Kategoriarkiv: Health/Life sciences

PhD Fellowship in Neuroscience, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND), University of Copenhagen

We are offering a three-year PhD fellowship in aging, clinical neurophysiology and MR imaging. The PhD fellowship begins on 31 December 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.  

Research environment

The research group consists of 2 professors, 1 consultant, 1 Ph.D. students, 1 technician. This group is located at the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology and Functional Imaging Unit, Functional Imaging Unit, Dept of Clinical Physiology, NuclearMedicine and PET at Rigshospitalet-Glostrup and at the Department of Neuroscience at the Panum Institute. The group carries out research on central nervous system diseases with EEG and MR to elucidate the mechanisms of brain activity in aging and cognitive decline. Animal experiments support our human studies and elucidate the mechanisms and consequences of dysregulation for central nervous system disorders.

Project description

The research focus is on the pathophysiology of brain aging in normally aged individuals and in a small group of elderly patients who have survived sepsis. The current study aims to compare results of cognitive tests, electroencephalography (EEG) frequency measurements structural and functional MRI in three groups of patient assumed to represent healthy and unhealthy brain aging. This will give us unique information about the long-term consequences of being elderly and a patient and the pathophysiological characteristics of unhealthy brain aging.

Principal supervisor

Professor Martin Lauritzen, mlauritz@sund.ku.dk or martin.lauritzen@regionh.dk, direct Phone: +45 24841840 

Job description

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

  •  Complete an independent research project under supervision
  •  Complete PhD courses or other equivalent educational activities corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
  • Participate in active research environments including a stay with another research team
  • Gain experience of teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Write a PhD thesis based on your project

Required qualifications

Applicants should hold (Master´s degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area):

• Medical sciences

Preferred qualifications

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a strong background in/experience of:

• Experience in clinical neurophysiology, neuroimaging or psychology

• Experience in clinical neurophysiology in particular analysis of EEG recordings

• Interest in aging research

• Good communication skills, both oral and written.

• An analytical aptitude of devising innovative scientific or technical solutions.

Terms of employment

The position is available for a three-year period.

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. The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree.

The salary and other terms and conditions of the appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013.

Application Procedure

The application must be submitted in English and must include the following:

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter, stating your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project (max. one page)
  • Full CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc including grade transcipts)
  • Other information to consider: Publications, if any and relevant references and recommendations

Deadline for applications

3 November 2019. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

The further process

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

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

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

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

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

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

The successful candidate will be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the SUND Graduate School. Employment as a PhD fellow will be conditional on successful enrolment in the PhD programme.

Questions

For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the supervisor or Professor Martin Lauritzen, mlauritz@sund.ku.dk or martin.lauritzen@regionh.dk, +45 24841840

General information about PhD programmes at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available on the Graduate School’s website

 

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Deadline: 3 November 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Neuroscience
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Post expires on Sunday November 3rd, 2019

PhD fellowship for study of Drug delivery to the brain and blood-brain

We invite applications for a position as PhD fellow at The Translational Neurobiology Laboratory, Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. We seek an excellent PhD fellow with a high potential for original research focusing on the development of new methodologies to study brain capillaries and brain blood flow by two-photon microscopy.

The research focus is on the control of the brain neurovascular unit in health and disease. Our most recent work is on calcium signaling in astrocytes and neurons, imaging of organelles, brain pericytes, the blood-brain barrier, aging mechanisms and stroke. Our strength is in vivo physiology in mice using basic electrophysiological and laser-optic techniques, transgenic mice, and 2-photon microscopy. The applicant is expected to work with 2-photon microscopy in mouse cerebral cortex in relation to the regulation of blood flow and the blood-brain barrier.

Qualifications

  • MSc or equivalent degree in natural or medical sciences.
  • Excellent skills for microsurgery and handling of small animals.
  • Team worker.
  • Experience in mathematical modeling and programming.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • An analytical aptitude of devising innovative scientific or technical solutions.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, motivation, flexibility and confidence.

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 DKK 27,362 /approx. EUR 3,648 (October 2019-level) plus pension.

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact Professor Martin Lauritzen on tel. +45 2484 1840, or by e-mail: mlauritz@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/.

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

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  • CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  • 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.
  • Publication list (if possible).

Application deadline: 28 October 2019, 23.59 p.m. CET.

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

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

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

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

You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/. The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities. The 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: 28 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Institut for Neurovidenskab

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Post expires on Monday October 28th, 2019

PhD fellowship in Fur Animal Pathology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

We are offering a PhD fellowship in Fur Animal Pathology commencing January 1st 2019.

Our group and research

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

Project description

The purpose of the PhD project is to achieve faster and more cost-effective methods for the diagnosis and monitoring of fur disease, through research and development and to assess the impact of specific infectious agents in current Danish mink production systems. The purpose of the methods developed is to provide a basis for monitoring important loss-causing diseases in fur production, as well as optimizing disease control, health and welfare in fur production. Techniques employed will include gross pathology, histopathology and molecular biological methods.

Principal supervisor is associate professor Anne Sofie Hammer, Section of Pathobiology, E-mail: hammer@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 23807692

Start: January 1st 2019

Duration: 3 years

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

You have an EU recognized education as a veterinarian (DVM)

Essential experience and skills included in the assessment of applicants:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project (e.g. expereince with mink pathology and histopathology, field work at mink farms and experience with PCR diagnostics)
  • Work experience (a minimum of 1 year experience as a research assistant, prior to the date of employment, is required).
  • The grade achieved for the master project (applicants achieving 12 points will be preferred)
  • You have an active interest in gross pathology and histopathology
  • You have proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • You have excellent English and Danish skills written and spoken
  • You have very good interpersonal skills and a high level of Adaptability and Flexibility
  • You are thriving in a highly dynamic and busy workplace, with ability to work independently and systematically

Place of employment
The place of employment is at Section of Patobiology, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories, necropsy facilities, and a histopathology laboratory

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.

QuestionsFor 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 diploma and transcript of records.

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline:  31 October 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 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.

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: 31 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Institut for Veterinær- og Husdyrvidenskab

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Post expires on Thursday October 31st, 2019

2 Year Post doc at the Department of Food Science, Aarhus University: GC-MS QToF, NMR Metabolomics and Multivariate Data Analysis

The Department of Food Science is seeking applications for a 2-year post doc. The position includes scientific as well as teaching duties at the Department of Food Science. The focus of the project is mainly within metabolomics, where we seek to understand the relation between feed quality and performance and metabolism in young mink. The main field of expertise is within GC- and NMR-based metabolomics techniques as well as multivariate data analysis. The intended start date for this appointment is January 2020, or as soon as possible.

The candidate is expected to:
•   Perform analysis, maintenance and management of GC-MS and GC-MS QToF
•   Analyze data with both multivariate and univariate analysis of GC and NMR data
•   Write articles for high impact journals
•   Assistance of users/students from the department in advanced MS- and NMR experiments
•   Assist students in data collection software and data analysis
•   Participate in teaching at bachelor and master level, including laboratory courses
•   Various duties related to the Department of Food Science

The candidate will be a part of a team focusing on alternative proteins, natural colorants, process- induced changes (oxidative- and heat-induced modifications) as well as metabolomics.  

Qualifications:
The successful candidate must have:

  • highly experience in data analysis, multivariate as well as univariate data analysis
  • a strong background in instrumentation, instrument control software, and data collection as well as experience in implementation of advanced experiments
  • documented strong writing skills
  • solid understanding of nutrition, metabolisms, molecular interaction, protein chemistry, analytical chemistry, and process-induced changes food or feed
  • hands-on experience in maintenance and trouble-shooting of mass spectrometry equipment   
  • a good technical understanding of mass spectrometry and experience in GC-MS QToF is considered a plus
  • hands-on experience in metabolomics as well as validation of analytical MS methods are considered a plus
  • experience in NMR-based metabolomics is consider a plus
  • a MSc and PhD degree in food science, analytical chemistry, biochemistry or similar

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

The application must be in English and include curriculum vitae, publication list, degree certificate, and a description of previous relevant merits. The application should include the names and e-mail addresses of three people who can provide a letter of reference.

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

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

For further information on the position please contact associate professor Trine Kastrup Dalsgaard (trine.dalsgaard@food.au.dk, +45 87157998)

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.

Application deadline
15. november 2019

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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/

Post expires on Friday November 15th, 2019

Postdoc in Bioinformatics

We seek a motivated and independent candidate for a 2-year postdoc position in bioinformatics available at the Department of Molecular Medicine (MOMA), Aarhus University. The position is available from January 1st, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The postdoc will work on an exciting project concerning the evolution of germline mutation processes in humans. This can include comparisons with datasets of human somatic mutations or germline mutations from other species. Depending on your interests, focus can be on methods development, large-scale data analysis, or both.

The research group
The integrated bioinformatics groups of Professor Jakob Skou Pedersen and associate professors Søren Besenbacher and Nicolai Birkbak consist of around 15 individuals. The groups have strong ties and dual affiliations with the Bioinformatics Research Centre (BiRC) (www.birc.au.dk) at Aarhus University, where parts of the project may be carried out. The research activities spans from statistical modeling and methods development to experimental hypothesis evaluation and clinical translation. There are also close collaborations with the wet-lab and clinical groups at the department (https://moma.dk/bioinformatics).

Your competences
We are looking for a highly motivated applicant that have or are about to obtain a PhD in a relevant subject, which could be bioinformatics, population genetics, statistical genetics or a similar subject. 

Furthermore you should have:

  • Experience with genomic data analysis.
  • Good programming skills
  • Fluency in spoken and written English 

Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate Professor Søren Besenbacher besenbacher@clin.au.dk

Terms of employment

Application
Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • A list of publications
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system
  • Template for applicant – postdoc must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered. Terms of employment

Application
Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • A list of publications
  • A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job may be submitted
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system
  • Template for applicant – postdoc must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

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

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

Questions about the position?

Søren Besenbacher, Department of Clinical Medicine – Department of Molecular Medicine (MOMA), besenbacher@clin.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

HE Administrative Centre – Health HR, +4521623283, emply.he.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 the Protein Signaling Program, in the Duxin group

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a two-year position to start in January or February of 2020.

Information about the Center for Protein Research can be found at: https://www.cpr.ku.dk/

Information about the Duxin laboratory can be found at: https://www.cpr.ku.dk/research/proteinsignaling/duxin-group/

Our research

Dr. Duxin’s research aims at understanding the molecular mechanisms that ensure the accurate replication and maintenance of the genome, and how defects in these processes can become the cause of cancer and other diseases. To this end, the lab is using a cell-free extract system derived from the African frogs, Xenopus laevis. These extracts have the remarkable capacity to recapitulate many aspects of genome maintenance including DNA replication and many DNA repair processes. Using this system, the Duxin group recently described how DNA-protein crosslink repair is tightly coupled to DNA replication (Duxin et al. Cell 2014; Larsen et al. Molecular Cell 2019).

By joining the laboratory you will become part of a dynamic and multi-disciplinary research environment present at CPR that comprises state-of-the-art facilities to protein research including Mass Spectrometry, Protein Imaging, and Protein Production platforms.

Your job

The candidate will primarily focus on identifying and characterizing novel repair pathways that participate in the removal of DNA-protein crosslinks. To this end, the candidate will employ proteome and genome wide approaches combined with the power of the Xenopus system. This includes utilizing and developing many different methods of molecular biology, biochemistry and computational analysis. The candidate will have access to all the state-of-the art facilities present at CPR.

Profile

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

Essential experience and skills:

  • You are required to have a Ph.D. degree in science or equivalent.
  • Strong knowledge in molecular biology or biochemistry is required.
  • Publications in internationally recognized journals is required.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrate in the letter a particular enthusiasm in mechanisms of genome maintenance.

Place of employment

The employment is at the NNF Center for Protein Research (CPR – www.cpr.ku.dk), University of Copenhagen, located in central Copenhagen. The research environment at CPR is vibrant, ambitious, and international, with approx. 30 different nationalities currently represented. The Center comprises modern laboratories and state-of-the-art facilities within protein science. Seminars with high-profile international speakers and regular internal research seminars are organized at the Center. English is the working language at the Center.

Terms of employment

The employment as postdoc is a full time position for two years. Starting date is 1 January 2020 or soon thereafter.

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 33,600 DKK/ approx. 4,480 Euro (April 2018-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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

The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of June 28, 2013.

Questions

For further information please contact Julien Duxin; julien.duxin@cpr.ku.dk ;www.sund.ku.dk

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

Application procedure

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

1. Motivated letter of application (max. two pages).

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

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

4. List of publications.

Application deadline: November 30, 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. 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 December 2019.

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

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.

Post expires on Saturday November 30th, 2019

Postdoctoral fellowship in cosmochemistry

GLOBE Institute 
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen 

The Centre for Star and Planet Formation at the GLOBE Institute is offering a postdoctoral fellowship in the field of cosmochemistry. The fellowship are available from February 1 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Centre for Star and Planet Formation (Starplan) is a multidisciplinary research centre focused on understanding the formation of planetary systems, including the Solar System, using a multidisciplinary approach that combines astronomy, astrophysics and cosmochemistry. The main focus of these research positions is centered on elucidating the timescales and processes leading to the formation of the Solar System, including the accretion and differentiation of rocky planets using a wide range of analytical techniques, including isotope geochemistry, innovative nano-analysis techniques for investigation of extra-terrestrial material and remote sensing. In detail, research topics include the Solar System’s presolar heritage, the formation, thermal processing and mass transport of early formed solids, the Solar System’s nucleosynthetic diversity and the formation history and evolution of Mars. Further information on the Institute is linked at https://globe.ku.dk and about Starplan at https://globe.ku.dk/research/starplan/.  

Profile
We seek a highly-motivated individual with a strong background in isotope geochemistry to join a dynamic group to pursue innovative research and take full advantage of the multidisciplinary environment the centre offers, including state-of-the-art isotope facilities. These include thermal-ionization and multiple-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometers (Thermo Scientific Triton and Neptune, respectively) as well as ultra-clean laboratories. The ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • You have a PhD in Earth and planetary sciences.
  • Strong scientific track record demonstrated by high-quality publications in peer reviewed international journals as first author in the field of cosmochemistry.
  • The candidate should be able to conduct independent and creative research, and show good inter-personal and communication skills.
  • Strong background in mass spectrometry or related analytical techniques.
  • You are excellent in written and oral communication in English.
  • You have experience in research collaborations and have demonstrated enthusiasm, motivation, flexibility and confidence.

Place of employment 
The place of employment is at the Centre for Star and Planet Formation, GLOBE Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructure.

Terms of employment 
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 3 year with a possibility for extension. The starting date of February 1 2020 or after agreement.
Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at DKK 34,364/approx. EUR 4,494 (October 2019-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The University of Copenhagen will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund. 

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

The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of June 28, 2013. 

Questions 
For further information, please contact Associat Professor Dr. Martin Schiller by e-mail: schiller@ign.ku.dk

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

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

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  3. A certified/signed copy of PhD certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.
  4. List of publications.

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

Application deadline: 1 November 2019, 23.59 p.m. CET.

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

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

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

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

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.

Post expires on Friday November 1st, 2019

Postdoctoral studies in Cancer Metabolism (scholarship)

Karolinska Institutet, institutionen för fysiologi och farmakologi

At the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology we teach and conduct internationally acclaimed, high-quality research in Physiology, Pharmacology, Anesthesiology and Intensive care. We have around 400 employees, 30 research groups, and 90 doctoral students. Our research fields include cellular signaling, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, neuropsychopharmacology, neuroinflammation, pharmacogenetics, regenerative medicine, Renal System, anesthesiology and intensive care, muscle physiology and pain. Our collaboration with the clinics at Karolinska University Hospital provides unique opportunities for translational research within our subjects. More information about research at http://ki.se/fyfa_english

Research Group and Project Description
Tumor cells display metabolic profiles that are remarkably distinct from their normal tissue of origin. This is to ensure fulfillment of their higher bioenergetic/biosynthetic needs required to support rapid proliferation.
Tumor cells display metabolic profiles that are remarkably distinct from their normal tissue of origin. This is to ensure fulfillment of their higher bioenergetic/biosynthetic needs required to support rapid proliferation. Less is known about metabolic heterogeneity in seemingly identical cancer cells. We have previously identified metabolic heterogeneity in lymphomas that can be rationally targeted (Cancer Cell. 2012, Cell Death Differentiation. 2017) and more recently in lung adenocarcinomas (Cell Reports, 2017, Journal of Cancer, 2017). Our group focuses on understanding fundamental mechanisms underlying metabolic heterogeneity. Hence, we are currently trying to identify molecular regulators that shape the tumor metabolism and metabolic diversity, with the ultimate goal of identifying novel drug targets and biomarkers.  
For more information please see our published work:

Cell Reports 2017 Jun 13;19(11):2289-2303)

Journal of Cancer 2017;8(11):2088)

Cell Death Differentiation. 2017 Feb;24(2):251-262 .

Cancer Cell 2012 Oct;22(4):547-60.

Duties
The candidate will conduct research within the field of biochemical cancer research with a focus on tumor metabolism. We seek exceptional, dedicated, self-motivated and hardworking individuals with a positive attitude and with substantial experience in molecular biology or biochemistry or cell biology. The candidate should have a strong background in cancer biology and have a strong track record (as shown by first-author publications in international peer-reviewed journals).  

Entry requirements
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.

Other requirements
The candidate must have hands-on experience with:

  • – Mammalian cell culturing techniques incl. siRNA/overexpression techniques.
  • – SDS-PAGE, Western blot, Quantitative PCR

Desired skills

  • – Experience using an Extracellular Flux Analyzer (Seahorse technology)
  • – Flow cytometry and Confocal and imaging techniques
  • – Experience in proteomics and/or metabolomics.

The candidate should be able to thrive and deliver results on goals in a fast-paced, dynamic and highly multi-tasking environment. The candidate is expected to contribute to scientific discussions and presenting outcomes to colleagues beyond maintaining detailed and organized records of project data and other materials as needed. Strong verbal and written communication skills in English are required.

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
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  • Uploaded Reference letters from, at least, two previous employers with contact information.

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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Reference number2-5065/2019
ContactErik Norberg, erik.norberg@ki.se
Union representative Göran Engberg, SACO, 08-524 867 17Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80Niklas Andersson, OFR, niklas.andersson@ki.se
Last application date24.Nov.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Sunday November 24th, 2019

PhD student in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology

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.

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

The Department of Pharmacy offers a stimulating multidisciplinary working environment in research and teaching within the Pharmacy disciplines. The Department centers its research on Drug Delivery, Rational Drug Usage and Pharmaceutical Materials Science. The research is developed by a series of research groups, several of international prominence. The research groups represent a unique cluster of academic competences in Sweden and the Department of Pharmacy has thus a key role in the development of the pharmacy discipline in Sweden. Information about the department and the research groups can be found at www.farmfak.uu.se/farm/.

The PhD student will be linked to the research group Drug Delivery. The group takes a multidisciplinary approach and combines computational chemistry and bioinformatics with cell- and molecular biology, biopharmaceutics, pharmaceutics and physical chemistry to find new ways to predict and define rate-limiting barriers to the absorption and organ distribution of different types of drugs. We anticipate that our research will provide insights into new mechanisms for drug absorption, disposition and delivery, which will support development of new therapeutic strategies for efficient oral drug delivery. The position is placed in the research group of Alexandra Teleki that is associated with the Science for Life Laboratory.

Duties/Project description: The PhD student will work in the field of pharmaceutical nanotechnology, within the project Hybrid nanocarrier drug formulations. The overall purpose of the project is to establish a novel oral drug delivery platform incorporating functional nanoparticlestailored towards personalized medicine. The hybrid approach incorporates functional nanomaterials in the drug delivery system in order to (i) modulate formulation dispersion/dissolution, uptake and thus drug release profiles, and (ii) combine therapeutic with diagnostic capabilities. For example, drug release can be triggered by magnetic hyperthermia and nanoparticle ligands can be targeted towards specific disease biomarkers. The developed nano-enabled drug formulations will be 3D printed into personalized oral solid dosage forms. The ultimate goal is thus to develop a platform for oral drug formulations that can readily be personalized both with respect to the dosage form and the subsequent drug release/targeting capability upon administration.

The project is highly interdisciplinary acting at the interface of pharmaceutical and material sciences. It will primarily explore particle stabilized emulsions as oral drug delivery vehicles exhibiting the previously mentioned functionalities as well as their 3D printability into final oral dosage forms. The PhD student will explore various nanoparticle functionalities to trigger and control drug release. Using experimental methods, the PhD student will work on tailoring nanoparticle properties to encapsulate model drugs, identifying key properties that govern functionality of the novel drug delivery system and characterizing their performance upon oral administration in state-of-the-art pharmaceutical in vitro systems in order to successfully translate nano-enabled diagnosis and therapy to the gastrointestinal tract environment. The project thus closely links nanoparticle synthesis and drug formulation technologies for the design of multifunctional oral dosage forms.

Requirements: The successful candidate should have a Master of Science in Pharmaceutics, Chemical Engineering, Material Sciences or other relevant area.  The applicant must also have excellent communication skills in English, both written and oral, due to the highly international work environment.

Additional qualifications: Previous experience working with nanomaterial synthesis and characterization, pharmaceutical formulation technologies, additive manufacturing techniques and cell-based in vitro models is beneficial.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1.

Information about postgraduate studies, including eligibility requirements and admission rules, can be found at http://www2.medfarm.uu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/. The holder of a PhD-student position shall primarily devote her or his time to own research studies. Other departmental work, such as educational or administrative duties, can be part of the position (max 20%).

How to apply: The application should contain the following:

  • CV
  • Contact details of at least two references (email and telephone number)
  • A personal letter describing previous experience and qualifications, research interests, plans for the future and motivation to apply for the PhD position,
  • Authorized copies of relevant certificates, degrees and grades, and

Copy of the master thesis and any other relevant document such as publications.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
 
Starting date: 15-01-2020 or as otherwise agreed.

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

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Assistant Professor Alexandra Teleki, email alexandra.teleki@farmaci.uu.se

Please submit your application by 28 October 2019, UFV-PA 2019/3525.

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

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

Placement: Department of Pharmacy

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

Pay: Fixed salary

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 2019/3525

Last application date: 2019-10-28

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PhD fellowship in genome stability maintenance

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen

A three-year PhD position commencing as soon as possible is available in the Mailand Group at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR – www.cpr.ku.dk), University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Mailand Group at CPR

CPR promotes basic and applied discovery research on human proteins with medical relevance. The Center is a strong hub for research on genome stability maintenance and human disease, comprising modern laboratories and state-of-the-art facilities within protein science. Research in the Mailand Group aims to understand how signaling via post-translational protein modifications orchestrate and regulate cellular responses to DNA damage and replication stress. We combine systems-wide proteomics- and genomics-based approaches with methods within cell biology, biochemistry and advanced imaging to identify and functionally characterize cellular signaling responses that prevent genome instability and disease onset. We offer a vibrant, ambitious and highly international research environment, as well as access to cutting-edge facilities within protein science, including state-of-the-art proteomics and microscopy platforms.

For more information please visit: http://www.cpr.ku.dk/research/proteinsignaling/mailand/

Job description and projects

The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary EU-funded Marie Sklodowska Curie International PhD training network aiming to understand the roles of DNA damage signalling and repair processes in development and disease. Using proteomics-based screening approaches, we are able to comprehensively map the cellular proteins recruited to sites of DNA damage, providing detailed and unprecedented insights into the dynamics and identities of the cellular proteins operating in the context of DNA lesions to safeguard genome stability. The PhD project aims to mechanistically dissect the functions of prospective novel and uncharacterized human genome stability maintenance factors that we recently identified in such screens. For these studies, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to apply a broad range of advanced cell-, biochemistry- and microscopy-based methodologies, as well as cutting-edge proteomics- and CRISPR-Cas9-based screening approaches.

Projected start date: January 2020.

Eligibility criteria  

The candidate must fit the following eligibility criteria in order to obtain the position:

  • You must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to your recruitment – unless as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention (1).  
  • You must be an Early Stage Researcher (ESR): at time of recruitment you must be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent research experience (2) of your research career and must not have been awarded a doctoral degree.  

Qualifications

We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious candidate with qualifications corresponding to a Master’s degree in the life sciences. Other important selection criteria are:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant work experience, preferably in the genome stability research field
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture and biochemistry
  • An open-minded, flexible and enthusiastic personality capable of interacting well within a group
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English
  • A track record of international mobility

Terms of employment

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

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, and according to the rules and regulations laid down by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action European Training Network.  Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 27,362 DKK /approx. 3.663 EUR (October 2019-level) plus pension.

Questions

For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor, Prof. Niels Mailand (email: niels.mailand@cpr.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 suffice

4. Publication list (if possible)

For those applicants whose principal language of instruction during their BSc/MSc was not English it will a be an advantage if they enclose IELTS or TOEFL test scores or equivalent proof of English skills, however it will be at the discretion of the supervisors during the interviews to evaluate the English skills.

Application deadline: 30 October 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.

[1] 1951 Refugee Convention and the 1967 Protocol 

[2] This is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him or her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate is or was ever envisaged. 

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 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Novo Nordisk Foundation for Center for Protein Research
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in machine learning for oncological image analysis

About the Position

Faculty of Science and Technology has a vacant position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The position is attached to the UiT Machine Learning Group at the Department of Physics and Technology. It is affiliated with the project “Targeting tumor microenvironment: Boosting PET-based diagnostics and therapies” and the Coastal Collaboration within PET image research, which involves universities and university hospitals in Tromsø, Trondheim and Bergen, Norway. The appointment is for a period of four years.

The position’s affiliation

The Department of Physics and Technology consists of six research groups: (1) Complex Systems, (2) Energy and Climate, (3) Earth Observation, (4) Machine Learning, (5) Space Physics, and (6) Ultrasound, Microwaves and Optics. The department provides education on the Bachelor, Master, and PhD levels, and comprises 19 permanent scientific positions and a technical/administrative staff of 10 persons.

The UiT Machine Learning Group conducts basic and applied research, funded e.g. by the Research Council of Norway and by industry. The group’s basic research is currently focusing on advancing deep learning, kernel machines and reinforcement learning, by synergistically coupling those paradigms. On the applied side, the group is active in health analytics, including mining of electronic health records for decision support and diagnostics, and in image analysis and computer vision research, both in a medical and in other industrial contexts.

The position’s field of research

We are seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to take an active role in the group’s efforts to advance machine learning for oncological image analysis. The research will be rooted in fundamental machine learning theory and recent methodologies, but shall be applied to the analysis of positron emission tomography (PET) images and hybrid modalities where PET images are combined with other medical sensors, such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) image scanners. The research will be centred on the development of algorithms for co-registration, segmentation, classification, target detection and change detection and time series analysis with multimodal medical images to support the study of the particular cancer types and medical challenges addressed by the overarching project. The research will be conducted in close collaboration with Tromsø PET Centre, located at the University Hospital of North Norway (UNN), and the PET centres and project partners in Trondheim and Bergen. Data and methodology will be exchanged across all sites.

Contact

Further information about the position and project details is available by contacting

Professor Robert Jenssen:


Or Associate Professor and Deputy Head of Department Stian Normann Anfinsen:

Qualifications

We are looking for a motivated candidate with proven research skills and abilities to pursue her/his own research ideas in an independent manner. The successful candidate should also demonstrate aptness to work in a team.

Strong emphasis will be put on the candidates’ experience in working with deep learning, and in particular convolutional neural networks. The candidate is expected to master tools such as e.g. TensorFlow, Keras, Pytorch and/or Caffe. Experience with image analysis is required, and knowledge of medical image modalities and sensors is preferred. The candidate should have experience in both theoretical and applied research work. A strong documented background in mathematics and/or statistics is needed. Publications in internationally renowned journals and conferences will be considered a strength.

For appointment as Postdoctoral Research Fellow, the applicant is required to have a Norwegian doctoral degree in the subject area concerned or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognised as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree. If you’re at the final stages of your PhD, you are also qualified to apply. Qualification as PhD is required before commencement in the position.

The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their discipline and this requires a strong commitment from the candidate. The candidate should be motivated for scientific work, and have excellent analytical and collaborative features. A good command of English and excellent communication skills are required. Emphasis is attached to personal suitability.

Application

Your application must include:

  • 1-2 page letter of application (cover letter) highlighting the candidate’s background and its relevance to the announced job
  • CV (containing a complete overview of education, supervised professional training and professional work)
  • Diplomas and transcripts from all completed degrees
  • Name and contact details of 2-3 references (name, affiliation to the applicant, email address and phone number)
  • Academic works, up to ten. The doctoral thesis is regarded as one work.
  • List of works and description of these (see below)

The works (published or unpublished) which the applicant wishes to be taken into consideration during the assessment process must be submitted. In addition, the applicant shall provide a description of his/her scientific production stating which works he/she considers the most important and shall therefore be the main emphasis of the assessment. A brief description of the other listed works shall also be included to demonstrate depth of production. These descriptions shall be an attachment to the application.

Documentation has to be in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications through Jobbnorge.

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We offer

  • Involvement in an interesting research project
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues
  • A large degree of independence in work
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund

The remuneration for this position is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1352. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

The UiT campus is located near the centre of Tromsø, a vibrant city located in Northern Norway with approximately 75 000 inhabitants. The location also offers ample opportunities for e.g., sighting aurora, hiking and skiing. More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: Welcome to UiT!​

General information

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants. 

The objective of the appointment as a Postdoctoral Fellow is to qualify for work in senior academic positions, and no one may be appointed to more than one fixed term period at the same institution.

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. UiT will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability.

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

About UiT The Arctic University of Norway

UiT is a multi-campus research university in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

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21st November 2019

Post expires on Thursday November 21st, 2019

Postdoctoral fellow in neuroimaging of neurodegenerative diseases

Lunds universitet, Med. fak., Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper Malmö

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 research group of Oskar Hansson and Rik Ossenkoppele at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, now seek a postdoctoral researcher for neuroimaging analyses in Alzheimer’s disease.

Research area

Our research is focused on defining and understanding biological processes in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. We work both with cohorts of patients and cognitively unimpaired volunteers, who undergo extensive testing with neuroimaging, biomarker measurements and neuropsychological testing, and with animal- and cell biology experiments. The postdoc will join a growing multidisciplinary team of neuroscientists and clinical researchers, who are dedicated to increase the knowledge about neurodegenerative diseases. The long-term goal of our research is to contribute to the development of new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases where effective treatments are still lacking.

The position

The postdoctoral researcher will focus on neuroimaging data analysis aimed at developing diagnostic and prognostic tools, detecting markers of resilience to brain pathology and improve our molecular understanding of Alzheimer’s disease. A key task will be to integrate neuroimaging (PET and MRI) information with other data that is already available in our studies, including (longitudinal) neuropsychological test scores and biochemical markers. The postdoctoral researcher will work with data acquired as part of the Swedish BioFINDER 2 study (www.biofinder.se). In this study, 1,500 persons across the clinical spectrum of Alzheimer’s disease (i.e. from cognitively normal to dementia) will undergo advanced neuroimaging including tau PET and 7T MRI with both structural and functional sequences. The position is full time over 2 years.

Requirements

*Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, medicine, bioinformatics or a related discipline;

*Ability to independently perform large-scale neuroimaging data analyses;

*Expertise in statistical modeling, scripting/programming and neuroimaging software.

Application

Applications should include a personal letter, curriculum vitae, proof of completed PhD, and names/contact information for three references.

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 employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentBy agreement
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityMalmö
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/2545
Contact Oskar Hansson, Head of Division, +46 72 226 77 45, email: oskar.hansson@med.lu.seRik Ossenkoppele, associate senior lecturer, email: rik.ossenkoppele@med.lu.se
Union representative OFR/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 date03.Nov.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoc in Strain Engineering

The Bacterial Synthetic Biology section at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability is seeking talented strain engineers (postdoc) to work on development of new therapeutic strategies using microbiome engineering.

The overall project is focused on the using synthetic biology to engineer microbes and microbiomes for therapeutic purposes. The competences in the laboratory, led by Professor Morten Sommer, are focused on microbial cell engineering and microbiome analysis. To further advance the development of new microbial cell therapies new strain engineers (postdoc) are needed.

Responsibilities and tasks
The responsibilities of the position will include:

    Design and construct new microbial cell therapies Execution of in vitro and in vivo studies to test therapeutic modalities Optimization of cell therapies based on in vitro and in vivo results

The strain engineer (postdoc) will work in a highly motivated team of +10 researchers striving to develop new therapeutic strategies harnessing the microbiome.

Qualifications
A qualified candidate has:

    PhD in relevant area within molecular microbiology, metabolic engineering or synthetic biology Strong academic track record Highly motivated by the potential of microbiome engineering for treatment of human diseases. Hard working and dedicated to their work Team player with a desire to help his/her colleagues succeed Strong writing and communication skills

What we offer:

    Exciting research area with the potential to develop new therapeutic modalities Collaborative, hard-working and friendly work environment Well-resourced laboratory Entrepreneurial environment

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

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

Expected starting date: Flexible.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Morten Sommer, email: msom@biosustain.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Biosustain at www.biosustain.dtu.dk

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than 10 November 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

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

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability is a DTU research and innovation center established in 2011 on par with the other departments at the DTU. Today, the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability is a multi-site operation with over 200 people associated and is still growing. The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability is housed in a very new building placed on main campus Lyngby specifically designed to meet the Center needs.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup.
Deadline: 10 November 2019
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday November 10th, 2019

Post doc in soil pollution electro-microbiology

The Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on soil pollution mapping using signals from electric bacteria.

The position is available from November 15 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter. 

Job description/research project/research area
BIOMAP is a 3-year project funded by Innovation Fund Denmark that will verify and develop the concept of using electric potential differences created by microbial electron transport to map soil pollution. The work will include analyzing polluted soil sites for microbial communities as well as for chemical, physical and electrical parameters to enable the complete description and modelling of electro-microbial soil pollution degradation and signaling.
Can you contribute to this work?

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in engineering, biology or related field and
have experience with soil pollution, microbial pollution degradation, molecular identification in soil, chemical analysis, electrical measurements, and/or related topics.

Who are we?
At the Center for Electromicrobiology (CEM) we work with cable bacteria, a newly discovered bacterium which conducts electrons over centimeter distances. We study their conduction, relations to other microorganisms, and their metabolism – and now also how they create electric fields around soil pollution. Other BIOMAP partners are Department of Geoscience and commercial and public stakeholders.

What do we offer?
We offer a relaxed and informal work environment where curiosity, collaboration, and interdisciplinarity is encouraged. The department hosts many young international students and scientists with many social activities.

Place of work and area of Employment
The place of work is Ny Munkegade 114-116, DK-8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

Contact information
Further information about the position may be obtained from researcher Lars Riis Damgaard,
E-mail: lrd@bios.au.dk
Phone: +45 26 35 36 09
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?

Lars Riis Damgaard Member of Administrative Staff, Department of Bioscience – Microbiology, +4587156508, lrd@bios.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

ST Administrative Centre – ST HR, +4593521026, emply.st.hr@au.dk

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Deadline: Saturday 9 Nov 2019 at 23:59 CET

Post expires on Saturday November 9th, 2019

Post doc position in organic matter, C storage and soil quality in arable soil

The Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University in Foulum, Denmark, is offering a Postdoctoral position in organic matter, C storage and soil quality in arable soil, starting 01.01.2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be based at the Soil Physics and Hydropedology Section, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Foulum. The position is available for a 4-year period.

The successful candidate will work on two projects “Dairy Crop Rotations as a Climate Change Mitigation Measure (ClimateGrass)” funded by the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, and “European Joint Program on Agricultural Soils (EJP SOIL)” funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. The ClimateGrass project is aimed at developing dairy crop rotations as a cost-effective measure for mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, including assessment of soil C storage in ley-arable rotations. The EJP SOIL project is aimed at developing and implementing climate-smart sustainable management of agricultural soils. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to research-based public sector consultancy on nitrogen and C management in the Department.

In ClimateGrass and EJP SOIL, you will work experimentally with assessment of soil C storage exploiting archived soil samples as well as samples taken from running experiments. This includes quantification of above- and belowground biomass, soil bulk density and C concentration. You will also deal with aspects of soil quality such as soil structural stability.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 agronomy, biology or similar 
  • A genuine interest in sustainable management of agricultural soil
  • Collaborative skills
  • Fondness in taken initiative 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 assessment of changes in soil organic carbon stocks
  • Experience with field experiments, soil sampling and laboratory soil measurements
  • Experience with statistical analysis
  • Experience with research-based public sector consultancy within the agricultural sector

Work environment
You will be integrated in a group of leading soil scientists involved in interdisciplinary research collaborations both nationally and internationally. Mentors will be Jørgen Eriksen (jorgen.eriksen@agro.au.dk) and Lars J. Munkholm (lars.munkholm@agro.au.dk), Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University. You can read more about the Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University at http://agro.au.dk/en/
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?

Lars Juhl Munkholm Professor, Department of Agroecology – Soil Physics and Hydropedology lars.munkholm@agro.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

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

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Deadline: Sunday 17 Nov 2019 at 23:59 CET

Post expires on Sunday November 17th, 2019

PhD student in Materials Chemistry

Ref. No. SU FV-3415-19

at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry. Closing date: 05 November 2019.

The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK) is one of the largest departments at the Faculty of Natural sciences with about 150 employees. The teaching focuses on general chemistry, inorganic, material chemistry and analytical chemistry. Research activities of MMK in the areas of Materials and Solid-State Chemistry focus on different classes of materials; e.g. ceramics and glasses, self-assembled and porous materials, and soft matter. The work often encompasses synthesis, characterization by X-ray and neutron diffraction and electron microscopy, NMR studies, modelling with computer simulations of materials with a potential for various applications. Research activities of MMK in the areas of Analytical Chemistry mainly focuses on developing advanced analytical techniques and methods for determination of organic compounds and biomolecules. This includes the whole Analytical Chain from sampling and clean-up, to chromatography, mass spectrometry and data analysis. Environmental aspects are also an important part of the research activities.

Project description
Project title: Lignin-based coatings for environmental applications (“COATLIG”).

Supervisor: Assistant Professor Mika Sipponen, mika.sipponen@mmk.su.se.

Coatings are used to protect and stabilize materials in a broad range of applications. However, many of the technical coatings in use today release harmful substances such as microplastics to the environment. The objective of this project is to develop environmentally friendly coatings from lignin, a natural polyphenol from plant biomass. The research involves covalent and non-covalent modification to optimize the coating properties at solid-liquid and solid-gas interfaces. The synthesized materials will be characterized to provide fundamental understanding of the structure-function relationship under the application conditions. All of these activities should comply with the principles of green chemistry.

The person selected for this project will benefit from collaboration within the department, and will have interaction opportunities within Swedish and Nordic research networks in the context of renewable plant biomass utilization.

Qualification requirements
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of Chemistry is valid. Those studies should include at least one specialized course or a thesis in the research subject. In order to facilitate the evaluation of merits and suitability for the PhD studies your curriculum vitae (CV) should contain information about the extent and focus of the academic studies. The quantity (as part of an academic year) and the quality mark of courses in chemistry and physics are of particular interest. Please, state titles of undergraduate theses and project works.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

Selection
The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The following criteria will be used to assess this capacity: the candidates’ documented knowledge in a relevant field of research, written and oral proficiency in English, the capacity for analytical thinking, the ability to collaborate, as well as creativity, initiative, and independence. The assessment will be based on previous experience and grades, the quality of the degree project, references, relevant experience, interviews, and the candidate’s written motivation for seeking the position.

A short list will be set up and interviews with the top candidates will be carried out at the department or via internet.

Economic support for the PhD studies are guaranteed for full time studies during the time period agreed on in the individual study plan. The studies does normally mean four years full time studies. You are encouraged to contact the project leader for more information about the project.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules and regulations.

Terms of employment Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

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

Contact
For more information, please contact Assistant Professor Mika Sipponen, telephone: +46 8 16 12 58, mika.sipponen@mmk.su.se, or the Head of the Department, Professor Gunnar Svensson, gunnar.svensson@mmk.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Project proposal/Research proposal describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement 
    – why and how you wish to complete the project 
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 6 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).

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

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 05/11/2019

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Tuesday November 5th, 2019

Two PhD scholarships in Bayesian Analysis of Childhood Asthma

Two PhD positions are available at the Section for Bioinformatics, Department of Health Technology at DTU. DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation based on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector, with expertise spanning from bioinformatics and biological modelling, across imaging and biosensor techniques, to biopharma technologies.

The focus of the two PhD projects is Bayesian statistical modelling of paediatric asthma. The aim of the projects will be to integrate multiple types of data (genomic, microbiome, demographic, patient records, pathway, protein-protein interaction data, etc) in a systems biology framework to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the development of childhood asthma. The use of mechanistic, Bayesian models (e.g., using the probabilistic programming language Stan) will be an important tool.

Responsibilities and tasks
Most GWAS studies focus on single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) one at a time. However, the biological reality is likely to be that traits are typically influenced by the combined impact of several SNPs, each having a weak effect. An important part of the present project will be to develop methods for detecting such sets of interacting SNPs using methods from within the Bayesian, probabilistic modeling paradigm. The aim is to explore both hypothesis-free approaches as well as methods based on understanding of the investigated biological systems (e.g., basing the search for SNPs on knowledge of biological pathways or protein-protein interaction data).

Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. The applicant must have strong computational skills, and a solid background in bioinformatics and machine learning. It is required that the applicant has experience both in general purpose programming languages (e.g., Python or C++) and in machine learning frameworks (such as PyTorch and TensorFlow). Experience in probabilistic programming languages (e.g., Stan or Pyro) is considered a huge plus.

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

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

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

The project is done in collaboration with COPSAC (Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood, Copenhagen University Hospital, Herlev-Gentofte), and the applicant will work part of the time there.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Anders Gorm Pedersen, email: agpe@dtu.dk.

You can read more about the Department of Health Technology on www.healthtech.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 24 October 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

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

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

DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup.
Deadline: 24 October 2019
Unit: DTU Health Tech
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday October 24th, 2019

PhD student in Medical science Linkoping

Ref IKE-2019-00587

Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKE) is one of the university’s largest departments, with operations mainly in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Our aim is to engage in medical and biomedical education and research of high international standing. At undergraduate level the department is responsible for most of the medical programme, the speech and language pathology programme and the medical biology programme.
Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/ike

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises a position as

PhD student in Medical science, formally based at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKE)

Duties
As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. As a PhD student you are limited devoted to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time.

As a PhD student you will participate in the project: “Endogenous and exogenous molecular modulation of Kv7 voltage-gated potassium channels”

The candidate will use different techniques in molecular biology and electrophysiology to study the molecular basis of how endogenous and exogenous compounds interact with Kv7 channels to modulate their function and how to utilize this in development of new pharmacological strategies. Particular focus will be on how to plan and execute electrophysiological measurements of Kv7 channels expressed in cellular systems and how to analyze such data. The position also entails development of new compounds in collaboration with synthetic chemists, surgery of African clawed frog to isolate oocytes, writing of scientific texts, and active participation in seminars and conference of importance for the project and education.  

Qualifications
Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies.

Prospective candidates should be highly motivated. Prospective candidates should have background knowledge and understanding of the physiological and pharmacological role of voltage-gated potassium channels, principles of electrophysiological techniques to study ion channels, and principles of how ion channels are gated and regulated. Practical experience of surgery of African clawed frog, production of recombinant proteins, injection of mRNA into oocytes from African clawed frog, electrophysiological measurements with the two-electrode voltage clamp technique, and work with voltage-gated potassium channels is required. Strong communication skills in English are required, as well as an ability to work independently in a collaborative setting.


Appointment time
The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. A doctoral student may not be employed during a period not exceeding eight years. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of four years´ full time research training.

Starting date 
By agreement.

Salary
The salary for PhD students is based on the department’s salary scale.

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest November 1, 2019. Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Egual Opportunities

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!


Linköping university has framework agreements and wishes to decline direct contacts from staffing- and recruitment companies as well as from vendors of job advertisements.

Contact person

Giannis Spyrou

Professor

+46 13 28 29 80

giannis.spyrou@liu.se

Fredrik Elinder

Professor, main supervisor

+46 (0)101038945

fredrik.elinder@liu.se

Sara Liin

Research fellow

+ 46 13 28 69 53

sara.liin@liu.se

Fanny Zetterdahl

HR manager

+46 13 28 23 61

fanny.zetterdahl@liu.se

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Friday November 1st, 2019

PhD student in Medical science with focus on neurodegenerative diseases Linkoping

Ref IKE-2019-00585

Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKE) is one of the university’s largest departments, with operations mainly in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Our aim is to engage in medical and biomedical education and research of high international standing. At undergraduate level the department is responsible for most of the medical programme, the speech and language pathology programme and the medical biology programme.
Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/ike

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY
Hereby advertises a position as

PhD student in Medical science, formally based at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKE)

Duties
As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. As a PhD student you are limited devoted to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time.

As a PhD student you will participate in the project: “Propagation of neurodegenerative diseases – underlying mechanisms and diagnostic tools”

The candidate will work with projects on the mechanisms that cause the accumulation and spread of neurodegenerative proteins. The project will focus both on understanding the cellular mechanisms and target these for diagnostics and treatment.

Part of the project will be conducted in our collaborators laboratory in Canada and the PhD education of the PhD student will involve approximately 6 months spent abroad.

Qualifications
Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies.

Description of qualifications

Prospective candidates should be very motivated. Background knowledge and understanding of biological mechanisms and neurobiology are required. In the projects, the candidate will use methods such as cell culture, genetic modifications (siRNA and CRISPR), protein aggregation, labeling of cells, microscopy, cell sorting, exosome isolation, Western blot, ELISA and other methods. Practical experience of laboratory work including these methods is a merit. Experience in working with neurodegenerative diseases is a merit. Strong communication skills in English are required as well as the ability to work both independently and in collaborative projects as a team member.

Appointment time
The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. A doctoral student may not be employed during a period not exceeding eight years. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of four years´ full time research training.

Starting date 
By agreement.

Salary
The salary for PhD students is based on the department’s salary scale.

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest November 1, 2019. Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Egual Opportunities

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!


Linköping university has framework agreements and wishes to decline direct contacts from staffing- and recruitment companies as well as from vendors of job advertisements.

Contact person

Giannis Spyrou

Professor

+46 13 28 29 80

giannis.spyrou@liu.se

Martin Hallbeck

Associate professor

+ 46 10 103 15 06

martin.hallbeck@liu.se

Fanny Zetterdahl

HR manager

+46 13 28 23 61

fanny.zetterdahl@liu.se

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Friday November 1st, 2019

The Section of Forensic Pathology Dept. of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen, seeks a PhD-fellow

The position

A three-year PhD-fellow position in Biological Anthropology

The PhD project

The PhD project aims to investigate cranial fluctuating asymmetry over time and populations using archaeological skeletal collections and CT scanning of recently deceased. The project will run in close collaboration with the Lundbeck Foundation Geogenetics Centre at the Globe Institute and SURVIVE project.

Lundbeck Foundation Geogenetics Centre (LFGGC), headed by Professor Eske Willerslev, combines world-leading research groups in ancient DNA, biostatistics and genomic analysis, headed by the professors Rasmus Nielsen, Thomas Werge and Kristian Kristiansen. The LFGGC will map the DNA from skeletal remains from thousands of prehistoric human beings in order to acquire knowledge about brain disorders (https://research.ku.dk/strengths/excellence-programmes/genomic_histrory_of_denmark/).

“SURVIVE: Let the dead help the living”, headed by Professor Jytte Banner, is a prospective, nationwide autopsy-based study focusing on the causes of excess morbidity and mortality among patients with severe mental illness (https://retsmedicin.ku.dk/english/research/surviveprojects).

Specifically, the project will analyze cranial fluctuating asymmetry against genomic data (especially for the archaeological remains/LFGGC) and against other pathology (especially for the recently deceased/SURVIVE project), with a view to crosslink these two areas.

The Section of Forensic pathology

The section comprises three units: forensic pathology, clinical forensic medicine and forensic anthropology and imaging, which perform different activities, i.e. autopsies, examination of living, forensic bone analysis, requested by the police, judiciary system and other public authorities. The unit of forensic anthropology and imaging comprises post-mortem imaging, the Laboratory of Advanced Imaging and 3D modelling and the Laboratory of Biological Anthropology. At both laboratories, basic research in biological anthropology and forensic imaging is performed, as well as applied research and development projects in collaboration with a number of other national and international research laboratories.  The Laboratory of Biological Anthropology curates a human skeletal collection of more than 30.000 skeletons from Danish archaeological sites as well as material from other countries including Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Nubia and the Middle East. It covers all of Denmark’s prehistoric and historic periods from the Mesolithic to the 17th century.

The section of Forensic pathology is one of three sections at the Department of Forensic Medicine (University of Copenhagen) carrying out research and teaching assignments according to ordinary university rules. 

The section has about 40 employees, including 2 professors, 2 associate professors, 19 forensic doctors, administrative staff, 6 PhD students, 2 laboratory technicians and a number of thesis students. The department is equipped with modern instruments and IT facilities. The section is accredited to ISO 17020. 

The person and qualifications  

The candidate should have the following mandatory qualifications:

  • a relevant academic education includes a master’s degree in forensic or biological anthropology or a related degree;
  • is experienced in osteological analyses;
  • has experience with 3D imaging technologies, such as CT scanning or surface scanning;
  • has already demonstrated ability in participating in scientific projects;
  • is highly organized, and able to work both as part of a team but also under their own initiative;
  • is willing to share knowledge and expertise with the other members of our research group;
  • has excellent teamwork and communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • is fluent in English (written, reading, verbal).

Other qualifications that may be of considerable import are:

  • Knowledge of prehistoric or medieval archaeology in the Scandinavian/North Atlantic area;
  • Experience in advanced statistical and demographic modelling;
  • Knowledge of the principles of palaeogenomic data generation;
  • Experience with 3D geometric morphometric methods.
  • A working knowledge of Danish.

Salary and terms of employment 

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

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

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

Further information can be obtained by Associate Professor, PhD Chiara Villa, phone: +45 35337160 or e-mail: Chiara.villa@sund.ku.dk or Associate Professor Marie Louise Jørkov: phone +45 35327229 or e-mail: mljorkov@sund.ku.dk

 Send the motivated application together with copies of diplomas (including transcript of records translated to the ECTS grading scale) and indication of previous employment electronically through link below or https://employment.ku.dk/phd/ no later than 27 October 2019. .

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.

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Deadline: 27 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Retsmedicinsk Institut

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