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Postdoc in Theoretical Biocomplexity and Mechanobiology

Postdoc in Theoretical Biocomplexity and Mechanobiology Niels Bohr Institute  Faculty of Science University of Copenhagen   

It is becoming increasingly apparent that mechanical processes have an important effect on cellular behavior. Fundamental processes in a tissue including cell division, cell death, and the emergence of coordinated motion of cells are all governed by the activation of biochemical signals by mechanical stresses. To what extent the structure and dynamics of coordinated movement in groups of cells is mediated by biochemical signaling and how the feedback from the collective motion affects the distribution of biochemical cues is an outstanding question. To advance the physical understanding of biological systems under realistic conditions, this research will build on our recently developed theoretical and computational frameworks to study how geometrical constraints focus stresses in specific ways to provide particular function by activating biochemical signals. The potential projects are: I. On the single cell level understanding the dynamics of the underlying genetic network from external stresses. II. Studying the impact of the topology of the embodying cell environment on the growth of multicellular layers through channeling the mechanical stress. III. The study of the interconnection between biochemical signaling and the collective motion of cells.    This research program will use theoretical and computational modeling, both at the individual cell level and at the multicellular level, to explain the underpinning mechanism of stress regulation in complex geometries and subsequent activation of biochemical signaling by mechanical stresses. Moreover, there is the possibility of exploiting this understanding to investigate smart structuring of the environment in order to impose particular modes of coordinated multicellular motion.    The postdoc’s duties will include research within theoretical biocomplexity as well as participate in teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.    

Find further information on the Department at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Mogens Høgh Jensen, mhjensen@nbi.ku.dk.   

The position is open from September 21st, 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 426.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.   The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking

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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 1st July 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.    

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

You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.    Interviews will be held on August 20th, 2019. 

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

Post expires on Monday July 1st, 2019

PhD fellow in lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) in plant pathogens

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) in plant pathogens, commencing 1 August 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment 

The PhD project is an integral part of the HOPE project funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. This is a collaboration between the Section for Molecular Plant Biology at the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences and the Section for Forest, Nature and Biomass, at the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management. The project also includes the Department of Chemistry, UCPH, the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR), and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (CFB). The successful applicant will thus join a vibrant international research environment.

Project description 

The main objective of the project is to contribute to the understanding of the biological function of LPMOs expressed by plant pathogens. This will require development of both in vitro and in vivo assays and it will require handling of both plants and microorganisms. For this study, it will be possible to use a full microscopic toolbox in combination with mass spectroscopy and enzyme assays. The successful applicant will work closely together with a junior scientist who is deeply engaged in the research field.

We are seeking a motivated and creative PhD student who displays enthusiasm and good interpersonal and communication skills. Candidates with documented knowledge on microbial plant pathogens and skills in analysis of plant physiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, HPLC, GC-MS, LC-MS, and enzyme activity assays are preferred. Further, applicants with documented experience in completing a scientific manuscript will be prioritized

Principal supervisor is Katja Salomon Johansen, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, respectively. E-mail: ksj@ign.ku.dk.

Job description 

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

  • to independently design and execute experiments and manage data analysis,
  • to record experimental results in a professional manner,
  • to attend and pass PhD courses,
  • to draft and submit research articles, as the primary author, to peer-reviewed journals,
  • to write and submit a high-quality PhD thesis,
  • to teach BSc and MSc students in courses and supervise in research laboratories,
  • to disseminate the research results at conferences and workshops,
  • to stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad,
  • to execute GLP and ensure safety,
  • to contribute to the maintenance of shared instruments,
  • to participate in departmental, section and research group activities.

Formal requirements 

Applicants should hold an MSc degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology or plant biology, and should be fluent in both spoken and written English.

Terms of employment

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

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 309,109 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 42,699). 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. Please state your motivation and describe how your background contributes to the project. Please also include full contact details (name, address, telephone and email address) of 1-3 professional references (maximum 1 page).
  • CV (maximum 2 pages).
  • Diploma and transcripts for both BSc and MSc degrees.
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (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 1 May 2019. 23:59 GMT +2. Applications 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 Interview Committee.

Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.

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

Questions 

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Katja Salomon Johansen, ksj@ign.ku.dk.

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

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

Deadline: 1 May 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Institut for Geovidenskab og Naturforvaltning
Email: ksj@ign.ku.dk
Phone:
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Post expires on Wednesday May 1st, 2019

PhD fellowship in Plant Metabolic Plasticity

PhD fellowship in Plant Metabolic Plasticity 
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences  
Faculty of Science 
University of Copenhagen 
A 3-year PhD fellowship is available at the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN), Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The fellowship will commence 15 June, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Scientific environment 
The Plant Metabolic Plasticity Group (https://plen.ku.dk/english/research/plant_biochemistry/plant-metabolic-plasticity/) is led by Associate Professor Nanna Bjarnholt. The group works with specialized metabolites, also known as secondary metabolites or natural products, involved in plant defense, communication and stress response. Such compounds are traditionally viewed as end products with a single physiological function. We challenge this view and uncover metabolic grids allowing plants to fine-tune their allocation of resources between molecules of different functions according to their physiological state or in response to environmental challenges. The group is part of the Section for Plant Biochemistry (https://plen.ku.dk/english/research/plant_biochemistry/) at PLEN, where key technologies and instrumentation utilized in the group (metabolite profiling by LC- and GC-MS, Mass Spectrometry Imaging, molecular cloning and enzyme characterization in vitro and in planta) are established and accessible.
Project description 
The fellowship will be part of a 5-year research project with the title ’Glutathione transferases in plant specialized metabolism’ (GSTspecial), awarded by the VILLUM Foundation to Associate Professor Nanna Bjarnholt. The glutathione transferases (GSTs) form a mysterious group of enzymes in plants, with many members in each species, several plant specific classes and very few assigned physiological functions. An increasing body of evidence suggests that a significant number of plant GSTs play roles in specialized metabolism. The project GSTspecial aims at elucidating such functions using a ‘guilt-by-association’ approach where the tissue and cell-specific localization of proposed GST substrates and products will be mapped using Mass Spectrometry Imaging. These results will be used to guide tissue and single cell type resolved transcriptomics experiments to identify gene candidates for characterization in vitro and in planta. The PhD fellow will join the project at a time where we are ready to clone and express the first candidate genes from the tropical crop plant sorghum. The downstream work will involve enzyme assays, and metabolite and plant characterization using metabolite profiling and Mass Spectrometry Imaging. In parallel, we will characterize other plants to identify possible targets for discovery of GST functions.
Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Nanna Bjarnholt, and a post doc employed on the GSTspecial project (Huijun Liu) will be co-supervisor.
Job description 
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE and the Section for Plant Biochemistry are to:
  • Manage and carry through your research project by independently designing, executing and critically analyzing experiments under supervision
  • Draft and submit research articles to peer-reviewed journals
  • Present and discuss scientific data within the research group and the Section
  • Attend PhD courses
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad.
  • Write and submit a high-quality PhD thesis
  • Teach and supervise BSc and MSc students at courses and projects
  • Disseminate your research results at conferences etc.
  • Participate in Departmental and Section activities
  • Execute GLP and ensure safety
Formal requirements and assessment criteria  
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in biochemistry, biology or biotechnology or related fields with good grades and should have good English skills. In the assessment, we will focus on the perceived research potential of the applicant, the relevance of previous experience and the candidate’s personal qualifications. In addition to the formal requirements, relevant qualifications may include, but are not limited to:
  • A strong interest in the research questions addressed by the group and the research project
  • Experience with plant work, GSTs, analytical chemistry, molecular cloning and/or enzyme work
  • Well-developed collaborative skills
  • Motivation to contribute to a positive, open minded and productive working environment
  • Documented research output, such as peer-reviewed publications
Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 322,642 (approx. €43,015) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,567). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Application Procedure 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
 
Please include  
  • Cover Letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for this specific PhD project
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
The deadline for applications is 10 April 2019, 23:59 GMT+2 
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
Questions 
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Associate Professor Nanna Bjarnholt, PLEN, via e-mail: nnb@plen.ku.dk (entire advertisement period), or direct phone: +45 3533 1136 (only after 31 March 2019).
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at hhttp://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/ttp://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: 10 April 2019
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
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Post expires on Wednesday April 10th, 2019

Postdoc in advanced crystallographic studies of lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases

Postdoc in advanced crystallographic studies of lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases 
Department of Chemistry  
Faculty of Science University of Copenhagen 

A two year position is available to study lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs)  by advanced crystallographic methods in the group of Prof. Leila Lo Leggio. LPMOs are a relatively newly discovered class of copper metalloenzymes able to degrade recalcitrant polysaccharides (see reviews at http://journals.iucr.org/m/issues/2016/06/00/be5273/ ndex.html and https://doi.org/10.1042/BST20170549). e have been studying the structure and function of these enzymes in collaboration with academic and industrial partners for a number of years.    

The postdoctoral research activities will primarily focus on ‘kinetic’ crystallography approaches aimed to further elucidate the mechanism or mechanisms by which LPMOs can break glycosidic bonds oxidatively. The approaches to be taken will include both trapping of intermediates to be studied by ‘conventional’ crystallography and truly time-resolved techniques such as Laue diffraction and serial crystallography, including use of spectroscopic methods to follow the reaction. The postdoctoral researcher may also get involved in neutron diffraction studies that have been initiated by a PhD student in the laboratory.    

Solid experience in structure determination by macromolecular crystallography is an absolute requirement for the successful applicant. Additionally, previous experience with spectroscopic analysis of reaction mechanisms and/or crystallographic intermediate trapping and/or time-resolved studies by diffraction techniques are strongly desired qualifications. Previous research on carbohydrate modifying enzymes and/or copper enzymes is additionally qualifying.     

The postdoctoral researcher activities will be integrated with the other research activities of the group on LPMOs. Funding of the position comes from an Independent Research Fund (DFF) grant to Prof. Leila Lo Leggio and the project is additionally integrated with the HOPE project (including a larger constellation of researchers in Denmark working on LPMOs, https://ign.ku.dk/hope/). Leila Lo Leggio’s laboratory is part of ISBUC (Integrated Structural Biology at the University of Copenhagen https://isbuc.ku.dk/)   

The postdoc’s duties will include primarily research within the project and a minor component of teaching duties. The post may also include performance of other duties.   Further information on the Department is linked at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Leila Lo Leggio, head of the Biological Chemistry Section.   

The position is open with starting date no later than 1. October 2019 and preferably earlier.   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 426.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.   

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

Please include  
-Curriculum vita
-Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent) 
-Research plan

– this is meant as a short description of your ideas with regard to possible approaches to the advertised research area. If employed, these approaches and ideas will need to be aligned with the existing project description and plan within the grant.  
-Complete publication list  -Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers   

The deadline for applications is 24. April 2019, 23:59 GMT +1

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

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

Interviews will be held in end of May/ first of  June.    

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

Post expires on Wednesday April 24th, 2019

Several PhD positions available within REPIN – Rethinking Protein Interactions

REPIN, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, has a number of positions available from August 1, 2019, or soon thereafter. The positions are part of the newly funded Novo Nordisk Foundation Challenge Center REPIN- rethinking protein interactions. REPIN connects research groups in Copenhagen and Zürich to study interactions of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins (IDPs) using a suite of biophysical methods and ranging from the single atom and molecule over ensembles to organisms.
PhD positions in IDP structures, ensembles and interactions 

2-4 PhD positions (3 years) will be available for the studies of IDPs, ranging from highly charged, short IDPs to very long expanded or compact IDPs. The projects will seek to promote the understanding of the role of compaction and charge in binding and regulation, mapping mechanisms and specificity via kinetics and thermodynamics, as well as determining structures and ensembles.

Qualifications: 

We are seeking highly motivated applicants with the following competences:

  • Protein expression and purification including optimization of protocols
  • Good oral and written English competences

It will be highly advantageous to have one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Experience with biophysical techniques as ITC, stopped-flow, CD or fluorescence spectroscopy or small angle X-ray scattering
  • Protein NMR spectroscopy including set-up and spectral analyses
  • Cellular and molecular biological techniques
  • Applied bioinformatics
  • Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals

Formal requirements  

Applicants should hold an MSc degree or similar in chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry or related fields 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 322,642 (approx. €43,015) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,567). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure 

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

Please include  

  • A 1-page cover Letter, explaining the applicant´s background, key competence in relation to the position and reasons for applying
  • Curriculum vitae including a list of peer-reviewed publications (may include papers under review)
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

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

The deadline for applications is April 30, 201, at 23:59 GMT

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

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

Questions

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professors Karen Skriver (kskriver@bio.ku.dk) or Birthe B. Kragelund (bbk@bio.ku.dk)

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

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Deadline: 30 April 2019
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Biology
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Post expires on Tuesday April 30th, 2019

Postdoc of Molecular dissection of “repressive RNA Pol II Transcription” in plants

The Department of Plant and Environmental Science, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen invites applications for a position as Post Doc for 2 years. The position is open from 1 June 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.   

The Marquardtlab is recuiting a postdoc focused on dissecting the molecular mechanism of “repressive RNA Polymerase II” transcription in Arabidopsis thaliana. While RNA Polymerase II transcription is usually associated with gene activation, we have previously shown that the “act of transcription” across gene promoter regions can repress transcriptional initiation from these promoters and repress functional gene expression. Genomics data in the lab has resulted in cxandidate regions for repressive transcription. You will address this question by developing CRISPR/Cas9-based mutagenesis strategies to test if these genes are regulated by “repressive transcription”. In addition, we have performed a forward mutagenesis screen for factors required for repressive transcription in Arabidopsis. You will characterize putative hits and elucidate the molecular bases of their role in this process.     The successful candidate can demonstrate expertise with the research background and/or the mentioned methodologies. The fit to the research team will evaluated in an interview visit.    

The postdoc’s duties will include research within Chromatin Biology, RNA Polymerase II transcription with emphasis on long non-coding RNA transcription as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.    

Further information on the Department is linked at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Sebastian Marquardt, phone numer 45 35 33 13 05 or email sebastian.marquardt@plen.ku.dk  The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 

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

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

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

Please include  

  • Cover Letter 
  • Curriculum vita 
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)  
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans related to the position 
  • Complete publication list 

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2019 (year), 23:59 GMT +2.    

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

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

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

Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 2019

Postdoctoral position in geo-chemistry in ERC-funded project TIMBER

The SAXO Institute, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a 1½-year postdoctoral position in geo-chemistry to be filled by 15th May 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.    

The position is for 18 months.    

The project 
The project ‘TIMBER’ Northern Europe’s timber resource – chronology, origin and exploitation, led by Aoife Daly, has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 677152). In this project timber in Northern Europe is being studied, to attain a precise chronology for trade of timber over a long time period (c. 1100 to 1700). Using material and textual evidence to identify the source of timber (provenance) the aim is to map the trade in this construction material and to show the regional and temporal fluctuations in timber exploitation and availability. Using a multi-disciplinary approach (archaeological analysis, archival research and a range of archaeological sciences) on a variety of specific case studies, the team is working together to analyze the sources and destinations of traded timber through time.   

Job content 
The postdoc in geo-chemistry/archaeological science will particularly focus on analyzing strontium isotopes in archaeological timber, with a view to identifying the timber’s region of origin. The isotope research should complement the dendrochronological provenance analysis, to fill gaps in our current knowledge. The main focus will be to investigate the feasibility of using strontium isotope analyses, as well as other stable isotopes, to identify the origin of the wood samples. Specific archaeological case studies are the focus of the project, and several of these have been submerged in sea-water.    

Qualification requirements 
In order to be considered for the position applicants must have research qualifications at least corresponding to what can be achieved as part of a successfully completed PhD within a relevant field.     Candidates that have experience in clean-lab ion-chromatographic separation and analytical work tackling problems of contamination of archaeological wood samples for isotopic studies are strongly recommended to apply. The postdoc will work closely with the other postdoc appointees in the team and with the PI, so that the information gathered in all the project disciplines will be incorporated into a wider analysis referring to the main project research questions.   

The appointee will be part of a cross-disciplinary team with emphasis on researching evidence for the trade of timber in the past.    Furthermore, emphasis will be placed on the following: 

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

For further information about the position, please contact the Principle Investigator of the project TIMBER, Associate Professor Aoife Daly: (aoife.daly@hum.ku.dk)    For further details about the qualification requirements for postdocs, please refer to the job structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013: https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/job-structure-for-academic-staff-at-universities-2013.pdf 

Application 
Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format.    
Please click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page.   

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

  • Application letter/cover letter (max 1 page) 
  • Curriculum vitae (with applicant’s e-mail & telephone number)
  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).
  • Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with *.
  • Research plan, including a short description of previous research and a plan for the coming years that includes an account of how the applicant will contribute to the deliverables in the project description.
  • Documentation of teaching qualifications and research dissemination, if any
  • Publications. Applicants may choose a maximum of three publications for assessment. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and listed from 1 to 3.

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

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

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

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

Further information about the application procedure is available from Pernille Lykke Paulsen (HR) hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number 211-0049/19-21   

Salary and conditions of employment 
Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts at DKK 33,600 (EUR 4,507) per month + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.   

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

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

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

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

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

The closing date for applications is 23.59 CET, 15th April 2019   

Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered. 

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Post expires on Monday April 15th, 2019

PhD fellowship in Mass spectrometry imaging of plant metabolites

PhD fellowship in Mass spectrometry imaging of plant metabolites 

Department of Pharmacy

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND)

University of Copenhagen

Department of Pharmacy is offering a three-year PhD fellowship in Mass spectrometry imaging of plant metabolites. The PhD fellowship is financed by the EU Horizon 2020 – Research and Innovation Framework Programme. The fellowship is available from June 1st 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Project description 

The Ph.D. project is part of a larger research project which aims to implement biosynthesis of important precursors for commercial drug substances into yeast cells. The drug substance precursors are currently produced in plants at relatively low yield, and the aim of the Ph.D. project is to characterize the plant biosynthesis of the compounds in great detail. This will be done by mass spectrometry imaging by DESI and MALDI of several different alkaloids in different plant samples. The knowledge obtained in these experiments will be used to assess which segments of the biosynthesis to focus on in yeast refactoring. The project takes place in close collaboration with consortium partners in France and Germany and with co-supervision from Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

Principal supervisor  

Associate professor, Christian Janfelt, Department of Pharmacy,

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

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

Required qualifications  

As an applicant you must have:

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

Preferred qualifications 

  • Practical experience with mass spectrometry, e.g. LC-MS or preferably mass spectrometry imaging will be considered a great advantage.
  • Knowledge of biosynthesis of natural products in plants will be considered an advantage.

Job description 

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

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants 

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

Formal requirements 

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

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

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

Terms of employment 

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

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organizations. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 26,754 (approx. 3,588 EUR) (taxable) plus pension. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2013).

Questions 

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

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

Application procedure 

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

Your application must include:

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

The deadline for applications is 7 April 2019

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

The further process 

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

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

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

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

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

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Deadline: 7 April 2019
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Farmaci
Email: christian.janfelt@sund.ku.dk
Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday April 7th, 2019

Postdoc or assistant professor position in molecular neurophysiology at Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

One fixed-term (3 years, with the possibility of extension) postdoc or assistant professor position (depending on level of seniority of the candidate) is available at the BrainH2O group lead by Associate Professor Nanna MacAulay at Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. The start date is 1 May 2019 or shortly thereafter.   

Our research group focuses on the molecular mechanisms of brain water transport. The posted position will center on carrying out experimentation regarding identification of molecular mechanisms involved in cerebrospinal fluid secretion in physiology and pathophysiology (for senior candidates appointed as assistant professors a certain level of independence  is expected). The employed experimental approach relies heavily on rodent in vivo experimentation and we seek a candidate with experience with these techniques.    Highly motivated and ambitious candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of Copenhagen encourages career development of its postdocs and assistant professors and the position carries an obligation to conduct some undergraduate teaching within the Medical School (and the possibility to pursue pedagogic training for assistant professors).   

Required qualifications for candidates for the postdoc position:

  • A PhD degree  in natural/medical sciences or equivalent  
  • Robust experience with rodent in vivo experimentation  
  • Experience with membrane transport is an asset but not a requirement 
  • Ability to present and publish research data  
  • Excellent English communication skills, both oral and written 

Required qualifications for candidates for the associate professorship position:

  • A PhD degree and subsequent post-doc in natural/medical sciences or equivalent
  • Robust experience with rodent in vivo experimentation
  • Experience with membrane transport is an asset but not a requirement
  • A track record of published research and experience with scientific presentations
  • Excellent English communication skills, both oral and written

Place of employment 
The place of employment is at Department of Neuroscience, the Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories.   

Terms of employment  
The employment as postdoc or assistant professor is a full time and fixed-term position for 3 years (with possibility of extension). Starting date is 1 May 2019 or after agreement.  Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 33,700 DKK/ approx. 4,480 Euro (October 2018-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.    Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.   

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

Questions 
For further information please contact Nanna MacAulay, macaulay@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:    For both positions: 
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    For the assistant professor position: 
5. Teaching portfolio if applicable  
6. research-based teaching 
7. participation in formal pedagogical training program for assistant professors, if not already obtained   

Application deadline:  8 April 2019 

Please specify in your application which position you apply for    We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.   

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

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

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

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

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Post expires on Monday April 8th, 2019

PhD Fellowship in Adipose Metabolism and Obesity

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research 

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences 

University of Copenhagen

We are offering a PhD Fellowship in Adipose Metabolic Control in the Gerhart-Hines Group commencing on 1 May 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Our group and research

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR) was established in 2010 to conduct fundamental research on metabolism. It is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. The Center has around 200 employees from all over the world. We moved into new laboratories, offices and meeting rooms in the Maersk Tower in summer 2017. You can read more about us at http://cbmr.ku.dk.

The position is in the Gerhart-Hines lab, the Copenhagen partner of the newly established Center for Adipocyte Signaling – ADIPOSIGN. The Gerhart-Hines lab seeks to uncover the molecular underpinnings of environmental, dietary, and circadian control in adipose biology and systemic energy homeostasis. His group is particularly interested in identifying the G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) signalling networks mediating this regulation. The Gerhart-Hines group employs a wide array of adipose-related genetic mouse tools, cellular bioenergetic analyses, in vivo and in vitro pharmacology, and state-of-the-art metabolic phenotyping. You can read more about the Gerhart-Hines Group at: https://cbmr.ku.dk/research/nutrient-and-metabolite-sensing/gerhart-hines-group/.

Project description

ADIPOSIGN is funded by a recent major grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation and is a shared endeavour between University of Southern Denmark; MRC LMB, Cambridge, UK; and Copenhagen University, Denmark. The goal of ADIPOSIGN (https://www.sdu.dk/en/adiposign) is to understand how the signalling functions of adipocytes depend on genetic make-up, depot, and gender, and how changes in these signal transductions during development of obesity contribute to the pathophysiological consequences of human obesity.

As a PhD Fellow in ADIPOSIGN you will be integrated into this highly ambitious and interdisciplinary project where you will interact and collaborate closely with other researchers in the Mandrup, Kornfeld, and Babu groups. You will investigate adipocyte signalling states in isolated murine and human adipocytes using an array of functional genomics and proteomics techniques. Key regulatory candidates identified from these studies will be evaluated in gain and loss-of-function cell and mouse models. You will also implement other experimental methods for analysis of adipocytes, including fatty acid uptake, mitochondrial respiration and receptor pharmacology. Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to develop your own ideas and projects within the context of the consortia.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Zach Gerhart-Hines, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, E-mail: zpg@sund.ku.dk.

Start:          1 May 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter

Duration:   3 years as a PhD Fellow

Job description

Your key tasks as a PhD Fellow 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, interdisciplinary research environments including a stay at another research team
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates

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

The ideal candidate combines:

  • MSc degree in biomedical or natural sciences
  • Experience in handling animals (including i.p. or s.c. injection as well as dissection of tissues and dissociation of cells for primary isolation)
  • Experience in any of the following: mouse metabolic phenotyping (such as indirect calorimetry), mitochondrial respirometry, or cell surface receptor signalling and pharmacology
  • Experience with mammalian (ideally adipocyte) cell culture
  • Basic understanding of adipose biology and mammalian metabolism in the context of obesity
  • An ambitious, independent and critical mind-set
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral

Place of employment

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

Terms of employment and employment

The employment as PhD Fellow is a full time and for 3 years. Starting date is 1 May 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The employment as PhD Fellow is conditioned upon the candidate’s 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.

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 DKK 26.886 DKK /approx. EUR 3.5684 (October 2018-level) plus pension.

Questions

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

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/.

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

Application procedure

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

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

Application deadline: 31 March 2019 at 23.59pm CET.

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

The further process

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the 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-prioritised assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.

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

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

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

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

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Deadline: 31 March 2019
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research
Email: zpg@sund.ku.dk
Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 2019

Five postdoc positions at the Department of Public Health

Five 2-year, full-time positions as postdocs are available for highly dedicated researchers at the Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, starting on 15 August 2019, or as soon as possible hereafter.    

The mission of the Department of Public Health is to provide the scientific foundation for improving public health, both nationally and globally. This includes increased understanding of the links between health, the individual and society as well as the ethical, equity and political implications of poor health and health interventions. The Department strives to ensure its position as a world-leading department within public health through multidisciplinary research, high quality education, engagement with stakeholders and the public at large.    

The Department has as part of its ongoing strategic plan selected five areas of research priority including digitalization and high data complexity in health and across sectors; life course analysis; public health interventions and innovation; sustainability in global and environmental health; and science and technology studies.    

The postdoc positions will be attached to one of the eight sections at the Department of Public Health linked to a particular relevant research group. More information on the department can be found at: https://publichealth.ku.dk/

Your research interest  
We invite applicants to come forward with a brief outline of proposed research relevant to public health. The outline should include a reference to how the proposed work may relate to the research priority areas of the Department of Public Health. We highly encourage new topics and research methods not already covered by ongoing research. We encourage interdisciplinary research including research that may go across several sections at the Department of Public Health and undertaken as part of an international research partnership. The funding provided by the Department of Public Health includes salary for the postdoc, administrative support but only limited provision for research expenses.    

Your job  
You will work on your own proposed research plan in close collaboration with other researchers at the Department of Public Health and from outside the department. You will participate in the day to day activities at the department and the specific section of affiliation. You may be asked to provide supervisory inputs to master and PhD thesis students as well as teaching input at some of the educational programs managed by the Department of Public Health.  

Profile and Qualifications  
We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic researchers with the following competencies and experience:    

-A completed PhD
-Experienced in research methods and theory of relevance for your proposed research  -Publications in international peer reviewed journals  
-Past experience from an international research environment  
-Enterprising  
-Excellent skills in both written and spoken English  
-Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in teams  
-Research project management experience considered an advantage  
-Teaching and supervisory experience at university level considered an advantage    

Place of employment  
The place of employment is the Department of Public Health at the Center for Health and Society in the center of Copenhagen (www.pubhealth.ku.dk) with one section based at Medical Museion (www.museion.ku.dk). We offer a creative and stimulating working atmosphere in a dynamic and international research environment.    

Terms of employment  
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for two years. Starting date is 15 August 2019 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 June 28, 2013.    

Questions  
For further information please contact Head of Department Steffen Loft stl@sund.ku.dk ; https://publichealth.ku.dk/www.sund.ku.dk, or the head of the section most relevant for your research proposal:   Head of Section at Section of General Practice, Susanne Reventlow, mkv435@sund.ku.dk Head of Section of Biostatistics, Esben Budtz-Jørgensen, ebj@sund.ku.dk Head of Section of Global Health, Flemming Konradsen, flko@sund.ku.dk Head of Section of Environmental Health, Gert Martin Hald, ghald@sund.ku.dk Head of Section of Social Medicine, Ulla Christensen, ulch@sund.ku.dk Head of Section for Health Services Research, Signild Vallgårda, siva@sund.ku.dk Head of Section of Epidemiology, Naja Hulvej Rod, nahuro@sund.ku.dk Creative Director at Medical Museion, Ken Arnold, kra@sund.ku.dk   Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).    

Application procedure  
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:    
1. Motivated letter of application.  
2. A brief presentation of proposed research including alignment with the research at Department of Public Health (max three pages). In addition to a brief presentation of the proposed research, the outline may include anticipated international partners and possible funding opportunities for the activities.  
3. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills, past funding obtained and other skills relevant for the position.  
4. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate.   5. List of publications.    

Application deadline: May 2, 2019, 23.59pm CET    

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

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

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

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.     Interviews are expected to be held in weeks 23-24    

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

Post expires on Thursday May 2nd, 2019

Postdoc in Theoretical High Energy Physics at the Niels Bohr Institute

The Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology group at the Niels Bohr Institute has one opening for a two-year postdoc position starting the Fall of 2019 funded by the DFF project “Towards a deeper understanding of black holes with non-relativistic holography” directed by Niels Obers and Troels Harmark.    

Applicants are expected to have an excellent knowledge and strong research background in modern developments in gravity, field theory, holography and string theory. It is an advantage if the applicant has some interest in and experience with the AdS/CFT correspondence, non-AdS holography and black holes.  While each of the positions is for two years, it is envisioned that funding for a 3rd year will be actively pursued (together with the chosen candidate) by applying for other sources.   

The postdoc’s duties will include research within theoretical high energy physics. The post may also include performance of other duties.    

Further information on the Department is linked at het.nbi.dk   Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Niels Obers (Obers@nbi.dk) or Associate Prof. Troels Harmark (harmark@nbi.dk).   

The positions are open from October 1st 2019 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 positions are covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.     Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.  

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 403,682 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 69,030). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.  The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.    

Please include

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

The deadline for applications is 15 April 23:59 GMT +2.  

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

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

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

Post expires on Monday April 15th, 2019

PhD fellow in Machine Learning

The Department of Computer Science (DIKU), Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen is offering a 3-year PhD position starting July 1st, or shortly thereafter. The goal of the project is to develop new Machine Learning methods for predicting mutation-induced changes-in-stability in proteins. The PhD project is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.
Description of the scientific environment 
The research will be conducted in the group of Wouter Boomsma, which works on the development of methods for analyzing molecular structure, ranging from Monte Carlo simulation techniques to deep learning. The group is located within the Machine Learning Section, which provides a strong, international environment for research within Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval. The section currently holds about 20 PhD students and 12 postdocs. It is housed within the main Science Campus which is located centrally in Copenhagen. For details, see https://di.ku.dk/english/research/machine-learning/.
Project description 
Predicting how mutations affect the stability of a protein is a central challenge in computational biology, with important applications both in the understanding of human disease, and in the rational design of proteins for industrial purposes. Despite much progress in the area, one fundamental aspect of mutation-induced changes-of-stability prediction remains elusive: dealing efficiently with the structural changes that result from a mutation.  The goal of the PhD project is to develop new strategies to address this problem, building on recent advances in machine learning, in particular the idea of learning abstract representations of molecular structure automatically from data. The project will focus on theoretical/methodological contributions, including work on latent-space modelling and rotational equivariant 3D convolutions, but the PhD student will also spend time evaluating the methodology on relevant biological systems. The latter will be supported by close collaborations with both academic and industrial collaborators.
Principal supervisor is Wouter Boomsma, Department of Computer Science, wb@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  
The applicant should either have a background in Machine Learning or in protein modelling/simulation, and is expected to have significant prior experience with programming (preferably Python). Applicants should hold a MSc degree in computer science, bioinformatics, physics, chemistry, statistics or a closely related field, or be in the final stages of acquiring such a degree.  Candidates must have good interpersonal and communication skills. The group is international and fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement. 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 322,642 (approx. €43,015) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,567). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Application Procedure 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
Please include  
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
 
The deadline for applications is 31 March 2019, 23:59 GMT +2. 
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/. 
 
Questions 
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Wouter Boomsma, wb@di.ku.dk 
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at  http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Computer Science
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PhD scholarship at the Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for a number of Ph.D. scholarships in Public Administration. The department welcomes qualified applications in all aspects of public administration and organization. At the present time, there is a particular interest in enhancing research in the following thematic areas:

  • Behavioral Public Administration.

Public policies are rarely self-executing. Across policy areas, the delivery and performance of the public services are a product of what the public employees think and do. Knowledge is needed on how psychological forces and mechanisms shape the attitudes and behaviors of citizens, public employees, and public managers. How do heuristics and cognitive biases affect discretion and decision-making in state-citizen interactions? What can we do to minimize the occurrence of illegitimate biases and disparity in public services provision? Behavioral Public Administration draws on psychological theories and experimental methods to investigate critical questions like this relating to decision-making in administrative settings and to broader societal issues concerning effectiveness, efficiency, and social equity in public administration.

  • Health care.

Current policy responses in health care attempt to facilitate coordination and integration of care at the local level while centralizing political and administrative power to the national level. There is a need to investigate the background for such reform ideas and to assess their political and administrative consequences in light of future challenges. The double pressure of increasing needs and technological developments has also spurred a renewed debate about prioritization within health care. Health economists have contributed extensively to this debate, but there is a need to assess the prioritization instruments and institutions from a political science perspective.

  • Digitalization and machine learning.

Digitalizing administrative procedures holds a potential for increasing efficiency, but also raises critical issues such as how technology influence inequity and effectiveness as well as helping behavior and innovation. Furthermore, present developments, where administrative professionals and citizens gets detached in time and space is in stark contrast to the importance given to face-to face relations in organizational research. However, particular types of digital communication have the advantage of being very accessible, and availability is crucial for helping behavior – the help needs to be within reach. Thus, there is a strong need to develop knowledge on how helping behavior can be mediated with digital communication.

  • Governance reforms

Governance reforms are ongoing processes these years both at the cross-cutting administrative policy level and in many specific policy fields. Organisational structures are reorganized, management and evaluations systems are restructured and new norms for good leadership are developed. Knowledge is needed on reform dynamics. How do reform ideas come about? How are reforms decided on, implemented and in some cases evaluated, and which impact do they have? How do reforms challenge established institutional arrangements in the interface between politics, professions and citizens expectations. Projects may focus on cross-cutting administrative policy reforms or on reforms in specific policy fields.

The candidate 

Preferred candidates will have demonstrated a keen interest in behavioral or organizational aspects of political science and public administration. We are looking for candidates with strong analytical skills as well as with both qualitative and quantitative methodological skills.

The PhD programme provides PhD students with strong research training which opens up a window of opportunity to a variety of careers within the private and public sectors. The programme includes the drafting of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, teaching, and other forms of knowledge dissemination.

Information 

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

In English: http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english 

In Danish http://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.

In English: http://socialsciences.ku.dk/research/

In Danish: http://samf.ku.dk/forskning/ 

Applications 

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.

The application must be submitted electronically using the APPLY NOW button below, and must include:

  • Cover Letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
  • Project description (max. 10 pp. double-spaced, not including bibliography)
  • Time schedule
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc/BA and MSc/MA)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications, documentation of English language qualifications (if any)

On the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences you will find information about the application process and enclosures to include with your electronic application:
https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/applicants/application/current_advertisement/ 

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/til_ansogere/ansoegning/aktuelle_opslag/ 

The time schedule is meant as a short outline of the PhD study programme envisioned at the time of application. Obviously, it is not possible to plan things like course participation in detail for the three years, when submitting the application. The time schedule is more meant to give an idea if it is realistic to complete the project within the designated timeframe with all the required elements included.

The application must be submitted electronically no later than May 1 2019.

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 project proposal.
  2. Quality and feasibility of the project.
  3. Qualifications and knowledge in relevant political science 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 

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. Applications received after the deadline will not be taken into account. 

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Deadline: 1 May 2019
Unit: Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Statskundskab

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Post expires on Wednesday May 1st, 2019

Postdoctoral Position Available in the Hickson Laboratory, Center for Chromosome Stability, University of Copenhagen

Ian Hickson’s laboratory at the University of Copenhagen is seeking a postdoctoral biophysicist or biochemist to undertake an ambitious project to utilize optical tweezers and/or lab-on-a-chip technologies to analyze the structure of human chromosomes and to reconstitute mitotic sister chromatid disjunction in vitro with purified components. This project forms part of an international, interdisciplinary collaboration with physicists from the Technical University in Denmark and the Free University, Amsterdam.   

Highly motivated candidates with a background in biophysics or biochemistry are encouraged to apply, as are physicists wishing to study biological phenomena. The position is available from May 1st, 2019 for up to 3 years.    

The CCS is an international research center focusing on the role of genomic instability in driving human disease, and has research groups studying cancer, neurodegeneration and infertility. The working language of the CCS is English. Candidates must, therefore, possess excellent verbal and written English language skills. Interested candidates should visit the CCS website www.ccs.ku.dk to view the research profile of the Hickson lab.   

Our research 
Center for Chromosome Stability at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (www.icmm.ku.dk). The CCS has received long term funding from the Danish National Research Foundation. The mission of the CCS is to better understand the molecular mechanisms by which chromosomal instability impacts on age-related pathologies in humans.    

Place of employment 
The place of employment is at Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern, well-equipped laboratories, including a dedicated imaging suite.   

Terms of employment  
Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 33,600 DKK/ approx. 4,480 Euro (April 2018-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.    Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.    The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of June 28, 2013.   

Questions 
For further information please contact Elin Erichsen, ee@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:  March 31st, 2019, 23.59pm CET    

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

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

You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/    The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.     University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone.       

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Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 2019

Postdoctoral positions are available for motivated young scientists – Center for Chromosome Stability, University of Copenhagen

Postdoctoral positions are available for motivated young scientists 
The Center for Chromosome Stability (CCS) is inviting applications from both recently graduated PhD students and experienced postdoctoral researchers for fully funded postdoc positions to commence from June 1st, 2019 or at a mutually convenient time later in 2019. The positions are 2 years with the possibility for extension. Candidates must have an excellent academic track-record and show evidence of having conducted research at an internationally competitive level, as well as having an interest in studying DNA repair/replication, chromosomal instability, or a related topic.   

The CCS is an international research center focusing on the role of genomic instability in driving human disease, and has research groups studying cancer, neurodegeneration and infertility. The working language of the CCS is English. Candidates must, therefore, possess excellent verbal and written English language skills. The Hickson Laboratory forms part of the Center for Chromosome Stability (CCS; www.ccs.ku.dk) at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (www.icmm.ku.dk). The CCS has received long term funding from the Danish National Research Foundation. The mission of the CCS is to better understand the molecular mechanisms by which chromosomal instability impacts on age-related pathologies in humans.     Positions are available in any of the five laboratories listed below. Interested candidates should visit the CCS website www.ccs.ku.dk to view the research profiles of the lab heads and their publications.   

  • Ian Hickson, Role of DNA replication stress as a driver of chromosomal instability.
  • Eva Hoffmann,The DNA damage response in the human germline.
  • Ying Liu, Folate deprivation and the mechanism of trinucleotide repeat instability.
  • Andrés Lopez-Contreras, Novel mouse models to investigate chromosomal instability and cancer.
  • Luis Toledo, Co-ordination of DNA replication and cell division.

Applications should include a full CV, a list of publications and a cover letter outlining your motivation for wishing to join the CCS, as well as an indication of your preferred laboratory to join.  

Place of employment 
The place of employment is at Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern, well-equipped laboratories, including a dedicated imaging suite.   

Terms of employment  
The employment is a full time and fixed-term position for 2 years with the possibility for extension.   Starting date is June 1st, 2019.    

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 33,600 DKK/ approx. 4,480 Euro (April 2018-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.    Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.   

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

Questions 
For further information please contact Elin Erichsen, ee@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: March 31st, 2019, 23.59pm CET    

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

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

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.     University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone. 

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Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 2019

PhD scholarships at Center for Economic Behaviour and Inequality (CEBI) at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen

CEBI invites applications for PhD scholarships. Employment is expected to begin no later than September 1ST, 2019.
CEBI is a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. The main goal of CEBI is to provide cutting-edge research on the role of behavior in generating inequality and its underlying sources. The focus is on empirical research and on exploiting the globally unique Danish data research infrastructure that enables CEBI members to combine various population administrative registers with information about individuals’ background, choices and outcomes, and to combine these data with information about behavioral characteristics obtained from large-scale controlled experiments and surveys. CEBI combines several fields and methods: Public Economics, Labor Economics, Health Economics, Behavioral Economics, Household Finance, Political Economics, Microeconometrics, Experimental and Survey Methods and Structural Modelling.
CEBI is looking for excellent new PhD students who have competencies in these fields and are interested in doing empirical research on economic behaviour and inequality.
The current group includes 11 senior researchers, 13 junior researchers, 10 PhD students, 9 research assistants and 7 international members from New York University, Pompeu Fabra University, Princeton University and University of Zürich.
For further information about CEBI see www.econ.ku.dk/cebi. If you have any questions, please contact CEBI administrator Tine Ceccardi (tine.ceccardi@econ.ku.dk) or Professor and Director of CEBI Claus Thustrup Kreiner (claus.thustrup.kreiner@econ.ku.dk).
Recruitment event: CEBI organizes a recruitment event Friday 15 March 2019 at 15:15-16:30 in room 35.3.13, building 35 on the CSS campus. This will include a presentation of CEBI followed by a Q&A session.
Deadline for applications: 1 May 2019. 
Job description 
The positions are available for a 3-year period (for applicants holding a master degree in Economics) or a 4-year period (under the so-called 4+4 model for applicants having 4 years of course work at the time when starting in the position). The tasks of PhD students are to
  • Participate in smaller research groups working on various research projects at CEBI
  • Write scientific articles that are included in the PhD thesis of the applicant
  • Attend PhD courses;
  • Participate in congresses/workshops/seminars
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • Visit another international research institution for at least a few months
  • Work for CEBI
Qualifications 
We seek candidates with a strong academic background in Economics, qualifying for enrolment in the 5+3 programme (3 year PhD programme) or 4+4 programme (4 year PhD programme) in Economics. In the assessment of the candidate’s qualifications, emphasis will be on grade performance in core economics courses, the project proposal and potential relevant professional experience or publications. Good English language skills are also important.
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 in Economics, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment. Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. 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, for instance, include teaching.
Students who have completed a BSc plus 60 ECTS of an MSc degree programme in Economics would enrol as PhD students simultaneously with their enrolment in the MSc degree programme. Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. Until an MSc degree is obtained, the grant is paid partly in the form of up to 48 state education grant portions (in Danish: SU-klip). More specifically the PhD student will be paid two grant portions per month plus salary for work (teaching, presentations etc.) which totals a workload of at least 300 hours. Payment and conditions of employment are carried out in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Upon completion of the MSc degree the student is transferred to the salary-earning part of the PhD studies.
Applications 
 
Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 1 May 2019 through the electronic application system, which you access through the below link.
Applications should include the following enclosures:
  • CV
  • Degree certificates and transcripts of all relevant course work
  • A short project proposal (3-4 pages) outlining two research ideas (this is only used to evaluate the research maturity of applicants, and is not binding in any way afterwards)
  • List of publications (if any)
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.
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:
  • Qualifications and knowledge in relevant Economics disciplines.
  • Performance (grades obtained) in relevant courses.
  • Research qualifications as reflected in the project proposal.
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
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. Applications sent by regular mail or by email or received after the deadline will not be taken into account.

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Deadline: 1 May 2019
Unit: Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Økonomisk Institut

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Post expires on Wednesday May 1st, 2019

Postdoc Position in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

Postdoc Position in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics Niels Bohr Institute  Faculty of Science University of Copenhagen   

A postdoc position is open in the newly established theory group of Michele Burrello in Niels Bohr Institute (University of Copenhagen). The research activity will focus on topological phases of matter and it will be carried on in the Center for Quantum Devices (QDEV) and in collaboration with the Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA).   

The appointment duration is two years, with the possibility of an extension. The target starting date is June 2019, but can be changed by arrangement. The position will be funded by the Villum Foundation Young Investigator Grant “Architectures for non-Abelian Anyons”.    The main research topic will be the theoretical study of models with topological order in low-dimensional systems, including both solid state and ultracold atom setups. A particular attention will be devoted to the design of interacting systems with non-Abelian anyons.   

The applicant should have a PhD degree in physics (or expect to defend her/his PhD thesis in the next months), preferably with a strong condensed matter or quantum information background, and should ideally have experience in the numerical simulation of strongly correlated many-body systems. In particular, a former experience with tensor-network simulation of quantum systems, including density matrix renormalization group, is highly appreciated.   

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

The Niels Bohr International Academy is an independent center of excellence for fundamental research hosted by the Niels Bohr Institute.  It main research areas include astroparticle physics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, quantum information, particle physics, cosmology, and theoretical astrophysics. Further information can be found at nbia.nbi.ku.dk.   

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.  The primary criterion for the evaluation of candidates is the excellence of their research.   

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 426.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). 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; in case the PhD thesis has not been defended yet, please specify the expected date of the defence)  
  • Research statement – description of scientific achievements, current research interests and future research plans 
  • Complete publication list (underline the 3 most relevant papers) 
  • Full contact information (name, address, telephone & email) of three professional referees who may be contacted for letters of reference 

The deadline for applications is 6 April 2019.   

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.   As an equal opportunities employer, the University of Copenhagen invites applications from all interested candidates, regardless of gender, age, religion, or ethnic origin.   

If you have any questions please contact Assistant Professor Michele Burrello by mail michele.burrello@nbi.ku.dk   You can read about the recruitment process at:  http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.     

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

Post expires on Saturday April 6th, 2019

PhD position in Quantum Optomechanics at Center for Hybrid Quantum Networks, Hy-Q, Niels Bohr Institute

We are looking for highly motivated, excellent candidates with a master’s degree in physics or related fields, to advance our research in the field of quantum optomechanics.

Project description 

The Quantum Optomechanics group at the Niels Bohr Institute has pioneered a new approach to engineer mechanical systems of unprecedented coherence, based on soft clamping in phononic crystals. We now seek support in applying this new generation of devices for quantum information processing and networking. The research is embedded in the newly established Center of Excellence “Hybrid Quantum Networks Hy-Q,” whose mission is to merge disparate quantum system into large scale quantum networks. The long-term perspective of the research is to enable large scale processing of quantum information over global distances.

The PhD student will implement new concepts for mechanical memories and transducers. Knowledge and experience in quantum optomechanics, phononics and photonics is a plus, but not a necessity. Enthusiasm to acquire, apply and advance scientific skills within a dynamic, hard-working and international team is key.

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

Principal supervisor is Prof. Albert Schliesser, Niels Bohr Institute, albert.schliesser@nbi.dk

Job description 

The PhD position is for a 3-year period and the key tasks as a PhD student at Science are:

•To manage and carry through your research project

•Attend PhD courses

•Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis

•Teach and disseminate your research

•To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad

•Work for the department

Formal requirements

Applicants should have an MSc degree in physics or related fields 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 322,642 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 55,172). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure

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

Please include 

•Cover Letter, detailing your motivation and background for applying for the PhD project

•CV

•Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)

•Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any

•Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),

•Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

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

The deadline for applications is 1 April 2019, GMT +2. Applications received later than this date will not be considered.

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

The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science.

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

Questions 

For further information please contact Prof. Albert Schliesser, Niels Bohr Institute, albert.schliesser@nbi.dk

Further information about the research can be found at http://slab.nbi.dk/

For international applicants please also be aware of the opportunity to apply for the TALENT Doctoral fellowship programme at the Faculty of Science within the area of Quantum Sciences & Technology. Deadline for applications 1 April 2019.

Please find information about requirements here:

https://talent.ku.dk/dokumenter/TALENT_2_Guide_for_Applicants.pdf

Please find information about how to apply here:

https://talent.ku.dk/calls-and-deadlines/how-to-apply/

Applicants are welcome to apply for the Phd position announced and the TALENT programme at the same time. Applicants are welcome to contact Prof. Albert Schliesser for questions about the prospects for applying for the TALENT programme.

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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 April 2019
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet

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Post expires on Monday April 1st, 2019

Postdoc in 3D Bioprinting of Microalgae and Cyanobacteria, Marine Biological Section, Department of Biology

A position as postdoc is available in the Marine Biological Section at the Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen. The postdoc will be financed for 24 months by the project “Printing microbial forests” funded by an Experiment grant from the Villum Foundation (Denmark). The project develops and applies novel 3D bioprinting techniques to design and construct photosynthetic biofilms of various spatial complexity. This includes the use of novel bioinks that incorporate sensor nanoparticles for chemical imaging of printed constructs containing living cells. We look for candidates with a relevant PhD degree (e.g. in bioengineering, mechanical engineering, medical engineering, soft matter physics, biophotonics or materials science) who have a documented expertise in 3D bioprinting, modelling of mass transfer and light propagation, or development of bioinks. Experience with 3D modeling and design software or advanced image analysis will be advantageous.  

The postdoc’s duties will include research within the development and application of 3D bioprinting methods for fabrication of constructs containing microalgae/cyanobacteria in different spatial configurations. This includes 3D design, tests of biocompatibility of various bioinks, measurements of metabolic activity and light propagation, as well as modeling of mass transfer and photon transport in printed constructs. The postdoc will be integrated in a strong interdisciplinary team of sensor chemists and microbiologist. The post may also include performance of other duties, and travel as part of national and international collaborations. The main workplace will be at the Marine Biological Sections premises at Strandpromenaden 5, Helsingør, 3000, Denmark.  

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

Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Michael Kühl (mkuhl@bio.ku.dk).      

The position is open from 1 June 2019 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 426.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.  

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

Please include

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

The deadline for applications is 10 April 2019, 23:59 GMT + 2.    

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

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

Interviews will be held on 29 April 2019.  

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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.

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Employment start: 01-06-2019
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Biology

Post expires on Wednesday April 10th, 2019