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Four PhD fellowships in Palaeoproteomics at the Globe Institute and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research

We are recruiting candidates for four PhD positions, three at the Globe Institute and one at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, in palaeoproteomics for human evolution, starting 1 August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The fellowships are part of the European Training Network “PUSHH: Palaeoproteomics to Unleash Studies on Human History”, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No. 861389.

About PUSHH
The PUSHH ETN builds on the recent exciting advances in palaeoproteomics, i.e. mass spectrometry-based ancient protein sequencing. PUSHH will develop new proteomic methods, optimised for ancient protein analysis, that will be applied to address outstanding evolutionary questions in human and hominoid evolution. Currently, there are very few specialists that have been trained to analyse ancient proteins, but the growing demand for information provided by palaeoproteomics will require highly qualified profiles with backgrounds in analytical chemistry, bioinformatics, palaeoanthropology and palaeontology. PUSHH will fill this advanced training gap by providing international, and intersectoral doctoral (PhD) training, for 14 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in seven different EU countries. PUSHH will guide the ESRs to develop the advanced interdisciplinary competence they need to achieve seamless integration of palaeoproteomics with the established research approaches currently used in palaeoanthropology and archaeology. Read more about the network at www.pushh-etn.eu.

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

As an ESR within the PUSHH network you are also expected to:

  • Actively attend all the mandatory network wide PUSHH activities, which will take place in multiple locations in and outside Europe
  • Travel for a mandatory secondment period (research stay) at another institution within the PUSHH consortium.
  • Actively take part in the research projects involving multiple institutions and ESRs within the PUSHH network
  • Deliver scientific articles and/or book chapters in collaboration with other PUSHH ESRs and supervisors
  • Communicate your scientific activity to a broad audience, for example through outreach activities, public lectures, podcasts, and social media
  • Comply with the highest standards of research integrity, as set out in the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for a PhD position in PUSHH on 1 August 2020 you must:

  • have not resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months since 1 August 2017. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account.
  • be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research career and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when you obtained the first degree entitling you to embark on a doctorate (either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which you are recruited), even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged.

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

  • 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 human evolution, proteomics, ancient biomolecules and bioinformatics
  • Demonstrated proficiency in both written and spoken English

Detailed information about each fellowship

Fellowship 1 (ESR6) Molecular-Based Phylogeny of Paranthropus robustus

Our group and research
The successful applicant will be part of the Cappellini Palaeoproteomics Group. The Cappellini Group is a major international player in using palaeoproteomics to retrieve deep-time genetic information, usually older than 1 million years, and reconstruct the phylogeny of extinct animal species, in particular hominids , by sequencing protein remains from fossils. In the last few years, the research activity pursued in the Cappellini Group significantly contributed to expand the application of proteomics, an approach initially developed for conventional biomedical applications, to ancient protein traces retrieved from paleontological, paleoanthropological and cultural heritage materials. The Cappellini Group is part of the Section for Evolutionary Genomics at the Globe Institute. With its 11 research groups, EvoGenomics investigates broad reaching questions of cross-disciplinary interest, including the correlation between phylogeny, chemical biology/biological interactions and natural products. Since 2009, the Cappellini Group has established a solid collaboration with the Mass Spectrometry for Quantitative Proteomics group lead by Prof. Jesper V. Olsen at NovoNordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR) at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, placing University of Copenhagen at the forefront of ancient proteomics investigation.

Project description
In Africa, the Plio-Pleistocene hominin fossil record is characterised by the presence of the genus Austrolopithecus, from which the genus Homo emerged. Robust members of Australopithecus, including both South African and East African specimens, have frequently been included into a separate genus, Paranthropus. The successful candidate for this position will extract ancient protein remains from Paranthropus dental enamel specimens from South Africa. The candidate will then reconstruct Paranthropus dental enamel protein sequences and will compare them to the homologous ones from modern and extinct hominin species to infer the Paranthropus robustus phylogenetic position in the hominin tree. Such an achievement will represent a breakthrough in biomolecular-based hominin phylogeny as both ancient DNA and ancient skeletal proteins are generally considered challenging to retrieve from the Early Pleistocene African hominin fossil record. Specimens will be made available, and data interpretation will be conducted in collaboration with Professor Rogers Ackermann (University of Cape Town, South Africa), an expert in the South African hominin fossil record.

Specific requirements
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. biochemistry, proteomics, molecular biology, evolutionary biology, biological anthropology, or similar discipline.

Other important criteria for the assessment of applicants are:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of protein biochemistry and/or ancient biomolecules degradation processes,
  • Demonstrated and extensive experience in designing, implementing, and optimizing analytical methods for: sample preparation, genomic and/or tandem mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics data generation, and data interpretation in high-throughput ancient DNA and/or ancient protein experimental workflows,
  • Experience in protein identification and/or amino acid/DNA sequence reconstruction from on MS/MS-based (palaeo)proteomics and/or (palaeo)genomic data,
  • Demonstrated experience in statistical validation of (palaeo)proteomics and/or (palaeo)genomic data and results,
  • Experience in processing and interpreting (palaeo)proteomics and/or (palaeo)genomic data for phylogenetic inference and/or population genomics reconstructions,
  • Ability to write, with a high level of independence, scientific manuscripts, reporting the original results generated, for publication in the most prestigious peer-reviewed journals.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member in a highly interdisciplinary environment with colleagues with different scientific backgrounds

Desirable criteria for the assessment include: advanced experience in implementing, and optimizing palaeoproteomics methods; experience in  human and/or primate phylogenetic inference and/or population genomics; experience in molecular-based evolutionary biology and population; demonstrated experience in development and delivery of public outreach initiatives; and advanced computational skills for command line-based manipulation and statistical analysis of large genomic/proteomic datasets on large computational infrastructures.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Enrico Cappellini, Globe Institute, ecapellini@sund.ku.dk, +45 35321338.

Start:                  1 August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter

Duration:           3 years (36 months) as a PhD student

Fellowship 2 (ESR3) Gigantopithecus and Asian Miocene primates using proteomics and 3D imagery

Our group and research
The successful candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary group composed of world top specialists in molecular biology, palaeoproteomics, palaeoanthropology, palaeontology and 3D imaging. The candidate will be based at either Geogenetics Center or at Cappellini Palaeoproteomics Group both based at the Globe Institute. Geogenetics is a Centre of excellence that studies ancient DNA, environmental DNA and human evolution to disease association. This highly multidisciplinary and international group, including specialists from China, Spain, France and Denmark, is interested in human and primates origins generally and in Southeast Asia. It has a long record of field work and lab work especially in China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

Project description

The successful candidate will study the characteristics and morphology of the teeth of Asian primates from the Miocene period including a molecular profiling. The selected candidate will study the relationships among them and other primates such as Sivapithecus and Gigantopithecus as well as other aspects, including sexual dimorphism, morphological characteristics and lineage specific evolutionary challenges. The candidate will be trained in 3D imagery and morphometric geometrics applied to teeth and in palaeoproteomics in order to recover molecular data from fossils dating mainly from the Miocene. The phylogenetic lineage of extinct fossils will be studied combining different methodological approaches, such as: 3D imagery, palaeoproteomics and population genomics.

As part of the PhD training it will be possible to take courses in palaeontology, palaeoanthropology, bioinformatics and palaeoproteomics. The selected candidate will also have the opportunity to work with internationally renowned specialists in the field of paleontology, palaeoanthropology, palaeoproteomics, molecular biology, bioinformatics, including: T. Marques-Bonet, C. Zanolli, A-M. Bacon, Wang Wei, E. Cappellini, F. Welker, F. Racimo.

Specific requirements
Applicants must have an MSc degree or equivalent, with a background in one or more of the following areas: evolutionary biology, palaeontology, palaeoanthropology, morphometric geometrics, genomics, proteomics. Experience in genomics or proteomics is encouraged but not required for application.

Principal supervisor is Assist. Prof. Fabrice Demeter, Lundbeck GeoGenetics Centre, Globe Institute, f.demeter@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +33620654274

Co-supervisor is Prof. Tomas Marques-Bonet, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Barcelona.

Advisor is Dr Clément Zanolli, CNRS-University of Bordeaux

Start:                 1 August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter

Duration:           3 years (36 months) as a PhD student

Fellowship 3 (ESR13) Reconstructing the population history of archaic hominins using ancient proteomes

Our group and research
The Racimo group focuses on using ancient and present-day genomes and proteomes to understand prehistoric patterns of population divergence, selection and admixture over time, and to develop new ways to jointly analyze evolutionary and functional genomic data. We are currently composed of 2 postdocs, 2 PhD students and several MSc students, and our research is at the interface of methods development and data analysis. The Racimo group is part of the Section for Geogenetics at the Globe Institute. For more information, see: https://sites.google.com/site/fernandoracimo/home

Project description
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to use paleoproteomics data to reconstruct ancient population histories and determine the relationships among different groups of hominins, whose genomes are currently unreachable due to their age. The candidate will combine ancient protein sequences with in silico translated protein sequences from archaic and modern hominins, and develop methods that can maximize the amount of information that can be extracted from these sequences. The candidate will use state-of-the-art techniques from population genetics, coalescent theory, phylogenetics and statistical inference, and apply the newly developed methods to different hominin datasets, so as to infer the deep population history of multiple hominin groups, including population split times and admixture events.

As part of the PhD training it will be possible to take courses in bioinformatics, computer science, statistical inference, machine learning, data science, population genetics, paleogenomics, paleoproteomics, and archaeological science, among others. The candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate with international leaders in the fields of palaeoproteomics and paleogenomics including Enrico Cappellini, Frido Welker, Tomas Marques-Bonet, Kirsty Penkman and Jürgen Cox.

Specific requirements
Applicants must have an MSc degree or equivalent, with a background in one or more of the following areas: evolutionary biology, archaeology, population genetics, computational biology, bioinformatics, genomics, mathematics and/or statistics. Experience in proteomics is encouraged but not required for application.

Other important criteria for the assessment of applicants are:

  • Demonstrated working proficiency in one or more programming languages commonly used in data science (e.g. experience in Python, R, C/C++, Java or Julia) and have experience in the UNIX operating environment.

Principal supervisor is Assist. Prof. Fernando Racimo, Lundbeck GeoGenetics Centre, Globe Institute, fracimo@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 22 96 36 96

Start:                  1 August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter

Duration:           3 years (36 months) as a PhD student

Place of employment for fellowships 1-3
The place of employment is at the Globe Institute, part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. The 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. The Globe Institute’s underlying philosophy is that resolution to complex problems stems from integration of multiple scientific approaches and interaction of diverse mindsets.

Fellowship 4 (ESR11) High-resolution mass spectrometry for palaeoproteomics

Our group and research
The “Mass Spectrometry for Quantitative Proteomics” group is headed by Prof. Dr. Jesper V. Olsen, who is also vice director of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR) at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen. The Olsen Group has 15 members and it is a highly interdisciplinary group consisting of international researchers with diverse competences in analytical chemistry, mass spectrometry, proteomics, molecular biology and bioinformatics. They are developing and applying mass spectrometry-based proteomics technologies to solve questions in biology and biomedicine as well as palaeoproteomics. We have for more than ten years been collaborating closely with the Cappellini Palaeoproteomics Group at the Globe Institute and we are now among the world-leading laboratories in mass spectrometry-based palaeoproteomics technology developments. We also work closely with the leading vendors in proteomics hardware and software developments. Over the years, we have used our palaeoproteomics technology developments to analyze ancient protein remains and address a number of interesting questions that cannot be answered by ancient DNA.

Project description

This PhD project aims at developing and applying high-resolution orbitrap tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) based methods and associated computational proteomics strategies to maximise the extension and the reliability of amino acid sequences recovered from protein traces originating from fossils that are older than 1 million years. This is a major challenge as the proteins will be highly degraded and oxidative modifications abundant. The successful candidate will optimize different MS/MS acquisition strategies and make use of various front-end peptide separation technologies including offline high-pH reversed phase chromatography and high Field Asymmetric Ion Mobility Spectrometry (FAIMS). The candidate will work closely with ESR9 (at Devro plc) to optimize and adapt fast LC gradients using the EvoSEP One system in combination with data-independent acquisition (DIA) strategies on the benchtop hybrid Orbitrap platform. This rapid EvoSep-Orbitrap-DIA screening platform will also be implemented in collaboration with ESR7 (at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) for analysis of thousands of bone chips from caves known to be occupied by anatomically modern humans, Neanderthals and Denisovans to identify hominin remains and further characterise them through deep palaeogenomic sequencing. The candidate will also work in close collaboration with ESR8 (at University of Bergen) on optimizing and improving the MS/MS capabilities of orbitrap tandem mass spectrometers for ancient protein sequencing to confidently identify protein binders present in liquefied ochre-rich mixtures from Blombos Cave, South Africa, dated to ~100 ka ago and considered among the first hallmarks of complex modern human cognition.

Specific requirements
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. biotechnology, analytical chemistry, biochemistry or related fields of science.

Other important criteria for the assessment of applicants are:

  • Experience with script programming in the languages such as R or Python is a clear advantage.
  • Hands-on experience with high-resolution Orbitrap mass spectrometry (Q Exactive, Exploris 480 or Lumos instrumentation) is desirable.
  • Prior experience with liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry for peptide analysis is a must.
  • Strong interest in analysis of protein post-translational modifications (PTMs).
  • Prior knowledge and experience with biostatistical analysis of large genomic/proteomic datasets on large computational infrastructures is a valued plus.

Principal supervisor is Professor Jesper V. Olsen, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, jesper.olsen@cpr.ku.dk,  Direct Phone: +45 35 32 50 22

Start:                  1 August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter

Duration:           3 years (36 months) as a PhD student

Place of employment for fellowship 4

The place of employment is at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR) and the successful applicants will mainly be based at the Proteomics Program at the Center, part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen, in Copenhagen city center. The research environment at CPR is vibrant, ambitious, and international, with approx. 200 employees covering 30 different nationalities. The Center comprises modern laboratories and state-of-the-art facilities within protein science. Seminars with high profiled international speakers and regular internal research seminars are organized at CPR .

Terms of employment for all four fellowships

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 27,593 DKK /approx. 3,695 EUR (April 2020-level) plus pension.

Questions
For specific information about each 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 and select the fellowship, you would like to apply for. The application must include the following documents in PDF format:

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

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

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

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline: 4 May 2020, 23:59 pm CET.

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

The 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 http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

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

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

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

Deadline: 4 May 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Globe Institute and Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research
Phone:
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Post expires on Monday May 4th, 2020

PhD fellowship in Translational Genomics

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

Faculty of Health and Medical SciencesUniversity of Copenhagen

We are offering a PhD fellowship in Translational Genomics commencing July 1, 2020.

Our group and research
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR) is a vibrant international research environment with a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration. Our researchers share a common purpose as they seek to transform the basic understanding of the mechanisms involved in metabolic health and disease, and to accelerate this knowledge toward new prevention and treatment strategies. The Center’s research has resulted in seminal discoveries as to how genes, hormones, and environmental factors influence metabolic health and disease throughout life. You can read more about us here: www.cbmr.ku.dk.

The research group of Associate Professor Niels Grarup investigates the genetic architecture of type 2 diabetes and metabolic traits to expand our insights into pathogenesis of metabolic disease. Our vision is to define the genetic determinants of diabetes-related phenotypes and to translate this information to clinically relevant interventions. The group has a diverse composition and we strive for a supportive and inclusive environment.

Project description
The overarching objective of the PhD project is to explore the specific role of fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 19, FGF21 and FGF23 in metabolic diseases, and characterize whether they may be involved in regulation of lifestyle behaviors in humans. To evaluate such complex mechanisms, you will work with epidemiological and translational genomic analyses, such as cross-sectional studies, prospective studies, Mendelian randomization studies as well as genome- and phenome-wide association studies.Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Niels Grarup (niels.grarup@sund.ku.dk )

Start: July 1, 2020

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. molecular biology, molecular biomedicine, etc.Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project, including statistical analysis methods and knowledge within coding language, including R
  • Prior knowledge and experience in metabolic research. Experience with working with complex human genetic data will be seen as an advantage
  • Previous scientific publications
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with strong competences and a strong interest in the genetic aspects of complex metabolic diseases in human
  • Experience with and flair for working in an international environment
  • Skills in interdisciplinary research work
  • Written and spoken English language skills
  • Place of employment

The place of employment is the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Maersk Tower, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

Terms of employment
The employment as PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years. It is conditioned upon the applicant’s success¬ful 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 agree¬ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

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:

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  • CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • 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
  • Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline:  April 15, 2020, 23.59pm CET

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

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

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

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

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

APPLY NOW

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

Deadline: 15 April 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

Phone:
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday April 15th, 2020

PhD Position in Scientific Collaboration

The Department of Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a PhD position in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie network Train2Wind to be filled by 1 September 2020. The position is fully funded for 3 years.

Job content
Are you eager to study how scientific collaboration among researchers impacts the green energy transition?

Train2Wind is a PhD and researcher training network analyzing entrainment in offshore wind farms with computer models and experiments. But it is also a testbed for the study of how researchers collaborate in a  network of young and senior researchers.

The aim of this PhD project is to study scientific collaboration and knowledge sharing in the Train2Wind network, which is a cutting-edge example of a long-term, distributed research collaboration. In such collaborations, access to shared data and services is an increasing challenge. The challenge arises, among other things, due to cross-disciplinary differences in terminology and traditions among researchers. Collaboration and data access is also shaped by the information-management systems applied to support collaboration and data access. With a network of 15 senior researchers, 12 PhDs, and 8 short-term fellows distributed across 4 European countries, Train2Wind will only be successful if collaboration is handled well.

The specific focus of this PhD project is to generate new knowledge about technology-supported collaboration in a distributed research environment. This also includes analyzing and understanding the impact of collaborative technologies on information management and providing new insights into the influence of long-term system usability on user acceptance of collaborative technologies. You will also do secondments at the participating partners in Train2Wind.

Train2Wind is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 861291.

Information
For further information you may consult the Train2Wind project description: http://www.train2wind.eu/. You are also welcome to contact Professor Morten Hertzum (hertzum@hum.ku.dk) Phone: +45 3532 1344 or Associate professor Haakon Lund (hl@hum.ku.dk) Phone: +45 2513 6343.

Admission requirements

To be eligible for the position, applicants need to have:

  • A two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) in Information Science, Computer Science, or a similar topic
  • A strong interest in understanding scientific collaboration and its technology support
  • Experience in collecting empirical data by means of for example interviews and observation

In addition, you must fulfil the EU eligibility criteria for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researchers. That is, you have:

  • Less than 4 years of equivalent research experience (i.e. working as a researcher after obtaining your master’s degree)
  • Not been awarded the title of PhD
  • Not resided or carried out your main activity in Denmark for more than 12 months in the last 3 years.

Applicants must have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application deadline, you must include a statement (pre-approval) from your university declaring that you have been awarded the master degree.

Applicants with a non-Danish Master’s degree will have their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to establish, if the Master’s degree is equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Please read more at the Ministry of Higher Education and Sciences website: https://ufm.dk/en

Excellent communication skills in English is considered essential and applicants must speak and write academic English fluently. The PhD Administration may ask applicants to document their proficiency in English at any time during the recruitment process if this is considered necessary.

Application requirements

Project description
The application must include a detailed project description containing the overall objectives, reflections on the intended PhD project’s method and design as well as a timetable. This description should make reference to the project mentioned above.

The project proposal must not exceed 6 standard pages, corresponding to approx. 12,000 characters (including curriculum, title, punctuation, figures, footnotes and references, but excluding bibliography / bibliography). A substantial breach of this will result in the application being excluded from consideration.

General guidelines on how to make a research proposal are available here: http://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/project-guidelines/

CV
CV including a list of publications, if available, must be submitted with the application.    

Cover letter
Please, state your motivation for applying for the PhD position.

(Do NOT upload recommendations, publications or your Master thesis)

Diploma and transcript of records

The following documentation must be submitted:

  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)

If the Master’s degree diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, German, French, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application.

The translation of diplomas/certificates and transcripts must be made by or approved by either:

  • A state-authorized translator and interpreter  
  • The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made  
  • A Danish consulate/embassy  

The PhD administration encourages applicants from within the EU to enclose a Diploma Supplement. The Diploma Supplement is part of a common European framework for transparency of competencies and qualifications – the EuroPass framework. For more information, click here.

Chinese applicants are required to enclose a CADGEEC (The China Academic degrees and Graduate Education Evaluation Committee) certificate. Read more here.

Please read about admission requirements and application requirements on our website at: http://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/  

Please note that applications which do not adhere to the formal requirements (read more in the two sections ‘Admission requirements’ and ‘Application requirements’ below) will not be taken into consideration for the PhD scholarship.

The recruitment process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants will be notified whether they are passed on to assessment or not. Whereafter, the Assessment Committee is appointed by the Dean and the selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment which relates to their own application.

Afterwards selected qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. Please be advised that a positive assessment does not necessarily mean that you will be invited for an interview.

For further information on the recruitment process please see Copenhagen University’s website: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

Enrolment
Enrolment as a PhD student at the Faculty of Humanities’ PhD School is a precondition for employment as a PhD scholar.

As a PhD scholar at The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, you will be supervised for approximately 180 hours distributed over 6 semesters. In addition to this, you must complete courses totaling approximately 30 ECTS. On completion of the PhD program you must submit a PhD thesis in order to document your research effort.

Read more about the structure of the PhD program and what it means to be enrolled as a PhD student via this link: http://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/

For more information about the PhD School, click here: http://phd.humanities.ku.dk/

Terms of employment
PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. According to the agreement, PhD scholars are obliged – without any additional remuneration – to perform tasks assigned to them corresponding to 840 working hours over the three years.  These tasks will primarily be in the form of teaching, dissemination, research or other related academic areas.

As Early Stage Researcher (ESR) member of the Train2Wind network the PhD must also participate in international secondments (internships as visiting researcher) to other partners in the Train2Wind network, attend the Train2Wind training programme as well as other PhD courses, and actively participate in outreach activities aimed to promote your own scientific research as well as the Train2Wind network activities to a wider audience.

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the University’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 27.590 DKK /approx. 3.695 EUR (April 2020-level). In addition to the salary paid directly, the University will also pay a monthly contribution to the pension fund.

For further information on employment, please see the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Please read more here: http://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/what-does-employment-as-a-phd-scholar-entail/

Contact
For any further questions, please contact HR South and City Campus via this e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk. Please refer to ID number 211-0034/20-2G

As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Humanities invites applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.

Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 17th of May 2020.

You can alter submitted application in the recruitment system until the application deadline expires. No supplementary documents will be taken into consideration after this deadline.

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Deadline: 17 May 2020
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Department of Communication
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Post expires on Sunday May 17th, 2020

PhD fellow in Computer Science & Digital Health

Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Digital Health commencing 1 June 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment

The PhD student will be embedded within the Quality of Life technologies (QoL) lab of the Department of Computer Science. The QoL lab researchers innovative ways of computationally modelling and improving of quality of life of individuals throughout their lives.

Project description
The PhD topic will be defined within the UCPH Data+ Project titled: ” AI@CARE: Laws and Ethics and Algorithmic Bias in Healthcare” and it relates to research on computational models of bias and discrimination occurrence within the medical Artificial Intelligence (AI) – while leveraging current lab expertise in computational models behaviours, health state and Quality of Life assessment. The main longitudinal dataset that will be used within this research project contains medical records of large Danish population.

Principal supervisor is Professor Katarzyna Wac, Department of Computer Science, wac@di.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 91 92 78 04.

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 (e.g., at University of Geneva or at Stanford)
  • Work for the department

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

Terms of employment

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

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 331,125 (approx. €44,150) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure

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

Please include

  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

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

The deadline for applications is 14 April 2020, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

Questions

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Katarzyna Wac, Department of Computer Science, wac@di.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 91 92 78 04.

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

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Deadline: 14 April 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Computer Science
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Post expires on Tuesday April 14th, 2020

Postdoc in Adaptation Hologenomics at The GLOBE Institute

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a 3-year position to work on studying the effect of host-microbiota interactions in animal adaptation to climate change at the Centre for Evolutionary Hologenomics, GLOBE Institute, University of Copenhagen.

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

Our research
The Centre for Evolutionary Hologenomics was recently funded by the Danish Basic Research Foundation to develop and implement state of the art ‘omics and associated computational techniques, to address through experimental and theoretical research, four key themes underscoring life on earth. Specifically these are: What is the relationship between a host’s genome and the functional and taxonomic makeup of its associated microbial metagenome? Does this relationship explain ongoing ecological and evolutionary processes in the host? Could this relationship provide an alternate explanation to some of life’s big transitions? And, how have we humans exploited this relationship? The Centre is embedded within the GLOBE Institute, that is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. The Institute’s main purpose is to address basic scientific questions through interdisciplinary approaches. The institute operates at the intersection of natural sciences, medical sciences and the humanities.

Your job
The continuous interaction between hosts and gut microorganisms associated with them is known to shape and even drive many biological processes of complex organisms, including vertebrates. One of the most eco-evolutionary processes in which such interactions potential shape is adaptation to climate change. Measuring the impact of microorganisms in animal adaptation to climate change, as well as understanding how host-microbiota interactions shape the capacities of vertebrates to adapt to novel environments requires an integrative approach that combines field prospection, captivity experimentation and novel molecular approaches to characterise host genomes and microbial metagenomes.

In this regard, your position would be working alongside the research groups of Assoc Prof Antton Alberdi, Assoc Prof Eline Lorenzen and Prof Tom Gilbert on (i) finding hologenomic signatures of adaptation to climate change in the study species, (ii) setting, conducting and analysing captivity experiments with a subset of them to assess the link between metagenomic space properties and the capacity of vertebrates to adapt to climate change, and (iii) launching a population tracking program to in vivo track through a 10-year period the demographic changes of populations with distinct hologenomic features.

Your tasks would therefore be research, including publication/scientific communication of research results, as well as research-based teaching.

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 animal biology, genomics, microbiology or similar.
  • You are experienced in generating and analysing high-throughput sequencing data, including environmental metabarcoding and microbial shotgun metagenomics.
  • You are experienced in field work and animal experimentation with wild vertebrates.
  • You are certified for designing, conducting and in situ supervising experiments with animals following European Directive 2010/63/EU.
  • You are familiar with relevant programming languages, e.g., Python, Perl, R or C, and have experience in applying statistical methods to molecular data.
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams.
  • An excellent publication track record.
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken.

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 modern laboratories and powerful computing infrastructure. Captivity experiments will be conducted in Spain, which will require the researchers to spend relatively long periods of time in Spain.

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time position for 3 years. Starting date is August 1st, 2020 or as soon after as agreed with the employer.

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

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

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

Questions
For further information please contact Ass Prof Antton Alberdi, antton.alberdi@sund.ku.dk,  www.sund.ku.dk

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

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

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

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

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

4. List of publications.

Application deadline:  15 April 2020, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

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

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Post expires on Wednesday April 15th, 2020

Postdoc of Insect farming intervention trials in Africa

Insect farming systems are developing worldwide. In Africa, various insect farming systems hold potentials to contribute to circular and more sustainable production of nutritious animal foods, to meet the growing needs for nutritious foods and to diversify diets in food insecure populations. The aim of the research is to conduct intervention trials to assess the drivers and impact of three different insect farming systems in three countries, and develop a cross-site data-driven framework to identify the drivers and barriers for expanding insect farming. This position is for 20 hours per week for 3 years. Collaboration with research partners at University of Copenhagen, as well as in Kenya, Uganda and Ghana is required, with short-term travels in connection with field-work and meetings. The post doc will be co-responsible for developing of study designs securing cross-site data collection and analysis for a data-driven framework for pathways for accelerating of insect farming and consumption.

Suitable candidate
We expect you to be a highly motivated and ambitious scientist with the following qualifications:

  • Ph.D-degree in inter-disciplinary food system analysis with focus on livelihoods, nutrition and/or environmental impacts
  • Documented experience in quantitative as well as qualitative data analysis in inter-disciplinary research 
  • Documented extensive experience in planning and conducting field research in collaboration with partners in different countries in Africa.
  • The candidate should be able to work both independently and within an international, cross-disciplinary and multi-cultural group.
  • Danish speaking and excellent written and spoken English is mandatory.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within sustainable diets and food systems as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

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

Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor Nanna Roos, nro@nexs.ku.dk

The position is open from May 15th 2020or as soon as possible thereafter due to the Covid-19 situation.

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 434.179 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.244). 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 Sundsy 19 April 2020, 23:59 GMT+2. 

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

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

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Post expires on Sunday April 19th, 2020

Two Postdoc positions in sociology with a focus on science of science

Applications are invited for two PostDoc positions at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The positions are available for three years from July 1 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job description
A postdoctoral position is a fixed-term academic position. The position is heavily weighted in favour of research. Other duties (e.g., research administration) may have to be performed to a limited extent. The University determines the exact ratio between the various responsibilities. The ratio may vary over time.

The Postdocs will collaborate with Associate Professor Mathias Wullum Nielsen on the project “Quantifying institutional and country-related Matthew effects in science”. The Carlsberg Foundation finances the project. A project description is available here: https://www.carlsbergfondet.dk/en/Forskningsaktiviteter/Bevillingsstatistik/Bevillingsoversigt/CF19_0566_Mathias-Wullum-Nielsen). As part of a small research team, the postdocs will help lead efforts in developing and maintaining large-scale relational databases of science-related data, designing and conducting quasi-experiments, survey experiments, and carrying out various forms of quantitative data analysis. The selected candidates will be expected to contribute substantially to publications in the research group, both as first and secondary authors.

Qualifications

In order to be considered for the position applicants must have research qualifications at least corresponding to what can be achieved as part of a successfully completed PhD. The ideal candidates will have a PhD in sociology, political science, economics, education, biostatistics or related fields. We seek applicants with strong statistical skills and experience with managing large datasets and relational databases. Familiarity with commonly used scientific scripting languages (e.g. SQL, R, or Python) and/or survey experiments will be a plus. We also seek candidates with good communication skills in spoken and written English, and an ability to produce state-of-the art social-science research.

For further information about the position, please contact Mathias Wullum Nielsen (mwn@soc.ku.dk)

For further details about the qualification requirements for postdocs, please refer to the job structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013: https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/job-structure-for-academic-staff-at-universities-2013.pdf

Salary and conditions of employment
Salary and terms of appointment will be in accordance with an agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The annual salary for postdoctoral researchers is within the range DKK 412.000 – 434.000 (EUR 55,000 – 57,900 app.). 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.

An agreement between The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) makes it possible for international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes, please see http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/pension/. A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH here: http://ism.ku.dk​​http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm and https://www.workindenmark.dk/

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

  • Cover letter (max 2 pages). The cover letter should specify how the applicant’s qualifications and experiences match the project’s focus on studying processes of social stratification in science using quantitative and computational methods.
  • Curriculum vitae (with the applicant’s email & telephone number)
  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).
  • Complete list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with *.
  • Publications. Applicants may choose a maximum of three publications for assessment and the PhD thesis (if applicable). The selected publications must be uploaded as attachments. Should any of the submitted publications consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly stipulated. The Faculty may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.

Application procedure
Applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the appointment committee. All applicants are subsequently notified whether an expert assessment committee has passed their application for assessment. 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. 

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

Further information about the application procedure or salary is available from HR-officer Salma Schou, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID 211-0396/20-2I.

Please note: Applications must be submitted and documents must be uploaded online not later than April 24, 2020. Press “Apply now” and fill in the application form.  

Applications received after deadline will not be taken into account.

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Post expires on Friday April 24th, 2020

Postdoctoral position, The Department of Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark

The Department of Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a 3 year postdoctoral position for the project ”Value conflicts in a differentiated Europe: The impact of digital media on value Polarisation in Europe (ValCon)” (funded by Volskwagen Foundation) to be filled by 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is for 36 months

Job content
ValCon is coordinated by Prof. Monika Eigmüller (Flensburg), Prof. Hans-Jörg Trenz (Copenhagen), and Prof. Juan Díez Medrano (UC3M). The project will examine the role of digital social & news media in creating political value polarization among citizens & in promoting the rise of populism in Europe. It includes a comparative survey in 6 countries & qualitative analysis of debates conducted through social media.

The overall aim of our proposed research is to explain the growing tendency in and across Europe to contest the core values that anchor the European project, and clarify how this new trend relates to digital media usage. At a broader level, ValCon addresses the challenges posed by a deep crisis of liberal democracy in Europe and the world. This crisis, we assume, is a manifestation of increasing conflicts over liberal values, which—we further argue—social media both drives and amplifies.

ValCon asks the core question: to what extent can value conflicts, as expressed in polarized opinions and extremist political views among the public, be attributed to patterns of social media communication? To answer this question, we analyse the dynamics of online value conflicts and how they affect the legitimacy of political order. Is the EU as a community of value drifting apart? And if so, how is this “drifting apart” related to the erosion of value consensus at national level?

In this context, our proposed project addresses two major challenges to European societies today: digital media’s rapidly increasing contribution to political polarisation, and the emergence of new social cleavages within and across European societies.

ValCon’s main hypothesis is that one key factor to explain these new observable social cleavages within European societies lies in a mediatized logic of value contestation. To investigate this mediatized logic of value contestation, ValCon designs an innovative research methodology that bridges the fields of media framing and reception studies.

This allows us to analyse how values contestation engages political actors, the media, and audiences in new ways. Beyond simply focusing on top-down mobilisation efforts by new populist parties and their impact on political preferences and attitudes, we further explore how broader audiences and the media engage in values contestation through a bottom-up dynamic of political mobilisation.

This mediatisation perspective helps us to understand how value conflicts are not only channelled through the media, but also constituted by the media.

Our team of renowned international researchers will use its multidisciplinary expertise to develop a sound theoretical framework on a broad empirical basis. Moving beyond a standard country comparison by asking for trans- and crossnational trends in value contestation, the study combines and synthesizes public opinion surveys and media content analysis for three core value conflicts (freedom of speech; independence of judiciary; gender equality) in six EU member states (Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, Italy, and Spain).

In this way, ValCon allows us to shed new light on the complex question of how value conflicts resonate across national public spheres and come to be diffused through the media transnationally, where they challenge political order and democratic legitimacy at the national, European, and global levels.

This will help us to draw implications for the future of democracy in Europe and its member states. The output generated by the project will enhance the ability of EU- and national government institutions to meet important challenges in political communication as well as of practitioners in media and education to critically assess the usage and influence of digital and social media.

Qualification requirements

In order to be considered for the position applicants must have research qualifications at least corresponding to what can be achieved as part of a successfully completed PhD within the field of media and communication studies, sociology or political sciences.

The following professional qualifications and personal competences are furthermore required:

  • demonstrate a thorough understanding, along with deeper theoretical knowledge of the core literature in public sphere theory and theory of democracy with a focus on Europe and processes of transnationalisation
  • have proven interests in comparative European culture and identities, value pluralism and diversity in Europe and the world,
  • demonstrate the capacity to deal with contemporary challenges to diversity, especially in relation to questions of populism and new nationalism
  • have advanced competences in qualitative and quantitative social sciences research methods
  • demonstrate a capacity to develop a postdoctoral project within the parameters of ‘ValCon’
  • demonstrate interest and willingness to work in an interdisciplinary context
  • show potential to deliver high quality peer-reviewed research publications
  • fluency in English, Danish or other Scandinavian languages required, optional: knowledge of another language (Polish, Italian, German, Spanish)

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Hans-Jörg Trenz (trenz@hum.ku.dk)

For further details about the qualification requirements for postdoctoral positions, please refer to Circular no. 9427 of 13 June 2007 concerning the job structure for academic staff https://www.retsinformation.dk/Forms/R0710.aspx?id=6039 (only in Danish)

For further details about the qualification requirements for postdocs, please refer to the job structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013: https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/job-structure-for-academic-staff-at-universities-2013.pdf

Application

Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format.

Please click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Further information about the application procedure is available from Pernille Lykke Paulsen (HR) hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number 211-0403/20-2I.

Salary and conditions of employment

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

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

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

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

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

and https://www.workindenmark.dk/

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

The closing date for applications is 27 April 2020 at 23.59 CET,

Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.

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Post expires on Monday April 27th, 2020

Postdoc position in advanced imaging of genome integrity pathways at The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research

A postdoc position is available in Jiri Lukas Group (Chromosome Stability and Dynamics) at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen.

Research area
The main interest of the Lukas lab is how DNA repair and signaling proteins wire themselves into functional pathways, how these pathways are organized in the three-dimensional space of the cell nucleus, and how malfunctions of these mechanisms impact on etiology of cancer and other diseases marked by unstable genomes.

Most recently, the Lukas lab became focused on DNA replication stress and its role in fueling genome instability during oncogenic transformation, heritability of chromosomal lesions generated by DNA under-replication or defects in chromosome segregation, and rate-limiting protein guardians of DNA repair fidelity as potentially drug gable targets of cancer treatment. To generate a competitive niche in these focus areas, the Lukas laboratory has been very active in pioneering advanced light microscopy techniques combined with genome editing, genetic silencing and computation-based phenotypic readouts, with the aim to visualize fundamental principles of genome maintenance in its physiological environment.

The position is available in summer 2020. The starting date is flexible and will be agreed with the selected candidate.

Qualifications
Candidates for the postdoctoral positions must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent). The successful candidate is expected to have tractable achievements in genome integrity research (original discoveries published as a first author in peer-reviewed international journals) and demonstrate broad range of skills in advanced light microscopy. Specifically, we are looking for experience within the following areas: 

  • Conceptual insight in DNA replication, DNA damage signaling and cell cycle regulation.
  • Experience with wide range of light microscopy techniques and advanced image analysis.
  • Hands-on proficiency in establishing cellular models with fluorescently-labelled proteins.

The new postdoc is expected to work in the area of spatio-temporal regulation of genome maintenance with an emphasis on stoichiometric aspects of major regulatory hubs, such as those involved in chromatin responses to DNA breakage or replication fork impediments. He/she will work closely with his/her mentors and peers while having sufficient freedom to develop his/her projects.

The Lukas lab is intrinsically very interactive and the new postdoc is expected to become an active part of this collaborative spirit. He/she is also expected to disseminate his/her discoveries on internal seminar series and by active participation on international workshops and conferences.

Place of employment and work
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 technological platforms including advanced protein imaging. 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 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 starts at DKK 34,365 / approx. EUR 4,612 plus 17.1 % employer paid pension contribution. 

The position is temporary for a period of 2 years and the working hours are 37 hours per week.

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

Questions
For further information about the position, please contact Research Coordinator Moreno Papetti by e-mail: moreno.papetti@cpr.ku.dk.

Application procedure
Your application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below.
Your application should include the following documents: 

  1. Motivated letter of application. 
  2. Curriculum vitae, incl. education and experience. 
  3. Names and contact details for 3 references.
  4. Copy of diplomas/degree certificate(s). 
  5. List of publications. 

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.

Application deadline: 30 April 2020, 23:59 p.m. CET.

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 https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7800 students, 1550 PhD students and 4400 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community.
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

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

Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020

Postdoc(s) at Copenhagen Center for Glycomics, ICMM, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

We are looking for one or more highly motivated and skilled researcher(s) with experience in glycobiology, gene targeting, and cell biology.

The successful candidate(s) will be employed as postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, and the employment period is for 3 years starting on 1 July 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter, with the possibility of extension, contingent upon funding.
 

ABOUT CCG

Copenhagen Center for Glycomics (CCG) is a Danish National Research Center devoted to the study of diseases caused by defects in the biosynthesis and structure of complex carbohydrates. Currently, CCG comprises 5 research groups and hosts about 10 post docs and 15 PhD students in addition to Master students and guest researchers. CCG strives be a leader in glycosciences in pioneering transformation of the field towards wider integration into main stream cell biology by developing experimental strategies, informatics approaches, and sustainable resources amenable not only to experts. We aim to facilitate discovery of diseases caused by altered glycosylation, develop new diagnostic and therapeutic tools, and identify new ways to design and produce improved glycoprotein drugs. CCG is a cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and training Center located on the 10th floor of the new Mærsk Tower science building within the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM). CCG has state-of-the-art facilities for mass spectrometry, flow cytometry, cell engineering, and glycan arrays, and the senior leaders hold diverse expertise in all areas of glycosciences. Our core valuables include glycoproteome data and bioinformatics tools, validated gene editing tools, glycoengineered cell libraries, and design matrices for recombinant production of glycotherapeutics. CCG hosts an international seminar series, PhD courses in glycobiology and gene editing, and participates in ICMMs education program. CCG also houses a spin-out (GlycoDisplay ApS) dedicated to develop improved glycoprotein drugs. More information can be found at www.glycomics.ku.dk

RESEARCH TOPICS AND TASKS

The position is related to a specific project on how glycans affect the function of the human neurological system. With our recent development in genetic engineering and mass spectrometry we aim to perform a systematic dissection of glycans in neuronal differentiation, synapse formation, and the interplay between neurons and glial cells. We will use genetic engineering and mass spectrometry technologies combined with neural cell and tissue models to understand the importance of glycans in axon pathfinding, neural plasticity, and eventually on the cause of abnormal processes in neural diseases. The program has high potential for fundamental discoveries with wide impact in neural sciences and pharmacological intervention in neural diseases.

YOUR PROFILE

  • You have a PhD in Biochemistry / Glycobiology     
  • You possess significant research experience and publication records in the glycobiology field with emphasis on one or more of the topics mentioned above
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their prior research experience in the field, level of documented, internationally competitive research. The ability to attract external funding will be considered together with outreach qualifications. Teaching qualifications are not mandatory but documented teaching qualifications and teaching experience will be considered. 

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM), University of Copenhagen. ICMMoffers a creative and ambitious scientific environment, with many different nationalities represented. ICMM aims to produce research with high international impact focusing on the functional cell, its genetic components and molecular cellular mechanisms in a medical context. ICMM currently comprises five research programs, three high profile Research Centers as well as a number of international research groups. The scientists at ICMM are involved in high quality research based undergraduate and graduate teaching programs at the University of Copenhagen. More information can be found at www.icmm.ku.dk

Terms of employment

The employment as postdoctoral researcher is a full time and fixed-term position for 3 year(s) with the possibility of extension contingent upon funding. Starting date is 1 July 2020 or after agreement.

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 34,655 DKK/ approx. 4,637 Euro (April 2020-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 11 December 2019.

Questions
For further information please contact Mel Robbins, mrobbins@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
5. Teaching portfolio if applicable

Application deadline:  1 May 2020, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

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

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Post expires on Friday May 1st, 2020

Postdoc fellowships in experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics

We seek outstanding candidates for Postdoc fellowships to work on new physics and phenomenology of nonabelian systems. Our team is located at the Center for Quantum Devices, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, and the Department of Physics, Lund University.

The program is sponsored through an ERC Synergy grant and involves advanced experimental and theoretical projects that work closely together. This gives a unique opportunity for participating in a creative project where theory and experiment together explore new physics.

The research is on hybrid superconductor-semiconductor structures and the overarching goal of the project is to demonstrate the existence of nonlocal and nonabelian quasiparticles.

The experimental groups are led by Ferdinand Kuemmeth and Charles Marcus while the theoretical part is led by Karsten Flensberg and Martin Leijnse.

Further information can be found here for the Center for Quantum Devices https://qdev.nbi.ku.dk, and the Department of Physics, Lund University https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/lucat/group/v1000623

Starting date is flexible, as early as September 2020.

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 for two years with the possibility for extension.

It’s 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 434.179 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.244). 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
  • List of (at least) three references

Application deadline: 1 June, 2020.

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

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

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Post expires on Monday June 1st, 2020

Postdoc in structural biology at Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

A 2-year postdoc position is available in the group of Professor Michael Gajhede at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen.

The group works on structure-function studies of enzymes involved in epigenetic regulation. The project is focused on the histone demethylase KDM5B and its role in epigenetic gene silencing. The postdoctoral fellow will drive the project, which will involve in vitro protein:protein interaction studies and structure elucidation using cryoEM.

Our group is part of the Protein and Peptides discipline at the department and has access to state-of-the art facilities for expression, purification and characterization of proteins. CryoEM studies will be performed in collaboration with collaborators at the iNANO (Aarhus University).

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 structural biology or related field
  • You are experienced in protein production and protein structure elucidation using X-ray crystallography or cryoEM.
  • You have an interest in protein:protein interaction studies
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Chemical crosslinking of protein:protein complexes
  • Experience with eukaryotic protein expression and purification

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

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 2 years. Starting date is 1 July 2020 or soon hereafter.

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 34,360 DKK/ approx. 4,590 Euro (October 2019-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 11 December 2019.

Questions
For further information please contact Professor Michael Gajhede; mig@sund.ku.dk.  

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

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

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do
  4. List of publications.

Application deadline:  8 May 2020, 23.59 CET

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held are expected to be held within a month after the application deadline.

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

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

Post expires on Friday May 8th, 2020

2141-0390/20-2I Postdoc of Mathematical Physics

Postdoc of Mathematical Physics
Department of Mathematical Sciences, QMATH
Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen is seeking a top early-career researcher for a two-year (possibly with a one-year extension) in Mathematical Physics, Random Matrix Theory and/or Probability.

The position is associated with the group of Associate Professor Torben Krüger and the Villum Centre of Excellence for the Mathematics of Quantum Theory (QMATH): https://qmath.ku.dk/

All candidates with a background in mathematical physics, analysis or probability theory and an interest in performing cutting edge research at the interplay between mathematics and physics are encouraged to apply.


The postdoc’s duties will include research within Mathematical Physics as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department of Mathematical Sciences: https://www.math.ku.dk/english/.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor Torben Krüger (postdoc.application@icloud.com).

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

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

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

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

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 434.179 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.244). 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 May 3, 2020, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

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Post expires on Sunday May 3rd, 2020

Postdoc positions in Experimental studies of protein stability and degradation

Department of Biology
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen

 A postdoctoral position is available from Nov 1st, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter, for a two year period 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 (2 years with the possibility of extension) 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

As PRISM develops we expect the candidate to also develop their own research ideas within the context of the project.


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:

  • 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

It will also be advantageous to have experience with one or more of the following:

  • 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 Nov 1st 2020or 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 434.179 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.244). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • A cover letter (max 1. page) explaining your background, key skills and how they are relevant to the research in PRISM, and your motivation for applying
  • Curriculum vitae (max 2. pages) including educational background previous research experience
  • List of publications (including preprints and papers in review)
  • PhD diploma including any written evaluation if applicable. If you are expecting to defend your PhD before September 1st and would like to apply, please submit a letter from your supervisor regarding your expected defence date
  • Contact details for two former employers or supervisors (no reference letters should be attached)

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

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

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

Interviews will be held during summer (weeks 31 and 32).

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Post expires on Friday May 1st, 2020

PhD scholarship at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship at the Department of Political Science, UCPH. The chosen candidate will enrol at the Faculty of Social Sciences under Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences. Employment is to begin on 1 September 2020.

Deadline for applications: 1 May 2020. 

The PhD programme provides PhD students with strong research training, which opens up a window of opportunity to a variety of careers within the private and public sectors. The programme includes the drafting of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, teaching, and other forms of knowledge dissemination. The PhD programme can be undertaken as a three year full-time study within the framework of the 5+3 study programme, or as a four year full-time study programme within the framework of the 4+4 study programme.

Information 

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

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

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/ 

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

Information about the PhD study programme is also available on the PhD website of the Department of Political Science:

https://politicalscience.ku.dk/study/phd/

https://polsci.ku.dk/uddannelser/phd/

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the research strategy and the ongoing research at the Department before submitting their application. Further information can be found:

https://politicalscience.ku.dk/ 

Applications 

  • The University of Copenhagen is committed to equality of opportunity and to creating an inclusive working environment that reflects the diversity of society and therefore encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of personal background, gender, age, disability, ethnicity etc
  • In order to be awarded a PhD scholarship the applicant has to enrol as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.
  • Please note that normally there is strong competition for these scholarships, and only a few can be awarded each term.

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

  • Project abstract. Please fill in the project abstract in the application form. Must not exceed 1.200 characters.
  • Cover Letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
  • Project description (recommended no more than 12,000 keystrokes not including bibliography)
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Time schedule
  • Budget
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications, documentation of English language qualifications (if any)

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

The 5+3 PhD study programme 
In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme the applicant must have completed a two year MSc degree programme, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment. Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. PhD students are paid a salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3 year period of time without additional pay. The work obligation can include for instance teaching.

The 4+4 PhD study programme 
Students who have completed a BSc plus 60 ECTS of an MSc degree programme would enrol as PhD students simultaneously with their enrolment in the MSc degree programme. Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. Until an MSc degree is obtained, the grant is paid partly in the form of up to 48 state education grant portions (in Danish: SU-klip). More specifically the PhD student will be paid two grant portions per month plus salary for work (teaching, presentations etc.) which totals a workload of at least 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.

The Phd fellow is expected to seek funding for fieldwork as this is not included in the scholarship.

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 application must be submitted electronically no later than 1 May 2020. 

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

The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment:

  1. Research qualifications as reflected in the project proposal.
  2. Quality and feasibility of the project.
  3. Qualifications and knowledge in relevant disciplines.
  4. Performance (grades obtained) in graduate and post-graduate studies.
  5. Department of Political Science can offer adequate supervision for the research topic in question.

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.

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

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Deadline: 1 May 2020
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus: Institut for Statskundskab

Phone:
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Post expires on Friday May 1st, 2020

PhD fellowshipsin experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics

We seek outstanding candidates for PhD positions to work on new physics and phenomenology of nonabelian systems. Our team is located at the Center for Quantum Devices, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, and the Department of Physics, Lund University.

The program is sponsored through an ERC Synergy grant and involves advanced experimental and theoretical projects that work closely together. This gives a unique opportunity for participating in a creative project where theory and experiment together explore new physics. The research is on hybrid superconductor-semiconductor structures and the overarching goal of the project is to demonstrate the existence of nonlocal and nonabelian quasiparticles.

The experimental groups are led by Ferdinand Kuemmeth and Charles Marcus while the theoretical part is led by Karsten Flensberg and Martin Leijnse. Please send an email to synergy@nbi.ku.dk to express your interest or receive more information.

Starting date is flexible, as early as September 2020.

Further information can be found here for the Center for Quantum Devices https://qdev.nbi.ku.dk, and the Department of Physics, Lund University https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/lucat/group/v1000623 

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

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

Formal requirements Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Physics or Nanoscience 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 employmentThe 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 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,360). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. 

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

Application deadline: 1 June 2020. 

Please include

  • Cover Letter, stating which PhD project (experimental or theory) 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),

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

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

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

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Deadline: 1 June 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
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PhD-student at The Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen in cooperation with The Danish National Museum (3 years)

Research area
The Danish National Museum wishes in collaboration with the Faculty of Theology at University of Copenhagen to examine how visual art and decoration has developed within the Danish Lutheran Church, ‘den danske folkekirke’, from the beginning of the twentieth century and up until today, where large sums are spend on ambitions decorations of the church interior.

Traditionally art and furnishings have supported the sermons preached from the pulpit and the ceremonies, but during the 1900’s a growing wish for a more contemporary furnishing and decoration of the church and its liturgy has become apparent.

Today contemporary art often aims at the activation of the whole of the church interior; from the explicit and literal to the subtle and abstract. The common ground is a tension between the new art, the historical architectural setting and the traditional iconography. In the middle of this encounter we find both the churchgoer as an individual and the congregation as a whole.

The project is to uncover the relations and hierarchies between church art, space and the personal spiritual and pastoral life of the ‘den danske folkekirke’. The project is to be rooted in the disciplines of art history and church history and anchored in a large source material found from throughout Denmark.

The project is funded through Ny Carlsbergfondet.

Qualifications
Applicants must have an MA-degree within the fields of Art History, Theology or the equivalent. Research languages are Danish and English. Specialist knowledge of visual art, aesthetics and theology is important. Central is readiness to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration and work towards an integrated methodology for interdisciplinary studies in art and theology.

Job Description
The PhD-student will participate in meetings, teaching and scholarly workshops at both the Faculty and the Museum and be required to contribute to joint publications and publish research in international peer-reviewed journals where appropriate.

The PhD-students will be employed and enrolled at:

  • Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen

Institutions

The Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen.
The Faculty is non-confessional and dates from 1479. Its research covers Biblical Studies, Church History and Systematic Theology as well as Quranic Studies and African Studies. The Faculty is home to a number of high-profile international interdisciplinary research projects. The Department of Church History has a strong and vivid tradition for research in Luther and Lutheran theology and in Christianity and the arts.

The Danish National Museum. The museum has a long tradition to research into church art and church architecture and employs a large number of specialists within this field, not in the least the corpus publication Danmarks Kirker, published since 1933. The museum also houses archival materials concerning church art and architecture reaching as far back as the seventeenth century.

Terms of employment
The successful PhD candidates will be offered a full-time PhD position for a period of three years. The candidates will be employed and paid in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

Application procedure
Applications must be submitted via the electronic application system. Click on the link provided below to be taken to the online application form.

The application can be in Danish or English and should include the following enclosures:

  • a motivation letter (1 page)
  • CV
  • a copy of BA and MA-degree certificates and transcripts of records
  • a list of publications
  • a research proposal which develops the project idea (max 3 pages in all)
  • a short abstract of your MA-thesis or equivalent
  • one sample of writing (an article or a chapter from your MA- thesis)
  • name, e-mail address, telephone numbers and postal address of two academic referees

We advise you to have the documents ready before you begin your online application.

Application Deadline and Start
must be submitted electronically no later than 1 May 2020. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

The ideal starting date would be September 1, 2020, but this is negotiable.

Recruitment process
After the application deadline the authorized recruitment manager select applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. This selection is based on the applicants’ educational qualifications, the quality of the submitted research proposal as well as other relevant qualifications. All applicants are immediately notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment.

The applications accepted for assessment will be assessed by an interdisciplinary committee, comprising expertise in the relevant fields of Theology (espec. Church History) and Art History. Selected applicants will be notified of the composition of the assessment committee. When the committee has completed its assessment, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the assessment. A number of qualified candidates will be selected for a job interview. We aim to interview candidates in June 2020.

Additional Information
or questions regarding research, please contact Head of Section, Assoc. Prof., PhD Anna Vind (av@teol.ku.dk) or Editor, Dr. Martin Wangsgaard Jürgensen (martin.w.jurgensen@natmus.dk); for practical questions, please contact HR South City, hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk Please refer to ID 211-0404/20-2H

Potential applicants from outside Denmark will find information about life in Denmark (taxation, healthcare etc.) at http://ism.ku.dk/

Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark. With 37,000 students and 9,000 employees, it is among the largest universities in Scandinavia and one of the highest ranking in Europe. The University consists of six faculties, which cover Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities, Law, Science, Social Sciences and Theology.

Deadline: May 1, 2020

The University of Copenhagen welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

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Deadline: 1 May 2020
Unit: Faculty of Theology
Campus: Det Teologiske Fakultet
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PhD fellowship at the Copenhagen Center for Glycomics at ICMM

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

We are offering one or more PhD fellowships in glycobiology. The successful candidate(s) will be employed at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

ABOUT CCG

Copenhagen Center for Glycomics (CCG) is a Danish National Research Center devoted to the study of diseases caused by defects in the biosynthesis and structure of complex carbohydrates. Currently, CCG comprises 5 research groups and hosts about 10 post docs and 15 PhD students in addition to Master students and guest researchers. CCG strives be a leader in glycosciences in pioneering transformation of the field towards wider integration into main stream cell biology by developing experimental strategies, informatics approaches, and sustainable resources amenable not only to experts. We aim to facilitate discovery of diseases caused by altered glycosylation, develop new diagnostic and therapeutic tools, and identify new ways to design and produce improved glycoprotein drugs. CCG is a cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and training Center located on the 10th floor of the new Mærsk Tower science building within the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM) www.icmm.ku.dk. CCG has state-of-the-art facilities for mass spectrometry, flow cytometry, cell engineering, and glycan arrays, and the senior leaders hold diverse expertise in all areas of glycosciences. Our core valuables include glycoproteome data and bioinformatics tools, validated gene editing tools, glycoengineered cell libraries, and design matrices for recombinant production of glycotherapeutics. More information can be found at www.glycomics.ku.dk

Project description

The positions are potentially related to two different projects: 1) One specific project is on how glycans affect the function of the human tissue formation. We will use genetic engineering and mass spectrometry technologies combined with human skin organotypic tissue models to understand the importance of glycans in keratinocyte differentiation and human skin formation. The program has a high potential for fundamental discoveries and pharmacological intervention in neural diseases. 2) The second project is related to how glycans affect the function of the human neurological system. Again, with genetic engineering and mass spectrometry combined with neural cell and tissue models, we aim to perform a systematic dissection of glycans in neuronal differentiation, synapse formation, and the interplay between neurons and glial cells. We believe the program has the potential to impact pharmacological intervention in neural diseases. Please indicate your preferred program.

Principal supervisor is Hans Wandall, ICMM, hhw@sund.ku.dk, +4527210936

Start:             15 June 2020 or soon thereafter.

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

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 glycobiology
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken

Place of employment

The place of employment is at ICMM, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment.

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 27,593.77 DKK /approx. 3.679 EUR (April 2020-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’. 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:  15 April 2020, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Deadline: 15 April 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
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PhD scholarships at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Labor Market for Physicians

Skill Formation in the Labor Market for Physicians

UCPH invites applications for a PhD scholarship. Employment is expected to begin September 1ST, 2020.

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship at the Department of Economics, UCPH, in connection with the project “Skill Formation in the Labor Market for Physicians.” The PhD project is part of this larger project financed from a (Sapere Aude) grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark. The project lies in the intersection between labor and health economics. The overarching purposes of the project is two-fold, 1) to provide a better understanding of how opportunities, preferences and choices shape career paths in the highly specialized labor market for physicians and 2) understand how career circumstances affect physician practice styles, and, thereby, the health outcomes of patients. The PhD will be part of a team of three researchers at the UCPH and additional international collaborators. The PhD project will entail work with administrative Danish data from registers and archives.

For further information about the project, please see https://dff.dk/en/grants/research-leaders-2018/torben-heien-nielsen. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Associate Professor and principal investigator (PI) Torben Heien Nielsen (thn@econ.ku.dkhttp://nielsen-economist.com/).

The research team is part of Center for Economic Behavior and Inequality (CEBI). This environment includes 13 senior researchers, 14 junior researchers, 14 PhD students, 9 research assistants as well as international collaborators.

Deadline for applications: 1st of May, 2020

InformationFurther information about the PhD study programme is available on the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences:In English: http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/englishIn Danish: http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/

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

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the research strategy and the ongoing research at the Department before submitting their application. Further information can be found:

In English: http://socialsciences.ku.dk/research/In Danish: http://samf.ku.dk/forskning/

Job description

The positions are available for a 3-year period (for applicants holding a master degree in Economics) or a4-year period (under the so-called 4+4 model for applicants holding a BSc degree, and who have also completed one year of master level studies at the time of employment).

 The tasks of PhD student are to

  • Participate in our research team
  • Write scientific articles that are included in the PhD thesis of the applicant
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Participate in congresses/workshops/seminars
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • Visit another international research institution for at least a few months

Qualifications

We seek candidates with a strong academic background in Economics, qualifying for enrolment in the 5+3 programme (3 year PhD programme); or 4+4 programme (4 year PhD programme) in Economics. In the assessment of the candidate’s qualifications, emphasis will be on grade performance in core economics courses, the project proposal and potential relevant professional experience or publications. Good English language skills are also important.

In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme, the applicant must have completed a two-year MSc degree programme in Economics, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment. Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. PhD students are paid a salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3 year period of time without additional pay. The work obligation can, for instance, include teaching.

Students who have completed a BSc plus 60 ECTS of an MSc degree programme in Economics would enrol as PhD students simultaneously with their enrolment in the MSc degree programme (the 4+4 programme). Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. Until an MSc degree is obtained, the grant is paid partly in the form of up to 48 state education grant portions (in Danish: SU-klip). More specifically the PhD student will be paid two grant portions per month plus salary for work (teaching, presentations etc.) which totals a workload of at least 300 hours. Payment and conditions of employment are carried out in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Upon completion of the MSc degree the student is transferred to the salary-earning part of the PhD studies.

Applications

Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 1st of May, 2020 through the electronic application system, which you access through the below link.

Applications should include the following enclosures:

  • Project abstract, Please fill in the project abstract in the application form. Must not exceed 1.200 characters.
  • Cover Letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
  • Project description (recommended no more than 12,000 keystrokes not including bibliography)
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Time schedule
  • Budget
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications, documentation of English language qualifications (if any)
  • A short project proposal (3-4 pages) outlining two research ideas (this is only used to evaluate the research maturity of applicants, and is not binding in any way afterwards)
  • List of publications (if any)

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society, and invites all qualified applicants, regardless of personal background, to apply for the positions. In order to be awarded a PhD scholarship the applicant has to enrol as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.

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

Application process   

On the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences you will find a time schedule for the application process, and information about enclosures to include with your electronic application:  

http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/applicants/application/current_advertisement/ (in English) and  

http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/til_ansogere/ansoegning/aktuelle_opslag/ (in Danish)   

The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment:

  • Qualifications and knowledge in relevant Economics disciplines.
  • Performance (grades obtained) in relevant courses.
  • Research qualifications as reflected in the project proposal.

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

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

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Deadline: 1 May 2020
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus: Økonomisk Institut
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PhD fellow in Deep Learning for 3D Point Clouds

Department of Computer Science
Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

The Department of Computer Science (DIKU) at the University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in deep learning commencing on 01.08.2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment
The PhD student will be part of a strong team with expertise in machine learning and geospatial data management at DIKU, which regularly publishes results in top tier venues in the field of machine learning and data engineering such as KDD, ICML, NeurIPS, ICDE, ICDM, and others.

Project description
In line with the efforts of the United Nations’ Sustainable Goals to conserve, restore and manage forests and water-related ecosystems and their services, the accurate quantification of carbon (C) sequestration is indispensable to formulate mitigation strategies against climate change. Recent developments in drone-Lidar systems and the forthcoming satellite laser observations from NASA’s and ESA’s missions allow for machine learning models to  constrain the uncertainty in quantifying and projecting ecosystems’ C stocks.

The successful candidate is supposed to apply and extend modern deep learning techniques to large amounts of 3D point cloud data that stems from drone-based Lidar systems. Developing computationally efficient methods is of particular importance as the models will eventually be applied to datasets containing billions of point measurements.

This interdisciplinary project will be conducted in a close collaboration with researchers from the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN) at the University of Copenhagen as well as with international partners.

Principal supervisors are
Assistant Professor Fabian Gieseke (DIKU)
Professor Christian Igel (DIKU)

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

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

Formal requirements
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Computer Science/Mathematics/Physics/Geosciences 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 in machine learning.

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 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,360). 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 Computer Science/Mathematics/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 6,166 each, corresponding to DKK 295,968 (approx. €39,460).

‘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 217.94 (+ 12.5% holiday pay), corresponding to DKK 110,331 (approx. €14,710)

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

Salary in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC)
In the period after the completion of the MSc programme, the student is employed as a PhD scholar and is remunerated in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The scheme is arranged in such a way that students graduate from the MSc programme at a time when there are two years left of the integrated programme. For this reason, the salary must be paid for a period of two years in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The amounts specified include a supplement locally agreed upon as well as pension contributions: Salary as a PhD scholar: 24 months at a rate of DKK 31,809 (including pension contributions and supplement), corresponding to DKK 763,430 (approx. €101,790).

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)

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

The deadline for applications is 31 May 2020, 23:59 GMT+1

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

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

Questions
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisors

Assistant Professor Fabian Gieseke (fabian.gieseke@di.ku.dk)

Professor Christian Igel (igel@diku.dk)

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

 

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Deadline: 31 May 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Computer Science
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