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PhD fellowship in Bioinformatics of the Human Germline at Center for Chromosome Stability, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

We are offering a PhD scholarship in Bioinformatics to elucidate genetic and transcriptional networks that regulate human germline development. The PhD will commence April 1st, 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Our group and research

The Hoffmann lab focuses on genome stability and epigenetic regulation of genome diversification in the human germline. The lab focuses on exploring genome changes and its implications for fertility and reproductively health. We collaborate across disciplines and partake in Consortia such as the ReproUnion (www.reprounion.eu) and the International Human Aneuploidy Consortium.

Project description 

This PhD project will focus on integrating transcriptional, epigenetic, and genetic data in assessing genome stability as well as embryonic development in mammals, including human. The project will focus on developing new methods of assessing heterogeneity in the expression profiles of mammalian oocytes and embryos, with a few of exploring new regulators that may facilitate improved embryo formation and IVF treatment in human.

Principal supervisor is Professor Eva Hoffman, Center for Chromosome Stability, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Copenhagen, eva@sund.ku.dk

Start:             Spring 2019.

Duration:       3 years as a PhD student

Job description 

  • Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:
  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
  • Participate in active research environments including a stay at another research team
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • 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 hold a Master’s degree in Bioinformatics, or Computational Biology.
  • Experience in one or more of the following methodologies: epigenetics, transcriptomics, high-throughput data analysis, mathematical modelling and network generation.
  • Research experience in analyses of single-cell and multi-omics data in embryo developmental is an advantage.
  • The candidate should have solid programming skills (Python and/or R) and Unix/Linux.
  • Skills in high performance computing and experience with Computerome are desirable.
  • Knowledge of, and interest in cellular and molecular biology is necessary.
  • 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 independently with minimal direction.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • A track record of publication-standard research is required

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates 

Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. bioinformatics.

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in embryo development
  • 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 dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories.

Terms of employment and employment 

The employment as PhD fellow is a full time and for 3 years. Starting date is April 1, 2019 or after agreement.

The appointment as a PhD fellow is for 3 years. It is conditioned upon the candidate’s success­ful enrolment in the PhD school at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the candidate

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

Questions 

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

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

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. 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:  January 31, 2019, 23.59pm CET  

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

The further process  

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 31 January 2019
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
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Post expires on Thursday January 31st, 2019

Postdoc in computational modeling of genetic variants and their impact on transcriptional regulation

The Andersson lab is looking to recruit a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral researcher to join our group working on computational biology with a strong focus on enhancers and transcriptional regulation. This project aims to systematically characterize the impact of genetic variants on transcriptional activities using deep learning and to infer models allowing interpretation and prioritization of genetic variants associated with disease. The position will be funded by a grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The earliest starting date is 1 April 2019, and duration is 30 months.   

Context 
The lab of Robin Andersson focuses on genomics and computational/statistical modeling of transcriptional regulation based on large-scale sequencing data, including experimental data generated from within the lab. We aim to characterize and better understand the architectures and complexities of transcriptional regulation (see e.g. Andersson et al. 2014, Nature, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature12787) and gain insights into the mechanisms of regulation. We further focus on the fundamental properties of enhancers and promoters (see e.g. Andersson et al. 2015, Trends Genet, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tig.2015.05.007). For more information, see http://anderssonlab.org.   

Project 
The successful candidate is expected to work on projects related, but not limited, to 1) the establishment of a deep learning framework for inference of the determinants of gene regulatory activities and 2) interpretation and prediction of the impact of genetic variants on transcriptional activity. The project will consider two human data sets in-depth: 1) in-house generated CAGE-sequencing data of genotyped lymphoblastoid cells lines for studying the impact of genetic variants on regulatory activities, and 2) CAGE data across the large panel of primary cells, cells lines and tissues profiled in the FANTOM5 consortium, for assessment of cell-type specific determinants of transcriptional activity.   

Qualifications 
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or in a related quantitative discipline. Theoretical understanding and practical experiences with machine learning, statistical modeling, and statistical learning techniques are expected from the applicant. Experiences with deep learning in genomics and the analysis of functional genetic variation are considered a major plus. Importantly, the applicant should have a strong interest in transcription and transcriptional regulation.     In particular, we are looking for candidates with the following background:

  • A PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or in a related quantitative field
  • Strong programming and data analytical skills
  • Documented experience in analyzing high-throughput sequencing data
  • Documented expertise in machine learning and/or statistical learning techniques
  • Fluent English 

Place of employment 
The Andersson lab is based in a highly collaborative environment in the Bioinformatics Centre in the Section for Computational and RNA Biology, which is currently composed of 11 strong research groups. The Department of Biology is located at the Biocenter in central Copenhagen, Denmark. Read more about the Andersson lab at http://anderssonlab.org. Inquiries about the position can be made to Robin Andersson, robin@binf.ku.dk.   

Terms of employment 
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. The starting salary is currently up to DKK 426.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. 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. Please find more information at https://ism.ku.dk/salary-tax-pension/tax/.   

Application 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. The application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format: 

  • A cover letter clearly expressing the motivation of the applicant, including a brief synopsis on research experience and results (max two pages). Generic cover letters will not be considered
  • Curriculum vitae, including education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position as well as the names and contact details of two references (max two pages)
  • A complete list of publications
  • 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

The deadline for applications is 24 February 2019, 23:59 GMT +1.

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

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

Post expires on Sunday February 24th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Religious Studies

The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a 3-year PhD scholarship in Religious Studies to be filled by 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Application deadline: 4 March 2019
Job content 
This PhD project will be carried out as a subproject within the collective research project Rearticulating Islam: A New Generation of Danish Muslim Religious Leaders, which is funded by the VELUX FOUNDATION. The research project as a whole will explore how a new generation of Muslim religious leaders in Scandinavia rearticulate Islam through their preaching, teaching, education, and engagement with society. This particular subproject seeks to answer the following overarching question: Why do young Scandinavian Muslims pursue Islamic education abroad, what kind of universities and schools are they attending, and what impact does this education have?
The PhD candidate will employ qualitative research methods, such as semi-structured interviews and textual analysis. Project descriptions need to show awareness of the relevant research literature, provide a suitable theoretical framework, and convincingly show the methodological and practical feasibility of the imagined PhD project. Documented language skills in the key language(s) used in the educational institution(s) in question are highly meriting. Project descriptions may focus on individuals from either one or several Scandinavian countries.
For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Simon Stjernholm (stjernholm@hum.ku.dk), who will supervise the PhD project.
Please note that applications which do not adhere to the formal requirements (read more in the two sections ‘Admission requirements’ and ‘Application requirements’ below) will not be taken into consideration for the PhD scholarship.  
Admission requirements 
Applicants need to hold a two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent.
Applicants must have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application deadline, you must include a statement (pre-approval) from your university declaring that you have been awarded the master degree.
Applicants with a non-Danish Master’s degree will have their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to establish, if the Master’s degree is equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Please read more at the Ministry of Higher Education and Sciences website: https://ufm.dk/en
Excellent communication skills in English is considered essential and applicants must speak and write academic English fluently. The PhD Administration may ask applicants to document their proficiency in English at any time during the recruitment process if this is considered necessary.
 
Application 
Please include the following in your application package:
CV   
Please include a complete CV including a list of publications, if you have any.
Statement of consent 
Statements of consent can be submitted with the application. For example, agreement of access to special archives, agreement of exchange at an international university, or a statement of consent from a potential supervisor/ co-supervisor etc.
Recommendations and publications
Do NOT upload or submit cover letters, recommendations, publications or your Master thesis.
Project description   
The application must include a detailed project description written in English containing the overall objectives, reflections on the intended PhD project’s method and design as well as a timetable. This description should make reference to the project Rearticulating Islam: A New Generation of Danish Muslim Religious Leaders, in particular the subproject described above.
Please adhere to the guidelines at this page:
 
Diploma and transcript of records  
The following documentation must be submitted:
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
If the MA diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, German, French, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application.
The translation of diplomas/certificates and transcripts must be made or approved by either of the following:
  • A state-authorized translator and interpreter
  • The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made
  • A Danish consulate/embassy

The PhD administration encourages applicants from within the EU to enclose a Diploma Supplement. The Diploma Supplement is part of a common European framework for transparency of competencies and qualifications – the EuroPass framework.

For more information:
Chinese applicants are required to enclose a CADGEEC (The China Academic degrees and Graduate Education Evaluation Committee) certificate.
Read more here:
Please read about admission requirements and application requirements on our website at: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/
 
The recruitment process
After the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants will be notified whether they are shortlisted for assessment or not. Hereafter, the Dean appoints an Assessment Committee and the selected applicants are notified of the composition of this committee. Each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment which relates to their own application.
Afterwards a selection of qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. Please be advised that a positive assessment does not necessarily mean that you will be invited for an interview.
For further information on the recruitment process please see University of Copenhagen’s website: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
Enrolment 
As a PhD scholar at The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, you will be supervised for approximately 180 hours distributed over 6 semesters. In addition to this, you must complete PhD courses of a total approximating 30 ECTS. On completion of the PhD program, you must submit a PhD thesis.
Read more about the structure of the PhD program and what it means to be enrolled as a PhD scholar at the Faculty of Humanities via this link: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/
For more information about the PhD School, visit: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/
Terms of employment 
PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. According to the agreement, PhD scholars are obliged – without any additional remuneration – to perform tasks assigned to them corresponding to 840 working hours over the three years. These tasks will primarily be in the form of teaching, dissemination, research or other related academic areas.
For further information on employment, please see the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).  Please read more here: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/what-does-employment-as-a-phd-scholar-entail/ 
Please note that it is normally a precondition for employment that the applicant in question does not already have a PhD degree. Applicants who have already obtained a PhD degree will, as a main rule, be dismissed.
 
Contact 
For any further questions regarding terms of employment, application requirements, etc. please contact the PhD Administration, HR South and City Campus, University of Copenhagen via this e-mail: phd@hrsc.ku.dk.
As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Humanities invites applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.
Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 4 March 2019 at 23.59 (11.59 pm) (CET).
You can alter submitted application in the recruitment system until the application deadline expires. No supplementary documents

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Deadline: 4 March 2019
Unit: Det Humanistiske Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Tværkulturelle og Regionale Studier
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Post expires on Monday March 4th, 2019

PhD position in experimental quantum information at the Center for Quantum Devices and Microsoft Quantum – Copenhagen

TheCenter for Quantum Devices is a basic research center supported by the DanishNational Research Foundation, comprising materials research, experimentalphysics, nanoelectronics and condensed matter theory at the Niels BohrInstitute, The University of Copenhagen.

MicrosoftQuantum Copenhagen is a research center sponsored by Microsoft Research aimedat developing topological quantum information processing hardware.

The position
 

TheCenter for Quantum Devices and Microsoft Quantum – Copenhagen are seekingapplications for PhD students to work on for the experimental implementation ofsolid state quantum information systems. Applicants should have a Masters orUndergraduate degree in Physics with relevant experimental experience. Researchinvolves nanofabrication, cryogenics using a cryofree dilution refrigerator, rfand microwave electronics, data analysis, and writing up results forpublication.

Informationabout QDev can be found at qdev.dk. Information about Station Qcan be found at microsoft.com/en-us/quantum/

Theposition is open from 1 April 2019 or by arrangement.

Inquiriesabout the position can be made to Principal Investigator, Charles Marcus (marcus@nbi.dk).

Terms of employment  

ThePhD program is administered by the Science PhD school, University of Copenhagen.

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

Termsof appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry ofFinance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academicsin the State.

Thestarting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 322K plus additional pension contributionup to DKK 44,5K. Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The Integrated MSc and PhD Scheme  

Theposition is also available for candidates who are (or are eligible to be)enrolled at one of the faculty’s master programmes in Physics or Nano Science.The duration of the integrated programme depends on the amount of credits thatyou have passed on your MSc programme. For further information about the studyprogramme please see: www.science.ku.dk/phd,“Study Structures”.

Scholarshipand terms of employment for integrated MSc and PhD 

PhDgrant portions (Ph.D.‐SU klip) 

Inthe period up to the completion of the MSc programme (up to three years), thestudent is entitled to so-called PhD grant portions. The grant portions arefinanced by the grant donor but not by the Danish State Educational Grant andLoan Scheme Agency (as is the case for the ordinary study grant portions on theBSc and MSc programmes). They are called PhD grant portions because this kind ofremuneration is regulated and described in the Executive Order on the StateEducational Grant and Loan Scheme in Denmark (SU‐bekendtgørelsen), and becausethe value of a PhD grant portion corresponds to the value of an ordinary Danishstudy grant portion. Students are awarded 48 PhD grant portions during theperiod of their MSc and PhD studies.

48PhD grant portions at DKK 6,090 each, corresponding to DKK 292,320 (approx.€38,975).

‘Dutywork’

Asa supplement to the PhD grant portions, the student may, in accordance with thecollective agreement of the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations(AC), be offered ‘duty work’. In the period up to the completion of the MScprogramme, students performing ‘duty work’ are paid by the hour. UCPH has decidedto offer students on integrated MSc and PhD schemes 150 hours of ‘duty work’per year during Part A of the programme (until two years of the combinedprogramme of study remain). ‘Duty work’ during Part A if it has a duration ofthree years: 450 hours at a rate of DKK 214.16 (+ 12.5% holiday pay),corresponding to DKK 108,418.50 (approx. €14,450)

Forfurther information about Part A please see: https://www.science.ku.dk/english/research/phd/studystructure/integratedphd/.

Salaryin accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation ofProfessional Associations (AC) 

Inthe period after the completion of the MSc programme, the student is employed asa PhD scholar and is remunerated in accordance with the collective agreementwith the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The scheme isarranged in such a way that students graduate from the MSc programme at a timewhen there are two years left of the integrated programme. For this reason, thesalary must be paid for a period of two years in accordance with the collectiveagreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Theamounts specified include a supplement locally agreed upon as well as pensioncontributions: Salary as a PhD scholar: 24 months at a rate of DKK 30,600(including pension contributions and supplement), corresponding to DKK 734,420(approx. €97,900).

Application
 

Pleasesend an application that describes your background and research interests. Theapplication, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOWbelow.

EncloseCV with publication list, short description of your work relevant to theresearch field (e.g. PhD, Masters thesis), and names and contact information onup to three scientific referees (do not send letters). Copy of diploma is notneeded in the application phase.

TheUniversity wishes our staff to reflect the diversityof society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidatesregardless of personal background.

Application deadline: The deadline for applications is 25 January 2019, 23:59 GMT +1.

Afterthe expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment managerselects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selectedapplications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of thecommittee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by theHead of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committeeand the interview committee.

Themain criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicantand the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requestedto formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science.You can read more about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Questions 

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

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Deadline: 25 January 2019
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: The Niels Bohr Institute
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Post expires on Friday January 25th, 2019

PhD fellowship in Molecular Metabolism

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

We are offering a PhD scholarship in Molecular Metabolism commencing on 1 April 2019.

Our group and research

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

The position available is in the Molecular Metabolism Group headed by Associate Professor Jonas T. Treebak. The research aim in the group is to define the molecular and physiological mechanisms by which dietary compounds, weight loss and physical activity improve insulin sensitivity to prevent and treat T2D. We focus on interrogating the signalling pathways controlling cellular and whole body glucose and lipid homeostasis in cell-based and animal models. Functional genomics, metabolomics, and epigenetics-related methodologies are used to define the physiological role of novel and previously identified candidate genes/proteins linked to T2D and obesity. Detailed metabolic studies are performed to determine the genotype/phenotype interactions and to identify diabetes risk factors as well as mechanisms underlying development of insulin resistance.

Project description

SIRT6 is an NAD+-dependent enzyme involved in a wide range of physiological processes including glucose homeostasis, aging and circadian rhythm. Mice with whole-body knockout of SIRT6 show increased glucose uptake and enhanced insulin signalling. Moreover, it has been demonstrated that SIRT6 regulates glucose homeostasis by suppressing the expression of glucose transporters and multiple glycolytic enzymes. Based on its role in glucose metabolism, SIRT6 can be considered an appealing target for the development of new, effective antidiabetic drugs. However, until very recently, the lack of small-molecule SIRT6 inhibitors has hampered the conduct of in vivo studies to assess the viability of this strategy. The first selective, small-molecule SIRT6 inhibitors were identified using an in silico compound screen, and unpublished observations showed that short-term administration of one specific compound improved glucose tolerance, increased the expression of glucose transporters, and enhanced the glycolytic capacity of skeletal muscle in mice. Moreover, SIRT6 inhibition reduced insulin, triglyceride, and cholesterol levels in plasma. Thus, targeting SIRT6 may be a viable strategy for improving glycaemic control in insulin resistant conditions. The main objective of the present project is to determine the therapeutic potential and the underlying molecular mechanisms of targeting SIRT6 for ameliorating peripheral insulin resistance.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Jonas T. Treebak, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, email jttreebak@sund.ku.dk.

Start: 1 April 2019

Duration: 3 years as a PhD Fellow

Job description

Your key tasks as a PhD Fellow at SUND are:

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

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates

Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g., molecular biomedicine, biochemistry, molecular biology etc.

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
  • Knowledge on rodent physiology; particularly concerning in vivo and ex vivo metabolic studies using transgenic and knockout mouse models
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Knowledge in proper experimental planning, power calculations, and statistical evaluation of experimental data
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral

Place of employment

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

Terms of employment

The employment as PhD Fellow is full time and for 3 years. Starting date is 1 April 2019, or after agreement.

The employment as PhD Fellow is conditioned upon the candidate’s successful enrolment in the PhD school at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the candidate.

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the University’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 26.886 DKK /approx. 3.584 EUR (October 2018-level) plus pension.

Questions

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

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

General information about the PhD programs 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:

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

Application deadline: 24 January 2019 at 23.59pm CET. 

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

The further process

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

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

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

You can read about the recruitment process at 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 wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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Deadline: 24 January 2019
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

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Post expires on Thursday January 24th, 2019

2 PhD Positions at The Center for Information and Bubble Studies (CIBS), University of Copenhagen

The Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for two PhD positions. The successful candidates will be appointed to the Center for Information and Bubble Studies (CIBS) sponsored by the Carlsberg Foundation, where the project will be based, and will be expected to begin on August 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the project 

“Bubbles” are usually considered unwelcome and destabilizing phenomena associated with finance and real estate markets. Generally a bubble has developed when assets trade at prices far exceeding the estimated fundamental value. The guiding research principle of The Center for Information and Bubble Studies (CIBS) is that bubbles essentially amount to information control problems among deliberating agents who are collectively susceptible to robustly demonstrated socio-psychological features like boom-thinking, group-thinking and lemming effects, which together with determinate market models and conditions may make for bubble-hospitable environments.

CIBS studies bubble phenomena across different ontologies by

1.focusing on the socio-psychological phenomena among agents leading to often irrational group behavior facilitated by imperfect or wrongful information processing among group members influenced by social proof,

2.being inspired by the main strands of bubble models in economics accordingly study concepts like “social capital”, “opinion”, “fame”, “recognition”, “scientific progress” apparent in other “markets” (agent interactive settings) with particular emphasis on the information-driven dynamics and thus study bubble formation, bursts and deflation across traditional domains and disciplines,

3.uncovering the formal structure and dynamics, provide simulation and experimental results, offer resolutions of, and recommendations for avoiding (or stimulating benign) bubbles or boom behavior of agents reasoning and processing information in concert.

Job content 

The advertised PhD positions will be part of uncovering the formal structure and dynamics of bubble phenomena across sectors, domains and institutions.

1.We are looking for a candidate with a background in mathematics and economics with particular emphasis on econometric and statistical methods for studying social media data.

2.We are looking for a candidate with a background in economics, logic, mathematics or theoretical computer science with particular emphasis on formal models of knowledge representation for attention economics.

The successful candidate will be working in close cooperation with computer scientists, economists, social psychologists and behavioral scientists in order to crack the code of these interdisciplinary objects of scientific inquiry, which bubbles are within the CIBS understanding.

Qualifications requirements 

It is expected that the successful candidate will be present, part of the team and partake in the activities of CIBS on a daily basis. The successful candidate must therefore demonstrate an ability to work in teams and a ready ability to interact with and acquire operational knowledge of bubble theories in economics and relevant themes in social psychology, behavioral studies and formal methods of knowledge representation.

For further information including a copy of the project description for CIBS, please contact Director of CIBS, Professor Vincent F. Hendricks, vincent@hum.ku.dk.

Admission requirements

Applicants need to hold a two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent.

Applicants must have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application deadline, you must include a statement (pre-approval) from your university that declares that you have been awarded the master degree.

Applicants with a non-Danish Master’s degree will have their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to establish, if the Master’s degree is equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Please read more at the Ministry of Higher Education and Sciences website: https://ufm.dk/en

Excellent communication skills in English is considered essential and applicants must speak and write academic English fluently. The PhD Administration may ask applicants to document their proficiency in English at any time during the recruitment process if this is considered necessary.

Application 

The application must be written in English and include the following enclosures:

Cover letter

Please outline you motivation for applying for this position, describe how your experiences and skills match the requirements for this position, include a short summary of your project description and explain why you want to do your PhD studies at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at the University of Copenhagen. The cover letter should not exceed one page.

CV 

Please include a complete CV including a list of publication, if you have any.

Project description 

Please include a detailed description of your proposed PhD project. Please adhere to the guidelines at this page: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/project-guidelines/ 

Diploma and transcript of records

The following documentation must be submitted:

•A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)

•A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)

•A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma

•A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)

If the MA diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, German, French, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application.

The translation of diplomas/certificates and transcripts must be made or approved by either of the following:

•A state-authorized translator and interpreter

•The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made

•A Danish consulate/embassy

The PhD administration encourages applicants from within the EU to enclose a Diploma Supplement. The Diploma Supplement is part of a common European framework for transparency of competencies and qualifications – the EuroPass framework.

For more information: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/european-skills-passport/diploma-supplement

Chinese applicants are required to enclose a CADGEEC (The China Academic degrees and Graduate Education Evaluation Committee) certificate.

Read more here: http://www.cdgdc.edu.cn/xwyyjsjyxx/aboutus/structure/evaluation/265843.shtml

Please read about admission requirements and application requirements on our website at: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/

All material will be shredded at the end of the appointment procedure.

The recruitment process  

After the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants will be notified whether they are shortlisted for assessment or not. Hereafter, the Assessment Committee is appointed by the Head of Department and the selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment which relates to their own application.

Afterwards selected qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. Please be advised that a positive assessment does not necessarily mean that you will be invited for an interview.

For further information on the recruitment process, please see Copenhagen University’s website: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Enrolment

Enrolment as a PhD student at the Faculty of Humanities’ PhD School is a precondition for employment as a PhD scholar.

As a PhD scholar at The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, you will be supervised for approximately 180 hours distributed over 6 semesters. In addition to this, you must complete courses totalling approximately 30 ECTS. On completion of the PhD programme you must submit a PhD thesis.

Read more about the structure of the PhD program and what it means to be enrolled as a PhD scholar at the Faculty of Humanities via this link: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/

For more information about the PhD School, visit: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/

Terms of employment 

PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. According to the agreement, PhD scholars are obliged – without any additional remuneration – to perform tasks assigned to them corresponding to 840 working hours over the three years. These tasks will primarily be in the form of teaching, dissemination, research or other related academic areas.

For further information on employment, please see the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

Please read more here: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/what-does-employment-as-a-phd-scholar-entail/ 

Please note that it is normally a precondition for employment that the applicant in question does not already have a PhD degree. Applicants who have already obtained a PhD degree will, as a main rule, be dismissed.

Contact 

For any further questions, please contact the PhD Administration, HR South and City Campus, University of Copenhagen via this e-mail: phd@hrsc.ku.dk.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Humanities invites applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.

Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 15 February 2019 at 23.59 (11.59 pm) (CEST).

You can alter submitted application in the recruitment system until the application deadline expires. No supplementary documents will be taken into consideration after this deadline.

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Deadline: 15 February 2019
Unit: Det Humanistiske Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Medier, Erkendelse og Formidling
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Post expires on Friday February 15th, 2019

PhD fellowship on evolutionary histories of fungal and bacterial antimicrobials, University of Copenhagen

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship on evolutionary histories of fungal and bacterial antimicrobials in fungus-farming termites, commencing 01.04.2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment 

The project will be based at the international research environment in the Social and Symbiotic Evolution Group at the Section for Ecology and Evolution within the Department of Biology. Research in the group cis highly interdisciplinary and combines the fields of evolutionary ecology, molecular microbiology, genomics, and metabolomics to address fundamental questions on how antagonistic (parasitic) and beneficial (mutualistic) microbial symbionts shape host ecology and evolution, how partners complement each other metabolically, and how host-symbiont associations defend themselves against exploitation (https://www.socialsymbioticevolution.com/).

Project description 

The fellowship will be part of a five-year project titled Disease-free social life without antibiotic resistance, financed by an ERC Consolidator Grant. The application of antimicrobial compounds produced by hosts or defensive symbionts to counter the effects of diseases has been identified in a number of organisms, but despite extensive studies on their presence, we know essentially nothing about why these antimicrobials do not always trigger rampant evolution of resistance in target parasites. Fungus-farming termites have evolved a sophisticated agricultural symbiosis that pre-dates human farming by 30 million years which, in stark contrast to virtually any other organism, does not appear to suffer from specialised diseases. This suggests that the defensive compounds produced by the termite host, its fungal crop, and gut bacterial communities have remained effective for more than 30 million years.

This PhD will aim to use comparative analyses of the evolutionary histories, rates of sequence evolution, and modes of action of antimicrobials produced in the symbiosis, whether they have properties that are predicted to not induce resistance. The PhD project will perform comparative genomics of fungal cultivars and metagenomics/metatranscriptomics of termite gut and fungus garden microbial communities in a co-evolutionary framework. The will involve fieldwork in Comoe National Park, Ivory Coast (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Como%C3%A9_National_Park). The successful applicant will have experience and interest in antimicrobial compounds and their evolution, microbial ecology, fungal genomics and metagenomics approaches, and will work closely with a postdoc performing comparative metabolomics. Experience with microbiological techniques, genomics and/or metagenomics/metatranscriptomics of bacterial communities is desirable, as in an interest and willingness to work in the field for extended amounts of time in a ‘back to basics environment’ during fieldwork in the Ivory Coast.

Principal supervisor is Assoc. Prof. Michael Thomas-Poulsen (https://www1.bio.ku.dk/english/staff/?pure=en/persons/227714), E-mail: mpoulsen@bio.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 35330377.

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 biology or bioinformatics with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) 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 Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 322,642 (approx. €43,015) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,567). 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, including a brief detailing your motivation and background for applying for the 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),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

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

The deadline for applications is 15. February 2019, 23:59 GMT +1.

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

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

Questions

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Associate Professor Michael Poulsen, Section for Ecology and Evolution, Department of Biology, E-mail: mpoulsen@bio.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 35330377.

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

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Deadline: 15 February 2019
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Biologisk Institut
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Post expires on Friday February 15th, 2019

PhD scholarship(s) in Development Economics

Applications are invited for PhD scholarship(s) in Development Economics at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Strategic funding for the scholarship comes from the Development Economics Research Group (DERG) where the PhD student will be situated. Employment is scheduled to begin on March 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The PhD applicants must have a positive attitude towards an interdisciplinary approach to research (including triangulation of qualitative and quantitative observations) and take active part in strengthening interdisciplinary approaches at DERG. Moreover, the PhD student will have to contribute to the research portfolio at DERG. DERG currently has projects in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Myanmar and Tanzania. The projects cover a wide range of research topics and activities, including both original micro- and macroeconomic analyses and studies, the implementation of field surveys and other data generating initiatives, as well as associated capacity building. Therefore research project proposals, which falls within the research activities at DERG, will have an advantage (www.econ.ku.dk/derg).

Applications should explicitly detail experience in the field of development economics, including knowledge of both quantitative and qualitative methods, and should contain a PhD project description (max 5 pages) that includes reflections on the project’s contribution to the portfolio of DERG.

Terms of employment 

The terms of employment and payment are according to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society, and invites all qualified applicants, regardless of personal background, to apply for the positions.

In order to be awarded a PhD scholarship the applicant has to enrol as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.

Information 

Further information about the position(s) can be obtained from Professor Finn Tarp, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade 5, DK1353 Copenhagen K, email: finn.tarp@econ.ku.dk.

Application 

Applications can be submitted online via the job portal of the University of Copenhagen in English or in Danish.

Applications should include the following parts:

1) Main material

a. Cover Letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.

b. Research Project Proposal with reference to relevant literature

2) CV

3) Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)

4) Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications

5) Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 2 professional referees

6) Documentation of English language qualifications, if non-EU and non-native English speaker

7) The deadline for applications is 1 February 2019. Applications received later than this date will not be considered.

Application procedure 

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

Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified applicants regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background and citizenship.

Applications, which do not meet the requirements listed above, will not be taken into consideration

The application must be submitted electronically no later than 1 February 2019.

Please note: Applications received after deadline or by regular mail will not be taken into account. 

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Deadline: 1 February 2019
Unit: Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Økonomisk Institut
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Post expires on Friday February 1st, 2019

Postdoc in Bioinformatics in the Gorodkin lab

A two-year Postdoc position is available in the Gorodkin lab (http://ivh.ku.dk/bioinformatics), Center for non-coding RNA in Technology and Health (RTH), (http://rth.dk) at Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (http://ivh.ku.dk/english), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen. The Postdoc position concerns bioinformatics analyses of transcriptomic data from neurodegenerative diseases. The position is available from 1 March 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.   

You will be a team player working with great excitement, and a key person in the project essential for obtaining successful results. The Postdoc position is part of the Indo-Danish NeuroStem project, which aims to discover RNA mediated regulation in neurodegeneration through stem cell models. The Postdoc will be interacting closely with the Group for Stem Cells and Embryology (https://ivh.ku.dk/english/research/anatomy-biochemistry-physiology/stemcells/). See http://neurostem.dk for details. The Neurostem project is supported by Innovation Fund Denmark. The project holds strong synergy to the BrainStem center: http://brainstem.dk.   

Background 
The NeuroStem project aims at identifying the underlying neuronal pathology of causative genes and regulatory elements to obtain novel functional insight in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases that can enable improved treatment. Transcripts will be extracted from neurons derived from iPSC, previously generated from patient skin fibroblasts. In cases where the patients carry specific disease-causing mutations, the iPSCs are gene corrected using CRISPR/Cas9 (isogenic control) allowing for strict comparisons of diseased and isogenic neuronal cells. In addition neurons from engineered healthy control iPSC, into which the genetic mutation is introduced, will be part of the analyses to circumvent the low numbers of samples due to rare mutations. Finally neurons from sporadic iPSC will be investigated to identify novel disease causative genes and pathways as well as validation of common pathways affected in both sporadic and familial forms of Alzheimer’s disease.   

Job description 
The project takes outset in differential expression analysis of transcripts between disease and gene edited and healthy control neurons. This involves detection and analysis of coding and noncoding transcripts as well as structured RNA and other regulatory elements. From the differential expression analysis, relevant pathways will further be included to obtain candidates for downstream functional analysis in terms of knock-out and knock-in experiments. In addition to transcriptome analysis and gene network methods in silico methods concerning structured RNA and RNA-RNA interactions will be can be incorporated in the integrated pipelines and relevant method development be included in the project.

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
  • General background knowledge of biological areas of genome structure and transcriptomes
  • Strong experience with script languages such as Perl or Python (or similar)
  • Strong experience with the Linux/Unix environment, command lines and shell scripting
  • Solid experience with transcriptome analysis
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent in English both in writing and speech 

Candidates fulfilling one or more of the following qualifications will be prioritised: 

  • Strong experiences with transcriptome data analysis
  • Algorithmic insight broad and for RNA (2D) structure
  • Experience with transcriptomic data from neurodegenerative diseases
  • Experience in at least one of the following programming languages: C, C++ or Java 

It is recommended that the applicant address the qualification requirements one by one in the cover letter.   

Terms of employment 
Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations. The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of June 28, 2013.    The gross basic salary range for Postdoctoral Fellows is DKK 33,766 to DKK 35,552 per month (level 6 to 8). To the basic salary a supplement could be negotiated, dependent on the candidate’s experience and qualifications. An additional 17.1 % monthly contribution to pension will be paid by the employer. Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark for the last 10 years.     The position is limited to a two-year period.   

Place of employment 
RTH is located on Frederiksberg Campus; however, as part of the NeuroStem project research visits to project partners will be a part of the Postdoc employment. Our research environment is highly international and stimulating. We frequently organise seminars, workshops, PhD summer schools with international speakers and have retreats with our international collaborators.   

Questions 
For further information about the scientific content of the position please contact Professor Jan Gorodkin, email gorodkin@sund.ku.dk, phone +45 23375667.   

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
  • CV 
  • Diploma and detailed transcripts of records
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications, peer reviewed and other 
  • Personal Recommendations (if any)
  • A maximum of 3 relevant scientific works which the applicant wishes to be included in the assessment 

The deadline for applications is 10 February 2019. Any applications received after this time or incomplete will not be considered.    

Receipts of the applications will be acknowledged, and the applicant will be kept continuously informed of the progress of the application.   

The further process 
Shortlist: After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorised recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dkAssessment: The selected applications will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the

Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities and the University of Copenhagen’s guidelines 2013. The Assessment Committee makes a non-prioritised assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.    Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.   

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

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The deadline for applications is 10 February 2019. Any applications received after this time or incomplete will not be considered.    

Receipts of the applications will be acknowledged, and the applicant will be kept continuously informed of the progress of the application.   

The further process 
Shortlist: After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorised recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee.

All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dkAssessment: The selected applications will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the

Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities and the University of Copenhagen’s guidelines 2013. The Assessment Committee makes a non-prioritised assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.    Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.   

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

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Post expires on Sunday February 10th, 2019

PhD fellowship in subcellular targeting of optogenetic probes

Description 

One PhD fellowship in subcellular targeting of optogenetic probes is available at Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. The fellowship is available from March 1st, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project  

Optogenetics is a powerful biological technique that allows scientists to track and manipulate neuronal activity leading to unprecedented insight into neuronal functions. This project aims to extend the optogenetic toolbox by generating a wide palette of optogenetic probes that display specific subcellular localizations in neurons.

Scientific environment  

The candidate will be part of the Membrane Trafficking group headed by Associate Professor Hanne Borger Rasmussen. The Membrane Trafficking group is embedded within the Ion Channel Group at Department of Biomedical Sciences. We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on ion channel research. The research focus of the Membrane Trafficking group is on the subcellular organization of ion channels in neurons, how this organization is established and regulated and how deficits in ion channel organization contribute to neurological disease. The specific project is conducted in close collaboration with a research laboratory at University of California (UC) Davis, California, USA and 6-12 months of the PhD project is to be carried out at UC Davis.

Your key tasks

Carry through the described 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 of 6-12 months at UC Davis, California, USA

Conduct teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates 

The successful candidate will have a masters’ degree (or equivalent) in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology or related. Experimental laboratory experience and proficiency in both written and spoken English is required, and candidates with international publications and experience related to the research topics of the position outlined above will be given preference. Further, part of the research project is to be conducted at UC Davis, California, USA, thus an international mindset is expected.

Other selection criteria considered important

  • The grade point average achieved
  • A genuine interest in neuroscience and strong work ethics
  • Strong motivation and excellent scientific skills
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Experience with one or more of the following techniques/topics is an advantage: molecular cloning techniques, neuronal cell culture, electrophysiology, confocal imaging, optogenetic probes, neuronal cell biology research

Place of employment 

Department of Biomedical Sciences, The Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen.

Formal requirements 

The appointment as a PhD fellow is fulltime for 3 years. It is conditioned upon the candidate’s success­ful enrolment in the PhD school at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

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

Terms of employment 

Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 26.886,84 DKK /approx. 3.567 EUR (October 2018-level) plus pension.

Questions 

Further information may be obtained from Associate Hanne Borger Rasmussen: hannebr@sund.ku.dk. For administrative questions, please contact HR: sund-hr-bmi@sund.ku.dk.

You can read more about the Membrane Trafficking Group at https://bmi.ku.dk/english/research/the_ion_channel_group/membrane_trafficking/

You can read more about the Department of Biomedical Sciences at https://www.bmi.ku.dk/english

Application procedure

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • Copy of MSc diploma and grade transcripts.
  • List of publications
  • Contact details for two referees

Application deadline:  27 January 2019  

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

The further process 

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

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

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

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

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. 

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

Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: BMI
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Post expires on Sunday January 27th, 2019

PhD fellow at the department of BioComplexity

Department of BioComplexity, Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship from 1. September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment 

In the Center for Models of Life, CMOL, we use methods from physics to develop models dealing with computation and communication in biological systems.

We model regulation of living systems with the aim to understand the strategies of gene regulation and dynamics of information transfer along signaling pathways, as well as to unravel the interplay between function and evolution.

Project description 

1 PhD position in quantitative and conceptual modeling of biological systems.

The Center for Models of Life at the Niels Bohr Institute has up to two openings for PhD studies in quantitative and conceptual modeling of biological systems. The position is funded by an ERC advanced grant under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program, and will be under Supervision of Prof. K. Sneppen.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate with good theoretical foundation that will engage in developing our contemporary theoretical models on complex and biological systems. Potential topics include the dynamics of formation of shapes in embryonic development, of epidemics in the perspective of immune response of the host, single cell variations in bacterial growth and behavior or of other topics to be discussed with the advisor(s).

Independent ideas are highly appreciated, and it is possible to formulate alternative projects within the activities in the Center for Models of Life. There is access to laboratory facilities.

The successful candidate is expected to actively participate in our lively Center and contribute to the atmosphere in our group. The full PhD grant involves some teaching duties as teaching assistant (which can be removed, but at a reduction in salary). The current funding only allow for 3 years PhD program, which require that the candidate already have a master degree.

Principal supervisor is Professor, Kim Sneppen, BioComplexity, Niels Bohr Institute, sneppen@nbi.ku.dk, 32355352.

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 Physics, Complex systems, Computational Biology or a related field by the start of the position, with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) 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 Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 322,642 (approx. €43,015) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,567). 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
  • 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),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

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

The deadline for applications is 5 May 2019, 23:59 GMT +1.

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

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

Questions 

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor, Kim Sneppen, BioComplexity, Niels Bohr Institute, sneppen@nbi.ku.dk, 32355352.

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

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Deadline: 5 May 2019
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
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Post expires on Sunday May 5th, 2019

4 PhD scholarships at the Saxo Institute

The Saxo Institute, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for four, 3-year fully funded PhD scholarships to be filled by September 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Saxo Institute at the Faculty of Humanities includes study and research activities within the subject areas of Prehistoric Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin and History

Please read more about the department at: https://saxoinstitute.ku.dk/about/

For questions regarding the Department’s research profile and PhD program, please contact the department’s PhD Coordinator, Associate Professor Niklas Olsen,

e-mail: nolsen@hum.ku.dk

The applicant’s qualifications for the scholarship are evaluated by taking into account the applicant’s general educational and academic background such as the applicant’s grade average, thesis grade, language competencies, publications and other academic activities given by the curriculum vitae as well as the duration of study especially during the applicant’s MA programme.

In addition, the proposed PhD project and study plan will be evaluated by taking the following into consideration; originality, choice of theory and method, disciplinary relevance, and prospects for completion within the required timeframe of 36 months.

The position includes teaching obligations.

Furthermore, applicants are encouraged to reflect on how their project relates to the research activities and the academic profile at the department.

Qualification Requirements

Please note that applications which do not adhere to the formal requirements (read more in the two sections ‘Admission requirements’ and ‘Application requirements’ below) will not be taken into consideration for the PhD scholarship.

Admission requirements 

Applicants need to hold a two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent.

Applicants must have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application deadline, you must include a statement (pre-approval) from your university declaring that you have been awarded the master degree.

Applicants with a non-Danish Master’s degree will have their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to establish, if the Master’s degree is equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Please read more at the Ministry of Higher Education and Sciences website: https://ufm.dk/en

Excellent communication skills in English is essential and applicants must speak and write academic English fluently. The PhD Administration may ask applicants to document their proficiency in English at any time during the recruitment process, if considered necessary.

Please include the following in your application package:

CV

Please include a complete CV including a list of publications, if you have any.

Statement of consent 

Statements of consent can be submitted with the application. For example, agreement of access to special archives, agreement of exchange at an international university, or a statement of consent from a potential supervisor/ co-supervisor etc.

Recommendations and publications

Do NOT upload or submit cover letters, recommendations, publications or your Master thesis.

Project description 

Please include a detailed description of your proposed PhD project. Please adhere to the guidelines at this page:

https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/project-guidelines/

Diploma and transcript of records

The following documentation must be submitted:

•A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)

•A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)

•A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma

•A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)

If the MA diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, German, French, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application.

The translation of diplomas/certificates and transcripts must be made or approved by either of the following:

•A state-authorized translator and interpreter

•The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made

•A Danish consulate/embassy

The PhD administration encourages applicants from within the EU to enclose a Diploma Supplement. The Diploma Supplement is part of a common European framework for transparency of competencies and qualifications – the EuroPass framework.

For more information:

https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/european-skills-passport/diploma-supplement

Chinese applicants are required to enclose a CADGEEC (The China Academic degrees and Graduate Education Evaluation Committee) certificate.

Read more here:

http://www.cdgdc.edu.cn/xwyyjsjyxx/aboutus/structure/evaluation/265843.shtml

Please read about admission requirements and application requirements on our website at: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/

The recruitment process

After the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants will be notified whether they are shortlisted for assessment or not. Hereafter, the Dean appoints an Assessment Committee and the selected applicants are notified of the composition of this committee. Each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment which relates to their own application.

Afterwards a selection of qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. Please be advised that a positive assessment does not necessarily mean that you will be invited for an interview.

For further information on the recruitment process please see University of Copenhagen’s website: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Enrolment 

As a PhD scholar at The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, you will be supervised for approximately 180 hours distributed over 6 semesters. In addition to this, you must complete PhD courses of a total approximating 30 ECTS. On completion of the PhD program, you must submit a PhD thesis.

Read more about the structure of the PhD program and what it means to be enrolled as a PhD scholar at the Faculty of Humanities via this link: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/

For more information about the PhD School, visit: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/

Terms of employment

PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. According to the agreement, PhD scholars are obliged – without any additional remuneration – to perform tasks assigned to them corresponding to 840 working hours over the three years. These tasks will primarily be in the form of teaching, dissemination, research or other related academic areas.

For further information on employment, please see the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

Please read more here: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/what-does-employment-as-a-phd-scholar-entail/

Please note that it is normally a precondition for employment that the applicant in question does not already have a PhD degree. Applicants who have already obtained a PhD degree will, as a main rule, be dismissed.

Contact

For any further questions regarding terms of employment, application requirements, etc. please contact the PhD Administration, HR South and City Campus, University of Copenhagen via this e-mail: phd@hrsc.ku.dk.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Humanities invites applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.

Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 25 February 2019 at 23.59 (11.59 pm) (CET).

You can alter submitted application in the recruitment system until the application deadline expires. No supplementary documents will be taken into consideration after this deadline.

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Deadline: 25 February 2019
Unit: Det Humanistiske Fakultet
Campus: Saxo-Instituttet
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Post expires on Monday February 25th, 2019

PhD scholarships in Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen

The Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for two 3-year fully funded PhD scholarships.  The candidates are expected to begin on September 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The Department of Media, Cognition and Communication (http://mcc.ku.dk) offers research-driven educational programmes within Film and Media Studies, Communication and IT, Philosophy, Education and Rhetoric. The Department focuses on the fundamental aspects of human cognition and communication as they are manifested in various institutions and media, and in various historical and social contexts.
 
Qualification Requirements
Please note that applications which do not adhere to the formal requirements (read more in the two sections ‘Admission requirements’ and ‘Application requirements’ below) will not be taken into consideration for the PhD scholarship.
Applicants are expected to have a strong educational background.  The successful candidates will be part of a dynamic department that spans several disciplines, and the candidates must thrive in such an interdisciplinary environment.  It is expected that the successful candidates take part in the department’s daily life and activities, and contribute to the development of the overall research milieu at the department.
The applicant’s qualifications for the scholarship are evaluated by taking into account the applicant’s general educational and academic background such as the applicant’s grade average, thesis grade, language competencies, publications and other academic activities given by the curriculum vitae as well as the duration of study especially during the applicant’s MA programme.
In addition, the proposed PhD project and study plan will be evaluated by taking the following into consideration; originality, choice of theory and method, disciplinary relevance, and prospects for completion within the required timeframe of 36 months.
Furthermore, applicants are encouraged to reflect on how their project relates to the research activities and the academic profile at the department.
Please note that applications which do not adhere to the formal requirements (read more in the two sections ‘Admission requirements’ and ‘Application requirements’ below) will not be taken into consideration for the PhD scholarship.
Admission requirements 
Applicants need to hold a two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent.
Applicants must have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application deadline, you must include a statement (pre-approval) from your university declaring that you have been awarded the master degree.
Applicants with a non-Danish Master’s degree will have their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to establish, if the Master’s degree is equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Please read more at the Ministry of Higher Education and Sciences website: https://ufm.dk/en 
Excellent communication skills in English is essential and applicants must speak and write academic English fluently. The PhD Administration may ask applicants to document their proficiency in English at any time during the recruitment process, if considered necessary.
Please include the following in your application package:
Cover letter 
Please outline your motivation for applying for this position, describe how your experiences and skills match the requirements for this position, include a short summary of your project description and explain why you want to do your PhD studies at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at the University of Copenhagen. The cover letter should not exceed one page.
 
CV   
Please include a complete CV including a list of publications, if you have any.
Project description 
Please include a detailed description of your proposed PhD project.  Make sure to situate your proposed PhD project within one or more of the research groups at the department and/or align your research project with one or more individual faculty members in the department. Please adhere to the guidelines at this page:
 
Diploma and transcript of records  
The following documentation must be submitted:
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
If the MA diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, German, French, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application.
The translation of diplomas/certificates and transcripts must be made or approved by either of the following:
  • A state-authorized translator and interpreter
  • The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made
  • A Danish consulate/embassy
The PhD administration encourages applicants from within the EU to enclose a Diploma Supplement. The Diploma Supplement is part of a common European framework for transparency of competencies and qualifications – the EuroPass framework.
For more information:
Chinese applicants are required to enclose a CADGEEC (The China Academic degrees and Graduate Education Evaluation Committee) certificate.
Read more here:
Please read about admission requirements and application requirements on our website at: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/
The recruitment process 
After the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants will be notified whether they are shortlisted for assessment or not. Hereafter, the Dean appoints an Assessment Committee and the selected applicants are notified of the composition of this committee. Each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment which relates to their own application.
Afterwards a selection of qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. Please be advised that a positive assessment does not necessarily mean that you will be invited for an interview.
For further information on the recruitment process please see University of Copenhagen’s website: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
 
Enrolment
As a PhD scholar at The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, you will be supervised for approximately 180 hours distributed over 6 semesters. In addition to this, you must complete PhD courses of a total approximating 30 ECTS. On completion of the PhD program, you must submit a PhD thesis.
Read more about the structure of the PhD program and what it means to be enrolled as a PhD scholar at the Faculty of Humanities via this link: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/
For more information about the PhD School, visit: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/
Terms of employment 
PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. According to the agreement, PhD scholars are obliged – without any additional remuneration – to perform tasks assigned to them corresponding to 840 working hours over the three years.
For further information on employment, please see the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).
Please note that it is normally a precondition for employment that the applicant in question does not already have a PhD degree. Applicants who have already obtained a PhD degree will, as a main rule, be dismissed.
Contact 
For any further questions regarding the position, terms of employment, application requirements, etc. please contact the PhD Administration, HR South and City Campus, University of Copenhagen via this e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk.
For questions regarding the Department’s research profile and PhD program, please contact the Head of department, Professor Maja Horst, e-mail: horst@hum.ku.dk
As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Humanities invites applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.
Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 25 February 2019 (11.59 pm) (CET).
You can alter submitted application in the recruitment system until the application deadline expires. No supplementary documents will be taken into consideration after this deadline.

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

Deadline: 25 February 2019
Unit: Det Humanistiske Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Medier, Erkendelse og Formidling
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Post expires on Monday February 25th, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellowship in oxidative RNA signalling and damage

A 12 months postdoc position (with the possibility of extension) is available at the Section for Computational and RNA Biology, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen. The position will be available as of 1 May 2019. The Section for Computational and RNA Biology Currently consists of 12 international research groups, in total around 65 employees and is housed in Copenhagen Biocenter in central Copenhagen, Denmark (https://www.biocenter.ku.dk/).   

The position is in the group of Associate Professor Jeppe Vinther and is focused on the analysis of the consequences of oxidative signaling and damage on the transcriptome. The postdoc will be responsible for performing sequencing based experiments to map and analyse oxidation of specific RNA positions using cell culture model systems and sequencing based mutational profiling.    

The Vinther Lab has extensive experimental and computational knowhow related to implementation of sequencing based methods and the analysis of the data. We maintain an informal, collaborative and productive working environment at the interface of experimental RNA biology and Bioinformatics. Recent publications by the Vinther Lab: PMID 29126318 26220183, 25805860, 24569351.   

Qualifications: 
We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a PhD degree. Candidates with some experience with massive parallel sequencing based experiments, Iron Biology, Reactive Oxygen Species or RNA Biology/Biochemistry will be preferred.   

For consideration, applicants must: 

  • Have a PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, medicine or a similar field
  • Have published in international peer-reviewed journals 

The working language is English, thus excellent English speaking, reading and writing skills are required.  For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Jeppe Vinther (jvinther@bio.ku.dk).   

Salary and terms of employment 
The successful applicant will be hired as a postdoctoral fellow for 12 months. The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.   Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.  

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 426,625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72,952). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.  The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.    

Procedures and shortlisting 

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant himself/herself.  The final selection of successful candidates will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee.   

Application: 
Applications must contain the following sections, and should be submitted on-line via the link below

  • A 1-page letter explaining the applicant´s background and reasons for applying
  • A 1-page curriculum vitae including a list of peer-reviewed publications (may include papers under review)
  • Master diploma including grades
  • PhD diploma including any evaluation if applicable
  • Letters of recommendation may be included at the end of the application

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 15 February 2019, 23:59 GMT +1. Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered. 

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

Post expires on Friday February 15th, 2019

Postdoc in Developmental and Cancer Biology in the Arnes Group at BRIC

Postdoc in Developmental and Cancer Biology in the Arnes Group at BRIC, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen     The Biotechnology Research and Innovation Center (BRIC) at the University of Copenhagen is seeking to recruit a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Arnes. The position is initially for two years and can be filled early spring 2019.   We are looking for a Ph.D level molecular biologist with a strong background in developmental biology. In our group, we seek to answer fundamental questions in development and cancer using a combination of genetically modified mouse models and in vitro differentiation of pluripotent stem cells .  

Our research  
Terminally differentiated cells in the pancreas have the plasticity to adopt alternative cell fates through dedifferentiation and reprogramming. This cellular plasticity, although considered a physiological process of tissue homeostasis, renders the tissue susceptible to diseases, such as cancer and diabetes. Cell-type specific regulatory programs maintain the identity and function of mature cell types, and although we have a clear picture of the steady-state transcriptional and epigenetic landscape in development and disease, the molecular regulators of cell fate transitions are not well understood. Our goal is to define the mechanism controlling cellular plasticity in pancreas development and cancer. To achieve this general goal, we focus on the following areas of research: 

  • Define the dynamic molecular events, with emphasis in non-coding regulatory elements, leading to cell fate transition in development and cancer. 
  • Identify and characterize functional long non-coding RNAs regulators of cellular plasticity in vivo and in vitro. 
  • Examine the therapeutic potential of cellular plasticity in regenerative medicine and cancer. 

These studies are intended to discover novel molecular markers of tumor progression and targetable molecular mediators of cellular identity to prevent the initiation and progression of pancreatic cancer.   

Relevant publications and reviews:
Arnes L*#, Liu Z#, Wang J#, Maurer HC, Bommakanti N, Garofalo DC, Balderes DA, Sussel L, Olive KP*, Rabadan R*. Comprehensive characterisation of compartment specific long non-coding RNAs associated with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Gut. 2018 Feb 10. *Corresponding author  Arnes L, Akerman I, Balderes D, Ferrer J, Sussel L. Blinc1 encodes a long non-coding RNA that regulates islet beta cell formation and function. Genes Dev. 2016 Mar 1;30(5):502-7  Arnes L and Sussel L. Epigenetic modifications and long non-coding RNAs influence pancreas development and function. Trends Genet. 2015 Jun;31(6):290-9.  

Your profile   
The successful candidate must be able to work independently: plan experiments, develop methods and conduct data analysis as well as communicate the results. (S)he will be encouraged to develop her/his ideas within the laboratory goals. (S)he must be able to work independently, as well as collaborate within the group and with other research groups. (S)he is expected to interact with experimental, computational and clinical laboratories in translational studies. (S)he must actively participate in journal clubs, seminars, lab meetings, mentoring of students, etc. in the laboratory, and research activities organized at BRIC and DanStem.    

Your qualifications 
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following competences and experience:    

  • Curious and driven researcher with independent and critical thinking. 
  • Strong background in tissue culture and molecular biology, genome editing and next-generation sequencing (ChIP-, RNA-, ATAC-sequencing) is mandatory.  
  • Experience with high throughput screening will be positively evaluated. 
  • Previous experience in live imaging of tumor progression, in-vivo mouse models of cancer, and bioinformatic analysis of large gene expression datasets is highly desirable. 
  • Basic knowledge in systems biology and bioinformatics is an advantage and opportunities for further education will be given. 
  • Publications in the area of gene regulation, transcriptional networks, non-coding RNA is desirable but not mandatory. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. 

About BRIC 
BRIC is a dynamic and international research center. We offer good working and career conditions in an open and collaborative atmosphere. Our state-of-the-art research and core facilities include modern laboratories shared between 25 research groups at BRIC and Finsen Laboratory.    The research groups at BRIC and Finsen are closely collaborating. We have our own PhD programme, MoMeD, a young researchers club ASAP, scientific clubs, a Group Leader forum with regular meetings and Liaison Committee with focus on work environment. On a weekly basis, we have our BRIC-CEHA seminars with invited speakers. To ease the daily administrative tasks for our researchers, the well-functioning administration assists researchers with HR, order and delivery, communication, funding and much more.    Internationally, BRIC actively participates in the European alliance, EU-life, consisting of 13 excellent life science research institutions. This will further strengthen and promote BRIC research and research education programme.   

Find out more about BRIC.   

Place and terms of employment  
The place of employment is at BRIC, University of Copenhagen, Ole Maaløes Vej 5, 2200 Copenhagen N.     The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 2 years. Starting date is 1 March 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.    Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 33,700 DKK/ approx. 4,500 Euro (October 2018-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.     Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.     The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of 18 September 2015.   

Questions  
For further information, please contact luis.arnes@sund.ku.dk     International applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk  to the university’s International Staff Mobility unit.     

Application procedure  
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below and 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.    

Application deadline:  February 1, 2019, 23.59pm CET     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PhD scholarships in English, Germanic and Romance Studies

Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies, The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for two 3-year fully funded PhD scholarships.  The candidates are expected to begin on September 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Please read more about the department at: https://engerom.ku.dk/english/about/
For questions regarding the Department’s research profile and PhD program, please contact the department’s PhD Coordinator, Associate Professor Pia Schwatz Lausten, e-mail: lausten@hum.ku.dk.
The applicant’s qualifications for the scholarship are evaluated by taking into account the applicant’s general educational and academic background such as the applicant’s grade average, thesis grade, language competencies, publications and other academic activities given by the curriculum vitae as well as the duration of study especially during the applicant’s MA programme.
In addition, the proposed PhD project and study plan will be evaluated by taking the following into consideration; originality, choice of theory and method, disciplinary relevance, and prospects for completion within the required timeframe of 36 months.
Furthermore, applicants are encouraged to reflect on how their project relates to the research activities and the academic profile at the department.
Qualification Requirements 
Please note that applications which do not adhere to the formal requirements (read more in the two sections ‘Admission requirements’ and ‘Application requirements’ below) will not be taken into consideration for the PhD scholarship.
Admission requirements
Applicants need to hold a two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent.
Applicants must have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application deadline, you must include a statement (pre-approval) from your university declaring that you have been awarded the master degree.
Applicants with a non-Danish Master’s degree will have their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to establish, if the Master’s degree is equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Please read more at the Ministry of Higher Education and Sciences website: https://ufm.dk/en
Excellent communication skills in English is essential and applicants must speak and write academic English fluently. The PhD Administration may ask applicants to document their proficiency in English at any time during the recruitment process, if considered necessary.
Please include the following in your application package:
CV
Please include a complete CV including a list of publications, if you have any.
Statement of consent
Statements of consent can be submitted with the application. For example, agreement of access to special archives, agreement of exchange at an international university, or a statement of consent from a potential supervisor/ co-supervisor etc.
Recommendations and publications
Do NOT upload or submit cover letters, recommendations, publications or your Master thesis.
Project description 
Please include a detailed description of your proposed PhD project. Please adhere to the guidelines at this page:
https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/project-guidelines/
Diploma and transcript of records  
The following documentation must be submitted:
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
If the MA diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, German, French, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application.
The translation of diplomas/certificates and transcripts must be made or approved by either of the following:
  • A state-authorized translator and interpreter
  • The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made
  • A Danish consulate/embassy
The PhD administration encourages applicants from within the EU to enclose a Diploma Supplement. The Diploma Supplement is part of a common European framework for transparency of competencies and qualifications – the EuroPass framework.
Chinese applicants are required to enclose a CADGEEC (The China Academic degrees and Graduate Education Evaluation Committee) certificate.
Please read about admission requirements and application requirements on our website at: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/
 
The recruitment process 
After the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants will be notified whether they are shortlisted for assessment or not. Hereafter, the Dean appoints an Assessment Committee and the selected applicants are notified of the composition of this committee. Each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment which relates to their own application.
Afterwards a selection of qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. Please be advised that a positive assessment does not necessarily mean that you will be invited for an interview.
For further information on the recruitment process please see University of Copenhagen’s website: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
Enrolment 
As a PhD scholar at The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, you will be supervised for approximately 180 hours distributed over 6 semesters. In addition to this, you must complete PhD courses of a total approximating 30 ECTS. On completion of the PhD program, you must submit a PhD thesis.
Read more about the structure of the PhD program and what it means to be enrolled as a PhD scholar at the Faculty of Humanities via this link: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/
For more information about the PhD School, visit: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/
 
Terms of employment 
PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. According to the agreement, PhD scholars are obliged – without any additional remuneration – to perform tasks assigned to them corresponding to 840 working hours over the three years. These tasks will primarily be in the form of teaching, dissemination, research or other related academic areas. These tasks will primarily be in the form of teaching, dissemination, research or other related academic areas.
For further information on employment, please see the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).
Please note that it is normally a precondition for employment that the applicant in question does not already have a PhD degree. Applicants who have already obtained a PhD degree will, as a main rule, be dismissed.
Contact
For any further questions regarding the position, terms of employment, application requirements, etc. please contact the PhD Administration, HR South and City Campus, University of Copenhagen via this e-mail: phd@hrsc.ku.dk.
As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Humanities invites applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.
Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 25 February 2019 (11.59 pm) (CET).
You can alter submitted application in the recruitment system until the application deadline expires. No supplementary documents will be taken into consideration after this deadline.

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

Deadline: 25 February 2019
Unit: Det Humanistiske Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Engelsk, Germansk og Romansk
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Post expires on Monday February 25th, 2019

PhD scholarships at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies

The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for two 3-year fully funded PhD scholarships. The candidates are expected to begin on September 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies conducts research and runs higher education programs from BA to PhD level in art history, visual culture, musicology, comparative literature, theatre and performance studies, and cultural studies.
Further information about the department can be found at www.artsandculturalstudies.ku.dk 
The applicant’s qualifications for the scholarship are evaluated by taking into account the applicant’s general educational and academic background such as the applicant’s grade average, thesis grade, language competencies, publications and other academic activities given by the curriculum vitae as well as the duration of study especially during the applicant’s MA programme.
In addition, the proposed PhD project and study plan will be evaluated by taking the following into consideration; originality, choice of theory and method, disciplinary relevance, and prospects for completion within the required timeframe of 36 months.
Furthermore, applicants are encouraged to reflect on how their project relates to the research activities and the academic profile at the department.
Qualification Requirements 
Please note that applications which do not adhere to the formal requirements (read more in the two sections ‘Admission requirements’ and ‘Application requirements’ below) will not be taken into consideration for the PhD scholarship.
Admission requirements
Applicants need to hold a two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent.
Applicants must have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application deadline, you must include a statement (pre-approval) from your university declaring that you have been awarded the master degree.
Applicants with a non-Danish Master’s degree will have their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to establish, if the Master’s degree is equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Please read more at the Ministry of Higher Education and Sciences website: https://ufm.dk/en 
Excellent communication skills in English is essential and applicants must speak and write academic English fluently. The PhD Administration may ask applicants to document their proficiency in English at any time during the recruitment process, if considered necessary.
Please include the following in your application package:
CV   
Please include a complete CV including a list of publications, if you have any.
Statement of consent 
Statements of consent can be submitted with the application. For example, agreement of access to special archives, agreement of exchange at an international university, or a statement of consent from a potential supervisor/ co-supervisor etc.
Recommendations and publications  
Do NOT upload or submit cover letters, recommendations, publications or your Master thesis.
Project description
Please include a detailed description of your proposed PhD project. Please adhere to the guidelines at this page:
Short summary of project description 
Max 300 words or 2,000 key strokes incl. spaces.
 
Diploma and transcript of records
The following documentation must be submitted:
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
If the MA diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, German, French, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application.
The translation of diplomas/certificates and transcripts must be made or approved by either of the following:
  • A state-authorized translator and interpreter
  • The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made
  • A Danish consulate/embassy

The PhD administration encourages applicants from within the EU to enclose a Diploma Supplement. The Diploma Supplement is part of a common European framework for transparency of competencies and qualifications – the EuroPass framework.

For more information:
Chinese applicants are required to enclose a CADGEEC (The China Academic degrees and Graduate Education Evaluation Committee) certificate.
Read more here:
Please read about admission requirements and application requirements on our website at: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/
The recruitment process 
After the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants will be notified whether they are shortlisted for assessment or not. Hereafter, the Dean appoints an Assessment Committee and the selected applicants are notified of the composition of this committee. Each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment which relates to their own application.
Afterwards a selection of qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. Please be advised that a positive assessment does not necessarily mean that you will be invited for an interview.
For further information on the recruitment process please see University of Copenhagen’s website: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
 
Enrolment 
As a PhD scholar at The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, you will be supervised for approximately 180 hours distributed over 6 semesters. In addition to this, you must complete PhD courses of a total approximating 30 ECTS. On completion of the PhD program, you must submit a PhD thesis.
Read more about the structure of the PhD program and what it means to be enrolled as a PhD scholar at the Faculty of Humanities via this link: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/
For more information about the PhD School, visit: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/ 
 
Terms of employment 
PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. According to the agreement, PhD scholars are obliged – without any additional remuneration – to perform tasks assigned to them corresponding to 840 working hours over the three years. These tasks will primarily be in the form of teaching, dissemination, research or other related academic areas.
For further information on employment, please see the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).
Please note that it is normally a precondition for employment that the applicant in question does not already have a PhD degree. Applicants who have already obtained a PhD degree will, as a main rule, be dismissed.
Contact 
For any further questions regarding the position, terms of employment, application requirements, etc. please contact the PhD Administration, HR South and City Campus, University of Copenhagen via this e-mail: phd@hrsc.ku.dk.
As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Humanities invites applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.
Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 25 February 2019 (11.59 pm) (CET).
You can alter submitted application in the recruitment system until the application deadline expires. No supplementary documents will be taken into consideration after this deadline.

APPLY NOW

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

Unit: Det Humanistiske Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Kunst- og Kulturvidenskab
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Monday February 25th, 2019

PhD scholarships in Cross-Cultural an Regional Studies

The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for two 3-year fully funded PhD scholarships. The candidates are expected to begin on September 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies is concerned with those cultures, languages, religions and societies that lie outside Western Europe and North America. Information about the department may be found at https://tors.ku.dk/.

For information regarding the Department’s research profile, relevant researchers and the PhD program, please go first to https://ccrs.ku.dk/phd/ and https://ccrs.ku.dk/research/.

For any further questions please contact the department’s PhD Coordinator, Professor Catharina Raudvere, e-mail: raudvere@hum.ku.dk or relevant researchers within the field of interest.

The applicant’s qualifications for the scholarship are evaluated by taking into account the applicant’s general educational and academic background such as the applicant’s grade average, thesis grade, language competencies, publications and other academic activities given by the curriculum vitae as well as the duration of study especially during the applicant’s MA programme.

In addition, the proposed PhD project and study plan will be evaluated by taking the following into consideration; originality, choice of theory and method, disciplinary relevance, and prospects for completion within the required timeframe of 36 months.

Furthermore, applicants are encouraged to reflect on how their project relates to the research activities and the academic profile at the department.

Qualification Requirements 

Please note that applications which do not adhere to the formal requirements (read more in the two sections ‘Admission requirements’ and ‘Application requirements’ below) will not be taken into consideration for the PhD scholarship.

Admission requirements

Applicants need to hold a two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent.

Applicants must have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application deadline, you must include a statement (pre-approval) from your university declaring that you have been awarded the master degree.

Applicants with a non-Danish Master’s degree will have their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to establish, if the Master’s degree is equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Please read more at the Ministry of Higher Education and Sciences website: https://ufm.dk/en

Excellent communication skills in English is essential and applicants must speak and write academic English fluently. The PhD Administration may ask applicants to document their proficiency in English at any time during the recruitment process, if considered necessary.

Please include the following in your application package:

CV 

Please include a complete CV including a list of publications, if you have any.

Statement of consent 

Statements of consent can be submitted with the application. For example, agreement of access to special archives, agreement of exchange at an international university, or a statement of consent from a potential supervisor/ co-supervisor etc.

Recommendations and publications

Do NOT upload or submit cover letters, recommendations, publications or your Master thesis.

 

Project description 

Please include a detailed description of your proposed PhD project. Please adhere to the guidelines at this page:

https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/project-guidelines/

 

Diploma and transcript of records

The following documentation must be submitted:

•A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)

•A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)

•A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma

•A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)

If the MA diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, German, French, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application.

The translation of diplomas/certificates and transcripts must be made or approved by either of the following:

•A state-authorized translator and interpreter

•The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made

•A Danish consulate/embassy

The PhD administration encourages applicants from within the EU to enclose a Diploma Supplement. The Diploma Supplement is part of a common European framework for transparency of competencies and qualifications – the EuroPass framework.

For more information:

https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/european-skills-passport/diploma-supplement

Chinese applicants are required to enclose a CADGEEC (The China Academic degrees and Graduate Education Evaluation Committee) certificate.

Read more here:

http://www.cdgdc.edu.cn/xwyyjsjyxx/aboutus/structure/evaluation/265843.shtml

Please read about admission requirements and application requirements on our website at: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/

 

Supervisor

An acceptance from a Professor or Associate Professor, within a relevant research area at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, to function as a potential supervisor. The applicant is required to take direct contact with the potential supervisor.

 

The recruitment process 

After the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants will be notified whether they are shortlisted for assessment or not. Hereafter, the Dean appoints an Assessment Committee and the selected applicants are notified of the composition of this committee. Each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment which relates to their own application.

Afterwards a selection of qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. Please be advised that a positive assessment does not necessarily mean that you will be invited for an interview.

For further information on the recruitment process please see University of Copenhagen’s website: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Enrolment 

As a PhD scholar at The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, you will be supervised for approximately 180 hours distributed over 6 semesters. In addition to this, you must complete PhD courses of a total approximating 30 ECTS. On completion of the PhD program, you must submit a PhD thesis.

Read more about the structure of the PhD program and what it means to be enrolled as a PhD scholar at the Faculty of Humanities via this link: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/

For more information about the PhD School, visit: http://phd.humanities.ku.dk/

Terms of employment

PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. According to the agreement, PhD scholars are obliged – without any additional remuneration – to perform tasks assigned to them corresponding to 840 working hours over the three years. These tasks will primarily be in the form of teaching, dissemination, research or other related academic areas.

For further information on employment, please see the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

Please read more here: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/what-does-employment-as-a-phd-scholar-entail/

Please note that it is normally a precondition for employment that the applicant in question does not already have a PhD degree. Applicants who have already obtained a PhD degree will, as a main rule, be dismissed.

 

Contact

For any further questions regarding terms of employment, application requirements, etc. please contact the PhD Administration, HR South and City Campus, University of Copenhagen via this e-mail: phd@hrsc.ku.dk.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Humanities invites applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.

Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 25 February 2019 at 23.59 (11.59 pm) (CET).

You can alter submitted application in the recruitment system until the application deadline expires.

APPLY NOW

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

Deadline: 25 February 2019
Unit: Det Humanistiske Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Tværkulturelle og Regionale Studier
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Monday February 25th, 2019

Scientific Assistant in Agricultural and Environmental Economics and Policy

Department of Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen invites applications for a scientific assistant  position from 1st of March 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Our new employee is affiliated to the Section for Production, Markets and Policy, but undertake work all across the Department. The position is for 24 months. Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) is auniversity department embracing economics, law, sociology and ethics as they bear upon basic, applied and business-oriented social science and humanities research. As Denmark’s only university department in economics specializing in food and natural resources, IFRO is naturally based in the Faculty of Sciencesat the University of Copenhagen. This strengthens interaction between IFRO’ssocial science approach, on the one hand, and the life sciences and health sciences, on the other. Strong multi disciplinary research alliances are created in the process. Apart from research, the department provides research-based teaching, public sector services, the dissemination of knowledge and business partnerships. The department has approximately 130 employees.  

Duties  
Your duties willinclude assistance in advisory work, research and teaching.   

Qualifications – selection criteria
 Applicants must have an academic degree (MSc) within agricultural economics, environmental economics or a similar degree. Further, interest for one or more of following scientific areas are required: 

  • Theoretical and empirical economics
  • Applied agricultural economics, environmental economics and bio-economics
  • Inter-disciplinary teamwork experience
  • Public sector consultancy 

You are also required to be enterprising, flexible, structured, and to possess good interpersonal skills.The work is organized in projects and may be subject to tight deadlines. It is an advantage that you are fluent in Danish and have good language skills in English.   <

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

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.  The starting salary is annually currently up to DKK 413,618.04 including supplement (+ pension upto DKK 70,728.72). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. 

Questions
 For further information about the post please contact Jesper S. Schou, jss@ifro.ku.dk ,phone 35336901 or Henrik Meilby heme@ifro.ku.dk , phone 35331740.Potential applicants from outside Denmark will find information about life inDenmark (taxation, healthcare etc.) at https://ism.ku.dk/ .
Furtherinformation on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/.
Application  The application, in English,must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below, and must includethe following: 

appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Financeand The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.  The starting salary is annually currently up to DKK 413,618.04 including supplement (+ pension upto DKK 70,728.72). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. 

Questions 
For further information about the post please contact Jesper S. Schou, jss@ifro.ku.dk ,phone 35336901 or Henrik Meilby heme@ifro.ku.dk , phone 35331740.

Potential applicants from outside Denmark will find information about life inDenmark (taxation, healthcare etc.) at https://ism.ku.dk/ .
Furtherinformation on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/.

Application  
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below, and must includethe following: 

  • Cover Letter, detailing your motivation and background for applying
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Relevant scientific publications, max. 5
  • Documentation for additional research qualifications
  • Other information for consideration. e.g. previous work experience
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & e-mail) of 1-3 professional referees 

Please submit your application no later than 21 January 2019 GMT +1.

Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered.   

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

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/. Interviews will be held either in week 7 or 8 2019. The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 

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Read the job description at the university homepage

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

Post expires on Monday January 21st, 2019

PhD Fellowship to quantify insect borne transmission of African swine fever virus

Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD Fellowship in the study of mechanical transmission of African swine fever virus by insect vectors which will commence on the 1 April 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is limited to three years.
Information about the Department can be found at: https://ivh.ku.dk/english/.
Background 
African swine fever is a threat to health and welfare of domestic swine and wild boar populations, and the recent introduction of the disease to Europe has had a tremendous economic impact on the swine production in both affected and the neighboring countries. The virus affected area in Europe steadily expands as infected wild boar move into the disease- free areas. Occasionally the infection also makes large geographical jumps when contaminated meat products are accidentally fed to wild boar populations in other countries. It is however not understood how the virus spreads from wild boars to domestic swine at high biosecurity farms. One of the potential mechanisms may be by mechanical transmission of blood sucking insects moving between an infected wild boar and a susceptible domestic swine in stables. We have recently demonstrated in our laboratory that this mechanism can be highly effective in the transmission of African swine fever (https://doi.org/10.1111/tbed.12918;https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vetmic.2018.06.010). But the practical impact of vector borne mechanical transmission from wild boar populations to domestic swine herds on farms remains unknown.
Generally, the movement of blood feeding insects in and out of the domestic swine herds and between the herds is poorly quantified in Europe. Insects and especially blood feeding insects can spread pathogens both mechanically and biologically (with replication of the pathogens in the vectors). Therefore, the movements of insects between domestic swine and the surroundings are potentially a risk for the spread of not only African swine fever but also Japanese encephalitis and even MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). At present, we lack both vector transmission data and epidemiological outbreak data to quantify this risk in Europe.
Project description
The aim of the project is to describe the movement of vectors in and out of the swine herds and to quantify how these movements translate into risk of introduction of African swine fever to swine farms in Denmark and in other European countries. The project will be based on experimental and observational entomological field work in and around Danish swine herds as well as on entomological, virological and epidemiological field work on outbreak farms in Europe.
The project will focus on entomological trapping of insects in the field and will simultaneously use epidemiological modelling approaches on the outbreak data. An additional specific objective of the field work in Denmark is to quantify the capacity of flying insects to carry and spread MRSA from and between the Danish swine herds. Based on the collected vector data in Denmark, the project will also use the research group’s existing R0 models for vector borne pathogens to model the transmission potential of other vector borne infections in swine e.g. Japanese encephalitis.
The PhD project is part of a larger national research effort on African swine fever. In the department the project will collaborate with a parallel PhD project in simulation spread modelling of African swine fever in Denmark. An important part of the work will be done in close collaboration with virologists within the department and at State Serum Institute aiming at quantifying African swine fever virus in insects at the actual outbreak locations and throughout the transmission experiments.
Principal supervisor
Research group leader René Bødker
Co-supervisors 
Post doc Lene Jung Kjær
Required qualifications
  • A relevant master’s degree (e.g. MSc in Veterinary Science, Animal Science or Biology)
  • Interest in designing and conducting novel field experiments and in collecting field and outbreak data
  • Flexibility and interpersonal skills allowing the candidate to conduct high quality extensive field work both in Denmark and during hectic outbreak situations abroad
  • Interest in and talent for analysing entomological as well as epidemiological field data
  • Interest in and willingness to be involved in interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Creativity, high motivation and basic scientific skills are essential
  • Good communication skills in both oral and written English
  • Good collaborating skills are essential

General Job description
Your key tasks as a PhD fellow at Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND) are to:

  • Manage, carry through and conclude your research projects, from experiments to the analyses of samples Actively participate in PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and finalize your PhD thesis
  • Participate in international congresses
  • Conduct a research stay at an institution abroad
  • Teach and disseminate your research
 
We offer   
  • A highly important research topic, aiming to understand and prevent the transmission of the most important threat to European wild boars and domestic pigs
  • A scientific environment with highly dedicated colleagues from wide academic backgrounds
  • An international work atmosphere with a large proportion of non-Danish co-workers
  • A research environment that strives to make a scientific and applied difference in the health and welfare of animals.
Key criteria for the assessment of candidates 
  • The grade point average achieved in relevant University degrees
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
  • Able to work independently in rural areas during outbreaks.
  • Previous publications (if any)
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Language skills
The successful candidate is also required to possess good interpersonal skills.
Formal requirements 
The position is available for a 3-year period for applicants holding a relevant master’s degree.
The successful candidate will be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences. Employment as a PhD fellow will be conditional on successful enrolment in the PhD programme according to the rules stipulated in “Bekendtgørelse nr. 18 af 14. januar 2008 om ph.d.-graden.“
Terms of employment  
Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 26.886,84 (approx. 3.600 EUR) plus pension. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2013).
Questions 
For further information about the position please contact Professor Hans Houe, email houe@sund.ku.dk.  For any administrative queries please contact Academic Officer Ragnhild Mostert, rmostert@sund.ku.dk
Foreign applicants may find the following links useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility) and www.workingconditions.ku.dk.
General information about PhD programmes at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available on the Graduate School’s website: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/.
Application procedure 
  • The application must be submitted in English, by clicking on “Apply online” below and must include the following:
  • Cover letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
  • CV
  • Diploma and detailed transcripts of records
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any), peer reviewed and other
  • Personal recommendations  (if any)
  • A maximum of 3 relevant scientific works which the applicant wishes to be included in the assessment (if any)
The deadline for applications is 15 February 2019. Any applications received after this date or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Receipt of the applications will be acknowledged, and the applicant will be kept continuously informed on the progress of the application.
 
The further process 
Shortlist: After the expiry of the deadline for the application, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether or not their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified about the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk.
Assessment: The selected applications will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities and the University of Copenhagen’s guidelines 2013. The Assessment Committee makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.
Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 
 

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Deadline: 15 February 2019
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: IVH
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