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PhD fellowship in Plant Nutrition Bioimaging of pathways for foliar uptake of nanoparticles in crops

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a 3-year PhD position operating at the interface between Plant Nutrition and Bio-Nanotechnology, financed by NovoNordiskFonden. The start date is expected to be 1 April 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project
In the project we want to study the processes controlling transport of plant nutrient contained in nanoparticles (NPs) across stomata, to enable us to produce the next generation crop fertilizers, which are more efficient, sustainable and climate friendly than the current ones. We want to improve our understanding of how NP transport is regulated by leaf surface anatomy, pore chemistry and microclimate. The overall purpose is to be able to manipulate the transport processes and optimize them using the physicochemical properties of selected NPs. In the project, we will have a strong focus on state-of-the-art bioimaging techniques, including LA-ICP-MS, TEM-EDXS and various forms of confocal microscopy to study NP transport.

Tasks specific to the position

  • Synthesis and characterization of biocompatible NPs with smart properties to deliver essential plant nutrients to crops
  • Study stomata at the micro- and nanoscale, as a significant barriers for NP uptake in leaves
  • Identify procedures to activate the stomatal pathway to improve NP uptake
  • Draft scientific papers related to your research project
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration with other research group members and external partners
  • Participate in scientific meetings and conferences to present your research
  • Plan outreach activities to promote your scientific research to a wider audience
  • Contribute to teaching activities, as part of your own academic career training
  • Participate in PhD courses and complete your PhD thesis

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for candidates with a solid plant science, biochemistry and/or environmental chemistry background. We are looking for a highly motivated and conscientious MSc candidate, with a strong interest in cross-disciplinary science. Applicants for the position should ideally meet the following specific requirements:

  • A MSc degree documenting excellence in Plant Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Nanotechnology or Biotechnology
  • Documented skills in general and analytical chemistry
  • Interest in chemical synthesis
  • Excellence in written and oral English

Our research group – what do we offer?
The successful candidate will be working in a large cross-disciplinary research project funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. In the project, a group of chemists, physicists, materials scientists, plant scientists and agronomists from University of Copenhagen, Technical University of Denmark and McGill University in Canada will develop a novel generation of biocompatible and sustainable NP-based fertilizers with superior abilities to deliver mineral nutrients to crops in a timely and more resource efficient manner. To achieve this very ambitious goal we need to understand the pathways for NP uptake and how they interact with plant cells at the mechanistic level. This knowledge will allow us to tailor NPs with smart properties to enhance nutrient uptake and utilization in metabolism.

Our research ambitions are high and we strive to publish our work in leading journals. The research environment is vibrant, friendly, collaborative and international, consisting of scientists and students with diverse cultural and academic backgrounds. Our research group consists of +15 motivated scientists at different stages in their career, which enables sparring on how to shape a successful academic career.

The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences is located in central Copenhagen at the Frederiksberg Campus. Copenhagen ranks among the most livable cities of the world and has several times been voted the number one capital in annual quality of life surveys.

Principal supervisor is Professor Søren Husted, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences

The PhD program

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

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

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

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

Application and Assessment Procedure

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

Please include

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

Application deadline:

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 15 February 2023, 23:59 GMT +1. 

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

Interviews with selected candidates are expected to be held in week 9-10 (March 2023) 

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

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

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact Dorine du Mee by email: dorine.dumee@plen.ku.dk or project manager for Søren Husted shu@plen.ku.dk . 

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

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

Deadline: 2023-02-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday February 15th, 2023

Postdoc in “in Molecular Microbial Ecology”

A postdoc position (2 years) is open in the Environmental Microbiology Research Group at the Section for Microbial Ecology and Biotechnology at the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences. The research activity will focus on molecular microbial ecology in relation to the environmental dimension of antibiotic resistance, water treatment processes and sustainable agriculture. The postdoc will be funded by two research projects: REWA (https://www.oulu.fi/en/projects/reduction-and-assessment-antimicrobial-resistance-and-emerging-pollutants-natural-based-water) and SoildiverAgro (http://soildiveragro.eu/). REWA will cover funding for around 1.5 years of postdoc work that will focus on water treatment processes in relation to contaminants of emerging concern (especially antimicrobial compounds, antibiotic resistance genes and pathogenic bacteria) with Aeromonas spp as a chosen indicator group. SoildiverAgro will cover funding for around 0.5 year of postdoc work that will focus on agricultural soil microbiomes across contrasting pedoclimatic regions in Europe.

Job description

The postdoc’s duties will primarily include research within molecular microbial ecology as well as teaching and co-supervision of PhD and MSc students. The postdoc will also assist with administrative tasks related to the two projects funding the postdoc position (e.g. writing of draft reports to funding agencies), laboratory management and outreach activities.

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

The applicant should have a PhD degree (or expect to defend her/his PhD thesis in the next months) and should have a strong background in both soil and aquatic molecular microbial ecology. Preference will be given to candidates with experience with the following tools: high-throughput qPCR of functional genes (especially antibiotic resistance genes and mobile genetic elements harbouring these genes), 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing, bacterial genomics, whole-cell bioreporters and multivariate statistical tools for microbiome analyses. Experience from previous international research collaborations will also be advantageous.

For questions regarding the position please contact PI Kristian Koefoed Brandt (kkb@plen.ku.dk )

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to [head of department].

Start date of the position is 27th March 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. T

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

Terms of employment

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

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

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The dealine for applications is 13 February 2023, 23:59

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

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

Deadline: 2023-02-13 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday February 13th, 2023

Two Postdoctoral Positions in International Law for the EASTERNISATION Research Project

The Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for 2 postdoctoral positions in international law. The positions are part of the EASTERNISATION Project Power Shifts and Regionalization of International Law” (with a focus on Russia and China) funded by the Danish Independent Research Fund.

Both positions are available from 1 June 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter, for a duration of 1,5 years. Postdoctoral researchers will be affiliated with the Faculty’s Research Centre for European and Comparative Legal Studies (CECS).

Introduction
In 2020, the EASTERNISATION project was originally conceived to examine the role that Russia and China played in the process of regionalization of international law (IL), and the impact that the process exerted on the stability of the international legal order (ILO). The recent turbulent developments, i.e. Russia’s unprovoked aggressive war against Ukraine and the resurgence of China’s belligerent rhetoric against Taiwan, demonstrate that regionalisation of IL – the use of IL as a tool to justify ambitious geopolitical goals in order to establish regional hegemony – is wreaking havoc on the existing ILO. Notwithstanding vocal condemnation of Russian and Chinese violations of IL by the international community, both countries vehemently deny that any of their actions are contrary to international law.  The project aims to trace the trajectory of evolving Russian and Chinese narratives of international law from after the creation of the post-World War II order until modern times, which they have promoted to lend legitimacy to their military actions and foreign policy decisions. It will examine Russian and Chinese efforts to refute the universality of a human rights-oriented Western doctrine of IL and their adoption of a sovereignty-centred doctrine of IL, which stands in stark contrast to the countries’ actual belligerent conduct towards their neighbours.

The project will build on two major pillars: (1) conceptualisation of IL (theoretical inquiry); and (2) contestation of IL (practice-oriented inquiry). The combination of the theoretical (what is IL in China and Russia?) and practical aspects of the research inquiry (how is IL applied by Russia and China?), coupled with a comparison to the Western approaches to IL, intend to provide a holistic picture of the impact of the regionalization of IL on the existing ILO. The ambition of the project is to offer reflections on (1) emerging similarities and differences between Russian and Chinese approaches to IL following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine at the backdrop of the evolution of legal thinking and IL practice in both countries; (1) necessary measures to be adopted by the international community to prevent a further breakdown of the ILO as a result of the process of the regionalization of IL pursued by Russia and China; and (2) the future of the discipline of IL affected by such processes. 

About the position
Two postdoctoral researchers will be hired as part of this project for a period of 1,5 years. One postdoctoral researcher (postdoc on Russia) will focus on the study of the evolution of Russian narratives of IL through the prism of the regionalization of IL, whereas another postdoctoral researcher (postdoc on China) will carry out a similar theoretical inquiry with respect to China. The project will be anchored at the Faculty’s Centre for European and Comparative Legal Studies (CECS) within the research pillar of ‘Challenges to International Legal Order and Global Governance’.

Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Faculty's research areas and education programmes by visiting the Faculty’s website: www.jura.ku.dk

Required qualifications
The position requires academic qualifications (i.e. PhD, JSD or equivalent degree) in law or international relations. All applicants are expected to be able to use English as their working language (written and spoken). They need to demonstrate a clear potential to deliver high-quality peer-reviewed research publications. A successful candidate for the postdoc position on Russia is expected to have interest and expertise in Russia and a prior background in IL or international relations (IR). The knowledge of Russian will be considered an asset, as well as the previous research on Russia’s interpretation and application of IL.  Similar criteria apply for the postdoc position on China, however, the proficiency in Chinese Mandarin is a must, which is necessary to gain access to original sources.

In the overall assessment, emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s research and teaching potential. Special emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s ambition to develop and implement new research ideas, which may have an international impact. Furthermore, the Faculty places emphasis on the applicant’s interest and preferably, prior experience, in working with other researchers to conduct collective research and teaching activities, and welcomes the applicant’s proven ability to make a valuable contribution in this regard.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment is temporary and will be made in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikernes Centralorganisation, AC). In addition to the basic salary, you will receive an annual supplement per month and a total contribution to your pension fund equal to 17,1 % of your salary. It is possible to negotiate further salary supplements. 

Application
Letter of motivation, appendices and the submitted research publications (including papers, articles and books) must be written in English. The application will be rejected if all the required documents are not submitted.

It is essential that you fill out all the mandatory fields in the electronic application even though the information has already been provided in your CV, application, publication or other material you have uploaded. The completed fields will be screened during the shortlisting and assessment process and in order to generate your final assessment, which we will send to you after the assessment work is finalized.

The application MUST include the following nine (9) elements:
1. Letter of motivation (a one-page document explaining the reasons for applying).
2. Curriculum vitae.
3. Research project. Applications should include a proposal for a research project to be completed during the postdoctoral period. Proposals should be no more than four pages long. The proposal should demonstrate the capacity to develop a postdoctoral project, identifying the relevant methodological tools to achieve the outlined project. 
4. Diplomas, PhD or JSD diploma or alternatively a document showing that the applicant submitted or will submit a dissertation in the near future.  
5. Publication list (complete, numbered list of publications).
6. Teaching portfolio, including documentation for teaching qualifications as well as a brief statement of the applicant's teaching visions within the research area. For more information regarding the teaching portfolio, please see the related guidelines
7. Academic references, if available (please upload under “other relevant material”).
8. A maximum of five (5) scientific publications that the applicant wishes to have included in the assessment, of which no more than one (1) may be a monograph. Applicants, who have written a PhD or JSD thesis or equivalent, must always submit the complete thesis (if the thesis is written in Danish, English, Swedish or Norwegian) and the written assessment of the thesis as part of the submitted publications.
9. If citing work where the applicant has been a co-author, a co-author declaration, which addresses the applicant's share of these works, must be submitted. Material that has not yet been published can be submitted. However, please indicate if this is the case.

In addition to the material which the applicant wishes to be included in the assessment, the Assessment Committee may require further material to assess the applicant. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide such supplementary material, should this be requested.

Application procedure
Upload the letter of motivation, appendices and the research publications electronically using the link below. We advise you to have the above-mentioned documents ready before you begin to fill out your online application, and it is essential that all required documents are enclosed.

Applications must be addressed to the Associate Dean of Research and uploaded electronically.

An automatically generated message is sent out acknowledging receipt of the uploaded application.

Applicants will be kept informed about the process of the application procedure on a regular basis via email.

Following the application deadline, the Associate Dean of Research selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. Applicants are selected on the basis of an overall assessment of the applications that best match the specific recruitment needs of the Faculty as described in this advertisement for the post. This is compared with the applicant’s research and teaching profile as set out in the application, CV incl. list of publications, teaching portfolio and a research/development plan.  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. When the committee has completed its assessment, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant himself/herself.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society and therefore encourages all interested parties regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

Questions about the project should be addressed to Associate Professor Iryna Marchuk at Iryna.Marchuk@jur.ku.dk.

Further information about the recruitment process is available from HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk. Please refer to ID number 211-1322/23-2I.

 

The application deadline is 15 April 2023, 23:59 GMT+1.

Applications received after the deadline has expired will not be accepted.

If your application does not include all the required supporting documents, your application will be rejected and not considered by the assessment committee.

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The Faculty of Law is one of six faculties at the University of Copenhagen. The Faculty carries out research, education and knowledge dissemination within the area of law. Research is partly organized in research centres and groups with a focus on thematic areas of interest. The Faculty employs about 115 researchers and approx. 60 PhD students, as well as approx. 75 administrative staff members. In addition, approx. 400 part-time lecturers teach in the legal programmes that enroll approx. 4,500 students. See the Faculty website:jura.ku.dk/english for more information

Deadline: 2023-04-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Law

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Saturday April 15th, 2023

PhD fellowship in Fair and Accountable Natural Language Processing

Department of Computer Science
Faculty of SCIENCE

University of Copenhagen

 

The Natural Language Processing Section at the Department of Computer Science invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in Fair and Accountable Natural Language Processing. The start date is expected to be 01.09.2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project

The PhD fellowship is offered in the context of a project supported by the Carlsberg Foundation on employer images in job ads led by Pia Ingold and co-led by Isabelle Augenstein. The project team will further include one postdoctoral researcher (to be hired at the Department of Psychology) as well as external partners. The project will comprise studies using methods from experimental psychology, as well as analyses of two existing big datasets on job ads (one in Danish, one in German) using Natural Language Processing.
The role of the PhD student to be recruited in this call will be to research fair and accountable Natural Language Processing methods, which can be used to understand what influences the employer images that organisations project in job ads.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for candidates within the fields of Natural Language Processing. Applicants should hold a MSc degree or equivalent in Computer Science or a related field, and have good written and oral English skills. It is not a requirement to speak Danish or German, but —  given that the project involves research with Danish and German job ad data — an advantage to have some proficiency in Danish or German. The assessment of your qualifications will also be made based on previous scientific publications (if any) and relevant work experience. The ideal candidate would have an education background, prior research or work experience in ML or NLP, as well as an interest in inter-disciplinary collaborations.

Our group and research- and what do we offer?
The Natural Language Processing Section provides a strong, international and diverse environment for research within core as well as emerging topics in natural language processing, natural language understanding, computational linguistics and multi-modal language processing. It is housed within the main Science Campus, which is centrally located in Copenhagen. The section came into effect on 1 January 2021 as a spin-off from the Machine Learning section, to which it still maintains close ties.

Further information about research at the Department is available here: https://di.ku.dk/english/research/.

The successful candidate will join Isabelle Augenstein’s Natural Language Understanding research group (www.copenlu.com/). The Natural Language Processing research environment at the University of Copenhagen is internationally leading, as e.g. evidenced by it being ranked 2nd in Europe according to CSRankings. Additionally, the PhD candidate will be co-supervised by Pia Ingold at the Department of Psychology (https://psy.ku.dk/).

The principal supervisor is Professor Isabelle Augenstein, Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, e-mail: augenstein@di.ku.dk. The PhD student will be co-supervised by Associate Professor Pia Ingold, Department of Psychology, email: pia.ingold@psy.ku.dk.

The PhD programme

The PhD fellow will be enrolled into the three years of full-time study within the framework of the regular PhD programme (5+3 scheme). Note that this requires having an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master’s degree.

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities and tasks

  • Carry out a research project with increasing autonomy from the PhD supervisors
  • Complete PhD courses corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS / ½ FTE
  • Active participation in research environments, including a stay at another research institution, preferably abroad
  • Teaching and knowledge dissemination activities
  • Write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals
  • Write and defend a PhD thesis on the basis of your project

We are looking for the following qualifications:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other relevant professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in fair and accountable natural language proessing
  • Good English language skills

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

Please include

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

Application deadline:
The deadline for applications is 28 February.2023, 23:59 GMT +1.

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

The further process
After deadline, a number of applicants will be selected for academic assessment by unbiased expert assessors. You will be notified of whether you have passed this stage of assessment.

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

Interviews with selected candidates are expected to be held in weeks 12 and 13.

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

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

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

Deadline: 2023-02-28 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

Postdoc Position (100%, 3 years) in Psychology, with a Focus on Employer Images in Job Ads, University of Copenhagen

The Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), invites candidates for a postdoctoral position (100%, 36 months). Supported by the Carlsberg Foundation, the chosen candidate will primarily work in a project related to employer images, together with a PhD student (to be hired at the Department of Computer Sciences), Isabelle Augenstein (Co-PI, Department of Computer Sciences), and Pia Ingold (PI, Department of Psychology) as well as further international collaborators.

The preferred starting date is 1 September 2023. We explicitly encourage interested PhD students to apply if they plan to submit their PhD thesis in the near future.

Your Responsibilities and Opportunities
The chosen candidate will be part of a project investigating employer images in job ads. The project will comprise studies using experimental methods, as well as analyses of two existing big data sets on job ads (one in Danish, one in German) using Natural Language Processing in collaboration with the NLP group at the Department of Computer Sciences (led by Isabelle Augenstein). The chosen candidate will contribute to the project with their expertise, interests, and skills, and is expected to publish scientific articles in international journals as well as to present findings at international conferences. In general, the position is highly research-focused, and funding is available for conducting studies, conference attendances and research visits such that candidates can extend their international network and increase their research expertise. For the selected candidate, there will be ample possibilities to influence the project and develop new project ideas within the project frame. In addition, the chosen candidate will also be asked to fulfill other work obligations (typically teaching or supervising) to a small degree.

Your Competencies
Applicants should have pursued a PhD degree in Psychology, Management, or a related field. It is desired that applicants have already gained experiences in one of the following research areas: human resource management, staffing, recruitment, and topics of diversity in this context. Candidates with strong research interests in these areas and methodological interests and skills are encouraged to apply. Specifically, it is advantageous if applicants have gained experiences in setting up online experiments, in analyzing data spanning several thousands of participants, and in multi-level analyses. It is expected that applicants have publication experience in internationally recognized scientific journals, and that the chosen candidate will contribute with collaboration skills to the interdisciplinary research team. High proficiency in spoken and written English is a requirement. It is not a requirement to speak Danish or German, but – given the task of working with Danish and German job ad data – an advantage to have some proficiency in Danish or German.

Department of Psychology
The Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (https://psychology.ku.dk/) is a hosts a large group of productive faculty, post docs and PhD-students. The research of the department covers a wide range of topics and methodologies, and has an international work environment.

Terms of Employment

The Recruitment Process
Shortlisted applicants are notified of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant themselves. Further information on these recruitment process at University of Copenhagen can be found here: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

An Equal Opportunity Workplace
The University of Copenhagen is committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to creating an inclusive working environment and therefore encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of personal background, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity etc. For more on the diverse working place environment at the University and the University’s participation in the HRS4R HR Excellence in Research, see https://employment.ku.dk/working-at-ucph/eu-charter-for-researchers/

International Applicants
The University of Copenhagen offers information and services for international researchers. Please find more information about these services as well as information on entering and working in Denmark here: https://ism.ku.dk/

Contact Information
Information about the position can be obtained from Associate Professor Pia Ingold, e-mail: pia.ingold@psy.ku.dk

Information about the recruitment process is available from Dorthea Andersen, HR, e.mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk. Please refer to ID 211-1331/23-2I #1.

How to Apply
Submit your completed application at our online portal. Click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page to apply. The documents must be in Adobe PDF or Word.  

Your application needs to be written in English and include the following documents:

  • Cover/Motivation letter (max. 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae including publication list and conference presentation list
  • Diplomas (bachelor, master, and PhD, if applicable)
  • 2 scientific articles (published or submitted)

The closing date for applications is 1 March 2023, 23:59 CET.

Applications or enclosures received thereafter will not be considered.

Deadline: 2023-03-01 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday March 1st, 2023

Postdoc in in the development of immuno-competent blood-brain barrier organoids to investigate cerebral malaria at Centre for Medical Parasitology

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher with a strong interest in immunology and cell biology for a postdoctoral position (21 months) commencing 1st May.

During cerebral malaria, the accumulation of infected red blood cells within the microvasculature leads to localized inflammation, disruption of the blood-brain barrier, and can lead to sudden, rapid swelling of the brain. Previous work by our group showed that infected red blood cells capable of utilizing both ICAM-1 and EPCR can selectively disrupt the blood-brain barrier and can enter endothelial cells. This discovery was facilitated using blood-brain barrier organoids, which mimic the blood-brain barrier. This project aims to further enhance the model by developing immune-competent organoids to investigate the impact Plasmodium falciparum infected red blood cells have on these immune cells. To this aim, we are seeking and enthusiastic, motivated postdoc to join our team. The project is sponsored by the Independent Research Fund Denmark.

 

Our research
The TARGETS group (https://cmp.ku.dk/research/teamtargets/) is based at the Centre for Medical Parasitology (https://cmp.ku.dk) and comprised of two PhD students and a laboratory technician under the supervision of Associate Professor Yvonne Adams.  Our research goal is to understand the impact Plasmodium falciparum infected red blood cells have upon the blood-brain barrier during cerebral malaria, with a particular focus on the role of ICAM-1. We utilize blood-brain barrier organoids, 3D cell culture, advanced microscopy, microfluidics, flow cytometry and other methods. The group is based on the 11th floor of the Mærsk Tower in state-of-the-art laboratories with access to core facilities for flow cytometry and microscopy.

 

Your job
As our new postdoc, your job would be to generate a new, immune-competent blood-brain barrier organoid model to investigate the immune responses elicited by ICAM-1 binding Plasmodium falciparum infected red blood cells and how this impacts blood-brain barrier dysfunction, peripheral immune cell migration, and the immunological responses these interactions generate. Your tasks would include, malaria parasite cell culture, mammalian (human) cell culture, flow cytometry, and confocal microscopy. Supervision of BSc/MSc students where applicable.

 

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

Essential experience and skills:

  • PhD in immunology, cell biology, infectious disease, or similar
  • Proven experience with mammalian cell culture
  • Experience with microscopy and flow cytometry
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Experience with 3D cell culture/organoids
  • Experience with culturing of malaria parasites
  • Knowledge of blood-brain barrier and malaria

 

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Centre for Medical Parasitology, Mærsk Tower, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. Department of Biomedical Sciences, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and access to state-of-the-art equipment.

 

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

The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 21 months. Starting date is May 1st, 2023. 

Salary, pension and other terms of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 35,000 DKK/approx. 4,700 EUR (October 2021 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

 

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

 

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

                            

Questions
For further information please contact Associate Professor Yvonne Adams; yadams@sund.ku.dk; www.sund.ku.dk

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

 

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

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

 

Deadline for applications: 16 February 2023, 23.59pm CET

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Deadline: 2023-02-16 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday February 16th, 2023

PhD Fellowships in Extragalactic Astrophysics Cosmic DAWN Center, Niels Bohr Institute

The Cosmic DAWN Center and the HEAVYMETAL project at the Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen invites applications for PhD Fellow positions starting in September 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.

About the Cosmic DAWN Center
DAWN is a center of excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation and is located at the Niels Bohr Institute (NBI), University of Copenhagen and at the Space division of the Danish Technical University (DTU-Space). The center brings together experts in all aspects of early Universe galaxy evolution and is deeply involved in major existing and upcoming surveys with HST, ALMA, Euclid and JWST, theoretical modelling and simulations. 

For more information on the Center's activities and researchers, please see http://cosmicdawn.dk.

The HEAVYMETAL project, funded by the European Research Council, aims to understand the nuclear and astrophysical origin of the heaviest elements in neutron star mergers. 

Who are we looking for?
We invite applications from outstanding candidates with a background in astronomy, physics, or related technical disciplines with strong motivation for doing research within DAWN’s research themes: high-redshift galaxy evolution, epoch of reionization, first stars and galaxies, dust, cosmochemical evolution, and the ISM in the early universe and dark matter, as well as within HEAVYMETAL’s research area: follow-up observations and modelling of neutron star mergers and kilonovae. 

Research projects involving both analysis of observations (including from JWST) and/or theoretical modelling are available. Positions are available for three years for candidates holding a 2-year MSc, or for four to five years in the “Integrated MSc and PhD programme” for very strong candidates holding a 1-year MSc or BSc only.

The PhD programme
Depending on your level of education, you can undertake the PhD programme as either: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Terms of the integrated programme
To be eligible for the integrated scholarship, you are (or are eligible to be) enrolled at one of the faculty’s master programmes in Astrophysics. Students on the integrated programme will enroll as PhD students simultaneously with completing their enrollment in this MSc degree programme.

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

Until the MSc degree is obtained, (when exactly two years of the full 3+5 programme remains), the grant will be paid partly in the form of 48 state education grant portions (in Danish: “SU-klip”) plus salary for work (teaching, supervision etc.) totalling a workload of at least 150 working hours per year. A PhD grant portion is DKK 6,397 before tax. 

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

Responsibilities and tasks in both PhD programmes

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

We are looking for the following qualifications

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant work experience
  • Relevant publications
  • Other relevant professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in the research themes of DAWN
  • Excellent English language skills

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

Please include:  

  1. A statement describing your research interests, experience and background and your motivation for applying for a PhD position at DAWN (maximum 2 pages, text, figures and references included).
  2. Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, any publications, language skills and other skills relevant for the position. 
  3. Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science or Master of Science and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in another language than English or Danish. If the education is not yet completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted. 
  4. Reference letters (if available)

Application deadline
The deadline for applications is 5 March 2023, 23:59 GMT +1.

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

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

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

Questions
For specific information about DAWN, please contact Charlotte Mason (charlotte.mason@nbi.ku.dk) or Guarn Nissen (guarn.nissen@nbi.ku.dk). For information about HEAVYMETAL, contact Darach Watson, darach@nbi.ku.dk.

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

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

Deadline: 2023-03-05 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday March 5th, 2023

Postdoc in Stem Cell Biology at Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a 2-year post-doctoral position in Stem Cell Biology to start in the Galvagnion group “Protein-membrane interactions in health and disease” in May 2023. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong expertise in stem cell biology and neuroscience. The purpose of the postdoc is to investigate changes in lipid metabolism associated with Parkinson’s Disease and alpha-synuclein pathology in iPSC-derived neurons

Information on the department can be found at: https://drug.ku.dk/.

Our research
Our research aims at understanding the role of dysfunctions in lipid homeostasis in the emergence of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases. Our approach consists in identifying, using biological models, lipid changes associated with these diseases and/or their risk factors and in using biophysical methods to provide at the molecular level the mechanism by which these lipid changes can influence functional protein-membrane interactions and protein aggregation. The different biological models that we consider vary in their complexity and include patient derived cells and brain materials. Our interdisciplinary research involves an international collaborative network including neuroscientists, stem cell biologists, biochemists, protein biophysicists and lipid chemists.

The main methods/techniques that we routinely use in the laboratory include molecular biology, recombinant protein production/purification; characterisation of protein, protein-membrane interactions and self/co-assembly using circular dichroism, fluorescence spectroscopy, calorimetry, electron microscopy; lipids extraction and characterisation using mass spectrometry; cell culture (established and iPS cell lines), Immunocytochemistry, Western Blot, qPCR; organelle and ex-vivo material isolation.

More information on our research can be found here:

Your job
We are looking for an outstanding and passionate scientist who has a strong background in human pluripotent stem cell biology. This post-doctoral project aims at understanding how changes in lipid metabolism associated with genetic risk factors for Parkinson’s Disease, can lead to the deposition of toxic protein aggregates in patients’ neuronal cells. Your task will involve the isolation and characterization of protein and lipids from patients’ iPSC-derived neuronal cells. The stem cells from the healthy controls and patients with Parkinson’s Disease are available and banked in our laboratory.

The project is funded by a Novo Nordisk Emerging Investigator grant and involves an established collaboration with the laboratory of Agnete Kirkeby (ReNew, Copenhagen).

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

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in cellular biology or biochemistry
  • You are highly experienced in the maintenance of iPSCs and their differentiation into neurons
  • You have an active interest in neurodegenerative disease, protein aggregation and lipid metabolism
  • You have proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • You have excellent English skills written and spoken

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Experience in protein quantification (Western Blot, Elisa assay), molecular biology (incl. CRISPR/Cas9), lipid analysis
  • Knowledge in neuroscience, stem cell biology, biochemistry

Place of employment
The place of employment is at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories, cell culture, protein production, biophysical facilities.

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 2 years. Starting date is 1 May 2023 or as soon as possible hereafter.

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 35,700 DKK/ approx. 4,790 Euro (October 2022-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 December 11, 2019.

Questions
For further information please contact Céline Galvagnion; celine.galvagnion@sund.ku.dk; https://drug.ku.dk/

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

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

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  3. A certified/signed copy of 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: 28 February 2023, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held between 14 March 2023 and 30 March 2023.

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

Deadline: 2023-02-28 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

Research assistant or postdoc in molecular biology/molecular immunology at Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

We are looking for a highly motivated research assistant or postdoc for a position starting May 1st, 2023 or as soon as possible and ending June 30th, 2024. The successful applicant will be employed as research assistant or – if qualified – as postdoc.

You will enter an on-going project on specialized ribosomes in T cell activation. The study is a collaborative effort between molecular biologists and immunologists.

Information on the department can be found at: https://icmm.ku.dk/english/.   

Our research
Our research is in the new field of “epitranscriptomics” with focus on how modifications of ribosomal RNA affect translation. We developed RiboMeth-seq for sequencing-based profiling of rRNA modifications and demonstrated the existence of specialized ribosomes in various biological settings. Our favoured model systems are development, T cell activation, muscle physiology, and cancer. Our approach is interdisciplinary and involves specialists from several fields as well as clinicians. We collaborate with local as well as international partners.

Your job
Your basic tasks will be to construct transcriptomics libraries based on RNA from FACS-sorted cells from the immune system, sequence the libraries using a local sequencer, and process data using an established pipe-line. The data will consist of modification mapping in abundant RNAs (mainly rRNA and snRNA) and low-coverage transcriptomics data. Subsequent validation experiments involve basic molecular biology protocols.  

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

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a Master or/and PhD in molecular biology or molecular immunology. For the research assistant position please note that your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (two years).
  • You are experienced in working with RNA molecules using standard molecular biology methods
  • You have basic experience with analysis of sequence information
  • You have an active interest in understanding gene expression and how it contributes to cellular function
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Good English skills written and spoken

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Experience/knowledge of basic Linux
  • Experience/knowledge of bioinformatics

Scientific environment
The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM) offers an ambitious scientific environment, with many different nationalities represented. ICMM aims to produce research with high international impact focusing on the functional cell, its genetic components, and molecular cellular mechanisms in a medical context. ICMM currently comprises five research programs, three high profile Research Centers as well as a number of international research groups. The scientists at ICMM are involved in high quality research based undergraduate and graduate teaching programs at the University of Copenhagen. You can read more at www.icmm.ku.dk.

Terms of employment
The position is full-time and the average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.

The position is a fixed-term position with starting date May 1st, 2023 or as soon as possible and end date June 30th, 2024.

Salary, pension and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

Currently, the monthly salary as research assistant starts at DKK 30,562 / approx. EUR 4,107 (October 2022-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to a pension fund.

Currently, the monthly salary as postdoc starts at DKK 35,728 / approx. EUR 4,802 (October 2022-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to a pension fund.

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

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

Questions
For further information please contact Prof. Henrik Nielsen hamra@sund.ku.dk; www.sund.ku.dk.

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

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

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

Deadline for applications: 21 February 2023, 23.59pm CET.

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

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

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

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

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.

Deadline: 2023-02-21 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday February 21st, 2023

Postdoc within Microbiology

The research field is microbiology. Published expertise with Gram-negative bacteria is required. Experience with cloning, DNA/RNA extraction, 16S microbiome analysis, quorum sensing, crystal violet staining, ultracentrifugation gradients, RNA-seq, qRT-PCR, western blotting, flow cytometry, fluorescence- and electron microscopy, and fluorescence reporter assays is required. The candidate must be fluent in R, including performing differential expression analysis, read mapping, genome analysis, alignments, phylogeny, and Kaplan-Meier survival analysis. Excellent written and spoken English is required.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within Microbiology as well as teaching and co-supervision of students. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Nina Molin Høyland-Kroghsbo: nmhk@plen.ku.dk 

The position is for two years and is open from May 15th 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

Terms of employment

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

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

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Separate reprints of 2 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is Monday 6 February 2023, 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.

Interviews will be held on 23 February 2023.

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

Deadline: 2023-02-06 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday February 6th, 2023

Up to 9 fully funded Marie S. Curie PhD positions at the Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC)

Application deadline March 25th 2023.

 

Are you:

  • Scientifically curious and determined to pursue a PhD degree?
  • Eager to understand why diseases arise and how new treatments can be developed?
  • Driven to strengthen your scientific creativity and independent thinking?

 

Up to 9 PhD positions are open in the international Marie S. Curie Doctoral Programme ‘Discovering treatment from biomedical research’ (DISCOVER). The positions are open for talented young researchers with a master’s degree, who want to pursue a PhD degree in biomedical research. The programme is co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement no. 101034291.

 

Why apply to the DISCOVER programme?

DISCOVER offers young researchers a unique opportunity to join an international and interdisciplinary PhD program within biomedicine. DISCOVER offers research training in an international and modern research environment at the university (main research supervision) and formalized collaboration with one of the neighbouring hospitals (clinical co-supervision). The training programme seek to empower all students to fully exploit the potential of their talent. The aim is to nurture scientific creativity and translational abilities, and to provide the groundwork for a career track in academia, the hospital sector or industry. The programme further seeks to empower a new generation of responsible researchers with focus on reducing the environmental footprints of research.

 

About the programme

DISCOVER will in total recruit 24 fellows over three calls during 2021-2023. The programme offers 36-months fully funded positions, attractive employment and salary conditions with enrolment as PhD student at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH. Each fellow will work with an original biomedical research project in one of BRIC’s laboratories. Clinical co-supervision will ensure to develop the translational potential of the project. An individual career development plan containing research and transferable courses, international research visits, mentoring and career activities, is also a central element. Please visit https://discover.ku.dk/ for more information on the programme.

 

About BRIC

BRIC is a top international research centre and our researchers have made seminal contributions in the field of epigenetics, cancer biology, stem cell biology, neurobiology and bioinformatics. The centre is located in modern buildings with state-of-the art facilities and counts 250 employees and more than 60% international researchers. The daily language is English. We have an open and collaborative environment and a focus on equality and inclusiveness. A student association offers network and social activities. BRIC is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. The faculty’s Graduate School has 22 specialized PhD programmes, and the DISCOVER fellows will be enrolled into the programme for Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (https://momed.ku.dk). Please visit https://bric.ku.dk/ for more information on centre.

 

 

Candidate eligibility

  • The programme is open for motivated researchers with a master’s degree and maximum three years of experience since issuing of the degree at the time of application. Applicants with an MD can have up to five years of experience. Prolonged career breaks are taken into account upon documentation (parental leave, illness, military- or civil service).
  • Transnational mobility is required, and applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activities (work, study etc.) for more than 12 months in Denmark in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline. Further, applicants may not have been employed at UCPH more than three months prior to the application deadline.

 

Key selection criteria

The selection process includes these steps of evaluation: eligibility check, evaluation of application material, interview with selection committee and host group interviews. The selection will be merit-based, using predefined scoring scales and weighed criteria in three defined areas: Education and track record, Scientific potential and Motivation – see the guide for applicants.

 

Application procedure

Please carefully read the detailed description of the eligibility criteria and requirements for the application in the guide for applicants found at http://discover.ku.dk. All applications must be received by the application deadline on March 25th 2023. The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. To be eligible, the applicant MUST use the provided mandatory templates which can be downloaded on the Discover webpage and submit all the following material: 

 

  • Motivation letter/Cover letter
  • CV (mandatory template)
  • Eligibility declaration and consent (mandatory template)
  • List of 2-3 referees (mandatory template)
  • Certified copy of original master diploma and transcripts records in the original language, including an Authorized English translation if issued in other language than English*, **
  • Documentation of English test (if required **)
  • Documentation for career breaks (if any)
  • Other relevant information for consideration

 

* If the master’s degree is not completed at time of application, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records and a written statement on the expected completion date from the institution or supervisor is required. The master’s degree needs to be completed so that the diploma is issued no later than start of the fellowship (October 1st, 2023).

 

** As a prerequisite for a PhD-employment in Denmark, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database at the Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s webpage. Please read more in the Guide for Applicants.

 

*** Please see here if you need to upload an English test: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/apply/language/. If a test is not available at the time of application, it will be required for shortlisted applicants before the selection committee interviews.

 

LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS, NOT USING THE PROVIDED TEMPLATES, WILL NOT BE EVALUATED.

 

Timeline of call

  • Opening of call: January 25th, 2023.
  • Application deadline: March 25th, 2023
  • Evaluation and selection of candidates: April-May 2023.
  • Online interviews with selection committee: May 22-26th 2023.    
  • Online host interviews: June 5-16th 2023
  • Answers to applicants: End June, early July 2023
  • Time for employment: October 1st, 2023

 

Contact

For more information about the process, guidelines or the application system, please contact DISCOVER Programme manager: Vibeke Petersen, momed@bric.ku.dk

 

Terms of employment and salary

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions offer attractive salary and working conditions. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State and according to the rules and regulations laid down by European Union’s Horizon 2020 Marie S. Curie COFUND programme. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 28,448.54 (approx. 3,824 EUR) plus pension as a PhD fellow.

The employment as PhD fellow is for 3 years. It is conditioned upon the candidates’ successful enrolment in the Faculty of Health and Medical Science’s PhD school. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the candidate and supervisor during an initial short-term employment of 3 months as a research assistant. The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the University’s rules on achieving the degree.  

Deadline: 2023-03-25 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Saturday March 25th, 2023

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Population Genomics

Department of Biology
Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

 

The Department of Biology, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a post doc position to work on population genomic analyses in large African mammals, commencing June 1st 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The 2-year post doc position is available with Associate Professor Rasmus Heller in the Section for Computational and RNA Biology, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen. The successful candidate is expected to play a leading role in population genetic analyses using whole genome sequencing data from a number of African mammal species. In addition, there will be a possibility of working on other projects using population genomics in large mammal species. There will also be a possibility of teaching courses or supervising student projects at various levels.

The specific duties of the candidate will be to perform analyses of whole-genome sequencing data with the aim of investigating genetic diversity, population structure, gene flow, phylogeography, speciation and adaptation both within individual African species, but also to synthesize findings across a number of similar species. This project is part of a larger research framework aiming to improve our understanding of the evolutionary processes within the African large-mammal fauna, and to optimize its conservation.

Description of the scientific environment
The position will be in the group of Associate Professor Rasmus Heller (RH). RHs group works on using population genetic methods to infer evolutionary processes in wildlife species, including how evolutionary processes interact with geography, climate and humans. Current focal research directions include speciation genomics, the genomic landscape of population divergence and introgression, and conservation genomics. The research group consists of two PhD. students and four post docs. For more information, see https://rathmuth.wixsite.com/wildlifegenetics. The group is part of the larger Statistical and Population Genetics group (www.popgen.dk), consisting of a dynamic team of four PIs working closely together on animal and human population genetics, high throughput data analyses, statistical genetics and method development. In addition, the hosting group has a strong national and international network of collaborators.

Qualifications
To be considered, applicants must have a PhD in population genetics/genomics, bioinformatics or a similar quantitative field. A strong analytical profile will be prioritized for this position. In addition, the following are formal requirements to apply:

  • comprehensive experience in working with linux/unix and command lines, as well as proficiency in one or more programming languages (such as R, Python, Perl, C/C++).
  • experience in working with raw whole-genome sequencing data, including experience with data filtering and cleaning.
  • experience with state-of-the-art population genomic analyses.
  • a demonstrated ability to communicate his/her scientific work in writing and in oral presentations.
  • must have published high-quality peer-reviewed papers.

In addition to these formal requirements, the following will be considered advantageous in candidates:

  • is highly motivated, able to work independently and has good interpersonal skills.
  • is able to work efficiently in a team including several other participants.
  • has an interest in zoology, ecology, conservation or other areas of biological research, and an ability to link population genetic analyses to biological context.

Further information on the Department of Biology can be found at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Department Niels Kroer (nk@bio.ku.dk) or Rasmus Heller (rheller@bio.ku.dk).

The position is open from June 1st 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter, and has a duration of two years with a possibility for extension.

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

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

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

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers
  •  

The deadline for applications is 20th February 2023 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/.

Interviews will be held during March.

Deadline: 2023-02-20 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday February 20th, 2023

Postdoc in Mechanisms of Signalling and Transcription by Structural Disorder in the REPIN center for IDPs

We are looking for a number of highly motivated and dynamic researchers to join the Novo Nordisk Foundation Challenge Center REPIN (REthinking Protein INteractions) to work on intrinsically disordered proteins as Postdocs for 2 years with potential for extension, starting May 1st 2023 or soon thereafter.

Information on the department and REPIN can be found at: 
www.bio.ku.dk
www.bio.ku.dk/REPIN

Our research
The primary research focus in REPIN is to understand how intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) interact, and the ways in which these functional mechanisms occur. By joining the REPIN center you will either be a part of the groups of both Karen Skriver and Birthe B. Kragelund, or Birthe B. Kragelund alone, depending on the candidates interests and skills. The REPIN center hosts five research groups and constitutes a dynamic, international, and multi‑disciplinary research environment, that comprises state-of-the-art facilities to study IDPs, including a suite of biophysical techniques and high-field biomolecular NMR spectroscopy.

Your job
We have a number of promising research projects presently on offer to postdoctoral researchers. These include characterizing novel binding mechanisms of transcription factors, investigating the role of acidic IDPs in the extracellular matrix, or deconstructing the role of disorder for cytokine receptor signaling. The candidate(s) will have an influence on the exact directions of the projects, which will approached by combining methods in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, and structural biology.

The postdocs’ primary responsibilities will consist of:

  • research, including publication/academic dissemination duties
  • supervision of students and limited teaching

Profile
We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic scientists with the following competencies and experience.

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in biochemistry, chemistry, biophysics, structural biology or similar
  • You are highly experienced in protein purification
  • You are highly experienced in one or more of the following techniques: ITC, biomolecular NMR, kinetics, single-molecule techniques, or other quantitative biophysical techniques.
  • Prior publication in internationally recognized journals to which you have contributed significantly
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills, both written and spoken
  • Prior IDP knowledge is an advantage

Place of employment
The place of employment is at the REPIN center, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment.

Terms of employment
Salary, pension and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 35,000 DKK/approx. 4,700 EUR (October 2021 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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

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

Questions
For further information please contact Birthe B. Kragelund (bbk@bio.ku.dk) or Karen Skriver (KSkriver@bio.ku.dk)

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

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

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

Application deadline:  March 10th, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in March 2023.

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.

 

Københavns Universitet giver sine knap 10.000 medarbejdere muligheder for at udnytte deres talent fuldt ud i et ambitiøst, uformelt miljø. Vi sikrer traditionsrige og moderne rammer om uddannelser og fri forskning på højt internationalt niveau. Vi søger svar og løsninger på fælles problemer og gør ny viden tilgængelig og nyttig for andre.

Info

Ansøgningsfrist: 28-02-2023

Ansættelsesdato: 01-05-2023

Arbejdstid: Fuldtid

Afdeling/Sted: REPIN Center, Department of Biology

 

Deadline: 2023-03-10 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday March 10th, 2023

PhD fellowship in Microanalytical Solutions for Drug Transport Studies across Barriers at the Department of Pharmacy

We are offering a PhD fellowship in Microanalytical Solutions for Drug Transport Studies across Barriers commencing on 15 May 2023 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Our group and research
Research related to this position will be performed in the Microscale Analytical Systems Group (group leader: Prof. Jörg P. Kutter). The Microscale Analytical Systems Group is internationally recognized in research on microfluidic systems with a focus on chemical-analytical separations and sample preparation approaches. We also have strong collaborative efforts for application of microfluidic approaches in pharmaceutical and life sciences problems.

Project description
The PhD project’s focus is on developing sensitive analytical methods directly coupled to a microfluidic organ-on-a-chip based skin model. It is envisioned to realize sample preparation (e.g., solid phase extraction or electro-membrane extraction) and separation modalities (chromatography or electrophoresis) also using microfluidics and microfabrication approaches, and then finally provide an interface to mass spectrometry.
The ultimate goal is to have an online, time-resolved detection of drug transport processes through a skin model and also be able to investigate kinetics of possible metabolite production and cell fate in this model. The project is embedded in a larger highly cross-disciplinary project involving four dynamic research groups (at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and the University of Copenhagen (UCPH)) under the common leadership of Prof. Jonathan Brewer from SDU. Strong ties and interactions with in particular the Brewer group is considered essential to arrive at solutions to provide meaningful insight by combining the analytical methods directly with the organ-on-a-chip models.

Principal supervisor is Prof. Jörg P. Kutter, Department of Pharmacy, jorg.kutter@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 2671 0519.

Start: 15 May 2023

Duration: 3 years as a PhD student

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

  • Carrying through an independent research project under supervision.
  • Completing PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approximately 30 ECTS points.
  • Participating in active research environments including a stay at another research team.
  • Obtaining experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Teaching and disseminating your knowledge.
  • Writing a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project, e.g., analytical chemistry, microfluidics, or nanotechnology.  Please note that your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (two years).

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • A curious mind-set with a strong interest in analytical chemistry
  • Language skills.

Place of employment
The place of employment is at the Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories microfluidics research and analytical chemical experiments. We expect the successful candidate to spend some time in direct collaboration with the project partners at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense.

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

The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 3 years. The start date is 15 May 2023 or after agreement.

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

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

Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary starts at approximately 28,400 DKK/roughly 3,780 EUR (October 2022 level) plus pension.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline: 12 February 2023, 23.59 CET

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Deadline: 2023-02-12 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday February 12th, 2023

Postdoctoral researcher in alpha cell biology and diabetes

Department biology
Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

 

We are looking for a highly motivated, dynamic and driven researcher with a PhD or equivalent to join the section for Cell Biology and Physiology (CBP), Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen to work in the Knudsen group. The candidate should have a strong background in cell biology, physiology and/or molecular biology. The starting date is 1st of May 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The postdoctoral researcher position is funded as part of an ERC Starting grant.

About us
We are located at the Department of Biology, and the section from cell biology and physiology in UCPH north campus. The section consists of 11 groups with a broad interest in basic understanding of cell biology and physiology as well as molecular disease mechanisms (https://www1.bio.ku.dk/english/research/cbp/

Our research
We are interested in the fundamental mechanisms that control secretion of the hormone glucagon from pancreatic alpha cells, and how changes in alpha cell function contribute to the regulation of whole-body metabolism and physiology. We work on cell cultures, primary tissue from genetically modified mouse models and human donors. Using biochemical assays, live cell time lapse microscopy and in-situ perfusion, combined with in vivo experiments we explore how alpha cell function is regulated. 

Your job
We are looking for individuals interested in exploring alpha cell biology. As a postdoctoral researcher you will participate in a project where we will investigate kinase signaling in alpha cells. The aim of the project is to integrate the mechanisms that regulate glucagon secretion. As part of the project, you will directly work with the generation of viral constructs and use live cell FRET imaging to understand paracrine signaling in alpha cells. You will also have the opportunity to participate in the maintenance of several colonies of genetically modified mice and design and perform in vivo experiments to follow up on observations made in isolated islets.

Profile
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic researcher who, in addition to the desired expertise stated above, has the following skills and qualifications:

Required qualifications:

  • PhD in cell biology, physiology, metabolism or similar.
  • Experience with confocal microscopy
  • Expertise in molecular cloning
  • Proven track record showing scientific productivity with publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience in supervising other researchers at different levels.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and spoken.

 

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full-time position for 2 years. Starting date is May 1, 2023, or after agreement.

Salary, pension, and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated.

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

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

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

Questions
Inquiries about the position can be made to Jakob G Knudsen (jgknudsen@bio.ku.dk).

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

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

  • Cover letter expressing the motivation and previous research experience of the applicant (max 1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of the PhD degree certificate and the Master degree certificate. In case the PhD has not yet been completed, a written statement from the supervisor confirming it will be obtained before May 1, 2023, is acceptable.
  • List of publications
  • References (name and contact details of at least two references)

Application Deadline: 26 February 2023, 23.59pm CET

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

 

Deadline: 2023-02-26 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday February 26th, 2023

Postdoc position in Primary cilia and pH-regulatory ion transport proteins

Postdoc position in Primary cilia and pH-regulatory ion transport proteins

Department of Biology
Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

 

Description of the project

Most cells in our body contain antenna-like structures on their surface called primary cilia, which are important for regulating cell-cell communication and thereby the development and function of our organs. Defects in cilia can lead to severe human diseases called ciliopathies, which often affect the kidneys. The aim of this project is to investigate how two pH-regulatory ion transporters, NBCn1 and NHE1, are targeted to the primary cilium of mammalian kidney cells, and how they regulate pH within the cilium. NBCn1 and NHE1 regulate essential processes in our cells and organs and their dysfunction is linked to diseases like cancer and hypertension, but it is not clear how they get localized to and function at cilia. Likewise, intraciliary pH and its possible effect on ciliary function are unknown. The results will provide new insight into fundamental cellular trafficking mechanisms, the regulation and subcellular functions of NBCn1 and NHE1, and into how pH may affect cilia-mediated signaling.

The project is a collaboration between the Cilia Group and the NHE1 Group, both of which are located in the August Krogh Building, and is funded by a 3-year grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The postdoc’s duties will include research within the above-described field as well as teaching/student supervision. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Lotte Bang Pedersen (E-mail: lbpedersen@bio.ku.dk) or Professor Stine Falsig Pedersen (E-mail: sfpedersen@bio.ku.dk).

 

The position is open from 1st of May, 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

Terms of employment

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

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

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

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Complete publication list
  • Name of at least 2 references

The deadline for applications is 19th of February, 2023, at 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/.

Interviews will be held from 13th to 17th of March, 2023.

Deadline: 2023-02-19 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday February 19th, 2023

PhD scholarship in “Labor Supply and Inequality within Families”, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Applications are invited for PhD scholarship at the Department of Economics. Enrolment will be at the Faculty of Social Sciences under Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences.

The position starting date is 1 September 2023 or 1 February 2024.

The project
Rising inequality is a global concern and many economic policy proposals are partly evaluated on their impact on inequality measures. This does not include intra-household inequality, however. More than 50% of OECD households are couples, and understanding intra-household inequality is thus key for understanding inequality in general, and gender inequality in particular. This project will study how family and divorce related policies affect labor supply and gender inequality within families.

Using quantitative models to asses e.g. labor market effects of tax and transfer policies has a long tradition in economics. Most existing economic research builds on the so-called “unitary model”, which assumes that couples act as a unit and ignores intra-household inequality. In this project, we will instead build on recent advances in economic theory of the household focusing on intra-household allocations.

The theoretical cornerstone throughout the project is the “limited commitment” framework of dynamic bargaining of couples. Combining our own collected survey with Danish register data we will analyze how family and divorce-related policies can affect intra-household inequality and labor supply. To this end, we will combine state of the art “reduced-form” methods with frontier numerical methods.

Your role
You will work together with principal investigator Thomas Jørgensen, a post-doctoral researcher to be hired, Hamish Low (Oxford), Allesandra Voena (Stanford), and Abi Adams-Prassl (Oxford). You will work on specific sub-project headed by me, but you will also develop your own independent sub-projects.

You will help with the collection and analysis of survey data of among other things Danish couple’s time allocation. You will use causal methods to analyze effects of implemented family-policies.

You will be connected to the Center for Economic Behavior and Inequality, the Center for Computational Economics and the Labor group. This will provide you with many junior and senior colleagues to discuss both theoretical, empirical and computational aspects of you work. As part of your studies you will also travel internationally to visit other research environments.

Preferably, you have some prior experience with computational economics and/or data analysis.

The PhD programme
The PhD programme provides PhD students with strong research training which opens up a window of opportunity to a variety of careers within the private and public sectors. The programme includes the drafting of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, teaching, and other forms of knowledge dissemination. The PhD programme will be undertaken as a three year full-time study within the framework of the 5+3 study programme, or a four year full-time study within the framework of the 4+4 study programme.   

Duties and Responsibilities
Further information about the PhD study programme is available on the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences:

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/ 

Under "Legal basis" on the website you will find information about the rules and guidelines for the PhD programme and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD programme at the Universities. 

Information about the PhD study programme is also available on the PhD website of the Department of Economics:

https://www.economics.ku.dk/phd/

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the research strategy and the ongoing research at the Department before submitting their application. Further information can be found: 

https://www.economics.ku.dk/research/

Applications 

  • 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 enroll as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.  
  • Please note that normally there is strong competition for these scholarships, and only a few can be awarded each term.  

Scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme
To enroll in the 5+3 PhD study programme the applicant must have completed a two year MSc degree programme in Economics, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level. Applicants can apply before they fulfill this, but the employment cannot start beforehand. Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. PhD students are paid a salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the three year period without additional pay. The work obligation can include for instance teaching.  

Scholarship in the 4+4 PhD study programme 
To enroll in the 4+4 PhD programme the applicant must have 60 ECTS of an MSc degree programme in Economics. Applicants can apply before they fulfill this, but the employment cannot start beforehand. Students who have completed a BSc plus 60 ECTS of an MSc degree programme enrol as PhD students simultaneously with their enrolment in the MSc degree programme. Applicants should check the PhD curriculum for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. Until an MSc degree is obtained, the grant is paid partly in the form of up to 48 state education grant portions (in Danish: SU-klip). More specifically the PhD student will be paid two grant portions per month plus salary for work (teaching, presentations etc.) which totals a workload of at least 280 hours. Payment and conditions of employment are carried out in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Upon completion of the MSc degree the student is transferred to the salary-earning part of the PhD studies.

How to apply
Submit a complete application at our online portal. Click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page to apply. The documents must be in Adobe PDF or Word.

  • Project abstract: Please fill in the project abstract in the application form. Must not exceed 1.200 characters.
  • Cover Letter: Detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
  • Project description:  Describe a research project you would like to work in with-in the broader project. No more than 12.000 keystrokes (not including bibliography).
  • CV  
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc) 
  • Time schedule
  • Budget (if relevant)
  • Other information for consideration: E.g. list of publications, documentation of English language qualifications (if any).

Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that they are scanned and collected into one file.  

Application process
On the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences you will find information about the application process, and enclosures to include with your electronic application:

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/applicants/application/current_advertisement/
https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/til_ansogere/ansoegning/aktuelle_opslag/

The recruitment process
Further information on the recruitment process at University of Copenhagen can be found here: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment: 

1. Research qualifications as reflected in the project proposal. 

2. Quality and feasibility of the project.  

3. Qualifications and knowledge in relevant Anthropology disciplines. 

4. Performance (grades obtained) in graduate and post-graduate studies. 

5. Department of Economics can offer adequate supervision for the research topic in question. 

Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the assessment 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 here

An Equal Opportunity Workplace
The University of Copenhagen is committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to creating an inclusive working environment and therefore encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of personal background, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity etc. For more on the diverse working place environment at the University and the University’s participation in the HRS4R HR Excellence in Researrch, see https://employment.ku.dk/working-at-ucph/eu-charter-for-researchers/

International applicant?
The University of Copenhagen offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including support before and during your relocation and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about these services as well as information on entering and working in Denmark here: https://ism.ku.dk/

Contact information
Information about the recruitment process is available from Dorthea Andersen, HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number: 211-1334/23-2H #1.

Additional information about the position can be obtained from Associate Professor Thomas Jørgensen, e-mail: tjo@econ.ku.dk

The closing date for applications is 1 March 2023 (CET).

Applications received after the deadline will not be taken into account.

Deadline: 2023-03-01 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday March 1st, 2023

PhD scholarship in The Origins of the Welfare State and Economic Development, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Applications are invited for PhD scholarship at the Department of Economics. Enrolment will be at the Faculty of Social Sciences under Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences.

The position starting date is 1 June 2023 or as early as possible thereafter.

The project
The Nordic countries, including Denmark, are known for their strong public support for institutions such as the redistributive welfare state and high levels of economic development. However, the reasons for this phenomenon are debated. The modernization hypothesis posits that these characteristics developed concurrently with economic growth, while other scholars argue that the institutions themselves played a key role in driving economic development and, in turn, garnering widespread public support

This research project aims to examine the impact of policies related to the initial implementation of the welfare state and changes in democratic institutions on regional income and health inequalities during the 20th century. To do this, the study employs a historical framework using municipality data, which addresses the issue of unobserved heterogeneity present in many cross-national studies. Utilizing over 50 years of data, the project seeks to understand the long-term effects of various significant policy reforms. The study utilizes Danish historical data, which is of exceptional quality and offers a high level of detail compared to data from other countries. For instance, Danish historical tax records provide valuable insight into the past, with tabulated accounts of taxable income levels in each municipality from 1904 to 1970, including variables such as total income earned and the number of taxpayers in different income thresholds. This data allows for the measurement of income inequality across municipalities as well as within municipalities.

The specific research questions are:

1. How do investments in welfare and redistribution of public expenditures influence regional income and health inequalities?

2. How do unemployment-insurance policies impact labor markets and how effective are they compared to investments in welfare?

3. How does the political redistribution of power (and social-democratic rule) influence welfare spending, taxation, and the local economy?

Your role
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with Casper Worm Hansen (UCPH) and Peter Sandholt Jensen (Linnaeus University) in addressing the research questions outlined above through the execution of two or three specific sub-projects. These projects will encompass: 1) the collection and digitization of historical data, 2) the analysis of the collected data using cutting-edge causal empirical methods, and 3) assistance in the dissemination of findings through written publications. In addition, the candidate will have dedicated time to develop and pursue their own ideas within the broader scope of the project. The funding provided by the project also allows for many opportunities to visit other international research institutions.

The PhD programme
The PhD programme provides PhD students with strong research training which opens up a window of opportunity to a variety of careers within the private and public sectors. The programme includes the drafting of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, teaching, and other forms of knowledge dissemination. The PhD programme will be undertaken as a three year full-time study within the framework of the 5+3 study programme, or a four year full-time study within the framework of the 4+4 study programme.

Duties and Responsibilities
Further information about the PhD study programme is available on the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences:

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/

Under "Legal basis" on the website you will find information about the rules and guidelines for the PhD programme and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD programme at the Universities. 

Information about the PhD study programme is also available on the PhD website of the Department of Economics:

https://www.economics.ku.dk/phd

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the research strategy and the ongoing research at the Department before submitting their application. Further information can be found:

https://www.economics.ku.dk/research/

Applications 

  • 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 enroll as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.  
  • Please note that normally there is strong competition for these scholarships, and only a few can be awarded each term.  

Scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme
To enroll in the 5+3 PhD study programme the applicant must have completed a two year MSc degree programme in Economics, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level. Applicants can apply before they fulfill this, but the employment cannot start beforehand. Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. PhD students are paid a salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the three year period without additional pay. The work obligation can include for instance teaching.    

Scholarship in the 4+4 PhD study programme 
To enroll in the 4+4 PhD programme the applicant must have 60 ECTS of an MSc degree programme in Economics. Applicants can apply before they fulfill this, but the employment cannot start beforehand. Students who have completed a BSc plus 60 ECTS of an MSc degree programme enrol as PhD students simultaneously with their enrolment in the MSc degree programme. Applicants should check the PhD curriculum for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. Until an MSc degree is obtained, the grant is paid partly in the form of up to 48 state education grant portions (in Danish: SU-klip). More specifically the PhD student will be paid two grant portions per month plus salary for work (teaching, presentations etc.) which totals a workload of at least 280 hours. Payment and conditions of employment are carried out in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Upon completion of the MSc degree the student is transferred to the salary-earning part of the PhD studies.

How to apply
Submit a complete application at our online portal. Click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page to apply. The documents must be in Adobe PDF or Word.

  • Project abstract: Please fill in the project abstract in the application form. Must not exceed 1.200 characters.
  • Cover Letter: Detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
  • Project description:  Describe a research project you would like to work in with-in the broader project. No more than 12.000 keystrokes (not including bibliography).
  • CV  
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc) 
  • Time schedule
  • Budget (if relevant)
  • Other information for consideration: E.g. list of publications, documentation of English language qualifications (if any).

Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that they are scanned and collected into one file.  

Application process
On the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences you will find information about the application process, and enclosures to include with your electronic application: 

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/applicants/application/current_advertisement/
https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/til_ansogere/ansoegning/aktuelle_opslag/

The recruitment process
Further information on the recruitment process at University of Copenhagen can be found here: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment:

1. Research qualifications as reflected in the project proposal. 

2. Quality and feasibility of the project.  

3. Qualifications and knowledge in relevant Anthropology disciplines. 

4. Performance (grades obtained) in graduate and post-graduate studies. 

5. Department of Economics can offer adequate supervision for the research topic in question. 

Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the assessment 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 here.

An Equal Opportunity Workplace
The University of Copenhagen is committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to creating an inclusive working environment and therefore encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of personal background, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity etc. For more on the diverse working place environment at the University and the University’s participation in the HRS4R HR Excellence in Researrch, see https://employment.ku.dk/working-at-ucph/eu-charter-for-researchers/

International applicant?
The University of Copenhagen offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including support before and during your relocation and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about these services as well as information on entering and working in Denmark here: https://ism.ku.dk/

Contact information
Information about the recruitment process is available from Dorthea Andersen, HR, e-mail hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number 211-1336/23-2H #1.

Additional information about the position can be obtained from Associate Professor Casper Worm Hansen, e-mail casper.worm.hansen@econ.ku.dk

The closing date for applications is 1 March 2023 at 23:59 (CET).

Applications received after the deadline will not be taken into account.

Deadline: 2023-03-01 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday March 1st, 2023

PhD scholarship in “Modeling Economic Agents as Deep Reinforcement Learners”, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Applications are invited for PhD scholarship at the Department of Economics. Enrolment will be at the Faculty of Social Sciences under Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences.

The position starting date is 1 September 2023 or 1 February 2024.

The project
The standard approach in economics is to assume economic agents behave as if they perfectly solve a mathematical optimization problem derived directly from the environment the agents are assumed to live in and the objectives they are assumed to aim for. Consumption-saving behavior in a simple life-cycle model, for example, follows from an environment in terms of the income and asset return risks households face and objectives in terms of their intertemporal preferences for consumption.

Even for pure technical reasons the assumption of perfect problem solving is problematic because solving the full model then requires solving the optimization problems each agent face. This becomes a central computational bottleneck for model builders, and implies that only rather simple environments are considered. In a consumption-saving model, this implies a danger of over-simplifying the income and return risks households face, such that we get a distorted understanding of consumption-saving behavior in general and the drivers of precautionary saving in particular.

The project’s hypothesis is that modelling economic agents as imperfect problem solvers is the way forward to break the bottleneck. The specific approach in this project will be to endow economic agents with artificial intelligence by assuming they behave as if they solve their mathematical optimization problems imperfectly with deep reinforcement learning. The first part of the project is therefore theoretical and computational, and develops this in detail.

Deep reinforcement algorithms were developed with the prescriptive goal to solve problems »good enough«, but when assuming economic agents behave as if using such algorithms, their descriptive content for observed behavior must also be investigated. The second part of the project is therefore empirical, and will run behavioral experiments to test this.

The project will result in a new framework for »microfounded« macroeconomic models with bounded rational behavior. The abandonment of the strict requirement of perfect problem solving makes it computationally feasible to consider more complex environments with more pervasive heterogeneity than in today’s general equilibrium models. Ultimately, this improves our ability to make counter-factual policy analysis, especially regarding questions where inequality is important. The use of deep reinforcement learning makes it easier to ensure agents are intentional and forward-looking enough than in e.g. agent-based models, where the behavior of agents for a large part is described in terms of exogenous algorithmic rules. This is central for analyzing any economic policy where behavioral patterns might respond endogenously.

Your role
You will work together with primary investigator Jeppe Druedahl and post doctoral researcher to be hired. To begin with you will work on a specific sub-project headed by Jeppe Druedahl, but later you will develop your own independent sub-projects.

You will be connected to the Center for Economic Behavior and Inequality, the Center for Computational and the Macroeconomics group. This will provide you with many junior and senior colleagues to discuss both theoretical, empirical and computational aspects of you work. As part of you studies you will also travel internationally to visit other research environments.

You should have some prior experience with computational economics and a strong background in economic theory.

The PhD programme
The PhD programme provides PhD students with strong research training which opens up a window of opportunity to a variety of careers within the private and public sectors. The programme includes the drafting of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, teaching, and other forms of knowledge dissemination. The PhD programme will be undertaken as a three year full-time study within the framework of the 5+3 study programme, or a four year full-time study within the framework of the 4+4 study programme.   

Duties and Responsibilities
Further information about the PhD study programme is available on the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences: 

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/

Under "Legal basis" on the website you will find information about the rules and guidelines for the PhD programme and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD programme at the Universities.

Information about the PhD study programme is also available on the PhD website of the Department of Economics:

https://www.economics.ku.dk/phd/

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the research strategy and the ongoing research at the Department before submitting their application. Further information can be found:

https://www.economics.ku.dk/research/

Applications

  • 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 enroll as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.  
  • Please note that normally there is strong competition for these scholarships, and only a few can be awarded each term.  

Scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme
To enroll in the 5+3 PhD study programme the applicant must have completed a two year MSc degree programme in Economics, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level. Applicants can apply before they fulfill this, but the employment cannot start beforehand. Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. PhD students are paid a salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the three year period without additional pay. The work obligation can include for instance teaching.  

Scholarship in the 4+4 PhD study programme 
To enroll in the 4+4 PhD programme the applicant must have 60 ECTS of an MSc degree programme in Economics. Applicants can apply before they fulfill this, but the employment cannot start beforehand. Students who have completed a BSc plus 60 ECTS of an MSc degree programme enrol as PhD students simultaneously with their enrolment in the MSc degree programme. Applicants should check the PhD curriculum for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. Until an MSc degree is obtained, the grant is paid partly in the form of up to 48 state education grant portions (in Danish: SU-klip). More specifically the PhD student will be paid two grant portions per month plus salary for work (teaching, presentations etc.) which totals a workload of at least 280 hours. Payment and conditions of employment are carried out in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Upon completion of the MSc degree the student is transferred to the salary-earning part of the PhD studies.

How to apply
Submit a complete application at our online portal. Click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page to apply. The documents must be in Adobe PDF or Word.

  • Project abstract: Please fill in the project abstract in the application form. Must not exceed 1.200 characters.
  • Cover Letter: Detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
  • Project description:  Describe a research project you would like to work in with-in the broader project. No more than 12.000 keystrokes (not including bibliography).
  • CV  
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc) 
  • Time schedule
  • Budget (if relevant)
  • Other information for consideration: E.g. list of publications, documentation of English language qualifications (if any).

Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that they are scanned and collected into one file.

Application process
On the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences you will find information about the application process, and enclosures to include with your electronic application:

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/applicants/application/current_advertisement/
https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/til_ansogere/ansoegning/aktuelle_opslag/

The recruitment process
Further information on the recruitment process at University of Copenhagen can be found here: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment:

1. Research qualifications as reflected in the project proposal. 

2. Quality and feasibility of the project.  

3. Qualifications and knowledge in relevant Anthropology disciplines. 

4. Performance (grades obtained) in graduate and post-graduate studies. 

5. Department of Economics can offer adequate supervision for the research topic in question. 

Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the assessment 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 here

An Equal Opportunity Workplace
The University of Copenhagen is committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to creating an inclusive working environment and therefore encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of personal background, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity etc. For more on the diverse working place environment at the University and the University’s participation in the HRS4R HR Excellence in Researrch, see https://employment.ku.dk/working-at-ucph/eu-charter-for-researchers/

International applicant?
The University of Copenhagen offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including support before and during your relocation and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about these services as well as information on entering and working in Denmark here: https://ism.ku.dk/

Contact information
Information about the recruitment process is available from Dorthea Andersen, HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number 211-1335/23-2H #1.

Additional information about the position can be obtained from Associate Professor Jeppe Druedahl, e-mail: jeppe.druedahl@econ.ku.dk

The closing date for applications is 1 March 2023 at 23:59 (CET).

Applications received after the deadline will not be taken into account.

Deadline: 2023-03-01 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday March 1st, 2023

PhD fellowship in Plant Glycobiology and Biotechnology

Section of Plant Glycobiology, PLEN, invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in cellulose nanofiber based biocomposites, a joint project with the Danish Technical University (DTU) and Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA). This multidisciplinary project is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Expected start date is 1 June 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project
The PhD-student will study interactions between phenolics and cellulose nanofibers (CNF) and develop new processing concepts, including enzymatic methods for CNF surface modification. Expression of new enzymes for processing will be done in collaboration with our partners at DTU. The project will comprise an element of gene discovery in organisms that are able to disassemble wood and other types of lignocellulosic biomass and will also include innovative development of analytical methods to monitor the modifications in order to identify, quantify and understand the conversions and surface modifications, and link the chemical changes to the biomass features. 

If you are seeking to establish your career as a topnotch scientist who wants to generate results that can help build a sustainable future, this PhD offers strong options for fulfilling such an ambition.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for candidates with a strong interest in working at the interface of biotechnology, sustainable biorefining, and new materials development, with a background in biotechnology, biochemistry or chemical engineering. Prior hands-on experience with either heterologous enzyme production, cell wall biology, biomass processing or material science will be considered particular strengths. We expect that you are highly self-motivated, passionate, and diligent about your work. In addition you must communicate well verbally and in writing (English), and thrive in an International, collaborative and multidisciplinary environment, and enjoy supervising BSc and MSc students.

The Cell Wall Biology and Bioengineering Laboratory is engaged in both very basic research in cell wall polysaccharide biosynthesis and evolution, and in using understanding of cell wall architecture for building bioinspired novel materials. The laboratory is located at UCPH’s Frederiksberg Campus in Copenhagen.

Our research facilities in the Section comprise a specialized glycobiology analytical platform while our Department provides access to a state of the art research infrastructure of more general nature. The work will comprise close collaboration with our project partners at Section for Protein Chemistry and Enzyme Technology at DTU.

Principal supervisor is Professor Peter Ulvskov, ulvskov@plen.ku.dk, +45 6178 9439

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

Terms of employment in the regular programme
Employment as PhD fellow is full time and for maximum 3 years.  A Danish PhD-programme comprises the following:

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

Employment is conditional upon your successful enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD School at the Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

Application and Assessment Procedure

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

Please include

  1. A cover letter that, in addition to general aspects, comprises an account of your motivation for applying for this particular PhD project. Relate the qualifications that you bring to the project to the topic of cellulose nanofiber composites and/or relevant enzymology and biomass processing (max 2 pages). Applications with generic cover letters will not be evaluated.
  2. Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  3. Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science or Master of Science and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in another language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
  4. Publication list (if any)
  5. Reference letters or contact information on peers that we may contact.

Application deadline:

The application deadline is Wednesday 1 March 2023, 23:59 GMT+1.

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

Interviews with selected candidates are expected to be held in week 13, March 2023.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2023-03-01 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday March 1st, 2023