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Ph.D. scholarship in plasmid-host interactions

Section of Microbiology, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in plasmid-host interactions commencing 1.1.2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Project description
This Ph.D. project will examine interactions between plasmids and other genetic elements within the genomes of host bacteria. The Ph.D. project will be based around the notion that the evolutionary success criteria of chromosomes and plasmids is not the same as suggested by theories on selfish genes and genomic conflict. The Ph.D. student will study how plasmids interact with the rest of the host genomes at the molecular level and if plasmids this way promote specific host behaviors to enhance their own evolutionary success. Here, a particular interest will be in CRISPR-Cas systems encoded by plasmids and those targeting plasmids. The main tasks of the Ph.D. scholar will be to do molecular engineering of both plasmids and chromosomes, construct bio-reporters, perform fluorescence-activated cell sorting and confocal laser scanning microscopy, genome sequencing, and transcriptomics.

The position is for 3 years and the project will be carried out at Section of Microbiology, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen where you will engage in teamwork within the group and with national and international collaborators.

Qualifications
We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious researcher in molecular microbiology with hands-on experience with CRISPR-Cas-based genome engineering and flow cytometry. Applicants should have the following qualifications:

•    M.Sc. degree in biotechnology, microbiology or a closely related field
•    Hands on experience with genetic engineering using CRISPR-Cas systems.
•    Documented experience with flow cytometry and fluorescence-based reporter systems.
•    Experience with synthetic biology.
•    In depth knowledge of plasmid- and CRISPR-Cas biology will be seen as an advantage.
•    Knowledge or experience with genome sequencing and transcriptomics will be seen as an advantage.
•    Fluency in English.

For further information, contact: Assistant Professor Jonas Stenløkke Madsen jsmadsen@bio.ku.dk.

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

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 325.625 (approx. €43,400) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,980). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include
•    Motivated letter of application,
•    Curriculum Vitae
•    Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
•    Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
•    Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

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

The deadline for applications is 6 October 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

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

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH in this links: http://ism.ku.dk, https://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm and https://www.workindenmark.dk/

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Deadline: 6 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Biology
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Post expires on Sunday October 6th, 2019

Ph.d fellow – cookable milk gels

Department of Food Science (FOOD), Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD project about Cookable milk gels from 1 January 2020 or soon thereafter. 

Project description

The Department of Food Science, Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen seeks a PhD candidate to work on a project with focus on understanding the mechanisms behind formation of cookable milk gels. The PhD project is financed by the Danish Dairy Research Foundation.

Consumers are presently focusing on alternatives to meat, which can be served as part of a main meal. An already existing alternative is paneer, a South Asian dairy product produced by combined heat treatment and acidification. This combined processing shows promise in terms of producing milk-based alternatives to meat as it appears to enable creation of a good texture that is stable to most cooking techniques. However, there is a lack of basic understanding of the stability and microstructure of paneer and similar products. The proposed project will be an Indian-Danish collaboration, involving University of Copenhagen (KU) and the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) as well as the Danish dairy company Arla Foods.

The project has the overall objective of understanding the mechanism of formation of heat and acid induced milk gels, with good sensorial properties and stability to cooking, to be use as meat alternatives.

Principal supervisor isProfessor,Lilia Ahrné, Department of Food Science, E-mail lilia@food.ku.dk , Direct Phone: +45 3533 3794 with co-supervision by Professor Richard Ipsen, Email: ri@food.ku.dk, Direct Phone: + 45 3533 3225

Job description

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

  • Manage and carry through your experimentally based research project
  • Take PhD courses
  • Write scientific papers and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department
     
    Key criteria for the assessment of candidates
  • A strong commitment to research and performing experiments at various  scales (lab, pilot, full-scale)
  • Strong interest in food processing technology and understanding the effects of process on product properties
  • Previous experience in dairy processing, rheology/texture or microscopy of foods are an advantage
  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Interpersonal skills

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

Applicants should hold an MSc degree in food technology or food science or within  chemical or biochemical engineering with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Terms of employment

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

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 325.625 (approx. €43,400) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,980). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. 

Questions

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor, Professor,Lilia Ahrné, Department of Food Science, E-mail lilia@food.ku.dk , Direct Phone: +45 3533 3794

Application Procedure

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

Please include:

  • Cover letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records 
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any), peer reviewed and other
  • List of references or personal recommendations  letters
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

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

The deadline for applications is 6 October 2019 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

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

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Post expires on Sunday October 6th, 2019

Postdoc in the Neural Control of Breathing at Department of Neuroscience

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher with interest in neural circuit analysis for a 2-year position to start at 1 January 2020 or after agreement.

Research area

The Neural Control of Breathing: In the past 25 years, the brain locations containing breathing rhythm and pattern forming circuits have been uncovered. Thus, the location of the core neural circuit generating inspiratory rhythm has been identified as the brainstem area dubbed the preBötzinger Complex (preBötC), but we still do not have a clear picture of the network structure of this core circuit. How many neurons comprise the core part of the preBötC, and what are the specific synaptic connection patterns? Are there dynamic changes in synaptic transmission during rhythmic activity, and what role does the electrical and chemical properties of preBötC dendrites play? Recent technical developments suggest that we may finally have the experimental tools to answer these questions, by studying the core neural circuit at cellular resolution. Using organotypic cultures of the preBötC, advanced live imaging techniques, electrophysiology, and microscopy we aim is to map the preBötC circuit at cellular resolutionin organotypic slice cultures, and elucidate the role of network dynamics, and dendritic processing in respiratory rhythmogenesis.

Job description

The specific aim of the current position is to investigate the network structure of the brainstem circuit that forms the central core of the neural control of breathing.

The appointed fellow will perform experiments on organotypic slice cultures of the brainstem from newborn mice involving whole-cell patch clamp recordings, and imaging using genetically-encoded calcium or voltage sensors. Morphological techniques like biocytin labeling, expansion microscopy, transsynaptic viral tracings, and confocal microscopy will be used to elucidate the network structure of the preBötC. Development of novel sensor-constructs, based on externally supplied material, will complement the in vitro experiments.

Qualifications
The successful candidate should have:

  • A PhD in a relevant scientific area (e.g. neuroscience, biology, biochemistry).
  • Experience in electrophysiology, cell imaging, and cell culture is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of tissue processing and analysis (histology, immunostaining, microscopy).
  • Knowledge of basic plasmid cloning techniques is an advantage.
  • Courses and certificates in Laboratory Animal Science is an advantage.
  • An ability to work independently as well as show capacity for effective team work.
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills.

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Department of Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. We are located in the Panum building 24.4, in completely new lab space dedicated to electrophysiology, imaging and cell culturing.

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 2 years. Starting date is 1 January 2020, or after agreement.

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 34,000 DKK/ approx. 4,480 Euro (April 2019-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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

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

Questions
For further information please contact, please contact Associate Professor Jens C. Rekling, e-mail: jrekling@sund.ku.dk

Foreign applicants may find this link useful http://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 applicable), c) transcripts of records, including courses followed and marks obtained. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.

4. List of publications.

5. Letters of recommendation and the name of at least two references

Application deadline:  20 October 2019, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

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

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

Post expires on Sunday October 20th, 2019

PostDoc Position in Social/Cultural/Political Psychology

Applications are invited for a PostDoc position (one year) at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The PostDoc will collaborate with Séamus Power Assistant Professor in Social Psychology at the Department of Psychology. The PostDoc will be part of the newly established and growing research group on Personality and Social Psychology at the Department of Psychology. Other members of the group are Thomas A. Morton, Robert Böhm, Ingo Zettler and Jochen Gebauer (part-time).

Employment should start in February 2020 or shortly thereafter.

The deadline for applications including enclosures is 31 October 2019 (23:59 CET)  

Job description
A postdoctoral position is a fixed-term academic position. The position is heavily weighted in favour of research. Other duties (e.g., research administration) may, furthermore, have to be performed to a limited extent. The University determines the exact ratio between the various responsibilities. The ratio may vary over time. The chosen candidate will be enrolled as PostDoc at the Faculty of Social Sciences. It is expected that the PostDoc works on research projects together with the supervisor but he/she may also pursue an independent line of research related to the areas of migration & cultural clashes and economic inequality & protests from a social, cultural, and/or political psychological perspective.

Qualifications
Applicants should have a PhD in Psychology, Human Development, or a related discipline at the beginning of the employment. The candidate should have knowledge and research experience in the field of social, cultural, and political psychology. Candidates who are methodologically plural, including expertise in ethnographic and experimental research, are desirable. It is not a requirement to understand, speak, or learn Danish.

Salary and conditions of employment
Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts at DKK 34.079,13 (EUR 4,560) per month + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.

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

A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH here: http://ism.ku.dk, http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm and https://www.workindenmark.dk/

Application
The application, which must be written in English, should include a cover/motivation letter (max. 3 pages), CV, study certificates, up to five of the most important scientific publications, and the PhD thesis (if applicable), as well as at least three reference letters. The motivation letter should include ideas for planned research congruent with the P.I.’s interests during the one year postdoc.

Please note that applications will be assessed based on these mandatory enclosures. Applicants cannot expect any additional documentation to be taken into account in the assessment.  

Application procedure 
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants are subsequently notified whether an expert assessment committee has passed their application for assessment. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process here: https://socialsciences.ku.dk/

The shortlisting will take place in October 2019, and the interviews subsequently (in accordance with the invited applicants).

The University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.  

For further information, please contact Séamus Power: seamus.power@psy.ku.dk

Further information about the application procedure or salary is available from HR-officer Mette Christensen, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID 211-0217/19-2I.

Please note: Applications must be submitted and documents must be uploaded online. Press “Apply now” and fill in the application form.  

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 the documents are scanned and collected in one file.  

Applications received after deadline will not be taken into account.

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Post expires on Thursday October 31st, 2019

PhD scholarship Social Psychology/Cultural Psychology/Political Psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

The PhD student will propose a project related to the P.I.’s research areas: (in)tolerance of economic inequality; protests & social movements; migration; cultural clashes. The principal investigator of the project and the PhD supervisor is Séamus Power, Assistant Professor in Social Psychology at the Department of Psychology. Employment of the PhD student preferably starts in February 2020 or shortly thereafter.

RequirementsApplicants should have studied Psychology, Anthropology, Human Development, or a closely related subject at undergraduate level. There is a preference for a student with a master’s degree though this is not strictly compulsory. The candidate should be experienced with multiple methods (ethnographic and experimental). Methodological pluralism and knowledge in social, cultural, political psychology is essential. It is not a requirement to understand, speak, or learn Danish.

The chosen candidate will be enrolled at the Faculty of Social Sciences under Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences.

The PhD programme provides PhD students with strong research training which opens up a window of opportunity to a variety of careers within the academic, 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.

InformationFurther information about the PhD study programme is available on the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences:

In English: http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english

In Danish http://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.

In English: http://socialsciences.ku.dk/research/

In Danish: http://samf.ku.dk/forskning/

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

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

The application must be submitted electronically using the APPLY NOW button below, and must include: 

  • Cover Letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
  • Project description (max. 10 pp. double-spaced, not including bibliography)
  • Time schedule
  • CV 
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc/BA and MSc/MA) 
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications, documentation of English language qualifications (if any)

The 5+3 PhD study programme In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme the applicant must have completed a two year MSc degree programme, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment. 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 salary range starts at DKK 27.135,43 per month + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme.The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3 year period of time without additional pay. The work obligation can include for instance teaching.

The 4+4 PhD study programme Students who have completed a BSc plus 60 ECTS of an MSc degree programme would enrol as PhD students simultaneously with their enrolment in the MSc degree programme. Applicants should check the study programmes 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). This SU salary amounts to about DKK 12,000 per month. 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. 

​On the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences you will find information about enclosures to include with your electronic application: http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/applicants/application/current_advertisement/ (in English) and http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/til_ansogere/ansoegning/aktuelle_opslag/ (in Danish). The time schedule is meant as a short outline of the PhD study programme envisioned at the time of application. Obviously, it is not possible to plan things like course participation in detail for the three years, when submitting the application. The time schedule is more meant to give an idea if it is realistic to complete the project within the designated timeframe with all the required elements included.  

The deadline for applications is October 31, 2019. (23.59 CET)

For further information, please contact Séamus Power: seamus.power@psy.ku.dk

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

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 disciplines.

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

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 at http://employment.ku.dk

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

 

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Deadline: 31 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus: Department of Psychology
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Post expires on Thursday October 31st, 2019

PhD fellowship in beta cell biology at Department of Biomedical Sciences

PhD fellowship in beta cell biology at Department of Biomedical Sciences

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

 

We are offering a PhD fellowship in beta cell biology commencing Dec.1, 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Our group and researchOur group is focused on understanding the molecular and cellular basis for beta cell dysfunction in diabetes. We apply molecular biology and cell biology technologies in order to characterize beta cell dysfunction and dedifferentiation in response to inflammatory and metabolic stress. In vitro models of isolated islets of Langerhans or cell lines are used to analyse the effects of proinflammatory cytokines and metabolic stressors on function, proliferation, gene expression and epigenetic regulation. When relevant, appropriate mouse models will be applied to address the in vivo relevance of specific pathways involved in beta cell dysfunction.

 

Project description

In the PhD project the candidate will work on identifying and characterizing factors that can prevent or reverse beta cell dysfunction induced by inflammatory and metabolic stress. Using in vitro models of islet of Langerhans various factors including short chain fatty acids, HDAC inhibitors and other anti-inflammatory agents will be used to prevent and/or reverse beta cell dysfunction. The methods will include analysis of islet hormone secretion, beta cell proliferation, RNA expression by PCR and RNA-seq, gene transcription by reporter assays and histone modification by ChIP-seq. For animal models diet-induced or genetically obese mice will be used for induction of glucose intolerance/diabetes and beta cell dysfunction and the role of treatment with short chain fatty acids, HDAC inhibitors and other anti-inflammatory agents will be used to prevent and/or reverse development of glucose intolerance/diabetes. 

 

Principal supervisor is professor Nils Billestrup, Department of Biomedical Sciences, billestrup@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: 2960 7952.

Start:                  December 1 2019 or soon thereafter

Duration:          3 years as a PhD student

 

Job descriptionYour key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:

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

 

Key criteria for the assessment of applicantsApplicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. experience with cell culture and molecular biology technologies.

Other important criteria are:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant work experience
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in cell and molecular biology
  • Language skills

 

Place of employment

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

 

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

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

 

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins at DKK 27,135/approx. EUR 3,642 (April 2019-level) plus pension.

 

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

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

 

Application procedureYour application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below, via https://employment.ku.dk/phd/. The application must include the following documents in PDF format: 

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

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

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

4. Publication list (if possible)

 

Application deadline: 2 October 2019, 23.59pm CET

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Interviews are expected to be held in week 44/45

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

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Deadline: 2 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Biomedicinsk Institut
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Post expires on Wednesday October 2nd, 2019

PhD fellowships in cosmochemistry and planetary sciences

Globe Institute
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

The Centre for Star and Planet Formation at the GLOBE Institute is offering a number of three-year PhD fellowships in the field of cosmochemistry and planetary sciences. The PhD fellowships are available from January 1 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Centre for Star and Planet Formation (Starplan) is a multidisciplinary research centre focused on understanding the formation of planetary systems, including the Solar System, using a multidisciplinary approach that combines astronomy, astrophysics and cosmochemistry. The main focus of these PhD research positions is centered on elucidating the timescales and processes leading to the formation of the Solar System, including the accretion and differentiation of rocky planets, by measurement of isotopic variations in extraterrestrial materials. Further information on the Institute is linked at https://globe.ku.dk and about Starplan at https://globe.ku.dk/research/starplan/.

Qualifications

We seek highly-motivated individuals with a strong background in isotope geochemistry, preferably with experience in mass spectrometry and clean laboratory techniques, to join a dynamic research group and take full advantage of the state-of-the-art isotope facilities that the institution offers to pursue innovative research. These include thermal-ionization and multiple-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometers (Thermo Scientific Triton and Neptune, respectively) as well as ultra-clean laboratories. The candidate must possess the credentials necessary to qualify for the PhD programme at the University of Copenhagen.

Job description 

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

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants 

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

Formal requirements 

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

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

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

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organizations. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 26,887 (approx. 3,585 EUR) (taxable) plus pension. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2013).

Questions

For further information, applicants may contact the director of the Centre for Star and Planet Formation, Prof. Martin Bizzarro at bizzarro@ign.ku.dk.

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

Application procedure 

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

Your application must include:

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

The deadline for applications is 2 October 2019, at 23:59 GMT.  

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

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Deadline: 2 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Fakultetsservice
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PhD fellowship in Immunometabolic G protein-coupled receptors

PhD fellowship in Immunometabolic G protein-coupled receptors

at the Department of Biomedical Sciences

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

We are offering a PhD fellowship in G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) involved in immunometabolic regulation December 1st, 2019 or soon thereafter.

Our group and research

The project will be carried out in the Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMI) at the

University of Copenhagen. BMI is an interdisciplinary department with research groups focused on topics spanning from basic to translational science. The Rosenkilde group is one of multiple groups at the Laboratory for Molecular Pharmacology in the department studying G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). GPCRs are cell membrane spanning proteins that are involved in numerous physiological and pathophysiological processes and account for over 30% of targets for currently approved drugs. Finding new ways to target GPCRs is a major focus of academic research groups and companies worldwide.  This project focuses the intersection between metabolism and the immune system. In particular the role of GPCRs expressed in the immune system for proper control of metabolic processes.

Project description

The project aims to describe the role of a class of chemotactic GPCRs for basic metabolic processes. The successful candidate will use state-of-the art in vitro methods for molecular pharmacological characterization of GPCR function combined with various genetic manipulated in vivo models for an integrated understanding of the biological role of immunometabolic GPCRs.

Principal supervisor is Professor  Mette Rosenkilde, Department of Biomedical Sciences, rosenkilde@sund.ku.dk, +4530604608

Start date:       December 1st 2019/December 15th 2019

Duration:          3 years as a PhD student

Job descriptionYour key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicantsApplicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. human biology, molecular biomedicine, biology, medicine, pharmacy.

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in metabolism and the immune system
  • Language skills
  • Experience with in vitro and in vivo pharmacological analyses

Place of employment

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

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

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

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree.Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins at DKK 27,135/approx. EUR 3,642 (April 2019-level) plus pension.

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

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

Application procedureYour application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below, via https://jobportal.ku.dk/phd/ . The application must include the following documents in PDF format:

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

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

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

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline: 1 October 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in week 45

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

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

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

Deadline: 1 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Biomedicinsk Institut

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Post expires on Tuesday October 1st, 2019

PhD fellowship in particle toxicology at department of Public Health and the National Research Centre for the Working Environment

We are offering a PhD fellowship in particle toxicoloty commencing December 1th 2019.

Our group and research

The PhD fellowship will be a collaboration enjoying joint supervision from two groups comprising experts in particle toxicology and occupational health at the Section of Environmental Health, University of Copenhagen and the National Research Centre for the Working Environment. The collaboration builts on mutual interests in understanding and preventing health effects of environmental and occupational exposures, including particulate matter and nanomaterials.

Project description

Inhalation of particles causes toxicity to the lungs and secondary organs, including the cardiovascular system. The mechanisms by which pulmonary exposure causes atherosclerosis and dysfunction in the regulation of vasomotor responses and coagulation are largely unelucidated. Recent research implicates acute phase responses and more broadly serum bioactivity as important contributors to vascular effects by particle exposure. The project uses metaloxide nanoparticles, relevant in the occupational setting, to explore the interplay between pulmonary responses to hazardous metaloxide particles and systemic effects, using well-established animal experimental models and development of in vitro cellular co-culture models to assess progression of atherosclerosis. Techniques employed will include animal experimental models, cell- and biochemical assays.

Principal supervisor is Professor Peter Møller, Department of Public Health, E-mail: pemo@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 353 27654.

Start:         December 1th 2019

Duration:  3 years as a PhD student

Job description

Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:

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

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project (e.g. with animal experimentation, particle toxicology, molecular biological methods including PCR and basic chemistry knowledge)
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in particle toxicology
  • Language skills

Place of employment

The place of employment is equally at Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen and the National Research Centre for the Working Wnvironment. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and animal facilities.

Terms of employment

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

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

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

Questions

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

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

Application procedure

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

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

Application deadline:  Sunday 29 September 2019, 23.59pm CET

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

The further process

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

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

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

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

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

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

APPLY NOW

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

Deadline: 29 September 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Institut for Folkesundhedsvidenskab
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Post expires on Sunday September 29th, 2019

PhD fellowship in Discovery and Characterization of Non-metabolite Ligands for HCA Receptors at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

We are offering a PhD fellowship in Discovery and Characterization of Non-metabolite Ligands for HCA Receptors commencing October 15, 2019.

About us
The Center was established in 2010 through a generous, unrestricted grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The vision of the Center is to strengthen interdisciplinary research that transforms our basic understanding of the mechanisms of metabolic health and disease, and to accelerate this knowledge toward new prevention and treatment strategies. The Center has around 200 employees from all over the world. Its employees moved into new laboratories, offices and meeting rooms in the Maersk Tower in summer 2017. In 2018, the Center obtained new strategic funding from the Novo Nordisk Foundation to further expand and establish/develop five enabling biology and technology platforms in support of the new research strategy. You can read more about us at http://cbmr.ku.dk.

The PhD fellowship is a collaborative project between the Frimurer and Schwartz Groups. A major aim of the Frimurer and Schwartz Groups is to discover non-metabolite ligands for metabolite receptors and use these as pharmacological tools to try to understand how signaling metabolites and their GPCR sensors interact with hormonal and neuronal mechanism to control endocrine and metabolic functions as the basis for developing novel means to prevent and treat obesity and diabetes. Read more at https://cbmr.ku.dk/research/nutrient-and-metabolite-sensing/frimurer-group/ and https://cbmr.ku.dk/research/nutrient-and-metabolite-sensing/schwartz-group/).

The Frimurer and Schwartz Groups work in close collaboration with other groups of the Nutrient and Metabolite Sensing program as well as the other programs of the Center as such (see more on https://cbmr.ku.dk/research/). The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research represents a highly international research environment characterise by teamwork and collaborations across a range of biomedical disciplines.

Project description
Metabolites such as lactate and ketone bodies function as highly tissue and cell exchangeable metabolites, which function not only as classical metabolites energy sources and metabolic building blocks, but they also have important functions as extracellular signaling molecules, which are sensed by GPR81 (HCAR1) and GPR109A (HCAR2) respectively. These metabolite sensors are particularly highly expressed in adipose tissue, but also in many other cells of the body. In order to characterize and understand the physiological role of these metabolites as signaling molecules versus classical metabolites it is mandatory to have access to synthetic, non-metabolite ligands which mimic or block the function of the specific metabolite receptors. The project aims at identifying novel selective, synthetic agonists and antagonists for GPR81 and -109A by use of a well-established proprietary structure-based, computational chemistry driven ‘drug discovery’ technology and use these in invitro and subsequently in vivo animal experiments in combination with genetic receptor models.

Supervisors
Associate Professor Thomas M. Frimurer (TMF@sund.ku.dk), head of the Computational Chemistry Platform, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research.
Professor Thue W. Schwartz (TWS@sund.ku.dk), head of the Metabolite Sensing and Signaling Research Program, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research.

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

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

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. molecular biomedicine, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, etc. and have experience in working with structure-based computational chemistry.

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD program including hands-on computational chemistry as well as molecular biology methods including mutational analysis
  • Prior knowledge in metabolic research and molecular pharmacology will be considered an advantage
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Ability to and experience with working in an international environment, where collaboration across clinical and academic sector is important
  • Skills in working interdisciplinary
  • Language skills

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

Terms of employment and employment
The employment as PhD fellow is a full time and for 3 years. Starting date is October 15, 2019.

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

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD program (2013) and the University’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins at DKK 27,135/approx. EUR 3,642 (April 2019-level) plus pension.

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: September 22, 2019, 23.59 p.m. CET.

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

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

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

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

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

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

APPLY NOW

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

Deadline: 22 September 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Novo Nordisk Foundation for Basic Metabolic Research

Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday September 22nd, 2019

PhD fellowship in Medicinal Chemistry at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

A PhD fellowship within medicinal chemistry is available at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen, starting 1st of December 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The research environment
The position is in group of Ass. Professor Elisabeth Rexen Ulven (www.ulvengroup.dk) at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology. The research of the group is within organic and medicinal chemistry targeting GPCRs with focus on development of tool compounds for carboxylate sensing GPCRs. The Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology (drug.ku.dk) represents a strong research environment that is leading in medicinal chemistry and neuropharmacology.
The University of Copenhagen (www.ku.dk/english/) was founded in 1479 and is ranked 29 in the world (ARWU2018).

Project description
G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) are highly druggable and one of the largest groups of drug targets today, but many receptors remain to be fully explored. The overall aim of this project is to develop novel tool compounds that will enable or facilitate biological and pharmacological investigations of carboxylate-sensing GPCRs as potential drug targets. The main focus will be on the free fatty acid receptor FFA2, which is a GPCR that is activated by short-chain free fatty acids and has been linked to inflammation and metabolic disorders. The project will include ligand design, organic synthesis, development and characterization of fluorescent tracers and in vitro screening. The project is financed by the Lundbeck Foundation.

Principal supervisor
Ass. Professor Elisabeth Rexen Ulven, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology

E-mail: eru@sund.ku.dk.

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

Required qualifications
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • A MSc-degree in medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry or a closely related field
  • High motivation and basic scientific skills in organic synthesis and/or medicinal chemistry
  • Fluency in English and excellent communication skills
  • Good collaborating skills

Experience with fluorescence, computational modelling and biological testing will be regarded positively but is not required.

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

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

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

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

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

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

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

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organizations. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 27,135 (approx. 3,618 EUR) (taxable) plus pension. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2013).

Questions
For further information, applicants may contact the supervisor, Elisabeth Rexen Ulven, e-mail: eru@sund.ku.dk, or Administrator Marianne W. Jørgensen, e-mail: marianne.joergensen@sund.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 3533 6449.

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

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

Your application must include:

Cover letter: Letter stating the interest in and qualifications for the project (max. one page)

  1. Full CV
  2. Diploma and transcripts of records: Master´s degree diploma (including grade transcripts for bachelor´s and master´s degrees). Applicants with a Master´s degree from abroad should also enclose a short description of the grading scale used
  3. Possible publication list
  4. Other information to consider: Possible references and recommendations

The deadline for applications is Sunday, 22nd of September, 2019, at 23:59 GMT + 1.

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

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

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

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

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

APPLY NOW

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

Deadline: 22 September 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology
Email: eru@sund.ku.dk
Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday September 22nd, 2019

PhD fellowship in Structure and Function of G protein-coupled receptors at the Department of Biomedical Sciences

We are offering a PhD fellowship in Structureand Function of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) commencing December 1st, 2019.

Our group and researchThe project willbe carried out in the Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMI) at theUniversity of Copenhagen.BMI is an interdisciplinary department with research groups focusedon topics spanning from basic to translational science. The Gustavsson group isone of multiple groups at the Laboratory for Molecular Pharmacology studying G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). GPCRsare cell membrane spanning proteins that are involved in numerous physiologicaland pathophysiological processes and account for over 30% of targets forcurrently approved drugs. Finding new ways to target GPCRs is a major focus ofacademic research groups and companies worldwide. The focus of the group is onunderstanding the molecular level structure and dynamics of GPCRs and couplethat knowledge to biological function.

Project descriptionThe project aims tocharacterize and understand novel mechanisms of GPCR regulation. The successfulcandidate will use state-of-the-art structural biology methods in combinationwith biochemical, biophysical and pharmacological methods to study GPCRs at amolecular level.

Principal supervisor is Assistant Professor MartinGustavsson, Department of Biomedical Sciences, martin@sund.ku.dk, +4520828221

Start:  1 December 2019

Duration:  3 years as a PhD student

Job description

  • Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:
  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
  • Participate in active research environments including a stay at another research team
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Teach and disseminate your knowledge
  • Write 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 relatedto the subject area of the project e.g. biochemistry, molecular biomedicine, structuralbiology, protein chemistry.

  • Other important criteria are:
  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in protein structure and function
  • Language skills
  • Experience with protein expression and purification from prokaryotic and/or eukaryotic systems is an advantage

Place of employmentThe place ofemployment is at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health andMedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulatingworking conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Ourresearch facilities include modern laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment.

Terms of employment

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

It is conditionedupon the applicant’s success­ful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate Schoolat the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Thisrequires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific projectformulated by the applicant.

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

Questions

For specificinformation about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor.

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

Application procedure

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

1. Motivated letter of application (max. onepage)

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

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

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline:  29 September 2019, 23.59pm CET

We reserve the right not to consider materialreceived after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not liveup to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process

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

The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessmentof the academic qualifications and experience with respect tothe above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirementslisted in the advertisement.

Once the assessment work has been completed eachapplicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment thatrelates to the applicant him/herself.

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

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

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprisesapproximately 7500 students, 1500 PhD students and 3200 employees. The Facultyadvances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research,teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fieldsranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Facultycontributes to a healthy future through its graduates, researchfindings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. The Universityof Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites allregardless of personal background to apply for the position.

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

Deadline: 29 September 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Biomedicinsk Institut
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Post expires on Sunday September 29th, 2019

Postdoc position in Development and Cancer, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

One postdoctoral position in Arnes group at BRIC and DanStem, University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher, who will join a team of molecular and cellular biologists studying how the transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of cellular states drives the progression of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.

Our group and research

Our group studies the molecular mechanisms that regulate cellular differentiation in pancreas development and tissue homeostasis and understand how these mechanisms contribute to the initiation and metastasis of pancreatic cancer. We consider that cancer is a disease of differentiation and that molecular regulators of cellular identity are indeed potent tumor suppressors. At DanStem and BRIC, we bring together developmental and cancer biology using a combination of in vitro differentiation of pluripotent stem cells and genetically modified mouse models of pancreatic cancer. We analyze large genomic datasets to identify signaling pathways and regulatory elements altered in cancer, and their implication in the progression of the human disease. Our work is highly interdisciplinary, from high-throughput analyses to functional studies of disease-relevant genes and regulatory elements in vitro and in vivo. We cooperate with Hospitals for a more efficient transition from basic to translational studies.

Your job

You will investigate the transcriptional and epigenetic changes that take place in the dynamic transition of cellular states in pancreatic cancer. You will investigate how regulatory elements in the genome contribute the organization of nuclear domains and the regulation of gene expression. You will use state-of-the-art technologies, such as (but not only) single-cell RNA sequencing, identification of RNA-protein interactions, chromatin conformation capture experiments and follow-up functional genomics in human cell cultures and mouse models. The ultimate goal of the project is to obtain mechanistic insights into how the dynamic transition of cellular states is regulated. You will validate the results in well-annotated clinical samples.

Profile

We expect you to be highly motivated and ambitious scientist with the following competences and experience:

Essential:

  • You hold a Ph.D. Degree in Life or Natural Sciences, preferably in Developmental Biology or Cancer
  • You are highly experienced in molecular and cellular biology and have an interest in large scale data analysis from high-throughput methods and motivation to learn new data analysis tools.
  • You are particularly interested in how developmental pathways contribute to cancer and finding new targets for translational research
  • You have an excellent track record with several published papers where your contribution was essential
  • You are highly committed to scientific research and motivated to conduct demanding research projects
  • You have proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • You have excellent English skills written and spoken

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Luis Arnes (luis.arnes@bric.ku.dk)

Start: As soon as possible, exact date after agreement. For further information regarding the position please contact Luis Arnes (luis.arnes@bric.ku.dk)

Duration: Two years with possibility of extension

Place of employment

The employment is at BRIC, University of Copenhagen. BRIC is located in the Biocenter, close to the centre of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and a number of core facilities shared between the 23 research groups at BRIC and the neighboring Finsen Laboratory. We have weekly journal clubs, data clubs, seminars with invited speakers and a young researchers club ASAP and our own PhD programme, MoMeD and our own Postdoc Career Programme. BRIC actively participates in the European alliance, EU-life consisting of 13 excellent life science research institutions http://eu-life.eu. Please read more about BRIC on http://www.bric.ku.dk/

Terms of salary and employment

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 34,079 DKK/ca. 4,570 Euro plus pension. Depending on qualifications, a higher salary may be negotiated.

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

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

Application procedure

Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The 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.

Letters of recommendation

Furthermore, the shortlisted applicant should provide two letters of recommendation. To be taken into consideration, the letter must be signed by the supporting person on paper with institutional letter head and in PDF-format and send to luis.arnes@bric.ku.dk  with subject “name candidate-postdoc-year”; preferably by the supporting person. The letters should be received 1 week after being notified about shortlisting. Please make sure that an easy match between the recommendation letter and the individual applicant is possible. 

Application deadline:  24 October 2019, 23.59pm CET

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

The further process

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

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

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

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

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

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

Post expires on Thursday October 24th, 2019

Postdoc in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

A postdoc position for 2 years within synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry is available at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen, starting 1st of December 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The research environment
The position is in group of Ass. Professor Elisabeth Rexen Ulven (www.ulvengroup.dk) at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology. The research of the group is within organic and medicinal chemistry targeting GPCRs with focus on development of tool compounds for carboxylate sensing GPCRs. The Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology (drug.ku.dk) represents a strong research environment that is leading in medicinal chemistry and neuropharmacology. The University of Copenhagen (www.ku.dk/english/) was founded in 1479 and is ranked 29 in the world (ARWU2018).

The project
G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) are highly druggable and one of the largest groups of drug targets today, but many receptors remain to be fully explored. The overall aim of this project is to develop novel tool compounds that will enable or facilitate biological and pharmacological investigations of carboxylate-sensing GPCRs as potential drug targets. Key tasks in this postdoc position includes design and synthesis of ligands and development of fluorescent tracers for selected carboxylate sensing GPCRs. The project is financed by the Lundbeck Foundation.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • A PhD in organic or medicinal chemistry, or a closely related area
  • Broad experience with synthetic organic chemistry
  • High motivation, excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills, independence, skills in efficient project planning and execution
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

The following qualifications are not mandatory but will contribute to a positive evaluation:

  • Experience with fluorescence
  • Experience with GPCRs and basic in vitro screening

For further information, please contact Ass. Prof. Elisabeth Rexen Ulven at eru@sund.ku.dk.

Terms of employment
Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organizations. The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of June 28, 2013. 

The position is for 2 years with a possibility of extension.

How to apply
Applications must be in English and are sent online (by clicking “APPLY NOW” below).

The following items are mandatory:

  • Cover letter (max 2 pages) describing you background, qualifications and motivations for this particular position
  • CV (complete but concise)
  • References with contact information
  • Complete list of publications (preprints and submitted manuscripts can be included but should be listed separately)
  • Relevant diplomas
  • A concise graphical summary of organic synthesis experience

The following items may be included but are not mandatory:

  • Reference letters
  • The most relevant scientific publications (maximum 3)

The deadline for application is Sunday, 29th of September, 2019, at 23:59 GMT + 1.

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

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Post expires on Sunday September 29th, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellowships for the BRIDGE – Translational Excellence Programme

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen
BRIDGE – Translational Excellence Programme

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is seeking 11 highly motivated and dynamic researchers to commence the BRIDGE – Translational Excellence Programme on 1 April 2020. Fellows will be appointed for a period of two years and receive an annual sum of DKK 50.000 to cover costs for PC, travel, participation in meetings and conferences, language courses and activities not offered within the programme.

The BRIDGE – Translational Excellence Programme is financed by the Novo Nordisk Foundation with the ambition to train postdoctoral fellows in the area of translational medicine, mentored by fully committed and top level professionals in research, medicine and life science industry.

The BRIDGE – Translational Excellence Programme is developed as a clear career path for applicants whose ambition is a career within research and for those wishing to become leaders in the field of translational medicine.

  • Applicants have an MD and a PhD or equivalent (proof of an appointment that requires doctoral equivalency). Specialist training is no hindrance to apply, and medical training is appreciated
  • Applicants have an MSc and a PhD within a relevant discipline such as veterinary science, biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics, pharmacy, dentistry or medical engineering

As a PhD student you may apply, provided that you attach a declaration from your supervisor stating that your thesis will be submitted and defended prior to project commencement 1 April 2020.

Fellows must apply for the programme in cooperation with a Mentor Team listed on the BRIDGE website (link).

Application deadline is 31 October 2019 at 23:59 PM. Appointed fellows are expected to participate in a two-day Boot Camp on 15 April – 16 April 2020. Mentors solely on the first day 15 April 2020.

Research area

The BRIDGE – Translational Excellence Programme will provide the fellows with the ability to translate insights from the basic into the clinical sciences and vice versa and the training to manage the essential collaboration between disciplines.

The programme will cover the translational stages T0 (Population/clinic to lab feedback, Disease modelling –omic studies, Basic research), T1 (Biomarker discovery, Target development, Pre-clinical development) and border to early T2 (First in human, Phase 1 clinical trials, Phase 2 clinical trials, Phase 2b clinical trials).

Job description

Appointed fellows will spend 80 % of their time on individual translational research projects mentored by a Mentor Team consisting of a basic biomedical scientist and a clinical scientist from a hospital or life science industry. The fellows will spend 20 % of their time on a mandatory Academic Curriculum that will cover the translational stages T0 to early T2, and teach generic skills such as research management and leadership, ethics, communication and grant writing. Please find more information about the Academic Curriculum here.

Qualifications

As a BRIDGE fellow you are highly motivated to participate in the courses in the Academic Curriculum, to network and cooperate with other BRIDGE fellows and you are an ambitious scientist that will work on bridging the gaps between research and medical treatment.

We expect BRIDGE fellows to be scientifically independent, have a high degree of academic maturity and have:

  • An enthusiastic interest in a translational research project co-developed with a Mentor Team and a good match with a committed Mentor Team
  • A strong CV, having published in high-quality journals and presented at international meetings
  • The ability to manage one’s own academic research and associated activities
  • Experience with project management
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills and leadership, with the ability to communicate research ideas and results in a clear and logical way and the ability to confidently and effectively interact with colleagues and the broader research community

How to apply

As a BRIDGE fellow you will be working on a translational research project co-developed with a Mentor Team. As such, the first step in the application process is to find a Mentor Team. You may already be in contact with appropriate mentors. If not, please browse through the list of Mentor Teams and project synopses here. Potential fellows should contact a Mentor Team and if the match is successful together develop a joint application for the program.

If you are already in contact with an appropriate Mentor Team, please note that it is an eligibility criterion that the Mentor Team is listed on the programme website and approved by the University of Copenhagen prior to call closure. As such, you may encourage potential mentor(s) to sign up on your initiative too.

Read about the requirements for Mentor Teams here.

Application material

  • Part 1a: Project description (must be co-developed by the applicant and mentor team)
  • Part 1b: Budget (must be signed by the Head of Department(s) and merged with Part 1a)
  • Part 2: Project abstract and CV (must be composed by the applicant independently)

Please find the requirements for the application and download the application templates here.

Applications must be submitted online and via the link ‘Apply now’ below or via this advertisement found on https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/ no later than 31 October 2019 at 23:59 PM.

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

Recruitment procedure

The received applications will be shortlisted and assessed according to the Ministry Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities 2012 and the University of Copenhagen’s guidelines 2013.

After the expiry of the application deadline, the authorised recruitment manager selects applications for assessment based on the advice of the Appointment Committee. The Appointment Committee is composed of a subset of members of the BRIDGE Executive Scientific Committee (link).

All applicants are notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The Assessment Committee makes a non-prioritised assessment of the academic qualifications and requirements of the fellows to match the respective translational research project. Each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him-/herself (Part 2).

You can read about the recruitment process here.

In succession of the completion of the assessments, a subset of candidates will be invited for an interview with the Appointment Committee. The BRIDGE programme will reimburse expenses from travel and accommodation for applicants invited to the interview.

The interviews are scheduled to take place 27 January and 28 January 2020.

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 and https://www.workindenmark.dk/.

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.

Financial composition of the fellowships

The fellowships covers salary in accordance with the collective agreement between AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) and the Ministry of Finance. The financing of running costs for the individual research projects will be covered by the hosting environments. Each fellow will in addition receive an annual sum of DKK 50.000 during their two-year employment to cover costs for PC, travel, language courses, participation in meetings and conferences, and activities not offered within the programme.

Successful fellowship recipients will be enrolled in the BRIDGE – Translational Excellence Programme and employed at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

Upon fulfilment of course participation and the individual research project fellows will be awarded a Certificate of Excellence.

For more information about the BRIDGE – Translational Excellence Programme

Please visit www.bridge.ku.dk and/or contact Programme Coordinator Danny Damsgaard on telephone +45 9350 9265.

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

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

Contact

Danny Damsgaard  E-mail

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Application due: 10/31/2019

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Post expires on Thursday October 31st, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Fungal Evolution and Population Genomics, University of Copenhagen

The Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark is offering a Postdoctoral fellowship in fungus evolution and population genomics, commencing 15 January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The University of Copenhagen provides a top-notch research environment and the city of Copenhagen provides a vibrant cultural scene.   

Scientific environment 

The fellowship will be part of a research project financed by an ERC Starting Grant based in the thriving research environment of the Centre for Social Evolution (http://socialevolution.ku.dk/home/) (embedded within the Section of Ecology and Evolution), and will involve fieldwork in the Panamanian tropical rainforests at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (http://www.stri.si.edu/). The successful applicant will have experience and interest in evolution, fungal ecology, fungus culturing methods, field work, and molecular techniques. 

Project Description 

The project will focus on the remarkable lineage of attine ants that have domesticated fungal cultivars over millions of years. These ants harvest a variety of substrates from the environment, cutting fresh vegetation, or scavenging decaying organic matter, and then convert this material into nutritional compost to farm co-evolved fungal crops as food. The postdoc will explore the fungal traits that make crop production possible, and that have facilitated farming success in diverse habitats and across climatic fluctuations spanning millions of years. Projects will combine ecological fieldwork in Panamanian rainforests, population genomics analyses, and integrative in vitro studies of fungus cultivar performance to resolve the physiological mechanisms enabling farming resiliency. 

Job description 

The position is available for a 2-year period and your key tasks as a Postdoctoral Fellow at SCIENCE are: 

  • To manage and carry out your research project
  • To oversee student research related to your project
  • Write scientific articles and grant proposals
  • To travel to and perform field research in tropical rainforests 
  • Disseminate your research

Formal Qualifications

  • PhD in Biology with good results (including publications and conference presentations)
  • An interest in fieldwork, fungal evolution, physiology, and ecology
  • Experience with sequencing and molecular analyses
  • Experience isolating and in vitro culturing fungus is a plus
  • Creativity and ability to be both team-oriented and independent
  • A proven record of excellent English speaking, reading and writing skills. 
  • Embrace of an international research environment and interdisciplinary research

Terms of employment  

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

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 426.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure 

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

How to apply 

Applications must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Statement of research interests and reasons for applying to this position (max 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae (including a list of publications)
  • Copies of relevant diplomas and transcripts (PhD, Master and Bachelor)[JZS1] 
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers
  • Full contact details (name, address, e-mail, telephone numbers and addresses of 2-3 professional referees).  

In addition to the fulfilment of the above-mentioned qualifications, the main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant, the match with the project and good interpersonal skills. Additionally, my research group and the University of Copenhagen strive to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.  

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

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

The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the previously mentioned skills. You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/. 

Questions 

For specific information about the Postdoctoral Fellowship please refer to the website of Assistant Professor Jonathan Shik (www.jonathanshik.com), or contact him at jonathan.shik@bio.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 31152140.  

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Post expires on Tuesday October 1st, 2019

Postdoc in Synaptic Transmission of Human iPSC-derived Neurons at Department of Neuroscience

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher with interest in synaptic transmission for a 3-year position to start at 1 December 2019 or after agreement.

Background

The position is part of the project “Neurodevelopmental disorders and the synapse” funded by the Lundbeckfonden call “What Causes Brain Disease?”. This is a collaboration with the Danish Epilepsy Hospital Filadelfia (Dr. Elena Gardella and Dr. Rikke Møller), and Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Amsterdam (Prof. Dr. Matthijs Verhage). The project involves novel human and animal models for neurodevelopmental disorders caused by mutation of the synaptic release machinery, as well as systematic comparison to human patient and EEG data. We want to test specific hypotheses for the etiology of these disorders. We hypothesize that an imbalance in the ratio between excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmission leads to hyperexcitability and Intellectual Disability.

Our research

The Sørensen and Perrier groups are highly interactive and characterized by team work and strong support among team members. The teams are highly interdisciplinary and international and we welcome team members of any nationality, gender and age. Sørensen’s work is focused on understanding the molecular mechanism of synaptic transmission and neurotransmitter release. Work is carried out on neuroendocrine cells and central synapses with a range of methods, including molecular biology, cell biology, superresolution microscopy and electrophysiology/electrochemistry. Information on the Sørensen group can be found on https://in.ku.dk/research/jakob-balslev-soerensen/. The Perrier group has a strong interest in the endogenous properties of neurons and in mechanisms behind epilepsy. Methods used are patch-clamp and 2-photon microscopy on brain slices as well as behaviour. Information on the Perrier group can be found on https://in.ku.dk/research/jean-francois-perrier/. The two groups are located on the same floor of the Mærsk Tower, in the vibrant research environment of Department of Neuroscience. Information on the department can be found at https://in.ku.dk/.

Your job

The specific aim of the current position is to investigate synaptic transmission in human stem-cell derived neurons to identify neurodevelopmental disorder mechanisms.

Together with other group members, your tasks will be to differentiate stemcells to neurons and to perform single or double patch clamp recordings in vitro. You will perform patch-clamp to test synaptic transmission in micronetworks formed in vitro from human iPSC-derived neurons. You will characterize synaptic transmission in excitatory and inhibitory neurons and investigate whether mutations impact differently depending on neuronal type. You will work together with other team members in Copenhagen, Dianalund and Amsterdam to gain a detailed understanding of these disorders.

Profile

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

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in Neuroscience.
  • You have an excellent scientific track records with first-author publications.
  • You are highly experienced in electrophysiology and optical techniques (incl. patch-clamp).
  • You have experience with cell culture methods.
  • You are enthusiastic, highly motivated and a self-starter.
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams.
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken.

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Department of Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories in the new Mærsk Tower, https://maersktower.ku.dk/

Terms of employment

The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 3 years. Starting date is 1 December 2019, or after agreement.

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 34,000 DKK/ approx. 4,480 Euro (April 2019-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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

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

Questions

For further information please contact, please contact Professor Jakob Balslev Sørensen jakobbs@sund.ku.dk or Associate Professor Jean-François Perrier perrier@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 applicable), c) transcripts of records, including courses followed and marks obtained. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.

4. List of publications.

5. Letters of recommendation and the name of at least two references

Application deadline:  4. October 2019, 23.59pm CET

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

The further process

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

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

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

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

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

Post expires on Friday October 4th, 2019

Postdoc in Synaptic Transmission of Animal Disease Models at Department of Neuroscience

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher with interest in synaptic transmission for a 3-year position to start at 1 December 2019 or after agreement.

Background

The position is part of the project “Neurodevelopmental disorders and the synapse” funded by the Lundbeckfonden call “What Causes Brain Disease?”. This is a collaboration with the Danish Epilepsy Hospital Filadelfia (Dr. Elena Gardella and Dr. Rikke Møller), and Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Amsterdam (Prof. Dr. Matthijs Verhage). The project involves novel human and animal models for neurodevelopmental disorders caused by mutation of the synaptic release machinery, as well as systematic comparison to human patient and EEG data. We want to test specific hypotheses for the etiology of these disorders. We hypothesize that an imbalance in the ratio between excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmission leads to hyperexcitability and Intellectual Disability.

Our research

The Sørensen and Perrier groups are highly interactive and characterized by team work and strong support among team members. The teams are highly interdisciplinary and international and we welcome team members of any nationality, gender and age. Sørensen’s work is focused on understanding the molecular mechanism of synaptic transmission and neurotransmitter release. Work is carried out on neuroendocrine cells and central synapses with a range of methods, including molecular biology, cell biology, superresolution microscopy and electrophysiology/electrochemistry. Information on the Sørensen group can be found on https://in.ku.dk/research/jakob-balslev-soerensen/. The Perrier group has a strong interest in the endogenous properties of neurons and in mechanisms behind epilepsy. Methods used are patch-clamp and 2-photon microscopy on brain slices as well as behaviour. Information on the Perrier group can be found on https://in.ku.dk/research/jean-francois-perrier/. The two groups are located on the same floor of the Mærsk Tower, in the vibrant research environment of Department of Neuroscience. Information on the department can be found at https://in.ku.dk/

Your job

The specific aim of the current position is to investigate synaptic transmission within identified micronetworks in the brain, whose dysfunction might underlie cortical hyperexcitability and intellectual disability.

Together with other group members, your tasks will be to perform double patch-clamp recordings in slice preparation from the hippocampus and neocortex of novel and existing mouse disease models (and control animals). Using a combination of electrophysiology and optics (Calcium-measurements, optogenetics) you will characterize feedforward and feedback inhibition circuits and work together with other team members in Copenhagen, Dianalund and Amsterdam to gain a detailed understanding of these disorders.

Profile

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

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in Neuroscience.
  • You have strong experience with slice preparation from the brain of rodents (hippocampus, neocortex, brainstem). Experience with double recordings would be an advantage.
  • You have strong experience with electrophysiological techniques (patch clamping, stimulation).
  • You have experience with optogenetics and calcium imaging.
  • You are enthusiastic, highly motivated and a self-starter.
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams.
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken.

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Department of Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories in the new Mærsk Tower, https://maersktower.ku.dk/.

Terms of employment

The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 3 years. Starting date is 1 December 2019, or after agreement.

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 34,000 DKK/ approx. 4,480 Euro (April 2019-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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

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

Questions

For further information please contact, please contact Associate Professor Jean-François Perrier perrier@sund.ku.dk or Professor Jakob Balslev Sørensen jakobbs@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 applicable), c) transcripts of records, including courses followed and marks obtained. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.

4. List of publications.

5. Letters of recommendation and the name of at least two references

Application deadline:  4. October 2019, 23.59pm CET

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

The further process

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

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

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

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

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

Post expires on Friday October 4th, 2019

Postdoctoral fellowship: Experimental quantum information at Microsoft Quantum Copenhagen and the Center for Quantum Devices (UCPH)

The Center for Quantum Devices (QDev) is a basic research center supported by the Danish National Research Foundation with ongoing activities in materials science, experimental physics, nanoelectronics, and condensed matter theory. Information about QDev can be found at qdev.dk.

Microsoft Quantum–Copenhagen is a research center sponsored by Microsoft Corporation aimed at developing hardware for topological quantum computing. Information about the full Microsoft Quantum program can be found at microsoft.com/en-us/quantum/.

The position
The Center for Quantum Devices and Microsoft Quantum Copenhagen are seeking applications for one or more Microsoft Quantum Postdoctoral Fellows to experimentally investigate topological matter and quantum information. Applicants should have a PhD in Physics with relevant experimental experience. Research involves nanofabrication, cryogenics using a cryofree dilution refrigerator, rf and microwave electronics, data analysis, interaction with theoretical physicists, and demonstrated aptitude for scientific writing.  

The position is open from 1 December 2019 or by arrangement. The duration is two years with possible extension upon mutual agreement.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Charles Marcus (marcus@nbi.dk).

Terms of employment
The postdoctoral fellowship is at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), with collaborative teams in Delft Technical University (NL), University of Sydney (AUS), Purdue University (USA), UC Santa Barbara (USA), and Microsoft, Redmond, Washington (USA).
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.
Salary starts at 405k DKK plus pension contribution up to 69k DKK. Salary is negotiable based on experience.

Application
Please send an application that describes your background and research interests. The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Enclose CV with publication list, short description of your work relevant to the research field (e.g. PhD, Masters thesis), and names and contact information on up to three scientific referees. Do not send letters.

Application deadline: is the 1 November 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.

As an equal opportunity employer, the University of Copenhagen invites applications from candidates regardless of gender, age, religion, or ethnic origin.

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

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

Post expires on Friday November 1st, 2019

PhD fellow in Nanospectroscopy

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Spectroscopy and Microscopy commencing 01.01.2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environmentThe Department of Chemistry has about 40 fulltime employed Lectures and Professors and covers research in most areas of Chemistry. The applicant will work in the Nanospectroscopy group of associate professor Tom Vosch. The Nanospectroscopy group performs spectroscopy (primarily luminescence) at the nanoscale using microscopy. More information can be found at the homepage of the Nanospectroscopy group: https://nano.ku.dk/english/research/nanospectroscopy/

Project descriptionThe applicant will work on applying new luminescent materials (e.g. DNA-AgNCs or Lanthanides) for new imaging applications. Special focus will be on applications such as STED (STimulated Emission Depletion) microscopy. Experience with the aforementioned techniques would be desirable.

Principal supervisor is associate professor, Tom Vosch, Department of Chemistry, tom@chem.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 35 32 03 13.

Job description

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

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

Formal requirements Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Chemistry/Physics with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

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

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 325.625 (approx. €43,400) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,980). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • Cover Letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

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

The deadline for applications is 22 September 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

QuestionsFor specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor [associate professor, Tom Vosch, Department of Chemistry, tom@chem.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 35 32 03 13.].

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

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

Deadline: 22 September 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Kemisk Institut
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Post expires on Sunday September 22nd, 2019