors. Techniques employed will include live-cell/organ imaging, cell- and biochemical assays, multicellular organoids and orthotopic cancer models in mice.

Principal supervisor is Prof. Ivana Novak, Section for Cell Biology and Physiology, inovak@bio.ku.dk, Phone: +45 353-30275

Who are we looking for?

Marie Curie Training Networks offer a unique opportunity to get cutting-edge training in a multidisciplinary environment with a focus on academic and personal development of the PhD fellows. The supervisors in the network each provide specific competences and as part of the network you develop your skills and carry out research both independently and as part of a network of 15 PhD fellows. The consortium ensures exchange of ideas through network-wide training events, summer schools and intersectoral secondments. As a PhD fellow in the pHIoniC network, you need to have good social skills, be innovative and goal-oriented and be willing to conduct the planned secondments.

Formal requirements

Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or related fields with relevant preparative training. Excellent command of spoken and written English is required. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience in relation to the advertised project.

Job conditions

The PhD student will be appointed under a 3-year employment contract with a competitive salary and mobility allowance at the host institution. The fellow is expected to start on 1 October 2019 or soon therafter. The PhD student will be enrolled in the PhD program of the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, with the specific intent that it results in a PhD degree and scientific publications.

Job description

The position is available for a 3-year period. Your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE/pHIoniC network are:

  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses both within and outside the pHIoniC network
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Participate in international congresses and pHIoniC network meetings
  • Stay at the research institutions abroad for the secondments
  • Teach and disseminate your research

EU eligibility criteria for candidates

The applicant may be of any nationality but in order to be eligible for the positions the following criteria applies to all applicants:

  • The applicant shall at the time of recruitment be eligible as an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) by being in the first four years of his/her research career and not have been awarded a doctoral degree
  • The applicant must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in the country of the host institute for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment

Terms of employment

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

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 325,625.17 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 52,917). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application procedure

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

Please include

  • Cover letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project (max. 2 pages)
  • CV (max. 2 pages) including a list of publications (if any)
  • Summary of last degree thesis (1 page)
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Two references and full contact details (name, address, telephone & email) of professional referees

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

The deadline for applications is 8 September 2019, 23:59 GMT +2. Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered.

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

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

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

Deadline: 8 September 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Biology
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Post expires on Sunday September 8th, 2019

Postdoctoral researcher fixed-term position in Department of Biology

The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university which offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education. Postdoctoral researcher position on senescence patterns and ageing markers in Asian elephants.  A postdoctoral researcher position focusing on senescence patterns and ageing markers in Asian elephants will be available under the supervision of Dr Sophie Reichert, and in close collaboration with the large and multidisciplinary Myanmar Timber Elephant Project of Prof. Virpi Lummaa at the Department of Biology, University of Turku, Finland. The position is part of Dr Reichert’s Academy of Finland funded project to study the patterns of senescence and reproductive senescence and identify their underlying hormonal and ageing markers correlates, using a large longitudinal dataset on life-histories of a semi-captive population of Asian elephants in Myanmar. The Myanmar Timber Elephant Project group is highly cosmopolite and focuses on diverse domains of biology (evolutionary biology, behavioural ecology, ecophysiology, genomics).
More information about the group’s project can be found at: http://elephant-project.science/. The project aims to examine different mechanisms of ageing, such as telomere dynamics and oxidative stress, combined with the study of fitness consequences of senescence to understand ageing mechanisms and how they interact with variation in lifelong health, reproductive history and endocrinological measures of stress and reproductive status in long-lived mammals. The postdoctoral researcher will take advantage of exceptional lifelong demographic and health data recorded for the Myanmar timber elephants combined with data on a range of correlates of ageing, condition, stress levels and reproductive status to conduct a comprehensive study on the links between reproductive investment and proximate correlates of reproductive and survival senescence. The post-doctoral researcher will investigate changes in annual health status of individual elephants, and how these link to physiological measures of health, ageing markers, reproductive success across life and longevity. Asian elephants are endangered and both wild and captive populations are predicted to vanish from Myanmar unless the vital rates improve. Understanding health correlates of reproductive and mortality rates thus aids developing management and conservational policies. The position allows for supervising Bachelor and Master students as well as for applying for own funding, and is thus a good opportunity for acquiring necessary experience for applying for faculty positions afterwards. Applicants should have a PhD in fields such as evolutionary biology, ecology or ecophysiology. Strong statistical skills, including extensive knowledge in managing and analysing longitudinal datasets, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, evidenced by a good publication record in leading journals in the field, are a must. Some lab experience (telomere and oxidative stress analyses and/or hormonal analyses) would be a plus. The position is for 22 months and should start at the latest the 1st of November 2019. The successful candidate will have the possibility to apply to further Finnish / European funding to pursue the project past the present contract. There will be a trial period of 6 months. The salary will be determined in accordance with the Finnish university salary system for teaching and research personnel, and consists of two components: a work-specific salary component reflecting how demanding the position is, and a performance component reflecting an evaluation of the position-holder’s personal achievement. The salary for post-doctoral researchers is in accordance with the University salary system for teaching and research personnel levels 4–6 where the work-specific salary component is between 2535,20 – 3423,25 euros per month. The component based on personal performance adds a minimum of 6 % and a maximum of 50 % to the base salary. Applications should be accompanied by a max 2 page motivation letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a copy of diploma of the degrees, addresses of 3 potential academic referees and other documents that may affect to the selection need to be attached to the application. Application deadline is on Friday 13.9.2019 (23:59). The applications must be submitted via the electronic application form of the University of Turku. A link to the application form is available above the announcement of this position at https://www.utu.fi/en/university/come-work-with-us/open-vacancies. Please contact Dr Sophie Reichert for further information, reichert.sophie@gmail.com.

The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university which offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education. Postdoctoral researcher position on senescence patterns and ageing markers in Asian elephants.  A postdoctoral researcher position focusing on senescence patterns and ageing markers in Asian elephants will be available under the supervision of Dr Sophie Reichert, and in close collaboration with the large and multidisciplinary Myanmar Timber Elephant Project of Prof. Virpi Lummaa at the Department of Biology, University of Turku, Finland. The position is part of Dr Reichert’s Academy of Finland funded project to study the patterns of senescence and reproductive senescence and identify their underlying hormonal and ageing markers correlates, using a large longitudinal dataset on life-histories of a semi-captive population of Asian elephants in Myanmar. The Myanmar Timber Elephant Project group is highly cosmopolite and focuses on diverse domains of biology (evolutionary biology, behavioural ecology, ecophysiology, genomics).

More information about the group’s project can be found at: http://elephant-project.science/.

The project aims to examine different mechanisms of ageing, such as telomere dynamics and oxidative stress, combined with the study of fitness consequences of senescence to understand ageing mechanisms and how they interact with variation in lifelong health, reproductive history and endocrinological measures of stress and reproductive status in long-lived mammals. The postdoctoral researcher will take advantage of exceptional lifelong demographic and health data recorded for the Myanmar timber elephants combined with data on a range of correlates of ageing, condition, stress levels and reproductive status to conduct a comprehensive study on the links between reproductive investment and proximate correlates of reproductive and survival senescence.

The post-doctoral researcher will investigate changes in annual health status of individual elephants, and how these link to physiological measures of health, ageing markers, reproductive success across life and longevity. Asian elephants are endangered and both wild and captive populations are predicted to vanish from Myanmar unless the vital rates improve. Understanding health correlates of reproductive and mortality rates thus aids developing management and conservational policies.

The position allows for supervising Bachelor and Master students as well as for applying for own funding, and is thus a good opportunity for acquiring necessary experience for applying for faculty positions afterwards.

Applicants should have a PhD in fields such as evolutionary biology, ecology or ecophysiology. Strong statistical skills, including extensive knowledge in managing and analysing longitudinal datasets, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, evidenced by a good publication record in leading journals in the field, are a must. Some lab experience (telomere and oxidative stress analyses and/or hormonal analyses) would be a plus.

The position is for 22 months and should start at the latest the 1st of November 2019. The successful candidate will have the possibility to apply to further Finnish / European funding to pursue the project past the present contract.

There will be a trial period of 6 months.

The salary will be determined in accordance with the Finnish university salary system for teaching and research personnel, and consists of two components: a work-specific salary component reflecting how demanding the position is, and a performance component reflecting an evaluation of the position-holder’s personal achievement.

The salary for post-doctoral researchers is in accordance with the University salary system for teaching and research personnel levels 4–6 where the work-specific salary component is between 2535,20 – 3423,25 euros per month. The component based on personal performance adds a minimum of 6 % and a maximum of 50 % to the base salary.

Applications should be accompanied by a max 2 page motivation letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a copy of diploma of the degrees, addresses of 3 potential academic referees and other documents that may affect to the selection need to be attached to the application.

Application deadline is on Friday 13.9.2019 (23:59).

The applications must be submitted via the electronic application form of the University of Turku. A link to the application form is available above the announcement of this position at https://www.utu.fi/en/university/come-work-with-us/open-vacancies.

Please contact Dr Sophie Reichert for further information, reichert.sophie@gmail.com.

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Post expires on Friday September 13th, 2019

Computational PhD Position to Investigate Transcriptional Regulation in Embryonic Stem Cells Using Single-cell Genomics

Applications are invited for a three-year PhD position in areas of transcriptional regulation, single-cell genomics, stem cell and systems biology at the Functional Genomics and Metabolism Unit, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark (SDU). You will be part of Natarajan Lab investigating transcriptional regulation in embryonic stem cells, using state-of-art bulk and single-cell methods. Application deadline: 20 September 2019.

Project and job description
The PhD student will analyze large-scale single-cell transcriptomics and epigenomics data from different stages of embryonic development and adult tissues (both mouse and human). The project aims to identify and characterize novel cell cycle and cell-state regulators from single-cell genomics data, for in vivo validation. The candidate is expected to analyze a variety of bulk and single-cell functional genomics data (RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq etc. and multi-omics data) and perform integrative analysis.
We are a young, inter-disciplinary, international team (started in 2018) of experimental and computational biologists (one postdoc, one PhD and two master students) working on different aspects of single-cell biology, embryonic development and computational method development. We closely collaborate with international and national researchers. The candidate is expected to learn and draw from the expertise within the group, unit and department.
Qualifications:
• Candidates must hold a Master’s degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Omics or equivalent field. Candidates with a degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or relevant fields would be also considered, if they can demonstrate strong technical and computational competence.
• Strong expertise and competence in programming (Python, R, machine learning).
• Experience in analyzing bulk/single-cell genomics data and applied statistics.
• We expect the applicants to be ambitious and independent, while collaboratively working within interdisciplinary environment.
• The applicant must have good organization and communication skills with proficiency in written and spoken English.

Further information and informal queries can be addressed to Assistant Professor Kedar Natarajan (knn@bmb.sdu.dk) or Professor Susanne Mandrup (s.mandrup@bmb.sdu.dk).

Application, salary etc.

Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three years. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

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

The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).

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

Application must be in English and made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:
• A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)
• A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box “Application form”)
• Detailed CV with summarised education, positions, work experience and personal contact information. CV should also include details of minimum two referees, including their full name, address and phone number.
• Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades
•  List of any publications
• At least two signed reference letters. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: anc@sdu.dk mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University.

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.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.

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

Deadline: 20 September 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Friday September 20th, 2019

PhD fellowship in Access to acute stroke care for all: the inclusion of ethnic minorities

We are offering a PhD fellowship in the project ACcess To acUte stroke care for All (ACTUAL) commencing October 15, 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Our group and research

Danish Research Centre for Migration, Ethnicity and Research was established in 2010. The Danish Research Centre for Migration, Ethnicity and Health (MESU) both initiates and conducts its own research and contributes to the development of others’ research in the field through professional guidance and advice. In addition, the centre contributes to establishing professional networks for Danish and international researchers through regular research seminars and academic meetings, exchange of information on research initiatives and information about on-going activities in Denmark. Research activities focus overall on: 1) Migrants’ and ethnic minorities’ health and disease patterns, and 2) The structure, function and efficacy of health services in relation to migrants and ethnic minorities.

Project description

The project ACcess To acUte stroke care for All (ACTUAL): the inclusion of ethnic minorities is about optimizing stroke care for all individuals in Denmark by increasing awareness, reducing time to diagnosis and improving access to acute revascularization treatment among ethnic minorities. We will provide new knowledge about the incidence of stroke and outcomes hereof as well as access to acute care and rehabilitation amongst patients with ethnic minority background and Danish-born patients, and use this information to develop and evaluate a community-based awareness intervention for ethnic minorities.

Stroke affected 11.375 individuals in Denmark in 2016 out of which about 85% were ischemic strokes. It is considered the third most common cause of death as well as the third most common cause of dementia and the most common cause of invalidity in adults. One year after a first stroke, 20% of all patients are dead and 30% are dependent on help from others for daily activities. Stroke therefore implies high individual, family and societal consequences. Revascularization treatment (thrombolysis or thrombectomy) is the only treatment for acute ischemic stroke. The treatment is time-critical with earlier treatment associated with greater proportional benefits irrespective of age or stroke severity. Minimizing time from symptom onset to symptom recognition and revascularization is therefore vital and implies addressing both patient and system delay. Patient delay encompasses lack of symptom awareness and appropriate responses.

Reflecting the literature we hypothesize a low stroke awareness among ethnic minorities and a higher incidence of stroke and worse mortality outcomes as well as more impaired access to revascularization treatment and subacute care and rehabilitation compared to Danish-born. Our overall research aims are to inestigate access to acute stroke care and rehabilitation maong ethnic minorities compared to Dnaish-born. The study will use national registry data. Data will be processed via remote online access to Statistics Denmark. The project is in collaboration with Department of Neurology Århus University and Herlev Hospital and Section of Health Services Research, Ålborg Univeristy. The project is financed by TRYGFonden

Principal supervisor is Professor, phd, DMSc Marie Norredam, Danish Reserch Centre for Migration, Ethnicity and Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

Start: October 15, 2019

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. medical doctor, public health professional.

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 migration and health, inequities in health, access to health cares and health care services research.
  • Language skills
  • Experience with quantitative analysis and registerdata is preferable and SAS experience is an advantage.

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Danish Research Centre for Migration, Ethnicity and Health, Section of Health Services Research, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment.

Terms of employment

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

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

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 agree¬ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 27,135 DKK /approx. 3.636 EUR (April 2019-level) plus pension.

Questions

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

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

Application procedure

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

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

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

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

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline: August 29th 2019 23.59pm CET

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

The further process

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

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in week 38

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7500 students, 1500 PhD students and 3200 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

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

Deadline: 29 August 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Institut for Folkesundhedsvidenskab

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Post expires on Thursday August 29th, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher in Marine Nitrogen Cycling

The Department of Biology at the University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a position as Postdoc in marine biogeochemistry. The position is available from 1 January 2020 and is offered for two years. Application deadline: 20 September 2019. 

The position is associated with a project investigating the pivotal role of nitrite in controlling recycling versus loss in the marine nitrogen cycle in oceanic oxygen minimum zones. This interdisciplinary project will take advantage of recent technological advances in in-situ technology and molecular techniques. Our overarching aim is to identify the organisms and pathways involved in nitrite oxidation and their distributions, allowing us to assess the role of nitrite oxidation in the marine nitrogen cycle today and in the future.

The research objectives of this position include the quantification of rates and elucidation of pathways of nitrite oxidation in oxygen minimum zone waters. Experimental techniques will include the application of stable isotopes as process tracers both in-situ and in laboratory settings. Hence, we seek a candidate with a background in biogeochemistry or related fields, who has an aptitude for experimental investigations and fieldwork and an interest in instrument development. The selected candidate will be part of an international team of biogeochemists and microbial ecologists and work closely together with other colleagues in the Nordcee research group at the Department of Biology.

For further information please contact Laura Bristow (lbristow@biology.sdu.dk) or Bo Thamdrup (bot@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: 20 September 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Friday September 20th, 2019

Postdoc in ‘techno-economic analysis of integrating hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) in wastewater treatment’

Applications are invited for a Post Doc position at Aarhus University, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Denmark.

The deadline for the application will be 9th of September 2019. The position is available from 1st of October 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Research area:
The Postdoc should conduct research in hydrothermal liquefaction, with clear focus on process modeling and techno-economic analysis.

The position has become available through an Innovationfond (DK) funded project and is part of the larger research area of hydrothermal processing at Aarhus University, Department of Engineering. The position is advertised as a fixed term 1 year position with the possibility of extension if opportunities arise during the duration of the project through other projects and funding opportunities.

The main responsibilities of the candidate will lie in the development of process simulation models for hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) of sewage sludge and the subsequent techno-economic analysis of the different models. The Centre for Biorefining Technologies at the Foulum Campus of Aarhus University is in the unique position of having one of the largest research pilot-scale HTL systems in the world with extensive experience in utilizing sewage sludge. The successful candidate will utilize these data along with process simulation software to assess the feasibility of integrating HTL in wastewater treatment (WWT) facilities. This assessment will provide insights of the minimum product selling price(s) and the factors that affect it most. This evaluation will reveal certain pathways that are more favourable for a positive return on investment, will identify the major cost components and will highlight the areas where research efforts need to be directed in order to improve the overall HTL in WWT efficiency (and costs) and its subsequent further commercialization.

The main tasks of the employee will lie in:

  • Data analysis of pilot scale HTL reactor
  • Process simulation and design
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Techno-economic assessment

Prior experience in process simulations and techno-economic analysis of chemical processes in the biorefining/biofuel sector is desired.

The candidate is required to have a PhD in chemical engineering or similar. A strong academic background in applied research and publication record are expected. The candidates must demonstrate ability to conduct basic and applied interdisciplinary research, and experience with technology transfer from university to industry is desired.

The ideal candidate has all or several of the following qualifications and specific competences:

  • A PhD degree in Chemical Engineering or similar (or about to get one)
  • Extensive experience in process simulations and modeling with Aspen Plus, or similar
  • A solid background in thermochemical processing of biomass, biorefining, biofuels or related areas.
  • The ability to work and interact with experts from a broad range of scientific and technology backgrounds.
  • The ability to work independently and to generate new ideas and creative approaches.
  • The ability to write high impact, peer reviewed academic publications.
  • Is passionate about science and working in a team dedicated to green technologies.

Place of Employment and Place of Work:
The place of employment will be Department of Engineering, Aarhus University and the place of work will be: The Chemical and Biological Engineering Section, Department of Engineering, Hangovej 2, 8200 Aarhus, Denmark. 

Contacts:
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:
Project manager: Assistant Professor Konstantinos Anastasakis (kanastasakis@eng.au.dk), or Assistant Professor Patrick Biller (pbiller@eng.au.dk) 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline
9 September 2019

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Doctoral student, Bodily movement research project

Our naturally beautiful campus in the Jyväskylä city centre is home to a dynamic multidisciplinary research university – a modern, open and collaborative community of 2,500 experts and 15,000 students seeking answers to the pivotal questions of today and tomorrow. It was here, in 1863 that Finnish-language teacher education began. Since then, the University of Jyväskylä has been serving the future. The dialogue between research, education and society is our driving force. We cherish this balance of research and education, and work to promote open thinking. We kindle the skills, knowledge and passion to live wisely for the best of humanity.
 

The Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences  is currently seeking to recruit staff to the position of Doctoral Student, beginning as from 1 October 2019 or according to a separate agreement, for a fixed term of not more than four years.

Education and research in sport sciences in Finland are concentrated at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences of the University of Jyväskylä. Physical activity and health, as well as their relationships and promotion, are explored there from a multidisciplinary perspective, with the improvement of health, functional ability and wellbeing across the human lifespan as the key aim.

There are two main lines of study at the Faculty: Sport Sciences and Health Sciences. There are three disciplinary groups at the Faculty: Biology of Physical Activity, Behavioral and Social Sciences of Sport and Health Sciences. There are also three research centres at the Faculty: the Neuromuscular Research Centre, the Gerontology Research Center and the Research Centre for Health Promotion.

We are looking for a Ph.D. candidate to work in the project “Bodily movement and sustaining quality of life in old age” funded by Academy of Finland. The overall aim of the project is to explore the association between physical activity and the ability to maintain quality of life among older adults. The primary methods used to explore the association are wearable sensors (accelerometer, inertial measurement unit) and questionnaires.

The tasks of the student are to make a research plan for acquiring PhD position in the doctoral school of Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, focus on research concerning doctoral thesis according to this plan, complete doctoral studies and assist in other tasks related to the overall project. The work will be done under the supervision of Dr. Timo Rantalainen. The data available for the doctoral thesis include laboratory-based gait assessments and mobility evaluation based on free-living multiple day accelerometry records.

According to the University of Jyväskylä Regulations the main duties of doctoral students consist of research for the doctoral thesis and reporting the dissertation, postgraduate education, teaching assistance and possible other related tasks.

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of doctoral student are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations, Rectors´s decision on personnel matters and language skills guidelines.  The selected person is required to have a full command of Finnish language. According to Finnish law, a non-native university teaching and research staff member can be granted an exemption from the requirement of Finnish language proficiency. A good command of English is required.

A prerequisite for the doctoral student position is a suitable Master’s degree and the study right for doctoral studies at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä. If the applicant does not already have the right for doctoral studies, it must be applied for by a separate application from the relevant faculty, considering application times.

Candidates for this position are expected to have a relevant Master’s degree and good knowledge in some or all of the following areas: signal analysis, gerontology, biomechanics and gait analysis. Programming skill with Matlab, python or other relevant programming languages are preferred.

The position is located at the Faculty of Sports and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. The expected duration of PhD thesis and doctoral studies is four years, but a contract is first made for one year, and the extension is subject to advance of studies and research.

The job-specific salary component of a doctoral student is based on the job demands level 2 – 4 (EUR 2033,29 – 2535,20 /month according to the salary system concerning teaching and research staff at universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component amounting to 6-50% of the job-specific salary component is also paid.

A trial period of six months will be used when the position is first filled.

To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University’s International Staff Guide .

For further information, please contact:
Dr Timo Rantalainen , email: timo.rantalainen@jyu.fi; tel: +358408053252 or
Head of Administration Heikki Herva, email: heikki.herva@jyu.fi; +358504432400.

Application materials should be submitted in English.

The application should include as PDF files:

·        CV

·        Cover letter (please explain your motivation to apply),

·        Description of previous experience and skills on signal analysis/gerontology/biomechanics/gait analysis and possible experience with Matlab/Python/or other relevant programming.

·        A list of publications,

·        Names and contact details of references.

Please submit your application at the latest on 1 September 2019 using the online application form.

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Postdoctoral Researcher, Cell and Molecular Biology

Our naturally beautiful campus in the Jyväskylä city centre is home to a dynamic multidisciplinary research university – a modern, open and collaborative community of 2,500 experts and 15,000 students seeking answers to the pivotal questions of today and tomorrow. It was here, in 1863, that Finnish-language teacher education began. Since then, the University of Jyväskylä has been serving the future. The dialogue between research, education and society is our driving force. We cherish this balance of research and education, and work to promote open thinking. We kindle the skills, knowledge and passion to live wisely for the best of humanity.

The Department of Biological and Environmental Science is currently seeking to recruit staff to the position of

Postdoctoral Researcher in Cell and Molecular biology starting 1.10.2019 or as soon as possible thereafter for a fixed term of three (3) years. 

Research of the Department of Biological and Environmental Science is renowned in the University’s denoted core research activity fields of basic natural phenomena and mathematical thinking. Areas of research strength in the Department include research evolutionary research and biological nanoscience and research on natural resources and environment. Research in evolutionary ecology and evolutionary genetic is broad-based, with approaches at different levels: from the DNA, through organisms and populations to ecosystems. Researchers working within the field continue a strong tradition of empirical research, using state of the art techniques, to investigate and integrate disparate biological fields.

The postdoctoral researcher will work in the research group of professor Perttu Permi in the Jane and Aatos Erkko foundation funded project “Fight the resistance! Peptidoglycan hydrolases as weapons against resistant Staphylococcus aureus“. The focus of the project is to study S. aureuscell wall degrading enzymes. We use various biochemical and biophysical techniques for characterization of the enzyme–cell wall interaction and tackle enzyme regulation. The project aims to develop these enzymes to a high-potency drug and devise tools to interfere with regulation of cell wall remodeling as alternative means to use them as antibiotics.

The duties and qualification requirements and language skills for the position of the Postdoctoral Researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to have good skills in English language.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic member to our research group. The candidate should have a PhD in molecular microbiology/bacteriology or related fields. The candidate is expected to study the mechanism of peptidoglycan hydrolase regulation and function using advanced genetic approaches. Experience in CRISPR and TraDIS genome editing techniques is considered as an advantage.

The annual salary range will be approximately 38,000 – 55,000 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

A trial period of six months will be used when the position is first filled.

For further information, please contact: Professor Perttu Permi, perttu.permi@jyu.fi, tel. +358 40 508 4288.

To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University’s International Staff Guide

Please attach the following documents to the online application form:

  1. Curriculum vitae (CV), composed according to good scientific practice and considering, when possible, the template for a researcher’s curriculum vitae by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity. A list of two referees and their contact information must also be included in the CV
  2. Short application / motivation letter, including research interests and plan
  3. List of publications covering all the scientific and other publications of the applicant
  4. Relevant certificates/diplomas

Please submit your application at the latest by 15 September 2019 using the online application form.

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Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

PhD student in Medical Sciences in the field of Psychoneuroendocrinology

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with 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 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate interested in pursuing research within the field of Psychoneuroendocrinology. The PhD student position is placed in the research group Neuropsychopharmacology at the Department of Neuroscience and Department of Women´s and Children´s Health. More information about the Department and its’ activities are available at www.neuro.uu.se.

Project description
Overall the project aims to investigate the neural basis of premenstrual dysphoric disorder. The focus of the PhD student´s project will be on the following question: Are there diagnosis- and remission-related markers of brain functioning during emotion processing? Magnetic resonance imaging is used to study the brain of before and during different pharmacological treatments. This new knowledge will advance our understanding of the biological and psychological underpinnings of the disorder.

Requirements
The applicant should hold an academic degree in Medicine, Bioinformatics, Psychology or related areas. We are looking for someone with experience in neuroimaging and neuroimaging data analysis, who has good basic knowledge within the areas of biostatistics, and molecular biology, and with a genuine interest in psychoneuroendocrinology. Good skills in spoken and written English are necessary.

The applicant must be able to work independently and be well organized. As a person, he/she should be highly motivated, thorough, systematic, and goal-oriented. She/he should also be good at working in a group. Special attention will be paid to documented experience and previous publications.

Your application should include a CV describing your academic progress to date and scientific publications. A personal letter with a brief description of yourself, your competence and research interests as well as the name and e-mail address and phone number of two referees. A copy of your MSc certificate should be provided as well as a sample of the bachelor/master thesis. Applications are judged according to eligibility, previous experience of work/research/studies within closely related fields and personal suitability.

Pay: Local rules apply for salaries at Uppsala University.   

Starting: Autum 2019.

Working hours: 100%

For further information about the position please contact Associate professor Erika Comasco, Erika.Comasco@neuro.uu.se; Professor Inger Sundström-Poromaa, Inger.Sundstrom@kbh.uu.se

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2019-09-18, UFV-PA 2019/2090

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

Placement: Department of Neuroscience

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

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/2090

Last application date: 2019-09-18

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Post doc position in microbiomes on plant pathogenic nematodes

The Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University in Slagelse, Denmark, is offering a Postdoctoral position in microbiomes on plant pathogenic nematodes, starting 01.01.2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be based at the Plant Pathology and Entomology Section, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University at Flakkebjerg, Slagelse and at Terrestrial Ecology Section, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen. The position is available for a 2-year period.

The successful candidate will work on the project “Protective Microbiomes on Plant Pathogenic Nematodes” funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. The project aims to characterize microbiomes, including bacteria, fungi and protists, adhering to root-knot nematodes and to determine the microbiome’s significance for nematode survival, resistance to nemato-pathogens, and plant infectivity. Further, we will identify microbiome functional genes involved in nematode protection and inhibition, respectively.

You will work experimentally with cultures of complex microbial communities and nematode cultures. You will thus design and execute nematode-microbiome interaction experiments, including microscopic assessment of nematode responses, isolation of nematodes, DNA extraction and amplification, and sample preparation for high throughput amplicon- and shotgun-sequencing. We expect you to communicate your findings in high-impact scientific journals.

Qualifications
We are searching for a highly motivated candidate who has

  • A PhD in biology, agronomy or similar (or is expected to obtain a PhD degree in the near future)
  • A genuine interest in complex ecological interactions
  • Collaborative skills
  • Fondness of hard work and the ambition to pursue a scientific career
  • Documented ability to write scientific articles

Further, we will prefer candidates with a majority of the following professional skills:

  • Experience with plant pathogenic nematodes
  • Technical skills for setting up microbial experiments
  • Multivariate statistics
  • Experience with high-throughput sequencing and bioinformatic analyses of microbial communities

Work environment
You will be integrated in a group of leading plant pathologists and microbial ecologists involved in interdisciplinary research collaborations both nationally and internationally.

Principal supervisor will be Mette Vestergård, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University (mvestergard@agro.au.dk), Flemming Ekelund, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen (fekelund@bio.ku.dk) will be co-supervisor.

You can read more about the Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University at http://agro.au.dk/en/ and Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen at https://www1.bio.ku.dk/english/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions about the position?

Mette Vestergård Madsen

Questions about application and proces?

ST Administrative Centre – HR Department , +4587151306 emply.st.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Thursday 31 Oct 2019 at 23:59 CET

Post expires on Thursday October 31st, 2019

Postdoc in thyroid cancer and multiple endocrine neoplasia

The Oto-Rhino-Laryngology (ORL) Research Unit, Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), invites applications for a position as part time postdoc (20%) in the field of thyroid cancer and multiple endocrine neoplasia to be filled from 1st of October 2019 to 30th of September 2021.

Current research lines of the Research Unit of ORL are: Epidemiological and interventional research in the fields of:

  • Head and neck cancer
  • Laryngology and phoniatrics
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Audiology and otology
  • Vascular malformations
  • Chronical rhino-sinusitis

Research profile and tasks:

It will be expected that the new postdoc develops her/his research area in collaboration with the above-mentioned research areas. Furthermore, he/she will be expected to be project supervisor for a PhD-student doing research in the field of thyroid cancer or multiple endocrine neoplasia.

Also, it will be expected that the postdoc is willing to join a PhD-supervisor course and to take over teaching lessons for the head of research when needed.

The successful candidate will be expected to have:

• a PhD degree in thyroid cancer
• a broad multidisciplinary national and international network
experience with national and international collaboration
• international peer-reviewed articles in the field of thyroid cancer or multiple endocrine neoplasia

Further information can be obtained from the ORL Research Unit, professor and head of research Christian Godballe, telephone +45 6550 2800, mobile +45 2330 3837, e-mail cgodballe@health.sdu.dk or from research secretary Vibeke Bennedsen, telephone +45 6542 1809, e-mail Vibeke.bennedsen@rsyd.dk.

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

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

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

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

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

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

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

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

Further details:

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Deadline: 15 September 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus: Odense
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PhD fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology at Department of Biomedical Sciences

We are offering a PhD fellowship in causes and mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmia commencing 1  November  2019.

About the group: In the Card.Phys. group we are around 12 people; master and PhD students, 1-2 post.docs and a technician. We have an open and friendly atmosphere where everyone helps each other. In the laboratory we focus on cardiac arrhythmia. We span from molecular and biochemical methods, over cellular and ex vivo heart analyses, to in vivo investigations of rodents and pigs. Our prime focus is underlying causes of atrial and ventricular arrhythmia.

Project description:
With this scholarship we will focus on causes of ventricular arrhythmias resulting in sudden arrhythmogenic death syndrome (SADS). The main focus will be on pig models – both acute and chronic. The methodologies applied will be as close to the clinical setting as possible, including sophisticated mapping and hemodynamic measurements and complemented with a profound in vitro package including both biochemistry and molecular analyses.

Principal supervisor: is Professor Thomas Jespersen, Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMI), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

Start: 1 November 2019 – non flexible

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. medicine.

Other important criteria are:

  • Prior experience with pig surgery
  • Previous publications as first author
  • Animal experimentation certificate (Felasa C)
  • Strong organisational and collaborative skills
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in cardiac physiology
  • Language skills – fluent in English

Place of employment:
The place of employment is at Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and top-end surgical facilities.

Terms of employment :

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

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

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 25.788,33 DKK /approx. 3.457,35  EUR (April 2019-level) plus pension.

Questions:
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor Thomas Jespersen; thojes@sund.ku.dk.

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

Application procedure

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

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

Application deadline:  30 August 2019, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in 39.

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7500 students, 1500 PhD students and 3200 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position. 

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

Deadline: 30 August 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Biomedical Sciences
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Postdoc position, Maintenance of neuronal identity

Karolinska Institutet, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Holmberg

The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) is a department with a strong focus on basic science. CMB conducts research and education in cell biology, molecular biology, developmental biology, stem cell biology, cancer and infection biology.

Division
The research group of Johan Holmberg is part of the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) which recently moved to the new interdisciplinary research centre Biomedicum located at Campus Solna, Karolinska Institutet.

Background
The brain contains a large number of different neuronal subtypes that maintain their distinct identities over several decades despite continuous environmental fluctuation. Apart from the instructive information provided by transcription factors controlling cell type specific transcriptional programs, there is presumably also a need to maintain silencing of alternative transcriptional programs. The mechanisms governing permanent repression of aberrant transcription in mature neurons are not well understood. Our lab focuses on the role of repression of alternative gene programs for lifelong maintenance of serotonergic and dopaminergic identity. For a more extensive background see: Holmberg and Perlmann, Nature Review Genetics 2012 and Södersten, E. et al. Nature Commun. 2018. Besides exploring fundamental processes we also aim to understand how they influence clinically relevant topics including psychiatric disorders, neurodegeneration and aging. The group also harbour an interest in the understanding of the paediatric malignancy, neuroblastoma, see: Westerlund, et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2017.

In this project we will generate and analyse large amounts of data from defined wild type/mutant mouse neuronal populations in order to understand the functional relevance of gene repression for safeguarding mature serotonergic and dopaminergic identity.

Position specific requirements
We are looking for an outstanding researcher able to analyse and integrate large sets of bulk and single cell RNA-seq with ChIP-seq data generated from restricted in vivo neuronal subpopulations. Additional experience with confocal image acquisition and analysis as well as with in vivo/in vitro standard methods (e.g. immunostaining, FACS, stereotactic injections, behavioural analysis and cell culture) will be considered as a distinct advantage. Thus we are primarily looking for a computational biologist with experience/interest in laboratory/animal work or an experimental biologist with extensive bioinformatic skill and interest.

The applicant must be able to communicate well in English.

Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.
A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.
To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate.

The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Type of scholarship
The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

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

  • A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  • A complete list of publications
  • Cover letter stating the motivation to apply and key skills that match the profile 

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

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.
Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.
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First day of employmentas soon as possible
Reference number2-2626/2019
ContactJohan Holmberg, johan.holmberg@ki.se
Last application date30.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral student in Medical Science – Radiation Physics

Diary id: PAR 2019/986
Employment level: Fixed term
Location: Institute of Clinical Sciences
Apply by: 2019-09-09

Project title: Tumour characterisation and early response assessment of tumour therapy with advanced multiparametric MR techniques 

Job assignments

Third-cycle studies are equivalent to four year full-time and lead to a Degree of Doctor. Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies. Those appointed to doctoral studentships may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research and administration. Before a PhD degree has been awarded, duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20 per cent of a full-time post.

The PhD education in Medical Science comprise carrying out a scientific project and completing at least 30 credits of courses at third-cycle level. The doctoral student must also write a scientific compilation thesis or monograph corresponding to at least 120 credits. For more information about third-cycle studies at Sahlgrenska Academy, see https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/sahlgrenskaakademin/forskarutbildning/languageId=100001

Project: Imaging methods that can non-invasively characterize tumour tissue and tumour physiology would be of great importance for oncology. Functional multiparametric MR techniques such as diffusion techniques (DWI, IVIM, VERDICT), quantitative imaging (T1, T2 / T2 *) and spectroscopy (MRS, CEST) have shown great potential to provide insight into tumour physiology, microenvironment, cellularity and metabolism. These parameters can therefore be considered as potential image-based biomarkers for characterizing tumour tissue and can therefore also be used to study treatment effects.

The project will, for the most part, consist of the development of multiparametric measurement methods with in an experimental MRI set-up. In the latter part of the project, these methods can also be applied in patient studies. The measurements will be carried out on an experimental 7T MR system and on clinical MR systems (1.5T and 3T). Advanced image processing as well as advanced statistical analysis of data are integral parts of the project.

Eligibility

To be eligible for third-cycle studies, the applicant must meet both the general and specific entry requirements.

A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle studies if he or she:
1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification
2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad

A person meets the specific entry requirements for third-cycle studies in Medical Science if he or she: has successfully completed the English B/6 course or is considered to have acquired equivalent knowledge through previous studies

Assessment

In selecting between applicants who meet the general and specific entry requirements, their ability to benefit from third-cycle studies shall be taken into account. The assessment shall attach particular importance to documented qualifications for:
– specific knowledge and skills within the subject area and related research fields
– experience of scientific theory and relevant research methodology
– scientific analysis and presentation verified through thesis, degree project, scientific journals or the like.

Documented experience in MRI physics as well as experience with experimental MRI methods and/or patient studies is a merit. Good computer knowledge and good programming knowledge, e.g. Matlab, is desirable. Great emphasis is placed on good ability to collaborate with different occupational categories in this multidisciplinary project. The project requires good knowledge of writing and speech in Swedish.

Employment

After admission to third-cycle studies you will be appointed to doctoral studentship. Regulations for employment of doctoral students are given in SFS 1993:100. The initial appointment may apply for no longer than one year. An appointment may be renewed for no more than two years at a time. A person may be appointed to a doctoral studentship for a total of eight years. The total employment period may, however, not exceed the time corresponding to full-time third-cycle study for four years.

Location: Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Radiation Physics. Extent: 100%. First day of employment: as agreed.

Salaries for doctoral students are regulated in a local agreement at the University. 

For further information regarding the position

For more information about the project please contact the principal supervisor, 
Maria Ljungberg, Associate Professor, Institute of Clinical Sciences,
e-mail: maria.ljungberg@vgregion.se

Unions

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

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

You must include the following, in pdf format

  • Personal letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts showing that you meet with the general entry requirement
  • Proof of completion of English 6 course or the acquired equivalent knowledge through previous studies

If your degree is from a university outside of Sweden, check what you need to submit at https://www.universityadmissions.se/en/All-you-need-to-know1/Applying-for-studies/Documenting-your-eligibility-for-studies/Instructions-for-Masters-applicants/Specific-requirements-for-my-country1/ where you can also see what you need to submit in order to fulfill the English language requirement.

  • If your degree has not been verified by a Swedish authority you need to provide contact details to the issuing university, registrar or similar, that can verify the degree at our request.

Closing date: 2019-09-09

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

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

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25 PhD positions within the Doctoral Programme, TALENT at the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen

25 PhD positions within the Doctoral Programme, TALENT at the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen- co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 801199.

The 25 PhD fellowships are in the following fields:Biodiversity; biological sciences and bioinformatics; chemical sciences; computer sciences; earth and planetary systems sciences; envirionment, climate and sustainability; food sciences; health and genomics; mathematical sciences, statistics & economics; nano and materials sciences; natural science education; nutrition and sports; particle physics, astro physics and cosmology; plant sciences and biotechnology; quantum sciences and technology; ressource economics and global development.

All departments at the Faculty of Science participate in the TALENT programme: Department of Biology, Department of Chemistry, Department of Computer Science, Department of Food and Resource Economics, Department of Food Science, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Department of Science Education and the Niels Bohr Institute.

The Doctoral Programme TALENT is offering 25 PhD scholarships in the above-mentioned 16 areas, commencing no later than 1 April 2020. Earliest indicative start date is 1 February 2020.

Description of SCIENCE and the 11 departments and the PhD SchoolResearch at SCIENCE rests on two pillars: on the one hand strong basic research, and on the other application-oriented research, which contributes to growth and employment and solves societal problems, for example within climate change, sustainable energy supplies, biological production, environmental challenges, food and water safety, lifestyle diseases and IT security.

In Horizon 2020, the EU Research and Innovation programme (2014-2020), the University of Copenhagen is number two in Europe when it comes to attracting Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Actions. To exemplify this, SCIENCE has 150 Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Actions. Moreover, SCIENCE researchers have received 30 grants from the European Research Council in Horizon 2020. SCIENCE is also host to 7 Centers of Excellence financed by the Danish National Research Foundation. These accomplishments show that SCIENCE’s research environments have the academic weight to attract researchers at a high international level. This again testifies to the fact that the TALENT programme constitutes an extraordinary opportunity for doing a PhD.

The PhD School at SCIENCE, in which the TALENT PhD students will be enrolled, has over 1,100 students and app. 55% of them come from outside of Denmark, originating from 75 different countries. This means that even the PhD environment is highly international and competitive.

Read more about the research, the 11 departments and the PhD School at SCIENCE and the targeted training offered through the TALENT programme.

Why apply?TALENT is an international and interdisciplinary PhD programme, which offers young researchers the chance to become part of a cohort of exceptionally talented PhD students with the opportunity to cultivate their research talent. To this end, we offer:

The objective of the TALENT programme is to facilitate early independence of the PhD students and fast track their careers in academia or industry. For more information about what the programme offers, go to https://talent.ku.dk/.

About the programmeThe TALENT programme offers 74 PhD fellowships (in total) of 36 months each, attractive employment conditions at one of the 11 departments at SCIENCE and enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD School at SCIENCE. TALENT is a unique programme by requesting, as part of the application procedure, the applicants to devise their own interdisciplinary PhD project within one of the above-mentioned 16 programme areas/panels and to indicate the department, which they find most suitable to host their project, and the names of the main supervisor and co-supervisors. In other words, TALENT is a bottom up programme, which thereby focuses on the research interests of the PhD students. If employed, an individual Career Development Plan will be made for the TALENT PhD students, outlining scientific as well as transferable courses, international research visits/secondments, mentoring and other career enhancing activities. The Career Development plan is a central element in ensuring the right training and progress throughout the PhD project.

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

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

Formal requirementsIn order to be eligible for the TALENT Doctoral Programme, applicants:

  • Must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to TALENT’s call deadline: 1 October 2019. Time spent on obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention, compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
  • Must at the TALENT call deadline (1 October 2019) be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and must not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree.
  • Must hold a relevant MSc degree at the time of applying. However, candidates, who do not hold an MSc degree, are also considered eligible if their credentials and CV equal those achieved on an MSc. This could be in the form of five years of full-time undergraduate and postgraduate education OR four years of full-time   undergraduate education combined with relevant courses, fieldwork, scientific publications or conducted research (these aspects must be documented by uploading additional documents as part of the CV). The background is that applicants awarded a TALENT doctoral fellowship must be enrolled in the 180 ECTS/three year PhD programme at SCIENCE. To this end, the entry requirements as defined by SCIENCE’s PhD School must be respected.

Please carefully read the detailed description of the eligibility and admissibility criteria and the additional requirements, incl. the use of mandatory templates, for applying in the TALENT Guide for Applicants on the TALENT website.

Selection criteriaThe selection process includes four steps of evaluation:

  • Eligibility and admissibility check
  • Pre-selection at department level (internal review incl. online interviews, the latter if applicable)
  • Expert/international review (done remotely)
  • Final selection of candidates.

Applicants will be judged on professional merits, scientific and technological quality of the proposed project, feasibility of the implementation and the potential impact of the proposed project. The review process takes into consideration the whole range of experience of the candidate. While focusing on their overall potential as researchers, their creativity and level of independence will also be considered. International and intersectorial experience will be seen positively in the evaluation. The selection criteria are weighted and fall into three defined areas:

  • Excellence (weight: 50%) of which the scientific and innovative quality of the proposal (weight: 25%) and the applicant (weight: 25%)
  • Impact (weight: 30%)
  • Implementation (weight: 20%)

For more information about the evaluation process, please refer to the TALENT Evaluation Guide on the TALENT website.

Terms of employment The Horizon 2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND rules stipulate a minimum monthly salary of EUR 2,597 (EUR 31,164 pr. year), of which H2020/MSCA/COFUND covers EUR 1,855 (EUR 22,260 pr. year). As is outlined below, SCIENCE complies fully with these rules.

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

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. This means that the starting annual salary is currently at a minimum of EUR 43,210 (DKK 322,642), incl. annual supplement (+ annual pension contribution of minimum EUR 5,969 (DKK 44,568). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Any potential employment offer is contingent on the successful applicants being enrolled in the 180 ECTS/three year PhD Programme at SCIENCE, which means that the mentioned applicants will be requested (if offered employment) to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at SCIENCE’s PhD school. Another condition is that the successful applicants obtain any (residence and work) permits, which are mandatory by law.

The PhD studies must be conducted and completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the rules of the University of Copenhagen’s/SCIENCE’s PhD School on achieving the degree.

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

The application must include the following:

  • Cover/motivation letter
  • Project description incl. ethics assessment form
  • CV incl. publications (and the names and contact details of two referees: one should be from the master thesis supervisor (if applicable), or other senior scientist that the applicant has worked closely with)
  • Declaration of mobility
  • Documentation of academic degrees obtained: transcripts and diplomas must be in English or an officially approved translation must be included.
  • Copy of the required score from one of the following English tests (for non-native English speakers):
  • IELTS – Academic (IDP Education, British Council and Cambridge English Language Assessment) with a minimum score of 6.5.
  • TOEFL Tests: ITP TOEFL-test with a minimum score of 560 points/Internet-based TOEFL-test with a minimum score of 83 points.
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) or Advanced (CAE) passed at level C1 or C2.

All pages of the test must be submitted. Please see more here.

Mandatory templates for items 1-4 are available for download on the dedicated TALENT website.

Please carefully read the detailed description of the eligibility and admissibility criteria and the additional requirements, incl. the use of mandatory templates, for applying in the TALENT Guide for Applicants on the TALENT website. Receipts of the applications will be acknowledged and the applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the evaluation.

The University of Copenhagen, SCIENCE and its 11 departments wish to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

The deadline for applications is 1 October 2019, 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 above-mentioned requirements.

After the expiry of the application deadline, the applicants will be assessed and selected after the criteria described in details in the TALENT Evaluation Guide (on the TALENT website) and according to the university’s guidelines found on https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/.

Indicative timeline for the evaluation process:

  • Eligibility and admissibility checks: 2-15 October 2019. Applicants, who do not comply with the eligibility and admissibility criteria, will be notified at this stage (shortly after 15 October 2019).
  • Pre-selection at department level (internal review incl. online interviews, the latter if applicable): 16 October-1 November 2019. Applicants, who are not selected for the expert/international review, will be notified at this stage (shortly after 1 November 2019).
  • Expert/international review (done remotely) (incl. preparation for the TALENT secretariat): 2-22 November 2019.
  • Applicants will receive the panel’s evaluation report and the overall score and be given five days to comment (incl. preparation for the TALENT secretariat): 23-28 November 2019.
  • Final selection of candidates (incl. preparation for the TALENT secretariat): 29 November-5 December 2019.
  • Acceptance notifications, waiting list results and rejections to the candidates, who underwent the expert/international review: 6-20 December 2019.
  • Enrolment as a PhD student and employment: no later than 1 April 2020. Earliest indicative start date is 1 February 2020.

Questions The TALENT Doctoral Programme has a FAQ on its website. Applicants are advised to refer to it in case of questions. The majority of questions received by the TALENT secretariat can be answered by reading the FAQ. Moreover, applicants are encouraged to acquaint themselves with the results of the first and second call for proposals and the reasons for rejection, especially at step one of the evaluation: the eligibility and admissibility check. For specific information about the TALENT Doctoral Programme, please contact Senior Advisor, Louise Thers Nielsen, SCIENCE Research and Innovation, email: talent@science.ku.dk, phone: +45 35 33 68 95.

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

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Deadline: 1 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Faculty of Science

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Two joint degree PhD fellowships between Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen and Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE), Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia)

We are offering two PhD fellowships focusing on medical education for data-intensive healthcare commencing November 1st, 2019, or as soon as possible hereafter.

Our groups and research

These PhD fellowships will be a collaboration enjoying joint supervision from two groups comprising experts in medical pedagogy at Deakin University (headed by Professor Margaret Bearman) and experts in medical science and technology studies (STS) focusing on data-intensive healthcare (headed by Professor Klaus Hoeyer). The place of employment will be in Copenhagen and fellowship will join the everyday activities of an active research group investigating how increased data intensification affects the healthcare services. Among the group’s projects are funded by, among others, the European Research Council, see www.policyaid.ku.dk. Affiliation to the Section for General Practice is an option for a project focusing on general practice.

Project description

How do medical doctors learn in digitally enabled and data-intensive environments? Digital technology continues to change everyday practices of healthcare and create much more data-intensive forms of healthcare delivery. Data are used by an increasing number of social actors not only for research and clinical purposes, but also for administration, legal controls and remuneration, while patients also generate their own data, and increasingly expect medical professionals to engage with data from tracking devices of uncertain validity. Data intensification thereby poses new challenges for medical training, while simultaneously changing the very conditions for medical learning and professional roles. We invite investigations of the challenges of data intensification for medical learning that can feed into pre- or postgraduate medical training. There is scope within the project for the applicant to carve out a specific area of interest. Studies may focus on specialized care and/or general practice.

Principal supervisor is Professor Klaus Hoeyer, Department of Public Health, Section for Health Services research, klho@sund.ku.dk, phone: +45 3532 7996. Co-supervisor is Professor Margaret Bearman, Centre of Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE), margaret.bearman@deakin.edu.au. Other co-supervisors can be included, contact for example Professor Susanne Reventlow, susrew@sund.ku.dk, for information about resources at the Section for General Practice. We encourage potential applicants to make contact with the supervisors prior to submission.

Start:                  November 1st, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter

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. medical doctor, public health science, science and technology studies (STS), anthropology, sociology, pedagogy or related fields. A keen interest in questions of learning and knowledge practices will be central for completion of the project.

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 data intensive healthcare and medical education
  • Language skills

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment.

Terms of employment

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

It is conditioned upon the applicant’s success­ful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant. Furthermore, to acquire a joint degree at least six months must be spend at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.

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

Questions

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

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

Application procedure

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

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

Application deadline: 13 September 2019, 23.59pm CET

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

The further process

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

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in week 39

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7500 students, 1500 PhD students and 3200 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

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Deadline: 13 September 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Institut for Folkesundhedsvidenskab
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PhD Studentship in Cellular Stress Signaling

The University of Copenhagen, Center for Healthy Aging, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM), invites applications for a three-year PhD fellowship from candidates who hold a relevant Master degree or its equivalent. Previous molecular or cell biological experience is welcome. The successful candidate will work on her/his own project in collaboration with other members of the team.

Start date: November 1st, 2019.

Brief project description

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

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

The work will be supervised by Professor Simon Bekker-Jensen, Center for Healthy Aging. For further information on my group’s research, see https://icmm.ku.dk/english/research-groups/bekker-jensen-group/

The Department

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

Terms of employment

The successful PhD candidate will be offered a full-time position for a period of three years, contingent on a satisfactory performance, with the specific intent that it results in a PhD degree and scientific publications.

It is a prerequisite for the appointment as a PhD fellow that the person concerned can be registered as a PhD fellow according to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Executive Order no 18 of 14. January 2008. Information about the PhD programs at the Faculty of Health Science can be found at http://healthscience.ku.dk/phd/

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organization.

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

How to apply

Applications must be written in English and include (i) a motivation for the application (up to 1 A4 page), (ii) curriculum vitae, (iii) list of publications, (iv) a copy of MSc diploma and grade transcripts, (v) a short review of scientific research conducted previously for an MSc thesis or equivalent, and (vi) the names, e-mails, telephone numbers and addresses of 2-3 referees.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk

The University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.

The deadline for applications is September 15th, 2019. Applications received later than this date will not be considered.

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Deadline: 15 September 2019
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Campus: Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
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Researcher in comparative-historical linguistics of North Germanic with a focus on plant names

About the position

A one-year full-time researcher position in North Germanic comparative and historical linguistics is available at the Natural History Museum (NHM), University of Oslo (UiO).

The position is available from January 1st 2020.

The announced position is part of the Nordic People and Plants project (https://www.nhm.uio.no/english/research/projects/people-and-plants/). The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council and runs from November 2018 until October 2021.

Nordic People and Plants investigates the development of Nordic biodiversity through human interference from the Viking age until today. The project aims to rediscover and understand the evolution of Nordic plant traditions, by explaining the origins of diversity of selected plants. People have always been dependent on plants, using them as food, animal fodder, medicine, or as materials for clothing, tools and buildings. Throughout history, plants have shaped how people build, dress, and cure diseases. In turn, people have influenced biodiversity by cultivating and introducing new plant species, but they have also caused plants to go extinct. Currently, a decline in plant diversity world-wide threatens our well-being and the ecosystems we depend on, making it all the more pressing to better understand these human-plant relationships. In this project, plant names, archaeobotanical sources, iconographical sources and textual descriptions will all be systematized and analyzed. The project is based on close collaboration between the humanities and natural sciences. This cooperation will contribute to a comprehensive understanding of human relationships with plants and contribute to safeguarding Nordic plant traditions for the future.

The candidate’s work for the project will be to improve quantitative phylogenies of the North Germanic language family, then study the diversity of plant names. Detailed qualitative classifications already exist, as well as formal representations such as: https://glottolog.org/resource/languoid/id/nort3160 . These are not formally quantitative or time-calibrated, however, as needed to combine such language trees with phylogenetic analyses on other levels in this project, beyond linguistics. Specifically, the improved phylogeny will be used for comparative phylogenetic analyses of cultural and ethnobotanical data. Current phylogenies are not expressed in terms of probability distributions, so that instances of conflicting ancestry signals, contact or dialect continua, all prevalent within North Germanic, can still be tractable for those further quantitative analyses. The candidate’s work improving quantitative phylogenies of the North Germanic language family will contribute to addressing these issues.

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Work tasks

The candidate’s tasks will be as follows:

1) To improve the resolution of existing Glottolog data-set of cognacy in basic vocabulary for a range of North Germanic languages (and some other Germanic languages), by adding a range of new meanings, both general and specifically vernacular botanical terms. Additional meanings and sets of vocabulary will be decided in discussion with other team members. (Dedicated software and training will be provided by other team members.)

2) Expand the Glottolog data set also by covering additional North Germanic languages such as Elfdalian and Norn (as far as surviving data permit).

3) Determine the cognacy (or loanword) relationships between all lexemes in these general and botanical meanings across all languages covered.

4) In conjunction with other team members including experts in language phylogenetics, set up and run the phylogenetic analyses of the new, much extended data-set.

5) Analyse the results, in combination with the methods and findings of qualitative comparative-historical linguistics on North Germanic, to help understand the evolution and borrowing (vertical and horizontal transmission) of plant names through the historical divergence of the North Germanic languages.

The candidate will work in the research group of associate professor Anneleen Kool at the Plant Evolution and DNA Metabarcoding group (PET), Natural History Museum, University of Oslo. The PET group addresses cutting-edge research questions in plant evolution and biogeography using genomic and DNA metabarcoding data from modern and ancient samples and state-of-the-art phylogenetic methods. The Kool group within the PET group combines ethnobotany with studies on historical human influence on plant distribution using comparative phylogenetic methods. The candidate will also work closely with Paul Heggarty and Simon Greenhill at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena (Germany) and is expected to spend some time at their lab.

Qualification requirements

  • PhD-level education within the field of linguistics.
  • Documented strong quantitative and database skills.
  • Ideally a specialist in the history of the North Germanic languages and/or a native-speaker of one of those languages.
  • Experience with phylogenetic analyses is an advantage.
  • Fluent spoken and written English.
  • The candidate will work in an ambitious interdisciplinary setting which will require high flexibility and excellent social skills.

Candidates who will have completed their PhD degree before 1.10.2019 are eligible to apply.

We offer

  • an exciting research environment with opportunities for academic development
  • salary NOK 523 200 – 563 700 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as Researcher, position code 1109
  • 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 describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Copies of educational certificates
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered through our electronic recruiting system — please follow the “apply for this job” link. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

If invited for an interview, applicants will be asked to provide originals of educational certificates, diplomas or transcripts of records.

Formal regulations

Information about guidelines concerning appointment to post doctoral and research posts at UiO.

In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for all employees for the purpose of securing intellectual property rights to research results, etc.

Pursuant to section 25, subsection 2, of the Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be disclosed to the public, even if the applicant has requested not to appear on the list of applicants.

Contact information

Dr. Anneleen Kool, e-mail: anneleen.kool@nhm.uio.no

Dr. Paul Heggarty: heggarty@shh.mpg.de

Dr. Irene Teixidor, e-mail: i.t.toneu@nhm.uio.no

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR-Adviser Thomas Brånå: thomas.brana@nhm.uio.no

Naturhistorie

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 Natural History Museum at the University of Oslo is Norway’s most comprehensive natural history collection. For almost 200 years, preserved plant specimens, animal specimens, rocks, minerals and fossils have been collected, studied and preserved here. The museum is located at Økern and in the beautiful Botanical Garden, which is not only popular for recreation, but is a scientific collection in itself.

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Deadline

15th September 2019

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Bioinformatics scientist for the NBIS/SciLifeLab node in Lund

Lunds universitet, Med fak, Institutionen för laboratoriemedicin

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty’s strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund and Malmö, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.

The Department of Laboratory Medicine is one of six departments at Lund University’s Faculty of Medicine. We conduct leading research, both broad and specialised, within the field of laboratory medicine, focusing on the onset of disease and how we can improve diagnostics and treatment for patients. Some of our strongest areas with world-class research deal with cancer, genetics and blood.

We are looking for two bioinformaticians to work at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, within the framework of the National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS)/SciLifeLab. 

Your future work assignments
Your tasks will consist of:

  • Advanced bioinformatics analyses within research projects across Sweden
  • Development of tools and workflows for such analyses
  • Educating other scientists in bioinformatics through collaboration within supported projects, teaching at national courses, and through participating in various networks
  • Taking part in the continuous development of NBIS/SciLifeLab at a national level 

Data analysis within research projects is the primary task and will be carried out in collaboration with research groups at Swedish universities or industry. This work can range from shorter analysis tasks to deep collaborations within large nationally prioritized projects, where you would have the overall responsibility for the bioinformatics aspects.

Your future workplaceYou will work at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, physically co-located with other bioinformatics staff at the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Engineering at Medicon Village, one of the major research environments at Lund University.

The National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (https://nbis.se) is a large national infrastructure in rapid development providing support, tools and training to the Swedish life science research community. NBIS comprises the SciLifeLab bioinformatics platform, and has more than 70 staff across Sweden. We are now expanding the NBIS node at Lund University, looking for two permanent staff members to join the NBIS bioinformatics support team. This team currently comprises close to 40 full-time senior bioinformaticians across Sweden, covering broad and advanced expertise in analysis of large-scale genomics and other omics data. As a team member, you will provide advanced bioinformatics analyses to some of the most scientifically exciting projects across Sweden. Examples of supported scientific areas range from translational medicine and complex diseases, to fundamental cell biology and evolutionary and environmental research. The work will include some amount of travel to other sites, as knowledge exchange, both within NBIS and with the larger Swedish life science community, is a key aspect of our operation and development, to maintain cutting-edge expertise for analysis of current and emerging data types.

Your qualifications
We are looking for candidates who has (i) a PhD or similar relevant working experience from advanced studies within bioinformatics, in academia or industry, (ii) proficiency in terminal-based work in a Linux environment and in at least one scripting language (e.g Python, Perl or R), (iii) fluent oral and written communication skills in English, and (iv) strong skills in cooperation and communication.

Merits
Postdoctoral studies are a strong merit but not a requirement. We also believe that you have experience of advanced analysis in areas such as transcriptomics, epigenetics, and proteomics. Rapidly expanding technologies such as for example single-cell omics and spatial omics are of key interest to us. Strong skills in experimental design and software development are also meriting. “Reproducible research” and “FAIR data” are central concepts to us.

Form of employment
This is a full-time, indefinite-term position with a six-month trial period unless otherwise agreed.

Starting date
Start date as per agreement.

Salary
The university applies individual salaries.

Contact
Björn Nystedt, NBIS Support Manager, tel +46 18 471 44 13, bjorn.nystedt@scilifelab.se

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below.

Application
To apply, please register your profile and attach your application documents via the link below no later than September 5, 2019.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

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Type of employmentPermanent position
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentNovember 1, 2019, or according to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions2
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/2483
ContactBjörn Nystedt, +46184714413Anna Rignell-Hydbom, +46462221630
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date05.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CET

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PhD fellowship in the carbon balance in sub-arctic ecosystems at the Dept. Geosciences & Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen

A 3-year PhD fellowship in carbon balance in sub-arctic ecosystems is available at the Forest, Nature & Biomass section, Dept. Geosciences & Natural Resource Management with an expected start 1 November 2019, or shortly thereafter.

The fellowship is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 813114 Innovative Training Network “FutureArctic”.

About FutureArctic
The EU-funded Innovative Training Network FutureArctic aims to quantify how much carbon will escape from the Arctic in future climate. How do the multitude of ecosystem processes, driven by plant growth, microbial activities and soil characteristics, interact to determine soil carbon storage capacity? A group of fifteen PhD-students will study the Forhot ecosystem in Iceland, where a natural coincidence has provided us with the exceptional opportunity to look into the future.

Given the strong urgency of tackling and managing the climate challenge and the particularly important role herein of (sub)Arctic ecosystems, a rapid assessment of the ecosystem and ambient processes in this natural laboratory is essential. FutureArctic will achieve this challenge by adopting the fast advances made in the field of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and (remote) sensor technology into environmental research at the ecosystem scale, into a new concept of an ‘ecosystem-of-things’.

FutureArctic thus aims to channel an important evolution to automated machine-assisted fundamental environmental research. This is achieved through dedicated training of researchers with profiles at the inter-sectoral edge of computer science, artificial intelligence, environmental and agricultural science, sensor engineering and communication and social sciences. FutureArctic training ensures the development of unique enviro-technological job profiles, all with their own specialty, embedded in holistic knowledge on connected high-data throughput ecosystem research, ready for machine-assisted environmental ecosystem science and modelling.

About your project
ESR6 – The carbon balance in sub-arctic ecosystems

The primary objective is to quantify the C balance and the effect of warming on ecosystem-level CO2 and H2O fluxes. You will install two fully automated gas exchange chambers developed at UCPH and DMR to perform automated measurements of ecosystem-level gas exchange. Complementary field campaigns will be carried out using the automated NEE systems owned by LBHI, to cover spatial variability and effects of different warming levels. The goal is a detailed analysis of carbon uptake (photosynthesis) and carbon release (ecosystem respiration) along the temperature gradient and potential changes from net carbon uptake to net carbon source as the temperature increases. Campaigns with high-frequency measurements will provide pioneer insights into potential effects of geological (geothermal CO2) efflux influencing the carbon balance.

The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student 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 conduct secondments at the partner institutes
  • Work for the department

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Klaus Steenberg Larsen, Forest, Nature and Biomass Section, University of Copenhagen, ksl@ign.ku.dk, +45 9356 5583. The PhD will be co-supervised by Professor Bjarni D. Sigurdsson (Agricultural University of Iceland, bjarni@lbhi.is) and Professor Michael Bahn (University of Innsbruck, Michael.Bahn@uibk.ac.at).

Eligibility criteria

  • The researcher must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of his/her host organization (Denmark) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment – unless as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention.
  • The researcher must be Early Stage Researcher (ESR): at time of recruitment he/she must be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent research experience)of his/her research careers and must not have been awarded a doctoral degree.

Further requirements
Marie Curie Training Networks offer a unique opportunity to get cutting-edge training in a multidisciplinary environment with a focus on academic and personal development of the PhD fellows. The supervisors in the network each provides specific competences, and as part of the network you develop your skills and carry out research both independently and as part of a network of 15 PhD fellows. The consortium ensures exchange of ideas through network-wide training events, summer schools and intersectoral secondments. As a PhD fellow in the FutureArctic network, you need to have good social skills, be innovative and goal-oriented and be willing to conduct the planned secondments.

Applicants should hold an MSc degree or equivalent in the field of environmental sciences, biology, geography or a related discipline. Applicants must have experience with measurements of greenhouse gas fluxes between ecosystem and atmosphere. Applicants must have an ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English to a level that is sufficiently high for them to derive the full benefit from the network training.

About the host and secondment institute
University of Copenhagen is the largest research and education institution in Denmark. Internationally, the University is highly competitive and is ranked as one of the leading universities globally with the most recent Shanghai rankings placed the University as No. 30 worldwide and No. 6 in Europe. This is also reflected by its membership of the prestigious International Alliance of Research Universities.

The Dept. of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN) has 400 employees and 25 full professors. It has a broad basis in ecology, nature management, geology and geography, and a strong research focus on climate and environment. UCPH has a strong commitment to its doctoral programme and IGN recruits over 35 new PhDs annually, about half being foreign students, which ensures a multicultural, international environment. IGN has a number of highly instrumented large-scale field experiments and monitoring stations that will be used for local ERS training. Klaus Steenberg Larsen, the principal supervisor of the PhD, is an expert in ecosystem carbon dynamics, flux measurements and instrumentation, i.e. has co-developed the gas exchange chambers to be used by this PhD.

Terms of employment
Employment will start: 1 November 2019, or shortly thereafter.

The terms of employment and salary are in accordance with Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State, and according to the rules and regulations laid down by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action European Training Network.

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the University’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree¬ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 27.135 DKK /approx. 3.633 EUR (April 2019-level) plus pension.

More information
More information about the FutureArctic project can be found at www.futurearctic.eu

 For further information about the position, applicants may contact principal supervisor Associate Professor, Klaus Steenberg Larsen, Forest, Nature and Biomass Section, University of Copenhagen, ksl@ign.ku.dk, +45 9356 5583.

Application
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. Proposed project plan, including suggestion for methods and expected results (max. three pages)
  3. CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  4. Master of Science diploma and transcript of records. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do
  5. Publication list (if relevant)

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

The deadline for applications is 10 September 2019.

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications or letters of recommendation 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.

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

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

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

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

Interviews for the position will be held in the second half of October 2019 via Skype, Zoom, or equivalent.

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

Deadline: 10 September 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management
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