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Postdoc in computational RNA structure-based probe design in the Gorodkin lab

A two-year Postdoc position is available in the Gorodkin lab (https://ivh.ku.dk/bioinformatics), Center for non-coding RNA in Technology and Health (RTH), (http://rth.dk) at Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (https://ivh.ku.dk/english), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen. The Postdoc position concerns developing computational design of RNA-based probes for detection of known pathogens. The position, funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, is available from October 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

You will be an excellent and emphatic team player and pleasant for your colleagues to work with. You will work with great excitement and be a key person in the project essential for obtaining successful results. The Postdoc position will collaborate with other researchers in the group and with collaborating groups.

Background
Fast detection of multiple pathogens in one go is critical in many regards ranging from infections to food. In this project, the collaborative teams aim to develop a next-generation pathogen detection platform for massively parallel multiplex screening. This will be accomplished by using the non-enzymatic amplification technology (NISDA) in which RNA based probes are designed to capture the respective pathogens. The postdoc will be involved in RNA structure-based design while taking potential off-targets into account in the design process. This will involve not only employing RNA/DNA folding algorithms in the context of evolutionary conservation, but also to employ efficient algorithms to search for DNA-RNA interactions.

Job description
Your key tasks as a Postdoc at SUND will be:

  • Access and evaluate the potential of DNA probes based on their folding and conservation patterns
  • Develop an efficient DNA-RNA interaction search tool with outset in methodology in RIsearch2 for RNA-RNA interactions and CRISPRoff used in the context gRNA off-targeting on DNA
  • Employ the screen to all representative bacterial and viral genomes
  • Explore the further potential in developing the computational tools
  • Teach and disseminate your knowledge

Required qualifications and selection criteria
The applicant should hold the professional as well as personal skills and qualifications stated below:

  • A completed PhD degree in bioinformatics, computer science or in a similar area
  • Strong knowledge of RNA folding and RNA-RNA interaction algorithms
  • Strong knowledge of algorithms using suffix-arrays / suffix-trees for mapping (complementary) sequences to genomes
  • Machine learning is a plus
  • C++ or C and Perl or Python
  • Strong experience with the Linux/Unix environment, command lines and shell scripting
  • Good people skills and team player abilities

Critically important
In your enclosed cover letter, you must explain how you match each of the seven items listed under “Required qualifications and selection criteria “one by one. You should in your explanations include pointers to

  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience and specific projects
  • Other professional activities
  • Language skills

If such a letter is not enclosed or the items are not addressed one by one, your application may not be shortlisted (see “The further process” below).

Place of employment
RTH is located on Frederiksberg Campus. Our research environment is highly international and stimulating. We frequently organize seminars, workshops, summer schools with international speakers and have retreats with our international collaborators.

Terms of employment
The average weekly working hours are 37hours per week.

The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of two years. The starting date is October 1, 2022, or after agreement.

Salary, pension, and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or another relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 35,624 DKK/approx. 4,781 EUR (April 2022 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

International and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions if they hold a PhD degree and have not been tax liable to Denmark the last 10 years.

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

Questions
For further information about the scientific content of the position please contact Professor Jan Gorodkin, email gorodkin@sund.ku.dk, phone +45 23375667 or for application procedure and formalities, please contact HR Officer, email sund-hr-ivh@sund.ku.dk.

International applicants may find the following 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:

  • Cover letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific Postdoc project. This letter needs to include what is address under “Critically important” above
  • CV
  • Diploma and detailed transcripts of records 
  • List of publications, clearly divided into peer reviewed journal papers and other papers
  • Personal Recommendations. If none, please explain why it has not been possible to obtain
  • Three relevant scientific works which the applicant wishes to be included in the assessment

The deadline for applications is July 31, 2022, at 23:59 CET.

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held between in August.

The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.

Deadline: 2022-07-31 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday July 31st, 2022

Postdoc in Anti-Nutrient Biosynthesis in Faba Bean

Faba bean is a promising protein crop but accumulates large amounts of vicine and convince in the seeds. These anti-nutrients can induce haemolytic anemia (favism) in ~4% of the world’s population afflicted by a deficiency in the enzyme G6PDH. Faba bean varieties with reduced content of vicine and convicine are available, but the residual anti-nutrient content is cause for concern in the food industry. Recent work in the Geu-Flores group at the University of Copenhagen has shown that vicine and convicine are synthesized from overflow metabolites in the riboflavin biosynthetic pathway and that the degree of overflow is controlled by the enzyme VC1. The selected postdoc will join the Geu-Flores group to uncover the remaining enzymes in vicine and convicine biosynthesis. In addition, the postdoc will knock out selected enzymes in addition to VC1 to obtain faba bean lines that produce zero-vicine seeds, thus eliminating a major obstacle for the use of locally and sustainably produced plant protein. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with the research group of Stig Uggerhøj Andersen at Aarhus University and the Traitomic commercial unit of the Carlsberg Research Laboratory.

We are looking for candidates with a solid background in plant biochemistry who wish to work on biosynthetic pathway elucidation in legume crops. Applicants must have a PhD degree in plant biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, or similar. Valuable skills include elucidation of plant metabolic pathways as well as analysis of polar and/or unstable plant metabolites.

The position is a full-time postdoc position for 2 years. The postdoc’s duties will include research within anti-nutrient biosynthesis in faba bean as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

The Geu-Flores group specializes in the biosynthesis and transport of alkaloids in plants, including quinolizidine alkaloids in lupins. The group is a part of the Section for Plant Biochemistry, which hosts several research groups working on plant natural product biosynthesis, including cyanogenic glucosides, diterpenoids, and triterpenoids. The Section belongs to the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, which hosts eight Sections spanning from molecular biology to crop science and environmental chemistry.

We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories, plant growth facilities, and a Metabolomics Platform hosted in the Section.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor Fernando Geu-Flores (feg@plen.ku.dk; +45-60571982).

The position is open from 01 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

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

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

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Description of previous research (max. 1 page)
  • Concise research plan for the advertised postdoc project (max. 1 page)
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 13 July 2022, 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 https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews will be held on the week 29+30 July 2022. 

Deadline: 2022-07-13 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday July 13th, 2022

PhD Fellowship in Anti-Nutrient Engineering in Legumes

The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Section for Plant Biochemistry, invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in Anti-Nutrient Engineering in Legumes. The PhD project is part of a research project aimed at the biotechnological reduction of phytate and condensed tannins levels in faba beans, which is financed by the Novo Norsidk Foundation (NNF).

Start date is 01 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project
Faba bean is a protein crop with high yield potential under cold, northern climates. Its seeds accumulate high levels of protein, antioxidants, and micronutrients (e.g. iron & zinc), making it an ideal crop for inclusion in plant-based food systems in Scandinavia. However, faba bean seeds also accumulate high levels of condensed tannins and phytic acid, which are anti-nutrients that have a negative impact on protein digestibility and micronutrient bioavailability. The present PhD project is part of a larger project aimed at the biotechnological reduction of these anti-nutrients in faba bean seeds without affecting the antioxidant capacity of the seeds or the agronomic performance of the plants. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with the research group of Stig Uggerhøj Andersen at Aarhus University and the Traitomic business unit of the Carlsberg Research Laboratory.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for candidates with a solid background in biotechnology who wish to apply their skills to improve crop nutrition. Applicants must have a degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, or similar. Valuable skills include handling transcriptomics datasets for biosynthetic gene selection as well as previous experience with faba bean.

Our group and research – what do we offer?
The successful applicant will join the Geu-Flores group, which specializes in the biosynthesis and transport of alkaloids in plants, including quinolizidine alkaloids in lupins and favism-causing agens in faba bean.

The group is a part of the Section for Plant Biochemistry, which hosts several research groups working on plant natural product biosynthesis, including cyanogenic glucosides, diterpenoids, and triterpenoids. The Section belongs to the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, which hosts eight Sections spanning from molecular biology to crop science and environmental chemistry.

We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories, plant growth facilities, and a Metabolomics Platform hosted in the Section.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Fernando Geu-Flores, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, feg@plen.ku.dk, direct phone: +45-60571982.

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities and tasks

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

We are looking for the following qualifications:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other relevant professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Excellent English language skills

Application and Assessment Procedure

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

Please include

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

Application deadline:

The deadline for applications is  Wednesday 13 July 2022, 23:59 GMT+2.

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

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

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

Interviews with selected candidates are expected to be held in the week 29+30 July 2022. 

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-07-13 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday July 13th, 2022

Postdoc in CRISPR Bioinformatics in the Gorodkin lab

A two-year Postdoc position is available in the Gorodkin lab (https://ivh.ku.dk/bioinformatics), Center for non-coding RNA in Technology and Health (RTH), (http://rth.dk) at Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (https://ivh.ku.dk/english), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen. The Postdoc position concerns developing bioinformatic tools regarding guide RNA (gRNA) design in the CRISPR system taking off-target and DNA modifications into account. The position, funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark, is available from October 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

You will be an excellent and emphatic team player and pleasant for your colleagues to work with. You will work with great excitement and be a key person in the project essential for obtaining successful results. You will collaborate with other researchers in the group and with collaborating groups.

Background
The CRISPR technology has become a key tool for genome editing with all the applications that follows. However, unintended edits elsewhere in the genome, off-targets, can have detrimental effects, resulting in additional and irrelevant gene activity not related to intended target. In this project, off-targets will be addressed systematically by developing a computational framework, with outset in energy-based and deep learning models recently published by the lab. In the project, DNA modifications will be considered in the gRNA design using data generated explicitly in the project.

Job description
Your key tasks as a Postdoc at SUND will be to:

  • Extend an existing energy model for the CRISPR-Cas9 system and implement in conjunction of existing code
  • Integrate methylation data into the off-target mapping algorithm and implement the pipeline
  • Implement a hybrid energy model and machine or deep learning framework for predicting off-targets
  • Explore further possibilities for improving the computational prediction and modelling
  • Teach and disseminate your knowledge

Required qualifications and selection criteria
The applicant should hold the professional as well as personal skills and qualifications as stated below:

  • A completed PhD degree in bioinformatics, computer science or in a similar area
  • Strong knowledge of RNA folding and RNA-RNA interaction algorithms
  • Strong knowledge of algorithms using suffix-arrays / suffix-trees for mapping (complementary) sequences to genomes
  • Machine learning
  • C++ or C and Perl or Python
  • Strong experience with the Linux/Unix environment, command lines and shell scripting
  • Good people skills and team player abilities

Critically important
In your enclosed cover letter, you must explain how you match each of the seven items listed under “Required qualifications and selection criteria “one by one. You should in your explanations include pointers to

  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience and specific projects
  • Other professional activities
  • Language skills

If such a letter is not enclosed or the items are not addressed one by one, your application may not be shortlisted (see “The further process” below).

Place of employment
RTH is located on Frederiksberg Campus. Our research environment is highly international and stimulating. We frequently organize seminars, workshops, summer schools with international speakers and have retreats with our international collaborators.

Terms of employment
The average weekly working hours are on average 37 hours per week.

The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of two years. The starting date is October 1, 2022, or after agreement.

Salary, pension, and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or another relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 35,624 DKK/approx. 4,781 EUR (April 2022 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Foreign and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions if they hold a PhD degree and have not been tax liable to Denmark the last 10 years.

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

Questions
For further information about the scientific content of the position please contact Professor Jan Gorodkin, email gorodkin@sund.ku.dk, phone +45 23375667 or for application procedure and formalities, please contact HR Officer, email sund-hr-ivh@sund.ku.dk.

International applicants may find the following link useful www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).

Application procedure
Apply by clicking "Apply online" below. Please note that only online applications will be accepted.

Applications – in English – must include:

  • Cover letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific Postdoc project. This letter needs to include what is addressed under “Critically important” above
  • CV
  • Diploma and detailed transcripts of records 
  • List of publications, clearly divided into peer reviewed journal papers and other papers
  • Personal Recommendations. If none, please explain why it has not been possible to obtain
  • Three relevant scientific works which the applicant wishes to be included in the assessment

The deadline for applications is July 31, 2022, at 23:59 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 may comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in August.

The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.

Deadline: 2022-07-31 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday July 31st, 2022

PhD fellowship in the plant biochemistry of fungal diseases

The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Section for Plant Biochemistry, invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in detoxification pathways against Fusarium toxins in oat. The project is part of the research project “CerealGSTs”, which is financed by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Start date is (expected to be) September 1st 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project
In the CerealGSTs project we aim to identify new pathways for detoxification of the mycotoxins released by Fusarium funghi as virulence factors during infection of small grain cereals. The PhD-project involves infection of oat with Fusarium to perform a biochemical characterization of the interaction using chemical analysis, mainly LC-MS, and enzyme assays, as well as identification of candidate genes for the putative pathways using bioinformatics and transcriptomics.

The research group, scientific environment and ressources
The project is carried out in the research group for Plant Metabolic Plasticity (PMP), located at the Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen, at Frederiksberg Campus in Copenhagen. We are embedded in the Section for Plant Biochemistry that consists of eight research groups that mainly work with the biochemistry, physiology, ecology and biotechnology of plant specialized metabolism. We host a metabolomics platform with several state-of-the-art instruments for GC- and LC-MS analyses, and in the PMP research group we furthermore collaborate with external partners on Mass Spectrometry Imaging, used to study the cell- and tissue-resolved distribution of small molecules in plant tissues. Our science relies on the chemical analysis of metabolites to study their abundance in plants, enzyme activities and to discover new metabolites in the biochemical pathways we focus on. Beyond technologies, our main research focus is the mysterious enzyme class glutathione transferases, which are also the focus enzymes in the CerealGSTs project and this advertised PhD-project. The Department for Plant and Environmental Sciences offer state-of-the-art growth facilities, bio-imaging facilities and many other infrastructures.

We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment characterized by knowledge sharing through research group meetings and internal and external seminars with peers. The PhD-students and postdocs of the Plant Biochemistry Section are organized in a network that organize events e.g. aimed at career development etc.

The principal supervisor of the PhS-project is Associate Professor Nanna Bjarnholt, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, nnb@plen.ku.dk, +4535331136

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for candidates within the field(s) of plant science or plant pathology, preferably with experience with and/or a keen interest in acquiring skills within the areas of analytical chemistry, biochemistry and bioinformatics. Applicants should hold a MSc degree in biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular biology, plant biology, plant pathology, analytical chemistry or equivalent areas, and should be fluent in both spoken and written English.

The PhD programme

The position is to follow the PhD programme as a three year full-time study within the framework of the regular PhD programme (5+3 scheme).

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

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

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

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

Responsibilities and tasks in the PhD programme

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

We are looking for the following qualifications:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other relevant professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in plant science, plant pathology and biochemistry
  • Good language skills

Application and Assessment Procedure

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

Please include

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

Application deadline:

The deadline for applications is Sunday 17.07.2022, 23:59 GMT+2

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

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

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

Interviews with selected candidates are expected to be held in week 31 + 32 August 2022. 

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-07-17 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday July 17th, 2022

PhD Scolarships

The Department of Food Science at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH FOOD) invites applications for PhD scholarships to start up from 1 January 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.

UCPH FOOD is internationally recognized for excellence in food science research and education, strong industrial collaboration and with a vibrant international environment, where English is the primary working language. The Department has the mission to contribute with new fundamental knowledge and innovative solutions for society and industry in order to support sustainable food production, food security and safety, as well as production of consumer attractive, palatable and high-quality novel foods promoting human health and well-being. We are characterized by a high involvement in interdisciplinary research at both international and national levels.

Further information about the Department can be found at https://www.food.ku.dk/english/.

Research areas
The research areas for the PhD scholarships should be within the following seven strategic research areas covered by the research groups within UCPH FOOD:

  • Food quality:
    Understand how raw materials, food processing and storage affect food quality including digestibility, nutritional properties, sensory properties and flavour release, functional properties, shelf-life as well as the content and quality of micro- (vitamins and minerals) and macro-nutrients (proteins, carbohydrates and lipids) and untargeted molecular profiling for unknown food composition and food authenticity/adulteration. 
  • Proteins (Dairy, Meat, Plant):
    Understand food protein structure, chemistry, processing and function in the food matrix as well as in the body (digestion). Special focus on novel gentle processes for protein extraction, fractionation and preservation of plant-based raw materials to produce functional ingredients or foods. 
  • Microbial biodiversity and food biotechnology:
    Understand and exploit microorganisms and enzymes in order to develop and optimize food fermentations, preserve raw materials and prevent spoilage, enhance nutritional value, improve flavour and structure, and ensure microbiological safety. 
  • Food processes and supply chain:
    Understand and develop new sustainable food processes to effectively produce foods with improved safety and shelf-life, attractive sensory attributes, enhanced nutritional value, improved digestibility, and absence of anti-nutritional factors and adverse chemical changes during processing. This includes gentle and emerging technologies for minimization and/or utilization of all resources in the food supply chain including raw materials, ingredients, water, co-products (process, side and waste streams), and combination of sensor and data technology (process analytical technology).
  • Digitalisation and modelling of food systems:
    Develop front edge data and sensor technology (incl. remote sensing, quality by design, process analytics, machine learning, chemometrics, new algorithms, databases and robotics) for digitalization and optimization of the food production and the food value chain towards future green production systems with zero environmental footprint and strong industrial competitiveness.
  • Sensory and Consumer science:
    Understand sensory drivers (flavour, texture and appearance) for food acceptance in relation to new product development, processing and shelf life. Understand and develop tools for consumer behavioural change for a transition towards more green food choices, including digitalization of food situations and understanding consumer food choices.
  • Human metabolome, gut microbiome, digestibility:
    Understand how diet and specific dietary components, bioactive substances, anti-nutrients, prebiotics, probiotics and bacteriophages (viruses attacking bacteria) interact with the human digestive system, including microbial interactions in the gut microbiome, and influence on the human metabolome (faecal, urine, blood metabolome), and how these in turn influence human health and well-being.

Who are we looking for?
Applicants should hold an MSc degree related to the one or more of the seven strategic research areas mentioned above with excellent results and good English language skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be based on publications (if any), relevant work experience and the potential of the applicant’s proposed research project.

Applicants must contact a relevant supervisor at FOOD to develop a research idea within one or more of the seven strategic research areas adn submit a brief research proposal to illustrate the ability to formulate a research idea and to validate excellence within the chosen research area.

The PhD programme
Depending of level of education, the PhD programme can be undertaken as either:

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

Option B: An up to five year full-time study programme within the framework of the integrated MSc and PhD programme (the 3+5 scheme), if you do not have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master´s degree – but you have an education equivalent to a Danish bachelors´s degree.

Option A: Getting into a position on the regular PhD programme

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

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

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

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

Option B: Getting into a position on the integrated MSc and PhD programme

Qualifications needed for the integrated MSc and PhD programme
If you do not have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master´s degree, you might be qualified for the integrated MSc and PhD programme, if you have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish bachelor´s degree. Here you can find out, if that is relevant for you: General assessments for specific countries and Assessment database.  

Terms of the integrated programme
To be eligible for the integrated scholarship, you are (or are eligible to be) enrolled at one of the faculty’s master programmes with relations the thematic areas mentioned above.

Students on the integrated programme will enrol as PhD students simultaneously with completing their enrolment in this MSc degree programme.

The duration of the integrated programme is up to five years, and depends on the amount of credits that you have passed on your MSc programme. For further information about the study programme, please see: www.science.ku.dk/phd, “Study Structures”.

Until the MSc degree is obtained, (when exactly two years of the full 3+5 programme remains), the grant will be paid partly in the form of 48 state education grant portions (in Danish: “SU-klip”) plus salary for work (teaching, supervision etc.) totalling a workload of 150 working hours per year. A PhD grant portion is currently (2021) DKK 6.321 before tax.

When you have obtained the MSc degree, you will transfer to the salary-earning part of the scholarship for a period of two years. At that point, the terms of employment and payment will be according to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State (AC). The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

Responsibilities and tasks in both PhD programmes:

  • Complete and pass the MSc education in accordance with the curriculum of the MSc programme (ONLY when you are attending the integrated MSc and PhD programme)
  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS / ½ FTE
  • Participate in active research environments, including a stay at another research institution, preferably abroad
  • Teaching and knowledge dissemination activities
  • Write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals
  • Write and defend a PhD thesis on the basis of your project

We are looking for the following qualifications:

  • Professional and excellent qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other relevant professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in the thematic areas mentioned above
  • Good English language skills

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

Please include

  1. Cover letter describing your motivation to undertake a PhD study (max. one page)
  2. A brief research proposal framing a research idea within one or more of the seven strategic research areas (max. 5500 characters with spaces)
  3. Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  4. Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science or Master of Science as well as transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation, if issued in another language than English, Danish, Swedish or Norwegian. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor with contact details to the supervisor is accepted
  5. Publication list (if possible)
  6. Reference letters (if available)

Application deadline:
The deadline for applications is 15 September 2022, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

The further process
After the deadline, a number of applicants will be selected (shortlisted) for academic assessment by two evaluators. You are notified, whether you will be selected for assessment.

Three internal assessors will assess the shortlisted candidates. The assessors will assess the qualifications and experience of the shortlisted applicants with respect to the above mentioned strategic research areas, techniques, skills and other requirements. The assessors will conclude whether each applicant is qualified and, if so, for option A or option B. The assessed applicants will have the opportunity to comment on their assessment. You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

The top qualified applicants will be invited for interviews October-November 2022.

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact Deputy Head of Department for Research and Innovation Nanna Viereck at +45 3533 3502, nav@food.ku.dk or Head of Department Anna Haldrup at +45 9356 5698, anna.haldrup@food.ku.dk.

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

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

 

Deadline: 2022-09-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday September 15th, 2022

The Section of Forensic Chemistry, Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen, seeks a phd fellow

We are offering a three-year PhD-fellow position in Forensic Chemistry commencing as soon as possible.

The PhD project
The project concerns development, assessment and application of improved methods for detection of drugs of toxicological interest with focus on volatile compounds. The analytical methods will typically be based on head-space gas chromatography (GC-MS). 

Principal supervisor is Senior researcher, phd., Brian Schou Rasmussen, Department of Forensic Medicine, brian.rasmussen@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: 35326245.

Start:                As soon as possible
Duration:         3 years as a PhD student

The Section of Forensic Chemistry
The section carries out forensic examinations (alcohol, drugs and narcotics) for the judiciary and other public authorities, which make up the bulk of the section's activities. The section of Forensic Chemistry is one of three sections at the Department of Forensic Medicine (University of Copenhagen) carrying out research and teaching assignments according to ordinary university rules.  

The section has about 35 employees, including one professor, two associate professors, 4 senior researchers, 6 forensic chemists, 2 postdocs, IT staff, 5 PhD students, 10 laboratory technicians and a number of thesis students. The department is equipped with modern instruments and IT facilities. The section is accredited to ISO 17025.
 
The person and qualifications
The typical candidate will be someone who is interested in analytical chemistry and toxicology as well as the techniques behind, and is thorough, careful and has an interest in scientific work. Interest or prior experience with modern programming languages is considered an advantage. It is also important that the new colleague has good interpersonal skills. It's the results that count, so we appreciate diligence, efficiency and purposefulness. Fluency in written and spoken English is a prerequisite.  

Relevant academic education includes a Master’s degree in biochemistry, engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, analytical chemistry, toxicology or related fields. The applicant cannot hold a doctorate degree.  

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

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

Place of employment
The place of employment is at the Section of Forensic Chemistry, Dept. of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories that are well-equipped and have a high degree of automation.

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

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

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree¬ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 28.365 DKK /approx. 3.812 EUR (April 2022-level) plus pension.

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

Questions
Further information can be obtained by the head of the section, professor, dr. med. Kristian Linnet, phone: +45 35 32 61 00 or e-mail: kristian.linnet@sund.ku.dk.
 
General information about PhD study at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available at the Graduate School’s website: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/guidelines/.

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

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  2. CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  3. Certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted. As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database. Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science
  4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline:  11 July 2022, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-07-11 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday July 11th, 2022

Postdoc in computational ancient DNA analyses at Lundbeck Foundation GeoGenetics Centre

The University of Copenhagen invites applications for a computational postdoctoral research fellow position at the Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen, in the research group of Thorfinn Korneliussen at the Lundbeck Foundation GeoGenetics Centre. 
The position is to be filled from 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Information on the department can be found at: https://globe.ku.dk/research/geogenetics/.

Our research
At the Lundbeck Foundation GeoGenetics Centre we will be sequencing thousands of ancient genomes from a period spanning the last 50,000 years of human history, with the objective of elucidating human history, detecting and quantifying natural selection, and identifying environmental correlations of human genetic and demographic changes.
Secondly the GeoGenetics centre are in the process of large scale environmental DNA studies which aims to reconstructing past ecological and evolutionary history, from historical times to hundreds of thousands of years ago

The Korneliussen group specializes in the development of new statistical methods for analyses of low coverage sequencing data and ancient DNA. The methods range from the estimation of population genetics parameters such as admixture, selection, relatedness, association etc., but also general tools for accessing and manipulating sequencing data, methods within environmental DNA analyses and phylogenetics
We expect you to develop and apply statistical methods to answer questions using ancient DNA or environmental ancient DNA. You will have freedom to design projects in consultation with your advisors.

Research environment
You will work at the Lundbeck GeoGenetics Centre, a world-leading institution in ancient DNA studies. The position is for 2 years, and is fully funded. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with leaders in the fields of paleogenomics, population genetics and quantitative genetics, like Eske Willerslev, Rasmus Nielsen, Martin Sikora, Antonio Fernandez-Guerra, Mikkel Pedersen. The University of Copenhagen is ranked the 30th best university in the world according to Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018 (http://www.shanghairanking.com/rankings/arwu/2021). It provides excellent academic programs in biology, statistics, computer science and mathematics. The GeoGenetics Centre is located in central Copenhagen, Denmark – a city that is ranked among the most liveable cities in the world (see e.g. https://placebrandobserver.com/monocle-quality-of-life-survey-25-most-liveable-cities-2018/ at 5:56).

Thorfinn Korneliussen's group is working in applied statistical and computational approaches for analysis of large scale genomic data, especially high throughput sequencing data.  For more information, see www.popgen.dk/software and https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=-YNWF4AAAAAJ&hl=en.

Our local computational infrastructure is a high performance cluster with industry leading EMC scale out storage, but we also have access to multiple supercomputers.

Profile
The candidate holds a PhD or equivalent doctorate with a strong background in one or more of the following areas:

  • Population genetics
  • Human genetics
  • Genomics
  • Computational biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Machine learning
  • Data science
  • Mathematics and/or statistics.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in developing statistical methods in populations and a demonstrated working proficiency in programming and statistical computing (e.g. experience in Python, R, C/C++, Java, rust or Julia) and have experience handling large data sets in the UNIX operating environment. Experience in machine learning is welcome but not required.

The postdoc’s tasks will include methodological research within population genetics and human evolution, but may also include performance of other duties such as participation in meetings and in collaborative research projects.

Required qualifications:

  • Holds a PhD or has equivalent qualifications.
  • Experience in genomics, bioinformatics, sequencing data or systems biology.
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken. Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Good collaboration, communication and presentation skills
  • Experience in analyzing sequence data and GWAS
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Experience with statistical analysis packages such as R or MATLAB.
  • Programming skills in common languages such as Python, Perl or C++.
  • Have published in high-quality international peer-reviewed journals

Personal qualifications:

  • Ambitious and with a strong motivation to obtain established goals
  • Scientifically self-propelling, creative and driven by curiosity
  • Ability to work independently and structured
  • Open-minded and analytical personality

You will have a PhD, or equivalent doctorate, with a strong background in one or more of the following areas: population genetics, human genetics, genomics, computational biology, bioinformatics, machine learning, physics, data science, mathematics and/or statistics. As an ideal candidate, you will have previous experience in developing statistical methods and a demonstrated working proficiency in programming and statistical computing (e.g. experience in Python, R, C/C++, Java) and have experience handling large data sets in the UNIX operating environment. Experience in machine learning is welcome, but not required. 

The postdoctoral fellow’s duties will include methodological research within population genetics and human evolution, but they may also include performance of other duties such as participation in meetings and in collaborative research projects.

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Experience and knowledge about ancient metagenomic analysis is advantageous. 
  • Knowledge about and interest in past environments is considered positively. 
  • Interest in developing analytical pipelines and functionality

Place of employment
The place of employment is at the Section for Geogenetics, Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern and ancient laboratories and state of the art computational resources.

Terms of employment
The average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week (full time).

The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 2 years. The starting date is on 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Salary, pension and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant organisations. Currently, the monthly salary starts at DKK 35,624 DKK / approx. EUR 4,780 (April 2022 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Foreign 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 Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

Questions
For further information please contact Thorfinn Sand Korneliussen at tskorneliussen@sund.ku.dk or Rasmus Nielsen at rasmus_nielsen@berkeley.edu.

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

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

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

Deadline for applications: 17 July 2022, 23.59pm CET
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

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

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

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

The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.

Deadline: 2022-07-17 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday July 17th, 2022

PhD fellow in Plant Biology and Bioimaging

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Plant Biology and Bioimaging commencing 01.09.2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment
The PhD student will be part of Section for Transport Biology and the Plant Signaling research group headed by Anja Thoe Fuglsang (Fuglsang group). The research group focus on Signal perception at the cell surface by receptors and transduction of these signals to the cell interior by ion-transporters. This is essential for plants in order to react and adapt to changes in the surroundings. The research group utilizes both biochemical, bioimaging and molecular tools in the research. Section for transport Biology also host part of CAB Center for advanced Bioimaging an infrastructure providing accesses to highly advanced microscopes.

Project description
External application of secreted peptides is emerging as a biologicals approach, previously proven to be a successful method to trigger plant defence.

The purpose of this project is to develop an in planta bioimaging system for detection of peptides in real time and evaluation of the required modifications of the produced peptides. We will develop a peptide-receptor sensing system for live imaging of the specific perception mechanisms for the peptides PSY and PSK, which requires knowledge about their target site and signaling, with the long term applied goal to expand the use of growth promoting peptides to a variety of crop plants to test for growth promoting effects.

Why does the plant invest in advanced post translational modifications for secreted peptides? Do they affect stability, biological activity and/or specificity? Will the peptides become active upon de-glycosylation, or less stable? Which version of the peptide should be produced to obtain the most active and stable peptide effect on the field? These are the questions we would like to address. Having established the sensing system, it can be adapted to other growth peptides providing a toolbox for a detailed investigation of all relevant peptides.

Principal supervisor is Professor, Anja Thoe Fuglsang, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, atf@plen.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 35 33 25 86

As part of the project, the Phd student will also stay in the laboratory of Professor Rüdiger Simon for a shorter period.

Job description

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

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

Formal requirements
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Plant-Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or similar with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualification’s emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

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 Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

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

Reference letters must be uploaded by the applicant him/herself. The recruiting person must NOT  obtain reference letters which content is not known to the applicant him/herself. This is against Danish law.

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

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 6 July 2022, 23:59 GMT+2. 

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

The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above-mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science.

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

Questions
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor, Anja Thoe Fuglsang, Department of Plant and Environmental Biology, E-mail atf@plen.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 35 33 25 86.

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

Deadline: 2022-07-06 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday July 6th, 2022

2 PhD fellowships in Characterization of Protein Modifications in Atherosclerosis at Department of Biomedical Science

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

We are offering 2 PhD fellowships in ‘Characterization of Protein Modifications in Atherosclerosis’ commencing 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible.

Our group and research
The Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMI) conducts research that seeks to explore and understand organ systems, pathology, pathophysiology and pharmacology. The Department is an important centre for research into basic and clinical science with the aim of improving diagnostics and patient therapies.

The “Oxidative Biology of Proteins” Group led by Professor Michael Davies carries out research focused on understanding and characterizing the mechanisms and consequences of protein modification, a process known to be of major importance in cardiovascular disease as well as other human diseases associated with inflammation. We use a range of biochemical, molecular, cellular, animal and human studies to examine these processes, with an overall aim of understanding whether, and how, protein modifications are associated with tissue changes during the development of atherosclerosis.

Project description

Cardiovascular disease causes over 1.9 million deaths (~40% of all mortality) in the European Union each year. There is considerable evidence that a major cause of cardiovascular disease – atherosclerosis (which is characterized by lipid and cholesterol accumulation) is driven by chronic low-grade inflammation of the artery wall. Disease development is associated with changes to both cellular proteins and the extracellular matrix (ECM) that surrounds and supports cells, and lipid deposition at sites of ECM damage. The resulting atherosclerotic lesions can be stable (asymptomatic), or unstable and undergo rupture to give heart attacks and strokes. Lesion instability is associated with a thin and weak fibrous cap of the lesion, a low ECM content, high macrophage numbers and ongoing inflammation. Inflammation, and the damage that it induces therefore appears to be an early and necessary event in lesion development, and critical in lesion rupture. In current studies we are examining the changes that occur to proteins within atherosclerotic carotid and aortic lesions, and how such changes may be altered by compounds that act as inhibitors of enzymes that are associated with protein damage.

Principal supervisor is Prof Michael J. Davies, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences. Email: davies@sund.ku.dk

Start:                  1 October 2022, or as soon as possible

Duration:          3 years

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

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have a Master’s degree in biomedical science. Please note that your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (two years).

Essential qualifications:

  • Experience in the area of atherosclerosis
  • Handling of human and animal tissues, and cell samples
  • Experience in protein chemistry and biochemistry including extraction, analysis and quantification of proteins and modifications on these (oxidation/chlorination/nitration)
  • Extensive experience with protein analysis methods, and particularly SDS-PAGE, Western blotting, immunoprecipitation, ELISA, and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry
  • Proteomic analysis at the amino acid and peptide level
  • Experience with peroxidase enzymes (myeloperoxidase)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities

Place of employment

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

Terms of employment
Employment as a PhD fellow is full time, and for 3 years.

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

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

Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 28,365 DKK/Roughly 3,812 EUR (April 2022 level) plus pension.

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

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

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

1. Motivation letter (max. one page)

2. CV, including evidence of education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position

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

4. Publication list and conference presentations (if relevant)

Application deadline:  6 July 2022, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in July and August 2022.

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

Deadline: 2022-07-06 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday July 6th, 2022

PhD Fellowship in “Protective Mechanisms of Selenocyanate in Inflammatory Disease

We are offering a PhD fellowship in “Protective mechanisms of selenocyanate in inflammatory disease” commencing 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible hereafter.

 

Our group and research
The Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMI) conducts research that seeks to explore and understand organ systems, pathology, pathophysiology and pharmacology. The Department is an important centre for research into basic and clinical science with the aim of improving diagnostics and patient therapies.

 

The “Redox Biology” Group led by Professor Clare Hawkins carries out research focused on understanding how oxidants produced during inflammation modify the structure and function of biological molecules and cells associated with the arterial wall during the development of the disease atherosclerosis. We use a range of biochemical, molecular, cellular and animal studies to examine these processes, as a means to develop more targeted therapies to prevent tissue damage during chronic inflammation and slow the progression of atherosclerosis, which is the major cause of cardiovascular disease.

 

Project description

Chronic inflammation is a repetitive cycle of immune cell infiltration and activation that underlies the development of many diseases, particularly atherosclerosis. Activated immune cells release the enzyme myeloperoxidase, which catalyses the reaction of hydrogen peroxide with chloride ions to form the potent oxidant hypochlorous acid (HOCl, the active component in bleach). This oxidant plays a critical role in the immune system by killing microbes to combat infection. However, excessive production of HOCl in chronic inflammation causes extensive, irreversible host tissue damage, which results in disease. As a result, there is widespread interest in the development of strategies to combat HOCl-induced damage in a number of chronic disease settings like atherosclerosis. This project will explore the use of selenocyanate as a means to prevent the tissue damage seen in chronic inflammatory pathologies without compromising innate immune defenses. This is important for the development of novel therapies for atherosclerosis and could also help to underpin development of new approaches to combat pathogens with resistance to other treatments.

 

Principal supervisor is Prof. Clare Hawkins, Department of Biomedical Sciences.

E-mail: clare.hawkins@sund.ku.dk

Start:                  1 October 2022

Duration:          3 years as a PhD student

 

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

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have a Master’s degree in biomedical science. Please note that your Master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree (two years).

Essential qualifications:

  • Experience with cell culture, preferably with cells of relevance to atherosclerosis (e.g. endothelial, smooth muscle, neutrophils, monocytes, macrophages)
  • Experience in cellular and molecular biology techniques (including SDS-PAGE, Western blotting, immunoprecipitation, ELISA, qRT-PCR, flow cytometry)
  • Experience in protein handling, extraction and analysis
  • Experience or knowledge of oxidation processes
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in understanding disease mechanisms

 

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and access to state-of-the-art equipment and core facilities.

 

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

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

 

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

 

Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 28,365 DKK/Roughly 3,812 EUR (April 2022 level) plus pension.

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

4. Publication list and conference presentations (if relevant)

 

Application deadline:  7 August 2022, 23.59pm CET

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Interviews are expected to be held in August 2022.

 

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

Deadline: 2022-08-07 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday August 7th, 2022

PhD positions in Translational Disease Systems Biology at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research

We are looking for one or more PhD students to come and join us in the Translational Disease Systems Biology group at The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR – www.cpr.ku.dk). Expecting starting date 15 September 2022.

CPR comprises a wide range of expertise and resources including proteomics, protein production, general characterization of disease mechanisms, and bioinformatics. The Programme for Disease Systems Biology covers systems level aspects of biology and medicine, including the integration of molecular-level data and healthcare data, for example EHR data including laboratory test data and biomedical texts. You will be joining the Translational Disease Systems Biology group, which is one of three groups in the Programme for Disease Systems Biology at CPR. The group (www.cpr.ku.dk/research/disease-systems-biology/brunak/) led by Professor Søren Brunak focuses on establishing early competitive advantage in disease-relevant computational analysis across the general areas of bioinformatics, systems biology and medical informatics. We are a diverse and highly multidisciplinary group, which is dynamic and ambitious with many renowned scientific collaborations both nationally and internationally.

Your job
The PhD students will work in a multidisciplinary project team and build data-driven models of temporal disease development using a combination of molecular data and data from the healthcare sector, where the latter comprise both registry data, complete electronic patient records and socio-economic data. These models will in part be descriptive and show how different diseases and diagnosis follow each other over long periods of time and in part predictive in the sense that longitudinal patterns of illnesses, medication and procedures will indicate future events.

Qualifications
Since the advertisement covers multiple positions, experience with all of the following is not required, but the successful candidates are preferred to have qualifications or proven experience within the majority of these:

  • You hold a Master’s degree in medicine, health informatics, bioinformatics, data science or a related discipline of biomedical research
  • Programming experience in Python/Perl and/or R
  • Having worked with big data
  • An active interest in disease biology and precision medicine
  • Experience in bioinformatics, biostatistics and systems biology
  • Research experience in machine learning
  • Excellent communication skills, and fluency in written and spoken English

With the group being highly multidisciplinary and collaborating with many other research groups nationally and internationally, strong networking and team player skills are preferred.

Place of employment and work
The employment is at CPR (www.cpr.ku.dk), University of Copenhagen, located in central Copenhagen. The research environment at CPR is ambitious, diverse and international, with approx. 30 different nationalities currently represented. The Center comprises modern laboratories, supercomputer resources and state-of-the-art facilities within protein science. Seminars with high-profile international speakers and regular internal research seminars are organized at the Center. The selected candidate should expect some travel activity. 

For more information on working and living in Denmark visit www.ism.ku.dk (International staff mobility) and www.workingconditions.ku.dk.

Terms of salary and employment
Starting date is 15 September 2022 or after agreement. The position is full time (37 working hours per week) and for 3 years.

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

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

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Depending on seniority, the monthly salary starts at approximately 28,300 DKK/roughly 3,800 EUR (April 2022 level) plus pension.

The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) have agreed on a protocol that makes it possible for all international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, where the pension will be paid as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes: https://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/pension/.

The position is covered by the 'Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities of December 11, 2019'.

Application procedure
Your application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking “Apply now” below and must include the following documents in PDF format:

  • 1. Motivated letter of application
  • 2. CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • 3.Certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
    As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database. Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.
  • 4. List of publications

Deadline for application: 7 July 2022, 23.59 pm 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.

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

The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

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

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

For further information about the position or the process, please contact CPR: jobs@cpr.ku.dk

The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.

Deadline: 2022-07-07 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday July 7th, 2022

PhD fellowship in ‘Molecular mechanisms of replication-coupled DNA-protein crosslink repair’ at the Center for Chromosome Stability (CCS), Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM)

A PhD fellowship is available in the Center for Chromosome Stability (CCS) (www.ccs.ku.dk) in a group headed by Assoc. Prof. Thomas Miller. The post is available from 1 October 2022, (or at a mutually agreed date). Highly motivated and committed candidates with an interest in eukaryotic DNA replication, DNA damage repair and cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) are encouraged to apply. The post is fully funded, although the post-holder will be encouraged to seek a personal fellowship to support their PhD stipend.

Our group and research
The CCS is a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF) and its mission is to advance our understanding of how chromosomal instability causes human disease. The CCS is embedded at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (https://icmm.ku.dk/english/). The working language in the CCS is English.

The Miller group aims to understand the molecular mechanisms that maintain eukaryotic genome stability during DNA replication using a combination of genetic, biochemical, cellular, and structural techniques, including cryo-EM. The research in the Miller group is generously supported by a Novo Nordisk Hallas-Møller Emerging Investigator grant, the DNRF and the Carlsberg Foundation.

Project description
Genome instability is a hallmark of inherited human disorders and age-related diseases such as neurodegeneration and cancer. Eukaryotic genomes are replicated by complex molecular machines called replisomes, which frequently encounter naturally occurring ‘obstacles’ that can prevent faithful DNA replication and induce genome instability. Covalent DNA-protein crosslinks (DPCs) are one such obstacle and are estimated to occur at thousands of sites/genome/day in proliferating cells. Eukaryotic cells require multiple mechanisms to overcome DPCs, including replication-coupled proteolysis (‘DPC repair’). The objective of the project is to uncover the molecular mechanisms of replication coupled DPC repair. The project will involve in vitro reconstitution and biochemical characterisation of key steps in the eukaryotic DPC repair pathway, which will be imaged using time-resolved cryo-EM. The research will benefit from access to cutting-edge electron microscopy facilities at the Core Facility for Integrated Microscopy (CFIM; https://cfim.ku.dk/), which houses Copenhagen’s node of the Danish Cryo-EM Facility.

The project will be overseen by Assoc. Prof. Thomas Miller, building on the experimental strategies developed in his recent study of replicative MCM helicase loading (Miller et al, Nature, 2019; further references on the group’s website: https://icmm.ku.dk/english/research-groups/miller-group/).

Start:        1 October 2022.
Duration: 3 years as a PhD fellow. 

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

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

Profile
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person with the following competences and experience: 

  • Must show evidence of publication-standard research, preferable within the areas of protein biochemistry or structural biology.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, including the ability to work well in an international academic setting.
  • Ability to work in a team of multidisciplinary scientists, and the potential to work independently with limited direction.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine or similar (equivalent of the Danish candidate, 3 + 2 years) related to the subject area of the project. 

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

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

Other important criteria are:

  • Grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience in DNA replication or repair, structural biology or biochemistry
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in chromosome biology and cryo-electron microscopy
  • Personal drive and commitment to science
  • Excellent English language skills.

Place of employment
The place of employment is at Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic, collaborative and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and access to state-of-the-art equipment including Titan Krios and Glacios electron microscopes for single particle EM, and C-trap optical tweezers for single-molecule biochemical and biophysical studies. 

Terms of employment and employment
The employment as a PhD fellow is full time (37 working hours per week in average) and for 3 years. Starting date is October 1, 2022, or by agreement. 
The post is conditional 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, which will be formulated by the candidate in consultation with their supervisors during an initial employment as a research assistant. 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
Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 28,365 / approx. EUR 3.812 EUR (April 2022-level) plus pension.

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact Thomas Miller by e-mail: tmiller@sund.ku.dk

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/.

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

  1. Letter of motivation (max. one page)
  2. CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  3. 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
  4. Publication list (if possible). 

Application deadline: Sunday 17 July 2022, 23.59 p.m. CET

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

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

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

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

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 8,000 students, 1,790 PhD students and 5,100 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community.
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

Deadline: 2022-07-17 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday July 17th, 2022

PhD fellowship in organic synthesis

PhD Project in synthesis of redox-active polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
Department of Chemistry
Faculty of SCIENCE
University of Copenhagen

 

Department of Chemistry invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in the synthesis and studies of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons incorporating redox-active dithiafulvene units at the periphery. The project is part of the research project “Synthesis-Driven Development of New Two-Dimensional Materials – Redox-Active Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Sheets”, which is financed by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Start date is (expected to be) 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project

This project focuses on the development of synthetic protocols for the preparation of small nanosheets of graphene, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), containing redox-active functional units at the periphery, such as heterocyclic dithiafulvenes. Such nanosheets are of potential interest for several applications such as conducting materials and redox sensors for bioapplications. The project is rooted in organic synthesis, but will involve also UV-Vis absorption studies, electrochemical studies (cyclic voltammetry and spectroelectrochemistry) and electrocrystallization experiments for obtaining conducting materials.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates within the field of organic synthesis. Moreover, the candidate must have some experience in performing electrochemical studies (determination of redox potentials, etc.).

Our group and research- and what do we offer?

The research group of Prof. Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen focuses on to design, synthesize, and study of functional macromolecules, in particular π-conjugated molecules. All activities are rooted in organic synthesis. The group is a part of Department of Chemistry, Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen, and affiliated also to the Nano-Science Center. We are located in Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern synthesis laboratories.

 

Principal supervisor is Prof. Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen, Department of Chemistry, E-mail: mbn@chem.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 51700144

The PhD programme

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

Qualifications
To be eligible for the regular PhD programme, you must have completed a degree programme, equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (180 ECTS/3 FTE BSc + 120 ECTS/2 FTE MSc) related to the subject area of the project, e.g. organic chemistry.

For information of eligibility of completed programmes, see General assessments for specific countries and Assessment database.

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

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

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

Responsibilities and tasks PhD programme

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

 

We are looking for the following qualifications:

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

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

Please include

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

Application deadline:

The deadline for applications is 8 July 2022, 23:59 (GMT +2.)

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

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

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

 

Interviews with selected candidates are expected to be held in week 32 or 33.

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deadline: 2022-07-08 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday July 8th, 2022

Postdoc positions (experimental or computational) in normal and malignant hematopoietic stem cell biology

The Porse group at University of Copenhagen is seeking two highly motivated postdocs to work on stem cell biology.

Our research/The group
The Porse group (Finsen Laboratory/BRIC) has a diverse and stimulating environment and we focus our research on elucidating mechanisms governing normal and malignant haematopoiesis with special emphasis on the behaviour of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) during adult haematopoiesis and leukemic stem cells (LSCs) in acute myeloid leukaemia. To this end, we employ mouse models of human AML, mouse knockout lines of putative HSC/LSC regulators, primary patient material and a broad range of genome-wide approaches and single cell analyses incl. cutting edge single cell proteomics.

The Porse group is affiliated with the Finsen Laboratory at Rigshospitalet as well as with BRIC at the University of Copenhagen. You can read mor about Porse group here: https://www.bric.ku.dk/research-groups/Research/Porse_Group/

The research projects
Two projects are available for the successful applicants:

  1. Characterization and targeting of VEXAS, a recently discovered hematological syndrome
  2. Computational analysis of state-of-the-art single cell proteomics data derived from normal individuals and patient with hematological malignancies

Starting date: As soon as possible, exact date after agreement
Duration: Initially for two years
Hours per week: 37 hours

Qualifications
We expect you to be a highly motivated and highly ambitious scientist with the following qualifications:

  • A PhD in life sciences or equivalent research experience
  • For the wet lab project we are looking for candidates with strong documented research experience and expertise in either single-cell technologies, experimental mouse work, biochemistry, advanced flow cytometry, genome-wide approaches (ChIP-seq, Chromatin Conformation Capture, etc) or functional haematopoiesis.
  • For the computational project, we are looking for candidates with strong documented research experience and expertise in the analysis of sc-omics data and/or proteomics data.
  • Candidates with combined experiences are particularly encouraged to apply-
  • Good organizational skills and a detail-oriented structured approach to work tasks
  • Collaborative skills
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken.

Place of employment
The employment is at BRIC, University of Copenhagen. BRIC is located in the Biocenter, close to the centre of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and a number of core facilities shared between the 20 research groups at BRIC and the neighboring Finsen Laboratory. We have weekly journal clubs, data clubs, seminars with invited speakers and a young researchers club ASAP, our own PhD programme, MoMeD and our own Postdoc Career Programme.

Please read more about BRIC on https://www.bric.ku.dk/

Terms of employment
The average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week. 
The 2 postdoc positions are fixed-term positions for two years. The starting date is as soon as possible after agreement.

Salary, pension and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant organisations. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 35,600 DKK/approx. 4,780 EUR (April 2022 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Foreign 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 Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

Questions
For further information regarding the position, please contact Prof. Bo Porse; bo.porse@finsenlab.dk.
Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).

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

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

Deadline for applications: 31 July 2022, 23.59pm CET
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

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

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

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

The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.

 

Deadline: 2022-07-31 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday July 31st, 2022

Postdoc in Functional Genomics

The University of Copenhagen is seeking a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral fellow to commence September 15 or after agreement, 2022, at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen.

The postdoctoral fellowship is offered within the group of Associate Professor Tuomas O Kilpeläinen as part of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Genomic Mechanisms of Disease.

 

About Us
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research’s vision is to strengthen interdisciplinary research that transforms our basic understanding of the mechanisms that underlie metabolic health and disease, and to accelerate this knowledge toward new prevention and treatment strategies. We were established in 2010 and in 2017, we moved into new laboratories, offices and meeting rooms in the Maersk Tower www.maersktower.ku.dk. The Center has around 260 employees who work in an international, highly collaborative research environment across a range of biomedical disciplines. You can read more about us here: www.cbmr.ku.dk.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Genomic Mechanisms of Disease focuses on understanding gene regulatory programs underlying common complex disease. The new Center seeks to build comprehensive maps of gene regulation in the human genome as a resource for uncovering biological mechanisms on common genetic diseases, with an initial focus on cell types relevant to cardiometabolic diseases including obesity and type 2 diabetes. Being part of the Center, the Kilpeläinen Group aims to combine recent advances in genomics, molecular biology, single-cell analysis, and stem cell models with approaches in computational biology, to identify fundamental rules of gene regulation. You can read more about the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Genomic Mechanisms of Disease Center here: https://www.broadinstitute.org/nnfc.

 

Our Research

The Kilpeläinen Group uses genomic, molecular and health data to understand how genetic variants contribute to the risk of cardiometabolic disease. Through in-depth understanding of disease mechanisms, particularly in the adipose tissue, the group seeks to open avenues for new treatments. The group’s research strategy starts from human genetic association data, followed by bioinformatic prioritization of the causal variants, genes, and cell types. Subsequent experimental studies using cellular phenotyping assays and rodent models seek to validate the variants’ effects on their target genes and downstream cellular programs and characterize the physiological consequences. The Kilpeläinen group is international, gender-balanced and interdisciplinary, including both computationally and experimentally oriented scientists. The group collaborates actively with local and international collaborators and is well-networked within international genetics consortia. For more information about the Kilpeläinen group, please visit: https://cbmr.ku.dk/research/human-genomics-and-metagenomics-in-metabolism/kilpelainen-group/.

 

Job Description

The main task will be to investigate how genetic risk variants of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes impact human adipocytes and mesenchymal stem cells. The postdoc will integrate data from human genome-wide association studies with transcriptomic and gene regulatory data, to assess the functional roles of the genetic variants. The findings will guide in vitro and in vivo gene perturbation studies, to verify and further understand the functions. The postdoc will closely collaborate with the other groups in the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Genomic Mechanisms of Disease and have the chance for recurring research visits at the Broad Institute (Cambridge, USA).

 

Profile

The fellowship is aimed at ambitious, self-motivated early career researchers with a keen interest towards understanding the biological mechanisms of disease.

Required qualifications:

  • PhD in Functional Genomics, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Computational Biology, or related sciences
  • Experience in working with human genetic association data
  • Experience in working with transcriptomic or epigenetic data
  • Experience in scripting languages in e.g. R or Python
  • Excellent scientific track record in relation to career stage
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral

                                                                

Terms of Employment

The employment as postdoc is a full-time position for 3 years. Starting date is September 15, 2022, 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). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. 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.

 

Questions

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Tuomas O. Kilpeläinen at tuomas.kilpelainen@sund.ku.dk. For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact HR at sund-hr-cbmr@sund.ku.dk.

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

 

Application Procedure

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

  • Cover letter expressing the motivation and previous research experience of the applicant (max 1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of the PhD degree certificate and the Master degree certificate. In case the PhD has not yet been completed, a written statement from the supervisor confirming it will be obtained before October 1, 2022, is acceptable.
  • List of publications
  • References (name and contact details of at least two references)

 

Application Deadline: 17 July 2022, 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 www.employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process.

 

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

 

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

Deadline: 2022-07-17 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday July 17th, 2022

A three year PhD fellowship in Holocene sea ice variability in the Arctic – Copenhagen, Denmark

The Niels Bohr Institute (NBI) invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in Holocene sea ice variability in the Arctic.

Start date is 1st of December 2022.

The project
The Arctic climate is changing twice as fast as the global mean and the Arctic Ocean is undergoing dramatic changes as sea ice thins and retreats further north during both summer and winter seasons. The sea ice greatly affects the climatic conditions of the land masses surrounding the Arctic Ocean, these are particularly sensitive to change and might act as wildcards in the climate system with amplified trends and unidentified thresholds possibly triggering irreversible changes. Understanding the dynamics and interactions of the high latitude sea ice in the Holocene and how it relates to climate is the main scope for this PhD.

The project will involve field work, laboratory analysis and interpretation of ice-core records. During the project, you will investigate how arctic sea ice has varied over the Holocene using multiple sea-ice proxies from the ice cores. In addition, a new proxy for sea-ice variability based on diatoms in the ice cores is to be developed and finally the ice-core sea-ice proxies will be evaluated by comparing them to available sea-ice records and climate proxies from other paleo-archives.

The project “1131-00007B Holocene sea ice variability in the Arctic” is funded by the independent Research Fund Denmark special fund “Inge Lehmann”, which aims to strengthen the talent in Danish research by promoting a more equal gender distribution in Danish research environments.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for candidates within the field(s) of physics, geophysics, environmental sciences, climate science, biology or chemistry. Prior experience with diatom analysis or projects involving sea ice or land ice cores is an advantage

Work place
The Niels Bohr Institute’s section Physics of Ice, Climate and Earth (PICE) studies the elements of the Earth and its climate system as well as interactions between them. PICE offers a stimulating and international environment with a strong network of national and international collaborators. Within PICE the Ice and Climate research group leads international ice core projects in Greenland to study the climate of the past.

The Niels Bohr Institute is part of the Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen.

Principal supervisor is Assistant Professor Helle A. Kjær, PICE, NBI. (E-mail: hellek@nbi.ku.dk, Phone: +4550528004).

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

Getting into a position on the PhD programme

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

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

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

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

Salary range starts at DKK 28,365.85 per month incl. PhD supplement (1 April . 2022 level).

Responsibilities and tasks in the PhD programmes

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision

  • Complete PhD courses corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS / ½ FTE

  • Participate in active research environments including stays at another research institution and field work

  • Teaching and knowledge dissemination activities

  • Write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals

  • Write and defend a PhD thesis on the basis of your project

We are looking for the following qualifications:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project

  • Relevant publications

  • Relevant work experience

  • Other relevant professional activities

  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in Climate Science

  • Good language skills

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

Please include: 

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

  2. Your motivation for applying for the specific PhD project

  3. Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position

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

  5. Publication list (if possible)

  6. Reference letters (if available)

Application deadline:
The deadline for the applications is Sunday 8 August 2022, 23:59 GMT +2

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

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

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

Interviews with selected candidates are expected to be held in week 36+37. 

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

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

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

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: 2022-08-07 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday August 7th, 2022

PhD position in Philosophy of Science

The Section for History and Philosophy of Science in the Department of Science Education invites applicants for a PhD position in philosophy of science. The selected candidate will be employed in the research project “Tackling the conservationist’s dilemma: towards a pluralist philosophy of taxonomy for species conservation policy”, financed by the Independent Research Fund Danmark.  

Start date is in January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project
The aim of the overall research project is to develop an empirically informed philosophical framework for addressing the conservationist’s dilemma. This dilemma arises from the fact that, in their efforts protect (critically) endangered species, conservation policy makers can be confronted with disputes among biological taxonomists about how to individuate those species in the first place. On the one hand, species conservation programs cannot wait for the resolution of such disputes; on the other hand, these programs risk being misdirected if they are rooted in flawed taxonomic perspectives. In addressing this dilemma, the project will break new ground in the burgeoning philosophical scholarship on the role of values in science, advance research in the philosophy of taxonomy, and forge new connections between these domains of research. In addition, the project will provide actionable philosophical knowledge for taxonomists and conservationists who face the conservationist’s dilemma in practice.

A key aim of the PhD (sub)project will be to develop an account of epistemic risks at the interface between taxonomy and conservation policy. However, there will be considerable room for the PhD to tailor their subproject to their own background and interests. In addition to the PhD student, the project will also employ a Post-doc.

A copy of the research project proposal is available upon request from the PI, Dr. Joeri Witteveen (jw@ind.ku.dk).

Who are we looking for?
Applicants should have a background in philosophy, history and philosophy of science, science and technology studies, or a related field of study. Additional training in a relevant area of biology (in particular taxonomy, ecology, or conservation biology) is strongly preferred.

About the Section for History and Philosophy of Science
We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. The Section for History and Philosophy of Science currently has 10 permanent faculty members. Our research is dedicated to history and philosophy of science, with a focus on practice-oriented and empirically informed history and philosophy of science, addressing epistemological and ethical aspects of science and its use. Our website https://www.ind.ku.dk/english/research/hps/ provides more information on the members of the Section and the research we conduct. The Section for History and Philosophy of Science is part of the Department of Science Education, in the Faculty of SCIENCE at University of Copenhagen. We are located centrally in Copenhagen, in the Niels Bohr Building near the central park Fælledparken.

Principal supervisor is Dr. Claus Emmeche, but day-to-day supervision will be in the hands of Dr. Joeri Witteveen (PI of the project). Dr. Witteveen will become the principal supervisor in course of the PhD fellowship, upon his promotion to associate professor. Please direct any questions you might have about the position to Dr. Witteveen (jw@ind.ku.dk).

The PhD programme

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities and tasks

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS / ½ FTE
  • Participate in active research environments, including a stay at another research institution, preferably abroad
  • Teaching and knowledge dissemination activities (corresponding to approx. 1/2 FTE)
  • Write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals
  • Write and defend a PhD thesis on the basis of your project

We are looking for the following qualifications:

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

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

Please include

  1. Cover letter (max. two pages)
  2. Motivation letter explaining your reasons for applying for this particular PhD position (max. one page)
  3. Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  4. Original diplomas (Bachelor and Master degree or equivalent) and a transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in another language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
  5. Publication list (if available)
  6. Names and email addresses of two references (reference letters are not required)

Application deadline:
The deadline for applications is Sunday  28  August 2022, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

The further process
After deadline, a number of applicants will be selected for academic assessment by an unbiased expert assessor. You are notified, whether your application will selected for assessment.

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

Interviews with selected candidates are expected to be held on Friday, 7 October 2022. Interviews will be conducted remotely, using Zoom.

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact Dr. Joeri Witteveen (jw@ind.ku.dk).

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

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

Deadline: 2022-08-28 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday August 28th, 2022

Postdoc position in single molecule carbohydrate studies and synthetic glycochemistry in the groups of Knud J Jensen and Nikos Hatzakis

Department of Chemistry
Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

 

 

The position in synthetic glycochemistry is in the groups of professor Knud J. Jensen and associate professor Nikos S Hatzakis.

The Hatzakis group focuses on structure-function correlations of enzymes by single molecule studies and the role of protein dynamics on biomolecule recognition and regulation. The Jensen group focuses on synthetic carbohydrate, peptide and protein chemistry as well as applications to medicinal chemistry and nanobioscience. The post-doc will be working with synthetic glycochemistry, characterization of glycosidases, and protein expression. Chemoselective modification of carbohydrates and proteins will be central to the project. Post-doc duties may involve a teaching part. The post may also include performance of other duties.

In order to be considered , applicants must have :

• A PhD degree in either in Chemistry, or Nanoscience, or similar field. 

• Excellent and documented English communication skills

• A documented experience in

    – Synthetic glycochemsitry,

    – Protein expression purification and functional or/and structural characterization preferably of glycosidases,

    – Protein biochemistry.

• The ideal candidate should be motivated have a strong publication record, be able to work independently within an international, cross-disciplinary group and to supervise students.

Skills of additional interest include
• Previous experience in fluorescent microscopy imaging or with liposomes

• Experience with chemoselective carbohydrate chemistry

The postdoc’s duties will include research within (glycochemistry and biophysics) as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to (Nikos Hatzakis and Knud Jensen).

The position is open from 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

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

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

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 2 particularly relevant papers
  • 2 recommendation letter or (preferably) the name and contact details of two referees 

The deadline for applications is 29 July 2022, 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 https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Deadline: 2022-07-29 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday July 29th, 2022

PhD fellowship in Fabrication for Human-Centred Computing

PhD fellowship in Fabrication for Human-Centred Computing

PhD Project in 3D Printing Personalisable Devices

Computer Science / Datalogisk Institut
Faculty of SCIENCE

University of Copenhagen

The Human-Centred Computing Section at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Copenhagen (DIKU) invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in digital fabrication, sensing techniques, and design to support measuring and adjusting input devices for individuals’ bodies. The project is financed by The Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Start date is expected to be 1 January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project
We are building tools that enable users to customize input devices for their own bodies, tasks, preferences, contexts, and needs. Such tools can measure the dynamic capabilities of users’ bodies, sense their individual limits of perception, analyze their tasks, and combine these metrics to help a user customize and build an interactive object—such as a video game controller or input device for a robotic surgery or endoscopy system—fit to their own body and capabilities. This could enable more precise input, reduce risk of repetitive strain injuries, and broaden the target population of input devices to include people with accessibility requirements or just non-average bodies.

In particular, the successful applicant will be exploring relevant questions through 1) design and fabrication of functional electromechanical interactive devices and 2) implementation of software-based design, simulation, and sensing tools.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for candidates within the field(s) of Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, or Industrial Design. Applicants should be very comfortable with programming (both software development and analysis/scripting) and curious about 3D design. Experience in 3D modeling, basic electronics, and/or designing/performing user studies is helpful.

Our group and research—what do we offer?
The Human-Centred Computing section is a mix of technical and social HCI faculty and students who work on diverse topics including perception in virtual reality, gender equity in computing, haptics, human-robot interaction, and fabrication. We are 13 faculty, 1 Post Doc, and approximately 10 PhD students who share a building, and our research methods span from building and testing hardware and software, to running psychophysical studies, to ethnography.

The group is a part of the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. We are located in Copenhagen’s Nørrebro neighbourhood, which was recently rated the coolest in the world by Time Out magazine. Copenhagen is consistently recognized as one of the world’s most-livable and safest cities, and the country of Denmark is ranked one of the three happiest in the world.

We offer creative and stimulating working conditions and significant freedom in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include a modern fabrication space (3D printers, laser cutters, electronics tools, 3D scanners, etc.) as well as virtual reality headsets and tracking tools (HTC Vive, Oculus Quest 2, Optitrack, etc.).

Supervisory duties​​ will be shared by Assistant Professor Valkyrie Savage and Associate Professor Daniel Ashbrook, Department of Computer Science, dan@di.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 81 94 12 38.

The PhD programme
The programme is a three year full-time study within the framework of the regular PhD programme (5+3 scheme).

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities and tasks of the PhD programme

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

 

We are looking for the following qualifications:

  • Strong skills in programming and technical computer science, demonstrated through contributions to personal and/or group software projects.
  • Curious mindset with a strong interest in 3D printing, geometric modeling, mechanical systems, electronics, anatomy, ergonomics, and user-centred design and analysis. Prior experience in at least one of these areas is helpful and should be highlighted but is not required.
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project, for example publications or demonstrations at conferences, work experience, independent or open source projects, or other relevant activities.
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English.

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

Please include

  1. Letter of application describing why you are applying for this PhD project, why you are a great fit, and a general research plan you would like to undertake as part of the project (max. two pages)
  2. Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position. If applicable, include your github handle.
  3. Original diplomas for Master of Science and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in another language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is acceptable. If you have a research-based master’s degree, please include a copy of your master’s thesis (provisional or final) and your thesis assessment (provisional or final).
  4. Publication list, including PDFs (if applicable)
  5. Portfolio showcasing any relevant mechanical, electronic, and design projects (if applicable)
  6. Reference letters (if available)

Application deadline:

The deadline for applications is 17 July 2022, 23:59 GMT +1

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

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

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

Interviews with selected candidates are expected to be held in weeks 38-39.

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact Assistant professor Valkyrie Savage, vasa@di.ku.dk.

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

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

 

Deadline: 2022-07-17 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday July 17th, 2022