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PhD scholarship in Horizontal transmission of antimicrobial resistance

Section of Microbiology at Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Horizontal transmission of antimicrobial resistance commencing October 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

 

This PhD project will be associated with “DARWIN”, a pan-European examination of the fate of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) organisms and genetic determinants in urban water systems (UWSs) with run-up from hospital and household wastes and a DFF Project on transfer of antibiotic resistance to human gut bacteria in vivo. Here AMR transmission in different stages from the gut through the sewer catchments to the receiving waters will be investigated. 

The main tasks for the PhD scholar will be to engineer fluorescent-based bio-reporters constructed from wild-type plasmids, to examine the transfer rate and host range of conjugative plasmids among bacteria in the different environments. In addition, the PhD student will quantify the abundance and diversity of clinically relevant AMR genes in key intersecting ecosystems within the UWSs to investigate the influence of contrasting patterns of AMR, antimicrobial use, and sewage treatment. 

 

The position is for 3 years and is partly funded within the framework of the JPI-EC-AMR programme and partly by DFF. The project will be carried out at Section of Microbiology, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen where you will engage in teamwork within the group and with our national and international collaborators.  

 

Qualifications: 

We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious researcher in Molecular Microbial Ecology with experience in cell sorting using flow cytometry. Applicants should have the following qualifications: 

 

●MSc. in Microbiology (or equivalent). 

●Hands on experience with genetic engineering of wild-type plasmids and construction of bio-reporters. 

●Documented experience with flow cytometry and cell sorting. 

●Experience with analyses of large metagenomic data sets (i.e. 16S rRNA gene analyses). 

●Experience working with molecular DNA approached such as plasmid isolation, community DNA extraction. 

●Previous research on horizontal gene transfer will be seen as an advantage. 

●Fluency in English. 

 

For further information, contact: Professor Søren J. Sørensen sjs@bio.ku.dk. 

 

Application: 

The application must contain: 

●Motivated letter of application 

●Curriculum vitae 

●List of publications 

●Transcript of university examinations (in English) 

●Contact details of 2 persons for references. 

 

Procedures 

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/. 

 

Salary and 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 321.054 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 52.174,84). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. 

 

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

 

Application Procedure 

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. The deadline for applications is 27th of July, 2018 at 23:59 GMT+2. 

 

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

 

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

 

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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: 27 July 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Biologisk Institut
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Post expires on Friday July 27th, 2018

PhD fellow at the Copenhagen Centre for Regulatory Science

TheCopenhagen Centre for Regulatory Sciences (CORS), Department of Pharmacy isoffering a three-year PhD fellowship in Regulatory Science. The fellowship isfinanced by H. Lundbeck A/S. The fellowship is available from October 1, 2018,or the soonest possible thereafter. 

 

With it Research CORS seeks toimprove the drug regulatory system, by systematically studying its structureand behaviour as well as designing new tools to facilitate regulatorydecision-making. Through improvement of the drug regulatory system, we aim to contributeto an improvement of the health of the society.  

 

Theregulatory system for medicines is intended to protect public health byensuring that only medicines of sufficient quality, safety, and efficacy enterthe market, while at the same time facilitating patient access to neededtherapies without unnecessary delay. It strives to achieve these goals via alarge set of individual regulatory tools. For policy-making in general, andespecially in the health care sector, regulatory decisions need to be fullytransparent, rest on relevant reasoning, and be adaptable in light of newevidence. Therefore, the efficiency of the elements in the regulatory toolbox,as well as any unintended effects of the tools, need to be determined.  

 

We offer an interesting andchallenging job in an international cross-disciplinary research environment.You will become part of a research environment spanning pharmacy, humanities,law, and social science. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respectand freedom tempered by responsibility. 

  

Project description 

Scarcity inpaediatric drug development leads to unlicensed and off-label use of drugs inthe paediatric population, with little reliable evidence on appropriatedosage(s) and alternative routes of administration for children. As a result,there is a potentially increased health risk due to adverse reactions, under-or over-dosing. Both the US and the EU have imposed regulations facilitatingpaediatric drug development, with the objective of improving the health ofchildren. Both the US and the EU regulations provide incentives and imposerequirements on sponsors for the development of medicinal products for thepaediatric population. Currently, the value of the paediatric regulations havemainly been evaluated based on a mere measurement of compliance with thelegislation and the number of medicines evaluated by the Regulatory Authoritiesin individual regions. However, an assessment should ideally also include anevaluation of the acquired knowledge about medication use in the paediatricpopulation, how that knowledge has translated into action and facilitatedaccess of treatments and ultimately a positive impact on public health ofchildren.  Moreover, it is important thatthe regulatory frameworks and systems enable and support medicines developmentin a global context and only few attempts have been made to compare andevaluate the impact of paediatric regulations across regulatory jurisdictions.The objective of this PhD project is to provide insights into the effectivenessof the EU and US paediatric regulations in promoting access to medicines forchildren as well identifying potential barriers of the paediatric regulationsto innovative drug development in general. Ultimately, these analyses shouldserve to provide recommendations for improvements to the global regulatoryframeworks for paediatric medicines development with a focus on the US and theEU.  

 

Principal supervisor 

Professor Marie Louise De Bruin, Department ofPharmacy, University of Copenhagen: 

E-mail: marieke.debruin@sund.ku.dk

Direct phone: +45 35330818. 

Requiredqualifications 

As an applicant you musthave:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field to the proposed work (pharmacy, public health, medicine or other relevant fields). 
  • Ability and enthusiasm to learn quantitative methods within Drug Regulatory Science. 
  • An interest in cross-disciplinary work within Drug Regulatory Science. 
  • Good communication skills in English, both oral and written. 
  • Independent and self-reflective. 

Preferredqualifications 

  • Overall a preferred applicant has an excellent academic track record, and is highly motivated to study issues within Drug Regulatory Science. 
  • Have demonstrated early in his/her career a capacity for excellence.  
  • Make this position his/her number one priority, have a strong work ethics, and be a team player. 

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

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

Key criteria for the assessment ofapplicants: 

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme.  
  • Relevant work experience.  
  • Previous publications including relevant master thesis. 
  • Achieved grade point average.  
  • Other professional activities.  
  • Language skills.  
  • Enterprising approach and skills. 
  • Possess good interpersonal skills. 

Formal requirements 

The successful applicant will berequested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the Faculty ofHealth and Medical Sciences subject to the rules stipulated in the Ministerialorder on the PhD programme at the universities (PhD order) from the Ministry ofScience, Innovation, and Higher Education and the guidelines for the PhD programme at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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

Termsof employment 

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

Salary andother terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with theAgreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation ofProfessional Associations) or other relevant professional organizations.Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 26,454 (approx.3,550 EUR) (taxable) plus pension. The position is covered by the Job Structurefor Academic Staff at Universities (2013).   

 

Application procedure 

The application, inEnglish, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below and include: 

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

Please note that only online applications willbe accepted. 

Deadline for applications 

August 15, 2018. Applicationsreceived later than this date will not be considered.  

 

Post application procedure 

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

Assessment: The selected applications will be assessed according to the Ministerial Orderno. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universitiesand the University of Copenhagen’s guidelines 2013. The Assessment Committeemakes a non-prioritised assessment of the academic qualifications andexperience with respect to the mentioned area of research, techniques, skillsand other requirements listed in the advertisement.Please note that the applicant willbe contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation. 

Interviews will be held withpotential candidates in week 35 or week 38. An answer to the granting of thefellowship can be expected approx. 4 weeks after the deadline. 

Questions 

For furtherinformation, applicants may contact the co-supervisor Assistant ProfessorChristine E. Hallgreen, e-mail: christine.hallgreen@sund.ku.dk, direct phone:+45 3533 7079, orAdministrator Marianne W. Jørgensen, e-mail: marianne.joergensen@sund.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 3533 6449.  

 

You can read more about the Copenhagen Center forRegulatory Science at https://pharmacy.ku.dk/research/cors/

For information on working andliving in Denmark visit ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility) and www.workindenmark.dk

 

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of societyand welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personalbackground.

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

Deadline: 15 August 2018
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Farmaci
Email: marieke.debruin@sund.ku.dk
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Post expires on Wednesday August 15th, 2018

(Re-advertisement) PhD fellowship in Drug Delivery of Biopharmaceuticals: Mucus as a permeability barrier to peptide drug deli

The Department of Pharmacy isoffering a three-year PhD fellowship in Drug Delivery of Biopharmaceuticals inthe Center for Biopharmaceuticals and Biobarriers in Drug Delivery. The PhDfellowship is financed by the Department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen,and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Grand Challenge Program. The fellowship isavailable from 1 December 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

 

Project description 

The demand for peptide and protein therapeutics that can be used withoutinjection is increasing. However, due to the structural properties of suchbiopharmaceuticals, it is extremely challenging to design drug delivery systemssuitable for efficient delivery of therapeutic doses of, e.g., peptides afteroral administration. Novel drug delivery systems must be tailored to thephysicochemical properties of the specific drug molecules, the functionalexcipients and the intended route of administration.  

 

This interdisciplinary project will address the elucidation andmechanistic understanding of how the barrier properties of intestinal mucosamay be overcome through the design of drug delivery systems. Specifically, theimpact of the mucus component will be studied and related to the use ofexcipients with specific properties when integrated into drug delivery systems.  

 

The hypothesis is that by detailed elucidation of the barrier propertiesof the mucus through systematic studies with selected drugs and drug deliverysystems, it will be possible to obtain mechanistic insight that will aid futuredesign of biopharmaceuticals for mucosal drug delivery. Thus, this projectshould study interactions with mucus and mucosal barriers analyzed by advancedanalytical tools and a variety of cell-based models relating to the in vivo situation.  

 

Principal supervisor  

Professor Hanne Mørck Nielsen, Department of Pharmacy.  

E-mail: hanne.morck@sund.ku.dkDirect phone: +45 3533 6346

 

Required qualifications  

As an applicant you must have: 

  • Obtained a Master’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical engineering, biochemistry, or similar prior to the starting date. 
  • Fluency in English and excellent communication skills.  
  • The ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment. 

Preferredqualifications 

Weare looking for a highly motivated individual with a background inpharmaceutical sciences, biomedical engineering, biochemistry, or similar.Experience with drug delivery, cell culture models, relevant in vivo assessment, andbiopharmaceuticals will be preferred. The candidate must be able to workindependently but will also interact with a multidisciplinary project groupinvolved in many aspects of studying and evaluating drug delivery. Extensivetraining in the relevant disciplines will be provided. 

 

Job description 

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

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants 

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

Formal requirements 

The successful applicant will berequested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the Faculty ofHealth and Medical Sciences according to the rules stipulated in theMinisterial Order on the PhD programme at the universities (PhD order) from theMinistry of Science, Innovation, and Higher Education and the guidelines forthe PhD programme at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.  

 

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

 

Terms of employment 

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

Salary and other terms andconditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between theMinistry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations)or other relevant professional organizations. Depending on seniority, themonthly salary begins around DKK 26,454 (approx. 3,550 EUR) (taxable) pluspension. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff atUniversities (2013).   

 

Application procedure 

The application, in English, must besubmitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. Please note that only online applications will be accepted.

 

Your applicationmust include:

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

Deadline for applications13 September 2018.Applications received later than this date will not be considered.  

Post application procedure 

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

 

Assessment: The selected applications will be assessed accordingto the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment ofAcademic Staff at Universities and the University of Copenhagen’s guidelines2013. The Assessment Committee makes a non-prioritized assessment of theacademic qualifications and experience with respect to the mentioned area ofresearch, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in theadvertisement.   

 

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

 

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

 

Questions 

For further information, applicantsmay contact Professor Hanne Mørck Nielsen (see contact details above) or Administrator Marianne W. Jørgensen, e-mail: marianne.joergensen@sund.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 3533 6449.  

 

For more information on working andliving in Denmark visit http://ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility) and https://www.workindenmark.dk

 

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

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Deadline: 13 September 2018
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Farmaci
Email: hanne.morck@sund.ku.dk
Phone:
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Post expires on Thursday September 13th, 2018

Ph.D. position in Macroecology of the Anthropocene

CMEC and its research mission statement:Life on Earth – addressing the big questions 

CMEC (https://macroecology.ku.dk/)is a long-term funded center of excellence with a cross-disciplinary researchprogram addressing fundamental questions on the origin, maintenance,conservation and future of life and biological diversity on Earth. The 40+researchers at the center currently represent 14 different nationalities andthe working language is English. The center juxtaposes faculty staff scientistsfrom the fields of macroecology, historical biogeography, oceanography,evolutionary biology, ecology, population biology, climate change research,conservation biology and environmental economics. 

 

CMECcombines natural history knowledge, rigorous field work in all corners of theworld and an assemblage of huge biological data sets built from primary sourceswith the use of cutting-edge DNA techniques, novel macroecological and nullmodels, powerful bioinformatics tools and statistics to enable a truly holisticapproach for addressing fundamental questions about life on Earth. The aim ofCMEC is to elucidate biology’s “laws of nature” by understanding the four mainprocesses influencing life: the origin and birth of species (speciation), thedispersal of species (movement), the persistence of species throughinteractions with other species (maintenance) and the disappearance of species(extinction). Using and combining knowledge of individual process in ahypothesis-driven spatio-temporal framework, we focuson the grand challenge of answering one of the most important questions facingscience today: What are the fundamentalevolutionary and ecological principles and processes that generate and maintainthe complex patterns of the distribution of life on Earth?  

 

Weoffer a PhD IN MACROECOLOGY OF THE ANTHROPOCENE to work on biodiversity responses to land use change scenarios from local tocontinental scales. We are particularly interested in 1) testing the use ofDigital Era products (very high-resolution LiDAR, Google ground imagery) toquantify biodiversity along land use gradients, and 2) developing simulationsof biodiversity responses under scenarios of future land use change forconservation planning. Denmark will be used as a case study for developingnovel imagery-based measures and test them with local field data hosted at CMECand/or collected by the PhD student. Projections across Europe under globalchange scenarios will allow assessing the impacts of different land useplanning recommendations for preserving biodiversity. The project is tightlylinked to a larger study that tests hypotheses about the synergistic effects ofland use and climate change on biodiversity, and explores new approaches forquantifying land use change. 

 

We are looking for a highly motivated,creative, and independent student with excellent analytical and programmingskills. Depending on the research interests and background of the student, theproject can have more emphasis on the development of new informatics tools(e.g. using image recognition and deep learning techniques), tested onecological questions. Alternatively, the emphasis can be on the ecological, field,and conservation aspects of the project, for which the candidate will preferablyhave a solid background in natural history and field experience. 

 

Thisposition is open as a 3-year position for an MSc candidate, or a 4-5 yearposition for an exceptional BSc candidate through the integrated PhD programme(https://www.science.ku.dk/english/research/phd/studystructure/integratedphd/). 

 

Maincontact person for more information and questions:Assistant Professor Naia Morueta-Holme, co-supervisor, e-mail: morueta-holme@snm.ku.dk;phone +45 35 32 35 29. Principal supervisor: Carsten Rahbek crahbek@snm.ku.dk

 

Further information on the position  

Applicants are expected to engage in ongoing research projects using thecenter’s data/resources and to contribute to further development of newprojects. We expect the successful candidate to be interested in conductingcollaborative projects within the center with other center scientists.  

 

Formalrequirements  

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

Applicantsshould have documented strong analytical and data handling skills and theability to communicate within a cross-disciplinary research center. Strongnatural history knowledge and experience with fieldwork would be viewedfavorably for the position.  

 

Formal job description 

The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhDstudent 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 

Terms of employment  

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

 

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

 

The startingsalary is currently at a minimum DKK 312.879 including annual supplement (+pension up to DKK 43.219). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. 

Informationabout working conditions and taxes is available at: www.workingconditions.ku.dk and www.ism.ku.dk 

 

Integrated MSc and PhDScheme  

The position isalso available for candidates who are (or are eligible to be) enrolled at oneof the faculty’s master programmes in Science. The duration of the integrated programme depends on the amount of credits that you havepassed on your MSc programme. Forfurther information about the study programme please see: www.science.ku.dk/phd, “StudyStructures”. 

 

Scholarship and terms of employment for integrated MScand PhD 

PhDgrant portions (Ph.D.‐SU klip) 

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

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

 

‘Dutywork’ 

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

For further information about Part Aplease see: https://www.science.ku.dk/english/research/phd/studystructure/integratedphd/.   

 

Salaryin accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation ofProfessional Associations (AC) 

Inthe period after the completion of the MSc programme, the student isemployed as a PhD scholar and is remunerated in accordance with the collectiveagreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Thescheme is arranged in such a way that students graduate from the MSc programme at a time whenthere 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 thecollective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations(AC). The amounts specified include a supplement locally agreed upon as well aspension contributions: Salary as a PhD scholar: 24 months at a rate of DKK28,955.15 (including pension contributions and supplement), corresponding toDKK 694,923.

The application, inEnglish, must be submitted electronically byclicking APPLY NOW below. Please note that the materials to be considered inthe assessment must be attached to the application form, which you will findunder APPLY NOW. Applications received by e-mail or any other way other thanthe official electronic system of the University will not be considered. 

 

Please include in the following order:  

• Application letter (max 1 page);   

• Motivation for applying (max 0.5 page);  

• Description of previous research experience (max 0.5 page). 

 

•A list of your most significant publication(s) (up to three) and brieflydescribe in 2-3 sentences what is interesting in the paper(s) (max 0.5 page). 

• A brief outline of an idea for research within the topic area (1 page). Thisis used for evaluating the applicants only. 

• Curriculum vitae (with applicant’s e-mail address and telephone number) withdocumentation of education and complete publication list. 

• Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc andMSc) if any. 

• Full contact details (name, address, telephone and email) of threeprofessional references. 

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

 

The deadline for applications is 02.08.2018,23:59 GMT +2. Applications or supplementary materialreceived after this date will not be considered. 

 

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

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

 

Inquiries concerning theposition can be made to Assistant Professor NaiaMorueta-Holme, co-supervisor, e-mail: morueta-holme@snm.ku.dk; phone+45 35 32 35 29 or general questions to the Center Director of CMEC, ProfessorCarsten Rahbek, Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, Universitetsparken15, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark. Phone: +45 35 32 10 30; E-mail:crahbek@snm.ku.dk 

 

Generalinformation about PhD programmes at SCIENCE isavailable at https://www.science.ku.dk/phd

APPLY ONLINE PhD inMacroecology of the Anthropocene https://employment.ku.dk/phd/ 

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

Deadline: 2 August 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Statens Naturhistoriske Museum
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Thursday August 2nd, 2018

PhD fellow in Astrophysics

The Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty ofScience at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship inastrophysics commencing 01.10.2018 or assoon as possible thereafter. 

 

The candidate will join the group ofLars Kristensen in the Section of Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences at theNiels Bohr Institute. The group focuses on understanding the chemistry andphysics of star-forming regions, specifically by observing such regions atmillimeter and sub-millimeter wavelengths with telescopes such as the AtacamaLarge Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array (ALMA), and the SubMillimeter Array(SMA). These observations are coupled with radiative-transfer models to furtherunderstand and constrain the chemistry taking place in these regions.  

 

As part ofthe large program ”Protostellar Interferometric Line Survey of the Cygnus Xstar-forming region” (PILS-Cygnus), the successsful candidate will work onobtaining inventories of complex organic molecules toward ten protostars in theCygnus X region. The candidate will quantify the role the external environmentplays in setting the chemistry. Experience with radiative-transfer modelingand/or analysis of far-infrared/sub-mm data will be an advantage.  

 

Principal supervisor is Lars E. Kristensen, the Niels Bohr Institute, lars.kristensen@nbi.ku.dk, DirectPhone: +45 35 33 32 99. 

 

Job description 

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

 

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

 

Formalrequirements  

Applicants should hold an MSc degreein physics, astronomy or related field with good results and good Englishskills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis willalso be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience. 

 

Terms of employment  

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

 

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

 

Thestarting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 321,054.6 including annualsupplement (+ pension up to DKK 52,174.92). Negotiation for salary supplementis possible. 

 

Application Procedure 

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

 

Please include  

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

 

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

 

The deadline for applications is 26.07.2018,23:59 GMT +1. Applications received after the deadline for applications willnot be considered.  

 

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorizedrecruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of theInterview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications.The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and thefinal selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head ofDepartment, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and theinterview committee.  

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

 

Questions 

For specific information about the PhDscholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Lars E. Kristensen, theNiels Bohr Institute, lars.kristensen@nbi.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 35 33 32 99. 

 

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

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Deadline: 26 July 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
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Ph.D.-student for study of Neurovascular Unit and Blood-Brain Barrier: Copenhagen, Denmark

We invite applications for a position as Ph.D.-student at The Translational Neurobiology Laboratory, Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
We seek an excellent Ph.D.-student with a high potential for original research focusing on the development of new methodologies to study brain capillaries and the blood-brain barrier by two-photon microscopy and other techniques. The appointment is for 3 years.
The research focus is on the control of the brain neurovascular unit and the blood-brain barrier in health and disease. Our most recent work is on calcium signaling in astrocytes and neurons, imaging of organelles, brain pericytes and aging mechanisms. Our strength is in vivo physiology in mice using basic electrophysiological and laser-optic techniques, transgenic mice, and 2-photon microscopy. The applicant is expected to work with 2-photon microscopy in mouse cerebral cortex in relation to the regulation of blood flow and the blood-brain barrier.
Qualifications
  • MSc or equivalent degree in natural or medical sciences
  • Experience in mathematical modeling and programming
  • Great interest in brain blood vessels
  • Interest in calcium and blood vessel imaging
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • An analytical aptitude of devising innovative scientific or technical solutions.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, motivation, flexibility and confidence
Employment conditions 
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.
In all cases, the ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration, and thus we encourage all – regardless of their personal background and status – to apply. The tentative start date is 1 September 2018 or soon thereafter.
Formal requirements
The successful applicant will be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences according to the rules stipulated in the Ministerial order on the PhD programme at the universities (PhD order) from the Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Higher Education and the guidelines for the PhD programme at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
Questions
For further information about the position, please contact Professor Martin Lauritzen on tel. (+45) 24841840, or mlauritz@sund.ku.dk
To apply
Please send your application, resume, as well as names and contact details of referees electronically by clicking “Apply online” below.
Your application must include:
  • Cover letter: Letter stating the interest in and qualifications for the project (max. one page)
  • Full CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records: Master´s degree diploma (including grade transcripts for bachelor´s and master´s degrees). Applicants with a Master´s degree from abroad should also enclose a short description of the grading scale used
  • Possible publication list
  • Other information to consider: Possible references and recommendations
The closing date for applications is 8 August 2018. 
 
Following processing of the application, any application material sent will be destroyed.
The applicant will be kept continuously informed of the progress of the application. Please note the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.
The further process 
Shortlist: After expiry of the application deadline, the superior with power to appoint selects a number of applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants are immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. Applicants who were not passed for assessment should not expect further with regard to their application unless the shortlist is revised.
Assessment: The selected applications will be assessed according to the Ministry Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities 2012 and the University of Copenhagen’s guidelines 2013. The Assessment Committee 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.
You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk
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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. 

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Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Neuroscience

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PhD fellowship in protein self-assembly and aggregation for biomaterials

The Department of Pharmacy is offering a three-year PhD fellowship in in protein self-assembly and aggregation for biomaterials. The PhD fellowship is be part of a 5-year research project titled “Protein Superstructures as Smart Biomaterials (ProSmart)”, financed by a “Villum Young Investigator Grant” to Associate Professor Vito Foderà (personal website and research profile at KU). The project will be based at the excellent research environment of the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Copenhagen and in collaboration with the “Center for Biopharmaceuticals and Biobarriers in Drug Delivery”, the Department of Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen and the University of Cambridge (UK). The fellowship is available from 01.12.2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Project description

Biomaterials are expected to play a major contribution to the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals as well as for applications in tissue engineering, bio-sensing and drug delivery. In connection to these fields, having tunable materials whose properties can be rationally controlled is necessary and still remains a major challenge. The project has as a main objective to develop a platform for the rational design of highly tunable protein-based materials for drug delivery. To reach this goal, optical, UV and IR spectroscopies in combination with small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and quantitative modeling will be mainly employed.

The successful applicant will specifically work on the analysis of protein aggregate kinetics, with the aim of providing a connection between inter-protein interactions and the temporal feature of the reaction. He/she will work closely with a biophysicist/biochemist Postdoc (focusing on aggregate characterization) and, lately in the project, with a cell biologist Postdoc (mainly focusing on the application of the different protein self-assembled structures as efficient delivery systems of biologically-relevant compounds). All these projects will also benefit of the existing projects currently running in the group (1 Postdoc and 2 PhD students).

Principal supervisor

Associate Professor Vito Foderà, Department of Pharmacy, Email: vito.fodera@sund.ku.dk, tel. +45 35336131).

Required qualifications

As an applicant you must have:

  • Obtained a Master´s degree in in (bio)physics, (bio)chemistry, nanotechnology, biology, pharmaceutical sciences or related areas prior to the starting date
  • Fluency in English and excellent communication skills
  • Capability of working at the interface between different disciplines
  • Embrace of an international research environment

Preferred qualifications

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with proofs of a strong background in/experience with one or several of the fields mentioned below:

  • protein science
  • protein-based materials and protein aggregation
  • structural biology
  • theoretical modeling of bio-molecular self-assembly
  • biophysical characterization of protein samples
  • microscopy-based techniques
  • optical and IR spectroscopy
  • Matlab programming or equivalent

Job description

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

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

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

Formal requirements

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

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

Terms of employment

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

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organizations. The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure. Minimum monthly salary is DKK 26,754.55 (taxable) + pension contribution.

Application procedure

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

Your application must include:

  • Cover letter: Letter stating the interest in and qualifications for the project (max. one page)
  • Full CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records: Master´s degree diploma (including grade transcripts for bachelor´s and master´s degrees). Applicants with a Master´s degree from abroad should also enclose a short description of the grading scale used
  • Possible publication list
  • Max. 1 recommendation letter.
  • Names, e-mails, telephone numbers and addresses of 1 or 2 other referees.

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

Deadline for applications: 10.09.2018. Please note that only online applications will be accepted. Applications received later than this date will not be considered.

Post application procedure

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

All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee.

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

The Appointments Committee consists of the supervision group and the Head of Department who is the authorized recruitment manager. The Expert Assessment Committee consists of the principal supervisor.

Selected candidates will be called for interviews that will be held around mid-October 2018. An answer as to the granting of the fellowship can be expected approx. 6 weeks after application deadline.

Questions

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

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

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Deadline: 10 September 2018
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Pharmacy
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Three PhD Fellowships in Comparative Pediatrics and Nutrition

Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (IVH), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen is offering three PhD Fellowships in the Section of Comparative Pediatrics and Nutrition to commence on 1st November 2018 or soon thereafter. The positions are limited to three years.

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

Background

In the Section of Comparative Pediatrics and Nutrition, we use highly specialized animal models in piglets to investigate treatments (mainly nutrition and bacterial interventions) that improve the health of both newborn animals and infants. A smaller part of the work includes infant studies at hospitals as well as basic biochemical studies using isolated cells.

For both infants and animals, disease problems are very common just after birth. The problems are greatest when birth occurs prematurely (~10% of all infants born) and when organs are immature and poorly able to tolerate life after birth. Such newborns often suffer from defects related to an immature gastrointestinal tract, reduced immunity and delayed brain development. Optimal provision of nutrition and controlling the bacterial colonization help to adapt the immature organs and prevent serious diseases. Still, there are many questions regarding the optimal feeding pattern (slow or fast feeding with mother’s milk, formula or supplements) and ways to control the microbiota (e.g. pre-, pro- and antibiotic interventions). See our publications from the last 5-10 years to know more.

Project description 

The three PhD projects are part of ongoing research projects in the section (for examples see www.NEOMUNE.ku.dk). In these projects, we investigate if specific bioactive milk components, including lipids, oligosaccharides and proteins, or bacterial interventions improve gastrointestinal health, immunity and brain development after birth. Animal studies using preterm pigs will be a central component in all three PhD projects, although other types of studies may be included (cellular or human studies). The study interventions typically run for up to 30 days until the pigs are euthanized for tissue sampling. The pigs are fed parenteral and enteral nutrition and various in vivo tests are performed during the study period. Many biochemical tissue and blood analyses are performed. With help from our research team, the PhD fellows are expected to be responsible for running the animal experiments, perform laboratory analyses, data analyses and statistical analyses and for publishing the results in international peer reviewed journals. Both the experimental animal work and laboratory analyses are labour-intensive and may require great flexibility in working hours across day/night time and sometimes weekends. The research team include persons with a large range of background education, e.g. veterinary, medical, food science and nutrition, or molecular biology. For the three positions, we need PhD students with different educational backgrounds. We frequently work across different laboratories in Denmark as well as other countries.

Principal supervisor 

Per Sangild, Thomas Thymann or Stine Bering

Required qualifications

•MD, DVM or other similar clinically-relevant training, or an MSc education that is relevant to our current work areas as described above

•High motivation and work flexibility are essential

•Good communication skills both oral and written, including English usage

•Good collaborating skills are essential

•Prior research experience, preferably involving data statistics and lead publications

And as many as possible of the following qualifications:

•Experience with translational research with animals (preferably pigs) in related fields

•Experience with related clinical research in infants/children

•Experience in nutrition and food/feed science

•Competence in gastroenterology, immunology, microbiology, pathology and/or neurology

•Laboratory analytical skills, potentially including proteomics, transcriptomics, epigenetics and/or metabolomics

General job description 

Your key tasks as a PhD fellow at Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND) are to:

•Manage, carry through and conclude your research projects, from experiments to analyses of samples

•Actively participate in PhD courses

•Write scientific articles and finalize your PhD thesis

•Participate in international congresses

•Conduct a research stay at an institution abroad

•Teach and disseminate your research

We offer 

•A highly important research topic, aiming to improve the health of newborn individuals, especially those born compromised.

•A scientific environment with highly dedicated colleagues from wide academic backgrounds

•An international work atmosphere with a large proportion of non-Danish co-workers

•Research that makes a difference for basic and applied pediatrics of infants and animals

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates

•The grade point average achieved in relevant University degrees

•Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme and project described

•Previous publications (if any)

•Relevant work experience

•Other professional activities

•Language skills, including English

•Personal resources to lead research, interpersonal and collaborative skills

Formal requirements 

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

The successful candidate will be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD Fellow at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences. Employment as a PhD Fellow will be conditional on successful enrolment in the PhD programme according to the rules stipulated in “Bekendtgørelse nr. 18 af 14. januar 2008 om ph.d.-graden.“

Terms of employment 

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 26,754 (approx. 3.591 EUR) plus pension. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2013).

Questions 

For further information about the position please contact Associate professor, Stine Bering, email sbs@sund.ku.dk

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

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

Application procedure 

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

•Cover letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project

•CV

•Diploma and detailed transcripts of records (MSc and BSc)

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

•Personal recommendations (if any)

•A maximum of 3 relevant scientific works which the applicant wishes to be included in the assessment (if any)

 

The deadline for applications is 2nd September 2018. Any applications received after this time or incomplete will not be considered.

Receipts of the applications will be acknowledged, and the applicant will be kept continuously informed of the progress of the application.

The further process

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

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

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

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

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Deadline: 2 September 2018
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
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Post expires on Sunday September 2nd, 2018

PhD fellow in Astrophysics and Cosmology

Section of Theoretical ParticlePhysics and Cosmology, Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at Universityof Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Astrophysics and Cosmologycommencing 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment 

The group’s current research iscentered around the Planck and the Deep Space experiments and the nextgeneration of the CMB missions.

Project description 

We areseeking excellent PhD candidates with demonstrated initiative to strengthen andfurther develop the group’s activities during the fellowship.

Thesuccessful candidate will also be expected to participate in the ongoing Planckanalysis and

theupcoming Deep Space experiment, workshop and analysis meetings and contributeto general

”servicetask” in the group.

Principal supervisor is Professor Pavel Naselsky, Niels Bohr Institute, naselsky@nbi.ku.dk

Job description 

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

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

 

Formalrequirements  

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

Terms of employment  

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

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

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

Application Procedure 

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

Please include  

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

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

Thedeadline for applications is 31/07/2018, 23:59 GMT +2. Applications received after the deadline forapplications will not be considered.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorizedrecruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of theInterview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selectedapplications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of thecommittee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by theHead of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committeeand the interview committee.

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

Questions 

For specific information about the PhDposition, please contact Pavel Naselsky, email: naselsky@nbi.dk.

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

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Deadline: 31 July 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Niels Bohr Institute

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One or more PhD fellowships in glycosciences, gene editing and Drosophila genetics at Copenhagen Center for Glycomics and Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Copenhagen Center for Glycomics invites applications for3-year PhD fellowships in the research area of glycosciences, glycoinformatics,and Drosophila biology. Thefellowships are available from Oct 1st, 2018,or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description ofprojects 

  • Biological roles of new types of O-mannosylation of cadherins and plexins. Cadherins and plexins play important roles in morphogenesis, neurogenesis, and tissue integrity, and their expression and functions are dysregulated in malignancies. The aim of this project is to explore O-mannosylation in Drosophila melanogaster (the “fruit fly”)1.
  • In-silico models for cellular glycosylation processes. We are building in-silico models to predict cellular glycosylation outcomes based on experimental studies in cell systems as well as transcriptomics and proteomics data. The aim of this project is to develop models for glycosylation in human cells and rodent host cells used for production of glycoprotein therapeutics2.
  • Molecular functions of O-glycans. O-glycans are implicated in many biological processes that contribute to health and disease, including protein folding, stability, intracellular transport, secretion, and directing and mediating host-pathogen interactions, and yet we have limited knowledge of how glycans influence cellular functions at the molecular level. This project aims to examine functions in tissue formation, epithelial homeostasis, cancer formation, and host pathogen interactions using genetic approaches and advanced mass spectrometry3.

PhD fellowships 

 

  • In the O-mannosylation project you will use Drosophila melanogaster, which is as a valuable model to study human diseases, including neurological disorders, cardiovascular diseases, as well as cancer. Flies have many experimental advantages, including sophisticated genetic tools, a short life cycle, and the ease with which large numbers of individuals can be examined in well-targeted genetic screens. You will use Drosophila to determine the role of O-mannosylation in normal development and in tumor formation and cancer progression. You will combine the use of Drosophila genetics, immunohistochemistry, confocal imaging, and molecular biology techniques.
  • In the in-silico project, you will be developing statistical models and tools that can be used to predict glycosylation pathways and outcomes. This project will use a library of glycoengineered cell lines and glycan, proteomic and transcriptomic data to build dependency graphs mapping glycoconjugates to the genes and enzymes.
  • In the O-glycan project you will use gene engineering (CRISPR/Cas), mass spectrometry, in-silico strategies, combined with cell and tissue models. Understanding how distinct and site-specific O-glycans code for specific functions will shed light on basic cellular functions of glycans as well as glycan functions in tissue formation, cancer transformation, and host pathogen interactions.

Apart from carrying out research within these areasthe applicant is expected to take minor part in teaching in cell biology and/orchemistry. The candidate will be enrolled in the 3-year PhD-program at theFaculty of Health Sciences, and will be expected to complete a PhD includingcompletion of local academic and network wide training requirements. Theresearch topic is “Biomedical sciences” and the Faculty examines Doctors ofPhilosophy.

Selected references for additionalinformation 

  • Larsen, I.S.B. et al. Discovery of an O-mannosylation pathway selectively serving cadherins and protocadherins. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 114, 11163-11168  (2017).
  • Joshi, H.J. et al. GlycoDomainViewer: a bioinformatics tool for contextual exploration of glycoproteomes. Glycobiology 28, 131-136 (2018).
  • Narimatsu, Y. et al. A validated gRNA library for CRISPR/Cas9 targeting of the human glycosyltransferase genome. Glycobiology (2018).

Your key tasks: 

  • Carry out independent research under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
  • Participate in active research environments
  • An obligation to conduct some undergraduate teaching and associated examinations or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project

The projects willbe supervised by professors Henrik Clausen and/or Hans Wandall, and/or associatedprofessors Hector Herranz, Adnan Halim, and Sergey Vakhrushev.

Scientific environment 

Copenhagen Center for Glycomics (CCG) is part of the Department of Cellular andMolecular Medicine (ICMM). CCG is a National Center of Excellence funded partly bythe Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF). The Center is comprised of 6senior professors, 6 junior professors, 5 post docs and 12 PhD students, andfocuses on complex carbohydrates and their role in health and disease. We havea unique approach to glycomics using primarily gene editing of the glycogenometo uncover and dissect biological functions of glycosylation. The Drosophila project will be carried outmainly in the fly lab of Hector Herranz. You can read more at www.glycomics.ku.dk 

 

The Department of Cellular and MolecularMedicine (ICMM) offers an ambitious scientific environment, with many differentnationalities represented. ICMM aims to produce research with highinternational impact focusing on the functional cell, its genetic componentsand molecular cellular mechanisms in a medical context. ICMM currentlycomprises five research programmes, three high profile Research Centers as wellas a number of international research groups. The scientists at ICMM areinvolved in high quality research based undergraduate and graduate teachingprograms at the University of Copenhagen. You can read more at www.icmm.ku.dk 

Requiredqualifications  

The successful candidate will have amasters’ degree (or equivalent) in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology,computer science or related. Experimental laboratory experience and proficiencyin both written and spoken English is required, and candidates with internationalpublications and experience directly related to the research topics of thepositions outlined above will be given preference.

Other selection criteria considered important:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Strong motivation and excellent scientific skills.
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD program
  • Previous publications related to the projects and/or methodologies to be used
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.

In all cases, the ability to perform the job will bethe primary consideration, and thus the University of Copenhagen wishes toencourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personalbackground.

Terms of employment:  

The successful PhDcandidate(s) will be offered a full-time position for a period of three years,contingent on a satisfactory performance, with the specific intent that itresults in a PhD degree and scientific publications.

It is a prerequisite forthe appointment as a PhD fellow that the person concerned can be registered as aPhD fellow according to the Ministry of Science, Technology and InnovationExecutive Order no 18 of 14. January 2008. Information about the PhD programsat the Faculty of Health Science can be found at healthscience.ku.dk/phd/.

Salary and other terms andconditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between theMinistry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations)or other relevant professional organization.

Questions 

For further information about the fellowshipplease contact center coordinator Signe Kramer on telephone 23840150 or e-mail: signek@sund.ku.dk  

Foreign applicants may find the following linksuseful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility) and www.workingconditions.ku.dk 

Applicationprocedure 

The application must be submittedelectronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Applications must bewritten in English and include (i) a motivation for the application (up to 1 A4page), (ii) curriculum vitae, (iii) list of publications, (iv) a copy of MScdiploma and grade transcripts, (v) a short review of scientific researchconducted previously for an MSc thesis or equivalent, and (vi) the names,e-mails, telephone numbers and addresses of 2-3 referees.

After theexpiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment managerselects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee.All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has beenpassed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicantsare notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has theopportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to theapplicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk   

The deadline for applications is Sept. 1st,2018.  

 

Applications received later than this datewill not be considered.

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

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Deadline: 1 September 2018
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

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Two PhD fellowships available at the DynaMo Center of Excellence

Two PhD fellowships are available at DynaMo Center, a Center of Excellence within plant biology funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. The Center is located at the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
The positions commence 1 October 2018 or at a later date decided upon mutual agreement.
In DynaMo, we take a pathway-centric approach to understand molecular processes – synthesis/turnover, transport, regulatory network, metabolite sensing, pathway engineering –  across cellular, tissue and organismal levels. We apply multidisciplinary approaches in well-connected projects within our model system. This creates a vibrant research environment with excellent opportunities for the young scientists to advance their competences in multiple directions.
We are currently looking for  two PhD scholars within the following topics:
1. Glucosinolate transporter complement. The project includes identification, biochemical characterization and in planta validation of transporters of the glucosinolate defense compounds. (Principal investigator: Professor Barbara Ann Halkier)
2. Glucosinolates in synthetic biology. This project aims at producing health-promoting glucosinolates in various heterologous host organisms by pathway and transport engineering. (Principal investigator: Professor Barbara Ann Halkier)
Job description
Your key tasks as a PhD student at DynaMo Center are to:
  • Manage and carry out your research project
  • Take relevant PhD courses (30 ECTS)
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Participate in conferences
  • Stay at an international research institution for a prolonged period of time
  • Teach and disseminate your research
Key criteria for the assessment of candidates
Special attention will be given to applicants with the following professional and personal qualifications:
  • Documented laboratory work within plant molecular biology and/or protein biochemistry
  • A strong motivation for one of the two research topics listed above
  • Well-developed collaborative skills

Enthusiastic and talented candidates wishing to be trained in holistic thinking and forefront technologies in a creative and dynamic research environment are cordially invited to apply.

Formal requirements  
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Biotechnology, Biochemistry or Biology 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 321,054 including annual supplement (+ pension of DKK 54,900 per year). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Place of work 
The main place of work will be at the DynaMo Center, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen at Frederiksberg Campus, Thorvaldsensvej 40, 1871 Frederiksberg C, Denmark. International travel in relation to conferences, meetings and experiments will be part of the position.
Application Procedure 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
The application must include the following documents:
  • Cover Letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 2 professional referees
  • Documentation of English language qualifications, if non-EU and non-native English speaker
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 29 August 2018, 23:59 GMT +1. Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered.
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidates will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
Questions 
For specific information about the PhD fellowships, please contact the principal supervisor Professsor Barbara Ann Halkier, email bah@plen.ku.dk, phone (+45) 35 33 33 42
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at https://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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Deadline: 29 August 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences

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PhD scholarship in fruits, vegetables and legumes quality design

Department of Food Science, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen,is offering one PhD scholarship in fruits, vegetables and legumes qualitydesign, with expected commencement on 1 December 2018 or as soon as possiblethereafter.

The PhD positions areassociated to a newly funded EU Marie S. Curie ITN project, “Enginomics in foodquality design: the case of shelf-stable fruit-, vegetable- and legume-basedfoods”, FOODENGINE, with a total of 13 early-stage researcher positions togetherwith other participating institutions (see more below). We strongly encouragecandidates to also apply for other relevant positions within the FOODENGINEnetwork, see https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/search?keywords=FOODENGINE.

PhD 1 (ESR5) 

Project title: Colloidal stability of fruit-based liquid foods duringstorage 

Project description  

The aim of this study is to develop spectroscopic methods based on advancedmultivariate data analysis for characterizing colloidal status of fruit-basedjuices. Conventional and emerging processing of juices will be used toinvestigate the impact on colloidal stability. The developed methods will beused for effectively measuring enzymatic activities and thereby evaluate theprocessing effect on carbohydrate degrading enzymes. The outcome will be linkto sensory quality in order to control essential quality parameters duringstorage.

Principal supervisor: Associate Prof Karsten Olsen,ko@food.ku.dk, Phone: +45 35333201, co-supervisor Associate professor ÅsmundRinnan, aar@food.ku.dk; Department of Food Science, University of Copenhagen

Planned secondments for PhD 1: Döhler (DE): Case-study ofprocessed fruit-based liquid food (3 months), KU Leuven (BE): carbohydratedegradation at molecular level (3 months)

Required qualifications for PhD 1: Knowledgeand experience in fruit and plant enzymes. Experience in spectroscopic methods.Skills in multivariate data analysis and statistical methods. Interest insensory science.

 

FOODENGINE 

FOODENGINE is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded by the EuropeanUnion’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under MarieSkłodowska-Curie grant agreement.

FOODENGINE offersa research-based training programme for 13 young food scientists and technologists on the transformation offruits, vegetables and legumes (FVL) in high-quality, multi-functionalingredients and foods appealing to consumers. The research-based trainingprogramme will be based on two new waysof thinking:

FOODENGINE willintroduce an enginomics approachfor food quality design. It connects an omicsapproach combined with chemometrics to instrumentally quantify quality changes of FVL-based foodsystems and an advanced engineering approach using multi-response kinetics to model qualitychanges during processing and storage;

FOODENGINE willdevelop models linking theenginomics-based instrumental food quality design with sensory properties, consumer acceptabilityand consumer preferences to create new products appealing to consumers.

FOODENGINE combines the interdisciplinary expertise andinfrastructure of three highly-ranked European Universities/Research institutes (KU Leuven (BE), UCPH (DK), INRA(FR)), three large-turnover, multinational, R&D-based food (ingredient) companies (Döhler (DE), Cargill(BE), Unilever (NL)), two medium-sized food(ingredient) companies (GNT (DE), Greenyard (BE)) and an international market and consumer researchcompany (Haystack (BE)) into a synergisticconsortium to establish an international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral pioneering European foodtraining programme for 13 young researchers, each for 36 months.

Each research project is a joint project between atleast two partners within FOODENGINE. During the duration of the project, eachrecruited fellow is expected to go on one or more secondments (weeks up tomonths) to another partner to be exposed both to the academic and the privatesector. Besides the research-based training, recruited young researchers willreceive local and network-wide training in complementary skills (management,communication, and valorisation) via workshops, winter schools and conferences.

FOODENGINE alumni will master this beyond the state-of-the-artnew way of thinking for future food products and process design, complementedwith the extensive transferable skills development, they will largely enhancetheir employability/career perspectives in various professional roles.

Job description  

Your key tasks as a PhD student in FOODENGINE are:

  • Participate in the research environment at FOOD and the network activities of FOODENGINE
  • Manage and carry through your research project
  • Take PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Participate in congresses
  • Teach and disseminate your research

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates

  • Outstanding, self-motivated researcher with willingness to travel/be seconded on a regular basis in order to perform top-notch research in leading academic institutions, R&D divisions, and industries.
  • Holding a Master´s degree in Food Science and Technology or related discipline with excellent study results (typically minimum “distinction”, “70%” or “second class upper”).
  • The grade point average achieved.
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
  • Previous research publications.
  • Other professional activities.
  • Language skills: Solid written and oral communication skills in English are prerequisites of any successful application (typically IELTS min. 7, TOEFL internet-based min. 90 or similar level as proven by other tests).

Formal requirements and eligibility   

At the time of commencement, it is required that the candidate has not beenawarded a doctorate degree and are within the first 4 years (full-timeequivalent) of their research careers. Furthermore, the candidate must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) inDenmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to theirrecruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account. Thecandidate is required to spend part of their project period at otherinstitutions in the FOODENGINE consortium on secondments.

Terms of employment  

Attractive3-year full-time employment contract in accordance with the MSCA regulations for earlystage researchers of the European Commission – continuation afterthe first year is dependent upon a positive evaluation.

Enrolment ina PhD program whereby PhD tuition fee is paid by project.

Supervision by recognized experts and access to (beyond)state-of-the-art research and pilot-scale infrastructure.

Training incomplementary skills via participation at workshops, winter schools andconferences.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between theMinistry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associationson Academics in the State and according to the rules and regulations laid downby European Union’s Horizon 2020 Marie S. Curie Innovative TrainingNetworks.

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for AcademicStaff (available on request).

Place of Employment

Department of Food Science, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen

Please notice that this PhD fellowship entails secondments, seeabove.

Application Procedure 

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

Please include:

  • Cover Letter, describing research career goals, skills and experience
  • 2-page research project related to the topic of choice
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Full contact details of two reference persons
  • Documentation of English language qualifications
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministry of ScienceTechnology and Innovation Executive Order no. 1039 of 27 August 2013 PhD Order.

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

The deadline for application is 10 September 2018 at 23:00 CET. Applicationsreceived later than this date will not be considered.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorizedrecruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of theInterview Committee.

By the end of October 2018, all shortlisted applicants will have received information regarding the evaluation of their application.

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

Questions  

General information about FOODENGINE by contacting Professor Ann Van Loey, Laboratoryof Food Technology, KU Leuven, ann.vanloey@kuleuven.be.

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available in theFaculty PhD Rules.

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Deadline: 10 September 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Food Science
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PhD fellows in Biological Sciences

Department of Biology

Faculty of Science

Universityof Copenhagen

The Department of Biology, Faculty of Science at the University ofCopenhagen is offering up to two PhD scholarships within the Biological Sciences commencing 1November 2018 or as soon as possiblethereafter.

Description of the scientific environment 

The Department of Biology isamong the largest Departments at the University of Copenhagen. It employs 475academic and technical staff and hosts research programmes and teachingcurricula that cover all major biological sub-disciplines. University rankingstypically place the field of biology/biochemistry at the University ofCopenhagen first in Denmark and among the top 30 universities internationally.In addition to a PhD-programme, three BSc study programmes (biology,biochemistry, molecular biomedicine) and four MSc study programmes (biology,biochemistry, molecular biomedicine, bioinformatics) engage close to 2000students. Thesuccessful candidates will join the lively group of 150 PhD students studyingat the Department of Biology and participate in the many exciting events andactivities organised by the PhD student network and the Department, includingthe annual PhD day, the biannual BIO conference, weekly research seminars, and careerfairs.

Job description 

The positions are available for a 3 or 5-year (IntegratedMSc and PhD Scheme) period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCEare to:

  • Define, plan and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • Stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • For the 5-year PhD programme: conduct duty work for the department (typically small tasks related to teaching or research; see below for details)

Formalrequirements  

Applicants should hold a BSc orMSc degree in biology, molecular biomedicine, biochemistry, bioinformatics orclosely related field with excellentresults. Candidates with a BSc degree will enroll into the 5-year PhD programmewhile candidates with a MSc degree will enroll into the 3-year PhD programme. Theassessment of your qualifications will also be based on previous publications(if any) and relevant work experience

We areseeking highly motivated and ambitious individuals with good interpersonal andcommunication skills. Fluency in spoken and written English is a strongrequirement. The scholarship is open to both Danish and internationalapplicants.

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

Terms of employment – 3-year PhDprogramme 

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

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 317.459 including annualsupplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.852). Negotiation for salary supplement ispossible.

 

Terms of employment – 5-year IntegratedMSc and PhD Scheme 

The positions are availablefor candidates who are (or are eligible to be) enrolled at one of the faculty’smaster programmes in Biology. The duration of the integrated programme dependson the amount of credits that you have passed on your MSc programme. Forfurther information about the study programme please see: www.science.ku.dk/phd, “StudyStructures”.

In theperiod up to the completion of the MSc programme (up to three years), the student is entitledto so-called PhD grant portions. The grantportions are financed by the grant donor but not by the Danish StateEducational Grant and Loan Scheme Agency (as is the case for the ordinary studygrant portions on the BSc and MSc programmes).They are called PhD grant portions because this kind of remuneration isregulated and described in the Executive Order on the State Educational Grantand Loan Scheme in Denmark (SU‐bekendtgørelsen), and because thevalue of a PhD grant portion corresponds to the value of an ordinary Danishstudy grant portion. Students are awarded 48 PhD grant portions during theperiod of their MSc and PhD studies. 48 PhD grant portions at DKK 5,839 each,corresponding to DKK 280,272.

As asupplement to the PhD grant portions, the student may, in accordance with thecollective 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 bythe hour. UCPH has decided to offer students on integrated MSc and PhD schemes150 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 ifit has a duration of three years: 450 hours at a rate of DKK 202.64 (+ 12.5%holiday pay), corresponding to DKK 102,586.50.

For furtherinformation about Part A please see: https://www.science.ku.dk/english/research/phd/studystructure/integratedphd/.

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

Application procedure 

The application must be written in English and should include:

  • A cover letter (1 page) describing your background, personal qualities, research interests and motivation for applying for a PhD scholarship and a career in research
  • Curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages)
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc or MSc)
  • Acceptance letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if applying with a BSc degree
  • Letter of recommendation from previous academic supervisor
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any), work experience, experience from abroad etc.
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-2 professional referees

Deadline for applications is September 1st 2018 at 23:59 GMT +2 

Applicationscan only be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW.

After expiry of the deadline for applications, the Recruitment Committee,consisting of the Deputy Head of Department for Research and four facultymembers, prepares a short-list of up to 10 highly qualified candidates to beinvited to a personal interview where they will have the opportunity to present their past researchexperience and motivation for a career in research.The final selectionof the successful candidates will be made by the Head of Department on basis ofthe recommendations of the Recruitment Committee.

The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of theapplicant, which is evaluated based on the grade point average from previouseducation, recommendation letter(s) from previous supervisor(s), the motivationletter, publication co-authorship(s), and international experience.

Successful candidates will be requested to formally apply for enrolmentas a PhD student at the PhD school of Science, and withthe assistance of the Deputy Head of Department for Research select a supervisor from one of the 10 sections at the Departmentof Biology:

  • Biomolecular Sciences
  • Cell and Neurobiology
  • Cell Biology and Physiology
  • Computational and RNA Biology
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Freshwater Biology
  • Functional Genomics
  • Marine Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Terrestrial Ecology

Together with the supervisor, the candidate will prepare a research planfor the PhD project.

Further information

For specific information about the PhDscholarships, please contact the Deputy Head of Department for Research, Professor Michael Lisby (Email: mlisby@bio.ku.dk; Phone:+45 35322120).

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

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Deadline: 1 September 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Biologisk Institut
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PhD fellow in probabilistic programming and protein structure prediction

Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in probabilistic programming and protein structure prediction commencing 1 November 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment 

The supervisor, Thomas Hamelryck, has a joint position at the Departments of Computer Science (DIKU) and Biology (BIO), thus providing the PhD applicant with a thriving, multidisciplinary research environment spanning two departments. Relevant research at DIKU includes machine learning, deep learning and computational biology. At BIO, the Bioinformatics Centre provides state-of-the-art expertise on probabilistic models and machine learning applied to contemporary bioinformatics.

Project description 

The project entails using cutting-edge machine learning methods, including probabilistic programming, to the problem of protein structure prediction. We aim to predict the structure of entire protein families at a time, including ancestral proteins, based on a well-justified evolutionary model based on Bayesian principles. The method will be applied to a protein family that is an important cancer drug target. The project involves collaborations with the University of Oxford, the University of Leeds, Brandeis University and KU’s Department of Mathematics. The project is part of a collaborative project between these partners, funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark.

Principal supervisor is Assoc. Prof., Thomas Hamelryck, Department of Computer Science, thamelry@binf.ku.dk

Job description 

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

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

Formal requirements 

Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Physics or Statistics with good results and good English skills. The candidate should have relevant training and experience in machine learning and/or statistics. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Terms of employment 

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

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

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

Application Procedure 

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

Please include

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

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

The deadline for applications is 31 July 2018, 23:59 GMT +2. 

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

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

Questions 

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Assoc. Prof., Thomas Hamelryck, Department of Computer Science, thamelry@binf.ku.dk

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at https://www.science.ku.dk/phd; Information about studying in Denmark may be found at http://ism.ku.dk.

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Deadline: 31 July 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Datalogisk Institut
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PhD position at The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research

Title: PhD position, Protein Signaling Program 
Tenure: Three years  
Background:
The research in the Protein Signaling Program is headed by Prof. Jiri Lukas and independent group leaders Prof. Niels Mailand, Prof. Jakob Nilsson, and Dr. Julien Duxin. The Protein Signaling Program’s primary research focuses on protein and signalling pathways that maintain the stability of the genome throughout the cell cycle. By joining the program you will be part of Dr. Duxin’s group and part of a dynamic and multi-disciplinary research environment present at CPR that comprises state-of-the-art facilities to protein research. Dr. Duxin’s research aims at understanding the molecular mechanisms that ensure the accurate replication and repair of the genome, and understand how defects in these reactions can cause cancer and other diseases. To this end Dr. Duxin is using a cell-free extract system derived from the African frogs, Xenopus laevis. These extracts have the remarkable capacity to recapitulate many aspects of genome maintenance including DNA replication, many DNA repair pathways and ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis. Using this system, Dr. Duxin recently established the first reaction that recapitulates replication-coupled repair of a highly cytotoxic and cancer driving lesion known as a DNA-protein crosslink (Duxin et al. 2014, Cell).
You can learn more from the Duxin lab at:
Job description: 
The Protein Signaling Program at the NNF Center for Protein Research (CPR) offers one PhD student position to start on August 1st 2018. The position is financially supported by the University of Copenhagen 2018 program. The candidate will primarily focus on identifying and characterizing novel mechanisms of DNA-protein crosslink repair.  To this end, the candidate will employ proteome approaches that will be combined with the power of the Xenopus system. These include utilizing and developing many different methods of molecular biology, biochemistry and computational analysis. The candidate will also have access to all the state-of-the art facilities present at CPR including the Mass Spectrometry, Protein Imaging, Big Data Management and Protein Production platforms.
Projected start date: August/September 2018.
Qualifications 
  • Candidates are required to have a master’s degree in science or equivalent.
  • Previous experience in Molecular biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry is required.
  • Prior publication in internationally recognized journals is preferred.
  • Good grades are preferred.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, motivation, and flexibility.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
Your application should include the following documents:
  1. Motivated letter of application.
  2. Curriculum vitae, incl. education and experience.
  3. Copy of diplomas/degree certificate(s).
  4. List of publications.
  5. Names and contact details for at least two referees.

Questions
For further information about the position please contact Group leader Julien Duxin by e-mail: julien.duxin@cpr.ku.dk.

How to apply   
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below.
Deadline for application: July 20, 2018.
University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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Deadline: 20 July 2018

Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research

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Two PhD Fellowhips at the Faculty of Theology

Subject to available grants, the Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, hearby announces that one three-year PhD scholarship and one friplads within all research areas of the Faculty will be available from 15 December 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. (A friplads entails a position in which all tuition/administrative costs are covered by the Faculty, but no additional funds are available.) The granting of a scholarship or friplads carries with it enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of the Faculty of Theology.

Deadline for applications 15 September 2018.

To be considered, applicants must have a Master’s degree in Theology or any other relevant Master’s degree including African Studies or similar qualifications. Besides attention to the scientific quality and the feasibility of the proposed PhD project, the assessment will put emphasis on the talent for independent research demonstrated by the applicant usually through a Master’s thesis or similar.

The granting of the PhD scholarship will take place under the agreement in force between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations, AC. Under this agreement, a PhD scholarship holder is entitled to carry out relevant duties amounting to a total of 840 hours over the three-year period. The scholarship holder must also be prepared to take an active part in the Faculty’s research environment.

Application 

The application must be submitted using a special form (see link at bottom of page). The application must be accompanied by the following appendices (scanned electronically):

  • Documentation for the Master’s degree
  • A short CV
  • A project description
  • A draft outline of the study programme and
  • A budget for the three years of study.

If available, the following documents should also be submitted as appendices:

  • Master’s thesis (including thesis assessment) and
  • list of publications.

Application and documentation can be submitted either in Danish or in English.

The project description must contain a description of the planned research project (max. 5 pages/12.000 key strokes incl. spaces), and the draft outline of the study programme must be a realistic plan for the fulfillment of requirements under the Ministerial Order on PhD degrees with regard to participation in courses and periods of study at other institutions.  The Faculty expects the project to be kept within the usual annuum for a PhD fellowship, but any other major expenses must be mentioned explicitly in the application (e.g. travelling, field work, equipment, or external expert assistance necessary for the project).

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

Application procedure  

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment

  • Research qualifications as reflected in the project description.
  • Quality and feasibility of the project.
  • Qualifications in relevant disciplines.
  • Performance (grades obtained) in graduate and post-graduate studies.
  • The Faculty can offer adequate supervision for the research topic in question.

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

The Ministerial Order on PhD degrees and other relevant documents can be downloaded from the faculty homepage at:  https://www.teol.ku.dk/ or by contacting the Faculty of Theology, Købmagergade 44-46, DK-1150 Copenhagen K. If you have questions concerning the PhD scholarship/the friplads, please contact Head of the PhD school Carsten Pallesen (cp@teol.ku.dk). If you have technical questions concerning your application, please contact Birgitte Boas Hein (bibh@hrsc.ku.dk).

How to Apply  

Application deadline: 15 September 2018. Please, submit the application with documentation for Master’s degrees, CV and other appendices via the link below.

Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that they are scanned, and collected into one file. Applications sent by regular mail or by email or received after the deadline will not be taken into account. 

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Deadline: 15 September 2018
Unit: Det Teologiske Fakultet
Campus: Faculty of Theology
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12 PhD positions within the International Doctoral Programme in Moleular Mechanisms of Disease (iMED)

The International Doctoral Programme in Moleular Mechanisms of Disease (iMED) 

 
12 PhD positions at Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC), University of Copenhagen 
 
Application deadline August 15, 2018 
Are you:
  • Scientifically curious and determined to go for a PhD degree?
  • Eager to understand why diseases arise and how they can be treated?
  • Driven to strengthen your scientific creativity and independent thinking?
12 PhD positions are open at BRIC, University of Copenhagen (UCPH) for talented young researchers who want to pursue a PhD degree in life sciences. The scheme is co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement no. 801481.
Why apply? 
iMED offers young researchers a unique opportunity to join an international and interdisciplinary PhD program within the field of molecular mechanisms of disease. iMED offers a personalized research and training programme, seeking to empower all students to fully exploit the potential of their talent. The aim is to nurture scientific creativity, critical thinking, collaborative skills and provide the groundwork for career tracks in academia or industry.
About the programme 
iMED offers 36 months fellowships, attractive employment conditions at BRIC and enrolment as a PhD-student at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH. Each PhD student will work with an original interdisciplinary research project, developed jointly by the student and supervisor in one of BRIC’s 24 laboratories. International and interdisciplinary co-supervision is arranged for each student. An individual career development plan containing research and transferable courses, international research visits, mentoring and career activities, is a central element ensuring career progress throughout the training. Please visit https://imed.ku.dk/ for more information on the IMED program.
About BRIC  
BRIC is a top research centre and our researchers have made seminal contributions in the field of epigenetics, cancer biology, stem cell biology, neurobiology and bioinformatics. The centre is located in modern buildings with state-of-the art facilities and counts 250 employees and >60% international researchers. The daily language is English. The centre has an open and collaborative scientific environment and a student association offering network and social activities. BRIC is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. The faculty’s Graduate School has 1600 PhD students, enrolled into 22 specialized PhD programs. The iMED fellows will be enrolled into the programme Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (MoMeD), coordinated by BRIC. Please visit https://bric.ku.dk/ for more information on centre.
Eligibility criteria 
The programme is open for motivated researchers with a Master degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field and maximum three years of experience since issuing of the degree at the time of application. Applicants with an MD can have up to five years of experience. Prolonged career breaks are taken into acoount (parental leave, illness, military- or civil service).
Mobility is required and applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activities (work etc.) for more than 12 months in Denmark in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline. Also, applicants may not have been employed at UCPH more than three months prior to the application deadline.
Key selection criteria 
The selection process includes three steps of evaluation: shortlisting, evaluation and final selection. The selection will be merit-based, using weighed criteria in three defined areas:
  • Education and track record
  • Scientific potential
  • Motivation
Terms of employment and salary  
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions offer attractive salary and working conditions. 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 and according to the rules and regulations laid down by European Union’s Horizon 2020 Marie S. Curie COFUND programme. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 26,400 DKK (ca. 3,400 EUR) plus pension.
The appointment as PhD fellow is for 3 years. It is conditioned upon the candidates’ successful enrolment in the PhD programme. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the candidate during an initial short-term employment of 3 months as a research assistant.
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.
Application procedure  
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. The application must include the following:
  • Motivation letter (Cover Letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma and detailed transcripts of records (MSc and BSc)
  • List of 1-2 referees (template available on www.imed.ku.dk to be used)
  • Mobility Declearation (template available on www.imed.ku.dk to be used)
  • Documentation for Career Breaks (if any)
  • Other relevant information for consideration
Please carefully read the detailed description of eligibility criteria and requirements of the application in the Applicant’s Guide found at www.imed.ku.dk Receipts of the applications will be acknowledged, and the applicant will be kept continuously informed of the progress of the application.
Deadline for application is August 15th, 2018.  
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the above-mentioned requirements.
BRIC and University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
 
After the expiry of the application deadline, the applicants will be assessed and selected after the criteria’s described in details in the iMED applicants’ guide available on www.imed.ku.dk and according the university’s guidelines found on https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/.
Timeline of call:   
  • Opening of call: June 1st, 2018.
  • Application deadline: August 15th, 2018
  • Elegibility check August 2018
  • Assessment of candidates: September-October 2018 (On site interviews October 1-5th 2018).
  • Final selection of candidates: October 2018
  • Answers to applicants: November 2018.
  • Time for employment: January 1st, 2019 for three months as research assistant. Enrolment and employment as PhD student as per April 1st 2019.
Contact
For more information about the process, guidelines or the application system, please contact iMED Programme Coordinator:
Anne Vognsen
momed@bric.ku.dk
+45 35325713

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Deadline: 15 August 2018

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Campus: BRIC
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Two PhD fellowships in Lanthanide Solution Chemistry

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

 

Nano-Science Center & Department of Chemistry 

Faculty of Science 

University of Copenhagen 

 

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

 

Description of the scientific environment 

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

 

Project description 

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

 

Principal supervisor 

Associate Professor Thomas Just Sørensen 

Department of Chemistry 

University of Copenhagen 

E-mail: TJS@chem.ku.dk   

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

 

Job description 

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

 

•To manage and carry through your research project 

•Attend courses 

•Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis 

•Teach and disseminate your research 

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

•Work for the department 

 

Formal requirements 

Applicants should hold a BA or a MSc degree in chemistry with good results and have good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be laid on statements from project supervisors and relevant work experience. 

 

Terms of employment 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Integrated MSc and PhD Scheme 

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

 

Scholarship and terms of employment for integrated MSc and PhD 

PhD grant portions (Ph.D.‐SU klip) 

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

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

 

‘Duty work’ 

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

 

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

 

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

Associations (AC) 

 

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

 

Application Procedure 

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

 

Please include 

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

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

-CV 

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

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

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

 

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

 

The deadline for applications is August 1st 2018, 23:59 CET+1. 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Questions 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Description of the scientific environment 

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

 

Project description 

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

 

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

 

Job description 

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

 

•To manage and carry through your research project 

•Attend PhD courses 

•Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis 

•Teach and disseminate your research 

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

•Work for the department 

 

Formal requirements 

Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Artificial Intelligence, or related fields, with good results and good English skills. In our assessment of your qualifications, we put emphasis on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience. 

 

 

Terms of employment 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Application Procedure 

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

 

Please include 

•Project description (2-4 pages) 

•CV 

•Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc) 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Questions 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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Deadline: 1 June 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Datalogisk Institut
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PhD fellow in Structural Biophysics – The structure of membrane proteins under solution conditions studied by small-angle X-ray and Neutron scattering

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Job description: 

Your key tasks as a PhD student at Scienceare:  

 

Manage and carry through yourresearch project 

Take PhD courses 

Write scientific articles andyour PhD thesis 

Participate in workshops andconferences 

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

Teach and disseminate yourresearch  

 

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates:  

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

 

Specificcompetences relevant to the project. See above list. 

 

The grade pointaverage achieved 

 

Professionalqualifications relevant to the PhD programme 

 

Previouspublications 

 

Relevant workexperience 

 

Otherprofessional activities 

 

Language skills 

 

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

 

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

 

Terms of employment 

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

 

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

 

Application Procedure 

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

 

Please include 

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

CV 

Diploma and transcripts ofrecords (BSc and MSc) 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Proceduresand shortlisting: 

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

 

Questions 

Generalinformation about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at PhD Regulations 

 

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

 

Applicationdeadline 9/03/2018 

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Deadline: 9 March 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
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