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PhD fellow in Organic synthesis, Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in design and synthesis of molecular electron donors and acceptors for organic photovoltaics commencing 01.10.2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The student will also be affiliated to Sino-Danish College (SDC), University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Description of the scientific environment

The research group of Prof. Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen at Nano-Science Center and Department of Chemistry is seeking a creative PhD student with a strong background in organic synthesis chemistry. The group focuses on to design, synthesize, and study advanced functional molecules, in particular π-conjugated molecules. Activities are rooted in organic synthesis. We offer a creative, international and strongly interdisciplinary work environment.

The student has to spend 12 months in the group of Prof. Zhixiang Wei, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, CAS, China. This stay is part of the overall research project to be conducted.

Project description
The project aims at developing novel molecular electron donors and acceptors for organic photovoltaics. In comparison to commonly employed donor polymers in photovoltaics, small-molecule donors have several advantages, such as well-defined molecular structures and molecular weights, electronic properties that can be finely tuned by functionalizations, better crystallinities, the possibility to easily introduce functional groups that can be tuned to control morphology, and good solubilities to allow for various ways of material processing. In regard to electron acceptors, there is today strong focus on replacing Buckminsterfullerene (C60) acceptors with other small-molecule electron acceptors that have better optoelectronic tunabilities, lower costs of production, and higher stabilities. The project is rooted in organic synthesis and will combine the expertises of the two groups within molecular engineering using benzodithiophenes and expanded structures thereof (Prof. Wei, CAS, China) and indenofluorene-extended tetrathiafulvalenes and ladder-type polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (Prof. Nielsen). Redox-active chromophore molecules will be designed to reach optimum HOMO-LUMO gaps and to reach optimum morphology requirements. The control of electronic properties, self-assembly at the nanoscale, and morphologies is crucial for obtaining high photoconversion efficiencies of photovoltaic devices. In addition to synthesis, the project will involve spectroscopic and electrochemical studies as well as device fabrication and studies.

Principal supervisor is Prof. Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen Department of Chemistry, E-mail: mbn@chem.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 51 70 01 44.

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 12 months at National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, CAS, China and to contribute to the educational activities of the Master’s programmes at SDC, Beijing.
  • Work for the department

Formal requirements
To be eligible, you must have completed a degree programme, equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (180 ECTS/3 FTE BSc + 120 ECTS/2 FTE MSc) in chemistry or nanoscience with good results and good English skills. For information of eligibility of completed programmes, see General assessments for specific countries and Assessment database

Furthermore, as the fellowship also requires admission at University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) it is only open to non-Chinese citizens. Due to Chinese national regulations, Chinese citizens are not allowed to be admitted to UCAS through foreign universities. They are instead encouraged to apply for enrollment on a PhD programme through UCAS.

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 333,464 (approx. €44,461) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 54,191). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The PhD student must pursue a double degree according to the rules and regulations of the Danish university, UCAS and SDC which include passing a Chinese language and Culture course.

The PhD student must apply for admission at UCAS within one month after enrolment at the Danish university.

Application Procedure

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

Please include

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)
  • 1-3 reference letters (if any)

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

The deadline for applications is 02.7.2021, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

Questions

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Prof. Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen Department of Chemistry, E-mail: mbn@chem.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 51 70 01 44.

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

Deadline: 2021-07-02 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday July 2nd, 2021

Postdoc positions in Experimental studies of protein stability and degradation

A 2-year postdoctoral position is available from Oct 1st, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter, in the PRISM centre, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The research within PRISM bridges protein biophysics and genomics using computational and experimental methods. The position in this call is focused on the laboratory experimental aspects of PRISM, and research areas include multiplexed-assays of variant effects (deep mutational scanning), protein-protein interactions, molecular cell biology, and studies of protein degradation.

About the centre and research environment
The position is part of the newly established Centre called PRISM: Protein Interactions and Stability in Medicine and Genomics, funded via a six-year Novo Nordisk Foundation Challenge grant. The overarching hypothesis behind PRISM is that by combining the latest developments in structural biology, protein folding, high-throughput experiments, computational biophysics and genomics we may transform our current view of how genomic variation perturbs the stability, folding and function of proteins. In turn, we can use such information to understand, diagnose and ultimately treat human diseases. PRISM is a collaboration between three research groups at the Department of Biology, Copenhagen (led by Kresten Lindorff-Larsen, Amelie Stein, Rasmus Hartmann-Petersen), and Michele Vendruscolo (University of Cambridge, UK), Douglas M. Fowler (University of Washington, US) and Torben Hansen (Novo Nordisk Foundation centre for Basic Metabolic Research, DK).

The postdoctoral fellow will work in the group of Rasmus Hartmann-Petersen, located in the Department of Biology in central Copenhagen. The research group is a member of the highly interdisciplinary and collaborative research environment at the Linderstrøm-Lang Centre for Protein Science. The postdoctoral fellow will work together with scientists from a number of disciplines, and also have the possibility of spending time in one or more of the partner laboratories within PRISM. The groups are highly international and a good level of spoken and written English is essential.

Details of the positions and research topics
The postdoctoral position will work on one or more of the subprojects within PRISM. Long-term goals include developing predictive and mechanistic models for how genomic variation in protein-coding regions (protein variants) affect the stability, interactions and function of proteins. For an introduction to the research see e.g. our recent review (Stein et al, TiBS, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tibs.2019.01.003). Research topics for the positions include:
•    Establishing and performing deep mutational scanning experiments
•    Studies of disease variants in cellular context
•    Finding new components and pathways in cellular protein quality control
•    Determining changes in interaction patterns as consequence of genetic variation

Qualifications
We are seeking motivated and strong applicants with a PhD degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, molecular biomedicine or similar fields with documented prior research experience within one or more of these areas:

•    Genetics with budding yeast and fission yeast
•    Deep mutational scanning experiments
•    Molecular biology with mammalian cells
•    Library-based screens and/or high-throughput technologies with mammalian
•    Protein quality control and the ubiquitin-proteasome system
•    Analysis of data from high-throughput experiments

For further information about the positions, please contact Professor Rasmus Hartmann-Petersen (rhpetersen@bio.ku.dk). Further information about the Department may be found at https://www1.bio.ku.dk/english/

The position is open from Oct 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
The starting salary is currently up to DKK 440.935 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 75.399). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. 

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

The deadline for applications is Sunday July 4th 2021, 23:59 GMT +2

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.
You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Deadline: 2021-07-04 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Sunday July 4th, 2021

211-0775/21-2H – PhD fellow in Telomere Maintenance

PhD fellow in Telomere Maintenance
Department of Biology
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Telomere Maintenance commencing 1.10.2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment

The Section for Functional Genomics at the Department of Biology provides a strong, international environment for research in the field of Genetics and Genomics located at Copenhagen Biocenter, Ole Maaløes Vej 5, Copenhagen N. The Section currently employs 10 principal investigators, 4 technicians, 12 post docs, 25 PhD students as well as a number of undergraduate students.

Project description
In eukaryotes genome integrity is critically dependent on the stability of chromosomes, which is ensured by telomeres. The aim of this PhD project is to use the genetic model system Saccharomyces cerevisiae and human cells to study the role of Mte1/ZGRF1 in telomere maintenance. Phenotypic analysis of mutant yeast and human cells will be used to test the impact of Mte1/ZGRF1 on long-term telomere stability and cellular fitness. We anticipate that this study will profoundly change our understanding of telomere replication and its impact on genome stability.

Principal supervisor is Professor Michael Lisby, Department of Biology, mlisby@bio.ku.dk, Direct Phone: 35322120.

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 biology, molecular biomedicine, biochemistry or a closely related field with excellent results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any), grade point average 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 333,464 (approx. €44,461) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 54,191). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Scholarship and terms of employment for integrated MSc and PhD

PhD grant portions (Ph.D.‐SU klip)

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

48 PhD grant portions at DKK 6,243 each, corresponding to DKK 299,664 (approx. €39,955).

‘Duty work’
As a supplement to the PhD grant portions, the student may, in accordance with the collective agreement of the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC), be offered ‘duty work’. In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme, students performing ‘duty work’ are paid by the hour. UCPH has decided to offer students on integrated MSc and PhD schemes 150 hours of ‘duty work’ per year during Part A of the programme (until two years of the combined programme of study remain). ‘Duty work’ during Part A if it has a duration of three years: 450 hours at a rate of DKK 221.34 (+ 12.5% holiday pay), corresponding to DKK 112,052 (approx. €14,940)

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

Salary in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC)
In the period after the completion of the MSc programme, the student is employed as a PhD scholar and is remunerated in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The scheme is arranged in such a way that students graduate from the MSc programme at a time when there are two years left of the integrated programme. For this reason, the salary must be paid for a period of two years in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The amounts specified include a supplement locally agreed upon as well as pension contributions: Salary as a PhD scholar: 24 months at a rate of DKK 32,304 (including pension contributions and supplement), corresponding to DKK 775,311 (approx. €103,374).

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 anyOther information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • 1-3 reference letters (if any)

Reference letters must be uploaded by the applicant him/herself. The recruiting person must NOT  obtain reference letters which content is not known to the applicant him/herself. This is against Danish law.

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 18 July 2021, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

Questions
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Michael Lisby, Department of Biology, mlisby@bio.ku.dk, Direct Phone: 35322120

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

Deadline: 2021-07-18 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Sunday July 18th, 2021

Postdoc in Avian Paleo-demography

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a 2-year position to commence 1 October 2021.

The post-doctoral job offer is to conduct research in avian paleo-demography and its drivers over the Pleistocene.

Information on the department can be found at: https://globe.ku.dk/ and https://globe.ku.dk/research/cmec/nogues-bravo-group/

Our research
Climate change poses a major threat to biodiversity, potentially outpacing the ability of species to adapt. Yet the scientific community still struggles to anticipate the responses of biodiversity to climate change. Integrating pioneering data and methods across macroecology, evolutionary genomics and paleoclimatology we propose to elucidate the demographic history of bird species during the last million years of climate change. These species inhabit different biomes (from the tropics to the poles) and represent a variety of life-history strategies and ecological traits. We will reconstruct the demographic history under past climate change of a variety of populations across 320 bird species using PSMC methods, and identify the role of life strategies and species traits to explain different demographic responses across species.

We will also provide relevant baselines for avian population dynamics under climate change. Revealing past demography will largely improve our ability to anticipate potential responses of species to ongoing climate warming.  The two-year position is part of a recently funded DFF2 project “DEMOCHANGE”, lead by Professor David Nogués-Bravo, University of Copenhagen, and Guojie Zhang, University of Copenhagen. This position will be in the group of Prof. David Nogués-Bravo based in the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, University of Copenhagen.

Your job
Coordination of sample collections and sequencing, alignment of temporal trends in demography and paleoclimatic conditions, estimates of different responses to climate change and model how species traits modulate those responses across space, time and phylogenies.

Profile
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following competencies and experience:

Qualifications:
We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a PhD degree from ecology and evolutionary, and experience on bird ecology, macroevolution, phylogenetics/phylogenomics, or similar fields. Candidates with below experiences will be highly preferred.

Skills/expertise:

  • phylogenomic/macroevolutionary/macroecological methods (i.e., how ecological traits control demographic responses to climate change over space and time after controlling by evolutionary patterns represented in phylogenies)
  • large dataset management and data curation
  • comparative genetics/genomics
  • strong coding abilities
  • project coordination and supervision of undergraduate/masters students
  • curatorial or collection research-based expertise in birds
  • research-based experience in life-history variation and wildlife conservation.

Software/programming languages:

  • R

For consideration, applications must:

  • Have published in international peer-reviewed journals
  • Highly independent and have experience in project coordination
  • Have good communication skills

The working language is English, thus excellent English speaking, reading and writing skills are required.

Place of employment
The place of employment is at GLOBE Institute, Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, Nørre Campus, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and computational facilities.

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

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 34,900 DKK/ approx. 4,690 Euro (April 2021-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 December 2019.

Questions
For further information about the position, please contact Prof. David Nogues-Bravo (dnogues@bio.ku.dk) or Prof. Guojie Zhang (guojie.zhang@bio.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:  29 June 2021 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

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.

 

Deadline: 2021-06-29 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Tuesday June 29th, 2021

Postdoc position in Chromatin replication and Functional genomics

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher with the expertise in chromatin replication and functional genomics to unravel molecular mechanisms governing genome function maintenance in dividing cells for a fixed 2.5-year position to start in November 2021. The position will be based at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR) in Chromatin replication and Epigenome maintenance research group headed by Prof. Anja Groth.  

More information on the CPR can be found at: https://www.cpr.ku.dk

Our research
The focus of the Groth group is to elucidate how chromatin organization and function is propagated during mitotic cell division to maintain genome and epigenome stability. Our goal is to understand how these mechanisms that underpin epigenetic cell memory impact on cell fate decision in development, cellular reprogramming and epigenetic changes that are prolific in cancer. We take a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to break new grounds in this field. To this end we are applying innovative proteomic and genomic approaches in combination with cutting-edge cell biology, advanced high-content imaging, single molecule analysis of replicating DNA, biochemistry and structural biology. We are a diverse and highly multidisciplinary group with many renowned scientific collaborations both nationally and internationally. We put high value on idea sharing as well as collaborations within the group and externally, and implement Creative Problem Solving as an innovative tool to develop our research projects.  

Your job
You will join a multi-disciplinary research team working on how epigenetic information is transmitted in proliferating cells. In particular, the lab has developed a panel of functional genomic tools to interrogate the impact of DNA replication on the epigenome.
Your tasks will include designing experimental strategies, as well as  generation and analyses of different functional genomics data sets. Other tasks will include dissemination of your discoveries on internal seminars, active participation on international workshops and conferences and writing of scientific manuscripts.

Profile
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following competencies and experience:

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in Life science or related
  • You are highly experienced in Chromatin biology, Epigenetics, or Epigenomics
  • You have an active interest in gene regulation or developmental biology
  • You have documented expertise in Next-generation sequencing (NGS) data workflow and analysis of functional genomics data sets (e.g., ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, RNA-seq, Hi-seq)
  • Good organization and flexibility
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken.

Place of employment
The employment is at CPR (www.cpr.ku.dk), a Novo Nordisk Foundation center of excellence established in 2007 and embedded in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, to promote basic and applied research on human proteins of medical relevance. The Center comprises modern laboratories, supercomputer resources and state-of-the- art facilities within protein science and genomics. CPR is an interdisciplinary international environment with English as the main language. We are located in central Copenhagen, a city with one of the highest qualities of life in the world and a vibrant and highly interactive research environment. The University of Copenhagen has a strong focus on balancing professional life with a family-friendly working environment https://www.ism.ku.dk/faq.

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 2.5 years. Starting date is 1 November 2021 or after agreement.

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 34,622 DKK approx. 4,656 euro (April 2021-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 December 2019.

Questions
For further information please contact Professor Anja Groth; anja.groth@cpr.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, other skills relevant for the position, and names and contact details for 3 references.

3. Copies  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: 29 June 2021, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

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.

 

Deadline: 2021-06-29 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Tuesday June 29th, 2021

Two PhD fellowships in Cellular Stress Signaling, Center for Healthy aging at the Department for Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM)

The University of Copenhagen, Center for Healthy Aging, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM), invites applications for two PhD fellowships from candidates who hold a relevant Master degree. Previous molecular or cell biological experience is welcome. The successful candidates will work on their own projects in collaboration with other members of the team. The period of employment is for 3 years.

Start date: October 1, 2021.

Brief project description

The healthy life of the human organism depends on the long-term fitness of its smallest basal constituents, our cells. When deregulated, the pathologic accumulation of genetic mutations and malfunctioning macromolecules alters or compromises cellular function to promote cancer or premature ageing. Conversely, normal ageing of the human organism is associated with the time-dependent decrease in cellular fitness, caused by gradual loss of genomic integrity, and accumulation of misfolded and dysfunctional macromolecules.

To protect cells from harmful environmental effects, all organisms have developed elaborate surveillance and response mechanisms to counteract such threats. The aim of my research group is to understand the molecular details of these pathways, with an emphasis on MAP kinase induced cellular stress responses. Such work is expected to uncover novel insights into the all-important mechanisms of cellular maintenance and adaptation, which may ultimately be exploited therapeutically to prevent or remedy aging-related diseases. The precise contents of the PhD project will be defined through discussions with the selected candidate.

The work will be supervised by Professor Simon Bekker-Jensen, Center for Healthy Aging.

For further information on the group’s research, please follow this link: https://icmm.ku.dk/english/research-groups/bekker-jensen-group/.

The Department

The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine focuses on basic cellular and molecular biological processes, their regulation and their significance for cell function, interaction and organization in tissues. The Department offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate teaching programs spanning cell biology, genetics and basic human biology, including chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, as well as anatomy. The position also carries an obligation to conduct some undergraduate teaching and associated examinations.

You can read more at https://icmm.ku.dk/english/ and https://healthaging.ku.dk/.

Terms of employment:

The successful PhD candidates will be offered a full-time position (37 working hours per week) for a period of three years, contingent on a satisfactory performance, with the specific intent that it results in a PhD degree and scientific publications.

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

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins at DKK 27,788 / approx. EUR 3,929 (April 2021-level) plus an employer paid pension contribution.

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

Your application

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. a motivation for the application (up to 1 A4 page)
  2. curriculum vitae
  3. list of publications (if possible)
  4. copy of MSc diploma and grade transcripts
  5. A short review of scientific research conducted previously for an MSc thesis.

Deadline for applications: 1 July 2021, 23:59 p.m. CET.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7,850 students, 1,700 PhD students and 4,800 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

Deadline: 2021-07-01 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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Post expires on Thursday July 1st, 2021

PhD fellow in Experimental Biophysics

Department of physics, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in experimental biophysics commencing 01.12.2021.

Description of the scientific environment
The experimental biophysics group at the Niels Bohr Institute constitutes several postdocs and PhD students and a number of master students who carry out research in diverse areas of biophysics. The main focus is physics of the cell surface including membrane biophysics and biomechanics of the cell surface. More information about the group can be found on this link: https://nbi.ku.dk/english/research/biocomplexity/bendix-lab/

Project description
Virus budding from the surface of infected cells is a key step in the spreading of pathogenic viruses.
Despite its simple composition, the seemingly simple virion particle still remains a threat to humanity as evident from the 500.000 annual deaths resulting from flu epidemics and the recent outbreaks of coronaviruses, COVID-19 and SARS. This project aims at understanding the fundamental physical mechanism behind the enigmatic virus budding and release from the infected cell by addressing how physical interactions between the proteins and membrane facilitate the release of new virions. Physical properties of virus proteins and their interaction with cell membranes have been poorly studied despite the common assumption that viruses bud from raft domains and virus proteins have affinity for cholesterol enriched domains. These assumptions lack solid evidence which can be collected with new technologies as presented in this project. Furthermore, the physical forces involved in the budding process have not been studied and the mechanism behind ESCRT independent viral budding remains elusive. The generic approach presented here to tackle these questions will provide a new understanding of how proteins in general remodel membranes during viral proliferation and other biological functions.

Principal supervisor is Assoc. Prof., Poul Martin Bendix, biophysics department at the Niels Bohr Institute, bendix@nbi.dk , Direct Phone: 35325251.

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, nanoscience or similar 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 333,464 (approx. €44,461) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 54,191). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • Cover Letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)
  • 1-3 reference letters (if any)

Reference letters must be uploaded by the applicant him/herself. The recruiting person must NOT  obtain reference letters which content is not known to the applicant him/herself. This is against Danish law.

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  Sunday 15 August 2021, 23:59 GMT+2.

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

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

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

Questions
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Assoc. Prof., Poul Martin Bendix, biophysics department at the Niels Bohr Institute, bendix@nbi.dk , Direct Phone: 35325251.

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

Deadline: 2021-08-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

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Post expires on Sunday August 15th, 2021

Post Doc Positions at Center for Economic Behavior and Inequality (CEBI), Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

CEBI is a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. CEBI provides cutting-edge research on the role of economic behavior for differences in income, wealth, health and many other outcomes. The focus is on empirical research often exploiting the globally unique Danish data research infrastructure that enables CEBI members to combine various population administrative registers on individuals’ background, choices and outcomes, and also to combine these data with information about behavioral characteristics of individuals obtained from large-scale controlled experiments and surveys.

CEBI combines several fields and methods: Microeconometrics, Experimental and Survey Methods, Structural Modelling, Public Economics, Labor Economics, Health Economics, Consumption Theory, Household Finance, Political Economics.

The current group includes 14 senior researchers, 13 junior researchers, 10 PhD students and 10 external members from NYU, Pompeu Fabra, Princeton and Zürich.

For further information about CEBI see www.econ.ku.dk/cebi.

CEBI is looking for an excellent candidate with a strong background in some of the above-mentioned research fields. The position will have a duration of up to two years with the possibility of one year extension. Employment is expected to begin as soon as possible but no later than 1st of January 2022.

Qualifications  
Employment as Post Doc at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, requires a PhD degree in Economics.

Salary and conditions of employment  
Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The basic annual salary for postdoctoral researchers is in the range DKK 418.700 – 440.900 (about EUR 54,300 – 59,200). In addition to the salary paid directly to you, the university will also pay a monthly contribution to your pension fund corresponding to 17.1 % of your salary. Negotiation for additional supplements will be possible. Foreigners are potentially eligible for a special tax scheme for international researchers, see https://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/taxes/ 

Application  
Applications should include the following parts:  

1) application, including reasons for applying for this position (max. 2 pages)  

2) curriculum vitae, including list of publications/working papers  

3) diplomas – all relevant certificates  

4) publications/working papers to be considered in the assessment (max. 5)

5) It is possible, but not a requirement, to send recommend letters to CEBI administrator Tine Ceccardi (tine.ceccardi@econ.ku.dk

The parts must be clearly labeled with the above-mentioned numbers.  

Applications will be assessed based on these mandatory enclosures. Please note that no further enclosures will be considered. Applications that do not meet the requirements listed above will not be taken into consideration.

The deadline for applications including enclosures is September 1 (at Midnight 23:59 Danish Time). Applicants are notified about the final decision before October 1.

Formal 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 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

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

For further information about CEBI and the Post Doc Position please contact Center Administrator Tine Ceccardi (tine.ceccardi@econ.ku.dk) or Director Claus Thustrup Kreiner (ctk@econ.ku.dk)

Further information about the application procedure is available from HR-officer Pernille Lykke Paulssen, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk

Please note: Applications must be submitted via this link.

Applications received after deadline will not be considered.

Deadline: 2021-09-01 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Wednesday September 1st, 2021

PhD fellow in Physics

The Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering 1-2 PhD scholarship in Biocomplexity commencing 1 December 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Scientific environment
We conduct research on a broad range of aspects within the science of complex phenomena in physics. In particular we focus on phenomena on the boundaries between physics, biology and medicine. We engage on topics ranging from pattern formation, morphogenesis, bacterial infections, networks, virus-host interactions, development, stem cells, cellular behaviour, active matter, genetic regulation, and protein aggregation.

We offer a highly creative and exciting research atmosphere at the vibrant border between physics, biology and medicine. The PhD fellowship is given in accordance with Danish legislation and will typically run for 3 years. The salary is set accordingly to Danish Union Contracts which are quite competitive on an international scale. 

Project
This project aims to investigate the use of differentiable programming techniques to combine physical models and techniques from machine learning for applications in biophysical systems. Research areas could include morphogenesis, computer vision, network optimization, disease diagnosis, expert knowledge in neural networks, probabilistic modeling, large-scale model fitting, etc. In general, the student is encouraged to formulate new avenues of research within the activities of the bio-complexity group mentioned above.Experience with biophysical systems and machine learning is a plus, interest in these fields is a must.

Principal supervisor is Julius Bier Kirkegaard, Niels Bohr Institute, julius.kirkegaard@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, mathematics, computer science or any similarly technical field with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous research (if any).

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 333,464 (approx. €44,461) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 54,191). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Scholarship and terms of employment for integrated MSc and PhD

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

48 PhD grant portions at DKK 6,243 each, corresponding to DKK 299,664 (approx. €39,955).

'Duty work'
As a supplement to the PhD grant portions, the student may, in accordance with the collective agreement of the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC), be offered 'duty work'. In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme, students performing 'duty work' are paid by the hour. UCPH has decided to offer students on integrated MSc and PhD schemes 150 hours of 'duty work' per year during Part A of the programme (until two years of the combined programme of study remain). 'Duty work' during Part A if it has a duration of three years: 450 hours at a rate of DKK 221.34 (+ 12.5% holiday pay), corresponding to DKK 112,052 (approx. €14,940)

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

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

Associations (AC)
In the period after the completion of the MSc programme, the student is employed as a PhD scholar and is remunerated in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The scheme is arranged in such a way that students graduate from the MSc programme at a time when there are two years left of the integrated programme. For this reason, the salary must be paid for a period of two years in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The amounts specified include a supplement locally agreed upon as well as pension contributions: Salary as a PhD scholar: 24 months at a rate of DKK 32,304 (including pension contributions and supplement), corresponding to DKK 775,311 (approx. €103,374)

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 specific PhD project.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)
  • 1-3 reference letters (if any)
  • Example of code written by you that you are proud of (optional)

Reference letters must be uploaded by the applicant him/herself. The recruiting person must NOT  obtain reference letters which content is not known to the applicant him/herself. This is against Danish law.

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 Sunday 12 September 2021, 23:59 GMT+2. 

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

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

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

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Julius Bier Kirkegaard, Niels Bohr Institute, julius.kirkegaard@nbi.ku.dk

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

Deadline: 2021-09-12 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

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Post expires on Sunday September 12th, 2021

PhD fellowship in microbial immunology

We are offering a PhD fellowship in microbial immunology commencing 1 October 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Our group and research
The Microbial and Nutritional immunology Group is lead by professor  Hanne Frøkiær. The main research interests lie within cellular immunology and how microorganisms, microbial compounds, and dietary compounds interact with and affect the immune system. Furthermore, how bioactive molecules in their natural matrix interact with and affect cells and whole organisms.

Project description

The project entitled ‘Polyphenols as the starting point for a generation of new antibiotics with build-in immune-enhancing activity (Polyantibiotics)’ investigates chemically synthesized stilbenes and derivatives for their antibiotic effect as well as their immune enhancing effect against methicillin resitant S.aureus. The immune enhancing effects and the underlying mechanisms will be assessed in in vitro cell models in mice.

Principal supervisor is Professor Hanne Frøkiær, Institute of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, hafr@sund.ku.dk, +4533353150.

Start:             1 October 2021

Duration:       3 years as a PhD student

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

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. MSc. In Biology-Biotecnology or Molecular Biomedicine

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience and courses, e.g. laboratory animal science ABD
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in immunology and cell biology
  • Language skills

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Institute of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and an animal facility.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline:  30 June 2021, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in week 31 and 32

Deadline: 2021-06-30 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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Post expires on Wednesday June 30th, 2021

PhD scholarship in Social Data Science at the Copenhagen Center for Social Data Science, University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and a newly establish research unit UDDanKvant

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship in social data science in conjunction with the newly established research unit UDDanKvant, The research unit UDDanKvant is focusing on quantitative and econometric research on the topic of children and education. The unit is a corporation between Danish Ministry of Education and Department of Economics, Department of Sociology and Copenhagen Center for Social Data (SODAS) all at the faculty of Social Science at University of Copenhagen. Enrolment will be at the Faculty of Social Sciences under Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences. The PhD student will be formally employed at SODAS, but will also spend time at the Danish Ministry at Education.

The preferred position starting date is on 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible.

Introduction

The PhD program 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 program includes the drafting of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, teaching, and other forms of knowledge dissemination. The PhD program can be undertaken as a three year full-time study within the framework of the 5+3 study program, or as a four year full-time study program within the framework of the 4+4 study program. The PhD student in the current project will have a solid connection to both SODAS, the research unit as well as the Danish Ministry of Education.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for a PhD candidate to work on novel applications of data sources and machine learning methods for causal inference in education policy. Applicants can have a background from either within social science and have skills with quantitative methods (e.g. economics, sociology) or the computational sciences (e.g. mathematics or data science). We are looking for the most talented candidates that ideally bring some knowledge and experience in the area of education policy or data science broadly defined, or both.

The Research Unit and Project

The purpose of UDDanKvant is twofold: 1) to deliver excellent quantitative research within the field of children and education, with a particular focus on effect evaluation 2) to develop econometric competences and methods within the field.  The unit will contribute with new knowledge in the field which can qualify policies and future decision on e.g. child care and education. The unit will work in close cooperation with the Danish Ministry of Education, which will contribute with detailed knowledge on data and interventions. The head of research unit is Mette Ejrnæs (see https://www.econ.ku.dk/Nyheder/Alle_nyheder/new-unit-at-ucph-to-put-focus-on-research-into-children/).

As part of the Ph.D. project, the applicant will take part in a project that aims to i) examine learning in schools through new digital platforms and ii) apply new methods for computing individualized treatment effects from causal machine learning methods. One sub-project will measure the effect of lockdown and learning from home using the digital data and examine whether local policies that allows vulnerable children to show up at school during lockdown mitigated the learning loss. The project will be led by Andreas Bjerre-Nielsen and Sune Lehmann. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The PhD student will be involved in conducting research in social data science in conjunction with the overall project and the affiliated research unit. UCPH will provide supervision and support for the student.

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

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

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/ 

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

Information about the PhD study program can be obtained by contacting the Head of the PhD programme in Social Data Science, Robert Böhm: rb@sodas.ku.dk

Qualifications

Candidates possessing the following qualifications are strongly preferred:

  • Experience working with (large) data sets, for example, from past work as a research assistant or from independent research.
  • A track record of strong academic performance.
  • Experience from past coursework in machine learning as well as econometric methods.
  • Reading Danish is not a requirement but is an advantage.

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 enroll as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.  

Scholarship in the 5+3 or in the 4+4 PhD study program 

 The 5+3 PhD study program

In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study program the applicant must have completed a two year MSc degree program, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment. Applicants should check the study programs 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 will be shared between tasks at VIVE and UCPH and tasks can include for instance teaching.  

The 4+4 PhD study program 

Students who have completed a BSc plus 60 ECTS of an MSc degree program would enrol as PhD students simultaneously with their enrolment in the MSc degree program. Applicants should check the study programs 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 280 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. 

How to apply

Submit a complete application at our online portal. Click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page to apply. The documents must be in Adobe PDF or Word.

  • Cover Letter. The letter must detail your motivation and background for applying for the project.
  • An  outline of ideas for projects under the frame of the overall project (potentially related to questions of resources assigned to daycare centers or starting age). The outline should describe potential ideas for identification strategies that are suitable and critically discuss challenges.
  • CV   
  • Diploma and/or transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)   

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.  

Application process  

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 recruitment process

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 here. 

Information about the recruitment process is available from Salma Schou, HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID 211-0787/21-2H

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

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

The closing date for applications is 29 June 2021 at 23:59 CET

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

Contact information

For more information please contact Assistant Professor, Andreas Bjerre-Nielsen abn@sodas.ku.dk.

Deadline: 2021-06-29 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Tuesday June 29th, 2021

Postdoc in Vertebrate Population Genomics

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a 2-year postdoctoral position, to start 1 October 2021. The position would be principally supervised by Associate Professor Eline Lorenzen and Professors Morten Allentoft and Tom Gilbert, and will focus on the integration of conventional population genomic data with environmental DNA data using vertebrates as a model.

Information on the department can be found at www.globe.ku.dk.

Our research
The GLOBE Institute’s main purpose is to address basic scientific questions through interdisciplinary approaches. The institute operates at the intersection of natural and medical sciences and the humanities, and has considerable expertise in the development and application of novel genetic based tools for the study of life, for example for the study of questions related to ecology and evolution.

Your job
You will be involved in a project that aims to bridge the gap between two disciplines that are traditionally kept separate, ie. environmental DNA and population genomics, with an ultimate aim of shedding light into the evolution of vertebrates spanning a range of different climates.
The project will blend a highly diverse set of methods and techniques, both in the wet- and dry-lab. You will be responsible to generate vertebrate genomic data from sediment cores, as well as from modern and historic tissue samples.
You will have access to all tissue samples and some pre-generated datasets of sedaDNA from fresh water and marine environments by the start of the project. The final dataset will include two temperate taxa (cichlids, chameleons) and pinnipeds from the high Arctic.

You will use insights gained from multiple unique datasets to address overarching questions in relation to evolution of various taxa due to different environmental and climatic factors to better understand how species responded to change in the past and may respond to future changes.
Likely approaches that will be used include (i) population genomic analyses (PCA, admixture, etc.) (ii) genomic scans to identify areas of the genome under selection, (iii) studies of variation changes in genome diversity through time, (iv) reconstructing demographic history. Results will be interpreted together with known environmental variables in each unique region.

Your key tasks would be:

  • Perform DNA extractions and build sequencing libraries from modern and historic tissue samples
  • Data curation, storage, and quality control for large (meta)-genomics datasets
  • Performance of population genomics (PCA, admixture, etc.) and metagenomics analyses using NGS data to better understand the evolutionary relationships from various vertebrate species
  • Provide intellectual input to related PhD and MSc student projects
  • Actively collaborate with researchers involved in population genomics, eDNA and vertebrate evolution
  • Contribute to writing scientific papers in high impact journals (as a lead and co-author).

Profile
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following competencies and experience:

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in Population and/or Evolutionary Genomics
  • You are highly experienced in the generation and analysis of population genome scale datasets
  • You have prior expertise in the generation and analysis of environmental DNA data, for example using sediment and/or water samples, with a focus on the study of animal genetics.
  • You have an active interest in vertebrate evolutionary biology
  • You have prior knowledge in herpetology, marine mammals, seda/eDNA/aDNA
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken.

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Prior expertise working on vertebrate population genomics
  • Publication of peer review papers, with roles including both first and middle author.
  • Evidence of independent leadership
  • Prior expertise writing research grants.

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the GLOBE Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include state of the art laboratories for the generation of ancient and modern DNA datasets, and high-performance computing facilities suitable for bioinformatics analyses.

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

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 34,899 DKK/ approx. 4,690 Euro (April 2021-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 December 2019.

Questions
For further information please contact Professor Eline Lorenzen (elinelorenzen@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: 19 July 2021, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

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.

Deadline: 2021-07-19 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday July 19th, 2021

Two PhD positions in the protein analysis group

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACY, FACULTY OF HEALTH AND MEDICAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN                   

The Department of Pharmacy, under the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for two PhD positions, for a period of 3 years, starting from 1st Oct, Nov or Dec 2021.

Job description

Proteins are versatile and highly potent drug candidates and account for a rapidly growing number of new drugs in development. Specialized analytical tools are needed to characterize these large and complex biomolecules. Hydrogen/deuterium exchange mass spectrometry (HDX-MS) has become an established analytical technique that can provide unique insights into the conformation, dynamics and interactions of proteins in solution. In a collaboration between the Protein Analysis Group and the Microscale Analytical Systems Group, we will develop microfluidic solutions to improve the HDX-MS method.

The overall aim of both PhD projects is to build on existing work in the group and develop and apply microfluidic components and couple these to mass spectrometry to realize an improved workflow for HDX-MS. The developed microfluidic HDX-MS solutions will be used to investigate several complex protein systems of therapeutic interest.

The two PhD candidates will work in the Protein Analysis Group under the supervision of Professor MSO Kasper Rand (primary supervisor), in close collaboration with the Microscale Analytical Systems Group (co-supervisors Prof. Jorg Kutter or Associate Professor Nickolaj Petersen). The two PhD fellowships are funded through a grant from the European Research Councils (ERC Consolidator Grant).

The key tasks as a PhD student are:

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

Qualifications required

Applicants must have must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree within either of the following fields: microfluidics, analytical chemistry, protein mass spectrometry or HDX-MS. Applicants with lab-based experience within one or more of these areas will be preferred, particularly relevant is the field of microfluidics. The most successful applications will be those with experience with working at the interface between the fields of microfluidics, analytical chemistry and/or protein mass spectrometry/HDX-MS. Finally, the PhD candidates will be expected to engage in some teaching in analytical chemistry at either bachelor or master level courses.

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in the fields of study described above.
  • Language skills

Further information

For further information, please contact either Professor MSO Kasper D. Rand (kasper.rand@sund.ku.dk, tel. +45 2371 2556).

Place of employment

The Department of Pharmacy plays a key role in advancing the pharmaceutical sciences in Denmark and internationally. It is devoted to research and research-based teaching in drug formulation and manufacturing, drug-related analytical and physical chemistry, drug metabolism, chemical toxicolog and medicines use. The scientific and teaching objectives of the Department encompass the areas of Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry, Biopharmaceuticals/Biologics, Pharmaceutical Technology and Engineering; Pharmaceutical Design and Drug Delivery and Clinical and Social Pharmacy.

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

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

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 27.780 DKK /approx. 3.730 EUR (April 2021-level) plus pension.

As an equal opportunities, employer, the University of Copenhagen encourages all qualified applicants to apply, regardless of gender, age, religion and ethnic origin.

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

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

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

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

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline:  12 July 2021, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Deadline: 2021-07-12 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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Post expires on Monday July 12th, 2021

Postdoc in Privacy and Machine Learning

Postdoc in Privacy and Machine Learning
Department of Computer Science
Faculty of Science

 

University of Copenhagen

The Department of Computer Science (DIKU) at the University of Copenhagen has an open research position in the domain of privacy preserving machine learning, initially with a focus on secure multiparty computation and deep learning. The postdoc will be located at DIKU, which is part of the Copenhagen ELLIS unit. The research will be conducted in collaboration with researchers in cryptography from Aarhus University.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within machine learning and cryptography and participation in the Digital Research Center Denmark (DIREC).  

The position requires a solid background in cryptography. Knowledge in machine learning and multiparty computation is a plus. Successful candidates must have demostrated their ability to publish in top tier venues in machine learning (NeurIPS, ICML, KDD, COLT, CVPR) and/or cryptography (Crypto, Eurocrypt, Asiacrypt, ACM CCS, IEEE S&P, USENIX Security).

Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Christian Igel.

The position is for 24 months and open from November 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

Terms of employment

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

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

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 440,935 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 75,399). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

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

The deadline for applications is September 15, 2021, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

Interviews will be held on October 1, 2021.

Deadline: 2021-09-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

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Post expires on Wednesday September 15th, 2021

PhD scholarship in Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and a newly establish research unit UDDanKvant

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship in economics in conjunction with the newly established research unit UDDanKvant, The research unit UDDanKvant is focusing on quantitative and econometric research on the topic of children and education. The unit is a corporation between Ministry of Education and Department of Economics, Department of Sociology and Copenhagen Center for Social Data all at the faculty of Social Science at University of Copenhagen. Enrolment will be at the Faculty of Social Sciences under Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences. The PhD student will be formally employed at the department of Economics at UCPH, but will also spend time at the Ministry at Education.

The preferred position starting date is on 1 September 2021.

Introduction

The PhD program 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 program includes the drafting of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, teaching, and other forms of knowledge dissemination. The PhD program can be undertaken as a three year full-time study within the framework of the 5+3 study program, or as a four year full-time study program within the framework of the 4+4 study program. The PhD student in the current project will have a solid connection to both Department of economics and the research unit as well as the ministry of education.

The Research Unit and Project

The purpose of UDDanKvant is twofold: 1) to deliver excellent quantitative research within the field of children and education, with a particular focus on effect evaluation 2) to develop econometric competences and methods within the field.  The unit will contribute with new knowledge in the field which can qualify policies and future decision on e.g. child care and education. The unit will work in close cooperation with the Ministry of Education, which will contribute with detailed knowledge on data and interventions. The head of research unit is Mette Ejrnæs (see https://www.econ.ku.dk/Nyheder/Alle_nyheder/new-unit-at-ucph-to-put-focus-on-research-into-children/).

As part of the Ph.D. project, the applicant has the opportunity to take part in several planned projects, among them a project on daycare and the effect of extra resources for vulnerable children in daycare or a project on the optimal staring age in daycare. The project will be led by Miriam Wüst. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The PhD student will be involved in conducting research in economics in conjunction with the overall project and the affiliated research unit. UCPH will provide supervision and support for the student.

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

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

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

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

Information about the PhD study program is also available on the PhD website of the Department of Economics.

https://www.econ.ku.dk/phd/

Qualifications

Candidates possessing the following qualifications are strongly preferred:

  • Experience working with (large) data sets, for example, from past work as a research assistant or from independent research.
  • A track record of strong academic performance.
  • Experience from past coursework in economics and econometric methods.
  • Reading Danish is not a requirement but is an advantage.

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 enroll as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.  

Scholarship in the 5+3 or in the 4+4 PhD study program 

The 5+3 PhD study program

In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study program the applicant must have completed a two year MSc degree program, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment. Applicants should check the study programs 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 will be shared between tasks at Ministry of Children and Education and UCPH and tasks can include for instance teaching.  

The 4+4 PhD study program 

Students who have completed a BSc plus 60 ECTS of an MSc degree program would enrol as PhD students simultaneously with their enrolment in the MSc degree program. Applicants should check the study programs 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 280 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. 

How to apply

Submit a complete application at our online portal. Click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page to apply. The documents must be in Adobe PDF or Word.

  • Cover Letter. The letter must detail your motivation and background for applying for the project.
  • An  outline of ideas for projects under the frame of the overall project (potentially related to questions of resources assigned to daycare centers or starting age). The outline should describe potential ideas for identification strategies that are suitable and critically discuss challenges.
  • CV   
  • Diploma and/or transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)   

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.  

Application process  

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 recruitment process

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 here. 

Contact information
For more information about the PhD programme, please contact professor Mette Ejrnæs mette.ejrnes@econ.ku.dk  

Information about the recruitment process is available from Salma Schou, HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk  please refer to ID 211-0776/21-2H

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

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

The closing date for applications is 29 June 2021 at 23:59 CET

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

Deadline: 2021-06-29 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences

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Post expires on Tuesday June 29th, 2021

PhD fellow in Quantum Optomechanics at the 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 specializes in measurement, control and conversion of motional quantum states. We have pioneered mechanical systems with exceptional coherence which allow reaching new regimes in terms of sensitivity and efficiency when it comes to measuring the smallest forces and displacements.

The goal of the PhD project is to enhance the sensitivity in mechanical measurements by means of quantum correlations and entanglement. The latter are generated in ultracoherent optomechanical systems [1-3] by means of parametric modulation or stroboscopic probing [4]. Both theoretical modelling and experimental implementation will be part of the project. Applications range from gravitational wave detectors to quantum-limited scanning probe microscopy.

The research is embedded in the Center of Excellence “Hybrid Quantum Networks Hy-Q,” whose mission is to merge disparate quantum system into large scale quantum networks.

We are looking for individuals enthusiastic to acquire, apply and advance their scientific skills within a dynamic international team. Experience in the fields of experimental and theoretical quantum optomechanics, electromechanics, nanomechanics, and ultralow-temperature techniques is a plus.

Employment date is 1 October  2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

[1] Y. Tsaturyan et al., Nature Nanotechnology 8, 776 (2017)
[2] M. Rossi et al., Nature 563, 53 (2018)
[3] D. Mason et al., Nature Physics 15, 745 (2019)
[4] M. Brunelli et al., Phys. Rev. Research 2, 023241 (2020)
 

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 excellent results and very 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 328,355 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 53,360). 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),
  • 1-3 reference letters (if any)

Reference letters must be uploaded by the applicant him/herself. The recruiting person must NOT  obtain reference letters which content is not known to the applicant him/herself. This is against Danish law.
 

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

The deadline for applications is 4 July 2021. 23:59 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 https://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/

Deadline: 2021-07-04 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

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Post expires on Sunday July 4th, 2021

PhD fellow in Geochemistry/Geology at the Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management

The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a three year PhD position focusing on the combination of chromium and cadmium stable isotopes in ancient sedimentary archives to reconstruct redox conditions and bioproductivity in ambient seawater, with the ultimate aim to link respective signals to climate fluctuations in the past. The projects build on both, experimental and applied research strategies.    

The ideal candidate will have a solid (isotope-) geochemistry/geology base knowledge and familiarization with sedimentary processes is an advantage. Previous experience with working in clean lab environments, with isotope geochemical systems and respective analytical techniques, such as TIMS and/or MC-ICPMS, are beneficial. Willingness and interest to perform own laboratory experiments and to process samples through our laboratory facilities is a prerequisite. The PhD’s duties will include research, manuscript preparation, help with MSc student supervision and assistance with teaching.

Your work place will be the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN), which conducts research and education on the past, present and future physical, chemical and biological environments of the Earth and their interactions with societal and human systems to provide candidates and research in support of sustainable future solutions for society. We value scientific interactions among colleagues, cross disciplinary interactions and care for the early career scientists.  Further information on the Department can be found at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. The PhD fellow will be established in the Section for Geology. Inquiries about the position can be made to Robert Frei (robertf@ign.ku.dk).

The position is open from January 1, 2022 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 at a minimum DKK 333,464 (approx. €44,461) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 54,191). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • Curriculum vita
  • Diplomas (Master degree or equivalent)
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is Thursday 30 September 2021, 23:59 GMT +2

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

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

Deadline: 2021-09-30 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

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Post expires on Thursday September 30th, 2021

Postdoctoral fellow in Geochemistry/Geology at the Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management

The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a two year Postdoctoral position focusing on the combination of chromium and cadmium stable isotopes in ancient sedimentary archives to reconstruct redox conditions and bioproductivity in ambient seawater, with the ultimate aim to link respective signals to climate fluctuations in the past. The projects build on both, experimental and applied research strategies.    '

The ideal candidate will have previous experience with isotope geochemical systems and respective analytical techniques, such as TIMS and/or MC-ICPMS. Willingness and interest to perform own laboratory experiments and to process samples through our laboratory facilities is a prerequisite. The postdoc’s duties will include research, manuscript preparation, and supervision of PhD and MSc students. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Your work place will be the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN), which conducts research and education on the past, present and future physical, chemical and biological environments of the Earth and their interactions with societal and human systems to provide candidates and research in support of sustainable future solutions for society. We value scientific interactions among colleagues, cross disciplinary interactions and care for the early career scientists.  Further information on the Department can be found at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. The postdoctoral fellow will be established in the Section for Geology. Inquiries about the position can be made to Robert Frei (robertf@ign.ku.dk).

The position is open from January 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
The starting salary is currently up to DKK 437.435 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.801). 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  Thursday 31 September 2021, 23:59 GMT +2

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

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

Deadline: 2021-09-30 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

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Post expires on Thursday September 30th, 2021

PhD fellow in Condensed Matter Theory at the Niels Bohr Institute

Department of Physics, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in condensed matter theory commencing 1 October 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment
The PhD project will be funded by a grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s Challenge Program and carried out within the new collaboration ‘Solid-state quantum simulators for biochemistry’ (SolidQ), between the Center for Quantum Devices (QDev), Center for Hybrid Quantum Networks (Hy-Q) and the Department of Chemistry, to develop quantum simulators. The project will be embedded in the condensed matter theory group at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. Significant collaboration is expected to take place with other collaborators in the center, including Profs. Anders Søndberg Sørensen, Gemma Solomon, Jens Paaske, Mark Rudner, as well as other theorists at the Niels Bohr Institute and experimentalists at QDev and Denmark’s Technical University. For further information on the condensed matter theory group at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, please see http://cmt.nbi.ku.dk.
 

Project description
This project deals with theoretical modelling of interacting electrons in finite grids and networks. This is relevant for networks of quantum dots, and such systems will be realized and measured at Qdev. Overarching questions include whether the systems exhibit coherent electronic behavior, and whether emergent magnetic and/or superconducting correlations materialize in such systems. This project aims to develop a theoretical understanding of small networks of coupled quantum dots. In order to benchmark these devices as artificial Hubbard grids, part of the project aims at designing a set of basic experimental tests allowing us to determine (e.g. from transport measurements) whether emergent many-body correlations are present. These studies will be pursued in parallel with similar studies of timely bulk quantum materials, exhibiting unusual magnetic and superconducting properties.
 

Principal supervisor is Associate Prof. Brian M. Andersen, Niels Bohr Institute, E-mail: bma@nbi.ku.dk, Direct phone: +45 50468651.
 

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

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

Formal requirements
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in physics with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.
 

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

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 333,464 (approx. €44,461) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 54,191). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
 

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

Please include

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)
  • 1-3 reference letters (if any)

Reference letters must be uploaded by the applicant him/herself. The recruiting person must NOT  obtain reference letters which content is not known to the applicant him/herself. This is against Danish law.

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 22 June 2021, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

Questions
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor [Associate Prof. Brian M. Andersen, Niels Bohr Institute, E-mail: bma@nbi.ku.dk, Direct phone: +4550468651.].

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

Deadline: 2021-06-22 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Tuesday June 22nd, 2021

Postdoc in bioinformatics/epigenetics/transcription

A highly attractive postdoctoral position is available in the Choudhary group at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR – www.cpr.ku.dk), University of Copenhagen. Salary: approx. 55,872€ PA, plus 17.1% in pension contributions.

 

About the groups

The postdoc will be employed in the Choudhary group, and will collaborate closely with the Rasmussen group. The Choudhary and Rasmussen laboratories are technically and internationally diverse and embedded in an excellent environment that supports high-quality research and encourages interdisciplinary collaboration. The Choudhary lab primarily conducts experimental research using interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art technologies, including quantitative proteomics, next-generation nucleic acid sequencing, advanced microscopy, and CRISPR-based genome editing. The lab uses diverse cell models, including stem cells and their derivatives. The Rasmussen lab uses computational approaches to analyze large-scale biomedical data. In addition, the group develops and applies deep learning methods to integrate and mine proteomic, genomic and microbiome datasets.

Both labs work closely with almost all other groups at CPR. Notably, the Rasmussen group works closely with the group of Prof. Søren Brunak, and the Choudhary lab works with the group of Prof. Matthias Mann. Additionally, both of the groups extensively collaborate with top-level international researchers, routinely publish in top-ranked journals, and have an outstanding track-record in training the next generation of researchers. The major publications from the groups include Narita et al., Mol Cell. 2021, Nissent et al. Nat Biotechnol. 2021; Rascovan et al. Cell 2019; Narita et al. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol 2019; Weinert and Narita et al., Cell 2018; Gupta et al., Cell 2018; Scholz et al., Nat Biotech 2015; Weinert et al., Mol Cell 2013; Povlsen and Beli et al., Nat Cell Biol 2012; and Beli et al. Mol Cell 2012.

We are now looking for enthusiastic candidates with a PhD and/or MD, level of education corresponding to the Danish PhD degree.

 

Project description

Recently, we revealed the global scope and kinetics of enhancer-regulated transcription control in mammalian cells, and identified the Pol2 “recruit-and-release” as a novel mechanism of enhancer-mediated dynamic transcription control (Narita et al., Mol Cell. 2021). The current project builds on our recent work and aims to understand the epigenetic basis of gene transcription regulation, with a focus to understand how distal-acting enhancers control gene transcription. In this project, we will use embryonic stem cells and their derivatives and apply quantitative proteomics, CRISPR-based genome editing, PROTACs, and next generation genomics technologies to understand the epigenetic basis of cellular differentiation and cell fate maintenance. Depending on the candidate´s background, s/he will perform laboratory research or perform bioinformatic analyses of next-generation sequencing data, including ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, Nascent-seq, ATAC-seq. The candidate will be jointly working with the Choudhary and Rasmussen groups. If you would like to know more about the project(s), please contact us!

Tentative start date: Summer 2021 or later.

 

Qualifications

The candidate should have demonstrated excellent scientific productivity, evidenced by high-quality research publications, be able to conduct independent and creative research, and show good interpersonal and communication skills.

  • The candidate is required to have a PhD/MD level of education corresponding to the Danish PhD degree in natural or medical science.
  • Excellent scientific track-record, including at least one publication in a high-quality, peer-reviewed international journal.
  • Expert knowledge in one or more of the following areas is required:

Experience in computer programming languages, such as R, Python
Hands-on experience in analyzing next-generation sequencing dataset, such as ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq

Strong background in the statistical analysis of large-scale data

Prior experience in CRISPR, epigenetics, and gene transcription regulation.

  • Prior experience in the application of machine learning and neural network approaches will be considered an advantage.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • An analytical aptitude for devising innovative scientific or technical solutions.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, motivation, flexibility and confidence.

For further information, please contact Professor Chunaram Choudhary, email: chuna.choudhary@cpr.ku.dk

 

Place of employment and work
The employment is at CPR (www.cpr.ku.dk), University of Copenhagen, located in central Copenhagen. In the past 10 years, CPR has established itself as a top-level research institute in protein signaling and network biology research. The research environment at CPR is ambitious and international, with approx. 30 different nationalities currently represented. The Center comprises modern laboratories, supercomputer resources and state-of-the-art research facilities. Seminars with high-profile international speakers and regular internal research seminars are organized at the Center. Denmark is often ranked as the happiest nation and Copenhagen is consistently ranked as one of the best cities for living. For more information on working and living in Denmark visit www.ism.ku.dk  (International staff mobility) and www.workingconditions.ku.dk.

 

Terms of salary and employment
Salary, pension, and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization. Currently, the monthly salary is around 34.622 DKK approx. 4,656 €, plus 17.1 % in pension contribution. Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated.

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

Duration: The duration of the full-time position is 2 years with a possibility of extension (depending on the performance, and previous employment at the University of Copenhagen).

 

Application procedure

Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘APPLY NOW’ below or via this advertisement found on https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/ 

Your application should include the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae, incl. educational qualifications, experience, and a list of publications
  3. A scanned copy of the final degree (PhD or equivalent) certificate. If the degree is not yet awarded, it is sufficient to mention in the cover letter when the applicant expects to submit the thesis, and/or receive the qualifying degree
  4. Names and contact details for 2-3 referees

The applicants can submit these materials in the given fields in the online submission system. We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the above-mentioned requirements.

 

Deadline for application: June 30, 2021.

 

After the expiry of the application deadline, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at www.employment.ku.dk . For further information about the position or the process or if you experience any technical difficulty with the online submission system, please contact SUND HR: sund-hr-cpr@sund.ku.dk

 

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

Deadline: 2021-06-30 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Wednesday June 30th, 2021