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PhD fellowship in Metabolite Receptology, SUNCR1 and Liver Pathology

We are offering a PhD fellowship in Metabolite Receptology, SUNCR1 and Liver Pathology commencing 1 January 2023 or after agreement.

About us
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research’s vision is to strengthen interdisciplinary research that transforms our basic understanding of the mechanisms that underlie metabolic health and disease, and to accelerate this knowledge toward new prevention and treatment strategies. We were established in 2010 and in 2017, we moved into new laboratories, offices, and meeting rooms in the Maersk Tower www.maersktower.ku.dk.

The Center has around 260 employees who work in an international, highly collaborative research environment across a range of biomedical disciplines. You can read more about us here: www.cbmr.ku.dk.

The Group
The aim of the Schwartz Group is to characterize and understand how signaling metabolites and their specific GPCR sensors interact with hormonal and neuronal mechanisms to control endocrine and metabolic functions as the basis for developing novel means to prevent and treat obesity and diabetes and related diseases. More information about the group can be found here.

Project description
We are seeking an enthusiastic, passionate PhD fellow to investigate the role of metabolite receptors – in particular the succinate receptor SUCNR1 – in hepatic response to metabolic stress and how this is a balance between protective repair and damaging inflammation. A special focus will be on characterizing the development of hepatic crown-like structures and their role in these processes. The project will involve a number of in vivo animal experiments and analysis of both murine and human tissue using various methods including state of the art histological methodologies involving different forms of spatial transcriptomic analysis combined with single cell transcriptomics analysis. The PhD project will be integrated in a portfolio of similar projects dealing with the role of metabolite receptors in repair, remodeling, and inflammation in other tissues a well as in cancer development.

Principal supervisor is Professor Thue W. Schwartz, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, E-mail: tws@sund.ku.dk

Start: 1 January 2023 or after agreement

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
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project
  • Investigate immune cell infiltration and polarization in liver during the metabolic dysfunction
  • Exploring the role of SUCNR1 in pathology progression and hepatic crown-like structure formation
  • Analyze immune cell architecture of hepatic crow-like structures using HiPlex RNAscope
  • Make molecular interpretation of data and communicate the results both nationally and internationally
  • Working both individually and together with collaborators across multiple scientific fields focused on improving our molecular understanding of immune cells and their role in metabolic disfunction.

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

  • Must have a master degree in Human Biology, Molecular Biomedicine or equivalent
  • Expertise within GPCRs is a must and extensive experience with metabolic stress liver diseases preferable
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD program including hands-on experience with histology, IHC, RNAscope technology, tissue clarity, microscopy and image analysis
  • Hands-on experience with western blotting, RT-qPCR, etc.
  • Practical skills in performing of animal experiments
  • FELASA ABD Certificate for in vivo mouse work
  • Ability and enthusiasm to learn new methods and techniques
  • Good communication skills in English, both oral and written (Danish is also preferred)
  • Highly ambitious and self-driven
  • Strong work ethics and team player mentality
  • Previously demonstrated a capacity for excellence, either during master’s degree or publications

The preferred applicant will possess an excellent academic track record and be highly motivated to perform science to extract novel findings of importance to SUCNR1 activation in immune responses and metabolic disfunction. We are particularly interested in candidates already familiar with the metabolism field, especially nutrient sensing and metabolic receptology.

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

Terms of employment
The employment as PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years. The starting date is 1 January 2023, or after agreement.

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 28,400 DKK /approx. 3,818 EUR (October 2022-level) plus pension.

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

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

Application
Your application in English should include:

  • Letter of application addressing the requirements (max. one page).
  • CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • Certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
    As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database. Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.
    Applicants with a Master´s degree from abroad should also enclose a short description of the grading scale used
  • Publication list (if possible)
  • Other information to consider: References and recommendations (if possible)

Please submit your application by clicking on “Apply Now” below. Only online applications will be accepted.

Application deadline:  3 October 2022, 23.59pm CET
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-10-03 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday October 3rd, 2022

PhD fellowship in structural biology and pharmacology

PhD fellowship in structural biology and pharmacology

PhD Project in the Autzen Lab

Department of Biology

Faculty of SCIENCE

University of Copenhagen

The Autzen Lab is inviting applications for a three-year PhD fellowship in membrane protein biochemistry, pharmacology, and structural biology in the Section for Biomolecular Sciences, at the Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The fellowship is part of the Project “A spoon full of sugar makes the medicine go down” funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

The start date is February 1st, 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.

We are looking for a candidate with a background in structural biology, biophysics, molecular biology, biochemistry, molecular biomedicine, cell biology or neuroscience.

Research area and project description

Our sensation of taste influences our dietary choices and alert us about harmful foods, but the underlying molecular mechanisms of taste are poorly understood. This project aims at advancing our understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying taste perception by studying the structure, dynamics, and function of membrane-bound taste receptors. The PhD candidate will apply single particle cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) in combination with biochemical, pharmacological, and cellular assays to characterize taste receptors. The outcome of the project will yield unprecedented molecular insight into taste perception and delineate the therapeutic and diagnostic potential of an entire family of proteins.

The Autzen Lab at University of Copenhagen

The PhD candidate will join the Autzen Lab, a young research group in the Section for Biomolecular Sciences (BMS), at the Department of Biology. Home to 11 labs specializing in cellular and protein biology, protein design or structural biology, BMS is an international and interdisciplinary workplace, offering a vibrant, creative, and stimulating research environment. Read more about BMS here: https://www1.bio.ku.dk/english/research/bms/

The Autzen Lab is focused on characterizing the activation and modulation of eukaryotic membrane proteins involved in selected, cellular pathways to elucidate their basic function and therapeutic potential. The lab is also developing tools for detergent-free membrane protein purification to conserve native protein-lipid interactions. The lab houses state-of-the-art equipment for large-scale mammalian protein production, and purification, biochemical and biophysical characterizations, and data processing and is a core-user of the state-of-the-art cryo-EM facilities at the Core Facility for Integrated Microscopy on campus.

The Autzen Lab is built on community, trust, openness, honesty, and solidarity and strives to embody the scientific method, objectivity, and reproducibility. We value open science, knowledge and data sharing and science communication to a wider audience, ultimately bridging the gap between society and research. Read more about the Autzen Lab and our core values on our website: www.autzenlab.com.

We offer you

  • An exciting and stimulating research project set in a creative, scientifically strong, and international academic environment.
  • An open and inclusive work and research environment with dedicated colleagues.
  • Room for personal and professional development.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Henriette E. Autzen, Department of Biology, henriette.autzen ( at ) bio.ku.dk.

The PhD program

The PhD program consists of three years of full time study, and require you to have completed a degree program, equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (180 ECTS/3 FTE BSc + 120 ECTS/2 FTE MSc) related to the subject area of the project, e.g. in biophysics, biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, molecular biomedicine, cell biology, neuroscience or similar. For information of eligibility of completed programmes, see General assessments for specific countries and Assessment database.

Terms of employment

  • Employment as PhD fellow is full time and for maximum 3 years.
  • The employment is conditioned upon the applicant’s successful enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD School of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen, which requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project.
  • Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

Job description

Your key tasks as a PhD student at the Faculty of SCIENCE are to:

  • Actively manage and carry out an independent research project under supervision.
  • Attend, and complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approximately 30 ECTS points.
  • Actively participate in research environments including at an external research institution, preferably abroad.
  • Disseminate your research through scientific manuscripts aimed at high-impact journals and presentations at national or international meetings.
  • Teach undergraduate or graduate students in the Autzen lab and in courses offered by the Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen.
  • Conclude your PhD studies by writing and defending your PhD thesis.

Your qualifications

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants are:

  • Qualifications corresponding to a Danish MSc degree with good results.
  • Completed courses or research experience in protein structure and function, biochemistry, physical chemistry, pharmacology, and/or biophysics.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly grasp and employ new methods and tools.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be laid on publications, and relevant work or research experiences.

We are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:

  • Recombinant DNA techniques and cloning.
  • Protein expression and purification for structural and functional studies.
  • Mammalian cell culture techniques.
  • Cryo-EM sample preparation and/or protein crystallization, data collection and analysis, including the use of relevant software.
  • Carrying out pharmacological assays (ex vivo, in vivo, or in vitro) and analysis of associated data.
  • Working with Linux operating systems.
  • Basic programming (MatLab and/or Python).
  • Data management and reporting.
  • High level of motivation, responsibility, and ability to work in a structured manner.
  • An ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • A curious mind-set with a strong interest in understanding the molecular mechanisms of proteins.

Application and Assessment Procedure

Your application must be written in English and submitted electronically by clicking the ‘APPLY NOW’ below. The application must include the following documents in PDF format:

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

Application deadline

The deadline for applications is the 16th of October, 2022 23:59 GMT+2.

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

The further process

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in week 46 and 47.

Questions

For further information, applicants may contact the supervisor Associate Professor Henriette E. Autzen, email: henriette.autzen ( at ) bio.ku.dk.

General information about PhD study at the Faculty of SCIENCE is available at the PhD School’s website here.

Living in Copenhagen, Denmark

Despite cold and rainy days in plenty, Denmark is among the happiest according to the World Happiness Report and Copenhagen is regularly ranked among top 5 cities to live in, particularly for expats. Whether you are into ancient sculptures or contemporary art, opera or heavy metal Copenhagen is ready to teach, inspire and entertain. Furthermore, with an extensive public transportation system, beautiful, tranquil nature is only minutes away from the city center.

For more information on working and living in Denmark, visit University of Copenhagen’s website on International Staff Mobility and WorkinDenmark.

University of Copenhagen

The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 37,000 students, and its 10,000 employees. University of Copenhagen is an international work and study environment commemorating democracy, openness, and equal opportunities. The University is an inclusive workplace that wishes to attract the most talented students and staff regardless of personal background. The University is keen to create a tolerant culture where everyone is treated equally, and where diversity is a strength, not a challenge. Read more about the university’s action plan for equality and diversity here: https://about.ku.dk/profile-history/diversity/

Deadline: 2022-10-16 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday October 16th, 2022

Postdoc positions in Molecular Biology at BRIC

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and independent postdocs to provide experimental, scientific and operational support to the Cvejic Lab which is to commence on 15 December 2022 or soon thereafter.

Information on the department can be found at: BRIC – University of Copenhagen (ku.dk)

Our research
The aim of our group is to decipher how differentiation pathways of haematopoietic cells are influenced by different microenvironments. To achieve that we use state-of-the-art single-cell RNA-seq, single-cell ATAC-seq and spatial transcriptomics data generation combined with computational analysis to establish principles of blood lineage differentiation. We are working with human foetal haematopoietic cells to reveal the dynamics and cellular programmes active during human blood development as well as cancer patient samples to investigating the influence of tumour microenvironment in the context of pathological differentiation of immune cells. We are a team of highly collaborative researchers performing exciting interdisciplinary science using the cutting-edge experimental and computational technologies.

Your job
You will have a PhD with significant experience in molecular and cell biology. You will be able to demonstrate critical thinking, will be hard working, passionate about science, and keen to learn and improve skills in a supportive research environment. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team and will be tasked with proactively seeking and maintaining appropriate collaborations. You will be expected to contribute to and support the ongoing research projects in the group on an ad hoc basis when needed, working closely with biologists, clinicians and bioinformaticians within and outside the group to accomplish scientific objectives; disseminate your expertise to new lab members and support the lab management.

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

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in Life sciences or related
  • Extensive experience in molecular and cell biology techniques
  • Extensive experience in flow cytometry and cell culture
  • Experience and knowledge in CRISPR
  • An excellent research and publication track record
  • Highly organised
  • Ability to effectively prioritise, multi-task and work independently 
  • Good English skills, written and spoken

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Experience in working with patient-derived material
  • Experience in working with organoids
  • Haematology research
  • Multiomics approaches

Place of employment
The place of employment is at the BRIC, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and core facilities Core Facilities – University of Copenhagen (ku.dk).

Terms of employment
The position is a full-time position (37 working hours weekly) limited to a period of 3 years. The starting date is 15 December 2022 or soon thereafter.  

Salary, pension and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 35,500 DKK/approx. 4,770 EUR (October 2022 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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

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

Questions
For further information please contact Ana Cvejic on email: ana.cvejic@bric.ku.dk

Application
Your application in English should include:

  • Letter of application addressing the requirements (max. one page).
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A certified/signed copy of certificate(s) of education (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)

Please submit your application by clicking on “Apply Now” below.

Application deadline: 19 October 2022, 23.59 CET

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-10-19 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday October 19th, 2022

Postdoctoral researcher in Human–Computer Interaction with Virtual Reality

Department of Computer Science
Faculty of SCIENCE
University of Copenhagen

We are looking for hiring a postdoctoral researcher at the Human-Centered Computing Section, Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen (www.di.ku.dk). The position is two years full-time and starts 1 January 2023 or soon thereafter.

The postdoc will work on human–computer interaction with virtual reality. The position is part of a project that investigates movement learning in VR. The project aims to theorize how sensory feedback in VR (e.g., visual or haptic) influences physical movements (e.g., redirection), and to optimise motor learning through designing how user interfaces for VR provide feedback. Therefore, knowledge and interest related to human–computer interaction research is essential, but as a postdoc you have much freedom to detail your focus: to a large extent, you shape the research you work on and the ideas you pursue.

Why do a Postdoc at our group in Copenhagen?

This position offers an opportunity to join a globally recognized, highly ambitious, creative, collaborative, and fun group of international researchers working at the forefront of human–computer interaction. Our Human–Centered Computing section aspires to be a top research group for human-computer interaction that bridges technology, theory, and empirical studies. We have a regular presence at CHI and UIST and do well in rankings (like www.csrankings.org). We are currently ten faculty, and a large and active group of PhD fellows and postdocs for peer-support and to engage with in social activities.

The project this position is a part of involves collaboration with researchers at the Cognition, Intention and Action group at the Department of Psychology. In this position, you will also affiliate with the Pioneer Centre for Artificial Intelligence and its Extended Reality collaboratory located at the University of Copenhagen.

The University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479 and is the oldest and largest university in Denmark. It is often ranked as the best university in Scandinavia and consistently as one of the top places in Europe. Within computer science, it is ranked 2nd in the European Union (post-Brexit) by Shanghai Ranking. We are located in Copenhagen, consistently recognized as one of the world’s most livable cities, in the country of Denmark, ranked as one of the top three happiest countries in the world.

Qualifications

  • PhD (or soon-to-be a PhD) in Human-computer Interaction or related fields.
  • Experience in one or more of the following:
    • Empirical studies of human–computer interaction, motor learning, or perception;
    • Designing or building software or hardware prototypes of interaction techniques or user interfaces for VR;
    • Computational methods and models of interaction with VR or motor control.
  • Publications in top venues of HCI and/or VR (e.g., CHI, UIST, TOCHI, IEEEVR, VR journal).

Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor Joanna Bergström, joanna@di.ku.dk, +45 93565483.

Terms of employment

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

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

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include 

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

The deadline for applications is 9 October 2022, 23:59 GMT+2. After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

 

 

 

Deadline: 2022-10-09 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday October 9th, 2022

PhD fellowship in Stress Neurobiology at the Department of Neuroscience in Copenhagen

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

We are offering a fully-funded 3 years PhD fellowship in stress neurobiology starting 15 February 2023 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Our group and research
We are a systems neuroscience laboratory focusing on understanding the mechanisms by which neural circuits and behaviors are affected by stress, to better understand the etiology of mental disorders. Our expertise includes behavioral assays, neuronal tracing, in vivo calcium imaging of large populations of neurons (2 photon & light sheet microscope), opto/chemogenetics. We use transparent, transgenic larval zebrafish as a vertebrate model amenable to whole brain imaging at cellular resolution in vivo.

You will work under the supervision of Associate Professor Florence Kermen and receive active support in designing, discussing and publishing the results of your research project.

We are located in beautiful and well-connected Copenhagen. Frequent scientific and social events at the institute contribute to a collaborative and enjoyable work atmosphere.

Project description
You will use repeated stressor exposure or pharmacological manipulation of stress level, combined with quantitative behavioral assays and physiological measurements (e.g. ELISA) to characterize the immediate and long-term outcomes of early-life stress. Following this, you will use neurophysiological approaches (immunohistochemistry, in vivo calcium imaging) to investigate the adaptations taking place in neuromodulatory circuits.

Principal supervisor is is Associate Professor Florence Kermen, Department of Neuroscience, E-mail: florence.kermen@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 22550187

Start:                15 February 2023

Duration:          3 years as a PhD student

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

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project, e.g. human biology, neuroscience, molecular and cellular biology, animal physiology, or medicine. Please note that your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (two years).

Other important criteria are:

  • A high grade point average achieved
  • A certificate in Laboratory Animal science (FELASA)
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • A curious mind-set with a strong interest in scientific research and stress neurobiology and prior experience with practical lab work relevant to the project
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

Place of employment
The place of employment is at the Department of Neuroscience, 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, zebrafish research facility, and microscopy facility (https://cfim.ku.dk/).

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

The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 3 years. The start date is 15 February 2023.

The employment is conditioned upon the applicant’s success­ful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project 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 Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary starts at approximately 27,800 DKK / Roughly 3,700 EUR (October 2021 level) plus pension.

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

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

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, research experience, language skills and the contact details of 2 academic references

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

4. A copy of your Master’s thesis. If the thesis is ongoing, a draft or a 2-page summary of your work.

5. Publication list (if relevant), including a brief description of your contributions to joint works.

Application deadline: 18 October 2022, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-10-18 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday October 18th, 2022

PhD fellowship in “Identification of epigenetic and F-actin regulators improving the efficiency of ex vivo gene therapy” at the Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC), University of Copenhagen

The PhD is part of the EU funded “Gene Therapy of Rare Diseases” Doctoral Network (GetRadi) which is a MSCA Doctoral Network.

Within the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA), University of Copenhagen is offering one PhD position for a Doctoral Candidate (DC), commencing on 1 March 2023. The position is for 36 months and is funded by Horizon Europe.

The successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary EU-funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie International PhD training network. This interdisciplinary doctoral position is based at the Department of BRIC (the Biotech Research and Innovation Centre), Brakebusch Group, at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH). The position will be supervised by Professor Cord Brakebusch.

For further information, applicants may contact the main supervisor Cord Brakebusch, e-mail: cord.brakebusch@bric.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 35325619.

The GetRadi Doctoral Network
Rare diseases are affecting more than 30 Mio people in the EU and are in most cases caused by genetic mutations. The only curative treatment for patients suffering from these diseases is gene therapy, but many technical problems still need to be solved before safe and affordable somatic gene therapy will be a clinical routine. Aim of the EU funded Doctoral Network “Gene Therapy of Rare Diseases” (GetRadi) is to train 10 PhD students to become exceptional experts in gene therapy of rare diseases. In their research projects, the students will aim to overcome major technical challenges that still prevent the widespread use of somatic gene therapy in the clinic. All projects are embedded in a tight and synergistic academic-industrial collaboration to develop marketable products for the application of gene therapy. This GetRadi training will allow young scientists to spearhead future research efforts in gene therapy of rare diseases.

More information can be found on the GetRadi’s homepage www.getradi.ku.dk

The project
Chromatin modifications and nuclear F-actin have been shown to affect genome editing efficiency. The underlying molecular mechanism, however, is unclear, and the effects might be highly dependent on the extent and timing of the chromatin alteration. Initiated by the recent finding of our group of a methylation inihibitor improving CRISPR genome editing efficiency by HDR, we will now investigate by a CRISPR ko screen the role of chromatin and nuclear F-actin modifying genes on the efficiency of the repair of a single nucleotide variant by genome editing. This will identify novel pathways to increase the efficiency of defined gene repair during gene therapy of rare diseases.

The group
Prof. Cord Brakebusch’s group at BRIC, University of Copenhagen, has extensive experience in the generation and analysis of genetically modified mice and was one of the first groups in Scandinavia using CRISPR genome editing for that purpose (https://www.bric.ku.dk/research-groups/Research/Brakebusch_Group/). Major research interest of the group in addition to genome editing technologies is the Rho GTPase signaling in vivo during development and disease and in the nucleus, where it links with epigenetic regulation and DNA repair.

The institution
BRIC is a Center of Excellence at the University of Copenhagen with a strong focus on molecular mechanisms underlying disease (www.bric.ku.dk). More than 20 ambitious groups are working at BRIC in a highly collaborative atmosphere, supported by state-of-the-art Core Facilities and administrative services.

Required qualifications

  • Master’s degree in life sciences. Please not that your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (two years 120 ECTS/2 FTE MSc + 180 ECTS/3 BSc)
  • Enthusiasm for research
  • Good English skills, written and spoken
  • Collaborative, interactive mindset
  • Experience in molecular biology or animal research is of advantage

In addition aplication will be required to meet the MSCA Doctoral Network eligibility criteria, notably:

  • You must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the start of your employment at UCPH. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account.
  • You must not be in possession of a doctoral degree when starting your employment at UCPH.

Applicants will only be considered for the position if they fulfill both of the above eligibility criteria.

Terms of employment
The position as PhD fellow is full time (37 working hours weekly) and lasts 3 years. It is funded by Horizon Europe and will start 1 March 2023.

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

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

Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the requirements from the European Commission related to the MSCA programme and the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 28,300 roughly 3,800 EUR (taxable) plus pension (April 2022 level). In addition, a mobility allowance (gross amount 600 EUR per month from the EU to UCPH) and (if eligible) also a family allowance (gross amount 660 EUR per month from the EU to UCPH).

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

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

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

The deadline for applications is 20 October 2022, 23.59pm CET

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 him/herself.

Candidates will be assessed and short listed for interviews, which are supposed to take place mid-November. All candidates will be informed of the outcome of their application.

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-10-20 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday October 20th, 2022

PhD fellowship in “Easy monitoring of ex vivo and in vivo gene editing efficiency by a novel fluorescent reporter mouse for HDR and NHEJ mediated DNA repair” at the Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC), University of Copenhagen

The PhD is part of the EU funded “Gene Therapy of Rare Diseases” Doctoral Network (GetRadi) which is a MSCA Doctoral Network.

Within the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA), University of Copenhagen is offering one PhD position for a Doctoral Candidate (DC), commencing on 1 March 2023. The position is for 36 months and is funded by Horizon Europe.

The successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary EU-funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie International PhD training network. This interdisciplinary doctoral position is based at the Department of BRIC (the Biotech Research and Innovation Centre), Brakebusch Group, at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH). The position will be supervised by Professor Cord Brakebusch.

For further information, applicants may contact the main supervisor Cord Brakebusch, e-mail: cord.brakebusch@bric.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 35325619.

The GetRadi Doctoral Network
Rare diseases are affecting more than 30 million people in the EU and are in most cases caused by genetic mutations. The only curative treatment for patients suffering from these diseases is gene therapy, but many technical problems still need to be solved before safe and affordable somatic gene therapy will be a clinical routine. Aim of the EU funded Doctoral Network “Gene Therapy of Rare Diseases” (GetRadi) is to train 10 PhD students to become exceptional experts in gene therapy of rare diseases. In their research projects, the students will aim to overcome major technical challenges that still prevent the widespread use of somatic gene therapy in the clinic. All projects are embedded in a tight and synergistic academic-industrial collaboration to develop marketable products for the application of gene therapy. This GetRadi training will allow young scientists to spearhead future research efforts in gene therapy of rare diseases.

More information can be found on the GetRadi’s home page www.getradi.ku.dk

The project
For the clinical application of genome editing, it is crucial that the genome editing tools reach the target cells both efficiently and selectively. Viruses, lipid nanoparticles, and viral particles are currently investigated and optimized to execute this task, but easy-to-use in vivo models to monitor efficiency and selectiveness of these methods are lacking. Aim of this project is therefore to establish a fluorescent reporter mouse that allows the easy comparison of efficiency and selectiveness of different in vivo and ex vivo genome editing technologies in any tissue at single-cell resolution.

The group
Prof. Cord Brakebusch’s group at BRIC, University of Copenhagen, has extensive experience in the generation and analysis of genetically modified mice and was one of the first groups in Scandinavia using CRISPR genome editing for that purpose (https://www.bric.ku.dk/research-groups/Research/Brakebusch_Group/). Major research interest of the group in addition to genome editing technologies is the Rho GTPase signaling in vivo during development and disease and in the nucleus, where it links with epigenetic regulation and DNA repair.

The institution
BRIC is a Center of Excellence at the University of Copenhagen with a strong focus on molecular mechanisms underlying disease (www.bric.ku.dk). More than 20 ambitious groups are working at BRIC in a highly collaborative atmosphere, supported by state-of-the-art Core Facilities and administrative services.

Required qualifications

  • Master’s degree in life sciences. Please note that your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (two year 120 ECTS/2 FTE MSc +180 ECTS/3 FTE BSc.)
  • Enthusiasm for research
  • Good English skills, written and spoken
  • Collaborative, interactive mindset
  • Experience in molecular biology or animal research is of advantage

In addition, applicants will also be required to meet the MSCA Doctoral Network eligibility criteria, notably:

  • You must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the start of your employment at UCPH. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account.
  • You must not be in possession of a doctoral degree when starting your employment at UCPH.

Applicants will only be considered for the position if they fulfill both of the above eligibility criteria.

Terms of employment
The position as PhD fellow is full time (37 working hours weekly) and lasts 3 years. It is funded by Horizon Europe and will start 1 March 2023.

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

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

Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the requirements from the European Commission related to the MSCA programme and the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 28,300 roughly 3,800 EUR (taxable) plus pension (April 2022 level). In addition, a mobility allowance (gross amount 600 EUR per month from the EU to UCPH) and (if eligible) also a family allowance (gross amount 660 EUR per month from the EU to UCPH).

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

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

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

The deadline for applications is 20 October 2022, 23.59pm CET

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 him/herself.

Candidates will be assessed and short listed for interviews, which are supposed to take place mid-November. All candidates will be informed of the outcome of their application.

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-10-20 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday October 20th, 2022

Postdoctoral position in Social Media, Representation, and Political Behavior

The Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen invites candidates for a postdoctoral position in Social Media and Political Representation. The starting date is 1 February 2022 with room to negotiate either an earlier or later start.

The position is for 1 year with the possibility of extension.

Introduction
The Department of Political Science offers a dynamic environment around the fields of Social Media, Representation, and Political Behavior, which seeks to produce high-caliber research on timely societal questions.

For more on the Department and its pluralistic academic environment, please see https://politicalscience.ku.dk/about/            

Job Description
The postdoc will be employed as part of the project “Social Media and Political Representation” (SoMeRep) led by Professor Anne Rasmussen and Assistant Professor Gregory Eady and funded by Denmark’s Independent Research Fund. The project uses experimental, quasi-experimental, and descriptive research to examine what the shift toward social media means for inequalities in democratic representation. It investigates how social media impacts civic engagement, political responsiveness, political discourse, and topics related to social media more broadly.

The position covers a variety of tasks related to the research process, including:

  • Developing experimental, quasi-experimental or descriptive research designs in the social media context
  • Collecting data through original surveys, APIs and/or web-scraping
  • Cleaning and analyzing those data
  • Possibility to collaborate in writing and publishing papers

The postdoc will participate in collaborative research work closely together with Rasmussen, Eady, and other project members. There is a strong potential for the postdoc to contribute to the design and implementation of new research ideas within the overall project.

Your Competencies and Opportunities
The candidate must hold (or be close to completing) a PhD degree in Political Science, Data Science, Economics, Sociology or related fields. Other key qualifications include:

  • A good grasp of relevant academic literature (e.g. research on (inequality in) political representation, social media, incivility, gender, ethnicity, and/or organized interests).
  • Strong academic writing skills.
  • Experience with developing and applying quasi-experimental and experimental research designs
  • Extensive experience with coding and data management in common statistical programming languages (e.g. R, Python, or Stata).
  • The ability to work independently as well as collaborate with other members of the research team.

The position offers a range of attractive opportunities for the candidate, including:

  • Being part of a vibrant and ambitious team that aims to produce high quality research.
  • The opportunity to develop an independent research agenda within the overall project.
  • Being part of a strong environment within Political Representation within the Department.
  • Funding for conferences, additional training etc.

Strategy of the Faculty of the Social Sciences
The Department of Political Science is part of the Faculty of the Social Sciences. The Faculty is a successful academic community that strives to put knowledge into action by:

  • Engaging partners in the co-creation of knowledge, learning and social change.
  • Empowering our students to become reflective and responsible citizens who have the vision, the knowledge and the competences to change society for the better.
  • Energizing global, European and Danish communities of knowledge by research findings with impact.

For more on the Faculty strategy, see: https://samf.ku.dk/fakultetet/strategi/. You can read the Department’s strategy here https://politicalscience.ku.dk/about/strategy-plan/.

Terms of Employment

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

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

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

Contact information
Information about the recruitment process is available from HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number: 211-1210/22-2I.

Additional information about the position can be obtained from professor, Anne Rasmussen, e-mail: ar@ifs.ku.dk or assistant professor Gregory Eady, e-mail: gregory.eady@ifs.ku.dk

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

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

  • Cover letter motivating your application
  • Curriculum vitae including a publication list and names of two references who could write a letter for you
  • Up to three publications or working papers     
  • Diploma (PhD, Master and Bachelor)

The closing date for applications is 1 November 2022 23:59 CEST

Applications or enclosures received thereafter will not be considered.

Deadline: 2022-11-01 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday November 1st, 2022

Postdoc in genetic-based precision medicine and genetic variation

The University of Copenhagen is seeking a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral fellow to commence 1 January 2023 or after agreement at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen.

About Us
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research’s vision is to strengthen interdisciplinary research that transforms our basic understanding of the mechanisms that underlie metabolic health and disease, and to accelerate this knowledge toward new prevention and treatment strategies. We were established in 2010 and in 2017, we moved into new laboratories, offices and meeting rooms in the Maersk Tower www.maersktower.ku.dk.

The Center has around 260 employees who work in an international, highly collaborative research environment across a range of biomedical disciplines. You can read more about us here: www.cbmr.ku.dk.

Our Research
In the molecular understanding of metabolic diseases, a major gap exists between basic genetic and microbiome discoveries and their impact on physiology and the potential for clinical translation. The Hansen Group aims to bridge this gap by connecting genomic discoveries and epidemiology, with physiology and clinical application. To study the role of selected genetic variants in human metabolism, we perform physiology and intervention studies based on recruit-by-genotype principles.

We also investigate families and populations with extreme metabolic phenotypes and perform physiology and intervention studies.

Finally, we investigate targeted clinical management of carriers of selected high-impact variations in the human genome.

In the Hansen Group, we strive for an inclusive and social work environment where support and constructive feedback is offered within the group. You can read more about the Hansen Group here: https://cbmr.ku.dk/research/human-genomics-and-metagenomics-in-metabolism/hansen-group/

Job Description
Your job and responsibilities will include analysis of high throughput genomic data, including whole genome sequencing (WGS) from diabetic and population isolate cohorts. It will also include translation of the genetic results combined with computational and experimental results into physiological outcomes, especially in relation to the development of diabetes. You will have a solid medical background as well as profound genetic understanding. In addition, you must have excellent communication and organisational skills as you will drive and coordinate research and project tasks with colleagues and partners within the TRANSLATE project.

With the project TRANSLATE (Translating Genetic Knowledge into Clinical Care in Non-Autoimmune Diabetes), we aim to implement genetic information directly into patient care to improve diagnosis and treatment of non-autoimmune diabetes. This project is the first large-scale research project for systematic genetic testing within a common, non-communicable, chronic disease in Denmark, and will spearhead efforts to advance personalized medicine in Denmark. The project will contribute to establishing technology, workflow, and evidence on how to implement and communicate actionable genetic information to clinicians and patients in a generalized format.

The purpose of TRANSLATE is therefore to introduce cost-effective sequencing technology, which enables the use of WGS as a standard diagnostic method, and it will capitalize on already generated Danish reference data on selected diabetes genes.

Your tasks would be:

  • Whole genome sequencing

In collaboration with TRANSLATE partners, to ensure that whole genomes from 6500 patients with diabetes are sequenced. We expect to sequence DNA from 1000 women with gestational diabetes and 5500 patients with type 2 diabetes.    

  • Genetics within TRANSLATE and Greenlandic cohorts

Interpretation of rare variants of WGS data within the TRANSLATE project and Greenlandic cohorts. Sequencing also enables detection of variants in non-coding genetic regions and structural variants, which adds new dimensions to genetic interpretation. Thus, you will also facilitate studies of any novel types of genetic regulation. 

  • Phenotypic profiling of carriers with rare genetic variants

Re-call studies to perform physiological investigation of participants with rare large effect size variants

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

  • M.D.
  • PhD in genetics or a closely related discipline
  • Excellent scientific track record in relation to career stage
  • High level of proficiency in programming and experience in applying statistical methods to genomic data
  • Experience with the analysis of high throughput genomic data (genome wide association arrays, exome chip, exome/genome sequencing)
  • The ability to interpret genetic results in a physiological and clinical setting
  • Demonstrated capacity for project coordination
  • Demonstrated capacity for effective team work  
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral                                                 

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

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 3 years. Starting date is 1 January 2023 or as soon as possible afterwards upon mutual 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 35,624.36 DKK/approx. 4,784 EUR (April 2022 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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

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

Questions
For further information about the position, please contact Professor Torben Hansen at torben.hansen@sund.ku.dk. For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact HR at sund-hr-cbmr@sund.ku.dk.

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

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

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

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

3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.

4. List of publications.

Application deadline:  3 October 2022, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-10-03 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday October 3rd, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellowship Position in Biostatistics

The Department of Public Health at University of Copenhagen, Denmark offers a postdoctoral fellowship position in Biostatistics. The anticipated hiring date is 31 January 2023 or after agreement.

Job Description
We invite highly qualified, thorough and motivated applicants to apply for the positions. The postdoc will be involved in the project listed below as well as participating in the daily duties of the Department.

The project will focus on a project in biostatistics, specifically in two subprojects (Causal estimation and optimal treatment targeting with and without identification of the causal effect of interest). The project aims to develop methods and software that allow for the bounding and or targeting of optimal personalized treatment and the estimation of effects under such treatment decisions.  The Postdoc will work on three overarching topics and is encouraged and expected to drive the ideas and solutions within these topics, but also potentially other topics selected and driven by the postdoc:

  1. Personalized treatment identification. Although the topic is specifically targeted for this optimization accounting for the burden of biomarker observation and the use of causal bounds in this optimization to account for data shortcomings, other methods and angles within this area are welcome.
  2. Causal effect estimation. Again, although ideally specifically in settings where the causal effect of interest is not fully identified due to uncontrolled confounding, all forms of methods development for causal effect estimation are welcome.
  3. Emulated trial. Specifically for the outcome of clinical utility in comparative effectiveness setting for treatment decision rules. However, just as with the above topics, less specific methods development within the topic of emulated trial designs would also be useful.

The successful candidate will be responsible for methods development and data analysis. The specific tasks will include:

  • development of methods for causal inference in observational data
  • publication in international peer-reviewed journals
  • presentation of findings at professional meetings

The postdoctoral fellow will also be encouraged and mentored to develop new proposals and research initiatives to support additional research. Exchange stays with collaborating research centers in other countries will be optional. Over the course of the position, opportunities to teach at either the graduate or undergraduate level exist.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Statistics/Biostatistics, or similar disciplines. Candidates must have excellent skills in methods development. Data analysis and experience in e.g., R would be an asset. In addition, candidates should have strong English, scientific writing, and oral communications skills, as well as the ability to work independently, effectively, and collaboratively.

About us
The Department of Public Health is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Science at the University of Copenhagen. The department has more than 300 employees divided on 8 sections. We are a diverse and exciting workplace and it is important to us that you are given the opportunity to grow, both on a professionally and personal level during your time with us. We are located at the Center for Society and Health, just a few minutes’ walk from Nørreport station. More information about Department of Public Health can be found at our website http://publichealth.ku.dk. Section of Biostatistics conducts general biostatistical research and methodological development in biostatistics, undertakes teaching of students at various educations, undergraduate as well as postgraduate, and offers biostatistical advice to staff and students in all disciplines of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Denmark offers unique opportunities for biostatistical research, but also very attractive tax-benefits for foreign researchers. Furthermore, Danes are considered to be among the happiest people in the world and Copenhagen is a wonderful place to live, full of cultural activities, hygge (coziness), green areas and great opportunities to bike and walk safely. Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC or other relevant professional organizations. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

We offer:

  • Independent research at a high international level
  • Dedicated colleagues
  • Good social environment with a casual atmosphere
  • Flexible working hours

Terms of employment
The average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week. The Position is fixed-term, limited to a period of 2 years.

Salary, pension and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary starts at around 35,500 DKK/approx. 4,770 EUR (October 2022 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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

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

Questions
More information about the positions is available by contacting Dr. Esben Budtz-Jørgensen, Section of Biostatistics ebj@sund.ku.dk.

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

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

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

Deadline for applications: 2 November 2022, 23.59 pm CET.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-11-02 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday November 2nd, 2022

Postdoctoral position in Economics of Religion

The Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), invites applications for one or more Postdoctoral positions in economics of religion starting in summer 2023. The position is for one or two years, and is fully funded by the research project “Shocking Religion: Using Natural Experiments to Quantify How Religion Impacts Society

The Research Project
Applications are invited for a one to two-year fully funded Postdoc position (with no teaching obligations) at the Department of Economics, UCPH, in connection with the project “Shocking Religion: Using Natural Experiments to Quantify How Religion Impacts Society”. The overarching aim of the project is to examine whether differences in religiosity can explain an important part of various economic confounders, such as aggregate economic growth, gender inequality, profession choices, etc. We focus on religiosity, i.e. the strength of peoples’ faith, rather than their type of religion. To identify the causal impact of religiosity, we will exploit natural experiments and construct data on religiosity that varies within countries and within religious denominations.

We are looking for an excellent candidate with a strong background in applied econometrics, preferably applied to topics of religion or cultural values more broadly. Candidates are expected to have completed, or be close to completing, their doctoral studies in one of the topics indicated above. The Postdoc position is part of a larger project financed by a Sapere Aude research grant from the Independent Research Foundation Denmark, received by Jeanet Sinding Bentzen. The Postdoc will join a team of researchers led by Jeanet Sinding Bentzen and a broader research group within economic history and development economics, all focused on empirical research of the deep determinants of economic outcomes. The Postdoc is expected to contribute to joint projects with other team members, but will also have space for independent work. Further information about the research project can be found here: https://dff.dk/en/grants/copy_of_research-leaders-2020/copy_of_researchleader-8?set_language=en.

If you have any questions, please contact Associate Professor and principal investigator (PI) Jeanet Sinding Bentzen (Jeanet.bentzen@econ.ku.dk, https://web.econ.ku.dk/bentzen/).

Duties, Responsibilities, and Opportunities
The primary responsibility of the Postdoc is to conduct research in the economics of religion field. The Postdoc is expected to contribute to the project’s overall research agenda by processing and analyzing large datasets and potentially provide overviews of a literature. This will occur as a collaborator and co-author with the other project participants. A key aim of the Postdoc position, however, is also to help candidates develop and improve their independent research profile and serve as a stepping stone for a future position as Assistant Professor (or similar) at an international research institution. During the one-two years, the Postdoc will therefore also have time available to work independently on their other existing research projects, and to develop new projects of their own within the overall research agenda of the Shocking Religion project.

Your Competences
The candidate must have obtained a PhD degree in Economics or a closely related field before taking up the Postdoc position. Employment is expected to begin on August 15, 2023, though this date can be negotiated. In addition, the following competences are viewed as a plus (but not a necessity):

  • Previous experience with large datasets and/or administrative data sources.
  • Previous experience working with text analysis.
  • Previous experience working with spatial data.
  • Familiarity with the literature on the economics of religion.

Candidates possessing these competences should make sure to highlight this in their application.

The Environment
The Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen offers a stimulating research environment. The Department has an established strategy of being an elite economics department in Europe. This is reflected in the rapid growth and track record of top publications of its faculty. See more at https://econ.ku.dk/ or read the department’s strategy here: https://www.economics.ku.dk/department/reportsplans/M_l-_og_handleplan_OI_final.pdf.

The department is located in central Copenhagen. The international nature of Copenhagen and the high English-language proficiency makes it an easy and attractive city to live in for candidates coming from abroad.

The Department of Economics is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences, which is a successful academic community that strives to put knowledge into action by:

  • Engaging partners in the co-creation of knowledge, learning and social change.
  • Empowering students to become reflective and responsible citizens who have the vision, the knowledge and the competences to change society for the better.
  • Energizing global, European, and Danish communities of knowledge by innovative research methodologies and by research findings with impact.

For more on the Faculty strategy, see: https://socialsciences.ku.dk/faculty/strategy/.

Terms of Employment

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

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

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

Contact information
Information about the recruitment process is available from HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number: 211-1200/22-2I #1.

Additional information about the position can be obtained from Associate Professor Jeanet Sinding Bentzen via email: Jeanet.bentzen@econ.ku.dk.

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

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

  • Application, including reasons for applying for this position (max. 2 pages).
  • Curriculum vitae, including list of publications / working papers.
  • Publications / working papers to be considered (a maximium of 5 may be enclosed).
  • Diplomas – all relevant certificates.

The closing date for applications is on November 15, 2022 23:59 CET.

Applications or material received thereafter will not be considered. Virtual job interviews will take place during the European Job Market for Economists (mid December 2022) or by appointment.

Deadline: 2022-11-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday November 15th, 2022

PhD fellowship in Geoinformatics/Remote Sensing

PhD Project in remote sensing for characterization of savanna woody vegetation dynamics
Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management
Faculty of SCIENCE
University of Copenhagen

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Section of Geography invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in remote sensing for characterization of savanna woody vegetation dynamics. The project is part of the research project “Unravelling climate change impacts on savanna vegetation ecosystems” (CLISA), which is financed by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF).

Start date is (expected to be) February 1st 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project

Savanna ecosystems host 20% of the Earth’s human population, cover around 20% of the Earth’s surface and include the majority of global rangelands used for livestock production. Also, savannas contribute 30% to the total terrestrial net primary production, and are therefore key in quantifying the global carbon cycle. Savanna ecosystems are characterized by the balanced coexistence of woody and herbaceous vegetation, the distribution and abundance of which are controlled by land management, climate and possibly also increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Changes in any of these controlling factors can lead to an imbalance of a long established coexistence, and global change. The complex interactions between the forcing mechanisms of the observed changes in savanna ecosystems are not well understood, but is key in understanding the consequences for livestock production and subsistence of indigenous communities. Given the pressures of climate change and population growth, there is an urgent need for this research to support adaptation and mitigation strategies as highlighted in the global goals for sustainable development. The CLISA project aims at developing satellite remote sensing-based techniques for detailed characterization of global savanna woody vegetation dynamics and carbon stocks over recent decades used to analyze forcing mechanisms of savanna vegetation dynamics.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates within the field(s) of geoinformatics/remote sensing. Applicants can have a background from biogeography/geoinformatics/remote sensing/environmental/enginering sciences.

  • A strong background in optical, lidar and/or microwave remote sensing of vegetation ecosystems and time series analysis will be preferred.
  • Candidates should have strong quantitative skills (statistics and modeling) and have experience with one or more coding languages (e.g. Python, R, IDL, Matlab) as well as having proven experience in cloud-based handling and processing large remote sensing datasets.
  • Proven experience of working with vegetation ecosystem analysis and understanding of vegetation structure/functioning.
  • Proficiency in spoken/written English, including skills in academic writing are essential.

Our group and research – and what do we offer?

The successful candidate will be ancored in the section of Geography within the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN), Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. We are located in Copenhagen. The remote sensing group includes more than 20 PhDs and Postdocs and the candidate can expect a lively and dynamic working environment with a lot of synergy and collaboration within the group. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and highly international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and IT facilities including acces to HPC systems. The project also offers acces to global cover PlanetScope data as well as funding for acquiring VHR imagery of selected regions.

Principal supervisor is Professor Rasmus Fensholt Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Section of Geography, University of Copenhagen, Oester Voldgade 10, 1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark. DIR +45 35322526, MOB +45 20885383, rf@ign.ku.dk

The PhD programme

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

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities and tasks in the PhD programme

  • Complete and pass the MSc education in accordance with the curriculum of the MSc programme

(ONLY when you are attending the integrated MSc and PhD programme)

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

We are looking for the following qualifications:

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

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Application and Assessment Procedure

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

Please include:

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

Application deadline:

The deadline for applications is 15th November 2023, 23:59 GMT +1.

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

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

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

Interviews with selected candidates are expected to be held in week 50-51

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-11-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday November 15th, 2022

PhD fellowship in Human–Computer Interaction with Virtual Reality

PhD fellowship in Human–Computer Interaction with Virtual Reality

Faculty of SCIENCE

We are offering a PhD fellowship at the Human-Centered Computing Section, Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen (www.di.ku.dk). The position is three years and starts 1st January 2023 or soon thereafter.

The PhD fellow will work on human–computer interaction with virtual reality. The position is part of a project that investigates movement learning in VR. The project aims to theorize how sensory feedback in VR (e.g., visual or haptic) influences physical movements (e.g., redirection), and to optimise motor learning through designing how user interfaces for VR provide feedback. Therefore, knowledge and interest related to human–computer interaction research is essential, but as a PhD student you have much freedom to detail your focus: to a large extent, you shape the research you work on and the ideas you pursue.

Why do a PhD at our group in Copenhagen?
This position offers an opportunity to join a globally recognized, highly ambitious, creative, collaborative, and fun group of international researchers working at the forefront of human–computer interaction. Our Human–Centered Computing section aspires to be a top research group for human-computer interaction that bridges technology, theory, and empirical studies. We have a regular presence at CHI and UIST and do well in rankings (like www.csrankings.org). We are currently ten faculty, and a large and active group of PhD fellows and postdocs for peer-support and to engage with in social activities.

The project this position is a part of involves collaboration with researchers at the Cognition, Intention and Action group at the Department of Psychology. In this position, you will also affiliate with the Pioneer Centre for Artificial Intelligence and its Extended Reality collaboratory located at the University of Copenhagen.

The University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479 and is the oldest and largest university in Denmark. It is often ranked as the best university in Scandinavia and consistently as one of the top places in Europe. Within computer science, it is ranked 2nd in the European Union (post-Brexit) by Shanghai Ranking. We are located in Copenhagen, consistently recognized as one of the world’s most livable cities, in the country of Denmark, ranked as one of the top three happiest countries in the world.

The supervisor is Associate Professor Joanna Bergström. Please contact Joanna at joanna@di.ku.dk or +45 93565483 for enquiries.

The PhD programme

A three year full-time study within the framework of the regular PhD programme.

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities and tasks in the PhD programme

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

  • Manage and carry through your research projects
  • Complete PhD courses and other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • Participate in active research environments, including a stay at another research institution, preferably abroad
  • Write scientific articles aimed at high-impact journals
  • Write and defend your PhD thesis on the basis of your research project

We are looking for the following qualifications:

  • MSc (or obtaining a MSc soon) in Human–computer Interaction, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Movement Sciences, Computer Games, Computer and Electrical Engineering, or related fields.
  • Strong motivation for doctoral studies; possessing the ability to work independently, and be creative in problem-solving.
  • Passionate interest in human-computer interaction research and experience in one or more of the following:
    • Empirical studies of human–computer interaction, motor learning, or perception.
    • Designing or developing software or hardware prototypes of interaction techniques or user interfaces.
  • Strong interest in virtual reality, movement sciences, cognitive sciences, multimodal interaction, or other topics related to the project.
  • Excellence in at least one of the following key criteria used for the assessment:
    • Grades that document an outstanding academic record in HCI
    • Scientific publication(s) in recognized, peer-reviewed venues
    • Awards and honors
    • Professional qualifications and work experience
    • Good programming skills.
    • Proficiency in English, both speaking and writing.

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

Please include:

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

The deadline for applications is 9th October 2022, 23:59 GMT+2. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-10-09 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday October 9th, 2022

Postdoctoral position: Digital everyday lives far from Silicon Valley: Technological Imaginaries and Energy Futures in a South African Township (DigiSAt)

The Independent Danish Research Fund-funded project DigiSAt is looking for a postdoc from 1 December 2022 at the Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen.

The environments we inhabit change rapidly as digital technologies and infrastructures become ubiquitous, with major changes in the ways that states regulate, corporations profit from, and people consume, produce and (re)circulate digital media content. These changes impact the environment in terms of energy demand. In the DigiSAt research project, we mobilize collaborative, multimodal, and computational methodologies to inquire; What does the mobile phone and digital infrastructures do for- and to people in a township environment? What controversies exist nationally and locally around cost of data, the failing energy grid, and global tech giants arriving in South Africa? For more information see the project webpage (https://digisatproject.com).

The candidate will be employed at Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen. The University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479, and today has 37,500 students and 10,000 employees – of whom more than 5,000 are researchers – and revenues of DKK 9.4 billion. Nine Nobel Prizes have been awarded to researchers at the University, and the University boasts an international research and study environment and is highly ranked on the leading ranking lists of the world's best universities. The department of anthropology belongs to the Faculty of Social Sciences, one of six Faculties at the University of Copenhagen. The Faculty has a student body of about 6,700 students and app. 430 staff members and 135 PhD students.

Strategy of the Faculty of the Social Sciences
The Faculty is a successful academic community that strives to put knowledge into action by:

  • Engaging partners in the co-creation of knowledge, learning and social change.
  • Empowering our students to become reflective and responsible citizens who have the vision, the knowledge and the competences to change society for the better.
  • Energising global, European and Danish communities of knowledge by innovating research methodologies and by research findings with impact

For more on the Faculty strategy, see: https://samf.ku.dk/fakultetet/strategi/. You can read the Department’s strategy here https://antropologi.ku.dk/ominstituttet/.

The Department of Anthropology is one of Europe's largest anthropological research establishments in Europe with an academic staff of 50 (including PhD students), and approximately 550 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department represents a broad approach to anthropology, expressed in regional foci, theoretical orientation, and methodology, which results in a dynamic practice of anthropology, acutely aware of its own traditions and upcoming challenges.

Duties 
The task is mainly to conduct research, which the postdoc develops in dialogue with the PI (fieldwork in Cape Town, South Africa). The successful applicant is expected to actively participate in seminars and other activities in Copenhagen and contribute to the development of a vibrant research environment.

Requirements
PhD degree in anthropology, related disciplines or within digital humanities or social data science (or other degree equivalent to a PhD degree). The PhD degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment.

Assessment criteria/Ranking
The assessment of the applications is based on the quality and relevance of previous scholarly work rather than on the number of publications. We are looking for a candidate who will contribute to the DigiSAt project. The position requires the ability to conduct independent, creative, and innovative research of social scientific significance and think within the DigiSAt framework, good interpersonal skills, the ability to establish academic contacts around the world, the ability to publish in relevant scholarly forums, and the ability to convey the research questions and results to a wider audience in text and other formats. We are thus looking for a candidate with a track record and/or ambition to do anthropology beyond text, using computational and data-intensive methods to address societally relevant problems and experience in using web platforms for research, analysis, and dissemination. Additionally, experience in using audio, video, still images, and/or performance methodologies is a plus. 

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

Applicants are asked to submit a project/or research proposal (maximum two pages) in which they present a research project that they want to develop during the duration of the position.

Applicants must submit: 

  • Motivated application (maximum one page).
  • Curriculum vitae (maximum two pages).
  • Outline of a research plan for the duration of the position (maximum two pages).
  • List of publications.
  • Examples of multimodal works (included as links to external webpage Vimeo or other).

About the employment
The employment is a full-time temporary position of 24 months. The starting date is 1 December 2022 or as agreed. Placement: Copenhagen (with fieldwork in Cape Town).

Terms of Employment

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

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

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

Contact information
Information about the recruitment process is available from HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number: 211-1148/22-2I.

Additional information about the position can be obtained from Karen Waltorp PI DigiSAt, e-mail: karen.waltorp@anthro.ku.dk.

The closing date for applications is 12 October 2022 23:59 CET.

Applications or enclosures received thereafter will not be considered.

Deadline: 2022-10-12 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday October 12th, 2022

Postdoctoral position in agent-based modelling of financial markets

The Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), invites candidates for an 18-months fixed-term postdoctoral position in agent-based modelling of financial markets, ideally beginning 1 January 2023.

Duties and Responsibilities
The candidate’s role is to collaborate on a research project, funded by the Villum Foundation, that examines the role, inner workings, and consequences of predictive natural language processing (NLP) algorithms that are used for trading purposes in the financial markets. Specifically, the candidate will be developing agent-based simulations that integrate NLP trading algorithms, including analyzing how agents deploying predictive NLP-based strategies interact with other market participants as well as what effects their presence has on markets under various conditions.

Your Competencies and Opportunities
The candidate must have obtained a Phd degree and should have extensive experience with agent-based models applied to financial markets as well as thorough knowledge about market microstructure. The candidate must also be proficient in C# and python.

Strategy of the Faculty of the Social Sciences
The Department of Sociology is part of the Faculty of the Social Sciences. The Faculty is a successful academic community that strives to put knowledge into action by:

  • Engaging partners in the co-creation of knowledge, learning and social change.
  • Empowering our students to become reflective and responsible citizens who have the vision, the knowledge and the competences to change society for the better.
  • Energising global, European and Danish communities of knowledge by innovating research methodologies and by research findings with impact

For more on the Faculty strategy, see: samf.ku.dk/fakultetet/strategi
You can read the Department’s strategy here: www.soc.ku.dk/instituttet/ledelse/strategi-pdf/Strategy_-_Sociology_2018-2023_.pdf  

Terms of Employment

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

An Equal Opportunity Workplace
The University of Copenhagen is committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to creating an inclusive working environment and therefore encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of personal background, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity etc.

For more on the diverse working place environment at the University and the University’s participation in the HRS4R HR Excellence in Research, see: employment.ku.dk/working-at-ucph/eu-charter-for-researchers

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

Contact information
Information about the recruitment process is available from HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number: 211-1216/22-2I

Additional information about the position can be obtained from Professor Christian Borch, e-mail: chb@soc.ku.dk

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

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

  • Motivated application (1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diploma (Phd, master and bachelor)

The closing date for applications is 9 October 2022 23:59 CEST

Applications or enclosures received thereafter will not be considered.

 

 

Deadline: 2022-10-09 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday October 9th, 2022

Postdoc in Stress Neurobiology at the Department of Neuroscience in Copenhagen

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic postdoc for a 2-year position to investigate the effect of early-life stress on neural circuits. The selected candidate will start on 1 December 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

Our research
We are a systems neuroscience laboratory focusing on understanding the mechanisms by which neural circuits and behaviors are affected by stress, to better understand the etiology of mental disorders (https://in.ku.dk/research/kermen-lab/). Our expertise includes behavioral assays, neuronal tracing, in vivo calcium imaging of large populations of neurons (2 photon & light sheet microscope), opto/chemogenetics. We use transparent, transgenic larval zebrafish as a vertebrate model amenable to whole brain imaging at cellular resolution in vivo.

You will work directly with Associate Prof. Florence Kermen and in close collaboration with other team members. Frequent scientific and social events at the institute contribute to a collaborative and enjoyable work atmosphere. We are located in beautiful and well-connected Copenhagen.

Your job
In this project funded by the Lundbeck Foundation, your main task will be to determine the stress-induced changes in neural circuits of the zebrafish brain using immunohistochemistry, axonal tracing, quantitative behavioural assays, pharmacology and in vivo calcium imaging. You will play a key role in establishing the imaging and data analysis protocols and have a large degree of freedom in shaping the project, based on your experience.

You will have the opportunity to grow your professional network by participating in relevant conferences. You will actively contribute to the team’s scientific goals by training/supervising junior scientists.

Your profile
We are looking for an independent and highly motivated researcher with the following experience:

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD and a good track record (first-author publications or preprints) in Neuroscience or in a related biological field
  • You have documented experience with immunohistochemistry, and behavioural assays
  • You hold a valid certificate in Laboratory Animal science (FELASA)
  • You have good scientific communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • You are proficient in English, written and spoken

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Experience with calcium imaging or electrophysiology
  • Experience with zebrafish or transgenic animals
  • Experience with writing and publishing scientific articles

Place of employment
The place of employment is at the Department of Neuroscience, Panum building, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories, zebrafish research facility, and microscopy facility (https://cfim.ku.dk/).

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

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

Salary, pension and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 35,600 DKK/approx. 4,700 EUR (April 2022 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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

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

Questions
For further information please contact Associate Professor Florence Kermen (florence.kermen@sund.ku.dk; www.sund.ku.dk )

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

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

  1. Motivated letter of application
  2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, grant/awards, language skills and contact details of 2 academic references.
  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. Complete list of publications, indicating your specific contributions.

Deadline for applications: 2 October 2022, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

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

 

Deadline: 2022-10-02 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday October 2nd, 2022

Assistant professor/post doc in "Phages targeting antibiotic resistance in Staphylococcus aureus"

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic assistant professor/post doc for a 2.5 year position to commence 1 January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is funded by a grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research entitled "Bacterial viruses targeting antibiotic resistance" and it aims to characterize common targets for bacterial viruses (phages) and antibiotics in the human pathogen, Staphylococcus aureus.

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

Our research
Our research spans antibiotic resistance, quorum sensing and impact of phages on staphylococcal biology. We focus on an inclusive environment and while striving for novel scientific insights we prioritize having fun at the same time.

Your job

Your tasks in the project will be to conduct evolution studies of Staphylococcus aureus and examine how phages and cell-wall targeting antibiotics impact phage/antibiotic resistance and cross-susceptibility.

If employed at the assistant professor level the responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • research, including publication/academic dissemination duties
  • research-based teaching
  • sharing knowledge with society
  • participation in formal pedagogical training program

In general, we are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following skills and experience:

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in microbiology, molecular biology, biology or biochemistry
  • You are highly experienced in working with phages and mobile genetic elements
  • You are highly experienced in working with human pathogens
  • You have proficient communication skills
  • You enjoy teamwork
  • You have excellent English skills written and spoken

Desirable experience and skills:

  • You have worked with Staphylococcus aureus and its mobile genetic elements
  • You are experienced in whole genome sequencing and bioinformatic analysis

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Frederiksberg University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and BSL2 facilities for genetic manipulations of pathogens.

Terms of employment

The average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.

The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 2.5 years. The start date is 1 January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

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

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

Questions
For further information please contact Professor Hanne Ingmer, hi@sund.ku.dk; www.sund.ku.dk

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

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

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

Deadline for applications: Sunday 2 October 2022, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in week 44 and 45.

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

Deadline: 2022-10-02 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday October 2nd, 2022

Re-post of PhD fellowship in children’s nutrition and cognitive function

The section Lifecourse Nutrition & Health invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in children’s nutrition and cognitive function. The project is part of the large research partnership project “Generation Healthy Kids”, which is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Start date is 1st January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The candidate will be part of the team in work package (WP) 2 “Diet & Nutrition” and will also be connected to WP6 “Biomedical Measurements” within Generation Healthy Kids. 

Generation Healthy Kids
In this project, we will develop, test and measure the effects of a 2-year multi-setting, multi-component community-based intervention in a cluster-randomized design among 2500 children aged 6-11 years (2023-2025) at 24 schools across Denmark, as well as conduct a pilot study in early 2023. The overall aim is to promote healthy weight, health behaviours and wellbeing in children and investigate the effects in children. WP2 “Food and nutrition” includes a school food programme and efforts to promote healthy foods in the family, after school clubs (SFO), sports organization, and local food environment. Other intervention components focus on physical activity, sleep, and digital habits. Measurements include children’s body composition, cardiometabolic risk markers, dietary intake and nutrient status, physical fitness, cognitive function and wellbeing. The position also involves collaboration across WPs with researchers from Department of Sports Science & Clinical Biomechanics and National Institute of Public Health at University of Southern Denmark as well as Center for Clinical Research and Prevention, Frederiksberg Hospital. Read more here: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=generation+sunde+b%C3%B8rn . 

The PhD project
The PhD project will focus on testing and validating dietary intake measurements and investigating associations between diet and nutrient status (e.g. omega-3 fatty acids and wholegrains) and children’s cognitive function and school performance. The PhD student will also, as part of the team, conduct information meetings in the local communities, help implement the school meal intervention as well as health promoting activities with families, SFOs etc, coordinate project activities with schools and other stakeholders and conduct biomedical measurements in children.  

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates within the field(s) of human nutrition, clinical nutrition etc. with the following qualifications:

  • A team player with a curious mindset, strong scientific drive and talent, good communication skills and the ability to handle many tasks at a time
  • Professional qualifications and experience relevant to the PhD project, e.g. with coordination of randomized trials, dietary registration methods, statistical data analysis, working with school-aged children etc.
  • Excellent English skills (speaking and writing)
  • Other relevant professional activities

Relevant scientific publications will also be taken into consideration.

The candidate must possess excellent Danish skills, both speaking and writing, in order to communicate with the schools and study families, work with questionnaires in Danish etc.

Our group and research – and what do we offer?
The PhD student will work in a dynamic project team of post docs, PhD students and technical staff led by experienced senior researchers within the section Lifecourse Nutrition & Health at Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen at Frederiksberg. We conduct research on the role of diet and nutrition in foetal life, infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood in relation to healthy growth, optimal nutritional status, cognitive development and prevention of undernutrition, obesity and non-communicable diseases. We have many years of experience with randomized food and nutrition trials in children. Read more here:  https://nexs.ku.dk/english/research/lifecourse-nutrition-and-health/

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Camilla T. Damsgaard, Lifecourse Nutrition & Health, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, ctd@nexs.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 35 33 22 21.  

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities and tasks

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

Application and Assessment Procedure

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

Please include

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

The deadline for applications is Sunday 2 October 2022, 23:59 GMT+2. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-10-02 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday October 2nd, 2022

PhD fellowships in Machine Learning in Medicine

PhD Project in computer-aided abdominal procedures
Department of Computer Science
Faculty of SCIENCE
University of Copenhagen

 

Department of Computer Science (DIKU) invites applicants for PhD fellowships in Machine Learning in Medicine. This project is a part of a collaboration between DIKU and Rigshospitalet, and financed by Novo Nordisk Foundation.

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

The project
Funding for two Ph.D. positions working on two projects is available. One of the positions is the development of shape-based machine learning with the application on pancreatic image analysis and surgery planning. The second position is on the development of diagnostic machine learning solutions for classification and prognostication of gastrointestinal diseases. The Ph.D. fellows will work on both theoretical aspects of machine learning solutions development and the application of the developed solutions on clinically relevant problems.

a)       Understanding the object shape from an image is an advanced human-level task. Despite extraordinary success of ML solutions in medical image analysis, the inclusion of shape with ML for medical image analysis remains under investigated. However, the shape has been historically playing a critical role in computerized diagnosis. Human organs follow predetermined anatomical patterns, justified by organ functionality and positioning in the human body. Moreover, many diseases do not affect organ shapes, or alter organ shapes in a very predictable manner. Shape models are also used for computer-aided diagnosis, organ morphometry, pathology detection, and inter-organ spatial relationships quantification. Finally, anatomical knowledge is the foundation of physicians’ decisions in surgery planning, and ML solutions without shape analysis will have very limited clinical applicability.

Pancreatic cancer is among the deadliest cancers in the world. Currently, surgical removal of a pancreas segment/ whole pancreas is the most common treatment for pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic surgery planning is non-trivial as pancreatic tumors are usually very aggressive and rapidly grow into inoperable stages. Up to 40% of patients with pancreatic tumors undergo exploratory surgeries that aim to identify tumor resectability. The Ph.D. fellow will research how shape analysis can be used for the analysis of pancreatic images. This will include segmentation of pancreas subpart and pacratic vasculature and using this information to plan tumor resections. The fellow will learn how to apply AI for solving real-life clinical challenges and evaluate and document the obtained result. This work will be executed in close collaboration with the Rigshospitalet and potentially Siemens Denmark.

b)       Inflammatory bowel disease, encompassing Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, are chronic and lifelong diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Despite state-of-the-art treatment, patients may experience severe symptoms such as bloody diarrhoea, severe stomach pain and malnutrition, all leading to significantly reduced quality of life. Furthermore, approx. 30 % of the patients will undergo the necessary step to remove parts of their bowel without curing the disease.

Timely initiation and proper treatment stratification have been deemed the key to breaking their disease course and reducing the number of patients with severe disease courses (e.g. need for surgery, hospitalisation or use of side-effect heavy drugs). We hypothesise that the combination of state-of-the-art machine learning and clinical experience can construct new applications for doctors around the world to help these patients live a more normal daily life.

We are looking for committed candidates who are not afraid of asking questions, can cut through in a busy day, and can independently drive a project until the models are applied. In addition to the PhD position, we offer close supervision and help from both experts in machine learning and clinical medical experts with an understanding of data science. This work will be executed in close collaboration with the Hvidovre Hospital.

Who are we looking for?
In collaboration with Hvidovre Hospital and Rigshospitalet, Denmark, DIKU is seeking a motivated candidates for PhD position in applied machine learning. The aim of the project is to develop new machine learning solutions and apply them for gastrointestinal diseases analysis. The candidate is expected to have knowledge in computer science, software development proficiency and experience in machine learning.

Our group and research- and what do we offer?

The PhD project will be hosted by the IMAGE section, which performs research in medical image analysis, machine learning, and computer vision. Our section often works with Rigshospitalet and industry partners, so we aim to develop top-level machine learning solutions with a focus on practical applicability. The section is a part of Department of Computer Science, Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. We are located in Copenhagen.

The supervisor for the positions – Dr. Bulat Ibragimov – is an Associate Professor working in medical image analysis, computer-aided interventions planning, human-AI interaction, and related fields. He has strong collaborative ties with various Danish and international research institutions. The PhD candidates will be asked to spend 3 months of their study at one of such institutions.

We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment.

Principal supervisor is Bulat Ibragimov, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, email: bulat@di.ku.dk .

Technical co-supervisor is Christian Igel, Professor, Department of Computer Science, email: igel@di.ku.dk.

Clinical co-supervisor is  Martin Hylleholt Sillesen, Department of Organ Surgery and Transplantation, Rigshospitalet, email : martin.hylleholt.sillesen@regionh.dk.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications needed for the integrated MSc and PhD programme

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

Terms of the integrated programme
To be eligible for the integrated scholarship, you are (or are eligible to be) enrolled at one of the faculty’s master programmes in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Biomedical Engineering.

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

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

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

A PhD grant portion is currently DKK 6,397 before tax.

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

Responsibilities and tasks in both PhD programmes.

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

We are looking for the following qualifications:

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

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

Please include: 

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

2.                Your motivation for applying for the specific PhD project/State which PhD project you are applying for.

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

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

5.                Publication list (if possible)

6.                Reference letters (if available)

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

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

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

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

Interviews with selected candidates are expected to be held in week 44-45.

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

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

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

 

 

Deadline: 2022-10-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Saturday October 15th, 2022

Postdoc in Deep eutectic solvents for transdermal drug delivery: coupling solution structure with efficacy

at Department of Pharmacy

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

 

We are offering a two-year postdoc position in cutaneous drug delivery commencing January 1st 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The project will be carried out within the LEO Foundation Center for Cutaneous Drug Delivery, which integrates several disciplines, including physical chemistry, pharmaceutics, and molecular biology, to perform state-of-the-art research and to create innovative solutions within cutaneous drug delivery of both small and large molecules. The successful applicant will have the opportunity for cross-disciplinary research in collaboration with other researchers in the Center, as well as with external collaborators.

Project description

Effective transdermal delivery of drugs across intact skin remains a challenging and complex goal, especially for large hydrophilic molecules. The skin’s main barrier, the stratum corneum (SC), efficiently blocks mass transport due to the self-assembly of lipid multilayers. Therefore, to exploit the multiple advantages of topical delivery, new formulations are needed that overcome this barrier in a non-destructive manner, thereby improving the delivery of drugs through the skin. Recently, deep eutectic solvents (DESs) have shown great promise as solvents for topical delivery. They are able to solvate a wide range of molecules and have excellent transdermal penetration, an added bonus being that they can also show potent antimicrobial activity. In this project, we aim to understand the self-assembly of non-ionic surfactants in DESs. We will tune the physicochemical properties of the system to solubilise the maximum amount of drug into the formulation, thereby ensuring rapid and efficient API delivery both into and through the SC.

The successful candidate will be a member of the LEO Foundation Center for Cutaneous Drug Delivery. This project is directed at: (i) self-assembled structural analysis of DES formulations as drug delivery carriers (ii) analysis of transdermal drug delivery potential and refinement of formulation (iii) biological toxicity testing.

Your job

Your key tasks as a postdoc at the Faculty are to:

  • Develop, optimise, and evaluate deep eutectic solvents for transdermal drug delivery by coupling solution structure with efficiency
  • Performing research on physicochemical properties of such systems at international large-scale facilities and in collaboration with international partners
  • Write scientific manuscripts on the grounds of your research results
  • Participate in Center activities
  • Participate in national and international conferences and scientific meetings
  • Participate in teaching activities at the department
  • Co-supervise PhD and MSc students 

Profile

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

Essential experience and skills:

  • PhD degree in chemical engineering, biophysics, physical pharmacy or related topics prior to the starting date
  • Experience of deep eutectic solvents, surfactant self-assemblies or related systems
  • Experience of physicochemical characterization of drug delivery systems
  • Experience of X-ray and neutron scattering techniques at large scale facilities 
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills, written and spoken

Preferred qualifications

The ideal candidate for this project has hands-on experience with research with deep eutectic solvents, particularly in physicochemical characterization of structure functionality employing state-of-the-art methodologies for such studies. Methods including scattering techniques such as light scattering, small angle X-ray scattering, neutron scattering as well as differential scanning calorimetry, dynamic and vibrational spectroscopy using large scale facilities. Experience with securing beamtime for such experiments is an advantage. Moreover, knowledge of transdermal drug delivery systems and biological evaluation hereof would be preferred.

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment.

Terms of employment

The employment as postdoc is a full time position for two years (there might be a possibility of one year extension). Starting date is January 1, 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 35.700 DKK/ approx. 4,800 Euro (Oktober 2022-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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

Questions
For further information you may contact Associate Professor Stine Harloff-Helleberg; stine.harloff@sund.ku.dk or Professor Martin Malmsten; martin.malmsten@sund.ku.dk;  www.sund.ku.dk

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

Application procedure

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

  • Cover letter (approx. one page) describing your background, qualifications, interest and motivation for applying for this position
  • CV, incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement with defence date from the supervisor will do.
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications and relevant certificates
  • Names and contact details of references and/or recommendation letters

Deadline for application

October 14th, 2022, 23:59 CET.

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline.

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held medio November.

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

Deadline: 2022-10-14 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday October 14th, 2022