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PhD fellowship in Plant Nutrition and Biotechnology

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Plant Nutrition and Biotechnology commencing 01.06.2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment
The PhD research will be carried out within a project from the Independent Research Fund Denmark that investigates the molecular basis of zinc nutrition and homeostasis in plants, and strategies for developing zinc biofortification in crops. The student will be part of the Plant and Soil Science Section at the Department, under the supervision of Ass. Prof. Ana Assuncao.

Project description
Zinc is an essential micronutrient for plants and animals because of its structural and catalytic roles in many proteins. However zinc deficiency in soils and in human diet is a global problem, affecting mainly populations living on plant-based diets that rely on crops from zinc deficient soils. Plants maintain adequate zinc levels through tightly regulated zinc homeostasis mechanisms that include zinc uptake, transport and distribution. In our research group we study the molecular basis of this zinc homeostasis regulatory network and the zinc deficiency response, both in the model plant Arabidopsis and in the important crop rice. The aim of the PhD project will be to further analyse these regulatory networks, with a focus on F-bZIP transcription factors and the zinc sensing molecular mechanism. The tasks will involve a combination of approaches including molecular biology, genetics, mass-spectrometry, element analysis and bioimaging.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Ana G. L. Assuncao, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Email: agla@plen.ku.dk .

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

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

Formal requirements
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Plant Biology, Agriculture, Biotechnology or other related fields, with good results. The applicant is also expected to have excellent English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 328.355 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,360). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • Cover Letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone and email) of 2 professional referees

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

The deadline for applications is 29 March 2020, 23:59 GMT +1. 

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

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

Questions
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor [Associate Professor Ana Goncalves Leite de Assuncao, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, agla@plen.ku.dkDirect Phone: +45-35331274].
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

 

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

Deadline: 29 March 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences

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Post expires on Sunday March 29th, 2020

Postdoc in “GenoChild: Gene-based optimization of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of childhood obesity”

at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

University of Copenhagen

The University of Copenhagen seeks a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral fellow to commence October 1, 2020 at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen.

The postdoctoral fellowship is part of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research International Postdoctoral Program www.cbmr.ku.dk/postdocprogram.

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 200 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
The postdoc position is in the Genomic Physiology and Translation Group headed by Professor Torben Hansen. The research group investigates the human genome and the human global microbiome to characterize the impact of these genomes on health and disease. The findings can lead to potent translational strategies for prevention and treatment of metabolic disease. You can read more about the Hansen Group at www.cbmr.ku.dk/research/human-genomics-and-metagenomics-in-metabolism/hansen-group.

The projects in the Hansen Group are interdisciplinary and often in close collaboration with both national and international partners.

Job Description

Childhood obesity is a major health challenge associated with several comorbidities (e.g. dyslipidemia, hypertension, insulin resistance, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D)), which often tracks into adulthood, resulting in severe long-term consequences. Childhood obesity is a multifactorial disorder with a strong genetic component. Estimates of the heritability of BMI (the proportion of phenotypic variance of BMI, which is attributable to genetic factors) range between 47-90%. The precipitation of cardiometabolic comorbidities among obese children is likely due to the combined genetic effect of obesity and tissue and cell type specific other risk variants, i.e. risk variants for T2D or NAFLD. Recent studies suggest that polygenic risk scores (PRS) that integrate effects of a very large number of variants, including many that lack significant genomewide associations, can identify individuals with extreme levels of risk for disease, including obesity and T2D. Our ambition is to define tissue and cell type specific PRS to identify the subset of obese children who are i) at highest risk of progression to type 2 diabetes and ii) at highest risk of developing NAFLD. Furthermore, we will examine whether these children respond satisfactorily to a structured lifestyle intervention. The project focus on translation of information from tissue specific single cell RNA profiling and single cell ATAC seq to generate cell type specific PRS. The generated PRS will be examined in more than 6,000 deep phenotyped and genotyped children followed at the Pediatric Department of Holbæk University Hospital. Co-mentors will be Associate Professor and Group Leader at CBMR, Tune Pers and Chief Physician, Jens-Christian Holm, Holbæk University Hospital.

Profile

The fellowship is aimed at early career researchers with a basic science background or clinicians who aspire to a career in academic medicine. We are particularly interested in candidates who are familiar with integrative research approaches within the broad area of basic metabolic research with an application towards human pathophysiology.

Required qualifications:

  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biomedicine, or related sciences
  • Excellent scientific track record in relation to career stage
  • Profound knowledge of bioinformatics, biostatistics and/or computer science
  • Knowledge of metabolic disease, especially cardiometabolic traits related to obesity
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral
     

Eligibility

The CBMR International Postdoctoral Program is open for applicants that hold a PhD degree awarded from a university outside of Denmark. The program is also open for applicants with a Danish PhD degree who can document at least 12 months full-time research experience from outside Denmark. You are not eligible to apply for the program if you have been employed in a postdoctoral position for more than one year at the University of Copenhagen prior to the commencement of the fellowship.

Terms of Employment

The employment as postdoc is a full-time position for 3 years. Starting date is October 1, 2020.

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

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

Questions

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Torben Hansen at torben.hansen@sund.ku.dk. Questions regarding the CBMR International Postdoctoral Program must be directed to cbmr@sund.ku.dk. For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact HR at sund-hr-cbmr@sund.ku.dk.

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

Application Procedure

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

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

 
Application Deadline: March 22, 2020, 23.59pm CET
 
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.
 
The Further Process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.
 
You can read about the recruitment process at www.employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process.
 
The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of March 13, 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
 
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their personal background.

Read the job description at the university homepage

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

Post expires on Sunday March 22nd, 2020

Postdoc in microfluidics-based in vitro modeling of the tumor microenvironment

Postdoc in microfluidics-based in vitro modeling of the tumor microenvironment
Department of Biology
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen

A 2-year postdoctoral position is open from June 1st 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter, in the project MICROGRAD: A new generation of microfluidics-based methods to study genetic and functional effects of complex spatiotemporal gradients in tumor microenvironments.

Research environment  
The project is a highly interdisciplinary collaboration between four groups, located at the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science (Prof. Stine F. Pedersen, Prof. Albin Sandelin), the Technical University of Denmark (Assoc. Prof. Rodolphe Marie) and Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin (Prof. Ute Resch-Genger). The candidate will be based in Stine F. Pedersen’s group, but will work closely with the other groups, especially two postdoctoral fellows hired in parallel in the Sandelin and Marie groups. Together, the groups employ multiple postdocs, PhD students, and undergraduate students and provide a strong, international research environment.  

Research project and postdoc qualifications
The tumor microenvironment fundamentally impacts tumor cell behavior, but cannot currently be accurately mimicked in vitro. This project will develop and apply a new generation of microfluidic devices that allow constitution of spatiotemporally precise gradients of acidosis and hypoxia, key properties of the tumor microenvironment. The devices will be validated using fluorescent reporters, and will be used to determine the phenotypic and genotypic responses of tumor cells to the tumor microenvironment.

The postdoc will be responsible for all work on this project in the Pedersen lab and for coordinating the close collaboration with the three other groups. The ideal candidate has a background in biophysics/cell biology and strong expertise in advanced imaging. Expertise in molecular biology approaches and/or cancer biology is an advantage.

Other essential requirements are a PhD in a life science field, a documented track record of strong scientific publications, and excellent written and spoken English. The candidate must be able to work autonomously as well as in a team and have a passion for working in a highly interdisciplinary environment.  

Further information on the Department is linked at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/.  Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Stine F. Pedersen (sfpedersen@bio.ku.dk).

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

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

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

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 434.179 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.244). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.[SHFP1] 

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

Please include

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vita
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is March 25 2020, 23:59 GMT +1.

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

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

Apply now

Read the job description at the university homepage.

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

Post expires on Wednesday March 25th, 2020

Postdoc in Human Genomics

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

University of Copenhagen

The University of Copenhagen seeks a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral fellow to commence October 1, 2020 at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen.

The postdoctoral fellowship is part of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research International Postdoctoral Program www.cbmr.ku.dk/postdocprogram.

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 200 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
The research group of Associate Professor Niels Grarup investigates the genetic architecture of type 2 diabetes and metabolic traits to expand our insights into pathogenesis of metabolic disease. Our vision is to define the genetic determinants of diabetes-related phenotypes and to translate this information to clinically relevant interventions. Other methods include genetic epidemiology studies of populations or diseases and the application of recall-by-genotype principles to investigate the physiological impact on specific genetic variations. In addition, we participate in a number of genetics consortia in international collaborative studies on obesity, type 2 diabetes and related traits applying genome-wide association or other up-to-date genetic-epidemiological methods. The research group is embedded in a highly international and interdisciplinary environment that includes medical doctors, bioinformaticians and molecular biologists. The group has a diverse composition and we strive for a supportive and inclusive environment.

Job Description

In this study, we will examine the genetic aspects of taste preference to improve our understanding of taste, dietary habits and the effects of overconsumption on health status. As taste preference has a strong impact on food choice, it is important to investigate the genetic facets of an otherwise behavioral concept. Your tasks will be to lead the project, to help in further developing questionnaires to interrogate human taste preference and to run and interpret large-scale genetic analysis in collaboration with other scientists in the group. The project is carried out in collaboration with national and international partners.

Profile

The fellowship is aimed at early career researchers with a basic science background or clinicians who aspire to a career in academic medicine. We are particularly interested in candidates who are familiar with integrative research approaches within the broad area of basic metabolic research with an application towards human pathophysiology.

Required qualifications:

  • PhD in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biomedicine, or related sciences
  • Excellent scientific track record in relation to career stage
  • Profound knowledge of human genetics in relation to human diseases and physiology
  • Knowledge of human nutrition, metabolism and diabetes
  • Experience with analysing human genetics data (NGS and/or GWAS) in relation to quantitative and/or disease traits
  • Demonstrated capacity for coordinating and supporting effective team work
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral

Eligibility

The CBMR International Postdoctoral Program is open for applicants that hold a PhD degree awarded from a university outside of Denmark. The program is also open for applicants with a Danish PhD degree who can document at least 12 months full-time research experience from outside Denmark. You are not eligible to apply for the program if you have been employed in a postdoctoral position for more than one year at the University of Copenhagen prior to the commencement of the fellowship.

Terms of Employment

The employment as postdoc is a full-time position for 3 years. Starting date is October 1, 2020.

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

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

Questions

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Niels Grarup at niels.grarup@sund.ku.dk. Questions regarding the CBMR International Postdoctoral Program must be directed to cbmr@sund.ku.dk. For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact HR at sund-hr-cbmr@sund.ku.dk.

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

Application Procedure

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

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

Application Deadline: March 22, 2020, 23.59pm CET

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.
 
The Further Process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.
 
You can read about the recruitment process at www.employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process.
 
The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of March 13, 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Apply now

Read the job description at the university homepage


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

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

Post expires on Sunday March 22nd, 2020

Postdoc in Adipose G protein-coupled receptor signalling

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

University of Copenhagen

The University of Copenhagen seeks a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral fellow to commence October 1, 2020 at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen.

The postdoctoral fellowship is part of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research International Postdoctoral Program www.cbmr.ku.dk/postdocprogram.

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 200 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
We are focused on understanding the mechanisms controlling adipose tissue metabolism and how this control shapes organismal energy homeostasis. Specifically, we view the adipocyte as a signalling hub that receives and integrates a diverse array of neuronal, metabolite, and hormonal cues. These signals collectively shape adipocyte biology and match metabolic output to balance systemic energy demands. Brown and beige adipocytes are types of fat cells that possess a profound capacity to expend energy and are classified more generally as thermogenic adipocytes. This calorie-burning capacity is particularly appealing as a potential therapeutic approach to counteract metabolic disease. However, we currently lack the means of safely harnessing thermogenic adipose activity.

In this project, we will directly address this gap-in-knowledge by exploring novel mechanisms of G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) control of human thermogenic adipose in close collaboration with Professor Erik Richter, Associate Professor Steen Larsen, Associate Professor Camilla Schéele, and Professor Thue Schwartz at the University of Copenhagen. We will take advantage of a battery of interdisciplinary, big data approaches to identify candidate regulators. We will then apply state-of-the-art phenotyping and pharmacological strategies to characterize the physiological role of such candidates in adipose metabolism. Where possible, we will leverage our basic research findings toward the development of novel innovative treatment strategies.

Find out more about the Gerhart-Hines lab here: https://cbmr.ku.dk/research/nutrient-and-metabolite-sensing/gerhart-hines-group/

Job Description

We seek an enthusiastic, passionate scientist with medical training who is interested in applying their expertise to the discovery and characterization of new adipose GPCR signalling mechanisms. You will have the opportunity to learn and apply a variety of clinical techniques, such as tissue microdialysis sampling. You will interrogate candidate GPCR signalling in mouse and human adipocytes as well as adipose-specific mouse models using an array of pharmacological and metabolic phenotyping strategies.

Profile

The fellowship is aimed at early career researchers with a basic science background or clinicians who aspire to a career in academic medicine. We are particularly interested in candidates who are familiar with integrative research approaches within the broad area of basic metabolic research with an application towards human pathophysiology.

Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biomedicine, or related sciences
  • M.D.
  • Excellent scientific track record in relation to career stage
  • Profound knowledge of adipose tissue biology and metabolic disease
  • Knowledge of GPCR signalling and pharmacology
  • Experience with writing clinical protocols and biopsy techniques (such as the Bergström method)
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral

Eligibility

The CBMR International Postdoctoral Program is open for applicants that hold a PhD degree awarded from a university outside of Denmark. The program is also open for applicants with a Danish PhD degree who can document at least 12 months full-time research experience from outside Denmark. You are not eligible to apply for the program if you have been employed in a postdoctoral position for more than one year at the University of Copenhagen prior to the commencement of the fellowship.

 Terms of Employment

The employment as postdoc is a full-time position for 3 years. Starting date is October 1, 2020.

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

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

Questions

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Gerhart-Hines at zpg@sund.ku.dk. Questions regarding the CBMR International Postdoctoral Program must be directed to cbmr@sund.ku.dk. For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact HR at sund-hr-cbmr@sund.ku.dk.

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

Application Procedure

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

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

 Application Deadline: March 22, 2020, 23.59pm CET
 
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.
 
The Further Process

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.
 
You can read about the recruitment process at www.employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process.
 
The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of March 13, 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Apply now

Read the job description at the university homepage.
 
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their personal background.

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

Post expires on Sunday March 22nd, 2020

Postdoc in Organ Cross-Talk / Tissuekines

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

University of Copenhagen

The University of Copenhagen seeks a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral fellow to commence October 1, 2020 at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen.

The postdoctoral fellowship is part of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research International Postdoctoral Program www.cbmr.ku.dk/postdocprogram.

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 200 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
The general focus of the “Organ Cross-Talk / Tissuekines” group is the study of the intercellular communications and molecular pathways controlling metabolic functions that are associated with the development of metabolic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. We apply interdisciplinary approaches combining non-biased and high throughput technologies with functional characterization using gene manipulation techniques, cellular biology and physiology experiments in various cells, tissues and animal models, to identify novel factors and pathways that regulate metabolic processes. Our ultimate goal is to define novel specific targets that can be manipulated to improve outcomes in metabolic diseases.

The successful candidate will benefit from a dynamic, internationally diverse, collaborative and stimulating scientific environment in a well-equipped laboratory.

More information at: https://cbmr.ku.dk/research/integrative-metabolism-and-environmental-influences/emanuelli-group/

Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated and qualified fellow with a background in molecular and cellular biology to investigate the molecular mechanisms regulating the activity of thermogenic adipocytes. The project aims to mechanistically dissect the functions of a key DNA- and RNA-binding protein (DRBP) in promoting and maintaining the thermogenic capacity of adipocytes. In collaboration with groups at the CBMR and internationally, the postdoctoral fellow will use a multidisciplinary approach combining RNA/protein complex purification, OMICS technologies and a wide range of biological assays using gain- and loss-of function studies in mouse and human adipocytes to decipher the molecular mechanisms controlled by this DRBP to facilitate the metabolic functions of thermogenic adipocytes.

Profile

The fellowship is aimed at early career researchers with a basic science background or clinicians who aspire to a career in academic medicine. We are particularly interested in candidates who are familiar with integrative research approaches within the broad area of basic metabolic research with an application towards human pathophysiology.

Required qualifications:

  • PhD in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biomedicine, or related sciences
  • Excellent scientific track record in relation to career stage
  • Profound knowledge of molecular and cellular biology, in particular of the regulation of gene expression and RNA processing
  • Knowledge of cellular metabolism
  • Experience with cell culture, immunoblotting, gene transfer or silencing, gene expression analysis, protein complex purification, ChIP
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral
  • Demonstrated capacity for effective team work

Eligibility

The CBMR International Postdoctoral Program is open for applicants that hold a PhD degree awarded from a university outside of Denmark. The program is also open for applicants with a Danish PhD degree who can document at least 12 months full-time research experience from outside Denmark. You are not eligible to apply for the program if you have been employed in a postdoctoral position for more than one year at the University of Copenhagen prior to the commencement of the fellowship.

Terms of Employment

The employment as postdoc is a full-time position for 3 years. Starting date is October 1, 2020.

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

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

Questions

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Brice Emanuelli at emanuelli@sund.ku.dk. Questions regarding the CBMR International Postdoctoral Program must be directed to cbmr@sund.ku.dk. For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact HR at sund-hr-cbmr@sund.ku.dk.

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

Application Procedure

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

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

Application Deadline: March 22, 2020, 23.59pm CET
 
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.
 
The Further Process

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.
 
You can read about the recruitment process at www.employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process.
 
The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of March 13, 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

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

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

Post expires on Sunday March 22nd, 2020

IceCube postdoctoral research position at the Niels Bohr Institute

The Experimental Particle Physics group at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for a postdoctoral research position funded by the Carlsberg Foundation to work on the IceCube Neutrino Observatory.

The postdoc’s duties will include research in neutrino oscillation physics within the IceCube collaboration as well as the possibility to assist with teaching and/or the supervision of students. The candidate is expected to play a leading role in data analysis from the DeepCore sub-array of IceCube as well as development and optimization of the IceCube Upgrade, a low-energy detector extension to be deployed in 2022/23. As such, candidates should have demonstrated strong programming skills and data analysis experience in particle physics, astrophysics, or a related field.

The 2-year position is open from 1 June 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter

The successful candidate will be based in Copenhagen with travel for workshops, meetings, and other collaborative activities. The Niels Bohr Institute is a vibrant and active research environment and frequent contact with theorists in the Niels Bohr International Academy will enhance the research experience.
 

Please include

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and Ph.D. degree or equivalent)
  • List of selected publications and a short description of relevant contributions
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • 2-3 letters of reference
     

The deadline for applications is 2 April 2020, at 23:59 GMT +2.

Applications received after the deadline may not be considered. Questions and/or requests for additional information can be directed to D. Jason Koskinen at koskinen@nbi.ku.dk.

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

Terms of employment

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

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

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 434.179 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.244). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

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Post expires on Thursday April 2nd, 2020

Postdoc position in sociology / social theory

The Center for Subjectivity Research (CFS), Department of Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a postdoc position in sociology (or social theory) to be filled by September 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is for 2 years, with the possibility of extension for one additional year.

Information about CFS can be found at https://cfs.ku.dk/

Job content

The postdoc will be part of a project entitled Who are We? funded by the Carlsberg Foundation and headed by Prof. Dan Zahavi.

The larger project investigates what it means to feel, think, and act as part of a we. Its guiding hypothesis is that a systematic account of the we must be embedded in a more comprehensive investigation of selfhood and social cognition. The project

will systematically develop this hypothesis by combining cross-disciplinary theorizing with historical scholarship. In particular, it will draw on seminal contributions from classical phenomenology. In addition to philosophers, the project will also involve social scientists (from social anthropology, sociology, social psychology and political theory).

The postdoc should be a theoretically oriented sociologist with expertise in classical sociological or social theory (e.g., authors such as Durkheim, Weber, Simmel, Schutz, Mead, Goffman, Garfinkel, Bourdieu). S/he should primarily engage with the following questions: What does the existence of genuine (irreducible) we-phenomena tell us about the nature of selfhood? What is the relation between personal identity, social identity, and collective identity? How does group identification and self-categorization modulate and alter first-personal self-consciousness and self-identity? How does one get from an individual self-experience to an experience of oneself as ‘one of us’?

The successful candidate will be working in close cooperation with philosophers and other social scientists, and should be willing to primarily engage in theory development during the period of employment. The postdoc is not expected to conduct new empirical research.

Qualifications requirements  

In order to be considered for the position applicants must have research qualifications at least corresponding to what can be achieved as part of a successfully completed PhD within the field of sociology. It is expected that the successful candidate will be present, part of the team, and partake in the activities at CFS on a daily basis.

Furthermore, emphasis will be placed on the following:  

  • Research qualifications, which will be assessed in relation to the period of active research, the degree of originality, and academic output.  
  • The applicant’s scientific record, academic breadth and depth, rigor, thoroughness and accuracy, as well as academic relevance in relation to the job description.
  • Participation in networks – national and international  
  • Previous experience with interdisciplinary collaboration and research  
  • Good interpersonal skills  
  • Excellent skills in English, written and spoken  

For further details about the qualification requirements for postdocs, please refer to the job structure for academic staff: https://www.retsinformation.dk/Forms/R0710.aspx?id=140435 (only in Danish)

For further information, please contact the director of CFS, Professor Dan Zahavi, zahavi@hum.ku.dk

Application  

Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format.

ZIP-files cannot be uploaded.  

Please click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page.  

Please note that each field in the application form may only contain a single file of max. 20Mb.  

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

  • Application letter/cover letter  
  • Curriculum vitae (with applicant’s e-mail address & telephone number)  
  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).  
  • Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with *.  
  • Research plan (max 5 pages), including a short description of previous research and a plan for the coming years that includes an account of involvement in organising research, establishment of research seminars, symposia and congresses, etc.  
  • Documentation of teaching qualifications and research dissemination, if any  
  • Publications. Applicants may choose a maximum of three publications for assessment, of which at least two must have been published within the five years immediately preceding the deadline for applications. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and listed from 1 to 3.

Should any material submitted consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly stipulated. The Faculty may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.

Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, English or German can be expected to be assessed.

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

Appointment procedure  

After the application deadline, the Head of Department selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee.  All applicants are notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. The Dean subsequently appoints an expert assessment committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Applicants are ultimately offered the opportunity of commenting on the part of the assessment relating to themselves before the appointment is finalized.

Applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the procedure by e-mail.

Further information about the application procedure is available from Michael Pieper (HR), e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID 211-0360/20-2I

Salary and conditions of employment  

Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts at DKK 34,300 (EUR 4,590) per month + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.

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

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

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH.

Read more here : http://ism.ku.dk, http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm and https://www.workindenmark.dk/

UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.  

The closing date for applications is 23.59 CET, 1 April 2020.  

Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.

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Post expires on Wednesday April 1st, 2020

Postdoc in Vascular Biology at Department of Biomedical Sciences

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a 2 year postdoc position commencing in May 2020 who will investigate the role of microtubules in hypertension.

The fellow will study the molecular contribution of the microtubule network to hypertension in arteries using the state-of-the-art techniques including, but not limited to, isometric and pressure myography, gene knockdown/editing systems, confocal/super-resolution microscopy, in situ proximity ligation assays, and animal disease models.

Information on the department can be found at: https://bmi.ku.dk/english/research/the-vascular-biology-group/

 Our research
The Vascular Biology Group is a fast growing, interdisciplinary team, dedicated to understanding vascular physiology and pathophysiology.

We are interested in the cells that control the diameter of arteries, namely smooth muscle cells, which can contract and relax. In hypertension and atherosclerosis, hyper-contractility and restructuring of arterial smooth muscle cells leads to increased arterial tone and/or reduced blood flow. In the smooth muscle cells, several membrane proteins display altered function and expression, but without an understanding of how their membrane expression is controlled, development of new therapeutics to treat hypertension remains a distant dream. Our research will investigates trafficking mechanisms of specific membrane proteins, such as ion channels and receptors, which are dysregulated in vascular disease.

Your job
The Vascular Biology Group is investigating the cells that control the diameter of arteries, namely smooth muscle cells, which can contract and relax. Within these cells, is a cellular ‘road’ network termed the microtubule network, which moves proteins around the cell to ensure it contracts and relaxes properly. Smooth muscle cells are often dysfunctional in hypertension but very little is known about the microtubule network, particularly in hypertensive blood vessels. Your job is to investigate microtubule regulation of arterial tone and determine whether targeting microtubules can help treat hypertension.

Teamwork is extremely important within the Vascular Biology Group. Your will be expected to work closely with several PhD students on different areas of microtubule-related vascular biology. Your main task would be to identify if and how our novel microtubule findings contribute to the pathogenesis of hypertension.  Since we are a multidisciplinary team, it is important you are open and enjoy working with others on the same project.

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

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in Physiology (preferably vascular background) or molecule biology (preferable involving microtubule research).
  • You are highly experienced in either cardiovascular physiology or microtubule biology.
  • You have an active interest to learn and discover. We need you to be highly experienced in either cardiovascular physiology or microtubule biology, therefore we you must show determination and work hard to strengthen and develop your skills in the area in which you do not have experience.
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken

Desirable experience and skills:

  • It is necessary that you have experience and knowledge of working with animals and dissections to apply for this position.
  • It is necessary that your PhD included research within either vascular physiology or microtubule biology.
  • Desirable – experience in molecular biology techniques including (but not limited to): mass spectrometry, proximity ligation assays, immunostaining, live cell imaging, super-resolution microscopy.
  • Desirable – Knowledge of Western blotting, co-immunoprecipitation assays.

Place of employment
The place of employment is at Department of Biomedical Sciences, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories, an integrative cardiovascular physiology environment and access to excellent imaging facilities.

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 2 years. Starting date is May 2020.

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 33,600 DKK/ approx. 4,480 Euro (April 2018-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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

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

Questions
For further information please contact Thomas Jepps; tjepps@sund.ku.dk. Applications submitted by email will not be considered. Please follow the application procedure below.

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:  31st March 2020, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in week beginning 20th April 2020

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

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

Post expires on Tuesday March 31st, 2020

Postdoc in structural biology at Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

A 2-year postdoc position is available in the group of associate professor Osman Mirza at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen.

The Mirza group works on structure-function studies of secondary active nutrient and drug transporters and recently also proteins that interact with these transporters. Basigin also referred to as CD147 or Extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer (EMMPRIN), is a type-1 membrane protein that interacts with many different macromolecules and is involved in several diseases such as cancer and malaria. Our focus is on understanding the structure of full-length human Basigin and its interactions with transport proteins. The postdoctoral fellow will drive the project, which will involve in vitro protein:protein interaction studies and structure elucidation using cryoEM, participate in the education and guidance of students, and write scientific publications.

Our group is part of the Protein and Peptides discipline at the department and has access to state-of-the art facilities for expression, purification and characterization of proteins. CryoEM studies will be performed in collaboration with collaborators at the iNANO (Aarhus University).   

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

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in structural biology or related field
  • You are highly experienced in membrane protein production in eukaryotic cells and protein structure elucidation by cryoEM.
  • You have an active interest in protein:protein
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Chemical crosslinking of protein:protein complexes
  • Membrane proteins

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

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 2 years. Starting date is 1 May 2020 or soon hereafter.

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 34,360 DKK/ approx. 4,590 Euro (October 2019-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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

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

Questions
For further information please contact Osman Mirza om@sund.ku.dk; www.sund.ku.dk

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

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

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

Application deadline:  12 March 2020, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held are expected to be held within a month after the application deadline.

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

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Post expires on Thursday March 12th, 2020

PhD fellowship in protein biophysics at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology

Faculty of Health and Medical SciencesUniversity of Copenhagen

We are offering a three-year PhD fellowship in protein biophysics commencing 1 June 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter in the Galvagnion group “Protein-membrane interactions in health and disease”.

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

More information on our research can be found here:

Project descriptionParkinson’s Disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease and is characterized by the loss of dopaminergic neurons and the presence of protein deposits in the brain of patients. These deposits are mainly composed of the protein α-synuclein but can also contain other molecules such as lipids. Moreover, increasing evidence points towards a link between mutations in genes encoding proteins involved in lipid homeostasis, changes in lipid levels and PD / α-synuclein pathology. However, the mechanism by which these PD associated genetic mutations may lead to the formation of α-synuclein toxic aggregates in the cells and in vivo remains to be addressed.

The advertised research project aims at studying how genetic mutations associated with risk factors for PD can lead to the loss of function of proteins involved in lipid metabolism and to the formation of toxic aggregates by α-synuclein in vitro. In particular, proteins involved in lipid metabolism and their PD associated variants will be produced in E.Coli and yeast cells. The influence of PD related genetic mutations on the stability of these proteins, their interaction with α-synuclein and their ability to modulate α-synuclein aggregation will be investigated at the molecular level using a range of biophysical methods including circular dichroism, fluorescence spectroscopy, calorimetry and microscopy.

We are looking for a highly motivated and independent PhD student with an expertise in molecular biology, protein expression and purification and protein biophysics.

Principal supervisor:Assoc. Prof. Céline GalvagnionDepartment of Drug Design and PharmacologyE-mail: celine.galvagnion@sund.ku.dkWeb: drug.ku.dkDirect Phone: +45 3533 7828.Start:                 1 June 2020Duration:          3 years as a PhD student

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

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicantsApplicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. molecular biology and protein biophysics

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in neuroscience, lipid metabolism, protein folding, protein-protein and protein-membrane interaction, protein aggregation
  • Language skills

Place of employmentThe place of employment is at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, 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, a protein production and purification facility and protein biophysics instruments.

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

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

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 27,360 DKK /approx. 3,660 EUR (October 2019-level) plus pension.

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

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

Application procedure

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

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  • CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • Master of Science diploma and transcript of records. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do
  • Publication list (if possible)
  • Application deadline: 12 March 2020, 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 processAfter the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.

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

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

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

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

    Interviews are expected to be held between via Skype between 2 April 2020 and 8 April 2020 and in person at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology between 20 April 2020 and 28 April 2020.

    The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7800 students, 1550 PhD students and 4400 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position. 

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

    Deadline: 12 March 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
    Campus: Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology
    Email: celine.galvagnion@sund.ku.dk
    Phone:
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    Post expires on Thursday March 12th, 2020

    PhD fellowship on biomedical text mining at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research

    A PhD fellowship is available jointly between the Cellular Network Biology group and the Translational Disease Systems Biology groups at The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR – www.cpr.ku.dk).

    Before entering the fellowship, the successful candidate will be have an initial employment as Research assistant for 1 year scheduled to start second quarter of 2020.

    About CPR
    CPR has been established at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, to promote basic and applied discovery research on human proteins of medical relevance. It comprises a wide range of expertise and resources including proteomics, protein production, bioinformatics and general characterization of disease mechanisms.

    The Disease Systems Biology program consists of three research groups covering many systems level aspects of biology and medicine, including the integration of molecular-level data and healthcare data, including biomedical texts.

    Our groups and research
    The Cellular Network Biology group (www.cpr.ku.dk/research/disease-systems-biology/jensen/) led by Professor Lars Juhl Jensen has strong expertise in text mining of the biomedical literature, whereas the Translational Disease Systems Biology group (www.cpr.ku.dk/research/disease-systems-biology/brunak/) led by Professor Søren Brunak focuses on analysis of many diverse types of patient-level data.

    Both research groups are highly multidisciplinary and international. Members are expected to collaborate both within the group, within the center, nationally, and internationally; strong networking and team player skills are therefore valued.

    The PhD project
    The PhD fellow will develop advanced text-mining methods and apply them to a 20+ million full-text articles to identify life-style descriptors in text and associate them with diseases. In collaboration with other members of the groups, the PhD fellow will subsequently use the resulting knowledge graph to interpret patient-level data on the progression from healthy to sick from electronic health records and registry data.

    Principal supervisor is Prof. Lars Juhl Jensen, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, e-mail: lars.juhl.jensen@cpr.ku.dk.

    Start date: Second quarter of 2020.
    Duration:   1 year as Research assistant + 3 years as a PhD fellow.

    Qualifications and key criteria for the assessment of applicants
    Candidates for the fellowship must hold an MSc degree (or equivalent) within a relevant discipline and have strong programming experience. The successful candidates will have strong qualifications or experience within several of the following areas:

    • Text mining.
    • Bioinformatics / computational biology.
    • Machine learning.
    • Statistical data mining.
    • Biomedical ontologies.
    • Programming in Python.

    Other important criteria are:

    • The grade point average achieved.
    • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project.
    • Previous publications, relevant work experience, other professional activities.
    • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in biomedical text mining.
    • Good oral and written communication skills in English.

    Job description and tasks
    During the first year as Research assistant, the candidate will have to formulate a PhD project and apply for enrolment as PhD fellow.

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

    Place of employment
    The place of employment is at CPR, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, located in central Copenhagen. CPR offers creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories, supercomputer resources and state-of-the-art facilities within protein science. Seminars with high-profile international speakers and regular internal research seminars are organized at the Center.

    Terms of employment
    You will be employed as Research assistant for 1 year followed by 3 years as PhD fellow.

    The transfer to PhD employment after the first year is conditioned upon satisfying performance and 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 first year as Research assistant.

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

    Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins at DKK 27,362/approx. EUR 3,648 (October 2019-level) plus an employer paid pension contribution of 17.1 %.

    For international researchers, it is possible to achieve a pension exemption (http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/pension/). Foreign candidates may also find information on working and living in Denmark on www.ism.ku.dk (UCPH’s International Staff Mobility).

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

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

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

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

    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.

    Application deadline: 1 March 2020, 23.59 p.m. 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 notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. The assessment is according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

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

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

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

    APPLY NOW

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

    Deadline: 1 March 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
    Campus: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research

    Phone:
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    Post expires on Sunday March 1st, 2020

    A PhD fellowship in synthetic biology available at the DynaMo Center of Excellence

    A PhD fellowship is available at the DynaMo Center (dynamo.ku.dk), a Center of Excellence within plant biology funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. The Center is located at the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

    The position starts May 1 2020 or at a later date decided upon mutual agreement.

    We are currently looking for a PhD student within synthetic biology. The project aims at producing  health-promoting plant natural products in microbial host organisms. The project addresses fundamental challenges in synthetic biology related to engineering heterologous plant pathways into microbial hosts. We will apply advanced synthetic biology technologies in pathway and transport engineering as well as ‘omics-based analyses to enable high-level production of natural products in microbial hosts.

    Job description
    Your key tasks as a PhD student at DynaMo Center are to:

    • Manage and carry out your research project
    • Take relevant PhD courses (30 ECTS)
    • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
    • Participate in conferences
    • Stay at an international research institution for a prolonged period of time
    • Teach and disseminate your research

    Key criteria for the assessment of candidates
    Special attention will be given to applicants with the following professional and personal qualifications:

    • Documented laboratory work within molecular biology and synthetic biology
    • Documented experience working with microorganisms – preferably yeasts (this is not a requirement).
    • A strong motivation
    • Well-developed collaborative skills

    Enthusiastic and talented candidates wishing to be trained in forefront technologies in a creative and dynamic research environment are cordially invited to apply. In DynaMo, we have a vibrant research environment with excellent opportunities for young scientists to advance their competences in multiple directions.

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

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

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

    The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 328.355 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,360). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

    Employment period is 3 years.

    Place of work
    The main place of work will be at the DynaMo Center, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen at Frederiksberg Campus, Thorvaldsensvej 40, 1871 Frederiksberg C, Denmark. International travel in relation to conferences, meetings and experiments will be part of the position.

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

    The application must include the following documents:

    • Cover letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the PhD project
    • CV
    • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
    • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications
    • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 2 professional referees
    • Documentation of English language qualifications, if non-EU and non-native English speaker

    (Use Crome or Firefox as browser, when uploading documents)

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

    The deadline for applications is March 18, 2020, 23:59 GMT +1. Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered.

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

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

    Questions
    For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor Professsor Barbara Ann Halkier, email bah@plen.ku.dk, phone (+45) 35 33 33 42

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

    APPLY NOW

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

    Deadline: 18 March 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Science
    Campus: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences

    Phone:
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    Post expires on Wednesday March 18th, 2020

    PhD scholarship in experimental neutrino physics at the Niels Bohr Institute

    The Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in experimental neutrino physics commencing 15 June 2020 or shortly thereafter. The position is funded by a grant from the Carlsberg Foundation to work on the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, specifically the DeepCore and upcoming IceCube Upgrade low-energy extension.

    Description of the scientific environment
    The candidate will be located at the Niels Bohr Institute, with the possibility of short stays abroad to foster enhanced research ties with international collaborators; most likely in N. America and/or N. Europe.
    Project description
    The successful applicant will be involved with multi-year data analysis from IceCube-DeepCore focusing on atmospheric neutrino oscillation physics and preparation for the 2022/23 deployment of the IceCube Upgrade. The local group is invested in making precision measurements of tau neutrino appearance, mitigating systematic uncertainties, and developing the related analysis and experimental techniques for analyzing data from the IceCube Upgrade. A background in experimental analysis techniques and computer coding are recommended.
    Principal supervisor is Associate Professor D. Jason Koskinen  koskinen (at) nbi.ku.dk
    Further information about the NBI IceCube group can be found online at http://icecube.nbi.ku.dk
    Job description
    The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:

    • To manage and carry through your research project
    • Attend PhD courses
    • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
    • Teach and disseminate your research
    • The possibility of a stay at an external research institution for a few months

    Formal requirements
    Applicants should hold an M.Sc. degree in Physics, Astronomy, or a related scientific field with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on relevant work experience.
    Terms of employment
    The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

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

    The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 322,642 (approx. €43,015) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,567). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
    Application Procedure
    The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
    Please include

    • Cover Letter (max. 1 page)
    • CV
    • Diploma and transcripts of records (B.Sc. and M.Sc.)
    • Acceptance Letter for the relevant M.Sc. programme at SCIENCE, if any
    • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
    • 2-3 letters of reference

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

    The deadline for applications is 15 April 2020, 23:59 GMT +2. Applications received after the deadline for applications may not receive full consideration.

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

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

    For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Associate Professor, D. Jason Koskinen, Niels Bohr Institute, koskinen@nbi.ku.dk.

    General information about Ph.D. programmes at SCIENCE is available at www.science.ku.dk/phd.

    APPLY NOW

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

    Deadline: 15 April 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Science
    Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
    Email:
    Phone:
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Wednesday April 15th, 2020

    PhD fellowship in forensic molecular age determination at the Department of Forensic Medicine

    Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
    University of Copenhagen

    The Department of Forensic Medicine is offering a three-year PhD fellowship with a three-month temporary position as research assistant. The temporary position relates to the preparation of a PhD-application, and the PhD fellowship is conditioned on enrolment as PhD-student and satisfying performance during the temporary position. The PhD Fellow ship is within the field of forensic molecular age determination and is available from June 1st, 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

    Our group and research
    The Department of Forensic Medicine performs forensic pathology, anthropology, odontology, chemistry, and genetic investigations. One of the research areas is age determinations by means of molecular biology methods of individuals, who seek asylum in Denmark, biological material in criminal cases, and identification of dead bodies. The Section of Forensic Genetics performs the research concerning molecular biology investigations, including forensic molecular age determination.

    The research group of the Section of Forensic Genetics has an academic staff of five academics in fixed positions, nine academics in PhD and postdoc positions, and a number of bachelor and master students. The research areas include studies of new forensic genetic methods, population genetics, genetics of sudden cardiac death, severe psychiatric diseases, melanoma, atopic dermatitis, and pigmentation. The studies include investigations of epigenetic factors by means of the degree of methylation of DNA with various methods.

    Project description
    In order to improve age determination in asylum cases, there is a need for the development and implementation of new molecular methods for age determination. The degree of methylation of certain DNA bases in the genome is associated with age. The current project focuses on developing methods that utilise massive parallel sequencing (MPS) and hybridization with microarray methods for investigations of the degree of methylation of DNA. The aim of the current project is to develop methods for determination of the age of individuals seeking asylum, in cases of identification of dead individuals, and in criminal cases. The technical part of the project will be performed at the Section of Forensic Genetics, Department of Forensic Medicine.

    Pincipal supervisor
    Professor Niels Morling, Section of Forensic Genetics,
    Department of Forensic Medicine. E-mail: niels.morling@sund.ku.dk

    Co-supervisorsSenior advisor Claus Børsting & MPS Specialist Marie-Louise Kampmann, Section of Forensic Genetics, Department of Forensic Medicine.

    Start: June 1st, 2020.

    Duration: 3 months as research assistant for enrolment + 3 years as a PhD student.

    Job description
    The key tasks as a PhD student at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences are:

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

    Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
    Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. master´s degree in genetics, biology, medicine, or a related field.

    Other important criteria are:

    • The grade point average achieved
    • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
    • Previous publications
    • Relevant work experience
    • Other professional activities
    • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in genetics and epigenetics
    • Language skills 


    Place of employment
    The place of employment is at the Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and competent research staff.

    Terms of employment
    The employment as research assistant for enrolment is full time and for 3 months; the employment asPhD fellow is full time and for 3 years. It is conditioned upon the applicant’s success­ful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant during the initial three-month employment as a research assistant

    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 27.400 DKK /approx. 3.663 EUR (October 2019-level) plus pension.

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

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

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

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

    Application deadline:  March 15th, 2020, 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.

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

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

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

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

    The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7,500 students, 1,500 PhD students, and 3,200 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position. 

    APPLY NOW

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

    Deadline: 15 March 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
    Campus: Department of Forensic Medicine
    Email: niels.morling@sund.ku.dk
    Phone:
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Sunday March 15th, 2020

    PhD fellowship concerning methylation of regulatory DNA in sudden cardiac death

    Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
    University of Copenhagen

    The Department of Forensic Medicine is offering a three-year PhD fellowship with a three-month temporary position as research assistant. The temporary position relates to the preparation of a PhD-application, and the PhD fellowship is conditioned on enrolment as PhD-student and satisfying performance during the temporary position. The PhD Fellow ship is within the field of methylation of regulatory DNA in sudden cardiac death and is available from June 1st, 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

    Our group and research
    The Department of Forensic Medicine performs forensic pathology, anthropology, odontology, chemistry, and genetic investigations. One of the research areas is Sudden Cardiac Death. The Section of Forensic Genetics performs research concerning molecular biology investigations, including investigation of DNA, methylation of DNA, and RNA. The research group of the Section of Forensic Genetics has an academic staff of five academics in fixed positions, nine academics in PhD and postdoc positions, and a number of bachelor and master students. The research areas include studies of new forensic genetic methods, population genetics, genetics of sudden cardiac death, severe psychiatric diseases, melanoma, atopic dermatitis, and pigmentation. The studies include investigations of epigenetic factors by means of the degree of methylation of DNA with various methods.

    Project description
    Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is responsible for a large proportion of non-traumatic, sudden and unexpected death in young individuals. SCD it often is the first symptom of an otherwise healthy individual, where an autopsy might or might not determine the cause of death depending of the morphological structural changes of the heart. However, the genetic background of SCD is unquestioned. Genetic testing is a valuable tool in the diagnosis of SCD, but there is still a need for improved understanding of the genetics and molecular mechanisms of SCD.

    The SCD cases are selected after deep, state-of-the-art phenotyping at the institute. The phenotypic investigations of the deceased individuals will be performed by experts in forensic pathology and cardiology.

    The aim of the current project is to increase the understanding of SCD by identifying patterns of the degree of methylation of DNA and its association with genetic variation and the expression of RNA. The investigations of methylation of DNA will be carried out with the use of primarily massively parallel sequencing (MPS) and beadchip arrays. The results of DNA methylation will be compared to those of whole genome DNA sequencing and RNA investigations as well as clinical phenotypes and other relevant information. The technical part of the project will be performed at the Section of Forensic Genetics, Department of Forensic Medicine.

    Principal supervisor
    Professor Niels Morling, Section of Forensic Genetics, Department of Forensic Medicine
    E-mail: niels.morling@sund.ku.dk

    Co-supervisors
    Professor Jacob Tfelt Hansen & Professor Jytte Banner, Section of Forensic Pathology, Department of Forensic Medicine.

    Assistant Professor Jeppe Dyrberg Andersen, Section of Forensic Genetics, Department of Forensic Medicine.

    Start:                 June 1st, 2020.

    Duration:          3 months as research assistant for enrolment + 3 years as a PhD student.

    Job description
    The key tasks as a PhD student at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences are:

    • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
    • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
    • Participate in active research environments including a stay at another research team
    • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
    • Teach and disseminate your knowledge
    • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your projectKey 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. master´s degree in genetics, biology, medicine, or a related field.
      Other important criteria are:
    • The grade point average achieved
    • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
    • Previous publications
    • Relevant work experience
    • Other professional activities
    • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in the genetics of heart diseases
    • Language skills

    Place of employment
    The place of employment is at the Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and competent research staff.
     
    Terms of employment
    The employment as research assistant for enrolment is full time and for 3 months; the employment as
    PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years; it is conditioned upon the applicant’s success­ful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant during the initial three-month employment as a research assistant.

    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 27.400 DKK /approx. 3.663 EUR (October 2019-level) plus pension.

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

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

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

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

    Application deadline:  March 15th, 2020, 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.

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

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

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

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

    The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7,500 students, 1,500 PhD students, and 3,200 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position. 

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

    APPLY NOW

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

    Deadline: 15 March 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
    Campus: Department of Forensic Medicine
    Email: niels.morling@sund.ku.dk
    Phone:
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Sunday March 15th, 2020

    PhD fellowship in the field of “Superradiant optical atomic clocks" at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen

    A 3-year PhD fellowship in the field of “Superradiant optical atomic clocks” is available in the Quantum Metrology group at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, with an expected start 1 May 2020 or shortly thereafter.

    The fellowship is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 813114 Innovative Training Network “MoSaiQC”.

    About MoSaiQCThe European Innovative Training Network MoSaiQC is training 15 PhD candidates (also called Early Stage Researchers (ESR) in this context) to become experts on optical atomic clocks. The ESRs will work on cutting edge projects developing new types of clocks or clocks with high integration and thereby acquire a wide range of skills from the foundations of ultracold atom quantum measurement devices (quantum mechanics, atomic physics, quantum optics), over engineering (laser systems, vacuum, electronics, software) to applications (search for changes in fundamental constants, gravitational wave detection, geology, network synchronization, navigation,…). After their PhD, the ESRs will be able to make significant contributions in academia, industry and society. The training material developed by MoSaiQC will be publicly available and thereby advance the education of further students.

    MoSaiQC consists of ten academia and industry partners of the European Quantum Flagship consortium iqClock and three further partners to provide a unique training experience for the ESRs. The iqClock consortium is developing an integrated optical clock and a new type of optical atomic clock, superradiant clocks. The ESR projects will take place in the laboratories and research centers of iqClock and the ESRs will develop Modular Systems for advanced integrated Quantum Clocks (MoSaiQC), such as advanced atomic sources, lightweight integrated atomics chambers, high-finesse cavities, flexible laser systems, resilient frequency stabilisation systems, modeling tools, and more. These systems go beyond what is currently developed in iqClock but will immediate be used to advance the iqClock project. The ESRs are working within the iqClock teams, giving them hands-on experience not only with the specific systems they develop, but with entire optical clocks. Half-year secondments and visits of ESRs to other partners will broaden the horizon of the ESRs and give them exposure to the application of optical clocks.

    About your projectESR10 – Automated superradiant clock on a kHz wide transition

    The early-stage researcher will work on the optimization of lasing dynamics in a superradiant optical atomic clock and the subsequent automation of both a mHz transition and kHz transition superradiant lasers. University of Copenhagen (UCPH) has investigated time-dependent dynamics in mK temperature atomic samples, and further investigations of the lasing mechanism in unconfined atoms from a continuous source will be pursued here. The ESR will be part of the direct collaboration between UCPH, and University Nicolaus Copernicus with a secondment at the latter institute. Focus is on experimental infrastructure allowing a robust clock operation and implementation of automated optimization protocols. Visits to University of Amsterdam, DFM (Danish fundamental metrology) and NKT photonics will allow excellent training in cold atomic sources, frequency metrology, commercial laser systems and entrepreneurship.

    Principal supervisor is professor Jan W. Thomsen, Niels Bohr Institute, jwt@nbi.ku.dk.

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

    • To manage and carry through your research project
    • Attend PhD courses
    • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
    • Teach and disseminate your research
    • To conduct secondments at the partner institutes
    • Work for the department

    Eligibility criteriaThe researcher must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of his/her host organization (Denmark) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment – unless as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention.

    The researcher must be Early Stage Researcher (ESR): at time of recruitment he/she must be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent research experience) of his/her research careers and must not have been awarded a doctoral degree.

    Further requirementsMarie Curie Training Networks offer a unique opportunity to get cutting-edge training in a multidisciplinary environment with a focus on academic and personal development of the PhD fellows. The supervisors in the network each provides specific competences, and as part of the network you develop your skills and carry out research both independently and as part of a network of 15 PhD fellows. The consortium ensures exchange of ideas through network-wide training events, summer schools and intersectoral secondments. As a PhD fellow in the MoSaiQC network, you need to have good social skills, be innovative and goal-oriented and be willing to conduct the planned secondments.

    Applicants should hold an MSc degree or equivalent in the field of physics, photonics, electronics or a related discipline. Applicants must have an excellent background in atomic physics or optics-related experiments. Applicants must have an ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English to a level that is sufficiently high for them to derive the full benefit from the network training.

    About the host and secondment instituteUniversity of Copenhagen is the largest research and education institution in Denmark. Internationally, the University is highly competitive and is ranked as one of the leading universities globally with the most recent Shanghai rankings placed the University as No. 30 worldwide and No. 6 in Europe. This is also reflected by its membership of the prestigious International Alliance of Research Universities.

    The Niels Bohr Institute (NBI) has more than 500 employees and over 40 full professors. It has a broad basis in quantum physics, solid state physics, particle physics, astrophysics, geophysics and biophysics, as well as a strong international environment. UCPH has a strong commitment to its doctoral programme and NBI recruits over 35 new PhD fellows annually, about half being foreign students, which ensures a multicultural and international environment. NBI participates in large-scale international collaborations such as CERN and the MAX IV/ESS centers and has significant international collaborations. The principal supervisor, Jan W Thomsen, is an expert in experiments on cold group II atoms such as Mg, Sr and Yb as well as the field of ultra-stable frequency references.

    Terms of employmentEmployment will start 1 May 2020 or shortly thereafter.

    The terms of employment and salary are in accordance with Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State, and according to the rules and regulations laid down by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action European Training Network.

    Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 27,135 DKK /approx. 3,633 EUR (April 2019-level) plus pension.

    The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the University’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

    More informationMore information about the MoSaiQC project can be found at www.mosaiqc.eu.

    For further information about the position, applicants are encouraged to contact principal supervisor Professor Jan W. Thomsen, the Niels Bohr Institute, jwt@nbi.ku.dk or Stefan Alaric Schäffer, the Niels Bohr institute, schaffer@nbi.dk.

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

    • Motivated letter of application (max. one page, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project)
    • CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
    • Master of Science diploma and transcript of records. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do
    • Publication list (if relevant)

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

    The deadline for applications is 21 February 2020, 23:59 GMT +1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Interviews for the position will be held in the second half of March via Skype, Zoom, or equivalent.

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    Deadline: 21 February 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Science
    Campus: The Niels Bohr Institute
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    Post expires on Friday February 21st, 2020

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cancer Genomics

    We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow in Molecular Genetics and Genomics for a 2-year position on circular DNA in tumors. Besides genomic profiling of circular DNA in tumors, a central part of the work will be dedicated to development of non-invasive tests for early diagnosis of cancers. The successful candidate will apply and develop methods for isolation of circular DNA, collaborate with clinicians and bioinformaticians for identification of driver and marker mutations in cancers, and take part in commercialization and publication of results.

    The successful candidate holds a PhD in biochemistry, bioengineering, biomedicine, biology or a related field, has expertise in DNA and chromosome biology, as well as methods in molecular biology. Experience with next generation sequencing (NGS), bioinformatics, oncology, biomarkers and/or commercialization of technology are further advantages. Finally, the candidate must demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills. 

    Our laboratory investigates the biology of circular DNA in eukaryotic cells through our unique molecular methods, NGS and novel bioinformatics pipelines using human and yeast as model systems. Examples of our research is the first global map of circular DNA in healthy human tissue (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-03369-8) and the first method for reconstruction of circular DNA in mammalian cells (https://academic.oup.com/nar/article/46/22/e131/5078801). See also https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/20/science/dna-genetics-cancer.html#click=https://t.co/yTdONtGgSk

    The University of Copenhagen was ranked 26th in the world by the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities – Shanghai. Among its strongest fields are human and animal genomics, which rely on strong interdisciplinary collaborations between researchers in bioinformatics, biology and medicine. 

    Further information on the Department is linked at https://www1.bio.ku.dk/english/. Inquiries about the position can be made to associate professor, Birgitte Regenberg, bregenberg@bio.ku.dk.

    The position is open from the 1st of May 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

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

    Terms of employment
    The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
    Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. 

    The starting salary is currently up to DKK 434.179 (64.000 US $) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.244). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

    Please include
    –    Curriculum vita
    –    Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
    –    Complete publication list

    The deadline for applications is 23rd of February 2020, 23:59 GMT +1. 

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

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

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    Post expires on Sunday February 23rd, 2020

    PhD fellows in Plant Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics

    PhD fellows in Plant Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics
    Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN)
    Faculty of Science

    University of Copenhagen

    Section for Plant Glycobiology, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN), Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering several PhD scholarships in plant biology, biochemistry and/or biophysics commencing 1 July 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

    Description of the scientific environment
    You will work in a highly cross-disciplinary and exciting team that includes the full range of microscopy, proteomics, glycomics, biochemistry and molecular biology. This will ensure that you will receive a broad but cutting-edge experience that will build a solid foundation for your future scientific career. It is expected that you have experiences in at least one of the areas of molecular & cell biology, biochemistry or biophysics. Together, we will generate an exciting environment to understand mechanisms that underpin cell wall synthesis, cytoskeleton behaviour and cell wall signalling. We will also work together with chemists, engineers and glycan specialists to explore how cell walls may be used for biomaterials and other applications.

    Project description
    The projects will align with Prof. Persson’s Villum Investigator and Novo Nordisk Laureate grants on cell wall patterning and carbon portioning. The wall patterning project aims to understand how patterns of wood-related walls are controlled; a process that we now can visualize in real-time through advanced microscopy. Projects related to this topic include, understanding how the patterning is regulated, changing wall patterns to influence wood properties and looking at how changes in cell geometry influence the process. The carbon portioning project aims to understand how plants decide to put photosynthetically fixed carbon into storage (starch) or growth-related activities (cell walls). This project will have direct consequences on food, feed and materials with an aim to manipulate fiber and starch contents in plant tissues.

    Principal supervisor is Professor Staffan Persson, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN), E-mail: staffan.persson@unimelb.edu.au

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

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

    Formal requirements
    Applicants should hold an MSc degree, or equivalent, in any areas of Plant Biology (and related areas), Biochemistry, or Biophysics (focus on optics) with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any), relevant work experience, reference letters and interviews.

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

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

    The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 328,355 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,360). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

    Please include

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

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

    The deadline for applications is 5 March 2020, 23:59 GMT+1.

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

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

    Questions
    For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor, Staffan Persson, Current address; University of Melbourne, School of Biosciences, Parkville 3010 Vic, Melbourne, Australia; Future address: Department of Plant & Environmental Science, University of Copenhagen, Thorvaldsensvej 40, 1871 Frederiksberg C, Denmark, E-mail: Staffan.persson@unimelb.edu.au, Direct Phone: +61-3-90353637.

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

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    Deadline: 5 March 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Science
    Campus: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
    Email: staffan.persson@unimelb.edu.au
    Phone:
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    Post expires on Thursday March 5th, 2020

    PhD position in Philosophy

    The Center for Subjectivity Research (CFS), Department of Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a PhD position in philosophy to be filled by September 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is fully funded for 3 years.

    Information about CFS can be found at https://cfs.ku.dk/

    Job contentThe successful candidate will be part of a project entitled Who are We? funded by the Carlsberg Foundation and headed by Prof. Dan Zahavi.

    The larger project investigates what it means to feel, think, and act as part of a we. Its guiding hypothesis is that a systematic account of the we must be embedded in a more comprehensive investigation of selfhood and social cognition. The project will systematically develop this hypothesis by combining cross-disciplinary theorizing with historical scholarship. In particular, it will draw on seminal contributions from classical phenomenology. In addition to philosophers, the project will also involve social scientists (from social anthropology, sociology, social psychology and political theory).

    The specific focus of the PhD project is to investigate the relation between the I and the we. What does the existence of we-experiences tell us about the structure of the first-person singular perspective? What is the relation between personal identity and collective identity? Is selfhood only something that can be achieved as part of a community, is individual selfhood linked constitutively to we-membership, or does the latter on the contrary require some pre-existing form of selfhood? In engaging with these questions, the PhD student will be expected to draw on discussions found in contemporary philosophy of mind and social ontology as well as on contributions found in classical phenomenology (e.g., Husserl, Stein, Scheler, Heidegger, Sartre).The successful candidate will be working in close cooperation with philosophers and other social scientists and is expected to partake in the activities of CFS on a daily basis.

    Information For further information regarding the project, please contact the director of CFS, Professor Dan Zahavi, zahavi@hum.ku.dk

    Admission requirements Applicants need to hold a two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent. Applicants must have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application deadline, you must include a statement (pre-approval) from your university declaring that you have been awarded the master degree.   

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

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

    Application requirements

    Project abstractPlease fill in the project abstract in the application form. Must not exceed 1.200 characters.

    Project descriptionThe application must include a detailed project description containing the overall objectives, reflections on the intended PhD project’s method and design as well as a timetable. This description should make reference to the project mentioned above.

    The project proposal must not exceed 6 standard pages, corresponding to approx. 12,000 characters (including curriculum, title, punctuation, figures, footnotes and references, but excluding bibliography / bibliography). A substantial breach of this will result in the application being excluded from consideration. Furthermore, please note: Text in additional application documents (e.g. a CV) which could be considered as supplementary text to the project description will be included in the calculation of the characters in the project description.

    General guidelines on how to make a research proposal are available here: http://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/project-guidelines/

    CVIncluding a list of publications, if available, must be submitted with the application.    

    Cover letter

    Diploma and transcript of recordsThe following documentation must be submitted:

    • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)
    • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
    • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma
    • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)

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

    (Do NOT upload recommendations, publications or your Master thesis)

    The recruitment process After the expiry of the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants will be notified whether they are passed on to assessment or not. Whereafter, the Assessment Committee is appointed by the Dean and the selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment which relates to their own application.  

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

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

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

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

    Read more about the structure of the PhD programme and what it means to be enrolled as a PhD student via this link: http://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/

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

    Terms of employment PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. According to the agreement, PhD scholars are obliged – without any additional remuneration – to perform tasks assigned to them corresponding to 840 working hours over the three years.  

    For further information on employment, please see the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Please read more here: http://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/what-does-employment-as-a-phd-scholar-entail/ 

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

    Further information about the application procedure is available from HR South City, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk. Please refer to ID number 211-0365/20-2H

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

    Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 1 April 2020 at 23.59 (11.59 pm) (CEST).  

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

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    Deadline: 1 April 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Humanities
    Campus: Department of Communication
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    Post expires on Wednesday April 1st, 2020