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PhD position in Quantum photonics

Project description
Quantum optics is going to play a large role in future computing, sensing, and secure communication. However, many demonstrations are laboratory-based, limiting the real-world applications and impact. Our objective is to realize a generic photonic integration platform (“optical chips”) for quantum optics, based on mature, foundry-based processes. Custom single-photon sources will be added as a back-end process. This platform will be robust, versatile and scalable, for feasible and credible transfer out of the laboratory. Thus, an actual quantum technology will be realized.

You will join the quantum nanophotonics group headed by Prof. Peter Lodahl (www.quantum-photonics.dk), which is focusing on the development of a solid-state platform for quantum optics based on semiconductor quantum dots and photonic integrated circuits. This project is a collaboration between the Niels Bohr Institute (NBI) at Copenhagen University and Aarhus University.

You will design and fabricate a gallium-arsenide-based single-photon source integrated on a silicon nitride photonic integrated circuit. NBI has developed state-of-the-art deterministic single-photon sources [1] using semiconductor quantum dots in photonic nanostructures [2]. This project is an effort towards embedding such sources into the ultra-low loss silicon nitride platform [3]. The fabrication of the chips will be carried out in our state-of-the-art laboratories for nanofabrication Quantech (www.quantech.nbi.ku.dk). Furthermore, you will work in close collaboration with our partners in Aarhus to test the integration with silicon nitride circuits.

[1] Arcari et al, “Near-Unity Coupling Efficiency of a Quantum Emitter to a Photonic Crystal Waveguide”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 093603 (2014).

[2] Lodahl et al, “Interfacing single photons and single quantum dots with photonic nanostructures”, Rev. Mod. Phys. 87, 347 (2015).

[3] Wörhoff et al., “TriPleX: a versatile dielectric photonic platform”, Advanced Optical Technologies 4 (2015).

Employment date is November 1 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The PhD student’s tasks will include:

  • Learn and understand solid-state quantum emitters and the fundamentals of quantum optics (MSc and PhD level courses are offered at NBI).
  • Acquire the fabrication skills required to build a single-photon source based on quantum dots in gallium arsenide (GaAs).
  • Learn the methods to perform hybrid integration of GaAs with silicon nitride in collaboration with our partners.
  • Characterize the single-photon sources in our optical laboratories.
  • Perform numerical simulations (finite difference time domain or finite elements) of our devices.

The PhD positions are for a 3-year period and the 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

Qualifications and competences:

Applicants must have:

  • A Master’s degree in Applied Physics, Optical or Electrical Engineering, or similar, or about to get one.
  • Backround in optics, solid-state physics or optoelectronics, including experimental skills.
  • Basic knowledge of quantum physics and numerical methods for phsyics.
  • Interest in doing nanofabrication (previous experience working in cleanrooms is a plus) and experimental work.
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with other scientists and researchers.

Terms of employment
The positions are 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 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 55,172). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. Applicants are most welcome to apply for all three positions however please indicate clearly in the application/cover letter for which position(s) the application is aiming for.

Please include

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

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

The deadline for applications is August 30 2019, GMT +2. Applications received later than this date 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 about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

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

Deadline: 30 August 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Niels Bohr Institute
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Post expires on Friday August 30th, 2019

PhD fellowship in “The role of the hepatic stellate cells in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and fibrosis” at the LIFEPHARM centre, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

We are offering a PhD fellowship in “The roleof the hepatic stellate cells in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and fibrosis” commencingOctober 1st 2019, or as soon as possible hereafter.

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences andNovo Nordisk A/S established a research centre in 2010 – The LIFEPHARM Centre(www.lifepharm.dk) – with a budget of DKK 140 million covering activities untilthe end of 2020. The present position is part of the Centre´s activities. Thepurpose of the research centre is to strengthen the research in experimentalpharmacology and toxicology and to increase the output of candidates and PhDswith a strong in vivo pharmacological profile.

It is expected that the future PhD fellow willbe enrolled in the Graduate Programme for In Vivo Pharmacology and ExperimentalAnimals (IVP) at SUND and participate actively in this network. The IVPGraduate Programme was established in 2006 as a collaboration between theFaculties of Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Health Sciences at theUniversity of Copenhagen, University of Aarhus, and industrial partners; NovoNordisk A/S, LEO Pharma and H. Lundbeck A/S. www.invivofarm.dk

For more information on LIFEPHARM or IVP pleasecontact:Professor Jens LykkesfeldtDirector of LIFEPHARMHead of IVPjopl@sund.ku.dkPhone: (+45) 35 33 31 63

Our group and researchCentred withinpharmacology and toxicology in biomedical research, our research exploresdisease mechanisms in vivo to select and develop high validity preclinicalmodels and identify novel treatment targets to address disease challenges inhumans. Within this field, we have a special interest in pharmacological andnutritional components of intervention modalities in treatment and prevention.Our primaryfocus is on mechanisms of disease, and effects of intervention on specificdisease-modalities predominantly within the area of life-style associated,metabolic disorders such as diabetes, CVD and NAFLD/NASH. We have a strongscientific and analytical platform combining biochemistry, molecular biology,histopathology and functional assays, helping us to interpret the complexinterplay of mechanisms and responses in vivo and translate our findings tohumans.

The projectNon-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)affects around 25% of the World’s population, and though the incidence israpidly increasing, there is no approved pharmacological treatment. In thecourse of disease progression, the development of liver fibrosis is a crucialprognostic hallmark. Essential to the deposition of a fibrogenic extracellularmatrix (ECM), the Hepatic Stellate Cells represent a putative target in thesearch for novel therapeutic approaches. The project will employ novel ex-vivotechniques and thus also encompass refinement of methodology and reducing theneed for animal sacrifice.

As its main focus, the project explorescellular targets ex vivo from a non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in vivomodel, with specific focus on the role of hepatic stellate cells (HSC)activation and de-activation in the formation and resolution of hepaticfibrosis, and how this may be targeted pharmacologically.

Principal supervisor isAssociate ProfessorPernille Tveden-NyborgE-mail: ptn@sund.ku.dkDirect Phone: (+45) 35 33 31 67Faculty of Health and Medical SciencesUniversity of Copenhagen

Start:                  October1st 2019Duration:          3 years as a PhD student

Job description

Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are: – Carrythrough an independent research project under supervision – Complete PhD courses or other equivalent educationcorresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points – Participate in active research environmentsincluding a stay at another research team – Obtain experience with teaching or other typesof dissemination related to your PhD project – Teach anddisseminate your knowledge – Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of yourproject

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree relatedto the subject area of the project e.g. MSc in a biological science, veterinarymedicine, medicine or other equivalent degree.

Importantevaluation criteria include: – The gradepoint average achieved – Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project, including Function ABD/Category C course in carrying out animal experiments – Previous publications – Relevant working experience – Other professional activities – Curiousmind-set with a strong interest in in vivo pharmacology – Language skills

Place of employmentThe place of employment is at the Department ofVeterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Universityof Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamicand international research environment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

1. Motivated letter of application (max. onepage)2. CV incl. education, experience, languageskills and other skills relevant for the position3. Master of Science diploma and transcript ofrecords. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript ofrecords or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline:  11 August 2019, 23.59pm CET

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

The further process

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in week 35-36.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect thediversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidatesregardless of personal background.

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7500students, 1500 PhD students and 3200 employees. The Faculty advances the fieldof health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledgesharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging frommolecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to ahealthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventionsbenefitting patients and the community. The University of Copenhagen wishes toreflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personalbackground 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: 11 August 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Institut for Veterinær- og Husdyrvidenskab
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PhD fellow in experimental condensed matter physics

Niels Bohr Institute

Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

The Center for Quantum Devices at the Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in experimental condensed matter physics in the fall of 2019.

Description of the scientific environment

The Center for Quantum Devices is a center of excellence at the Niels Bohr Institute. The center focuses on theoretical and experimental research on how to create, control, measure, and protect quantum coherence and entanglement in solid-state electronic. The center has strong connections to other research groups at the Niels Bohr Institute and also with Microsoft Quantum – Copenhagen laboratory. The successfull applicant will work in the highly stimulating environment of QDev and will have the opportunity of interacting with experts in experimental condensed matter physics as well as condensed matter theory.

Project description

The project will focus on experimental investigations of mesoscopic electron transport in multi-terminal Josephson devices and semiconductor nanowire arrays. The project involves both device fabrication and low temperature measurements, and is carried out in close collaboration with the local material development team, and with theoretical researchers at the center. The overall goal is to use study the flux-dependent Andreev bound state spectrum and how its topology is reflected in macroscopic device characteristics.

Principal supervisor is Assoc Prof. Thomas Sand Jespersen, Niels Bohr Institute, tsand@nbi.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 Physics or related area 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; experience with e-beam lithography and semiconductor processing, dilution refrigerators and cryogenic electronics measurements, and an understanding of nanowire growth, characterization and experience with preparation of growth templates will be a benefit.

Terms of employment

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

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

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

Application Procedure

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

Please include

  • 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 25 July 2019, 23:59 GMT+2

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

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

Questions

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: 25 July 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Niels Bohr Institute
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Post expires on Thursday July 25th, 2019

PhD fellowship in Medicinal Chemistry/Radiochemistry

Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND)
University of Copenhagen

Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology is offering a three-year PhD fellowship in Medicinal Chemistry/Radiochemistry. The PhD fellowship is financed by the Danish Research Council. The fellowship is available from 15 October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Project description
g-Hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) is a naturally occurring compound in the mammalian brain. Already in 1982 it was reported that GHB binds with high affinity to a specific protein in the forebrain, but the molecular identity and functional relevance of this binding site has remained elusive. However, we have recently identified a GHB high-affinity target, which constitute a potential biomarker for PET imaging.  The aim of this PhD project is to identify small-molecule candidates and develop suitable PET radiotracers by targeting the newly identified binding sites. Availability of such tools will enable early diagnose and optimal therapeutic intervention in implicated disease states.

The tasks during this project will thus include ligand design, chemical synthesis, radiochemistry and characterization of target compounds.

Principal supervisor
Professor Bente Frølund, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology
E-mail:  bfr@sund.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 3533 6495.

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

Required qualifications
As an applicant you must have:

  • Obtained a Master´s degree in medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, or related areas prior to the starting date
  • Documented experience with the synthesis of small molecules
  • Fluency in English and excellent communication skills

Preferred qualifications
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a documented strong background in organic synthesis and/or medicinal chemistry

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

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Your application must include:

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

The deadline for applications is 11 August 2019.

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

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

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

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

An answer as to the granting of the fellowship can be expected approx. 4 weeks after application deadline.

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: 11 August 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology

Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday August 11th, 2019

PhD fellow in Data Management Systems

Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Data Management Systems commencing 1 January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environmentThe DMS group conducts computer systems research in areas emerging with new challenges in data management. Projects include actor-based transactional database systems, scalable event-driven systems, scalable graph/semantic data analysis systems, data analysis on many-core systems, data platforms for geospatial data and in-memory databases. The group is keen on validating their work experimentally. More information of the research group can be found on the group website: https://di.ku.dk/dms

Project descriptionActor-based programming frameworks like Akka and Orleans facilitate the development of scalable, concurrent and distributed computations over high-throughput events, and they are highly popular in applications that require event-driven architectures, such as IoT applications, and micro-service applications. In actor frameworks, actors maintain local states and act upon incoming events asynchronously. As inconsistency of local states would pose substantial complications to reasoning about business logic and system properties, maintaining data consistency is of paramount importance. However, most actor frameworks opt for performance over data consistency, but rely on developers to maintain data consistency, which is a highly complicated task. This project is to develop new methods and algorithms to achieve trade-offs of consistency and performance in actor framework. The algorithms should be implemented on an existing actor framework, such as Orleans or Akka.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Yongluan Zhou, Department of Computer Science, zhou@di.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 Computer Science with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

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

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

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

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

Scholarship and terms of employment for integrated MSc and PhDPhD grant portions (Ph.D.‐SU klip)In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme (up to three years), the student is entitled to so-called PhD grant portions. The grant portions are financed by the grant donor but not by the Danish State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme Agency (as is the case for the ordinary study grant portions on the BSc and MSc programmes). They are called PhD grant portions because this kind of remuneration is regulated and described in the Executive Order on the State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme in Denmark (SU‐bekendtgørelsen), and because the value of a PhD grant portion corresponds to the value of an ordinary Danish study grant portion. Students are awarded 48 PhD grant portions during the period of their MSc and PhD studies.

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

‘Duty work’As a supplement to the PhD grant portions, the student may, in accordance with the collective agreement of the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC), be offered ‘duty work’. In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme, students performing ‘duty work’ are paid by the hour. UCPH has decided to offer students on integrated MSc and PhD schemes 150 hours of ‘duty work’ per year during Part A of the programme (until two years of the combined programme of study remain). ‘Duty work’ during Part A if it has a duration of three years: 450 hours at a rate of DKK 216.14 (+ 12.5% holiday pay), corresponding to DKK 109,418 (approx. €14,580)

For further information about Part A please see: http://www.science.ku.dk/english/research/phd/studystructure/integratedphd/

Salary in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of ProfessionalAssociations (AC)In the period after the completion of the MSc programme, the student is employed as a PhD scholar and is remunerated in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The scheme is arranged in such a way that students graduate from the MSc programme at a time when there are two years left of the integrated programme. For this reason, the salary must be paid for a period of two years in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The amounts specified include a supplement locally agreed upon as well as pension contributions: Salary as a PhD scholar: 24 months at a rate of DKK 30,883 (including pension contributions and supplement), corresponding to DKK 741,210 (approx. €98,800).

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

Please include

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

•CV

•Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)

•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 24 August 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

QuestionsFor specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, zhou@di.ku.dk

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: 24 August 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Computer Science
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Saturday August 24th, 2019

PhD Fellowship in Health Psychology/Social Psychology/Behavioural Health Economics at the Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship (three years) at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The PhD student will be part of an international research group investigating structural and psychological determinants as well as behavioural interventions related to vaccination behaviour and antibiotics intake. The project aims to utilize ‘economic games’ in online and lab experiments to investigate social interactions in health behaviour. Funding for conducting experiments as well as for conference visits is available. The principal investigator of the project and the PhD supervisor is Robert Böhm, Professor in Applied Social Psychology and Behavioural Science (from October 2019) at the Department of Psychology. Employment of the PhD student preferably starts in November/December 2019 or shortly thereafter.

The deadline for applications is September 1, 2019.

RequirementsApplicants should have studied Psychology, Economics, or a closely related subject, and must have completed a Master degree education before starting the employment. The candidate should be experienced with (or willing to learn) conducting interactive behavioural experiments using oTree or similar software solutions. Knowledge in health psychology/economics, game theory, and statistical analyses using R is desirable. It is not a requirement to understand, speak, or learn Danish.

PositionThe chosen candidate will be enrolled as PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences (see the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of August 27th 2013), completing the PhD program as a three year full-time study within the framework of the 5+3 study program (see http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english). PhD students are paid a salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC); the exact salary depends on several factors (e.g., chosen pension scheme), but can be expected to be around 17,500 DKK net/month (or around 19,500 DKK/month including pension savings). As part of the PhD, PhD students have a work obligation without additional pay, which is typically covered by teaching two seminars within the entire 3-year period (i.e., not two seminars per term).

Application processThe application should include: 

  • a cover/motivation letter (max. 2 pages), 
  • CV, 
  • diplomas and transcripts of grades, 
  • own publications (if applicable), 
  • the Bachelor and Master theses (if applicable), 
  • as well as at least one reference letter or the name and contact information of the person(s) who would provide the reference(s).

The application must be submitted electronically via the job portal of the University of Copenhagen: http://employment.ku.dk/phd/ (if the job portal system asks you to upload more than the required documents, just upload empty blankets). The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society, and invites all qualified applicants, regardless of personal background, to apply for the position.

Applicants can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk. In brief, applicants will first be informed about whether they are shortlisted or not. The shortlisting will be based on the qualifications and knowledge in relevant aspects, as well as on the motivation of the applicants. Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to an online or offline job interview (mainly dealing with research experiences and interests) with the PhD supervisor. The shortlisting will take place in September 2019, and the interviews subsequently (in accordance with the invited applicants).

For further information, please contact Robert Böhm, robert.boehm@gmail.com.

 

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Deadline: 1 September 2019
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus: Department of Psychology
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PhD Fellow to the project Investigation of the role of the glymphatic system in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia using MR-Fingerprinting

Center for Translational Neuromedicine (CTN), University of Copenhagen, is looking for a highly motivated PhD Fellow to join us from September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

Center for Translational Neuromedicine currently has 50 employees and students and is divided into two labs. CTN is characterized by a highly ambitious research environment. CTN is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, and is located at Panum. The Center comprises modern laboratories and excellent facilities within neuroscience. For more information: http://ctn.ku.dk/

The PhD Fellow will be part of the Nedergaard lab and being part of the Nedergaard lab offers an opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary lab engaged in neuroscience with a focus on the basic biology of glial cells in the CNS and the role of astrocytes in several neurological diseases, including stroke, spinal cord injury, epilepsy, tremor, and ALS. Research is aimed at defining new strategies for the treatment of neurological diseases that target astrocytic dysfunction. Applications are invited for a three-year fellowship from applicants with a master’s degree in Computer Science or a field relevant to the following PhD project: “Investigation of the role of the glymphatic system in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia using MR-Fingerprinting”.

Project description
The project is focused on investigating the structural changes of the rodent brain during the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia using state-of-the-art MRI techniques. The glymphatic system is a waste clearance pathway in the central nervous system recently discovered by Professor Nedergaard’s group. The candidate will investigate, develop and optimize MRI protocols such as MR-Fingerprinting and spectroscopy for use in glymphatic analysis. Candidates with previous knowledge on the glymphatic system and brain clearance will be preferred. The project will require extensive experience in processing volumetric images and time series. Knowledge and experience in image analysis and programming are essential. The chosen candidate should have a keen interest in neuroscience, MRI methods and machine learning, and be able to perform image analysis, prepare figures, statistical analysis and present the data at international meetings.

General job description
Your key tasks as a PhD fellow at CTN are to:

  • Manage and carry out your research project.
  • Take PhD courses.
  • Write scientific publications based on data collection.
  • Investigate MRI protocols for structural and dynamic imaging.
  • Develop MRF reconstruction methods for glymphatic analysis.
  • Perform quantitative analysis of image time-series.
  • Perform statistical analysis of data.

Required qualifications
The applicant must have:

  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science or other relevant field.
  • Experience in preclinical MRI acquisition.
  • Working knowledge of Python, Matlab, and C.
  • Experience in advanced medical image analysis including machine-learning methods.
  • Working knowledge of brain function and anatomy in murine models.
  • Fluency in English.

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

Supervisor
Your main supervisor will be Professor Maiken Nedergaard, Center for Translational Neuromedicine. 

Terms of employment
Salary and other terms of employment are stated in the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

Questions
For further information, you may contact the supervisor Professor Maiken Nedergaard by e-mail: nedergaard@sund.ku.dk or Administrator Ann Christensen by e-mail: ann.christensen@sund.ku.dk.

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

Furthermore your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:The following must be included:

  • Cover letter stating the interest in and qualifications for the project (max. 1 page).
  • Full CV.
  • Diploma and transcripts of records, both from Bachelor’s and Master’s degree.
  • Publication list.
  • Possible references.

Application deadline: 23 July 2019, 23:59 p.m. CET.

Only online applications will be accepted. We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not meet with the abovementioned requirements.

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

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

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

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Deadline: 23 July 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Institut for Neurovidenskab

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PhD Scholarship in the DFF project: Plant-microbiome interactions in modern and ancient barley

We offer a 3-year PhD Scholarship in the DFF-FNU project: Plant-microbiome interactions in modern and ancient barley. The project is a collaboration between Department of Biology (BIO), Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN), Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen and Department Agroecology, Aarhus University. The scholarship starts by the end of 2019 (November 1st or shortly thereafter); the PhD candidate should expect research activities at all three institutions.

Area of research

Plant breeding has provided high yielding crop genotypes; still these depend on extensive and precise chemical input. Thus modern agriculture largely neglects that the rhizosphere microbiome can protect against diseases and promote plant nutrient availability and uptake. In this project, we will assess the extent of plant-microbiome interactions between varieties of ancient as well as modern barley strains and different microbiomes under different nutrient regimes. We will investigate to which extent modern varieties have lost the ability to interact with the microbiome with focus on plant/bacteria/micro-predator interactions. We expect that multi-element plant tissue analyses, combined with sequencing of the root/leaf transcriptome, will reveal genes and pathways involved in these interactions. In parallel, we will sequence the microbiome to capture the underlying microbial diversity dynamics that influence the interactions. Our results will be a significant contribution to the understanding of the role of the microbiome in plant production, and may facilitate more efficient nutrient utilization, higher disease resistance and better plant quality.

As a PhD-student in Plant-microbiome interactions in modern and ancient barley you will be part of an interdisciplinary research team that jointly addresses one of the major challenges in modern ecology; i.e. how to understand, link and take advantage of the relations between plants and the soil microorganisms that surround them. You will culture specific soil microorganisms and microbiomes, establish their identity through sequencing and investigate how they affect plant nutrient availability. Thus, your work will include complex microbial cultures, culture techniques, controlled plant growth experiments, multi-element analysis using atomic spectroscopy and next generation sequencing. Good lab-skills are therefore essential. Dissemination of research findings via scientific articles is also a major focus point and documentation of good writing skills is important.

Further information about the project on:

https://www1.bio.ku.dk/projects/plant-microbiome-interactions-in-modern-and-ancient-barley/

Flemming Ekelund, Department of Biology is Principal supervisor.

Co-supervisors: Kristian Holst Laursen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Plant and Soil Science Section & Copenhagen Plant Science Centre and Mette Vestergård, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University.

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

Qualifications

We seek highly motivated individuals with (most, but not necessarily all of) the following qualifications:

  • A successful MSc in Biology, Agronomy or similar with good results
  • Experience with scientific work
  • Documented ability to analyse literature input and original data and present it understandable in oral and written English
  • A genuine interest in soil organisms and plants and basic skills in microbiology and plant nutrition
  • Experience with next generation sequencing of microbial communities
  • Collaborative skills
  • Basic knowledge on statistics and data analysis
  • Ambition, fondness of hard work and aim for a career in science

Some knowledge on Bioinformatics will be an advantage.

Terms of employment

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

Terms of appointment and payment are in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State (AC).

The starting salary for candidates with an MSc degree will be a minimum of DKK 325.625 (approx. € 43,400) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,980). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure

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

Please include

  • Cover Letter, with details on 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 (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 September 15, 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

Applications received after the deadline, or with insufficient documentation or otherwise not complying with the above requirements, may not be considered. It is expected that the successful candidate will be enrolled at the PhD School of the Faculty of Science starting by the end of 2019.

Questions

For further information about this position, please contact Flemming Ekelund (fekelund@bio.ku.dk).  **Please do not post your application to this address**

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

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Deadline: 15 September 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Biology
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1 PhD scholarship to Center for Translational Neuromedicine

Division of Glial Disease and Therapeutics, Center for Translational Neuromedicine, University of Copenhagen is looking for three highly motivated PhD fellows. The positions offer the opportunity to work in a collaborative multi-disciplinary team engaged in research in The Ocular and Brain Glymphatic System. It is also the title (acronym: GlymphEye) of Prof. Maiken Nedergaard’s Horizon 2020, ERC Advanced Grant, which is partly sponsoring the PhD position.

Description of the center and the research group

Our center is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences of the University of Copenhagen and is located at the Panum Institute. We currently have 55 employees and students formed into two interacting groups: the Division of Glial Disease and Therapeutics and the Division of Cell and Gene Therapy. The Center comprises newly constructed laboratories with excellent facilities for neuroscience.

The research focus of the Division of Glial Disease and Therapeutics is on the basic biology of glial cells in the central nervous system, specifically astrocytes, and their role in several neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases, including stroke, spinal cord injury, epilepsy, tremor, ALS, schizophrenia. Sleep disturbances and the sleep-wake regulation of astrocytic calcium signalling are other focus areas of the Division. Our research is aimed at defining new strategies for the treatment of neurological diseases that target astrocytic dysfunction.

For further information about the center/research group, please see: http://ctn.ku.dk/

Description of the PhD projects

The glymphatic system is a highly organized brain-wide mechanism by which fluid wastes are removed from the brain. The glymphatic system clears 65% of amyloid-beta from the normal adult brain. A rapidly evolving literature has implicated the glymphatic system in a number of neurological diseases, including Alzheimer disease, traumatic brain injury, depression, and the beneficial effects of exercise on brain function. Recent publications have suggested that an ocular glymphatic system exists.

We are looking for one PhD candidate to study the ocular glymphatic system in vivo in context of eye diseases (e.g. glaucoma or Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) in an animal model of Neuromyelitis optica (NMO).

Job description

The key tasks as a PhD fellow at CTN are to:

  • Carry out and complete an independent research project under supervision
  • Write scientific articles and the PhD thesis on the grounds of the research project
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education
  • Obtain experience with teaching and/or other types of dissemination related to the PhD project
  • Participate in national and international congresses and scientific meetings

Qualifications

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate with the following qualifications:

  • Applicants for the PhD positions must hold a Master’s degree in biology or medicine
  • Previous training in neurobiology is highly beneficial
  • Accredited course in laboratory animal science
  • Training in an excellent laboratory enabling the candidate to execute independent laboratory work
  • Dedication to outlined research protocol is necessary
  • The successful candidate should be organized, self-motivated, result-oriented and capable of working independently in a collaborative setting
  • The successful candidate will possess strong written and oral (English) communication skills with the ability to readily learn new experimental techniques. Strong analytical, communication, organizational and computer skills are also required

Terms of employment

The successful candidate will be offered a full-time 3-year position. 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 successful applicant will be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences according to the rules stipulated in the Ministerial order on the PhD programme at the universities (PhD order) from the Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Higher Education and the guidelines for the PhD programme at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

How to apply

Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking “APPLY NOW” below. The application must include:

  • Curriculum vitae, incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • MSc diploma together with the transcript of university examinations
  • A motivation letter describing your research interests and reasons for applying. It should contain prior examples illustrating your drive and abilities that would be pertinent to the position
  • A list of publications (or manuscripts) that have been submitted or accepted for publication
  • Contact information of 2-3 referees.

The deadline for applications is 28 July 2019. Further information about the center can be found at http://ctn.ku.dk/. Inquiries about the positions can be made to PI Maiken Nedergaard, nedergaard@sund.ku.dk or Center Administrator Ann Christensen, ann.christensen@sund.ku.dk.

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Deadline: 28 July 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Center for Translational Neuromedicine

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PhD fellows in experimental hybrid quantum mechanics at QUANTOP Center

The Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering two or more PhD scholarships in experimental hybrid quantum mechanics commencing from 1 October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment
The QUANTOP laboratory at the Niels Bohr Institute hosts a number of projects in the field of experimental quantum optics, quantum measurement, and quantum communication (https://quantop.nbi.ku.dk/about/about_the_section/). In particular, active research is carried out in the field of hybrid quantum systems where optical photons couple to mechanical and atomic systems for generation of entangled and other non-classical states of light and matter.

Project description
We are seeking exceptional candidates to fill two or more PhD positions in this field of research. The applicants must possess Master degree in physics and have demonstrated experimental research experience in either one or more areas, such as quantum optics, opto-mechanics, precision measurements, and atomic physics. The positions are expected to start before the end of 2019.

Principal supervisor is Prof. Eugene Polzik, polzik@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
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department

Formal requirements
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in physics 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 309.460 (approx. €43,600) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,980). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • 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 1 September 23:59 GMT +2

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

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

Questions

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Prof. Eugene Polzik, polzik@nbi.ku.dk

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

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Deadline: 1 September 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Niels Bohr Institute
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PhD fellowship in Ribosome biology in Cancer at The Biotech Research and Innovation Centre

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

We are offering a PhD fellowship in Ribosome Biology in Cancer commencing November 1st, 2019.

It is becoming clear that the ribosome is not a constitutive protein production machine. Rather, its activities are likely regulated by alterations in rRNA modification states and ribosomal protein composition. Furthermore, there is accumulating evidence that pools of specialized ribosomes exist in the cell. Our work focuses on deciphering the functional significance of ribosome modifications and how this knowledge may be exploited in the development of new therapies.

Our group and research

The Lund group is an international and dynamic research group comprising several postdocs, PhD students and Masters students. Research in the Lund group currently has several focuses including the function and regulation of various classes of non-coding RNAs in human diseases (http://www.bric.ku.dk/Research/Lund_Group/). The projects are interdisciplinary and we have a large network of national and international collaborators. We value team work and strive towards a creative, collaborative and inclusive atmosphere.

Project description

The successful candidate will develop a research project aimed at characterizing the functional roles of specific rRNA modifications in selective translation and disease development. The group has a broad technical expertise enabling us to investigate the significance of ribosome modification patterns using a combination of HTP sequencing techniques, genetics and biochemical approaches. Hence, the projects will be conducted in collaboration will other group members.

Principal supervisor is Professor Anders H. Lund, BRIC, anders.lund@bric.ku.dk

Start:                 November 1st 2019

Duration:          3 years

Job description

Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:

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

Other important criteria are:

  • Curious mindset with a strong interest in ribosome biology
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • The grade point average achieved during master studies
  • Good English skills are required
  • Prior experience in ribosome biology is an advantage
  • Knowledge of bioinformatics is an advantage

Place of employment

The place of employment is at BRIC, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and core facilities.

Terms of employment

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

It is conditioned upon the applicant’s success­ful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant during an 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 26.755 DKK /approx. 3.567 EUR (April 2018-level) plus pension.

Questions

For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact professor Anders H. Lund, anders.lund@bric.ku.dk

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)

Application deadline:  September 1st, 2019 at 23.59pm CET

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

The further process

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Deadline: 1 September 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: The Biotech Research and Innovation Centre
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PhD fellowship in applied canine cancer genetics and utility of liquid biopsies for classification of brain tumours

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

We are offering a PhD fellowship in applied canine cancer genetics and utility of liquid biopsies for classification of brain tumours commencing October 1st 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Our group and research

Our research group focuses mainly on comparative cancer genetics with particular focus on bringing research from bench to bedside in an applicable manner.

Project description

Intracranial neoplasia in dogs represents a diagnostic dilemma for veterinarians due to the high risk of complications, when trying to pursue a histopathological diagnosis. Many dogs are not accurately diagnosed which creates problems for prognostication and treatment planning. Further, clinical research studies in canine intracranial tumours of veterinary and comparative human value have limited significance due to uncertainty regarding the histopathological diagnosis. This project will investigate somatic mutations and mutational signatures in paired tumour normal tissue, from dogs with confirmed intracranial neoplasia.

Subsequently we will investigate the presence of cell free and circulating tumour DNA in the peripheral blood and cerebrospinal fluid from the same dogs, by detecting and quantifying the presence of tumour specific mutations. This study will provide an insight into the feasibility of using liquid biopsies for classification of intracranial neoplasia in dogs.

Principal supervisor: Associate professor Maja Arendt email: maja.arendt@sund.ku.dk

Co-supervisor: Associate professor Hanne Gredal University of Copenhagen

Start:                 Date 1st of October 2019

Duration:          3 years as a PhD student

Job description

Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:

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

We offer

  • A highly important research topic, aiming to improve the diagnosis and understanding of canine brain tumour patients both for canine patients and as a comparative cancer model for humans
  • A scientific environment with highly dedicated colleagues from wide academic backgrounds
  • A research environment that strives to make a scientific and applied difference in cancer research

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

The applicant should hold a veterinary degree and authorization to practice veterinary medicine within the EU.

Other criteria which are evaluated.

  • The grade point average achieved in relevant University degrees
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
  • Previous publications (if any)
  • Relevant work experience
  • Knowledge within the field of companion animal oncology and neurology
  • Computational skills
  • Language skills, including English
  • Personal recommendations
  • Understanding that international stays are a key part of the PhD fellowship

The successful candidate is also required to be resourceful and to possess good interpersonal skills

Place of employment

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

Terms of employment

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

It is conditioned upon the applicant’s success­ful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project 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 27.135 DKK /approx. 3.567 EUR (April 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

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. Veterinary 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 relevant)

Application deadline:  28th July 2019, 23.59pm CET

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

The further process

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

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in August 2019

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

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Deadline: 28 July 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

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PhD fellow in experimental condensed matter physics at the Center for Quantum Devices

The Center for Quantum Devices at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, is offering PhD scholarships in experimental spin qubits commencing 1 October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment
The Center for Quantum Devices is a basic research center supported by the Danish National Research Foundation, comprising materials research, experimental solid-state physics, condensed matter theory, and quantum nanoelectronics. Information about QDev can be found at www.qdev.dk.

Project description
The Center for Quantum Devices is looking to hire one or more PhD students for the experimental implementation of spin-based quantum processors based on small two-dimensional arrays of semiconductor quantum dots. Research involves nanofabrication, low-temperature physics using a cryofree dilution refrigerator, rf and microwave signal generation and detection, data analysis, interaction with theoretical physicists and scientific writing.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Ferdinand Kuemmeth, Niels Bohr Institute, kuemmeth@nbi.dk, Direct Phone: +45 21 16 26 57.

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

The candidate
Applicants should hold a MSc degree in physics with a strong background in condensed matter physics and quantum mechanics. Applicants from the US or other places that do not have a masters program can enroll in the integrated masters program (see Integrated MSc and PhD Scheme below, or contact Ferdinand Kuemmeth at kuemmeth@nbi.dk). Good academic results and English skills are required. Previous experience in nanofabrication or experimental labs are advantageous.

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

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

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

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

Scholarship and terms of employment for integrated MSc and PhD

PhD grant portions (Ph.D.‐SU klip)
In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme (up to three years), the student is entitled to so-called PhD grant portions. The grant portions are financed by the grant donor but not by the Danish State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme Agency (as is the case for the ordinary study grant portions on the BSc and MSc programmes). They are called PhD grant portions because this kind of remuneration is regulated and described in the Executive Order on the State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme in Denmark (SU‐bekendtgørelsen), and because the value of a PhD grant portion corresponds to the value of an ordinary Danish study grant portion. Students are awarded 48 PhD grant portions during the period of their MSc and PhD studies.

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

‘Duty work’
As a supplement to the PhD grant portions, the student may, in accordance with the collective agreement of the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC), be offered ‘duty work’. In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme, students performing ‘duty work’ are paid by the hour. UCPH has decided to offer students on integrated MSc and PhD schemes 150 hours of ‘duty work’ per year during Part A of the programme (until two years of the combined programme of study remain). ‘Duty work’ during Part A if it has a duration of three years: 450 hours at a rate of DKK 216.14 (+ 12.5% holiday pay), corresponding to DKK 109,418 (approx. €14,580)

For further information about Part A please see: http://www.science.ku.dk/english/research/phd/studystructure/integratedphd/.

Salary in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC)
In the period after the completion of the MSc programme, the student is employed as a PhD scholar and is remunerated in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The scheme is arranged in such a way that students graduate from the MSc programme at a time when there are two years left of the integrated programme. For this reason, the salary must be paid for a period of two years in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The amounts specified include a supplement locally agreed upon as well as pension contributions: Salary as a PhD scholar: 24 months at a rate of DKK 30,883 (including pension contributions and supplement), corresponding to DKK 741,210 (approx. €98,800).

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

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

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

The deadline for applications is 4 August 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

Questions
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Ferdinand Kuemmeth, kuemmeth@nbi.dk, mobile: +45 21 16 26 57.

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

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Deadline: 4 August 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: The Niels Bohr Institute
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PhD fellowship in Food Microbiology

Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND), University of Copenhagen

We are offering a PhD fellowship in food microbiology commencing 1 October 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Our group and research

Our group include currently one professor, one associate professor, one post-doctoral fellow and three PhD students. We focus on public veterinary health which include the issue of food control as well as various aspects of bacterial pathogenic and spoilage bacteria and their effects on food safety and quality.

Project description

The PhD student will work on an investigation of the usability of an objective chemical criteria aiming at reducing food waste due to microbial spoilage.

Microbial spoilage of meat and fish products is a result of unconstrained bacterial growth after slaughter/catch. Direct enumeration of bacteria is the only way that the industry can know if their product is of satisfactory microbial quality, however it is expensive, time consuming and ultimately imprecise. The sell-by date or best before date (coming before the use-by date) is usually estimated by inaccurate non-objective sensory analysis methods and/or based on a set number of days before the defined use-by date. These estimations are not fitted to the precise conditions of storage or treatment of the producer. In terms of alternative methods with clear future potential, production of biogenic amines by microorganisms in and on meat and fish might be successfully exploited as pronounced spoilage markers, since the concentration of these potentially correlate with the numbers of spoilage bacterial.

The specific aim of this project is to use the level of biogenic amines in different types of Chinese and Danish meat and fish products under various storage conditions as an objective chemical criterion. For the PhD project, three main activities are planned:

  1. To unravel the similarities and differences in sensory characteristics and content of biogenic amines and bacteria producing those compounds in selected Danish and Chinese foods.
  2. To conduct microbial and molecular – including metagenomic – characterization of the bacterial flora in the products examined in part 1 in order to characterize their spoilage potential and usability in terms of establishing a quality criteria based on biogenic amines.
  3. Challenge experiments including selected Danish and Chinese food products to establish quality criteria and shelf-life based on content of biogenic amines. Usage of a prototype sensor for this purpose will also be examined.

The PhD study will potentially demonstrate a technology that will be more accurate, cheaper and far quicker than any of the current technologies to assess quality and shelf-life of Chinese and Danish food products. The safe extension of these dates will have direct and significant impact in waste reduction in production, retail and private households. The PhD student is expected to deliver 3-4 publications in high-ranking food and microbiologically oriented journals.

Principal supervisor is Associate professor, Jørgen Leisner PhD, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen, E-mail: jjl@sund.ku.dk, Phone: +45 3533 2768, Mobile +45 6027 9174. Professor Derek Byrne at Department of Food Science, Aarhus University will be an additional supervisor.

Start:                1 October 2019

Duration:          3 years as a PhD student

Job description

Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Write scientific articles and the PhD thesis on the grounds of your project
  • 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 abroad
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Participate in the undergraduate teaching of students within the subject of food micriobiology

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.

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 food safety and quality
  • Language skills
  • The successfull applicant is also required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills

Place of employment

The place of employment is for the main part at Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, 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. The PhD student will spend one year in China at the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

Terms of employment

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

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

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

Questions

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

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

Application procedure

Your application, in English, 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)

Application deadline:  31st July, 2019, 23.59pm CET

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

The further process

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

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in the period 12th – 16th August, 2019

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

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Deadline: 31 July 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Email: jjl@sund.ku.dk
Phone:
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iption and apply online

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PhD fellowship in “SeaChanges: Thresholds in Human Exploitation of Marine Vertebrates” at the Evolutionary Genomics Section, University of Copenhagen

PhD fellowship in“SeaChanges: Thresholds in Human Exploitation of Marine Vertebrates” atthe Evolutionary Genomics Section, University of Copenhagen

A 3-year PhD fellowship isavailable at the Evolutionary Genomics Section, University of Copenhagen,Copenhagen, Denmark, with an expected start October 1st 2019, orshortly thereafter.

The fellowship is funded by the European Union’sHorizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curiegrant agreement No 813383 Innovative Training Network “SeaChanges:Thresholds in Human Exploitation of Marine Vertebrates”.

About SeaChanges

SeaChanges is an internationaldoctoral training network spanning archaeology and marine biology, which offers 15 fully-funded, salaried PhD studentships (ESRs) across seveninstitutions in six countries. The network takes a long-term perspective onhuman exploitation of marine vertebrates, with projects covering species fromherring to sperm whale, timescales from decades to millennia, and all ofEurope’s seas and beyond.

About your project

ESR6 – Sedimentary fish archives and diadromous taxa

Diadromous fish, i.e. those which migrate betweenrivers and seas during their spawning cycle such as salmon, sea trout andsturgeon, have been an important food resource in most regions of Europe forlonger than their marine counterparts. Subject not only to fishing pressure butalso to pollution and habitat modification in rivers and lakes, they areespecially vulnerable to human activity. River-spawning anadromous fish, inparticular, are often subject to intensive fishing during their spawning runs,which may also be disrupted by construction of dams and weirs. The presence ofvarious migratory species in Europe’s rivers is known to have contractedsignificantly over the past century, but the true time-depth of this declineremains to be established, as does the relative contribution of fishingpressure vs. damming and other modifications to river systems.

The project will address this issue using ancientDNA from sediment cores (sedimentary aDNA; sedaDNA). While historical recordsmay reveal fluctuating prices, and archaeological remains provide evidence ofconsumed taxa, neither is direct evidence for the presence or relativeabundance of migratory fish in particular freshwater systems. Continuouslydeposited lake sediments, by contrast, have recently been shown to containgenetic remains of past aquatic communities, each layer representing a temporalenvironmental archive in which we can identify and quantify the presence ofmigrating fish populations. Using sedaDNA analysis, combined with radiometricdating, the ESR will construct time-series of diadromous fish presence fromcores taken in selected waters within the North Sea and Danube basins, andcompare these with corresponding archaeological records to assess thecomplementarity of these sources. The ESR includes ancient DNA analysesconducted at the principal host UCPH (Denmark), secondments conducted at York(UK), and collaboration with NGO partners to explore potential of ancientsturgeon data for contemporary management and awareness-raising.

The position is available for a 3-year period and yourkey 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

Principal supervisor isAssistant Professor, Morten Tange Olsen, Evolutionary Genomics Section,University of Copenhagen, morten.olsen@snm.ku.dk,+45 42661525

Co-supervisors are Dr. MikkelWinther Pedersen (GeoGenetics, University of Copenhagen, mwpedersen@snm.ku.dk, +45 29275342) and Dr. David Orton (BioArCh,Department of Archaeology, University of York, david.orton@york.ac.uk, +44 7817427921).

Eligibility criteria

  • The 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 requirements

Marie Curie Training Networks offer a uniqueopportunity to get cutting-edge training in a multidisciplinary environmentwith a focus on academic and personal development of the PhD fellows. Thesupervisors in the network each provides specific competences, and as part ofthe network you develop your skills and carry out research both independentlyand as part of a network of 15 PhD fellows. The consortium ensures exchange ofideas through network-wide training events, summer schools and intersectoralsecondments. As a PhD fellow in the SeaChanges network, you need to havegood social skills, be innovative and goal-oriented and be willing to conductthe planned secondments.

Applicants should hold anMSc degree in population genetics, bioinformatics, archaeology, aquatic ecologyor equivalent with good results and good English skills. In the assessment ofyour qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (ifany) and relevant work experience, including training in ancient or environmental DNA, genomics, radiocarbondating, stable isotope analysis, zooarchaeology, and/or fish and aquaticecology.

About the host andsecondment institute

The University of Copenhagen(UCPH) is the largest and oldest university and research institution inDenmark, with more than 40,000 students, close to 3,000 doctoral students andover 9,000 employees. The Section for Evolutionary Genomics is composed ofmultiple research groups focusing on genomic, proteomic, morphological, distributionand other data, to investigate broad reaching questions of cross-disciplinaryinterest. This includes population- and phylogenomic techniques to both modeland non-model organisms, as well as development of new tools based around thestudy of degraded biomolecules (e.g. ancient and environmental DNA), to askquestions in biodiversity, human-environment interactions, museomics,archaeological science and metagenomics.

BioArCh at the University ofYork is a collaborative research facility formed by the Archaeology, Biologyand Chemistry Departments with a unique concentration of expertise in humanpalaeoecology and environmental archaeology, with internationally recognisedstrengths in proteins, lipids, DNA and stable isotopes; human, other mammal,fish and bird bones; molluscs, soils, and microscopic remains of plants andanimals. Research covers prehistoric and historic themes, forging stronger andmore diverse links between laboratory and field.

Terms of employment

Employmentwill start: October 1st 2019, or shortly thereafter.

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

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the University’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 27.135 DKK /approx. 3.633 EUR (April 2019-level) plus pension.

More information

More information about theSeaChanges project can be found at https://sites.google.com/york.ac.uk/seachanges/.

For further information aboutthe position, applicants may contact principal supervisor Assistant Professor, Morten Tange Olsen(Evolutionary Genomics Section, University of Copenhagen, morten.olsen@snm.ku.dk, +45 42661525) orco-supervisor David Orton (BioArCh, Department of Archaeology, University ofYork, david.orton@york.ac.uk, +44 7817427921).

Application

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. Proposed project plan, including suggestion for methods and expectedresults (max. three pages)

3. CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skillsrelevant for the position

4. Master of Science diploma and transcript of records. If not completed, acertified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statementfrom the institution or supervisor will do

5. Publication list (if relevant)

The University wishes our staffto reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applicationsfrom all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

The closing date forapplications is:  August 1st 2019.

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 process

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

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

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

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

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

Interviews for the position will be held in the firsthalf of August via Skype, Zoom, or equivalent.

 

 

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Deadline: 1 August 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Globe Institute
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Postdoctoral position in field-based research and modelling of permafrost-affected ecosystems in Greenland at Center for Permafrost

Center for Permafrost (CENPERM) at University of Copenhagen is recruiting a postdoctoral associate to work with field-based ecosystem manipulations and upscaling of ecosystem processes with a focus on soil physics and biogeochemical processes in Greenland. The position is for two years.

CENPERM is a Center of Excellence financed by the Danish National Research Foundation (2012-2022) and hosted by the Geography Section of the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management. CENPERM is focusing at interdisciplinary research of biogeochemical and physical processes in an approach to integrate “climate-vegetation-soil-microorganism-permafrost” along transects across the major climate zones of Greenland. The ambition is to improve the quantification and predictions of changes in element pools and fluxes relevant for Arctic ecosystems.

Research project
In the last seven years, CENPERM has performed field manipulations and measurements in the Arctic. New field activities include a winter warming experiment in Greenland and year-round measurements of subsurface greenhouse gas production and exchange with the atmosphere. We want to recruit a strong candidate to support the continuation of these field activities and to use previously collected and new data for upscaling to landscape and regional scales with process-based modelling and/or statistical methods, in order to extend the findings in time and space.

We expect the candidate to have qualifications and interests in a combination in at least 3 of the following topics:

  • Field-based ecosystem manipulation experiments
  • Monitoring of greenhouse gas emissions, with a particular focus on winter measurements of soil-atmosphere greenhouse gas exchange
  • Laboratory investigations of subsurface greenhouse gas production and transport
  • Process-based modelling of ecosystem processes with a focus on improved understanding of field manipulation results
  • Remote sensing-based upscaling of field measurements
  • Structural equation modelling, or similar

Qualifications
The postdoctoral associate can expect to work within a well-established interdisciplinary research group and take part in co-supervision of master- and PhD-students. We specifically seek a candidate with documented knowledge and interest in field-based experiments and process-based modelling of the environment, with hands-on experience using specific models – preferably with experience from Arctic ecosystems.

Candidates should have a PhD degree preferably in Earth or Environmental Sciences, Biogeochemistry or Biological Sciences with documented research in soil including interactions with organisms and/or the environment, and preferably linked to greenhouse gas production/transport.

Salary and terms of employment
The place of work will be in Copenhagen. The position is for 24 months (with a possibility of extension) starting on 1 November 2019 or as early as possible thereafter.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 430.569 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 73.627). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

How to apply
The applications must be in English, submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below and include:

  • Letter of application – detailing the basis on which the applicant wishes his or her scientific, teaching and other qualifications to be assessed
  • Curriculum vita, incl. education, experience, previous employments, language skills and other relevant skills (max. 5 pages)
  • Detailed outline of proposed research, including research questions and methods (max. 5 pages)
  • Copy of diplomas/degree certificate(s) (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Complete list of publications, highlighting the 3 most importance and why
  • Two letters of recommendation

The deadline for applications is 15 September 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

Contact person
For more information, please contact Bo Elberling, Professor and Director of Center for Permafrost (CENPERM), Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen. E-mail: be@ign.ku.dk.and the CENPERM homepage: www.cenperm.ku.dk.

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Postdoc position in Single Cell Transcriptomics with focus on Sleep Biology

Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a 2-year Postdoc position to start October 1st 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Our group and research

The Kornum Lab explores sleep biology in health and disease. Our focus is to understand sleep-wake neurophysiology and how the immune system affects the sleep regulating networks of the brain. We are particularly interested in the hypocretin/orexin neurons, their signaling, and their involvement in the sleep disorder narcolepsy and in sleep-wake regulation during sickness in general. More information about the group can be found at our lab site www.molecularsleeplab.dk and at the department webpage https://in.ku.dk/.

Project description

The postdoctoral fellow will analyse large-scale single cell transcriptomics data from the brains of mice under different sleep stages and during different inflammatory conditions. The datasets are either already available in the lab or will be produced by other researchers/technical staff during the period of employment. The work will be focused on identifying central nervous system mechanisms underlying sleep-wake regulation. Towards that aim, the successful applicant will leverage lab data from in vivo mouse studies and single nuclei RNA sequencing and integrate these with large-scale human genetics data. The fellow will be given the possibility of publishing own data as first author.

Profile

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist, who ideally has the following competencies and qualifications:

  • A PhD degree in biomedical or natural sciences
  • Solid expertise in programming (e.g. Python, R, machine learning)
  • Experience in analysis of RNA sequencing data
  • Basic understanding of human genetics
  • Ideally a basic understanding of sleep biology and neuroscience
  • An ambitious, independent and critical mind-set
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral

Terms of employment

The postdoc position is a full-time position for 2 years. Starting date is as soon as possible or after agreement.

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). 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.

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

Questions

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Birgitte Kornum by e-mail kornum@sund.ku.dk

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

Application procedure

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

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  • Curriculum vitae (maximum of 2 pages; your ORCID must be included)
  • 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
  • Full list of publications
  • References (name and contact details of at least two references)

Application deadline: August 1st 2019

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

The further process

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorised recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether an unbiased assessor has passed their application for assessment. 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 applicants will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.  

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

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PhD fellow in Theoretical Machine Learning

Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Theoretical Machine Learning commencing 01.10.2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment

The student will work in the Machine Learning Theory group of Associate Professor Yevgeny Seldin https://sites.google.com/site/yevgenyseldin/ The group is part of the Machine Learning section https://di.ku.dk/english/research/machine-learning/ and SCIENCE AI Center https://ai.ku.dk/ .

Project description

The project, titled “Theoretical Foundations of Learning with Worst-Case and Easy Data”, will focus on development and analysis of online learning algorithms that can successfully operate over ranges of online learning environments. Examples of such algorithms include algorithms for stochastic and adversarial bandits https://arxiv.org/pdf/1807.07623 and algorithms for adaptation to easy data in prediction with limited advice https://arxiv.org/pdf/1807.00636.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Yevgeny Seldin, seldin@di.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 Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or related fields. Applicants should have good communication skills in English. Additionally, the following qualifications are required:

  • Strong mathematical background
  • Good background in machine learning and probability theory
  • Deep interest in challenging theoretical problems in the fields of online machine learning / machine learning / probability theory

The following qualifications are an advantage:

  • Background in online machine learning
  • Publication record at the top machine learning journals and/or conferences
  • Relevant industrial experience

Terms of employment

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

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

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

Application Procedure

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

Please include

  • Cover Letter. The cover letter should briefly explain why you believe you are a good candidate for the position. A good cover letter is typically between a couple of paragraphs and one page long.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

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

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

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 Yevgeny Seldin, Department of Computer Science, seldin@di.ku.dk

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

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Deadline: 1 September 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Computer Science
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One New PhD Scholarship at JustSites, iCourts, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

JustSites, an ERC funded project in iCourts (Centre of Excellence for International Courts) Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, is looking for a talented PhD candidate to be part of a larger, collective research team. The three-year PhD scholarship is fully funded. In particular, we are looking for innovative and original ideas that combine law and other related disciplines with the goal of producing new knowledge on international criminal justice.

Successful candidates can start 1 October, 2019.

About a PhD at JustSitesThe Global Sites of International Criminal Justice (JustSites) is a new research project (begun January 2019) funded by a Starting Grant (StG-802053) awarded by the European Research Council (ERC). Using a multi-disciplinary approach, the collective research project pushes beyond courts to investigate the larger formation of “sites” that collectively structure and give direction to international criminal justice and its battle to end impunity for international crimes.

JustSites studies the constellation of localities in which international criminal justice is produced, received and has impact. Building an innovative scientific vocabulary, the project understands the “justice sites” to be localities in which the political, legal and professional activities that collectively create international criminal justice are developed. The justice sites include locations in which forensic exhumations are carried out, NGO offices in conflict zones, foreign ministries, private law firms, media outlets, academic research centers, and the international criminal courts. These sites are closely related, and all depend on and compete with each other to define the direction of international criminal justice. Together they form a constellation of sites that drives developments in this field of law. It is this constellation that is the research object of JustSites.

With its analysis of the constellation of justice sites, the project moves beyond the conventional focus on courts and their context to investigate instead the balances of authority and power that affect the relations between the justice sites. We are looking for a PhD student who can define his/her own project within the larger framework of JustSites and can contribute to the wider research endavour. In particular we are interested in critical and empirically embedded projects that can study the function of specific justice sites and their relation to other localities in which international criminal justice is produced and has effects. As such, we invite applications that target the role of specific justice sites in the larger constellation or the power relations between specific sites of justice.

The JustSites project is run by Principal Investigator, associate professor Mikkel Jarle Christensen and shares important research infrastructure with iCourts. iCourts strives to be the globally leading hub for research on international courts and their impact on law, politics and society. The centre’s research is marked by curiosity: It is problem-driven, and often uses empirical and interdisciplinary approaches, including a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods. JustSites generally follows this problem-driven approach, but pushes empirically and theoretically beyond the courts to investigate them as just one site or institution in a larger field of practice, symbolism and power.

The iCourts Doctoral Training programThe PhD recruited for the JustSites project will be enrolled in the Faculty of Law’s general doctoral training programme. Some of the requirements will however be fulfilled by participating in a specific iCourts’ research training programme that includes an intensive summer school.

The Faculty’s training programme provides PhD students with a general set of skills for developing their research and career, something that will also be supported by the supervisor of the PhD. This programme involves coursework, international networking, and a research visit at a relevant research institution abroad, as well as teaching tasks. For details and requirements, please see: www.jura.ku.dk/phd/english/

iCourts’ own research training programme is tailored specifically to provide PhD students with advanced research tools for exploring key issues related to international law, politics and society. The PhDs of JustSites will also be part of this programme that can be moulded to fit research on international criminal justice. The programme includes a research stay with iCourts and JustSites targeted collaborator, interdisciplinary supervision and the possibility of obtaining a dual-degree with one of our collaborators, subject to approval by the partner institution. PhD students at JustSites are expected to present their work at leading international conferences, participate actively in the centre’s activities and contribute to the centre’s overall research agenda. More information is available here.

The Faculty of Law offers supervision by highly qualified academics and provides an excellent opportunity to research contemporary legal issues in an intellectually stimulating environment.

Qualifications

Successful PhD candidates are required to

  • Actively engage in the research environment at the University of Copenhagen; participate in international conferences, courses and meetings relevant to their research project;
  • Comply with the formal requirements of the PhD programme; (http://jura.ku.dk/pdf/forskningsservice/phd/PhD-programme-curriculum.pdf/ )
  • Contribute to teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in Danish or English offered by the Faculty of Law
  • Conduct independent and high quality research under the supervision of a senior member of academic staff at the Faculty

Application procedureClick ’Apply now’ below to be taken to the online application form.

We advise you to have the following documents ready before you begin your online application:

  • Research project proposal. This should include the following: (1) objective(s) of the research, (2) major research questions, (3) review of relevant literature, (4) methodology to be applied in the research, and (5) a timetable that plans for all course requirements to have been met within three years. The project description must elaborate on the value of the proposed research project in terms of its relevance to existing and future research in the field (maximum 6 pages excluding bibliography). The document must be in Times New Roman, font size 12, spacing 1.5 and all margins (right, left, top and bottom) of 2 cm.
  • Curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages).
  • Diplomas and transcripts. Certified copies of original diploma(s) and transcripts (both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree) in the original language and an authorized English translation if they are issued in other language than English or Danish.
  • Grading scale. A certified explanation of grading scale in the original language and an authorized English translation if it is available in other language than English or Danish.
  • Supervisor. The name of a member of academic staff whom you wish to have assigned as your supervisor. You do not need to contact the supervisor but simply make a request in your application.
  • Letter of motivation. Explaining the choice of the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen as a host institution for the proposed project and outlines how the project fits within the research priorities at the Faculty (maximum 1 page).
  • Documentation of English level. Documentation of English level can for instance be documented by an excellent IELTS or TOEFL test.

Submit your application electronically in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian or English.

The recruitment processFollowing the application deadline the Dean will pre-select PhD applications that will proceed to the assessment stage upon the recommendation of the Selection Committee. Applicants are pre-selected for further assessment in line with the Faculty’s recruitment needs as described in this job advertisement. This is carried out based on the overall assessment of the applicant’s educational qualifications, the quality of the submitted research proposal and its relevance to the Faculty’s research agenda, and other relevant qualifications (e.g. relevant professional experience, any previous academic publications etc.).

All applicants are then notified by the HR Centre as to whether their application has proceeded to the assessment stage. This assessment is carried out by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants will be notified of the composition of the assessment committee. When the committee has completed its assessment, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the assessment. A number of qualified applicants will be invited for an interview.

General information

•Can be found on the Faculty’s website: http://jura.ku.dk/phd/english/

•Can be obtained by contacting the PhD administration by mail to phd@hrsc.ku.dk

Terms of employmentSuccessful candidates will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations and the Ministry of Finance concerning the salary of PhD students. If you are offered a PhD position, you will receive a regular monthly salary in accordance with Danish law and you will be entitled to an annual research budget. The Faculty does not provide accommodation.

Closing date for applicationsThe closing date for applications is 28 July 2019, 23:59 GMT +1.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. If all the required documents are not applied, your application will be rejected.

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

Interviews are expected to take place in September.

 

 

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Deadline: 28 July 2019
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Campus: Det Juridiske Fakultet
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PhD fellowship in Application and development of mass spectrometry for new treatments of skin cancer

Department of Pharmacy
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND)
University of Copenhagen

Department of Pharmacy is offering a three-year PhD fellowship in Application and development of mass spectrometry for new treatments of skin cancer. The PhD fellowship is financed by Independent Research Fund Denmark | Technology and Production Sciences. The fellowship is available from October 1st 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Project description
The aim of the project is the development of new treatments for non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). The use of mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) enables very detailed characterization of laser-mediated delivery of chemotherapeutical drugs to tumors with drug detection, localization and quantification fully integrated with histological classification of the tissue. This involves de-velopment of new quantitative MSI methods as well as a deeper characterization of the tumor tis-sue by MSI, identifying biomarker compounds for different types of healthy and tumor tissue. The knowledge obtained in these studies will be utilized in development of real-time tissue identifica-tion during laser surgery on skin cancer based on mass spectral data. The long-term goal is to pro-vide new treatments of skin cancer, which are based on laser-enhanced topical chemotherapy and mass spectrometry-guided precision laser removal of the tumor. The project takes place in close collaboration with Department of Dermatology, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen.

Principal supervisor
Associate professor, Christian Janfelt, Department of Pharmacy,

E-mail:  christian.janfelt@sund.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 3533 6557.

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

Required qualifications
As an applicant you must have:

  • Obtained a Master´s degree in chemistry, pharmacy, or related areas prior to the starting date
  • Fluency in English and excellent communication skills

Preferred qualifications

  • Practical experience with mass spectrometry, e.g. LC-MS or preferably mass spectrometry imaging will be considered a great advantage.
  • Knowledge of dermatology and/or cancer and/or multivariate statistical analysis will be considered an advantage.

Job description

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

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Your application must include:

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

The deadline for applications is 26 July 2019.

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

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

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

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

An answer as to the granting of the fellowship can be expected approx. 4 weeks after 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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Deadline: 26 July 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Pharmacy

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