Kategoriarkiv: Health/Life sciences

Doctoral student in numerical modelling of clouds and climate

Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geograhy and Ecosystem Science

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 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 Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

Mixed-phase clouds containing both ice and liquid are pivotal for the climate system, as they determine the net radiation entering it. Concentrations of ice influence the microphysical and radiative properties of these clouds, and hence may affect the climate and rates of climate change. Yet the initiation of ice inside clouds is uncertain. 

The present project aims to represent lab observations of ice initiation in a climate model and to investigate the effects from time-dependence of activity of ice nucleus aerosols for the climate system.

The project is part of a larger collaboration between experimentalists and atmospheric modellers in Sweden, Norway and USA.

Jobassignment
The work will involve numerical modelling. The student will improve off-line simulation with cloud schemes from a global model for two observed cases of clouds. The representation of ice initiation will be improved with lab data.  Mechanisms for the effects on climate from the initiation of ice in clouds by dust and soot aerosols will be investigated. This will involve coding with FORTRAN 90 in a UNIX Environment.

Desirable skills and qualifications
This position is an introductory step in a research career.

Students with a background in numerical modelling and knowledge about physics and meteorology are encouraged to apply.

Requirements:

  • The applicant must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in physics, meteorology or an equivalent field.
  • Applicant should have experience of FORTRAN in UNIX environment.

It is desirable to have documented knowledge from their university education in

  1. Mathematics, especially differential equations
  2. Numerical methods and/or computer programming
  3. Physical meteorology (e.g. cloud physics).

In the application, applicants should provide evidence of how they meet these requirements.

Eligibility
Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who- have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Type of employment
Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

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.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2019-09-01, or according to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/847
ContactVaughan Phillips, senior lecturer, +46 462221732, vaughan.phillips@nateko.lu.seVendela Breeze, HR administrator, +46 462223085
Union representative OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46 462229362SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46 462229364SEKO: Seko Civil, +46 462229366
Last application date30.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Nano- and Environmental Chemistry


Ref. No. SU FV-0830-19

at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry. Closing date: 8 April 2019.

Stockholm University is one of the world’s leading education institutes. Here more than 35,000 students and 5,000 staff are active within science, the humanities and the social sciences.The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, MMK (www.mmk.su.se) is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Natural Sciences with about 130 employees.

MMK is a leading institution in materials synthesis and processing, structural characterization and materials applications. It compromises the research areas physical chemistry, inorganic and structural chemistry, and materials chemistry, the latter is one of the leading research areas of Stockholm University. Important characterization methods at the department today are X-ray, electron and neutron scattering, scanning and transmission electron microscopy and various spectroscopic methods.

Project description
This is a two-year position in synthesis and physical characterization of electrochemically active materials and surface functionalization for novel sustainable technologies. The research project is centered on the development of functional nanomaterials, such as catalysts for applications in green chemistry.

Main responsibilities
The position involves synthesis and characterization of new materials. This will include advanced synthetic strategies and characterization methods.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

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

The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary group and should therefore be a good team player with experience to supervise students. Applicants must have strong communication skills with excellent knowledge in English, both written and spoken.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills.

The selection is based primarily on scientific excellence and experience in the relevant fields.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years. Start date 2019-05-01 or as per agreement.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from principal investigator, Assistant Professor Adam Slabon, adam.slabon@mmk.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 40 17, st@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

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

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

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 05/04/2019

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Post expires on Friday April 5th, 2019

Novo Nordisk Postdoctoral Fellowship at Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska Institutet, at one of KI’s departments


Overview of the Position
Novo Nordisk is funding a prestigious fellowship programme at Karolinska Institutet (KI) for postdoctoral research fellows. The programme is focused on research in diabetes and its comorbidities, endocrinology and metabolism. It aims to support the development of a new generation of exceptional young early career diabetes researchers, who will become future leaders in the field, while further developing scientific excellence within diabetes and ultimately improving the lives of patients. As part of this programme, we are looking to recruit 4 outstanding postdoctoral research fellows.
Based at Karolinska Institutet, fellows will undertake a cutting edge research project, mentored by world-leading researchers in the field of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism. In addition, it is anticipated that during the course of the fellowship, fellows will have the opportunity to spend up to 3 months in the research laboratories at Novo Nordisk outside Copenhagen, Denmark. Thus, fellows will gain insight into research conducted in both academia and industry. In order to increase coherence around the Fellowship programme, a number of events will be held throughout the year such as high profile lectures, symposia, etc. which the fellows will attend, both at Karolinska Institutet and at Novo Nordisk.
The fellowships are fully funded and salary is provided for a 3 year period. It is our intention that the positions will start in the autumn of 2019, though some flexibility with the start date might be possible.

Research Projects
The following 11 projects are available:

  1. Prinicipal Investigator Per-Olof Berggren Project Title Physiological and pathophysiological Ca2+ signaling in pancreatic islet cells.
  2. Principal Investigator Niklas Björkström Project Title Obesity-induced metabolic deregulation of tissue-resident NK cells in the development of fatty liver disease and insulin resistance, a “human multi-organ study”.
  3. Principal Investigators Magnus Bäck and Susanna Larsson Project Title Aortic Valve Stenosis – an Underestimated Comorbidity in Diabetes Mellitus.
  4. Principal Investigator Sofia Carlsson Project Title LADA-latent autoimmune diabetes in adults, risk factors and prognosis.
  5. Prinicipal Investigator Lisa Juntti-Berggren Project Title Apolipoprotein CIII, a target in the battle against diabetes and its comorbidities.
  6. Prinicipal Investigators Peder Olofsson and Stephen Malin Project Title Neural control of inflammation and metabolism in liver disease.
  7. Principal Investigators John Pernow and Per Eriksson Project Title The red blood cell as a novel mediator of vascular injury in type 2 diabetes.
  8. Prinicipal Investigators Mikael Rydén and Peter Arner Project Title Identifying the role of human white adipose tissue for the development of cardiovascular complications in type 2 diabetes.
  9. Prinicipal Investigator Kirsty Spalding Project Title Cell regeneration in the healthy and pathological human kidney.
  10. Principal Investigator Eckardt Treuter Project Title From co-repressor phosphorylation to epigenome therapy of fatty liver disease.
  11. Principal Investigators Juleen Zierath and Anna Krook Project Title Metabolic crosstalk and the regulation of insulin sensitivity in Type 2 diabetes.

Full details on each project and contact information to the PIs can be found at: https://ki.se/en/srp-diabetes/novo-nordisk-fellowships
As part of your application, you must select up to three of the projects, ranking them in order of preference. You should indicate your preferences in your Personal Letter and provide a rationale for your particular selections. If your application is successful, we will aim to match you with your first choice of project, but this cannot be guaranteed.

Key responsibilities of the selected applicant:

  • Plan, manage and conduct an agreed academic research project and associated activities; taking direction from the principal investigator and other colleagues in the laboratory as appropriate.
  • Test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate.
  • Develop research questions, analyse detailed and complex qualitative and/or quantitative data from a variety of sources, and contribute original ideas for new research projects.
  • Coordinate multiple aspects of work to deliver novel research data in accordance with established timelines set between you and the principal investigator.
  • Develop ideas for generating research income, and present detailed research proposals to senior researchers.
  • Adapt existing and develop new scientific techniques and experimental protocols to support research.
  • Regularly write research articles at an international level for peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and reviews.
  • Formally present your research and represent the research group at internal, national and international conferences and meetings; either with other members of the team or alone.
  • Informally present your research to the group at established meetings.
  • Provide scientific input into the research group both at meetings and practically where requested or appropriate.
  • Act as a source of information and advice to other members of the group on scientific protocols and experimental techniques.

Selection Criteria
Essential 

  • A PhD in a medical/biological subject (to be completed in 2019), together with relevant experience.
  • The ability to manage your own academic research and associated activities.
  • A strong CV, having published in high impact journals and presented at international meetings.
  • Ability to contribute ideas for new research projects and research income generation.
  • Ability to work with meticulous attention to detail.
  • An enthusiastic interest in diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism research.
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills and leadership, with the ability to communicate research ideas and results in a clear and logical way and the ability to confidently and effectively interact with colleagues and the broader research community.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • A conscientious and enthusiastic working approach.
  • Excellent planning, organizational and problem solving skills.

Each Fellowship and research Projects is for up to three years. We will prioritize applicants who have the opportunity to complete the project and be employed for three years. Preference should be given to those who were awarded a PhD or attained equivalent research competence no more than three years prior to the expiry of the application period for the position as postdoc.

How to applyIf you consider that you meet the selection criteria, click on the Login and apply button on this page and follow the on-screen instructions to register as a user. You will then be required to provide information in a number of screens with your application details, relating to your skills and experience. When prompted, please provide details of three references (whom can be contacted if the applicant is invited to an interview). You will also be required to upload a CV and Personal Letter which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post. The Personal Letter (maximum two pages) should explain your relevant experience which may have been gained in employment, education, or you may have taken time away from these activities as illness, military service, work for labour unions or student organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances. Additionally, your Personal Letter should also include a rationale for the 3 projects you have selected and justify your order of preference. Your application will be judged in part on the basis of how you demonstrate that you meet the selection criteria outlined above and we are happy to consider evidence of transferable skills or experience which you may have gained outside the context of paid employment or education.

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

The closing date for applications is midnight CEST on Sunday 7th April, 2019.

Interviews will be held in June 2019.

Working at Karolinska Institutet
For further information about working at Karolinska Institutet, rules for visa/residence permit, insurance and accommodation please see: https://ki.se/en/staff/international-staff 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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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentefter överenskommelse
Salarymånadslön
Number of positions4
Working hours100%
CitySolna
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference number2-1622/2019
Union representativeTorkel Falkenberg, SACO, 08-524 838 68Magnus Anå, OFR, 08-524 864 37, magnus.ana@ki.seHenry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
Last application date07.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Sunday April 7th, 2019

Research assistant – mitochondrial genetics

Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Division of Molecular Metabolism

Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Division of Molecular Metabolism
The Division of Molecular Metabolism (https://ki.se/en/mbb/research-division-of-molecularmetabolism) at the Department for Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (https://ki.se/en/mbb/startpage) is located at the newly built and modern Biomedicum research laboratory (https://ki.se/en/staff/biomedicum) at Solna campus of Karolinska Institutet. Our research aims at understanding the regulation of mitochondrial function and the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in disease and ageing. The current research encompasses biochemical and genetic studies of patients with inherited diseases as well as basic scientific approaches to understand the regulation of mtDNA expression, mitochondrial biogenesis and mitochondrial metabolism. Both patient material (tissues and cells), genetically modified fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) and mice (Mus musculus) are used in these studies. The overall aim of the Division of Molecular Metabolism is to combine these different areas of research to get insights into disease pathophysiology and to develop novel treatments. The Division of Molecular Metabolism offers an outstanding research environment and a close interaction between basic science and clinical science and diagnostics at the Centre for Inherited Metabolic Diseases (CMMS) at Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. The newly founded Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing – Karolinska Institutet Laboratory (MPI-KI laboratory) is also integrated into our laboratory. Excellent access to the most advanced resources in molecular and cell biology is available at the department and at the national core facilities at the Science for Life laboratory (https:// www.scilifelab.se).

Duties
We are currently looking for a Research Assistant to form an essential part of our research team in mitochondrial genetics, led by Professor Nils-Göran Larsson. The responsibilities of the Research Assistant will be varied and include:

*Performing diverse molecular biology techniques e.g. extracting RNA, DNA or protein from cells and/or mouse tissues, PCR, qRT-PCR and western blotting.
*Genotyping mice.
*Ordering, receiving, and distributing chemicals and laboratory supplies, and handling of invoices.
*Assisting with inventory and organization of chemicals and lab materials.
*Preparing and aliquoting reagents, for instance preparation of fly food

Qualifications
We welcome applications from candidates with academic qualifications at least corresponding to BSc in Biomedical Laboratory Science, Biomedicine, Molecular Biology, or other related fields. The successful candidate is a responsible, service-minded person with good communication and organizational skills who enjoys working with people and take pride in delivering work of good quality. The work requires:
*Excellent communication skills and a service focus.
*Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
*Previous experience of laboratory work and molecular biology techniques is an advantage.

The working language is English. Good knowledge of the Swedish language is an advantage. The applicant must be able to integrate well into the international and multidisciplinary environment. Personal suitability is therefore of great importance.

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

1. Curriculum vitae (max 2 pages)

2. Personal motivation letter (max 1 page)

3. Contact information of at least two references

The application is to be submitted in Varbi recruitment system.

At Karolinska Institutet a 6-month trial period is required for all permanent appointments.

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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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentupon agreement
SalaryMonthly
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference number2-1751/2019
ContactContact Camilla Koolmeister – head of divison , +46 8 524 830 39
Union representativeBiborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 46 70-173 85 75Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80Anne Edgren, OFR/S, P, O, 08-524 87570
Last application date07.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Monday April 8th, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher in Biology

Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine, KI, Hong Kong

Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine (MWLC) aims to contribute to the improvement of human health by conducting cutting-edge research in reparative medicine and related subjects, by creating a new platform for synergies between academia and innovation in Sweden and Hong Kong as well as China, and fostering future leaders in both academia and industry.

For more information, please visit ki.se/mwlc

Description of research group and project

The current research of Assistant Professor Sijie Chen aims at developing novel fluorescence-based tools and technology for biological research.

One postdoctoral researcher position is available in the following areas: biology, bioimaging, bio/biomedical engineering.

Qualifications

We are looking for a highly-motivated, creative researcher, who enjoys an interdisciplinary, open and collaborative environment, with the following qualifications, experience and skills:

  • Completion of a PhD or an equivalent degree in Life sciences, Bioengineering/Biomedical engineering, or related disciplines.
  • A strong publication record in peer reviewed journals.
  • The successful candidate is expected to have sufficient background knowledge in fluorescence techniques, cell imaging and or in vivo imaging, image processing and analysis, preferably high-content imaging/ high-content analysis.
  • Experience in mammalian cell (especially stem cell) culture, fluorescence microscopy, confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, basic biochemical and molecular biology techniques, is desired. Experience in super-resolution imaging, atomic-force microscopy, and programming is an advantage
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.


The employment

This is a two-year full-time position, with the possibility of renewal.

The assignment is located at MWLC, Hong Kong, and the employment will follow local labour laws in Hong Kong.

A competitive remuneration package including 10% on top of basic salary (fully-taxable) intended as pension will be offered in addition to MPF employer’s contribution and medical benefits.

Entry requirement

Qualified to be employed as a Postdoctoral researcher is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence.

Application process

An employment application must contain the following documents in English:

  1. 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
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  4. Applicants should arrange to have at least two letters of reference

The application is to be submitted through 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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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs soon as possible
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityHong Kong
CountryHong Kong
Reference number2-1316/2019
ContactSijie Chen, Assistant Professor, sijie.chen@ki.se
Last application date15.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Monday April 15th, 2019

Postdoc of Molecular dissection of “repressive RNA Pol II Transcription” in plants

The Department of Plant and Environmental Science, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen invites applications for a position as Post Doc for 2 years. The position is open from 1 June 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.   

The Marquardtlab is recuiting a postdoc focused on dissecting the molecular mechanism of “repressive RNA Polymerase II” transcription in Arabidopsis thaliana. While RNA Polymerase II transcription is usually associated with gene activation, we have previously shown that the “act of transcription” across gene promoter regions can repress transcriptional initiation from these promoters and repress functional gene expression. Genomics data in the lab has resulted in cxandidate regions for repressive transcription. You will address this question by developing CRISPR/Cas9-based mutagenesis strategies to test if these genes are regulated by “repressive transcription”. In addition, we have performed a forward mutagenesis screen for factors required for repressive transcription in Arabidopsis. You will characterize putative hits and elucidate the molecular bases of their role in this process.     The successful candidate can demonstrate expertise with the research background and/or the mentioned methodologies. The fit to the research team will evaluated in an interview visit.    

The postdoc’s duties will include research within Chromatin Biology, RNA Polymerase II transcription with emphasis on long non-coding RNA transcription as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.    

Further information on the Department is linked at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Sebastian Marquardt, phone numer 45 35 33 13 05 or email sebastian.marquardt@plen.ku.dk  The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 

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

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

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

Please include  

  • Cover Letter 
  • Curriculum vita 
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)  
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans related to the position 
  • Complete publication list 

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2019 (year), 23:59 GMT +2.    

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

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

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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.

Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 2019

Postdoc in virome analysis

If you have experience with comparative microbial genomics, annotation of viral genomes, classification of proteins and genes or analysis of metagenome data, then you could be exactly what we’re looking for.    In recent years we have begun to understand the important role of the human microbiome in protecting us from chronic disease. In this project, we want to understand whether the same holds true for viruses. Are most viruses good viruses that protect us from disease instead of causing it?   

Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood (COPSAC) is an internationally renowned research group consisting of approx. 40 employees all dedicated to revealing the causes of childhood asthma, allergy and eczema, as well as other chronic diseases in children. We have extensive data from the children on the many aspects of these diseases including symptoms, but also their general health, their genetics, epigenetics, metabolomics and immunological profiles.   

Viromes have been deeply sequenced from 700 children. We have 4 GB of virus data per child. We need to gain an overview of all of the different viruses in that data so we can compare them to the symptoms of the children, and figure out which viruses are good and bad. Most of the viruses are bacteriophages which infect the bacteria on the bodies of the children. We already have microbiome data for the same children and we need to find out which bacteriophages infect which bacteria.   

A major challenge in viromics is that most viruses are unknown and there’s no marker gene like 16S rDNA which can reveal their presence or which family they belong to. We need some way of distinguishing random DNA from viral DNA in our data, and we would like to officially classify any unknown viruses into new viral families so they can become known to science.   

As a Postdoc at COPSAC you will: 

  • Join the microbiome group and contribute with the analysis of our complex clinical and microbiological data
  • Get the opportunity to create your own research profile based on your experience and interests
  • Join a highly qualified team of postdocs, research assistants and clinicians
  • Get the comprehensive support of a large administrative team of data managers, IT support, and fundraising
  • Be part of a well-functioning and inspiring workplace with a sincere and fun atmosphere
  • Get loads of opportunities for bouncing ideas off colleagues and seeking advice

Your profile: 

  • You have a PhD or equivalent experience, preferably within microbiology or bioinformatics
  • You master coding and are used to data analysis on the Linux command line, or in R
  • You have experience within metagenomics, comparative genomics, virus bioinformatics or protein clustering
  • You have a good understanding of how microbiological systems work and evolve
  • You are curious and passionate and would like to be in the front line, where research makes a difference
  • You’d like to join a team and help support the group, but are also comfortable working independently, exploring own ideas

  COPSAC is part of GC-HSP and Professor Hans Bisgaard leads the Clinical Academic Group (CAG) entitled “Modulating the Infant Microbiome for Disease Prevention”. GCHSP is a new initiative to facilitate translational collaboration between basic scientists at University of Copenhagen and clinical researchers at the hospitals in Greater Copenhagen.     

Help make a difference 
You will play a crucial role as a postdoc in a highly interdisciplinary research environment, which publishes scientific articles in the highest-ranking international journals. We have strong ambitions with plenty of space for sparring and professional development. You will work within a team of colleagues who are all passionate about their work and proud of their achievements. The research group is in the limelight, internationally, and the research topic enjoys great public interest. We have an amazing transnational and informal working environment, characterized by a pleasant atmosphere.    

Are you interested? 
If you want to know more about the position, please contact Shiraz Shah (Tel no. +45 38 67 36 32, mobile +45 26 17 16 50) or Marianne Mikkelsen (+45 38 67 41 63) or read more about the research centre at: www.copsac.com   

Application deadline is 31st of March, 2019. Salary and employment will be by agreement and according to current rules in the Capital Region of Denmark. 

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Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 2019

PhD positions for doing fundamental studies in hydrogenation of CO2 or N2

PhD studentships position for doing fundamental studies in hydrogenation of CO2 or N2 are vacant at “The VILLUM Center for theScience of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals” (V-SUSTAIN) at SurfCat.

VILLUM FONDEN have granted 150 million DKK over the next 8 years to “The Villum Center for the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals” (V-SUSTAIN). The clear aim of the centre is to phase out fossil fuels and thereby alleviate the negative impact the continuous use these have on the earth’s climate and environment.

PhD positions are available at V-SUSTAIN to work on the experimental development of new catalysts in the area of: 

  • Thermal heterogeneous catalysis for CO2 hydrogenation into methanol or Nitrogen into ammonia,
  • Electrochemical reduction of CO2 to fuels and chemicals, and Electrochemical reduction of N2 to ammonia.
A significant part of V-SUSTAIN takes place at Experimental Surface and Nanomaterials Physics at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Here we enjoy a social, open and transparent scientific environment. The students will be able to take full advantage of the large number of personnel working in adjacent fields of investigation, from surface science on single crystals to the testing of high surface area catalysts in reactors.

The work will be focused on the synthesis, testing and characterisation of new catalysts using state of the art in-house facilities or synchrotrons at SLAC or Lund. It relies heavily on a close collaboration between theory and experiment, where the most promising catalysts are identified by in-silico screening. It will therefore be in collaboration with other partners of V-SUSTAIN, at Copenhagen University, Stanford University and DTU.

When applying please indicate which of the four projects you are most interested in applying for and motivate your choice and a possible earliest starting date. Notice candidates finalizing their master during 2019 may apply now.

Qualifications
The successful candidates will have obtained excellent grades in his/her Bachelor and Masters degrees. He/she should also be well-motivated, hardworking and willing and able to work as part of a team. Candidates for the PhD positions should have a Masters’ degree in Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science by the time they commence the project. Candidates who has shown interest/had experience in the surface science approach will be preferred.

Approval and Enrolment of PhD Students
The scholarship for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU, for example in Mathematics, Physics and Informatics. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

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 PhD positions are for 3 years and the PhD thesis must be delivered during this period. The position can start anytime in 2019.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For further information about the research at SurfCat at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) please inspect www.surfcat.dtu.dk.

Should you have any queries regarding the positions, please contact Professor Ib Chorkendorff,
ibchork@fysik.dtu.dk.

Application
Your online application must be submitted no later than 28 March 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one and one only 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 and one file ONLY. The file must include:

  • A cover letter motivating the application. (Max one page)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A list of publications
  • Copies of BSc, MSc and PhD degree diplomas
  • Mandatory excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)
  • Names and e-mail addresses or telephone numbers of 2 references.

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having obtained their Master with an acceptable grade.

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

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and
scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 28 March 2019
Unit: DTU Physics
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Post expires on Thursday March 28th, 2019

Research engineer in Ecology

Kalmar

Reference number: 2019/168-2.2.1Share

Welcome to Linnaeus University! A place for knowledge, ideas and development. For growth potential and a belief in the future. In Småland and in the world.

Field of subject for the appointment: Ecology with specialization in Marine Microbial Ecology
Scope of appointment:
Full time, planned starting date is April 2019. The appointment is permanent.
Placement city: Kalmar

The Department of Biology and Environmental Science is part of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. The research activities within this multidisciplinary department include the areas of aquatic ecology, cell and organism biology, evolutionary biology, microbiology, environmental science and environmental engineering as well as disease ecology. The marine microbiology research group in Kalmar seeks a research engineer for studies of the ecology of marine microorganisms.

Project description
Microorganisms are major drivers of biogeochemical cycles in the sea, but molecular detail on how they impact on particular element cycles remains largely unknown. Primary tasks for the candidate will be to carry out laboratory analyses to resolve how the availability key nutrients and environmental factors influence the growth of specific microbial groups or species (e.g. eukaryotic phytoplankton, cyanobacteria and bacteria), and to analyse which molecular and physiological features that allow particular microorganisms to be successful under distinct environmental conditions. Experimental work will be done with isolates and communities, but also includes some computational analyses. Methods will involve state-of-the-art techniques in microbiology and molecular biology (e.g. measurements of growth rates, (meta) transcriptomics, and quantitative assessments of gene expression).

The work will be framed in larger interdisciplinary research projects in collaboration with scientists from Daniel Conley’s research group at Lund University as well as scientists within the framework of the Centre for Ecology and Evolution in Microbial model Systems (EEMiS) at Linnaeus University that comprises expertise in ecology, evolution, and microbiology. The research is also connected to the strong research environment ECOCHANGE.

Entry requirements
A person fulfils the general entry requirements if he/she has:

  • A master degree in biology, molecular biology, microbial ecology, or equivalent (at least 240 credits, of which 60 credits on second-cycle level).
  • Experience with advanced molecular biology methods (e.g. [meta] transcriptomics), quantitative PCR, and bioinformatics.
  • Experience of working in the field and familiarity with microbial ecology methods and experimental design.
  • Expertise in performing mesocosm or microcosm experiments with natural marine microbial assemblages and/or cultured bacterial isolates.

 Other assessment grounds;

  • High proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to work independently to solve problems.
  • Capacity to interact well in a research group (i.e. team-work).

The application (in English) should contain a CV (with telephone and e-mail), documentation of exams and grades, an application letter describing personal motivation and experiences relevant to the research project, and any other documentation that the applicant would like to present. The candidates should also provide contact details (including telephone number and e-mail address) of two reference persons. Please apply no later than April 1, 2019

For more information, please contact
Professor Jarone Pinhassi, jarone.pinhassi@lnu.se
Faculty Dean Ian Nicholls, ian.nicholls@lnu.se
Head of Department Per-Eric Betzholtz, per-eric.betzholtz@lnu.se)
HR parnter Christian Andersson (christian.andersson@lnu.se) +46-470- 708506.
Union representatives can be contacted via the university switchboard at +46-772- 288000.

Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

Please apply by clicking on the “Apply” button at the bottom of the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.

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Post expires on Monday April 1st, 2019

Postdocs in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics


KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Department information

Your work will take place at the department of Computational Science and Technology. The division is a part of the school of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. For more information go to: https://www.kth.se/cst

Job description

These projects are concerned with applications of computational methods to cancer omics data and an extensive collection of bacterial genomes, respectively. Some of the cancer data has a single-cell resolution and some carries spatial information. The bacterial data consist of an extensive collection of NGS genomes. We are collaborating with groups developing new experimental methods as well as generating biomedical data.

These are 1 year time-limited positions that may extended.  The starting date is open for discussion, though ideally, we would like the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.

Qualifications

In order to be employed, you must have a Ph.D. or be about to receive one soon. You need a very strong background in bioinformatics analysis of biological data. Excellent programming skills are a requirement. A good understanding of Biology is clear merit, but a basic knowledge and a desire to contribute to biology is a prerequisite.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH:s webbpage.

Application

The application should contain the following:

  1. CV including publications as well as relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  2. Copies of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations to English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  3. Brief explanation of why you want to conduct research, about your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals; max 1 page long.
  4. Contact information for two reference persons. We reserve the right to contact references only for selected candidates.

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Others

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH’s work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

For information about Processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

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Post expires on Tuesday April 23rd, 2019

PhD fellowship in Mass spectrometry imaging of plant metabolites

PhD fellowship in Mass spectrometry imaging of plant metabolites 

Department of Pharmacy

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND)

University of Copenhagen

Department of Pharmacy is offering a three-year PhD fellowship in Mass spectrometry imaging of plant metabolites. The PhD fellowship is financed by the EU Horizon 2020 – Research and Innovation Framework Programme. The fellowship is available from June 1st 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Project description 

The Ph.D. project is part of a larger research project which aims to implement biosynthesis of important precursors for commercial drug substances into yeast cells. The drug substance precursors are currently produced in plants at relatively low yield, and the aim of the Ph.D. project is to characterize the plant biosynthesis of the compounds in great detail. This will be done by mass spectrometry imaging by DESI and MALDI of several different alkaloids in different plant samples. The knowledge obtained in these experiments will be used to assess which segments of the biosynthesis to focus on in yeast refactoring. The project takes place in close collaboration with consortium partners in France and Germany and with co-supervision from Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

Principal supervisor  

Associate professor, Christian Janfelt, Department of Pharmacy,

E-mail: christian.janfelt@sund.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 3533 6557.

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

Required qualifications  

As an applicant you must have:

  • Obtained a Master´s degree in chemistry, pharmacy, plant biology or related areas prior to the starting date
  • Fluency in English and excellent communication skills

Preferred qualifications 

  • Practical experience with mass spectrometry, e.g. LC-MS or preferably mass spectrometry imaging will be considered a great advantage.
  • Knowledge of biosynthesis of natural products in plants will be considered an advantage.

Job description 

Your key tasks as a PhD fellow at the Faculty are to:

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Write scientific articles and the PhD thesis on the grounds of your research project
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Participate in the undergraduate teaching of students in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Participate in national and international conferences and scientific meetings
  • Stay at an external research institution, preferably abroad

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants 

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

Formal requirements 

The position is available for a 3-year period for applicants holding a relevant master´s degree.

The successful applicant will be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences according to the rules stipulated in the Ministerial order on the PhD programme at the universities (PhD order) from the Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Higher Education and the guidelines for the PhD programme at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

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

Terms of employment 

The position as a PhD fellow is available for a 3-year period.

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organizations. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 26,754 (approx. 3,588 EUR) (taxable) plus pension. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2013).

Questions 

For further information, applicants may contact the principal supervisor, Christian Janfelt, or Administrator Marianne W. Jørgensen, e-mail: marianne.joergensen@sund.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 3533 6449.

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

Application procedure 

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

Your application must include:

  • Cover letter: Letter stating the interest in and qualifications for the project (max. one page)
  • Full CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records: Master´s degree diploma (including grade transcripts for bachelor´s and master´s degrees). Applicants with a Master´s degree from abroad should also enclose a short description of the grading scale used
  • Possible publication list
  • Other information to consider: Possible references and recommendations

The deadline for applications is 7 April 2019

Please note that only online applications will be accepted. Applications received later than this date will not be considered.

The further process 

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

Assessment: The selected applications will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities and the University of Copenhagen’s guidelines 2013. The Assessment Committee makes a non-prioritised assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.

Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.

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

An answer as to the granting of the fellowship can be expected approx. 4 weeks after application deadline.

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

Deadline: 7 April 2019
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Farmaci
Email: christian.janfelt@sund.ku.dk
Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday April 7th, 2019

Postdoc or assistant professor position in molecular neurophysiology at Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

One fixed-term (3 years, with the possibility of extension) postdoc or assistant professor position (depending on level of seniority of the candidate) is available at the BrainH2O group lead by Associate Professor Nanna MacAulay at Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. The start date is 1 May 2019 or shortly thereafter.   

Our research group focuses on the molecular mechanisms of brain water transport. The posted position will center on carrying out experimentation regarding identification of molecular mechanisms involved in cerebrospinal fluid secretion in physiology and pathophysiology (for senior candidates appointed as assistant professors a certain level of independence  is expected). The employed experimental approach relies heavily on rodent in vivo experimentation and we seek a candidate with experience with these techniques.    Highly motivated and ambitious candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of Copenhagen encourages career development of its postdocs and assistant professors and the position carries an obligation to conduct some undergraduate teaching within the Medical School (and the possibility to pursue pedagogic training for assistant professors).   

Required qualifications for candidates for the postdoc position:

  • A PhD degree  in natural/medical sciences or equivalent  
  • Robust experience with rodent in vivo experimentation  
  • Experience with membrane transport is an asset but not a requirement 
  • Ability to present and publish research data  
  • Excellent English communication skills, both oral and written 

Required qualifications for candidates for the associate professorship position:

  • A PhD degree and subsequent post-doc in natural/medical sciences or equivalent
  • Robust experience with rodent in vivo experimentation
  • Experience with membrane transport is an asset but not a requirement
  • A track record of published research and experience with scientific presentations
  • Excellent English communication skills, both oral and written

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

Terms of employment  
The employment as postdoc or assistant professor is a full time and fixed-term position for 3 years (with possibility of extension). Starting date is 1 May 2019 or after agreement.  Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 33,700 DKK/ approx. 4,480 Euro (October 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 Nanna MacAulay, macaulay@sund.ku.dk   Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk  (International Staff Mobility).    

Application procedure 
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:    For both positions: 
1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page) 
2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position 
3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do 
4. List of publications    For the assistant professor position: 
5. Teaching portfolio if applicable  
6. research-based teaching 
7. participation in formal pedagogical training program for assistant professors, if not already obtained   

Application deadline:  8 April 2019 

Please specify in your application which position you apply for    We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.   

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

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

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

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

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

Post expires on Monday April 8th, 2019

PhD Fellowship in Adipose Metabolism and Obesity

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research 

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences 

University of Copenhagen

We are offering a PhD Fellowship in Adipose Metabolic Control in the Gerhart-Hines Group commencing on 1 May 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Our group and research

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR) was established in 2010 to conduct fundamental research on metabolism. It is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. The Center has around 200 employees from all over the world. We moved into new laboratories, offices and meeting rooms in the Maersk Tower in summer 2017. You can read more about us at http://cbmr.ku.dk.

The position is in the Gerhart-Hines lab, the Copenhagen partner of the newly established Center for Adipocyte Signaling – ADIPOSIGN. The Gerhart-Hines lab seeks to uncover the molecular underpinnings of environmental, dietary, and circadian control in adipose biology and systemic energy homeostasis. His group is particularly interested in identifying the G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) signalling networks mediating this regulation. The Gerhart-Hines group employs a wide array of adipose-related genetic mouse tools, cellular bioenergetic analyses, in vivo and in vitro pharmacology, and state-of-the-art metabolic phenotyping. You can read more about the Gerhart-Hines Group at: https://cbmr.ku.dk/research/nutrient-and-metabolite-sensing/gerhart-hines-group/.

Project description

ADIPOSIGN is funded by a recent major grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation and is a shared endeavour between University of Southern Denmark; MRC LMB, Cambridge, UK; and Copenhagen University, Denmark. The goal of ADIPOSIGN (https://www.sdu.dk/en/adiposign) is to understand how the signalling functions of adipocytes depend on genetic make-up, depot, and gender, and how changes in these signal transductions during development of obesity contribute to the pathophysiological consequences of human obesity.

As a PhD Fellow in ADIPOSIGN you will be integrated into this highly ambitious and interdisciplinary project where you will interact and collaborate closely with other researchers in the Mandrup, Kornfeld, and Babu groups. You will investigate adipocyte signalling states in isolated murine and human adipocytes using an array of functional genomics and proteomics techniques. Key regulatory candidates identified from these studies will be evaluated in gain and loss-of-function cell and mouse models. You will also implement other experimental methods for analysis of adipocytes, including fatty acid uptake, mitochondrial respiration and receptor pharmacology. Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to develop your own ideas and projects within the context of the consortia.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Zach Gerhart-Hines, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, E-mail: zpg@sund.ku.dk.

Start:          1 May 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter

Duration:   3 years as a PhD Fellow

Job description

Your key tasks as a PhD Fellow 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, interdisciplinary 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 research
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientists with the following competencies and qualifications:

The ideal candidate combines:

  • MSc degree in biomedical or natural sciences
  • Experience in handling animals (including i.p. or s.c. injection as well as dissection of tissues and dissociation of cells for primary isolation)
  • Experience in any of the following: mouse metabolic phenotyping (such as indirect calorimetry), mitochondrial respirometry, or cell surface receptor signalling and pharmacology
  • Experience with mammalian (ideally adipocyte) cell culture
  • Basic understanding of adipose biology and mammalian metabolism in the context of obesity
  • An ambitious, independent and critical mind-set
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories, bioinformatics and statistic guidance, and access to big data from multiple cohorts.

Terms of employment and employment

The employment as PhD Fellow is a full time and for 3 years. Starting date is 1 May 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The employment as PhD Fellow is conditioned upon the candidate’s successful enrolment in the PhD 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 candidate.

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the University’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the 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 26.886 DKK /approx. EUR 3.5684 (October 2018-level) plus pension.

Questions

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

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

International applicants may find these links useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility) and https://www.workindenmark.dk/.

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
  • A certified/signed copy of Master of Science certificate. 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: 31 March 2019 at 23.59pm CET.

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

The further process

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

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

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

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

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

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

APPLY NOW

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

Deadline: 31 March 2019
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research
Email: zpg@sund.ku.dk
Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 2019

Five postdoc positions at the Department of Public Health

Five 2-year, full-time positions as postdocs are available for highly dedicated researchers at the Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, starting on 15 August 2019, or as soon as possible hereafter.    

The mission of the Department of Public Health is to provide the scientific foundation for improving public health, both nationally and globally. This includes increased understanding of the links between health, the individual and society as well as the ethical, equity and political implications of poor health and health interventions. The Department strives to ensure its position as a world-leading department within public health through multidisciplinary research, high quality education, engagement with stakeholders and the public at large.    

The Department has as part of its ongoing strategic plan selected five areas of research priority including digitalization and high data complexity in health and across sectors; life course analysis; public health interventions and innovation; sustainability in global and environmental health; and science and technology studies.    

The postdoc positions will be attached to one of the eight sections at the Department of Public Health linked to a particular relevant research group. More information on the department can be found at: https://publichealth.ku.dk/

Your research interest  
We invite applicants to come forward with a brief outline of proposed research relevant to public health. The outline should include a reference to how the proposed work may relate to the research priority areas of the Department of Public Health. We highly encourage new topics and research methods not already covered by ongoing research. We encourage interdisciplinary research including research that may go across several sections at the Department of Public Health and undertaken as part of an international research partnership. The funding provided by the Department of Public Health includes salary for the postdoc, administrative support but only limited provision for research expenses.    

Your job  
You will work on your own proposed research plan in close collaboration with other researchers at the Department of Public Health and from outside the department. You will participate in the day to day activities at the department and the specific section of affiliation. You may be asked to provide supervisory inputs to master and PhD thesis students as well as teaching input at some of the educational programs managed by the Department of Public Health.  

Profile and Qualifications  
We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic researchers with the following competencies and experience:    

-A completed PhD
-Experienced in research methods and theory of relevance for your proposed research  -Publications in international peer reviewed journals  
-Past experience from an international research environment  
-Enterprising  
-Excellent skills in both written and spoken English  
-Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in teams  
-Research project management experience considered an advantage  
-Teaching and supervisory experience at university level considered an advantage    

Place of employment  
The place of employment is the Department of Public Health at the Center for Health and Society in the center of Copenhagen (www.pubhealth.ku.dk) with one section based at Medical Museion (www.museion.ku.dk). We offer a creative and stimulating working atmosphere in a dynamic and international research environment.    

Terms of employment  
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for two years. Starting date is 15 August 2019 or after agreement.  

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

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

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

Questions  
For further information please contact Head of Department Steffen Loft stl@sund.ku.dk ; https://publichealth.ku.dk/www.sund.ku.dk, or the head of the section most relevant for your research proposal:   Head of Section at Section of General Practice, Susanne Reventlow, mkv435@sund.ku.dk Head of Section of Biostatistics, Esben Budtz-Jørgensen, ebj@sund.ku.dk Head of Section of Global Health, Flemming Konradsen, flko@sund.ku.dk Head of Section of Environmental Health, Gert Martin Hald, ghald@sund.ku.dk Head of Section of Social Medicine, Ulla Christensen, ulch@sund.ku.dk Head of Section for Health Services Research, Signild Vallgårda, siva@sund.ku.dk Head of Section of Epidemiology, Naja Hulvej Rod, nahuro@sund.ku.dk Creative Director at Medical Museion, Ken Arnold, kra@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.  
2. A brief presentation of proposed research including alignment with the research at Department of Public Health (max three pages). In addition to a brief presentation of the proposed research, the outline may include anticipated international partners and possible funding opportunities for the activities.  
3. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills, past funding obtained and other skills relevant for the position.  
4. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate.   5. List of publications.    

Application deadline: May 2, 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 weeks 23-24    

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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.  

Post expires on Thursday May 2nd, 2019

PhD Scholarship in Marine Ecosystem Prediction and Climate Services

A PhD Scholarship in Marine Ecosystem Prediction and Climate Services is available at the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) with starting date 1 August 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.  The project will be carried out in the Section for Oceans and Arctic in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.

 

The scholarship will build on top of the tremendous advances in observing and modelling of the ocean that have occurred in recent decades: today it is possible to make accurate forecasts of physical oceanographic variables, such as temperature and salinity, several years into the future. However, the next step of converting these forecasts of the physical environment into forecasts of the biological environment, and therefore into variables that are directly relevant for stakeholders and society has yet to be taken. Developing these so-called “climate services” for marine ecosystems represents one of the new challenges in marine science.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

The PhD project will conduct research with the aim of developing marine biological predictions and climate services. Appropriate biological models relating physical and biological variables will be identified and/or developed within the project, coupled to existing seasonal- and decadal-forecast systems, and their skill assessed. While there are no pre-defined case studies associated with the project, the spatial distribution, productivity (recruitment) and timing (phenology) of living marine resources (fish and fisheries) is expected to be the primary focus: experience with analysis and modelling these processes is therefore an advantage, as is experience working with oceanographic data sets and/or climate model output.

 

The application should contain a motivation for why you want to undertake research at the PhD level, your interest in this topic and a description of your own project ideas within this framework and how they relate to the goals stated above. The final project will be developed in collaboration with the relevant principal investigators.

 

This project is funded in part by the EU Horizon 2020 project Blue Action http://www.blue-action.eu. The Blue-Action project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 727852. The successful applicant will be integrated into this project.

 

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.

 
Approval and Enrolment

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

 
We offer

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

 
Salary and appointment terms

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

 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information

Further information can be obtained from Senior Researcher Mark R. Payne mpay@aqua.dtu.dk, +45 35 88 34 22.

 
You can read more about DTU Aqua at www.aqua.dtu.dk
 
Application

Please submit your online application no later than 15 April 2019 (local time)

 

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

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

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

 

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


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

 

The research spectrum of the Section for Oceans and Arctic covers oceanography, population ecology, observation technology and the Arctic. The research into oceanography integrates biological, physical and chemical parameters’ interactions in the ocean, ranging from individual plankton to regional seas. We focus on understanding the key processes that govern the structure and function of pelagic food webs, as well as climate and ecosystem interactions. The research in population ecology establishes how processes affecting individuals shape populations and ecosystems.

 

The purpose of DTU Aqua is to provide research, advice and education at the highest international level within the sustainable exploitation of living marine and freshwater resources, the biology of aquatic organisms and the dynamics of ecosystems as well as their integration in ecosystem-based management. DTU Aqua has 260 employees, of whom a third are scientific staff. The other employees are assistant biologists, laboratory technicians, IT employees, administrative staff, ship’s crew, student assistants etc. The institute is organized into eight scientific sections which carry out the research, educational and advisory activities. In addition, the institute has a number of scientific and administrative support functions, including the research vessel DANA. DTU Aqua has employees in Charlottenlund, Silkeborg, Nykøbing Mors and Hirtshals as well as on Dana.

 

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 15 April 2019
Unit: DTU Aqua
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Post expires on Monday April 15th, 2019

PhD Scholarship in Microbial Communication

Two 3-year PhD scholarships are available to study the microbial communication in electroactive microbiota, starting July 1st 2019 or shortly thereafter. The PhD projects will be supervised by Associate Professor Yifeng Zhang and is part of GENECHAT project funded by the Carlsberg Foundation Distinguished Fellowship Programme. The successful candidate will join a young, highly innovative, collaborative, productive, responsible, international, gender-balanced, and multidisciplinary team, which is a part of the Residual Resource Engineering Section at DTU Environment.

 

GENECHAT will employ microbial electrochemistry, microbiology, genomics and bioinformatics, and biological modelling tools to explore how electroactive bacteria communicate with neighboring microbes, which is still a long-standing question in science.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

The PhD projects aim to EXPLORE the between exoelectrogens and neighboring microbes, UNVEIL the underlying mechanisms, and subsequently use the knowledge to MANIPULATE the microbiome on the electrode/minerals for more efficient electron transfer and, finally, to VALIDATE the knowledge with specific microbial electrochemical applications such as inorganic bioartificial photosynthesis.

 

Beside laboratory work, you are expected to be able to:

  • Active dissemination of the obtained results, in high-impact scientific articles and through participation in international conferences, is an integral part of the job.
  • Take both mandatory and elective course as part of the project.
  • Participation in teaching (as assistant) is mandatory for PhD students at DTU.
  • Participation in supervision of students will also be an integrated part of the job. 

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, in biological sciences, microbiology, biology, or any other relevant field.

 

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in laboratory methods including microbiology, molecular biology, genetic engineering, and in computational methods including bioinformatics and modelling.

 

Background in any of these subjects would be useful, but more important are enthusiasm for microbial evolution and ecology, self-motivation, and should thrive in a highly ambitious research group that aims to establish new research fields.

 

Students will also develop general research skills such as scientific writing, presentation, literature reviewing, and statistical analysis. Good communication skills in both written and spoken English are expected.

 
Approval and Enrolment

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

 

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

 
Salary and appointment terms

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

 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Yifeng Zhang, tel.: +45 4525 1410, email: yifz@env.dtu.dk, or Head of Residual Resource Engineering Section, Professor Thomas Fruergaard Astrup, tel: +45 4525 1558, email: thas@env.dtu.dk

 

You can read more about DTU Environment at https://www.env.dtu.dk/english

 
Application

Please submit your online application no later than 1 May 2019 (local time)

 

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

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

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

 

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


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

 

DTU Environment is one of the largest university departments specializing in environmental engineering in Europe. Research is conducted by an international staff consisting of 30 faculty members, approximately 20 post-doctoral fellows, 20 visiting foreign scientists and 55 Ph.D. students. The staff is supported by a range of technicians who provide expertise on state of the art instrumentation and experimental techniques. The researchers at DTU Environment are drawn from the best universities in more than 15 different countries. DTU Environment obtains research funding from a variety of sources including the Commission of the European Union, national research councils, the Danish EPA, industry, utility companies, municipalities, research foundations and international organizations.

 

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 1 May 2019
Unit: DTU Environment
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Post expires on Wednesday May 1st, 2019

PhD Student in Protein Structure, Function and Proteomics

A PhD fellowship is available in the project “Molecular Insight of Alginate Degradation by Human Gut Microbiota and Host Interplay”. The research is carried out at DTU Bioengineering in collaboration with DTU Food, DTU Biosustain, Architecture et Fonction des Macromolécules Biologiques (AFMB), Marseille, Division of integrated Life Science, Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University and Department of Biotechnology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

 

The research focuses on understanding degradation and utilization of alginate by gut microbiota and the specific impact on the host.

 

Responsibilities and tasks

The primary tasks of this project will be to identify gut bacteria degrading defined alginates by functional screening of microbiota. Furthermore you will have the following responsibilities

  • Genome analysis of relevant bacteria for alginate specific polysaccharide utilization loci and other important genes.
  • Proteomic analysis of impact of alginate on gut bacterial cross-feeding
  • Proteomics analysis of influence of bacterial alginate utilisation on host cells using a two-chamber anaerobic ! aerobic system
  • Production of recombinant alginate utilizing enzymes and proteins and characterization of their structural and biochemical properties
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.

Approval and Enrolment

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

Assessment

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Prof. Birte Svensson and Prof. Ulrich auf dem Keller with relevant project partners.

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

Salary and appointment terms

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

 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Birte Svensson, tel.: +45 4525 2740 or Ulrich auf dem Keller +45 2112 6145.

 

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

 
Application

Please submit your online application no later than 25 March 2019 (local time)

 

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

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

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

 

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


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

 

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

 

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Responsibilitiesand tasks

Deadline: 25 March 2019
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
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Post expires on Monday March 25th, 2019

Exciting Senior Bioinformaticianposition available at Intomics

Intomics A/S, located in Lyngby, North of Copenhagen, Denmark, is aleading bioinformatics companythat specializes in providing tailor-made solutions within data mining, bioinformatics and systems biology for the pharmaceutical industry.

Are you a skilledand experienced bioinformatician with a desire to make a real difference? Do you have experience with analysis and integration of diverse ‘omics’ data set susing Machine Learning, statistical approaches, or AI?

Would you like to work with innovative solutions and world-leading experts and be given a high amount of responsibility? Then you might be Intomics’ new senior bioinformatician. Intomics is specialized in deriving core biological insights from analysis and integration of biomedical big data. Through the use of world-leading expertise, value-added data sets, and a unique systems biology platform, we help the pharmaceutical industry discover new biomarkers and drug targets, improve translational research and realize precision medicine ambitions. We are expanding our bioinformatics specialist team and need a senior bioinformatician with excellent skills in integrative omics analyses and large-scale data mining,that have a strong biological background and goodstatisticalskills. You will work closely with pharmaceutical researchers either on preclinical -or clinical data mining projects with the aim of developing tomorrow’s medicine.

Our preferred candidate has the following profile:
-A solid understanding of cell biology and a very strong background in bioinformatics, -computational biology or statistical biology.
-5 to 10 years experience inl arge-scale data analysis(genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, epigenetics)
-Strong in statistical pipelines, machine learning, or AI•Excellent communication and presentation skills
-Skilled in programming, statistical analysis and working in a Linux/Unix environment
-Strong ability to interact professionally with co-workers and clients
-Strong visualization, reporting, and documentation skills

Intomics offer an exciting and challenging job, where you get the opportunity to exploit your skills and qualifications at the forefront of bioinformatics research. You will get to work with pioneering projects in close collaboration with our clients and your colleagues. Intomics A/S offers a competitive salary and a friendly working environment.Please send your motivated application, CV and references (pdf format recommended) to applications-1902@intomics.com with ”Senior Bioinformatician” in the subject field no later than April 2’nd, 2019.

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

Enquiries about the position can be made to Claus Lundegaard, Senior Bioinformatics Project Manager, tel: +45 88807979.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on Tuesday April 2nd, 2019

Postdoc søges til Sundhedsfremmeforskning på Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen

Vil du være med til at udvikle og afprøve nye tilgange til at øge livskvaliteten hos voksne med diabetes? – og har du lyst til at igangsætte, lede og indgå i forskningsprojekter om udvikling, afprøvning og implementering af nye værktøjer og metoder med fokus på psykosocial støtte til voksne med diabetes?      

Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen søger en postdoc-forsker til forskningsgruppen Diabetes Management i sundhedsfremmeforskningen inden for psykosocial sundhed og støtte til voksne med diabetes. Vi forventer tiltrædelse 1. juni 2019 eller snarest muligt.      

Om afdelingen og forskningsgruppen  
I Diabetes Management Forskning udvikler vi ny viden, metoder og tilgange til patient- og relations-fokuseret diabetesbehandling med brugerinvolvering, psykosocial støtte og patientuddannelse. Vi integrerer sundheds-, social- og psykologisk forskning for at skabe nye tilgange, og arbejder systematisk med komplekse interventioner fra udvikling til implementering for at skabe lokalt forankrede og bæredygtige tiltag.    

Forskningsgruppen består af ca. 20 videnskabelige medarbejdere samt studentermedhjælpere, studerende og praktikanter. Tilsammen repræsenterer vi et bredt fagligt område fx folkesundhedsvidenskab, sociologi, psykologi, pædagogik, kommunikation og antropologi.      

Stillingen  
Stillingen er forankret i teamet, som arbejder med psykosocial sundhed og støtte til voksne med diabetes. Dine opgaver vil primært bestå i egen forskning med både igangværende og nye projekter og med forpligtelse til at publicere og forestå videnskabelig formidling. Desuden vil du skulle deltage i det tværfaglige samarbejde samt forestå dataindsamling, analysere data og skrive artikler og ansøgninger.    

Der vil også indgå vejledning af studerende på forskellige niveauer samt ledelse af egen forskning og støtte i relation til yngre kollegers forskning.   

Du kommer til at referere til Teamleder, Forsker Lene Eide Joensen.    

Din profil  

  • Du har en ph.d.-grad samt postdoc-kvalificering inden for et relevant fagområde – fx psykologi, sociologi, antropologi eller folkesundsvidenskab.
  • Du har erfaring med tværfaglig interventionsforskning, gerne med fokus på psykosocial støtte og brugercentrering og gerne i relation til diabetes.
  • Du har erfaring med forskningsintegreret udvikling af metoder, der understøtter sundhedsprofessionelle til i en brugerinvolverende proces at give psykosocial støtte til personer med diabetes.
  • Du har faglig og menneskelig modenhed og kan arbejde både selvstændigt og i et tæt samarbejde i en tværfaglig gruppe. 
  • Du mestrer til fulde dansk og engelsk i tale og skrift. 

Løn og ansættelsesvilkår  
Ansættelsen er treårig og vil ske i henhold til gældende overenskomst med Regionen.

Information  
Hvis du vil vide mere om stillingen, er du velkommen til at kontakte Teamleder Lene Eide Joensen 30 91 32 93 eller Forskningsleder Ingrid Willaing tlf. 30 91 34 03.    

Ansøgning  
Din motiverede ansøgning, på dansk eller engelsk skal indeholde: kort motivation og baggrund for at søge stillingen (max 1 side), CV, publikationsliste, pasfoto, dokumentation for kvalifikationer og uddannelser og to relevante videnskabelige artikler, som du har skrevet. Ansøgningsfristen er den 7. april 2019.     

Om Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen  
Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen (SDCC) er et internationalt førende diabeteshospital forankret i Region Hovedstaden. Hospitalet har specialiseret sig i behandling, klinisk forskning, forebyggelse og uddannelse i diabetes. SDCC er Skandinaviens største diabeteshospital, der har tilknyttet omkring 9.000 personer med diabetes. Læs mere på www.sdcc.dk og følg os på Facebook, Twitter og LinkedIn. 

Post expires on Sunday April 7th, 2019

PhD position in Eksperimental Radiobiology at Aarhus University Hospital

Aarhus University Hospital is inviting for applications for a 3-year research PhD position within experimental radiobiology and enrollment in the PhD program at Aarhus University in Denmark. The position is full time. 

Job description
The research project for the position falls within the topic of radiobiology for proton therapy, and will be supervised by Associate Professor Brita Singers Sørensen. 
The project is funded by The Danish Cancer Society, and concerns investigations of the differential biological effects of proton irradiation compared to conventional photon radiation. The difference in biologic effect, the RBE, will be analyzed in different biological models. This involves both in vivo and in vitro analyses, with emphasis on mouse models of normal tissue effects. The project requires a large portion of practical skills and pioneer spirit, as the experimental basis is in its build up. The projects is based on The Department of Experimental Clinical Oncology, Aarhus University Hospital, with a major part of the experimental work to be carried out at the Danish Centre for Particle Therapy (DCPT).  The project aims to contribute to knowledge that can translate to patients to be treated with proton therapy at DCPT.

Qualifications
The applicant must have

  • Master degree in biology, engineering, molecular biology or physics
  • fluency in English (oral and written)
  • analytical skills and ability to work independently on a project basis 
  • research interests and ambitions for excellence in radiobiology
  • prior experience with experimental animals will be an advantage
  • laboratory animal science course is a prerequisite. Can be obtained after start

The PhD program includes PhD courses (in total app. ½ year), writing scientific articles and the PhD thesis, teaching and disseminating your research, active participation in scientific meetings etc. Further details on the PhD program can be found here: http://phd.health.au.dk/doingaphd/

About Department of Experimental Clinical Oncology, Aarhus University Hospital
The Department Experimental Clinical Oncology is the research department of the Department of Oncology at Aarhus University Hospital. A major focus is the radiobiological basic of radiotherapy. The Department of Experimental Clinical Oncology will be running the biology research at DCPT. 
The department has a well-established and highly international research environment, with research activities in radiation oncology bridging translational and clinical research. Aarhus University has a PhD program in clinical medicine at Faculty of Health. 

Application
Applications must contain the applicant’s CV, a motivated application letter, list of publications, diploma and transcripts of records (grades etc.), and at least one letter of support or 1-3 professional references.

Closing date for applications is April 1st 2019, for start as soon as possible thereafter. 

Please note that the selected candidate will have to apply for and get approved for enrollment at the AU Graduate School of Health http://phd.health.au.dk/application/ in a separate procedure. For the chosen applicant, first application deadline opportunity is May 13th 2019. 

For further information, please contact Brita Singers Sørensen, Bsin@oncology.au.dk, mobile phone: +45 23350508.

Employment and salary will be after current collective agreement for the applicable profession. 

Job interviews will be held continuous.

Send Application

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Application Deadline:
01 April 2019

Jobtitle:
Academic employee, Forsker

Start date:
01 May 2019

Organisation department:
Aarhus University Hospital

Department:
Kræftafdelingen
Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 99
8200 Aarhus N

Position type:
Project

Working hours:
Full time

Name of contact:
Brita Singers Sørensen

Phone:
+452335 0508

Name of contact:
bsin@oncology.au.dk

Post expires on Monday April 1st, 2019