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PhD fellowship in Big Data in dentistry – Artificial intelligence and machine learning optimizing detection and segmentation on dental X-rays

Department of Odontology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

A PhD fellowship is offered at Department of Odontology commencing on February 1st 2021 or as soon as possible.

The PhD student will be developing innovative and practical AI solutions in the field of dentistry. His/her particular responsibilities will be the analysis and pre-processing of dental X-rays, the development of an AI-based algorithm for the segmentation of dental structures, and validation using clinical data from the Department of Odontology. Results have the potential to be published in top journals in the field of dental imaging and medical image analysis.

Project description

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning have huge potential for dentistry, but have been used only in a few studies so far.

High precision data can be beneficial for general dental practice and for society as a whole. Merging dental data with other medical databases could provide a complete and individual health profile prior to treatment. AI can provide an immediate validated state-of-the-art interpretation of potential signs of diseases that can inform dentists during examination, diagnostics and treatment planning.

Big Data is a central theme in the research strategy at the Department of Odontology.

The project is based on the electronic patient file system used at the Department of Odontology, which includes at least 1.5 million digital X-rays, patient data from 270,000 persons and high-quality clinical images covering a 10-year period of patient flows. These unique data are ideal for the application of AI and machine learning in order to improve pre-, intra- and post-treatment data. This project will focus on dental variables on x-rays specifically within the field of cariology (decayed teeth) and endodontics (root treatments) and it will form part of a larger collaborative project covering Big Data.

The objectives of the PhD project include extraction of relevant x-ray images, optimizing the images for further data analyses (conversion and pre-processing) as well as labelling dental variables for pathological conditions and sequelae (i.e. carious lesion depths, presence of apical periodontitis, restoration outlines and root fillings). Identical procedures will cover key anatomical landmarks.

The PhD fellow will be expected to participate in the development and use of an artificial deep neural network for automatic segmentation of x-rays of healthy teeth vs. teeth with pathological conditions.

The overall objectives of the project:

  • Create new information by the development of algorithms to analyse x-rays and clinical data
  • Contribute to better personalized treatment (precision medicine)
  • Reduce the number of suboptimal dental treatments.

It is expected that a successful application of AI on dental data will provide an interactive platform enhancing the decision process in general dental practice.

Supervision

The project will be carried out under the supervision of:

  • Principal supervisor: Associate Professor PhD,  Dr Odont, DDS Lars Bjørndal, Department of Odontology, University of Copenhagen, Cariology and Endodontics.
  • Primary co-supervisor: Tenure Track Assistant Professor, PhD, Bulat Ibragimov, DIKU.
  • Additional co-supervisor: Associate Professor PhD, DDS, Azam Bakhshandeh, Department of Odontology, University of Copenhagen, Cariology and Endodontics.

Qualifications

The candidate must hold a Master’s degree of Computer Science and must document skills in image analysis, machine learning, and Python programming language. Experience working with dental x-rays, medical images and machine learning-based clinical decision making will be a great advantage.

It is a prerequisite that the candidate can be enrolled as a PhD student at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

Terms of employment

The employment is for a 3-year period, and full time (37 hrs/week). A stipend will cover the salary and standard courses for the 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). The candidate is required to perform assigned tasks in connection with teaching etc. up to 840 work hours during the period of employment.

Questions

For further information regarding the position, please contact Associate Professor Lars Bjørndal labj@sund.ku.dk

Application and deadline

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (motivation for applying including a description of the applicant’s research profile)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (collated into 1 file)
  • List of publications
  • Other relevant documents/information

The application must be sent electronically by clicking on the link below.

After the deadline, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. Applicants are 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 his/her assessment. You may read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk

Candidates who are already enrolled as PhD students at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences cannot apply for this position.

The closing date for applications is 25th October 2020

The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested in this post to apply.

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Deadline: 25 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Odontology
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Post expires on Sunday October 25th, 2020

PhD stipends in Mathematics, Department of Mathematical Sciences

A number of attractive PhD stipends in mathematics are available at Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen. 

The starting date for the stipends is in September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Your application and all supporting documents must be submitted no later than 15 November 2020.

About the Department of Mathematical Sciences

The department has about 50 permanent scientific staff members; around 45 PhD students and 35 postdocs. It has strong research groups in many areas of mathematics, and active PhD, postdoc, and visitor’s programs. Our building is located in central Copenhagen next to the central park Fælledparken. You can find more information about the department on its homepage https://www.math.ku.dk/english.

You can find more information about the PhD program on the homepage https://www.math.ku.dk/english/programmes/ph.d/.

Further information about working at Copenhagen University can also be obtained from https://ism.ku.dk/.

There will be a limited number of free PhD stipends in all areas of mathematics not attached to specific projects. You are welcome to contact any member of the department to discuss specific research projects.

In addition, there will be PhD stipends available in:

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 Mathematics 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 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). 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 Mathematics. 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 6,243 each, corresponding to DKK 299,664 (approx. €39,955).

‘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 219.79 (+ 12.5% holiday pay), corresponding to DKK 111,267 (approx. €14,835)

For further information about Part A please see:

https://www.science.ku.dk/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 32,078 (including pension contributions and supplement), corresponding to DKK 769,873 (approx. €102,650).Interview

Selected applicants might be asked to visit our department for an interview. The department will cover all (reasonable) expenses in connection with the interview.

Application Procedure

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

About your applicationTo apply you need to:Fill out and submit the online application form and upload the required files. Please read the instructions and the miniguide carefully before applying.  Please include

  • Cover Letter, describing the topic of the PhD project you are interested in 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),
  • 1-3 reference letters (if any)

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

The deadline for applications is 15 November 2020, 23:59 GMT +1.

Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered

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

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

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at https://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: 15 November 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Mathematical Sciences
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday November 15th, 2020

Postdoc of Applied Microbe-Plant-Arthropod Interactions

A postdoc position is available for 2.5 years to conduct research within applied microbe-plant-arthropod interactions. The main tasks will focus on a field experiment in strawberry fields in Denmark to be established in 2021-23, where selected beneficial fungi will be evaluated as root inoculants for their effects on overall plant health. Parameters measured include: i) Arthropod community above-ground; ii) Soil biodiversity (microorganisms and fauna); iii) Incidence of selected plant diseases; iv) Plant production and yield. Assessment of colonization by the fungal inoculum in soil and plants will be evaluated over time with implementation of specific microbiological and molecular methods. In addition, laboratory and greenhouse experiments are planned to study specific aspects of microbe-plant-arthropod interactions. The position is within the project EXCALIBUR – Exploiting the multifunctional potential of belowground biodiversity in horticultural farming (https://www.excaliburproject.eu/) funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 817946). The postdoc will therefore become part of the project network and be involved in coordination and collaboration with European partners. Materials and methods are shared within the consortium.

The successful candidate should have a relevant PhD within entomology, plant pathology, biological control, agronomy or similar subjects. Experience with conducting experimental fieldwork and field collections of biological samples will be an advantage. Knowledge of microbiological and/or molecular methods is not a requirement, but the candidate must have an interest in acquiring such skills. Driver’s license to car is required.

Apart from research within the EXCALIBUR project, the postdoc is expected to become involved in supervision and teaching of students. The post may also include performance of other duties.

The position is based within the Section for Organismal Biology at the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences: https://plen.ku.dk/english/research/organismal_biology/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor Nicolai V. Meyling by e-mail: nvm@plen.ku.dk or phone +45 3533 2666

The position is expected to start from 1st March 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.The starting salary is currently up to DKK 437.843 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.871). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Description of current and future research plans of relevance to the position
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of up to three relevant own papers

The deadline for applications is Sunday 15 November 2020, 23:59 GMT +1.

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

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

Interviews are expected be held on 7-11 Dec 2020.

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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: 15 November 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday November 15th, 2020

PhD stipends in Statistics and the mathematics of Insurance and Economics

A number of attractive PhD stipends in statistics and the mathematics of insurance and economics are available at Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen. 

The starting date for the stipends is in September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Your application and all supporting documents must be submitted no later later than 15 November 2020.

About the Department of Mathematical Sciences

The department has about 50 permanent scientific staff members; around 45 PhD students and 35 postdocs. It has strong research groups in many areas of mathematics, and active PhD, postdoc, and visitor’s programs. Our building is located in central Copenhagen next to the central park Fælledparken. You can find more information about the department on its homepage https://www.math.ku.dk/english.

You can find more information about the PhD program on the homepage https://www.math.ku.dk/english/programmes/ph.d/.

Further information about working at Copenhagen University can also be obtained from https://ism.ku.dk/.

All applicants entering the PhD program through this call will be affiliated with one of the two sections Insurance and Economics or Statistics and Probability Theory. You can find description of each of these sections at the Department research homepage.

There will be a limited number of free PhD stipends in all areas of mathematics not attached to specific projects. You are welcome to contact any member of the department to discuss specific research projects.

In addition, there will be PhD stipends available in:

  • interface of time series analysis and multivariate extreme value theory with emphasis on heavy-tailed distributions with Thomas Mikosch.
  • multivariate responses, dependence structures and partial observations (contact S. Ditlevsen, susanne@math.ku.dk).
  • time-series of functional data, e.g., daily observations of curves and surfaces (contact H. Sørensen, helle@math.ku.dk).

The two latter stipends are parts of the EU-funded Innovative Training Network EPOC: Economic Policy in Complex Environments, which aims at advancing the state-of-the-art and the applicability of computationally intensive methods for decision and policy analysis and at using these methods in the domains of climate change and innovation. Both will deal with development of advanced methods for statistical inference and for prediction in complex dynamic environments with endogenous regime changes and for the design and estimation of complex agent-based models. 

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 Actuarial Mathematics, Mathematics-Economics, or Statistics 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 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). 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 Actuarial Mathematics, Mathematics-Economics, or Statistics. 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 (SUbekendtgørelsen), 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 6,243 each, corresponding to DKK 299,664 (approx. €39,955).

‘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 219.79 (+ 12.5% holiday pay), corresponding to DKK 111,267 (approx. €14,835)

For further information about Part A please see: https://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 32,078 (including pension contributions and supplement), corresponding to DKK 769,873 (approx. €102,650).

Interview

Selected applicants might be asked to visit our department for an interview. The department will cover all (reasonable) expenses in connection with the interview.

Application Procedure

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

About your applicationTo apply you need to fill out and submit the online application form and upload the required files. Please read the instructions and the miniguide carefully before applying.  Please include

  • Cover Letter, describing the topic of the PhD project you are interested in 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),
  • 1-3 reference letters (if any)

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

The deadline for applications is 15 November 2020, 23:59 GMT +1.

Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered

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

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

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

APPLY NOW

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

Deadline: 15 November 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Mathematical Sciences
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday November 15th, 2020

PhD fellowship in in situ methods for the study of zoonotic influenza viruses at the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

We are offering a PhD fellowship on in situ methods for the study of zoonotic influenza viruses commencing 1 January 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Our group and research
The research group carries out research and teaching in the areas of enzootic and zoonotic viral infections in animals. The research focus on influenza infections in animals, focusing on zoonotic aspects of swine flu virus in the frame of a project FluZooMark (www.fluzoomark.com ) financed by Novo Nordisk Foundation, but do also carry out research on other viral infections in pigs and other production animals. The group consist of four researchers, two PhD. students, as well as two laboratory technicians. We are always very busy, but have a good working environment with lots of fun, cake club and flexible work assignments.

Project description

The aim of this PhD project is to establish in situ methods for the study of the pathogenesis of influenza A virus in pigs and laboratory animal models. The focus of the research is to identify factors that are important for the ability of influenza A virus in animals to cross the host barrier and infect humans. The main tasks will be establishment of state-of-the art methods for in situ characterisation of influenza virus with respect to tissue distribution, replication and transmission. Furthermore, the student will participate in establishment of animal models for the study of influenza A virus pathogenesis. You will work closely together with other PhD students and post docs at KU, DTU, Statens Serum Institute and at St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, USA. A research stay of minimum three months in USA is a mandatory part of the project – when the corona situation allows it. The project will be carried out in close cooperation with the pathology research group.

Principal supervisor is Professor Lars Erik Larsen, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, lael@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone +45 40998434. Co-supervisor is Professor Henrik Elvang Jensen, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.

Start:             1 January 2021

Duration:      3 years

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

  • 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 in another country
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Teach and disseminate your knowledge
  • Write a PhD thesis and scientific articles on the grounds of your project

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. MSc degree in veterinary medicine or similar. Interest- and experience in pathological techniques and in vivo models are an advantage.

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 pathology and virology
  • English in writing and orally

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the 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 with access to state-of-the art equipment to successfully complete the PhD tasks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline:  8 October 2020, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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: 8 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Institut for Veterinær- og Husdyrvidenskab

Phone:
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Post expires on Thursday October 8th, 2020

PhD fellowship in forensic veterinary pathology at the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD fellowship in forensic veterinary pathology commencing 1 January 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter.

About us

Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences provides skilled candidates and creates new knowledge in food safety, antibiotic resistance, animal models and welfare, immune system and lifestyle diseases. The department covers a wide spectrum of animal and human disease biology in close collaboration with other departments at the University of Copenhagen.

The research group of veterinary pathology is part of the section of Veterinary Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology and Pathology and its activities focus on the development of models for human and veterinary diseases in mammals together with the development of new diagnostic methods. This includes animal infectious diseases and welfare related lesions as well as laboratory related aspects.

Project description

The aim of this PhD project is to study the formation and maturation of granulation tissue in porcine wounds over time in order to assess the age of skin wounds in forensic pathology investigations. Age assessment of skin wounds is often requested in veterinary forensic cases. The age of wounds is central to a forensic investigation, as this in a judicial setting will be used to interpret the degree of negligence or in apportioning blame. However, the age assessment of wounds around the time of granulation tissue formation and the timing of maturation is based on incomplete scientific evidence.

The aim of the project is divided into the following two intermediate aims:

  • Development and characterization of an experimental, porcine, wound model. By studying experimental wounds, the formation and maturation of granulation tissue will be studied in order to age wounds ranging from a few days and up to several weeks, which is the period of importance in veterinary forensic cases. Moreover, the project aims to investigate if and how granulations tissue differs according to, e.g. anatomical location and complications of the wound and age of the animal.
  • Application of the results from the experimental work on wounds from forensic veterinary cases.

Job description

Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are to:

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Carry out forensic necropsies 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 and scientific articles on the grounds of your project

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project, e.g. MSc degree in veterinary medicine. In considering applications for the PhD fellowship, the main emphasis will be on the applicant’s experience within the area of veterinary pathology in mammals, especially with focus on experimental and forensic pathology on gross and histological basis. 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 forensic pathology
  • English in writing and orally

Principal supervisor is Professor Henrik Elvang Jensen, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, elvang@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone +45 35333100, Co-supervisor is Assistant professor Kristiane Barington.

Start:           1 January 2021

Duration:    3 years

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the 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 with access to state-of-the art equipment to successfully complete the PhD tasks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline:  8 October 2020, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Deadline: 8 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Institut for Veterinær- og Husdyrvidenskab

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PhD fellow in Human-Centered Computing

Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in ethical approaches to AI commencing 01.02.2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment
The position will be within the Human Centered Computing section (HCC). We are a highly interdisciplinary group that conducts research within the areas of Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing and related fields. Our section aspires to be a top research environment that bridges technology, theory, and empirical studies. We regularly publish at top ACM conferences such as CHI, CSCW, UIST, and UBICOM and HCI journals such as TOCHI, JCSCW and HCI. We also publish in interdisciplinary venues such as the Big Data & Society journal as well as across venues in humanities and social sciences.

The PhD position will be part of the cross-sectional Confronting Data research group and researchers working issues of AI and ethics, which also include researchers from the Software, Data, People & Society section as well as other sections across DIKU. The PhD position offers opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborative engagement with researchers in the faculties of Humanities and Law as well.

Project description
The rapid evolution of a broad range of intelligent and autonomous systems (AI) brings with it hopes for a better world and deep concerns about potential negative consequences. It is clear that an ethical approach to the design and development of AI technologies has to encompass both social and technical aspects. How can we ensure that society can derive maximum benefit from AI technologies, while limiting the potential for negative consequences? This PhD will research how existing ethical principles can be incorporated into the design and development of AI technologies including an interrogation of the onto- and epistemological assumptions that underlie technological design and development. The project will investigate which principles are more tenable than others and what a creatively re-imagined ethical approach to AI development might look like in practice. This will require an investigation and assessment of both contemporary and historical approaches with attention to the values and motivations of actors within these schemes. Frameworks and practices will be examined as cultural products rooted in, enacting and disseminating the values of their producers. The project will utilise an interdisciplinary, didactic, and creative critical praxis-oriented approach at the intersection of human-computer interaction, creative computing and data ethics.

Principal supervisor is Professor Irina Shklovski, Department of Computer Science, ias@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 a relevant area with good results and good English skills. A multidisciplinary background that spans AI development and the humanities/arts is preferred. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any), documentation of creative technological output (if any) and experience with artist’s residency addressing relevant topics (if any).

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 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). 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
•    Statement of purpose including a research question and the main goals of the proposed project and detailing your motivation and background for applying.
•    CV
•    Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
•    Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)•    1-3 reference letters (if any)

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 28 October 2020, 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 https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Questions
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Irina Shklovski, Department of Computer Science, ias@di.ku.dk . General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at https://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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Deadline: 28 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Computer Science
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Post doctoral fellow in mass spectrometry based proteomics investigation of tyrosine kinase signaling in cardiac arrhythmias

A highly attractive postdoctoral position is available in the Cardiac Proteomics group (Lundby lab) at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

About the group

Our group works in the intersection of two scientific disciplines: molecular cardiac physiology and high resolution proteomics technology. In the interface between these two disciplines novel mechanistic insight on molecular regulatory mechanisms of the heart can be achieved. Cardiac proteomics allows for unbiased investigations of protein and signaling changes taking place in cardiac tissue. The efforts undertaken aim at uncovering a deep molecular understanding of the changes in hearts exposed to various perturbations ultimately allowing us to identify novel pharmaceutical targets for cardiac disease intervention.

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to investigate the protein signaling changes in cardiac arrhythmias, with particular emphasis on phosphotyrosine signaling.

Job Description

The post doctoral fellow will use quantitative phosphoproteomics based approaches to identify the molecular changes in cardiac arrhythmias in an unbiased manner using animal models and patient biopsies. The specific research areas that this fellow will be driving include:

  • Quantitative phosphoproteomics experiments
  • Analysis of phosphotyrosine signaling pathways in hearts
  • In-vivo investigation of signaling effects of cardio-toxic cancer drugs
  • Applying various biochemical and molecular biology approaches for functional follow-up experiments on identified phosphorylation sites.
  • Day-to-day planning, execution and analysis of experimental work.

Qualifications

  • Holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry, or a closely related field
  • Good communication skills in English, both oral and written
  • Ambitious, creative, independent and self-driven
  • Hands on skills and expert knowledge in one or more of the following areas will be an advantage:
    • State of the art mass spectrometry based proteomics and phosphoproteomics
    • Previous experience in cell signaling pathways/network analysis
    • Profound knowledge of cell biology and/or biochemical methods
    • Prior experience with handling primary cardiac cells
    • Computational analysis of large scale proteomics data
    • Prior experience within molecular cardiac research

The preferred applicant should have an excellent academic track record, solid research experience and be highly motivated to deploy diverse experimental strategies to extract novel findings of importance to cardiac (patho)physiology. Previous research experience in a competitive environment is required.

Our environment
The candidate will be part of the Cardiac Proteomics group led by Professor Lundby at the Department of Biomedical Sciences and affiliated with the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The successful candidate will be working in a team of scientists across multiple scientific fields focused on improving our molecular understanding of cardiac pathophysiologies. Our facilities include state-of-the-art laboratories and core facilities and the position provides a unique opportunity to develop expertise in state-of-the-art quantitative mass spectrometry, data analysis of large datasets and integration of matched large-scale datasets. Striving for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility, we offer creative, friendly and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and strong scientific environment where you get the opportunity to plan your work independently to further your professional and personal development.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

Workplace and period of employment
Workplace is located at Maersk Tower, The Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The period of employment is 2 years. Suggested start date is January 1st 2021

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Lundby: alicia.lundby@sund.ku.dk.You can read more about Cardiac Proteomics Group at www.lundbylab.com

You can read more about the Department of Biomedical Sciences at www.bmi.ku.dk

You can read more about Center for Protein Research at www.cpr.ku.dk

Application procedure
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an online application via https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/ or by clicking “APPLY NOW” below no later than October 29th 2020.The File Must IncludeApplications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. Attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The application should contain:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Relevant diplomas (an official translation into English)
  • List of publications
  • Contact details for two referees

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline 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 Appointments 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 www.employment.ku.dk

The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position.

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.

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Deadline: 29 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Biomedicinsk Institut
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Postdoc in Comparative Pediatrics at Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

We seek to appoint a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a 2 year post doc position at the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences from 1 January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is expected to cover research in comparative paediatrics with special focus on cellular and molecular pediatrics.

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

Our research
We offer a highly international, diverse and interdisciplinary environment in the Section of Comparative Pediatrics and Nutrition. We perform research and teaching related to physiology, development, nutrition and disease in both farm animals and human infants and children. Our work extends from basic in vitro studies on cells and tissues (gut cell lines, primary blood and immune cells, and tissues with various analytical techniques and omics technologies), over animal model studies (mainly in piglets), to intervention and cohort studies of infants at hospitals (growth, gut, brain, immunity, microbiota). The wide range of methodologies requires interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork among group members with widely different academic backgrounds (from basic biology to veterinary/human medicine).

The current position focus on understanding the mechanisms of disease before and after birth. We will study how prenatal, nutritional and microbial factors influence development of cells and organs in infants, and try to explain why newborns are susceptible to infections and how to improve their health status with interventions. This is done using in vitro cell and ex vivo blood and tissue studies from animals and humans, animal studies and clinical trials together with various analytical techniques (ELISA, qPCR and -omics (transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, epigenomics), to characterize organ development in response to neonatal diseases and treatments.

Your job
We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic scientists with the following essential experience and skills:

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD degree within Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related area
  • You are experienced in working with developmental cell biology, using in vivo models of disease
  • You have strong laboratory-based skills related to immunology, metabolism, biochemistry, microbiology, and particularly omics techniques
  • You have experience with handling big data, data analysis and bioinformatics
  • You have experience with laboratory supervision
  • You have experience with national/international grant applications
  • You have a strong international publication record within the field

General desirable experience and skills:

  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in neonatal health
  • You are well-organized, self-motivated, result-oriented and capable of working independently in a collaborative setting
  • You have strong analytical communication and computer skills
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English, communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • You have experience in coordination of research projects and scientific interaction
  • Experience with in vitro cell models and neonatal animal models
  • You have experience with project management

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen. You should be willing to work time at the labs of collaborating research partners nationally and/or internationally.  We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and animal facilities and a close connection to national and international hospitals.

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 2 years. Starting date is 1 January 2021 or after agreement.

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

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

The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of 2020.

Questions
For further information please contact Professor Per Torp Sangild; pts@sund.ku.dk; or Associate Professor Duc Ninh Nguyen; dnn@sund.ku.dk; www.sund.ku.dk

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

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

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

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

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

4. List of publications.

Application deadline: 8 October 2020, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

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

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: 8 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Institut for Veterinær- og Husdyrvidenskab
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PhD positions in active galactic nuclei and time-domain astrophysics and cosmology

DARK, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen are offering several PhD studentships in transient astrophysics, active galactic nuclei, and/or cosmology. Candidates interested in active galactic nuclei should commence ca. April-June 2021. All other candidates are to commence on a date agreed upon.

About DARK
DARK’s areas of research include, but are not limited to: theoretical and observational investigations of dark matter and dark energy, quasars, black holes, supernovae, cosmic dust, particle astrophysics, and gravitational lensing. Several new initiatives focus specifically on the theory and observations of astrophysical transients, including gravitational waves. You can read more about DARK here: http://dark.nbi.ku.dk

Project description
We are looking for talented and highly motivated students who are interested in theoretical and observational astrophysics and cosmology, partly in the area of transient or variable sources such as supernovae, tidal disruption events, gravitational waves, kilonovae and active galactic nuclei.

PhD positions are available in the following scientific areas:

  • dust formation and destruction in and around supernovae
  • cosmographic tests of the cosmological metric – implications for understanding cosmic acceleration
  • the nature of gravitationally lensed (or other peculiar) transients/supernovae
  • tidal disruption of stars and other exotic phenomena around supermassive black holes
  • gas and stellar dynamics, supermassive black hole mass measurements, black hole fuelling
  • high-redshift galaxies with James Webb Space Telescope
  • big data analysis and machine learning in large scale astronomical surveys

PhD students will also be trained in paper and proposal writing, transient survey strategies, massive data handling, presentation techniques, and using super-computing facilities. Students will have the possibility to actively engage in transient surveys such as the Pan-STARRS Young Supernova Experiment as well as modern observational facilities such as the Hubble Space Telescope, the ESO Very Large Telescope, the Atacama Large Millimeter Array, and future facilities such as the James Webb Space Telescope, Vera C. Rubin Observatory / Legacy Survey of Space and Time, Euclid, or the Nordic Optical Telescope Transient Explorer. PhD students will have guaranteed access to a high-performance computing cluster, fully reserved to DARK scientists.

The principal supervisors are professors Christa Gall, Jens Hjorth and Marianne Vestergaard. Candidates interested in active galactic nuclei are recommended to contact M. Vestergaard before applying. PhD students at DARK have the opportunity to also work with DARK’s other senior or post-doctoral researchers, as well as many international collaborators. For more about DARK’s staff, see https://dark.nbi.ku.dk/people/

Job description
The positions are available for 3–5 years depending on the seniority of the student. The key tasks of a PhD student are to:

  • manage and carry out research projects
  • attend PhD courses
  • write scientific articles and PhD thesis
  • disseminate their research
  • conduct an extended stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • help teach bachelor and master student courses

Evaluation criteria
The majority of successful applicants have an undergraduate degree (equivalent to BSc or MSc) in physics, astrophysics or computer science with strong academic performance. A research background in astrophysics is very helpful, although research experience in other fields may also be valuable. We look for strong letters of recommendation and will also base our decisions on a careful reading of the submitted cover letters: Our goal is to identify motivated, driven, and enthusiastic students who are well prepared to thrive in an exciting research environment, and who will make the best use of the particular strengths and opportunities at DARK.

DARK is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to background, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or age.

Formal requirements
Applicants should hold a BSc or MSc degree in physics, astrophysics or computer science with excellent results and good English skills.

Questions
For specific information about the PhD scholarships, please contact the relevant principal supervisors, Christa Gall, christa@dark-cosmology.dk; Jens Hjorth, jens@dark-cosmology.dk; and Marianne Vestergaard, mvester@nbi.ku.dk

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

Please include (as PDF files)

  • Cover letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for a PhD project. Please indicate if you have a preference for a specific research topic (max 2 pages)
  • CV (preferably 2, max 3 pages)
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc if applicable)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g., list of publications (if any; max 1 page)
  •  2 reference letters

The deadline for applications is 15 November 2020, 23:59 GMT +1. Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered.

Terms of employment 3-year PhD: For PhD students with a MSc degree, the starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 309,109 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 42,699). PhD students with a MSc degree are employees at the University of Copenhagen and as such have full vacation benefits (6 weeks per year), access to generous parental leave, and full social and health benefits (also for partners/family). More on employment conditions in Denmark: https://ism.ku.dk/.

4-5 years PhD: Scholarship and terms of employment for integrated MSc and PhD
The positions are also available for candidates who are eligible to be enrolled as a MSc student. For further information about the study programme please see: www.science.ku.dk/phd, “Study Structures”.

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 at each DKK 5,839 during the period of their MSc and PhD studies, corresponding to DKK 280,272.

‘Duty work’ (items listed under the Job Description): 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’ as part of their employment. 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 202.64 (+ 12.5% holiday pay), corresponding to DKK 102,586.50.

For further information about Part A please see: https://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 28,955.15 (including pension contributions and supplement), corresponding to DKK 694,923.

Additional information about the recruitment process is available at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

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

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Deadline: 15 November 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
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Postdoc – in colloidal microstructure-rheology relationships

The Department of Food Science is offering a 1- year post-doc position in colloidal microstructure-rheology relationships.  The research at the Department of Food Science has the mission to contribute with new solutions for society and industry to support sustainable food production, food security and safety as well as the production of high-quality food promoting human health and wellbeing. The Department of Food Science is recognized for excellence in food research, education, and industrial collaborations. The Department is an international workplace with English as the primary working language.

The Position

You will be a part of the Ingredient and Dairy Technology section, which has engaged in a multi-partner collaboration project with both industrial and academic partners. The project aims to develop a new colloidal fuel system for the maritime sector based on ethanol and biopolymers. Ethanolic solutions or suspensions of bio-polymers can serve as fuel for ships  to de-carbonize the shipping transport sector.  The position involves advanced characterization of formulations of newly developed fuel candidates. The candidate is expected to conduct experimental research on microstructure-rheology relationships in colloidal and nanoparticle dispersions using techniques such as rheology, x-ray/neutron and light scattering and allied methods of colloid and nanoscience. Thus, the applicant must have qualifications in one or preferably more of the following areas:

  • Colloidal characterization of formulations and materials
  • Chemical characterization of bio-materials
  • Rheological characterization of complex fluids
  • Scattering techniques based on x-rays, neutrons and light

The postdoc’s duties will include research as well as teaching/supervision of students. The position may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor Jens Risbo (jri@food.ku.dk, tel 35 33 32 24).

The position is open from 1st January 2021 or after agreement.

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

Terms of employment

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

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

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 437.843 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.871). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

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

The deadline for applications is 4 October 2020, 23:59 GMT +1

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

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

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Deadline: 4 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: FOOD
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Postdoc: Lactate receptor GPR81 in tumor growth, metastatis and anticancer immunity

A three-year postdoc position is available from 1 Jan 2020 in an interdisciplinary project entitled “Targeting the lactate receptor GPR81 to reduce tumor growth and metastasis and restore anticancer immunity”. Lactate produced by tumors, long considered just a waste product, is now known to function as a signaling molecule acting through the specific G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) GPR81, also known as HCAR1. GPR81 is highly upregulated in many tumor types, and GPR81 depletion limits cancer cell growth, invasiveness, and chemotherapy resistance. Based on extensive pilot data, this project will use state-of-the-art methodologies to test the hypothesis that GPR81 blockade is an attractive means to reduce tumor growth and metastasis formation and restore anticancer immunity.

Research environment

The project is a collaboration between Prof. Stine F. Pedersen, Dept. of Biology, University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and the groups of Prof. Albin Sandelin, BRIC, Assoc. Prof. Marie Kveiborg, BRIC, UCPH, and Prof. Thue Schwartz, Novo Nordisk Center for Basic Metabolic Research, UCPH. The candidate will be based in the Pedersen group and will interact closely with the other groups. All the groups are located within 10 minutes walking distance in the Northern Campus of the University of Copenhagen. The Pedersen group is a dynamic international research environment, comprising postdocs, PhD students, research assistants, technician, and undergraduate students. Collectively, the four groups comprise a very strong team with all the necessary skills and state-of-the-art techniques.

Project and specific qualifications

The candidate will be the main coordinator of the project and will be responsible for cell biological models, patient tissue analyses, and mouse in vivo experiments. The former will include analyses of transcriptional control of GPR81, as well as its downstream signaling pathways in cancer cells. The latter will include a series of syngeneic and transgenic mouse tumor models of relevant cancer types. In addition to the impact of GPR81 on tumor growth and metabolism, a key question will be which cell types in the tumor microenvironment express particularly high GPR81 levels, and whether, and if so how, these cell types contribute to disease development.

The ideal candidate has strong hands-on experience with mouse cancer models. Furthermore, he/she must have robust knowledge of mammalian cell culture and molecular biology approaches. A broad background knowledge in cancer research and interest in bioinformatics and/or cancer metabolism or GPCRs is an advantage. Finally, he/she is independent and driven, and has a passion for interdisciplinary work.

The candidate must have a PhD in a life science field, with a documented track record of excellent scientific publications. Excellent written and spoken English is a strong requirement. The candidate must have the ability to work autonomously as well as in a team.    

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

The position is open from 1 Jan 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.  

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

Terms of employment 

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

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

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 437,843 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74,871).

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

Please include, as one single file:  

  • Letter of motivation, explaining your interest and suitability for the position
  • Curriculum vita 
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)  
  • Complete publication list 
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers
  • 2-3 letters of recommendation 

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

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

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

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Deadline: 1 November 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Biology
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PhD fellowship in Drug Delivery of Biopharmaceuticals: Delivery system design for in vivo translation

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

We are offering a three-year PhD fellowship in of drug delivery. The Department of Pharmacy is offering a three-year PhD fellowship in Drug Delivery of Biopharmaceuticals in the Center for Biopharmaceuticals and Biobarriers in Drug Delivery (BioDelivery). The PhD fellowship is financed by the Novo Nordisk Foundation Grand Challenge Program. The fellowship is available from 15th December 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Project description

The demand for peptide and protein therapeutics that can be used without injection is increasing. However, due to the structural properties of such biopharmaceuticals, it is extremely challenging to design drug delivery systems suitable for efficient delivery of therapeutic doses of, e.g., peptides after oral administration. Despite recent progress in the field of oral peptide delivery, there is still an unmet need to improve the translation from findings obtained in vitro to in vivo investigations.

This interdisciplinary project will address the translation of promising findings from exploratory preclinical experiments to findings in vivo. The project aims to design and critically evaluate drug delivery systems/dosage forms intended for oral peptide delivery and suitable for in vivo tests: The hypothesis is that improving this knowledge will optimize the drug candidate selection process and increase the possibilities for selection of safe and efficient peptide delivery systems for future clinical tests. Design, characterization in vitro, as well as assessment in vivo will be done under the 3R-principles.

Principal supervisor
Professor Hanne Mørck Nielsen, Department of PharmacyE-mail: hanne.morck@sund.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 3533 6346

Our group and research

In BioDelivery embedded in the Drug Delivery and Biophysics of Biopharmaceuticals group comprising four senior scientists, more than 12 junior researchers, as wells as several undergraduate and visiting students at Department of Pharmacy, we focus on the design and development of optimal drug delivery systems with a focus on biopharmaceuticals, specifically peptides and proteins, used for e.g. metabolic diseases or infections. Our research spans from physico-chemical and biophysical analysis, to biomembrane interactions and design of advanced drug delivery systems, to assessment of the efficacy in cell culture models and animals. We aim to gain and explore detailed, fundamental, and mechanistic understanding of the challenges associated with biopharmaceuticals when administered via injectable and non-injectable routes.

Our department

The mission of Department of Pharmacy is to advance the pharmaceutical sciences by performing drug-related research and research-based teaching in topics including pharmaceutical technology and formulation, drug delivery, advanced drug analysis, and clinical and social pharmacy.

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

Job description
Your key tasks as a PhD fellow at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences are to:

  • 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 institution, preferably abroad
  • 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
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your research project

Required qualifications
As an applicant you must have:

  • Qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences, molecular biology, biochemistry, or related areas prior to the starting date
  • Fluency in English and excellent communication skills
  • The ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment

Preferred qualifications
We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a background in pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical engineering, or similar. Experience in drug delivery system design and preparation, handling relevant in vivo models, microscopic, and histological techniques will be preferred. The candidate must be able to work independently, but shall also interact with a multidisciplinary project group involved in many aspects of studying and evaluating drug delivery. Extensive training in the relevant disciplines will be provided.

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

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 to the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences.

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

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

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 DKK 27,594 (approx. 3,679 EUR) (taxable) plus pension (April 2020 level).

Questions

For further information, applicants may contact the principal supervisor Hanne Mørck Nielsen, e-mail: hanne.morck@sund.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 3533 6346 or PhD coordinator 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

Your application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking “Apply now” below and must include the following documents in PDF format:

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  • CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • Diploma and transcripts of records: Master´s degree diploma (including grade transcripts for bachelor´s and master´s degrees). If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do. Applicants with a Master´s degree from abroad should also enclose a short description of the grading scale used
  • Publication list (if possible)
  • Other information to consider: References and recommendations (if possible)

The deadline for applications is 21st October 2020, 23.59pm CET

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

The further process

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorised 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.

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

Interviews are expected to be held in week 46-48 (from 9th November-27th November).

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

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

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Deadline: 21 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Pharmacy
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PhD fellowship in beneficial plant-microbe interactions

A PhD fellowship is available at the DynaMo Center, a Center of Excellence within plant biology funded by the Danish National Research Foundation (www.dynamo.ku.dk). The Center is located at the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The position commences 1 January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of scientific environment
In our department, focus is on plants, microorganisms and the environment as a basis for sustainable production of food and other biological products. Research and teaching cover natural resources, agriculture, biotechnology and synthetic biology from the molecular level to the ecosystem level.

The PhD student will be based in the research group of Professor Barbara Ann Halkier, who recently received distinguished investigator grant of 10 mill from the Novo Nordic Foundation to decipher molecular mechanisms of root-microbe interactions from a plant perspective.

Project description
A biotechnological solution to sustainably increase food supply is to integrate beneficial microbes into agricultural production. Harnessing plant microbiome is regarded a cornerstone in the next green revolution. The root microbiome composition is largely determined by the soil inoculum, with a distinct contribution from the host. Our goal is to understand the underlying molecular mechanisms by which plants select microbial traits as well as the physiological significance of the establishment of these (beneficial) interactions.

The tasks will be diverse and include:

  • Screening and identification of beneficial microorganisms for nutrient delivery and disease resistance in selected soils
  • Screening chemical cues for establishment of beneficial plant-microbe interaction
  • Mechanistic studies with Arabidopsis mutants
  • Translation of the finding to Brassica crops.

We are seeking a competent, highly qualified, talented PhD student who is enthusiastic about the opportunity to advance his/her skills in plant-microbe interactions for improving plant health and nutrition. Outstanding candidates wishing to be trained in are cordially invited to apply.

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

  • Manage and carry through your research project
  • Publish in international peer-reviewed journals
  • Participate in conferences
  • Teach, supervise BSc and MSc students, and disseminate your research

Qualification requirements

  • A MSc in Biology-Biotechnology, Biology, Ecology, Agronomy or a closely relate field
  • A strong motivation for the application
  • Excellent written and spoken English

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates
Special importance will be attached to applicants having the following professional and personal qualifications:

  • Documented laboratory experience within molecular plant biology and/or molecular microbiology
  • Expertise and/or strong interest in beneficial plant microbe interaction
  • Experience with microbiome sequencing will be an advantage
  • Well-developed collaborative skills

Emphasis for selecting the successful candidate will laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Contact: Professor Barbara Ann Halkier, email bah@plen.ku.dk, phone (+45) 35 33 33 42.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/.

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

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.The starting salary is currently up to DKK 430.569 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 73.627). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • Curriculum vita
  • Diplomas (exam scores, Master degree or equivalent)
  • Contact information for three reference persons

The deadline for applications is 1 November 2020 at 23:59 GMT +1.

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

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

Interviews will be held on shortly after the deadline.

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Deadline: 1 November 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
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PhD fellow in Crop root growth and nitrogen physiology

Department of Plant and Environmental Science, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Crop root growth and nitrogen physiology commencing 01.01.2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment
The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences conducts fundamental research and has a strong focus on applying basic science to solve real world challenges, primarily within the plant, soil and environmental sciences. Research and teaching cover natural resources, agriculture, biotechnology and synthetic biology from the molecular level to the ecosystem scale.

The research group Crop Physiology and Production Systems aims to do research focusing on plant growth and quality at the crop, crop rotation, and cropping system level. We work with the development of plants for food, feed, and biomass production. Optimization of crop production and quality include improvement of plant potential through breeding, based on studies of genetic diversity including new crop species. More information about the research group is available at: 

https://plen.ku.dk/english/research/crop_sciences/crop_physiol_prod/

Project description
The project deals with genotypic differences in nitrogen and water use efficiency in crops, primarily winter wheat. The nitrogen and water use efficiency will be studied in field grown crops, including studies in the semi-field root phenotyping facility RadiMax. Different aspects of nitrogen and water use efficiency will be studied through analysis of root growth, and by use of natural isotopic enrichment and isotopic labelling techniques. The PhD study is part of the OptiCrop and RadiBooster projects, where we work together with other partners in plant genomics, machine learning, molecular plant N physiology and with commercial plant breeders.

Principal supervisor is Professor Kristian Thorup-Kristensen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, ktk@plen.ku.dk, Direct Phone: 35332216.

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 Agronomy or a similar relevant education, with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on relevant work experience with field studies and the techniques to be employed in the study.

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 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). 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
  • 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)
  • 1-3 reference letters (if any)

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 19 October 2020, 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 https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Questions
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Kristian Thorup-Kristensen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, ktk@plen.ku.dk, Direct Phone: 35332216.General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at https://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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Deadline: 19 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences

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PhD fellowship in Molecular Mechanisms of Host-pathogen Interactions at Centre for Medical Parasitology Department of Immunology & Microbiology

We are offering a PhD fellowship in Molecular Mechanisms of Host-pathogen Interactions commencing 1 January 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Our group and research
The PhD studies will be undertaken as part of the DISCOVERY team, which is part of the research cluster Centre for Medical Parasitology. We investigate the molecular aspects of the interaction between host and parasite during human malaria infection and aim to utilize this knowledge to understand malaria disease progression and develop new adjunct therapies and vaccines against malaria.

Our work is focused on molecular characterization of the host-parasite interactions mediated by the Plasmodium falciparum variant protein families PfEMP1 and RIFIN, which are expressed on the surface of the infected erythrocytes where they interact with human receptors on endothelial and immune cells. Our work spans from analyses of patient samples to structural resolution of protein-protein interactions.

Project description

In the present project, the PhD candidate is expected to develop and adapt protein biophysical methods and tools as well as protein structure resolution techniques to study how full-length PfEMP1 and RIFINs bind their human receptors. The expected methodologies include membrane-mimetic studies e.g. using nanodiscs and protein structure-function studies e.g. by assessing wild-type vs mutated protein using SPR and cryoEM.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Thomas Lavstsen, Department of Immunology & Microbiology thomasl@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 353-27213.

Start:                    1 January 2021

Duration:             3 years as a PhD student

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

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. Biochemistry.

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience, preferably with experience in recombinant protein design and production, nanodisc formation, and protein structure resolution by CryoEM.
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in structural biology, protein biophysical techniques and infectious disease
  • Language skills

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Centre for Medical Parasitology, Department of Immunology & Microbiology, 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 access to SUNDs core facilities. International collaboration is central to our activities.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline:  4 October 2020, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in week 46 and 47

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Deadline: 4 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Institut for Immunologi og Mikrobiologi
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PhD Positions in the Center for Chromosome Stability (CCS)

Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine University of Copenhagen

The Center for Chromosome Stability (CCS) is a Center of Excellence based in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM), University of Copenhagen that is funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. Following the successful renewal of funding for the CCS until mid 2025, we wish to recruit up to 5 talented and motivated PhD students to conduct high level research within one of the research groups in the center. These positions are fully funded. The general focus of CCS is to understand the mechanisms underlying the maintenance of genome stability in eukaryotic cells in a variety of contexts, from embryogenesis to cancer development, with the ultimate aim of developing strategies to improve human health. The successful applicants will learn a wide range of methodologies and technologies in the fields of biochemistry, molecular/cellular biology, high content screening systems and advanced microscopy. Further details of the research undertaken in each CCS research group can be found on the CCS website (http://www.ccs.ku.dk).

The following PhD project areas will be available in 2021:

  • Eva Hoffmann – Genome instability in mammalian germ cells and embryos (collaboration with the Lisby and Hickson groups).
  • Michael Lisby – Genome-wide analysis of meiotic recombination (collaboration with the Hoffmann group).
  • Ying Liu – Analysis genome instability induced by folate deficiency.
  • Niels Mailand – Charting signaling in chromosome stability using CRISPR- and proteomics-based screens (collaboration with the Hickson group).
  • Luis Toledo – Genomic stability maintenance during cell proliferation.

Applicants should indicate in their motivation letter which of the CCS groups (up to two) they would prefer to join.

Job description The key tasks of a PhD fellow in the CCS are as follows: 

  • Carry out and complete an independent research project under the supervision of one or more of the CCS group leaders.
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approximately 30 ECTS points.
  • Write reports, scientific articles and a PhD thesis on the basis of your research project.
  • Spend a period of research training in at least one other laboratory outside of the University of Copenhagen, preferably abroad, in order to broaden your research experience.
  • Obtain experience with teaching within the ICMM curriculum and/or other types of dissemination activities related to your PhD project.
  • Participate in national and international congresses and scientific meetings. 

Candidate Profile
We are looking for highly motivated individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a related area of biology, biochemistry, chemistry or biophysics at the time of commencing the position.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, including the ability to work well in international academic settings.
  • Ability to work in a team of multidisciplinary scientists, and the potential to work independently.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

Other relevant credentials are:

  • Strong academic record
  • Work experience in relevant areas
  • A track record of publication-standard research
  • Good time-management skills

Research environment
The CCS provides an international quality research environment to train young researchers. The working language of the CCS is English.

Place of employment
The place of employment is at Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer a creative and stimulating working atmosphere in a dynamic and international research environment. More details can be found at: https://icmm.ku.dk/english/.

Terms of employment and employment
The employment period for the PhD is 3 years, although it is possible to be employed as a Research Assistant while waiting to register for the PhD. The starting date is by agreement anytime in 2021. The post is conditional upon successful enrolment in the PhD school at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the candidate in consultation with project supervisors.

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 27,594 DKK /approx. 3,704 EUR (April 2020-level) plus pension.

Questions
General information about PhD programs at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available at the Graduate School’s website: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/guidelines/. Specific questions related to CCS and the procedures for registering as a PhD student should be addressed to Elin Ølgaard by email (ee@sund.ku.dk). Questions concerning project details can be addressed to the relevant group leader.

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

  • A CV including the details of education/qualifications, work experience, language skills and other relevant skills.
  • A motivation letter of application (max. two pages).
  • 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 be required.
  • A publication list (if possible).

Application deadline: 25 October 2020, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

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

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7850 students, 1700 PhD students and 4800 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: 25 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday October 25th, 2020

Postdoc in small RNAs in plants

The Brodersen lab is opening a 2-year position as a post doctoral researcher at the Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, to advance our understanding of small RNA-guided gene regulation in plants. The project is funded by the European Research Council, and will have particular focus on understanding mechanistic aspects of small RNA amplification via RNA-dependent RNA Polymerase and ARGONAUTE proteins.

The laboratory is placed in Copenhagen Biocenter in central Copenhagen, and has an international atmosphere with 15 researchers from several different countries.

We are looking for a candidate with a Phd degree in plant molecular biology. The candidate must document successful PhD studies by first-author manuscripts published or in review in major scientific journals. In case no publications have been accepted at the time of application, deposition of manuscripts to be published at a pre-print server is expected. Prior experience with research on small RNAs is an advantage for this position.

The postdoc’s duties will include research on small non-coding RNA in plants as well as teaching/supervision. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Peter Brodersen, pbrodersen@bio.ku.dk

The position is open from 23 November 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

Terms of employment

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

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

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 437.843 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.871). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • 1-page Curriculum vitae
  • 1-page letter describing your qualifications and motivation to apply
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 1 October 2020 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

Interviews will be held in late October and early November 2020.

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

Deadline: 1 October 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Biology
Phone:
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Post expires on Thursday October 1st, 2020

PhD scholarship on platform workers in the project The Digital Economy at Work, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship at the Employment Relations Research Centre (FAOS, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, with a focus on platform workers and the general labour market. Employment is expected to start on 1st of January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The PhD scholarship is part of the research project “The Digital Economy at Work: Integration and Segmentation in Hybrid Labour Markets”, which is headed by Associate Prof Anna Ilsøe and Associate Prof. Trine P. Larsen. The PhD project examines platform workers and their career trajectories before and beyond working on the platform. Does platform work act as a stepping-stone or trap for the individual worker on the labour market? The project draws on quantitative research methods including quantitative analysis of admin register data and survey data. It is funded by The Velux Core Group Program (The Velux Foundations) and runs for the period 2020-2023.

Qualifications
The successful applicant is expected to have a

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in sociology or related social sciences,
  • Experience with working with administrative registers (such as the Danish Administrative Registers)
  • Proven skills in quantitative analysis of large data sets (regression analysis, latent class analysis etc.)
  • English language skills
  • Danish language skills

Previous experience in the field of labour market sociology is an advantage, but not a requirement.

Opportunities
The successful applicant will be part of the core group research team, which includes Associate Prof. Anna Ilsøe (PI), Associate Prof. Trine Larsen (PI), Associate Prof. Jakob Demant, Prof. Anne Helene Garde (The National Research Centre for the Working Environment, NFA), two PhD students and one student assistant. The Danish research team forms part of Nordic, European and international networks, which opens the opportunity to research visits abroad during the project.

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 PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3 year period of time without additional pay. The work obligation can include for instance teaching.

Questions
For more information on the PhD scholarship and the research project (including access to the overall project description), please contact Associate Professor Anna Ilsøe (ai@faos.dk) and Associate Professor Trine P. Larsen (tpl@faos.dk). Applicants could familiarize themselves more with the overall project via faos.dk.

Duties and Responsibilities

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

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/

Under “Legal basis” on the website you will find information about the rules and guidelines for the PhD programme and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD programme at the Universities.

Information about the PhD study programme is also available on the PhD website of the Department of Sociology.

Application
The application should include:

  • Project abstract (please fill in the project abstract in the application form. Must not exceed 1.200 characters)
  • Cover letter (detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project)
  • Project description (maximum 2 pages not including bibliography): a description of the proposed research (aims, methods, expected outcomes) within the framework of the project description.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Transcript of Master’s degree Diploma and grades.
  • Applicants who have not yet completed their Master’s degree, but who have submitted their thesis, must include documentation that the thesis is approved.

Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that they are scanned and collected into one file.

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

In order to be awarded a PhD scholarship the applicant has to enrol as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.  In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme the applicant must have completed a two year MSc degree programme, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment.

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

The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment:

1. Research qualifications as reflected in the description of the proposed research.

2. Quality and feasibility of the project.

3. Qualifications and knowledge in relevant Sociology disciplines.

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

Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk

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

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

Contact information
Information about the recruitment process is available from Pernille Lykke Paulsen HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number: 211-0541/20-2H

The closing date for applications is 1 November 2020, 23:59 CET.

Applications sent by regular mail or by email or received after the deadline will not be taken into account.

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

Deadline: 1 November 2020
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus: Sociologisk Institut

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Post expires on Sunday November 1st, 2020

PhD scholarship on digital labour platforms in the project The Digital Economy at Work, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship at the Employment Relations Research Centre (FAOS, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, with a focus on digital platforms as labour markets. Employment is expected to start on 1st of January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The PhD scholarship is part of the research project “The Digital Economy at Work: Integration and Segmentation in Hybrid Labour Markets”, which is headed by Associate Prof Anna Ilsøe and Associate Prof. Trine P. Larsen. The PhD project examines platform companies and their strategies and developments in the quality of work. It focuses on a selected number of labour platforms, i.e. platforms that facilitate gig work like Hilfr or Upwork, and measures aspects like wage and working conditions over time. The project draws on innovative digital research methods including quantitative analysis of big data. It is funded by The Velux Core Group Program (The Velux Foundations) and runs for the period 2020-2023.

Qualifications
The successful applicant is expected to have:

  • A Master’s degree (or equivalent) in sociology or related social sciences,
  • Experience with working with digital methods and analysis of digital data (such as coding, webcrawling, scraping, data mining, machine learning, topic modelling etc.),
  • Proven skills in quantitative analysis of large data sets, for instance in R
  • English language skills
  • Danish language skills

Previous experience in the field of labour market sociology is an advantage, but not a requirement.

Opportunities
The successful applicant will be part of the core group research team, which includes Associate Prof. Anna Ilsøe (PI), Associate Prof. Trine Larsen (PI), Associate Prof. Jakob Demant, Prof. Anne Helene Garde (The National Research Centre for the Working Environment, NFA), two PhD students and one student assistant. The Danish research team forms part of Nordic, European and international networks, which opens the opportunity to research visits abroad during the project.

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 PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3-year period of time without additional pay. The work obligation can include for instance teaching.

Questions
For more information on the PhD scholarship and the research project (including access to the overall project description), please contact Associate Professor Anna Ilsøe (ai@faos.dk) and Associate Professor Trine P. Larsen (tpl@faos.dk). Applicants could familiarize themselves more with the project via faos.dk.

Duties and Responsibilities

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

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/

Under “Legal basis” on the website you will find information about the rules and guidelines for the PhD programme and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD programme at the Universities.

Information about the PhD study programme is also available on the PhD website of the Department of Sociology.

Application
The application should include:

  • Project abstract (please fill in the project abstract in the application form. Must not exceed 1.200 characters.)
  • Cover letter (detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project)
  • Project description (maximum 2 pages not including bibliography): a description of the proposed research (aims, methods, expected outcomes) within the framework of the overall project.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Transcript of Master’s degree Diploma and grades.
  • Applicants who have not yet completed their Master’s degree, but who have submitted their thesis, must include documentation that the thesis is approved.

Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that they are scanned and collected into one file.

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

In order to be awarded a PhD scholarship the applicant has to enrol as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.  In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme the applicant must have completed a two year MSc degree programme, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment.

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

The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment:

1. Research qualifications as reflected in the description of the proposed research.

2. Quality and feasibility of the project.

3. Qualifications and knowledge in relevant Sociology disciplines.

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

Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk

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

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

Contact information
Information about the recruitment process is available from Pernille Lykke Paulsen HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number: 211-0541/20-2H

The closing date for applications is 1 November 2020, 23:59 CET.

Applications sent by regular mail or by email or received after the deadline will not be taken into account.

APPLY NOW

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

Deadline: 1 November 2020
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus: Sociologisk Institut

Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday November 1st, 2020