We are offering a PhD scholarship in Science Education commencing March 1, 2019, or as soon as possible hereafter.
Description of the scientific environment
The PhD fellow will become part of the research project ‘Improving Quality of Laboratory Learning at University Level’ (IQ-Lab) which is a collaboration between Department of Pharmacy at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND) and Department of Science Education at the Faculty of Science (SCIENCE). The IQ-Lab project aims at providing teachers, researchers and curriculum designers with in-depth knowledge about
A. which competences students acquire from laboratory work,
The project is financed by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.
The project will provide the context and overall research questions of the PhD project. The PhD fellow will become a member of a project group consisting of one other PhD fellow and four senior researchers, who are affiliated with either Department of Pharmacy (SUND) or Department of Science Education (SCIENCE). A copy of the project description is available here: https://iqlab.sites.ku.dk/project-description/.
Please notice that there are two PhD projects in the IQ-Lab project. We encourage applicants to consider applying for both positions, if applicants would like to be considered for both. Further information about the other position announcement is available here: https://iqlab.sites.ku.dk.
The PhD fellow will be affiliated with the scientific environment at both the Department of Pharmacy and the Department of Science Education, and will be provided a workspace at both departments.
- Which factors influence pharmaceutical students’ acquisition of laboratory-related competences, and how can such competences be assessed?
Qualitative methods for data collection and analysis will be a central part of the research methods applied in the project. Although the overall research question is given, the PhD fellow will become highly included in the decision-making in the IQ-Lab project.
Principal supervisor is Professor Bente Gammelgaard, Department of Pharmacy, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. +45 3533 6415.
Secondary supervisors are Associate Professor Frederik V. Christiansen, Department of Science Education, e-mail: email@example.com or tel. +45 3137 9916 and Associate Professor Jan Alexis Nielsen, Department of Science Education, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. +45 3532 0361.
- 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 research.
- Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project.
- Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
- CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
- A certified/signed copy of Master of Science certificate. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do.
- Publication list (if possible).
Application deadline: 31 December 2018, 23.59 pm CET.
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.
The 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.
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: 31 December 2018
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Pharmacy
Post expires on Monday December 31st, 2018