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PhD positions in time-domain astrophysics and cosmology

DARK, Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen are offering several PhD fellowships in transient astrophysics, active galactic nuclei, and/or cosmology, commencing 1 September 2018 or as negotiated.
About DARK  
Located at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, DARK’s areas of research include, but are not limited to: theoretical and observational investigations of dark matter and dark energy, quasars, black holes, supernovae, cosmic dust, particle astrophysics, and gravitational lensing. Several new initiatives focus specifically on the theory and observations of astrophysical transients, including gravitational waves. You can read more about DARK here: http://dark.nbi.ku.dk
Project description 
We are looking for talented and highly motivated students who are interested in theoretical and observational astrophysics and cosmology, partly in the area of transient or variable sources such as supernovae, tidal disruption events, gravitational waves, kilonovae and active galactic nuclei.
PhD positions are available in the following scientific areas:
  • dust formation and destruction in and around supernovae
  • cosmographic tests of the cosmological metric – implications for understanding cosmic acceleration
  • the nature of gravitationally lensed transients
  • the origin of heavy elements and the properties of the associated kilonova
  • tidal disruption of stars and other exotic phenomena around supermassive black holes
  • gas and stellar dynamics, supermassive black hole mass measurements, black hole fuelling
  • big data analysis and machine learning in large scale astronomical surveys
  • neutrino astrophysics
PhD students will also be trained in, e.g., paper and proposal writing, transient survey strategies, massive data handling, presentation techniques, and using super-computing facilities. Students will have the possibility to actively engage in transient surveys such as the Pan-STARRS Young Supernova Experiment as well as modern observational facilities such as the Hubble Space Telescope, the ESO Very Large Telescope, the Atacama Large Millimeter Array, and future facilities such as the James Web Space Telescope, Nordic Optical Telescope Transient Explorer, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, or Euclid. PhD students will have guaranteed access to a new high-performance computing cluster, fully reserved to DARK scientists.
The principal supervisors are Christa Gall, Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Giorgos Leloudas, Irene Tamborra, Jens Hjorth, Marianne Vestergaard, and Radek Wojtak. PhD students at DARK have the opportunity to also work with DARK’s other senior or post-doctoral researchers, as well as many international collaborators. For more about DARK’s staff, see http://dark.nbi.ku.dk/people/.
Job description 
The positions are available for 3–5 years depending on the seniority of the student. The key tasks of a PhD student are to:
  • manage and carry out research projects
  • attend PhD courses
  • write scientific articles and PhD thesis
  • disseminate their research
  • conduct an extended stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • help teach bachelor and master student courses
  • work for the Department, e.g., web management, public talks, IT support, etc.
Evaluation criteria 
The majority of successful applicants have an undergraduate degree (equivalent to BSc or MSc) in physics, astrophysics or computer science with strong classroom performance. A research background in astrophysics is very helpful, although research experience in other fields may also be valuable. We look for strong letters of recommendation and will also base our decisions on a careful reading of the submitted cover letters: Our goal is to identify motivated, driven, and enthusiastic students who are well prepared to thrive in an exciting research environment, and who will make the best use of the particular strengths and opportunities at DARK.
Formal requirements 
Applicants should hold a BSc or MSc degree in physics, astrophysics or computer science with excellent results and good English skills.
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus strongly welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, nationality and individual disability.
Questions 
For specific information about the PhD scholarships, please contact the relevant principal supervisors, Christa Gall, christa@dark-cosmology.dk; Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, enrico@dark-cosmology.dk; Giorgos Leloudas, giorgos@dark-cosmology.dk; Irene Tamborra, tamborra@nbi.ku.dk; Jens Hjorth, jens@dark-cosmology.dk; Marianne Vestergaard, vester@dark-cosmology.dk and Radek Wojtak, wojtak@dark-cosmology.dk.
Application Procedure 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
  • Cover letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for a PhD project. Please indicate if you have a preference for a specific research topic (max 2 pages)
  • CV (preferably 2, max 3 pages)
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc if applicable)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g., list of publications (if any; max 1 page)
Please also arrange to have 2 letters of reference sent to references@dark-cosmology.dkby the deadline.
The deadline for applications is 23 June 2018, 23:59 GMT +2. Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered.
Terms of employment
3-year PhD: For PhD students with a MSc degree, the starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 317,448 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43,848). PhD students with a MSc degree are employees at the University of Copenhagen and as such have full vacation benefits (6 weeks per year), access to generous parental leave, and full social and health benefits (also for partners/family). More on employment conditions in Denmark: http://ism.ku.dk/.
4-5 years PhD: Scholarship and terms of employment for integrated MSc and PhD
The positions are also available for candidates who are eligible to be enrolled as a MSc student. For further information about the study programme please see: www.science.ku.dk/phd, “Study Structures”.
In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme (up to three years), the student is entitled to so-called PhD grant portions. The grant portions are financed by the grant donor but not by the Danish State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme Agency (as is the case for the ordinary study grant portions on the BSc and MSc programmes). They are called PhD grant portions because this kind of remuneration is regulated and described in the Executive Order on the State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme in Denmark (SU-bekendtgørelsen), and because the value of a PhD grant portion corresponds to the value of an ordinary Danish study grant portion. Students are awarded 48 PhD grant portions at each DKK 5,839 during the period of their MSc and PhD studies, corresponding to DKK 280,272.
Duty work’ (the teaching and work for the Department items listed under the Job Description): As a supplement to the PhD grant portions, the student may, in accordance with the collective agreement of the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC), be offered ‘duty work’ as part of their employment. In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme, students performing ‘duty work’ are paid by the hour. UCPH has decided to offer students on integrated MSc and PhD schemes 150 hours of ‘duty work’ per year during Part A of the programme (until two years of the combined programme of study remain). ‘Duty work’ during Part A if it has a duration of three years: 450 hours at a rate of DKK 202.64 (+ 12.5% holiday pay), corresponding to DKK 102,586.50.
For further information about Part A please see: http://www.science.ku.dk/english/research/phd/studystructure/integratedphd/.
Salary in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC): In the period after the completion of the MSc programme, the student is employed as a PhD scholar and is remunerated in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The scheme is arranged in such a way that students graduate from the MSc programme at a time when there are two years left of the integrated programme. For this reason, the salary must be paid for a period of two years in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The amounts specified include a supplement locally agreed upon as well as pension contributions: Salary as a PhD scholar: 24 months at a rate of DKK 28,955.15 (including pension contributions and supplement), corresponding to DKK 694,923.
Additional information about the recruitment process is available at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
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: 23 June 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: The Niels Bohr Institute
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Post expires on Saturday June 23rd, 2018

PhD fellow in Chemometrics and Food Chemistry

Department of Food Science, Facultyof Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Chemometricsand Food Chemistry commencing 01.09.2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment 

Departmentof Food Science has research activities within food microbiology, food chemistry, foodanalysis, metabolomics, molecular and technological functionality, foodprocessing technology, exploratory data analysis, gastronomy, sensory qualityand consumer perception: www.food.ku.dk. The PhD candidate will be part of the FoodProteins group headed by assoc. prof. Marianne Nissen Lund: http://bmi.ku.dk/english/research/food_proteins/.

Project description 

The position is partof a Sapere Aude research leader project supported by Independent Research FundDenmark named INSITUQUANT: In Situ Quantification of Protein Modifications inFoods. The INSITUQUANT project offers a unique possibility to explore howsteady-state and lifetime fluorescence spectroscopy and advanced multivariatedata analysis (chemometrics) can be used to develop quantitative in situmethods for protein modifications (induced by oxidation, Maillard reactions andpolyphenols) in foods. The developed in situ methods will be validated againststate-of-the-art analytical chemical methods (typically based on separationtechniques such as ultrahigh performance liquid chromatography combined withmass spectrometry). You can read more about the project here: http://food.ku.dk/english/news/2017/new-project-aims-to-improve-the-quality-of-our-food/.

The successfulcandidate will focus on the use of lifetime and steady-state fluorescencespectroscopy and advanced multivariate data analysis on milk, beer andindividual food proteins. In addition, characterisation of chemical modifications of foodproteins will be performed by various techniques such as liquid chromatography(HPLC, UHPLC, LC-MS/MS), SDS-page, and Western Blots. The PhD candidate istherefore expected to have good hands-on experience with a range of analyticaltechniques and expertise in food chemistry, and will be expected to work aspart of a project team. Multivariatedata analysis will be performed in collaboration with assoc. prof. ÅsmundRinnan from the section for chemometrics and analytical technology atDepartment of Food Science.

Principal supervisor is Associate professor Marianne Nissen Lund, Department of FoodScience, e-mail mnl@food.ku.dk, DirectPhone: 3533 3547.

Job description 

The position is available for a 3-year periodand 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

 

Formalrequirements  

Applicants should hold an MSc degreein Food Science and Technology with good results and good English skills. Ascriteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laidon previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Terms of employment  

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

Terms ofappointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry ofFinance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academicsin the State.

Thestarting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 317.459 including annual supplement(+ pension up to DKK 43.852). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure 

Theapplication, in English, must besubmitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include  

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

TheUniversity wishes our staff to reflect the diversityof society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidatesregardless of personal background.

The deadline for applications is 6 June, 2018, 23:59 GMT +2. 

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorizedrecruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of theInterview 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 thefinal selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head ofDepartment, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and theinterview committee.

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

Questions

For specific information about the PhDscholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Associate professorMarianne Nissen Lund, Department of Food Science, e-mail: mnl@food.ku.dk.

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

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Deadline: 6 June 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Food Science
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Post expires on Wednesday June 6th, 2018

PhD-position in understanding aging using artificial intelligence

PhD-position in understanding aging using artificial intelligence

 

For the Challenge Program ‘ Harnessing the Power of Big Datato Address the Societal Challenge of Aging’ funded by Novo Nordisk Fonden weare looking for a PdD student who is able to apply artificial intelligence tobetter understand the biology of aging. 

 

The PhD student will be anchored at the Departmentof Pathology, Rigshospitalet, Denmark, and the Center for Healthy Aging, Departmentof Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.The Program comprises tens of professionals in several different institutions and you will be able to draw upon the expertise of your experienced colleagues.  

 

Information on the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine can befound at: www.sund.ku.dk  

 

Theappointment is a 3 years full time position, starting August 1st 2018 

 

Job Description 

ThePhD student will utilize big-data and machine learning to investigate howtissues change with aging. The candidate will deploy deep learning algorithmsand natural language processing to describe and understand pathologies in olderpeople.  

 

Qualifications:  

Thecandidate should have proven skills in bioinformatics analysis, particularlymachine learning, natural language processing and neural networks. Knowledgeof, and interest in, cellular and organismal aging is necessary. Mostimportantly, the candidate should show outstanding motivation, a passion forscience and a wish to become a leader in the field. In all cases, the abilityto perform the job will be the primary consideration, and thus we encourage everyone interested in this postto apply, regardless of personal background.  

 

Terms ofsalary and employment: 

Theterms of employment are set according to the Agreement between the Ministry ofFinance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations or otherrelevant professional organization. Successful applicants will receive a generoussalary as well as a monthly contribution of 17.1% of the salary paid into apension fund.  

 

Questions

Forfurther information about the position, please contact Morten Scheibye-Knudsen,Center for Healthy Aging, by email: mscheibye@sund.ku.dk   

 

Foreignapplicants may find the following links useful: www.ism.ku.dk(International Staff Mobility) and www.workingconditions.ku.dk

 

 

Applicationprocedure 

The application must be submitted inEnglish, by clicking on “Apply online” below, and must include the following: 

*Curriculum vitae with a list ofpublications, a report on previous research undertaken, and the names,addresses and contact details of 3 referees 

*Diplomas – all relevantcertificates, including grades 

*An outline of how you couldcontribute scientifically and intellectually to the research of this laboratory(approximately 1 A4 page 

Please note the applicant will becontacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation. 

 

After theexpiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitmentmanager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the AppointmentsCommittee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether theirapplication has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee.Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and eachapplicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment thatrelates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about therecruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk

 

 

 

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Founded in1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark. With37,000 students and 9,000 employees, it is among the largest universities inScandinavia and one of the highest ranking in Europe. The University consistsof six faculties, which cover Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities, Law,Science, Social Sciences and Theology. 

 

 

 

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Deadline: 1 June 2018
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Blegdamsvej 3, 2200 København N
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Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

PhD fellow in Applied Geometry and Stochastic Analysis

Department of Computer Science (DIKU), Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in applied geometry and stochastic analysis commencing 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment 

The Image section at DIKU hosts experts in fields including nonlinear statistics, applied differential geometry, shape modelling, image analysis & processing, computer vision, computer simulation, and machine learning. Their work ranges from theoretical analyses, over algorithm development, to solving concrete problems for science, industry, and society. Biomedical imaging is a central application area, including neuroimaging. The section contributes to the theory of image analysis by studying nonlinear statistics, variational problems, and geometry on manifolds and metric spaces. The section conducts core machine learning research, including deep learning, transfer learning, online learning, kernel methods, stochastic optimization, and concentration of measure inequalities. Furthermore, information retrieval methods are considered. For further information, please visit http://www.diku.dk/english/research/imagesection/ 

Project description 

The PhD student will focus on modelling stochastic variation in nonlinear geometries, Lie group theory, and geometric mechanics. The project will have both theoretical focus on construction, existence, and analysis of stochastic processes in nonlinear spaces; applied focus on stochastic shape modelling and statistics of shape; and numerical focus on implementation of simulation and inference algorithms. When disease processes influence the anatomy of organs, e.g. change of brain shape as a result of neurodegenerative disease, the shape variation can be captured from medical scans and analyzed, for example within the Large Deformation Diffemorphic Metric Mapping (LDDMM) framework. The changing shape is here represented by an element of a Riemannian manifold of diffeomorphisms, and statistical analysis of the data is therefore influenced by the curvature of the diffeomorphism manifold. One concrete goal of the project is to develop stochastic models and estimation algorithms for non-linear LDDMM inspired models. The PhD student will be part of the Centre for Stochastic Geometry and Advanced Bioimaging (CSGB, http://csgb.dk).

The applicant must have documented experience in aspects of differential geometry, stochastic analysis, and/or theoretical statistics/machine learning. The project will require computer implementation of the developed numerical algorithms.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Stefan Sommer, Department of Computer Science, sommer@di.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +4521179125.

Job description 

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

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

Formal requirements 

Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics or equivalent MSc education 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 317.459 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.852). 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)
  • 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 17 June 2018 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/.

Job interviews will be in week 31.

Questions 

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Associate Professor Stefan Sommer, Department of Computer Science, sommer@di.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +4521179125

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

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Deadline: 17 June 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Datalogisk Institut
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Post expires on Sunday June 17th, 2018

A PhD Fellowship in bioinformatics in the Khodosevich Group at BRIC, University of Copenhagen

Our research/Thegroup 

The project will be done in the lab of Dr. Konstantin Khodosevich atUniversity of Copenhagen in cooperation with the lab of Peter Kharchenko atHarvard Medical School. Our lab is interested in brain development and howdevelopmental mechanisms could be employed in brain regeneration. Inparticular, we are interested in neuronal differentiation and maturation duringbrain development in terms of gene expression, functional properties andconnectivity.

 

Project/The researchproject(s) 

The hired PhD student will work mainly on single celland bulk transcriptomics analysis of neurons during brain development in normaland disordered human brains and in mouse models.

Start: Preferably from the 1st of September 2018 or after agreement.

Duration: 3 years with possible prolongation for 1 more year.

Qualifications

We expect you to be a highly motivated and highly ambitious scientistwith the following qualifications:

  • A Master of Science in Computational Biology, preferably with connection to Neuroscience
  • Experience in gene expression analysis using RNAseq
  • Knowledge of programming
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken
  • Previous experience in single cell transcriptomics will be considered as advantage

Place of employment 

The employment is at BRIC,University of Copenhagen. BRIC is part of the Faculty for Health and MedicalSciences and located in the Biocenter, close to the centre of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic andinternational research environment. Our research facilities include modernlaboratories and a number ofcore facilities shared between the 23 research groups at BRIC and theneighboring Finsen Laboratory. We have weekly journal clubs, data clubs, seminars with invited speakersand a young researchers club ASAP and our own PhD programme, MoMeD. BRIC activelyparticipates in the European alliance, EU-life consisting of 13 excellent lifescience research institutions http://eu-life.eu/

Please read more about the Konstantin Khodosevich research group andBRIC on www.bric.ku.dk.

Terms of salary andemployment 

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with theagreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Centralorganization. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 25,141.58 DKK/ca. 3,374.88Euro plus pension. Depending on qualifications and seniority, a higher salarymay be negotiated.

Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, ifthey 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 AcademicStaff at the Universities” of June 28, 2013.

For further information regarding the position, please contact AssociateProfessor Konstantin Khodosevich on konstantin.khodosevich@bric.ku.dk.

Application  

Yourapplication must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below orvia BRIC’s website on http://www.bric.ku.dk/jobs/. The application must include thefollowing documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  • Curriculum vitae 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)

Letters of recommendation 

Furthermore, the applicant shouldprovide two letters of recommendation. To be taken into consideration, theletters must be signed by the supporting persons on paper with institutionalletter head and in PDF-format. The letters should be received before deadline on jobs@bric.ku.dk with subject “name candidate-Khodosevich-PhD-Mar2018”; preferably by the supporting persons. Please make surethat an easy match between the recommendation letter and the individualapplicant is possible.

 

Application deadline: 31 May 2018. 

We reserve the right not to considermaterial received after the deadline, and not to consider applications orletters of recommendation that do not live up to the above-mentionedrequirements.

The further process 

Shortlist: After expiry of the applicationdeadline, the superior with power to appoint selects a number of applicants forassessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants areimmediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment.Applicants who were not passed for assessment should not expect further withregard to their application unless the shortlist is revised.

Assessment: The selected applications will beassessed according to the Ministry Order on the Appointment of Academic Staffat Universities 2012 and the University of Copenhagen’s guidelines 2013. The Assessment Committee makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications andexperience with respect to the above mentioned areaof research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in theadvertisement.

You can readabout the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/.

 

BRIC and University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity ofsociety and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless ofpersonal background. 

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Deadline: 31 May 2018
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: BRIC
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Post expires on Thursday May 31st, 2018

PhD position in Terrestrial Ecology:

The Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, at the University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Terrestrial Ecology on moss-cyanobacteria associations commencing 01.10.2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment

The successful applicant will be based at the Terrestrial Ecology Section (www1.bio.ku.dk/english/research/to/), thereby joining a lively research environment covering a wide range of topics such as plant ecophysiology, biogeochemistry, soil biology and ecosystem-atmosphere interactions. Our section is a diverse group comprising research and teaching staff members, laboratory technicians, PhD candidates and MSc and BSc students, focussing on many aspects of plant and microbial activity, nutrient cycling and global change. The group has state-of-the-art laboratory facilities (http://www1.bio.ku.dk/forskning/to/faciliteter/) and substantial experience in conducting laboratory and field-based experiments.

Project description 

The PhD position is part of a 4-year research project financed by the Danish Fund for Independent Research, Sapere Aude Starting Grant lead by Assistant Professor Kathrin Rousk (https://goo.gl/D9u2VD).

The aim of the project is to identify the climatic (moisture and temperature) and molecular controls of moss-associated nitrogen fixation in samples collected from ecosystems with contrasting climates. The project will involve fieldwork campaigns in arctic tundra (Northern Sweden) and tropical cloud forests (South America) as well as laboratory approaches (e.g. nitrogen fixation assays, transcriptomics, stable isotope tracking). Most of the laboratory work will be performed at the Terrestrial Ecology Section, while research visits to other laboratories are envisioned.

Principal supervisor is Assistant Professor Kathrin Rousk, Department of Biology, kathrin.rousk@bio.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

•To attend PhD courses

•To write scientific articles and your PhD thesis

•To teach and disseminate your research

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

•To work for the department

Formal requirements 

Applicants should hold a MSc degree in biology, ecology, molecular ecology, biogeochemistry or a closely related field. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience. We are seeking a highly motivated and ambitious individual with good interpersonal and communication skills. Previous experience in collecting of and working with live plant material; stable isotope tracking; molecular biology techniques such as DNA extraction and DNA sequencing; cell biological techniques such as fluorescence microscopy will be considered a plus. Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement.

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 317.459 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.852). 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 (1 page) describing your background, personal qualities, research interests and motivation for applying for this position

•CV (max. 2 pages)

•Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)

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

•A short abstract of the MSc thesis

•Full contact details (name, address, telephone & email) of 2 professional referees

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

The deadline for applications is 20.06.2018 23:59 GMT+2.

Procedures and shortlisting 

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 Kathrin Rousk, Department of Biology, kathrin.rousk@bio.ku.dk.

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

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Deadline: 20 June 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Biologisk Institut
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PhD scholarship in Particle Astrophysics

Niels Bohr International Academy and Dark, Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen are offering a PhD scholarship in Particle Astrophysics commencing on 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Description of the scientific environment 
The AstroNu group (http://astronu.nbi.ku.dk) at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen aims at unveiling the nature of fascinating weakly interacting elementary particles, such as the neutrino, and at using them as probes of the engine behind the most energetic transients in our Universe.
Project description 
Neutrinos vastly outnumber all other particles in our Universe, except photons. Neutrinos are weakly interacting particles playing a fundamental role in astrophysical environments. Because of their feeble interacting nature, neutrinos escape almost unimpeded from their sources hence being powerful messengers of extreme astrophysical sites not otherwise accessible.
We are interested in unveiling the nature of these puzzling elementary particles and at using neutrinos as probes of the engine behind the most energetic transients in our Universe, such as core-collapse supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, and compact binary mergers.
We seek all PhD applicants interested in research in theoretical neutrino astrophysics and its applications.
Principal supervisor is associate professor Irene Tamborra, Niels Bohr International Academy, Niels Bohr Institute, tamborra@nbi.ku.dk.
Job description 
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:
  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department
Formal requirements 
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Physics or Astrophysics with outstanding 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 317.448 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.848). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Application Procedure 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
Please include  
  • Cover Letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & 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 June 2018, 23:59 GMT +2. Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered.
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.
Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
Questions 
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor associate professor Irene Tamborra, tamborra@nbi.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 35 33 32 27.
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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Deadline: 1 June 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: The Niels Bohr Institute
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Two PhD fellowships in Lanthanide Solution Chemistry

The positions are available as a 3 year PhD fellowship or in the Integrated MSc and PhD Scheme 

 

Nano-Science Center & Department of Chemistry 

Faculty of Science 

University of Copenhagen 

 

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering one or two PhD scholarships in 2018 commencing in the period from 01.09.2018 – 31.08.2021. The positions are open to candidates with a curiosity driven approach to chemistry. The candidates should be motivated and ready to take control of their own individual research project, which will be conducted in a dynamic, innovative, and multidisciplinary research group under the supervision of Associate Professor Thomas Just Sørensen. The fellowships are supported by the Villum Foundation. 

 

Description of the scientific environment 

The positions are in the group of Thomas Just Sørensen, Nano-Science Center & Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen. More information on the group can be found at https://sites.google.com/view/tjsgroup/home

 

Project description 

Fellowships within preparatory chemistry, each candidate should clearly indicate if they consider themselves experts within the field of organic synthesis or coordination chemistry. The main project is designing new ligands for lanthanide ions. The candidate will work on making new tailored ligands for trivalent lanthanide ions with specific applications in mind. The candidate may work primarily with organic ligand synthesis, or primarily on studying the complexation process. All experimental work relies on coordination chemistry and various forms of spectroscopy. 

 

Principal supervisor 

Associate Professor Thomas Just Sørensen 

Department of Chemistry 

University of Copenhagen 

E-mail: TJS@chem.ku.dk   

https://sites.google.com/view/tjsgroup/home   

 

Job description 

The position is available for a 3/4/5-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are: 

 

•To manage and carry through your research project 

•Attend courses 

•Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis 

•Teach and disseminate your research 

•To stay at an external research institution for a few months, most likely in Oxford, Boston, Tallahassee, Durham and Berkeley 

•Work for the department 

 

Formal requirements 

Applicants should hold a BA or a MSc degree in chemistry with good results and have good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be laid on statements from project supervisors 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 317.459 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.852). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. 

 

Integrated MSc and PhD Scheme 

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

 

Scholarship and terms of employment for integrated MSc and PhD 

PhD grant portions (Ph.D.‐SU klip) 

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

48 PhD grant portions at DKK 5,839 each, corresponding to DKK 280,272. 

 

‘Duty work’ 

As a supplement to the PhD grant portions, the student may, in accordance with the collective agreement of the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC), be offered ‘duty work’. In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme, students performing ‘duty work’ are paid by the hour. UCPH has decided to offer students on integrated MSc and PhD schemes 150 hours of ‘duty work’ per year during Part A of the programme (until two years of the combined programme of study remain). ‘Duty work’ during Part A if it has a duration of three years: 450 hours at a rate of DKK 202.64 (+ 12.5% holiday pay), corresponding to DKK 102,586.50. 

 

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

 

Salary in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional 

Associations (AC) 

 

In the period after the completion of the MSc programme, the student is employed as a PhD scholar and is remunerated in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The scheme is arranged in such a way that students graduate from the MSc programme at a time when there are two years left of the integrated programme. For this reason, the salary must be paid for a period of two years in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The amounts specified include a supplement locally agreed upon as well as pension contributions: Salary as a PhD scholar: 24 months at a rate of DKK 28,955.15 (including pension contributions and supplement), corresponding to DKK 694,923. 

 

Application Procedure 

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

 

Please include 

-Motivation letter including a description what it is that drives you to pursue a PhD degree 

-Cover Letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for, detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project, and including full contact details for 2-4 referees who will support your application and who we may contact if relevant 

-CV 

-Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc/BA/MChem/MSc or equivalent) 

-Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if relevant 

-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 August 1st 2018, 23:59 CET+1. 

Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered. 

 

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

 

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

 

Questions 

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Associate Professor Thomas Just Sørensen, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, e-mail: TJS@chem.ku.dk 

 

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

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Deadline: 1 August 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Kemisk Institut
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PhD fellows in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning

 

Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering two PhD scholarships in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning (NLP/ML) commencing September 1 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The two scholarships are funded by a Google Focused Research Award. 

 

Description of the scientific environment 

The NLP group at the Department of Computer Science is led by Professor Anders Søgaard and is ranked in the top 10 in the world and 2nd in Europe. See current members at http://coastalcph.github.io/ The Department of Computer Science also has strong research groups in related fields such as Information Retrieval, Machine Learning, and Computer Vision. 

 

Project description 

The Google Focused Research Award project will be about using reinforcement learning and multi-task learning to induce multilingual natural language understanding models (e.g., frame-semantic parsers) from high-level expectations about what documents are about. Some of the work will most likely be in collaboration with Google Research. The candidates are expected to provide a project description of about 2-4 pages, describing research interests and what the candidates would bring to the table. 

 

Principal supervisor is Professor Anders Søgaard, Department of Computer Science, soegaard@di.ku.dk  Direct Phone: +45 35329065. 

 

Job description 

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

 

•To manage and carry through your research project 

•Attend PhD courses 

•Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis 

•Teach and disseminate your research 

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

•Work for the department 

 

Formal requirements 

Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Artificial Intelligence, or related fields, with good results and good English skills. In our assessment of your qualifications, we put emphasis 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 317.459 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.852). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. 

 

Application Procedure 

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

 

Please include 

•Project description (2-4 pages) 

•CV 

•Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc) 

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

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

 

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

 

The deadline for applications is 1 June 2018, 23:59 GMT +2. Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered. 

 

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

 

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

 

Questions 

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Anders Søgaard, Department of Computer Science, soegaard@di.ku.dk  Direct Phone: +45 35329065. 

 

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

 

 

 

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Deadline: 1 June 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Datalogisk Institut
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PhD fellow in Theoretical Astroparticle Physics

Departmentof Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology, Faculty of Science at the Universityof Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in theoretical astroparticlephysics commencing in fall 2018 or as soon as possible.

 

Descriptionof the scientific environment: 

The Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA)is an independent centre of excellence hosted by the Niels Bohr Institute (NBI)and functions as the primary centre of fundamental research in the physicalsciences and mathematics. The astroparticle physics group at NBI (http://astropart.nbi.ku.dk/)has broad interests at the interface between astrophysics, cosmology, andfundamental physics.

Project description: 

We are looking for exceptional candidateswith good theoretical foundation who will conduct research in multi-messengerastrophysics. We are particularly interested in candidates with prior experiencein the modelling of high-energy gamma-ray, neutrino, and cosmic-ray emissionfrom non-thermal sources, the propagation of these cosmic messengers beforeobservation, and the analysis of multi-messenger data. The successful candidateis also expected to closely collaborate with the NBI IceCube group (http://icecube.nbi.ku.dk).

Principalsupervisor:  

Markus Ahlers (markus.ahlers@nbi.ku.dk)

Jobdescription: 

The position is available for a 3-yearperiod and your key tasks as a Ph.D. student at SCIENCE are:

* To manage and carry through your researchproject

* Attend Ph.D. courses

* Write scientific articles and your Ph.D.thesis

* Teach and disseminate your research

* To stay at an external researchinstitution for a few months, preferably abroad

* Work for the department

Formalrequirements:   

Applicants should hold an MSc degree inPhysics with good results and good English skills. As criteria for theassessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previouspublications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Termsof employment: 

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

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

The starting salary is currently at aminimum DKK 317.459 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.852).Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Applicationprocedure: 

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

Pleaseinclude:   

* Cover Letter stating your researchinterests and background

* Curriculum Vitae

* Diploma and transcripts of records (BScand MSc)

* Acceptance Letter for the relevant MScProgramme 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 reflectthe diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualifiedcandidates regardless of personal background.

The deadline for applications is 15/06/2018,23:59 GMT +2. Applications received after the deadline for applications willnot be considered.

After the expiry of the deadline forapplications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants forassessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessmentcommittee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. Theapplicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the finalselection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department,based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interviewcommittee.

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

Questions:

For specific information about the PhDposition, please contact Markus Ahlers, email: markus.ahlers@nbi.ku.dk .

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

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Deadline: 15 June 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
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2 PhD positions in quantitative and conceptual modelling of biological systems at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Purpose: The Center for Models of Life at the Niels Bohr Institute has two openings for PhD studies in quantitative and conceptual modelling of biological systems. The positions are funded by an ERC advanced grant under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program, Grant n. 740704 (PI, Professor Kim Sneppen). Starting September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
About you:
We are looking for exceptional candidates with good theoretical foundation that will engage in developing our contemporary theoretical models on dynamics of epigenetics and gene regulation, on dynamics of formation of shapes in embryonic development, or of epidemics in the perspective of immune response of the host. The successful candidate is expected to actively participate in our lively Center and contribute to the atmosphere in our group.
What we offer: 
We offer a highly creative and exciting research atmosphere at the border between physics and biology.  Independent ideas are highly appreciated, and it is possible to formulate alternative projects within the activities in the Center for Models of Life. There is access to laboratory facilities.
CMOL is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age.
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
  • Disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for Niels Bohr Institute as a teaching assistant
Supervisor: Professor Kim Sneppen (Sneppen@nbi.ku.dk), Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen.
Formal requirements 
Applicants should hold a MSc degree in Physics, Complex Systems, Computational Biology or a related field by the start of the position, as well as 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.
Integrated MSc and PhD Scheme (4+4 and 5+3 schemes) 
The positions are also available for candidates who are (or are eligible to be) enrolled at one of the faculty’s master programmes in Physics. The duration of the integrated programme depends on the amount of credits that you have passed on your MSc programme. For further information about the study programme please see: www.science.ku.dk/phd, “Study Structures”.
Terms of employment 
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 for the 3-year Ph.D. is currently a minimum DKK 26,073 (approx. EURO 3,500) per month, plus annual pension up to DKK 43.219/approx. EURO 5,800. Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Salary and terms of employment for the 4- and 5-year, integrated PhD schemes are described here: http://www.science.ku.dk/english/research/phd/filer/Financing_3_5.pdf.
Application Procedure 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW, below.
Please include (PDF only):
  • Cover Letter stating your research interests and background
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)
  • Please arrange to have 2 letters of recommendation sent to Biophysics.NBI.Letters@gmail.com.
The deadline for applications is 15 June 2018, 23:59 GMT +2. Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered.  Interviews will be held in July.
Applications for the postdoc positions are to be made online using this link APPLY NOW

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Deadline: 15 June 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet

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PhD fellow in Structural Biophysics – The structure of membrane proteins under solution conditions studied by small-angle X-ray and Neutron scattering

A PhD position is available from April1st, 2018, at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark under the NordForskfunded project “The structure of membrane proteins under solution conditions”.  

 

The project will be supervised by Prof.Lise Arleth (LA) at the Section for X-ray and Neutron Science, Niels BohrInstitute and Prof. Kresten Lindorff-Larsen (KLL) at the Linderstrøm-LangCentre for Protein Science, Department of Biology, both at the University ofCopenhagen. LA’s group focuses on X-ray and neutron small-angle scattering analyseson biomolecular structures and the associated modelling and data analysis.KLL’s group use molecular simulations and develop methods for integration of simulationswith experimental data. Both research groups are highly interdisciplinary andinternational, and the PhD candidate will work in a vibrant and engagingresearch environment. 

 

The goal of the project is to obtaininsight into subtle interplay between a membrane protein and its local lipidmembrane and aqueous environments. The project combines molecular dynamicssimulations and small-angle X-ray and neutron scattering to investigate theirmolecular structures. The central focus of the project will be to develop novelMolecular Dynamics based strategies for the structural analysis of small-anglescattering data of membrane protein systems. The project will also include developingnovel statistical tools for the integration of heterogeneous sources of datawith computer simulations. 

 

The PhD project is part of a larger Nordforsk-fundedproject that is executed collaboratively also with the research groups of AssocProf Marie Skepö (MS), Department of Chemistry at Lund University and Prof JensPreben Morth (PM), Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway at Oslo University. 

 

The candidate will work with all fourgroups but be anchored at the Structural Biophysics group at the Section forX-ray and Neutron Science at the Niels Bohr Institute, with Prof Arleth as themain supervisor and Prof Lindorff-Larsen as the co-supervisor. The four groupscombine membrane protein molecular and structural biology (PM), X-ray andneutron small-angle scattering methods, SAXS and SANS (LA and MS), andatomistic and coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations to probe the structureand dynamics of biological molecules (KLL and MS), and development of methodsfor advanced data analysis (KLL and LA).  

 

The key molecular target of the project isthe ATP driven magnesium transporter A, MgtA, from E. coli. The functioning of MgtA is, like for most other membraneproteins, closely linked to the properties of the surrounding lipid membraneand aqueous environments. The PhD project will combine experimental data,obtained in collaboration with PM’s group with molecular simulations conductedin parallel by the LA/KLL and MS groups to shed further light on the relevantprocesses. The project will focus on MD supported model development ofmembrane-solvent interaction and development of approaches for validation ofthe simulations against combined SAXS and contrast variation SANS on e.g.phospholipid bilayer vesicles and nanodiscs. The project will then expand thissuch that the SAXS/SANS data analysis and modelling of the MgtA can be handled,including incorporation of correct descriptions of protein-water,membrane-water and membrane-protein interfaces.  

 

Outstanding candidates with a strongbackground in physics, mathematics (applied or mathematical modelling), chemistryor biochemistry are preferred. Strong quantitative skills are essential and theideal candidate has research interests and/or qualifications in one or more ofthe following areas: 

 

-Numerical competences, includingprogramming experience and ability to set up advanced computer-simulations andhandle large data sets   

 

-Experience in computational aspects of proteinchemistry, including hands-on experience in molecular dynamics simulations (atomisticand/or coarse-grained)  

 

-Researchexperience with small-angle X-ray or neutron scattering on biological samples,preferably membrane protein and/or lipid membrane systems 

 

Applicants must document their successfulMSc studies by a high grade point average. If the applicant’s MSc work hasresulted in a publication (accepted or in draft) this is considered a strongadvantage. Candidates must have good interpersonal and communication skills. ExcellentEnglish writing skills are a requirement.  

 

PhDsupervisors: Prof Lise Arleth (main supervisor),Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen (arleth@nbi.ku.dk), and Prof KrestenLindorff-Larsen (co-supervisor), Department of Biology, University ofCopenhagen (lindorff@bio.ku.dk). 

 

Job description: 

Your key tasks as a PhD student at Scienceare:  

 

Manage and carry through yourresearch project 

Take PhD courses 

Write scientific articles andyour PhD thesis 

Participate in workshops andconferences 

Stay at an external researchinstitution for a few months, preferably abroad 

Teach and disseminate yourresearch  

 

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates:  

A master’s degree related to the subjectarea of the project (Physics, Mathematics, Biochemistry, Chemistry or relatedfields). 

 

Specificcompetences relevant to the project. See above list. 

 

The grade pointaverage achieved 

 

Professionalqualifications relevant to the PhD programme 

 

Previouspublications 

 

Relevant workexperience 

 

Otherprofessional activities 

 

Language skills 

 

Formal requirements: The position isavailable for a 3-year period for applicants holding a relevant master’sdegree.  

 

The successful applicant of the PhDscholarship must pass an enrolment in the SCIENCE Graduate School before theFaculty of Science can complete the letter of employment.  

 

Terms of employment 

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

 

The starting salary is currently at aminimum DKK 317,448 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43,848).Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. 

 

Application Procedure 

Theapplication, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLYNOW   

 

Please include 

Cover Letter detailing yourmotivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project. 

CV 

Diploma and transcripts ofrecords (BSc and MSc) 

Other information forconsideration, e.g. list of publications (if any), 

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

Documentation of Englishlanguage qualifications, cf. general rules and guidelines, p. 5 

 

Please note that applicants must upload thefull application including all of the above sections as a single .pdf file,even if the on-line application system does not explicitly ask this. Pleasechoose the section “application” for upload of the full application 

 

The applicant will be assessed according tothe Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation Executive Order no. 1039 of27 August 2013 PhD Order. 

The University wishes our staff to reflectthe diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualifiedcandidates regardless of personal background. 

The deadline for applications is March 9, 2018. Applicationsreceived later than this date will not be considered 

 

Proceduresand shortlisting: 

After the expiry of the deadline forapplications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants forassessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. All applicants are thenimmediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessmentby an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of thecomposition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to commenton the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant himself/herself.Thefinal selection of successful candidates will be made by the Head ofDepartment, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee. 

 

Questions 

Generalinformation about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at PhD Regulations 

 

For specific information about the PhDscholarship, please contact supervisors, Lise Arleth at arleth@nbi.ku.dk andKresten Lindorff-Larsen at lindorff@bio.ku.dk.  

 

Applicationdeadline 9/03/2018 

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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: 9 March 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Friday March 9th, 2018

PhD fellowship in forensic DNA typing

PhD fellowship in forensic DNA typing

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

The Department of Forensic Medicine is offering a three-year PhD fellowship in forensic DNA typing.  The fellowship is available from 1 October 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Project description
In order to improve forensic genetic investigations, there is a need for the development and implementation of new methods. The current project focuses on developing methods that utilises massively parallel sequencing (MPS) for forensic genetic investigations. The aim of the current project is to develop MPS based methods that can be used for identification as well as prediction of physical traits (colour of eyes, hair, skin, etc.) and bio-geographic ancestry in forensic genetic cases. The project will be performed at the Section of Forensic Genetics, Department of Forensic Medicine.

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

Co-supervisor
Senior advisor Claus Børsting, Section of Forensic Genetics, Department of Forensic Medicine.

Required qualifications
As an applicant you must have:
Obtained a Master´s degree in genetics, biology, medicine, or a related field prior to the starting date,
fluency in English and excellent communication skills,
the ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, and
the ability to travel for performing experiments abroad.

Preferred qualifications
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a strong background in genetics, biology, and related fields.

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 forensic genetics.
• Participate in national and international congresses and scientific meetings.
• Stay at an external research institution, preferably abroad.

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
• Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme.
• 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 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 Forensic Medicine and Anthropology.

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. The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.
Minimum monthly salary is DKK 25,759.10 (taxable) + pension contribution.

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

The Department of Forensic Medicine announces three PhD fellowships with deadline for applications on September 18th. 2016.
If you are applicant for more than one PhD fellowship, please state your priority if possible.

Deadline for applications
18 September 2016.  Applications received later than this date will not be considered.

Post application procedure
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 assessor. 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 recruitment process.

Questions
For further information, applicants may contact the principal supervisor, Professor Niels Morling, e-mail: niels.morling@sund.ku.dk.

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Deadline: 18 September 2016
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Dept. of Forensic Medicine
Email: niels.morling@sund.ku.dk
Phone: 35326194
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Post expires on Sunday September 18th, 2016

PhD fellowship in the group of Dimitrios Stamou in the Bionanotechnology and Nanomedicine Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen

One PhD fellowship is available in the group of Dimitrios Stamou in the Bionanotechnology and Nanomedicine Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen.

Suitable Candidate

The Candidate for the PhD must hold an MSc degree in nanoscience or biophysics. Familiarity with fluorescence based assays and microscopy is a necessary requirement, in particular in relation to Confocal based instruments. The candidate is expected to have theoretical background and experience with computer aided image treatment and statistical analysis. Training and skills in the use of programming languages for high content analysis is a requirement, as Matlab or equivalent. Experience with mammalian cell culturing, plating, transfection and imaging are necessary. Candidates without any of the above necessary requirements will not be considered.

The candidates must work actively within an international, cross-disciplinary group of researchers: therefore strong communication and interpersonal skills are required. Excellent written and spoken English is mandatory.
 

Project description

Using fluorescence microscopy and biophysical methods the student will characterise in living cells how membrane curvature affects the sorting and signalling of G protein coupled receptors and selected Ras isoforms.
 

Application

The application has to be submitted online by clicking on "APPLY NOW" below and must include:

1. Motivation/Cover letter (max 1 page)
2. Curriculum vitae including List of publications
3. Copies of diploma/degree certificates for MSc
4. 2-3 recommendation letters highlighting any skills or experience particularly relevant for the project.

Deadline for applications is September 14th 2016 at 11:59 PM CET.

Applications will be handled and processed by the main supervisor and an assessment committee. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
 

Place and Terms of Employment

The employment is in the group of Prof. Dimitrios Stamou, Department of Chemistry and the Nano-Science Center, University of Copenhagen. More information on the group can be found at http://nano.ku.dk/english/research/Nanobio/stamou_group/.

The PhD positions is 3 years and will be carried out in in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) on salaried scholarships. The minimum starting yearly salary is DKK 309,109 yearly plus pension. Supplements can be added according to qualifications. Information about working conditions and taxes is available at www.ism.ku.dk and www.workingconditions.ku.dk.
 

Information about the PhD scholarship

The scholarship is awarded under the prerequisite that the applicant is found qualified and that the project is to be carried out in an internationally recognized and active academic environment.

It is expected that the Scholar follow recommendations and deadlines from the supervisor on writing reports and articles. The scholarship holder is obliged to carry out tasks related to lectures, exercises, laboratory exercises etc. as set by the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

The scholarship is awarded accordingly to the regulations in The Ministry of Science, Technology and Development, Executive order no. 284, April 25th 2008 regarding the appointment of academic staff at the University.

Information regarding the PhD programme at the Faculty of Science can be found here: http://www.science.ku.dk/english/research/phd.

Contact information:

For more information about the position please contact Professor Dimitrios Stamou by e-mail at Stamou@nano.ku.dk.
Deadline: 14 September 2016
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Chemistry
Email: stamou@nano.ku.dk
Phone:
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Post expires on Wednesday September 14th, 2016