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Postdoc in Island biogeography of mutualistic networks in the Anthropocene at GLOBE Institute

We are looking for a highly-motivated and dynamic researcher for a 3 year postdoc position, commencing 1 January 2021.

Our group and research
The successful candidate will be part of the Dalsgaard Group within the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (CMEC) at the GLOBE Institute. CMEC is a center of excellence with a cross-disciplinary research program. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment addressing fundamental questions on the origin, maintenance, conservation and future of life and biological diversity on Earth. The 40+ researchers at CMEC currently represent 14 different nationalities and the working language is English. The center juxtaposes faculty staff scientists from the fields of macroecology, historical biogeography, oceanography, evolutionary biology, community ecology, population biology, climate change research, conservation biology and environmental economics.

Project description and your job
This project is novel in integrating island biogeography theory and theories on how climate and anthropogenic pressures influence mutualistic plant-pollinator and seed-disperser interactions. The project combines field work data collected in the Caribbean with network analysis and biogeographical modelling. Your tasks would be to work closely together with a PhD-student to jointly lead data collection across numerous islands in the Caribbean. You should be prepared to collect data for approximately 4-5 months in both 2020 and 2021. You would be expected to first-author several papers in international peer-reviewed journals. In addition to the postdoc position, we will hire a PhD-student and a cohort of MSc students will participate in the project. All project partners will gather once a year to run workshops with the aim of publishing review and synthesis papers. You would also be expected to assist in teaching and supervise MSc student thesis projects. The project is funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Bo Dalsgaard, Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, GLOBE Institute, bo.dalsgaard@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 42324553. Co-supervisors and project partners are Senior Lecturer Christopher Kaiser-Bunbury and Research Fellow Benno I Simmons (University of Exeter, UK) and Professor Mauro Galetti (University of Miami, USA).

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

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in ecology or a related field (from October 2015 or later)
  • You have published first-author papers in international peer-reviewed journals
  • You are highly experienced in conducting fieldwork focused on plant-pollinator or plant-frugivore interactions and natural history
  • You have experience and interest in working remotely and in challenging field conditions
  • You have an active interest in combining field work data with modelling
  • You know a programming language e.g. R.
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken
  • A valid driving licence

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Experience in teaching and supervising undergraduate and MSc students
  • Spanish and/or French knowledge
  • Experience conducting network analyses in R (or other programming languages)

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (CMEC) at the GLOBE Institute, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Information on CMEC and the GLOBE Institute can be found at: http://macroecology.ku.dk/ and https://globe.ku.dk/

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 3 years. Starting date is 1 January 2021 or after agreement.

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 34,655 DKK/ approx. 4,650 Euro (April 2020-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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

The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of 11 December 2019.

Questions
For further information please contact Bo Dalsgaard on bo.dalsgaard@sund.ku.dk.

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

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

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

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

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

4. List of publications.

Application deadline: 13 September 2020, 23.59pm CET.

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in week 40 [28 September – 2 October 2020].

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

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

Deadline: 13 September 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Globe Institute
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Post expires on Sunday September 13th, 2020

Postdoc position in the Strømgaard Lab at Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a 10 month post doc position to commence 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

The position is within the area of peptide and protein medicinal chemistry.

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

Our research
In the Strømgaard lab, we combine tools from chemistry and biology, and apply these in peptide and protein engineering. Our aims are to develop modulators for protein-protein interactions and to provide molecular-level insight herein. We are interested in protein-protein interactions that are therapeutically relevant, in particular between integral membrane proteins and their intracellular protein partners, also known as receptor-complexes.

Your job
A post doc position in the Strømgaard lab for the development of peptide probes targeting protein-protein interactions.

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

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in peptide medicinal chemistry
  • You are highly experienced in the area of protein-protein interactions
  • You have an active interest in peptide drug discovery
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken

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

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 10 months. Starting date is 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 34,650 DKK/ approx. 4,650 Euro (April 2020-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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

The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of December 11, 2019.

Questions
For further information please contact Kristian Strømgaard; kristian.stromgaard@sund.ku.dk, www.sund.ku.dk.

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

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

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

Application deadline:  Wednesday 22 July 2020, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in week 32.

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

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

Deadline: 22 July 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology
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Post expires on Wednesday July 22nd, 2020

PhD fellowship in Island biogeography of mutualistic networks in the Anthropocene at GLOBE Institute

We are offering 1 PhD fellowship in island biogeography of mutualistic networks in the Anthropocene commencing 1 January 2021.

Our group and research
The successful candidate will be part of the Dalsgaard Group within the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (CMEC) at the GLOBE Institute. CMEC is a center of excellence with a cross-disciplinary research program. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment addressing fundamental questions on the origin, maintenance, conservation and future of life and biological diversity on Earth. The 40+ researchers at CMEC currently represent 14 different nationalities and the working language is English. The center juxtaposes faculty staff scientists from the fields of macroecology, historical biogeography, oceanography, evolutionary biology, community ecology, population biology, climate change research, conservation biology and environmental economics.

Project description
This project is novel in integrating island biogeography theory and theories on how climate and anthropogenic pressures influence mutualistic plant-pollinator and seed-disperser interactions. The project combines field work data collected in the Caribbean with network analysis and biogeographical modelling. The PhD student will work closely together with a postdoc to jointly lead data collection across numerous islands in the Caribbean. The PhD student should be prepared to collect data for approximately 4-5 months in both 2020 and 2021, and s/he is expected to first-author several papers in international peer-reviewed journals. In addition to the PhD-student, we will hire a postdoc and a cohort of MSc students will participate in the project. All project partners will gather once a year to run workshops with the aim of publishing review and synthesis papers. The project is funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Bo Dalsgaard, Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, GLOBE Institute, bo.dalsgaard@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 42324553. Co-supervisors and project partners are Senior Lecturer Christopher Kaiser-Bunbury and Research Fellow Benno I Simmons (University of Exeter, UK) and Professor Mauro Galetti (University of Miami, USA).

Start: 1 January 2021

Duration: 3 years as a PhD Fellow

Job descriptionYour key tasks as a PhD student are:

  • Carry out an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
  • Participate in active research environments including a stay at University of Exeter (UK) with possibility to also stay at University of Miami (USA)
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Teach and supervise students
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of the project, including publishing manuscripts in scientific journals

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a Masters degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. ecology or related field

Other desirable criteria are:

  • Publications
  • Field work experience, preferably focused on plant-pollinator or plant-frugivore interactions and natural history
  • Interest in conducting field work, including working remotely and in challenging field conditions
  • Experience with scientific data analysis, using programming languages such as R
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in combining field work data with modelling
  • Good interpersonal skills are essential and openness to different cultures and a flexible mind set
  • A strong command of written and spoken English and preferably Spanish and/or French knowledge
  • A valid driving licence

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (CMEC) at the GLOBE Institute, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Information on CMEC and the GLOBE Institute can be found at: http://macroecology.ku.dk/ and https://globe.ku.dk/

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

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

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 27,594 DKK /approx. 3,700 EUR (April 2020-level) plus pension. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2019).

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact Bo Dalsgaard on bo.dalsgaard@sund.ku.dk.

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

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

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

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

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

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline: 13 September 2020], 23.59pm CET.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in week 40 [28 September – 2 October 2020].

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

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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: 13 September 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Globe Institute
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday September 13th, 2020

PhD fellow theoretical chemistry and computational chemistry

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in theoretical chemistry and computational chemistry commencing 01.11.2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment

The research group of Prof. Kurt V. Mikkelsen at the Department of Chemistry is seeking a creative PhD student with a strong background in theoretical chemistry and computational chemistry. The group focuses on designing, modelling, and investigating functional molecular system for capturing, storing and exploiting solar energy. We offer a creative, international and strongly interdisciplinary work environment. 

Project description
The project concerns how to investigate and design molecular systems that are able to capture, story and exploit solar radiation. The functional molecular systems are investigated using electronic structure methods along with reaction molecular dynamics approaches for understanding chemical reactions occurring on the electronic ground and excited states.

Principal supervisor is Professor Kurt V. Mikkelsen, Department of Chemistry, E-mail: kmi@chem.ku.dk, Direct Phone: + 45 51374211.

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 chemistry with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Terms of employment

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

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). 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 6,243 each, corresponding to DKK 299,664 (approx. €39,955).

‘Duty work’

As a supplement to the PhD grant portions, the student may, in accordance with the collective agreement of the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC), be offered ‘duty work’. In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme, students performing ‘duty work’ are paid by the hour. UCPH has decided to offer students on integrated MSc and PhD schemes 150 hours of ‘duty work’ per year during Part A of the programme (until two years of the combined programme of study remain). ‘Duty work’ during Part A if it has a duration of three years: 450 hours at a rate of DKK 219.79 (+ 12.5% holiday pay), corresponding to DKK 111,267 (approx. €14,835)

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

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

Associations (AC)

In the period after the completion of the MSc programme, the student is employed as a PhD scholar and is remunerated in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The scheme is arranged in such a way that students graduate from the MSc programme at a time when there are two years left of the integrated programme. For this reason, the salary must be paid for a period of two years in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The amounts specified include a supplement locally agreed upon as well as pension contributions: Salary as a PhD scholar: 24 months at a rate of DKK 32,078 (including pension contributions and supplement), corresponding to DKK 769,873 (approx. €102,650).

Application Procedure

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

Please include

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)
  • 1-2 reference letters (if any)

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

The deadline for applications is 16 August 2020, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

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

Questions

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Kurt V. Mikkelsen, Department of Chemistry, E-mail: kmi@chem.ku.dk, Direct Phone: + 45 51374211.

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

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

Deadline: 16 August 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Chemistry
Email: kmi@chem.ku.dk
Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday August 16th, 2020

PhD in Metabolic Epigenetics

The University of Copenhagen is seeking a skilled PhD fellow to commence November 1, 2020 at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen.

The PhD fellow will be part of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research International Postdoctoral Program www.cbmr.ku.dk/postdocprogram.

Our group and research
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research’s vision is to strengthen interdisciplinary research that will transform our basic understanding of the mechanisms that underlie metabolic health and disease, and to accelerate this knowledge toward new prevention and treatment strategies. We were established in 2010, and in 2017 we moved into new laboratories, offices and meeting rooms in the Maersk Tower www.maersktower.ku.dk.

The Center has around 200 employees who work in an international, highly collaborative research environment across a range of biomedical disciplines. You can read more about us here: www.cbmr.ku.dk.

The successful applicant will work within the Barrès Group and also be a member of an international consortium – ‘GECKO’ (Gametic Epigenetics Consortium Against Obesity) – with partners at the University of Chicago and the University of Sydney. We focus on understanding how lifestyle factors, particularly diet and exercise, influence the epigenetic features of gametes and how this epigenetic information influences developmental programming in the offspring and may predispose to obesity. We are an international lab group with a focus on hypothesis-driven research and a particular drive to make discoveries of high societal implication.

Project description

The selected applicant will participate in animal experiments and will collect and analyse sperm samples from Copenhagen and Taronga Zoo (Sydney, Australia).

This project involves close collaboration with staff at the Single Cell Sequencing Platform at CBMR, as well national and international collaborations with Dr. Mads Bertelsen at Copenhagen Zoo, Dr. Justine O’Brien at Taronga Zoo in Sydney (through the GECKO consortium led by Prof. Barrès).

 

Principal supervisor is Professor, Romain Barrès, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, barres@sund.ku.dk

Start:            November 1, 2020

Duration:     3 years as a PhD student

 

Job Description

Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:

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

 

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

Essential criteria

  • A Master’s degree within biochemistry or related discipline;
  • Experience in animal intervention studies within the area of obesity, epigenetic inheritance or both;
  • Strong laboratory-based skills related to metabolism, biochemistry and molecular biology, including cell culture techniques;
  • Experience with data analysis and bioinformatics, preferably in the programming language R;
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously as part of a team. Desirable 
  • Curious mindset with a good literature knowledge in nutrition and epigenetic inheritance;
  • A certificate in Laboratory Animal Science covering EU function ABD level, preferable from a FELASA-accredited course;
  • Experience working with larger laboratory animals;
  • Experience in processing sperm samples for epigenetic analysis;
  • Strong communication and collaborative skills;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English;
  • Previous co-authorship in peer-reviewed publications.

  

Place of employment

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

 

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

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

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

 

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

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

 

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

1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page) addressing each of the criteria point-by-point

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

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

4. Publication list (if relevant)

 

Application deadline: 23 July 2020, 23.59pm CET

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

Deadline: 23 July 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Thursday July 23rd, 2020

Postdoc in Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a 1-year position to contribute to research within the field of drug safety, pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology, to commence 12 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology is engaged in interdisciplinary research, teaching and innovation within the pharmaceutical sciences. The Department is organized in four disciplines, focusing on medicinal chemistry, peptides and protein research, molecular and cellular pharmacology and translational pharmacology. Further, the Department has extensive interactions and collaborations with the pharmaceutical industry in Denmark and abroad. More information about the Department can be found at drug.ku.dk.

Pharmacovigilance Research Center
The postdoc position is in the Pharmacovigilance Research Center headed by Professor Morten Andersen, and part of the Discipline of Translational Pharmacology. The Center aims to develop innovative methods and tools that will shape the future surveillance of medicines’ safety as well as generating new evidence contributing to improve the evaluation of benefits/risks of medicines, exploiting the tremendous resource of big healthcare data from the Danish and Nordic National Registers. We aspire to strengthen the field of pharmacovigilance as an academic and scientific discipline and to create a truly interdisciplinary research environment through collaboration with clinical pharmacy, clinical pharmacology, pharmacometrics, regulatory science and clinical departments.

Find more information about us here: drug.ku.dk/disciplines/translational-pharmacology/pharmacovigilance-research-group/.

Your job
You will be working with register data in collaboration with other team members within the focus areas: Drug safety, pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology. You will be connected to an ongoing research project on the real-world safety and effectiveness of cancer immunotherapy, where you will contribute to establishing a national database that combines clinical and register data. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to participate in other pharmacoepidemiological projects and contribute actively to the expansion and growth of the Pharmacovigilance Research Center. The position will involve interdisciplinary collaborations within the university, with clinical departments, (inter)national scientific groups, regulatory agencies, as well as other public and private partners.

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

Essential experience and skills:

  • A PhD degree or similar qualifications within medical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, public health, biostatistics or related research field
  • Research experience within drug safety, pharmacovigilance, pharmacoepidemiology or clinical epidemiology
  • Experience with using big healthcare data such as healthcare registers, electronic health records and/or clinical trial databases
  • Qualifications within epidemiological study design and analysis

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Qualifications within toxicology, clinical oncology, data management, statistical programming, data science, biostatistics or bioinformatics will also be considered positive for the position
  • Good interpersonal skills and an enterprising, collaborative and innovative mindset
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 1 year. Starting date is 12 October 2020 or after agreement.

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 34,650 DKK/ approx. 4,650 Euro (April 2020-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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

The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of December 11, 2019.

Questions
For further information please contact Professor Morten Andersen; morten.andersen@sund.ku.dk.

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

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

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

Application deadline: 12 August 2020, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

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

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Deadline: 12 August 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology
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Post expires on Wednesday August 12th, 2020

Postdoc fellowship in molecular neurophysiology at Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

One 3-year postdoctoral position is available at the BrainH2O group lead by Professor Nanna MacAulay at Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. The start date is November 1st 2020.

Our research group focuses on the molecular mechanisms of brain water transport. The posted project is centered on identification of molecular mechanisms involved in cerebrospinal fluid secretion in physiology. The employed experimental approach relies heavily on rodent in vivo experimentation.

Highly motivated and ambitious candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of Copenhagen encourages career development of its postdoctoral fellows and the position carries an obligation to conduct some undergraduate teaching within the Medical School.

Required qualifications:

  • A PhD degree in natural/medical sciences or equivalent
  • Documented experience with rodent in vivo experimentation
  • Documented experience with membrane transport
  • Proven ability to present and publish research data
  • Excellent  English communication skills, both oral and written

Place of employment

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

Terms of employment

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 34,600 DKK/ approx. 4,640 Euro (April 2020-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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

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

Questions
For further information please contact Nanna MacAulay, macaulay@sund.ku.dk

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

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

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

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

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

4. List of publications

Application deadline:  24 July 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Deadline: 24 July 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Neuroscience
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Post expires on Friday July 24th, 2020

Postdoc in Integrative Evolutionary Hologenomics at the GLOBE Institute, University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a 3 year position to work at the interface of machine learning, population genomics and hologenomics at the Centre for Evolutionary Hologenomics, GLOBE Institute, University of Copenhagen.

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

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

Your job
The genomic revolution is enabling the generation of different kinds of ‘omics datasets from not only high quality biological materials, but more unusual sources including historic and archaeological remains. Indeed, with the availability of such a varied set of data has brought the need for methods to use these data to draw biological inferences. The major challenge is how to analyse and integrate such datasets, especially at the population level. In this regard, your position would be working alongside the research group of Assoc Prof Shyam Gopalakrishnan, on the development of new methods in population genomics, statistical genomics, metagenomics  and multi-omics data integration. The focus of the position will be to develop new statistical and machine learning methods to integrate relevant data from these areas into an Evolutionary Biological framework. Subsequently, you would apply such tools to understand the role of microbiomes and host-microbiome interactions in evolutionary biological questions including speciation, domestication, and adaptation. You will also be working closely with a PhD student on developing models for the neutral evolution of microbiomes.

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

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

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in population genomics, with experience working with genomic datasets, including data from both hosts and microbiome genomes.
  • You are also highly experienced in working with other kinds of ‘omics data, esp. shotgun metagenomic and/or metabarcoding data.
  • You have an active interest in evolutionary biology and integrative hologenomics, in particular developing and applying bioinformatic tools and pipelines to new questions.
  • You have an active interest in application of machine learning algorithms to make inferences from hologenomics data.
  • You are fluent in relevant programming languages, e.g., Python, Perl, R or C, and have experience in applying statistical methods to analyse ‘omics data
  • You are experienced in studying host-microbiome interactions.
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • An excellent publication track record
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken

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

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

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).  Currently, the monthly salary starts at DKK 34,655 /approx. EUR 4,650 (April 2020-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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

The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of 11 December 2019.

Questions
For further information please contact Assoc Prof Shyam Gopalakrishnan, shyam.gopalakrishnan@sund.ku.dk.

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

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

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

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

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

4. List of publications.

Application deadline: 20 July 2020, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

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

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Deadline: 20 July 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Globe Institute
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Post expires on Monday July 20th, 2020

PhD position in ancient genomics

We are offering a PhD fellowship in ancient genomics on the ERC Project “The Fall of 1200 BC” commencing 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Project description

The ERC project “The Fall” (www.thefall1200.eu) explores changes in migration and conflict at the end of the Bronze Age (ca.1300-1000 BC) and their relevance for understanding the collapse of Europe’s first urban civilisation in the Aegean and proto-urban groups of the Balkans. The objective is to uncover the human face of this turning point in European prehistory by directly tracing the movement of people and the spread of new social practices across cultural boundaries. Hotly debated ancient tales of migrations are tested for the first time using recent advances in genetic and isotopic methods that can measure human mobility. Combined with mortuary research, this will precisely define relations between personal mobility and status, gender, identity and health to explore social scenarios in which people moved between groups. “The Fall” project is led by Dr. Barry Molloy at the School of Archaeology, University College Dublin.

The aim of this PhD project will be to generate and analyse genome-wide human ancient DNA data for a large sample (n more than 400) of human skeletal remains from different archaeological contexts in the eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans to explore the effects of migration on the fate of Bronze Age societies towards the end of the Bronze Age around 1200 BC. During the first phase of the PhD, the project will be largely lab-based generating ancient DNA data for analysis and there will be opportunities for optimizing existing protocols, including the automatization of several steps in the ancient DNA workflow. During the second phase of the PhD, the project will focus on the analysis of the genome-wide ancient DNA data using standard, as well as more advanced, methods in ancient human genomics with the aim to test specific hypotheses regarding the role of migration in the collapse of Europe’s first urban civilisation in the eastern Mediteranean and the proto-urban groups of the Balkans.

The project will be based at the Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen, and will be supervised by Associate Professor Dr. Hannes Schroeder from University of Copenhagen, as the main supervisor, and Associate Professor Dr. Barry Molloy from the School of Archaeology at University College Dublin, as co-supervisor.

Key tasks

Key tasks of the PhD student will be to:

  • generate and analyse genome-wide human ancient DNA data for a large sample (n more than 400) of human skeletal remains from different archaeological contexts in the eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans
  • write a PhD thesis consisting of several peer-reviewed scientific articles based on the research carried out during the PhD
  • complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
  • gather international research experience, for example through a research visit to another research group in a different country
  • gather important teaching experience teaching graduate and undergraduate students
  • disseminate the scientific research results to a broader public through conference presentation and public talks

Key criteria for assessment of applicants
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a Masters degree related to the subject area, e.g. a MSc degree in archaeology, archaeological science, human genetics, or a related subject area. Previous experience working with human ancient DNA is not a requirement but will be an advantage. Due to the Institute’s international profile, it is required for the applicant to be fluent in written and spoken English.Other important criteria are:

  • An excellent grade point average in undergraduate and graduate studies
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant work experience
  • Previous publications
  • A proven ability to work independently

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

Place of employment
The project is intended as a double PhD degree between University of Copenhagen and University College Dublin. The PhD student will primarily be based in the Section for Evolutionary Genomics at the Globe Institute, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, but as part of the double degree program, the student will spend at least 6 months at UCD. The Globe Institute offers creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories with access to state-of-the art equipment to successfully complete the PhD tasks.

Terms of employment
The employment as PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years. It is conditioned upon the applicant´s successful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty´s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 27,594 DKK/approx. 3.703 EUR (April 2020 level) plus pension.

Questions
For specific information about the position, please contact the principal supervisor.General information about PhD study at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available at the Graduate School´s website: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/guidelines/

Application
Your application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below, and must include the following documents in PDF format:

  • Motivated letter of application (max 1 page)
  • CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • Master of Science diploma and transcript of records. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of record or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do
  • Publication list (if applicable)

Application deadline: 31 July 2020, 23.59 CET

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

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the abovementioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruiment-process/The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no 242 on 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7500 students, 1500 PhD students and 3200 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position. Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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Application deadline: 31-07-2020

Employment start: 01-10-2020

Working hours: Full time

Department/Location: Globe Institute

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Deadline: 31 July 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: GLOBE Institute
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Post expires on Friday July 31st, 2020

Postdoc of Digitalization of Core Topic Teaching

The University of Copenhagen (UCPH) is seeking two postdoctoral researchers to investigate and support the integration of digital methods and tools into selected curricula’s core subject fields and methodology. The positions are part of a University wide strategic initiative that aims at supporting digital transformation of disciplinary knowledge in the university’s educational programs. The strategic initiative includes three main tracks, aimed simultaneously at all departments across the university: i) digital literacy and basic digital competences, ii) digitalisation of the core curriculum, and iii) digital education and digitally supported didactics.

The two positions relate to track ii) (digitalisation of the core curriculum) with focus on facilitating and investigating curricular transformations and competence upgrades. They will provide research-based insights and contribute to the digitalisation of UCPH’s core subject teaching. This includes Data-science education, topic didactics, and digital transformation of the disciplines and associated digital methodology and tools.

The work will be tied to development and capacity building initiatives supporting the university staff’s ability to integrate digital methods and tools in their teaching.

We are searching for two candidates with different profiles (described in more detail below); one related to social science, law, and the humanities and the other towards science, health and medicine. Both of these candidates should have research competencies and interest within university pedagogy and didactics, digitalization of scientific practice, and digital methods. The scope includes ethical and methodological challenges that are related to digitizing disciplinary subject fields and methods, as well as problems related to building competences/capacity and facilitating change in a complex comprehensive university organization.

These postdocs will work as a team to:

  • Describe and understand the state of the art by investigating and describing core subject field digital transformations in research and scholarly teaching through literature and expert interviews.
  • Collect and describe best practices at UCPH and other relevant institutions.
  • Conduct design-based intervention research suggesting and testing approaches and designs that support core digital transformation within subject fields and methodologies at the university. That is developing the university’s capacity to teach digital methods in the various disciplines.
  • Building on (1), (2) and especially (3), the post docs, will analyse and formalize knowledge about both methods, approaches, disciplinary and pedagogical transformations.

Profile 1: Humanities, Social Science, and Law
In social science and humanities there is an increasing focus on the possibilities of using digital data and methods to explore new questions and phenomena as well as to address old questions in new ways. Data sources such as discussions on social media platforms, large corpora of digital texts (e.g. libraries and Wikipedia), hashtags and links, allow for example hypothesis testing, network analysis, and natural language processing. Furthermore, data visualizations such as heatmaps and interaction networks are included in scholarly argumentation in humanities, social science, and law. These new disciplinary methods in social science and the humanities, suggest that students/teachers obtain some level of digital competencies but it also changes how academic work (in a broader sense) is done. Work in labs and academic societies evolving around specific tools and methods are examples of such transformation within the humanities and social science.     

Profile 2: Data Science and the data driven transformation of science, health, and medicine In most scientific disciplines (biology, physics etc.) collection and analysis of data, as well as modelling and simulations are done with digital tools and methods. This is not new. However, these tools and methods are currently changing from being practical automation and blackboxing of processes otherwise done as human algebraic manipulations and calculations, towards a more radical methodological and epistemological change. This includes anything from in silico mathematical biology, over bioinformatics and virtual labs to large-scale hypotheses generation using machine learning and artificial intelligence on ever increasing structured and unstructured data collections. Although many such methods are now part of state-of-the art in much scientific and medical research, they need domestication to find their way into main-stream scientific practices and the core curricula of most educational programs through, e.g., computational thinking and similarly data science/machine learning for non-experts. The research project should evolve around the investigation of the prerequisites and consequences of digitization, e.g. new methods and new ways of asking questions and how will digitization influence curricula.

For both profiles, the applicants are expected to submit a transdisciplinary research plan that contains:

  • A problem statement: describing the concern and specific problem to be addressed. This could include cognitive, pedagogical, technical and disciplinary concerns
  • State of the art – describing research related to the problem statement
  • Interventional approach: how the project will explore and push the disciplinary transformation of key aspects of the university’s education program from first ideas to formalization through new learning outcomes and curriculum changes.
  • Research Method – how data and knowledge will be collected and analysed throughout the project
  • Expected contributions
  • To research
  • To UCPH’s transformation of digital aspects of the university’s educational program and associated competences of the teaching staff.

The postdocs’s duties will include research as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

The positions are affiliated with the Center for Digital Education which is a joint effort between Department of Science Education and Department of Computer Science, which aims at connecting experts from computer science and science education to explore the possibilities and consequences of the digitalization disciplinary work in the educational system.

The Department of Science Education (DSE) focuses on the specific nature of challenges related to science teaching, learning and research. DSE is positioned under the Faculty of SCIENCE at the University of Copenhagen, and is the largest science didactics unit in Denmark. The research field of DSE is science education, science studies and science university pedagogy and the department takes care of teaching these subjects at the study programs at SCIENCE.

Further information on the Department is linked at www.ind.ku.dk . Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Morten Misfeldt, misfeldt@ind.ku.dk.

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

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

Terms of employment

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

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

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 437.843 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.871). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

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

The deadline for applications is Sunday 30 August 2020, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

Interviews will be held on week 39, from 21 September to 25 September 2020.  

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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: 30 August 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Science Education
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Post expires on Sunday August 30th, 2020

Postdoctoral Position in Functional Proteomics (readvertisement)

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic postdoc with interest in proteomics and metabolism research to start as soon as possible.

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

Our group and research
The candidate will be part of the Functional Proteomics in Metabolism group (https://cbmr.ku.dk/research/integrative-metabolism-and-environmental-influences/deshmukh-group/) headed by Associate Professor Atul Deshmukh and work in close collaboration with the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research at University of Copenhagen.The successful candidate will work to integrate proteomics and functional physiology, to answer basic and applied research questions related to physical exercise, diet and metabolism. He or she will be embedded within CBMR and work in a scientific environment that bridges several disciplines of proteomics and metabolic diseases.

Our facilities include state-of-the-art laboratories and core facilities and the position provides unique opportunity to advance expertise in state-of-the-art quantitative mass spectrometry, data analysis of large datasets and integration of matched large-scale datasets. Striving for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility, we offer creative, friendly and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and strong scientific environment where you get the opportunity to plan your work independently to further your professional and personal development.

Project description
MS-based proteomics allows for the investigation of protein dynamics by measuring multiple features such as expression, secretion, turnover rate, subcellular localization, interaction and post-translational modifications (PTMs). During the last 10 years, MS-based proteomics has progressed tremendously due to massive improvements in samples preparation workflows, liquid chromatography (LC) and MS instrumentation, as well as sophisticated algorithms for protein quantification. For the field of metabolism, MS-based proteomics offers a robust tool for investigation of diverse research questions. In human, metabolic processes are intimately intertwined with food intake as well as physical activity. Unfortunately, the majority of today’s population engages in less exercise and is becoming more sedentary. This coupled with increased consumption of a high-caloric diet, had led to an astonishing increase in the prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Physical exercise improves the detrimental effects of obesity, prevents or delays the onset of type 2 diabetes (T2D), and has other metabolically beneficial effects in both non-healthy and healthy individuals. Our understanding of how and why these diseases occur is incomplete, nor do we understand how physical activity improves and preserves overall metabolic health.

We are seeking a highly motivated researcher who will apply state-of-the-art proteomics technology to investigate changes in protein dynamics with alterations in diet and/exercise, and describe their functional significance. He/she will combine a range of models (cell, rodent and human), and functional metabolic analyses with cutting-edge proteomics technology.

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

Essential criteria

  • PhD in biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, or related science
  • Hands-on experience using liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) on Thermo Scientific instruments with standard software instrument control (Xcaliber)
  • Knowledge concerning preparation of biological samples (e.g tissue, cells, plasma, serum) for MS-based proteomics
  • Experience with quantitative analysis of peptides/proteins from biological material using nanoLC and MS-techniques (SRM, MRM)
  • Ability to pursue and evaluate quantitative analysis and skills to analyze complete data sets using e.g. MaxQuant, Spectronaut, Skyline and other type of software for bioinformatics analysis
  • Willingness to implement new relevant methods for proteomics analysis of biological samples
  • Experience in Python, R or other programming language
  • Proven track record showing continuous scientific productivity in peer reviewed journals
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Independent thinking and analytical aptitude for devising innovative scientific or technical solutions
  • Demonstrate capacity for effective independent work and as part of a team
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, motivation, flexibility and confidence

Desirable criteria

  • Experience with isobaric labeling (preferentially TMT)
  • Experience with enrichment of PTMs
  • Previous experience in cell signaling pathways/network analysis
  • Experience in experimental design, and planning of experiments
  • Certified with FELASA laboratory animal science (or working towards certification)
  • Candidates with additional background in metabolism, exercise physiology and the measurement of proteins and post-translational modifications within skeletal muscle would be highly regarded

Terms of employment
The postdoc position is a full-time position (37 hours per week) with a duration for 2 years. Starting date is as soon as possible.

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated.

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

The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of 11 December 2019.

QuestionsFor further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Atul Deshmukh by e-mail: atul.deshmukh@sund.ku.dk.

For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact SUND HR CBMR at SUND-HR-CBMR@sund.ku.dk.

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

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

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  • Curriculum vitae (maximum of 2 pages; your ORCID must be included)
  • Full list of publications (journal impact factors at publication date must be included)
  • References (name and contact details of at least two references)

Application deadline: 30 July 2020 at 23.59 p.m. CET.

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

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

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.The applicants will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

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Deadline: 30 July 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

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PhD fellow in organic synthesis of fluorescent dyes

Department of ChemistryFaculty of ScienceUniversity of Copenhagen

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in organic synthesis of fluorescent dyes commencing 15.10.2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment

The research group of Prof. Bo Wegge Laursen at Nano-Science Center and Department of Chemistry is seeking a creative PhD student with a strong background in organic synthesis, preferable experienced in synthesis of cationic dyes. The group focuses on design, synthesis and applications of novel fluorescent organic dyes and materials. We work on development of novel fluorescent assays and sensors utilizing fluorescent nanoparticles and organic dyes of the triangulenium and rhodamine families. We offer a creative, international and strongly interdisciplinary work environment.

 Project description
The project focus on development of new triangulenium dyes with potential as fluorescent probes for pH and other analytes in biological samples.     

 Principal supervisor is Professor Bo W. Laursen, Department of Chemistry, E-mail: bwl@chem.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 40433881.

 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 chemistry with good results and good English skills. Previous experience with organic synthesis is a requirement. Experience with synthesis of cationic dyes and fluorescence spectroscopy is an advantage.

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

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure

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

Please include

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

The deadline for application is 15.08.2020 23:59 GMT +1

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee. The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Questions
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Bo W. Laursen, Department of Chemistry, E-mail: bwl@chem.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 40433881. General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd  

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Deadline: 15 August 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Chemistry
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PhD fellow in Epigenetics

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a P

Description of the scientific environment
The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences constitutes a stimulating and international research environment. The current position is financially supported by a Danish National Research Foundation Grant to Associate Professor Sebastian Marquardt. The position will be located at Copenhagen Plant Science Centre (CPSC) with state-of-the-art research facilities. The aim of CPSC is to create a cross-disciplinary scientific environment that links plant scientists and advances research from bench to application.

Project description
We are looking for an exceptionally motivated PhD student to elucidate the effects of epigenetic signaling during long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) transcription on “genomic punctuation”. The project operates at the interface between the research areas of: epigenetics, RNA biology, RNA polymerase II (RNAPII) transcription and genomics. You will be based in the laboratory of Sebastian Marquardt, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and visit the laboratory of Steve Jacobsen, University California Los Angeles, USA, to perform part of your project.

You will dissect the molecular mechanism of epigenetic signaling associated with RNAPII transcription elongation in Arabidopsis. A focus will be on histone 3 lysine 4 mono-methylation (H3K4me1) signaling. We are looking for a new team member enthusiastic about molecular genetic, biochemical and genomic approaches to characterize key players involved. We expect to uncover chromatin-based effects on RNAPII elongation, likely linked to gene regulation by overlapping lncRNA transcription. This Ph.D. project involves design, execution and analysis of transcriptomics and epigenomics Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) data. Expertise and enthusiasm to analyze NGS data characterize candidates that match the profile for this position.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Sebastian Marquardt, Copenhagen Plant Science Centre, e-mail: sebastian.marquardt@plen.ku.dk , Direct Phone: +4535331305.

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 (UCLA, USA) for a few months
  • Work for the department

Formal requirements
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Biology/Biochemistry/Molecular Biology or related fields with very 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, particular in the area of NGS data analysis.

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

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • 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)
  • List of publications (if any)
  • 1-3 reference letters (if any)

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

The deadline for applications is 15 August 2020, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

Questions
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor, Associate Professor Sebastian Marquardt, Copenhagen Plant Science Centre, e-mail: sebastian.marquardt@plen.ku.dk , Direct Phone: +4535331305.

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

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Deadline: 16 August 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences

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Postdoc in computational ancient environmental DNA at Globe Institute

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic postdoctoral researcher for a 2-year position to work on computational aspects of environmental DNA time series data, e.g. sequence data processing, ecological analyses, modelling/simulating eDNA time-series data and/or explore the applications of such data in population genetic/genomic studies.

The position will be based at the Section for Evolutionary Genomics at the Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen. Information on the department can be found at: www.globe.ku.dk

Our research
The successful candidate will be part of the Environmental DNA Group in the Section for Evolutionary Genomics at the Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen. The group currently consists of one Postdoc, three PhD students, two Research Assistants and the associated national DNA reference database, DNAmark. We work on the use of environmental DNA and high-throughput sequencing to assess biodiversity. This encompasses both technical and applied environmental DNA studies and the establishment of a national DNA reference database. The group is inclusive, has a collaborative mind-set and spans many nationalities. The day-to-day language is English. Further, you will be part of the wider (ancient) environmental DNA, population genomics and computational biology community at the Globe Institute. The Globe Institute’s main purpose is to address basic scientific questions through interdisciplinary approaches. The institute operates at the intersection of natural sciences, medical sciences and the humanities.

Your job
The successful candidate will be part of the Copenhagen group of the ERC Synergy project, Seachange, in which a cross-disciplinary approach is adopted to assess the impact of major cultural transitions on marine ecosystem functioning and biodiversity. Apart from ancient environmental DNA analyses, the overall project includes classical zooarchaeology, isotope analyses, dating methods, marine historical ecology and ecosystem modeling. You will play an active role in the overall Seachange project. In the Copenhagen group, you will work alongside and train a PhD student, specifically on metabarcoding and shotgun sequencing of environmental DNA time-series in midden, bulk-bone and/or marine sediment core samples from Australia, Antarctica and/or Iceland. The main focus will be on creating bioinformatic workflows for sequence data processing and on ecological analyses of the generated environmental DNA time series data in relation to cultural transitions at one or more sites. You will also work on modelling and simulating eDNA time-series data and exploring the use of such data in population genomic studies. Another major task in the project would be to develop methods, and use current methods, to integrate the data from the different disciplines in the overall Seachange project. Ideally, you will take some part in field work and data generation. Within this overall framework, you will have some freedom to design your own project in consultation with the advisors.Advisors will be Associate Professor Kristine Bohmann, Associate Professor Shyam Gopalakrishnan, Associate Professor Tobias Guldberg Frøslev, Assistant Professor Mikkel Winther Pedersen and Dr. Christian Carøe, all from Globe Institute.

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

  • You have a PhD in Computational Biology, Statistics, Molecular Biology, or related fields.
  • You are highly experienced in computational analyses of environmental DNA data and compositional data analysis.
  • You have worked on population genomics, ancient DNA data processing and/or ecological analyses of eDNA time-series data.
  • You have an active interest in methods for using modern and ancient eDNA time-series data to assess biodiversity through time.
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams.
  • An excellent publication track-record.
  • Due to the Institute’s international profile, it is required that the applicant is fluent in written and spoken English.Desirable experience and skills:
  • Knowledge of laboratory ancient/environmental DNA workflows.
  • Experience in statistical analysis in the field of eDNA, i.e. compositional data analysis.
  • We put strong emphasis on interest in working in a project in which many disciplines are in play and for you to take ownership of your project while having a collaborative mindset and ability to work as part of a team.

    Place of employment
    The place of employment is at Globe Institute, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include state-of-the-art ancient and environmental DNA laboratories, the associated National High-throughput DNA Sequencing Centre and computational servers to successfully complete the postdoc tasks.

    Terms of employment
    The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 2 years with the possibility of extension. Starting date is 15 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 33,600 DKK/ approx. 4,480 Euro (April 2018-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of June 28, 2013.
    Questions
    For further information please contact Associate Professor Kristine Bohmann, Section for Evolutionary Genomics, Globe Institute at University of Copenhagen, kbohmann@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 40750521.Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).

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

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

Application deadline:  14 August 2020, 23.59pm CETWe reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

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Deadline: 14 August 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: GLOBE Institute
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PhD fellowship in micro-RNAs and extracellular vesicles as novel diagnostic and prognostic markers for the equine bloodworm at Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

We are offering a 3 year PhD fellowship in micro-RNAs and extracellular vesicles as novel diagnostic and prognostic markers for the equine bloodworm (Strongylus vulgaris) commencing 1 January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Our group and researchThe Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences is subdivided into seven sections and the PhD fellow will be included in the Section for Medicine and Surgery based at Taastrup Campus. The Section's priorities are clinically applied research in large animal diseases and welfare (equine, bovine and small ruminants) as well as clinical and didactic teaching.

The PhD fellow will be part of a unique, international network of dedicated researchers within equine acute gastroenterology, parasitology and clinical pathology. We are based at four different Universities (Copenhagen, Aarhus, Kentucky and Uppsala). This study rely on laboratory techniques already established (for assessment of miRNA in other species) in our group in Copenhagen and Aarhus. Relevant samples for the study are available from horses naturally infected with S. vulgaris at University of Kentucky as well as from horses infected with S. vulgaris and suffering from thromboembolic colic admitted to the two Veterinary University hospitals in Denmark and Sweden.

Project description

Strongylus vulgaris is the most pathogenic intestinal parasite in horses. It causes arteritis, thrombosis of mesenteric arteries and intestinal infarcts, which may lead to intestinal rupture and death of the horse. Prevalence has increased in Scandinavia in recent years, perhaps related to restricted drug use. This study aims to improve early identification of horses infected with the parasite or horses with thromboembolic pathology. The objectives of the study are to identify extracellular vesicles containing proteins and miRNAs excreted from intravascular migrating S. vulgaris larvae and miRNAs from the horse associated to vascular injury and thrombosis. These investigations will lead not only to understanding of disease mechanisms, but also serve to identify novel diagnostic markers of migrating S. vulgaris and support earlier and more targeted treatment strategies. Improved diagnostic, preventive and treatment options will support the legislative prescription-only use of anthelmintic drugs and reduce the risk of parasites developing resistance to available drugs.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Tina Holberg Pihl, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, thpi@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 22629325. Co-supervisors are Professor Stig Milan Thamsborg, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Professor Lise Nikolic Nielsen, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and Professor Peter Lindberg Nejsum, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University.

Job descriptionThe PhD fellow will perform the collection of larvae and blood samples at University of Kentucky and help coordinate blood sampling and data collection from horses with colic in Denmark and Sweden. The PhD fellow will participate in the laboratory work related to the EV isolation and miRNA analyses.

International travel to and stays at collaborating laboratories will be required. Full training will be available. You will also take part in limited teaching or other types of dissemination related to your project.

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

  • Qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree in veterinary medicine (DVM)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Danish

Applicants with the following professional and personal qualifications will be highly advantaged:

  • High grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Experimental animal liscense
  • Published work
  • Postgraduate or relevant work experience
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in equine gastrointestinal medicine and parasitology
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Well-developed collaborative skills and a team player

Place of employmentThe place of employment is at Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Taastrup Campus, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and equine hospital facilities.

Terms of employment The employment as PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years. The working hours are 37 hours per week.

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

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 27.793 DKK / approx. 3.679 EUR (April 2020-level) plus pension.

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

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

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

1. Motivated letter of application stating why you consider yourself an ideal candidate for the position (max. one page)

2. Project description (max. one page) describing how you imagine your role in the project

3. CV incl. education, work or other relevant experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position

4. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine diploma and transcript of records. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do

5. Publication list (if possible)

6. References

Application deadline: 16th August 2020, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process.The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

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

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Deadline: 16 August 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
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PhD fellowship in Pre-clinical Medicine at the Department of Experimental Medicine (AEM)

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

We are offering a PhD fellowship in pre-clinical medicine/meta-analysis from October 1st, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Our group and research

The Department of Experimental Medicine researches animal model development, with a particular focus on optimizing animal welfare, on the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement) of animal experimentation, and on strengthening the validity of animal models as research tools in biomedical science.

Project description

One of the greatest problems with present-day biomedical research is irreproducible results. Frequently, the results from a study conducted in mice in one laboratory cannot be reproduced using the same strain of mice in another laboratory. The implication, when results fail to replicate, is that the original findings were unreliable, or simply incorrect. Replicating studies takes time, however. In the meanwhile, therapies and drugs may be developed based on the original findings; drugs and therapies that will invariably turn out to be ineffective. In addition to the societal costs of failed investments in medicine and patients waiting in vain for therapies that were not effective in the first place, irreproducible findings are a major source of waste with respect to (laboratory) animal lives.

Neuroscience is the medical field that generates the most studies that cannot be successfully replicated. Laboratory animal studies in neuroscience often rely on testing behavior – rats running mazes to test memory, mice pressing levers in Skinner boxes to test motivation, etc. The irreproducible results in neuroscience can often be traced back to these behavioral tests. Some of the tests are half a century old, the theory behind them is murky, and some are associated with animal suffering.

The present PhD project is built around the idea that demonstrating the shortcomings and flaws of traditional behavior-based methods used in neurobiological models in preclinical medicine can stimulate a move towards validation of new models that have greater translational potential. Rather than doing this by setting up lengthy experiments that induce suffering in the mouse/rat subjects, we aim to compile data from existing literature for much stronger evidence. There is already ample evidence, it just needs to be compiled and analyzed.

The project will, consequently, take the form of in-depth meta-analytical investigation of the published literature tied to a subset of the behavioral tests used in neuroscience. Of particular interest is the reproducibility of findings, and the lack thereof. When are experiments repeatable? When are they not? And what does that tell us of the methods employed. We will also focus on the positive spin found in the published journal articles. How biased is the record? Are only the positive results published? Finally, the quality of the published data will be critically judged. Which findings do we trust? Which ones don’t we trust? And why?

We expect the PhD candidate to be instrumental in scoping the studies, choosing the models and tests to be investigated. We are equally interested in the perspective that a prospective candidate brings to this project. Given the cross-disciplinary nature of the project, a particular emphasis is placed on the candidate having an open, curious, and detective-like mindset.

Principal supervisor is Professor Jann Hau, Department of Experimental Medicine

Start: October 1st, or as soon as possible thereafter

Duration: 3 years as a PhD student

Job description

Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g., medicine/biomedicine, pharmacology, neurobiology, experimental (/comparative) psychology, biostatistics, or the veterinary sciences. Having worked previously with behavioral testing gives the candidate a leg up on the project. Furthermore, an interest in animal welfare and open science is greatly premiered.

Other important criteria are:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other relevant professional activities
  • Language skills
  • Computer and software skills

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Department of Experimental Medicine (“Afdeling for Eksperimentel Medicin” – AEM), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and state-of-the-art laboratory animal facilities.

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

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

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2019) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 27,593 DKK /approx. 3,703 EUR (April 2018-level) plus pension.

Questions

For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the project co-supervisor:

Assistant professor Otto Kalliokoski Inquiries by e-mail: ohk@sund.ku.dk

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

Application procedure

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

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

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

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

4. Publication list (if available)

Application deadline: August 2nd, 2020, 23.59 CET

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

The further process

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

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in week 34.

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

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Deadline: 2 August 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Afdeling for Eksperimentel Medicin
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PhD fellows in Protein Science

Department of Biology
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen 

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering up to two PhD scholarships in protein science commencing 01.10. 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment
The positions are funded by the Danish Research Councils (Denmark) and the Thon foundation (Norway) and the students will be integrated as part of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Challenge Center REPIN- rethinking protein interactions. REPIN connects research groups in Copenhagen and Zürich to study interactions of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins (IDPs) using a suite of biophysical methods and ranging from the single atom and molecule over ensembles to organisms. REPIN is also associated with the Linderstrøm-Lang Centre for Protein Science, and is situated in the Biocenter, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen.

 Project description
Context constitutes an overarching concept being of physicochemical, biomolecular, and physiological nature, but it also includes the immediate molecular context of an interaction. For IDPs, which often function by exploiting short linear motifs, context contributes in highly regulatory and decisive manners and constitutes a yet largely unrecognized source of interaction potential in a multitude of biological processes. The projects will seek to promote the understanding of the role of flanking regions and context for discriminative binding, mapping mechanisms and specificity via kinetics and thermodynamics, as well as determining structures and ensembles. One project will focus on charge and charge patches in disordered regions in transcription factors and the other on disordered proteins interacting with large DNA clamps, such as proliferating cell nuclear antigens and the beta-clamp. The latter project is part of the TAMiR initiative (Targeting AMR by inhibition of bacterial stress responses) funded by Trond Mohn Stiftelsen, and involves collaborations with researchers in Norway.

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
We are seeking highly motivated applicants with an MSc degree or similar in chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry or related fields with the following competences:

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

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

 Hands-on experience with biophysical techniques as ITC, stopped-flow, CD or fluorescence spectroscopy or small angle X-ray scattering (not just from courses)

  • Protein NMR spectroscopy including set-up and spectral analyses
  • Structural biology
  • Computation and/or applied bioinformatics
  • Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals

 We offer

  • exciting and stimulating research projects in a strong international academic environment
  • an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
  • personal developments

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

 The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

 Please include:

  • Cover Letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
  • CV including a list of peer-reviewed publications (may include papers under review or submitted)
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Contact details for 1-2 former employers or supervisors
  • 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 10th August 2020, 23:59 GMT +1. After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee. The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above-mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science.

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

    Questions
    For further information about the PhD positions, please contact Professor Birthe B. Kragelund (bbk@bio.ku.dk) or Professor Karen Skriver (KSkriver@bio.ku) General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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Deadline: 10 August 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Bilogy
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Post expires on Monday August 10th, 2020

Postdoc at the Dairy Process Technology Group

The Department of Food Science, Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for a 2 years Post-Doc position starting on October 1st 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The application deadline is 15 July 2020.

The Department’s research areas share the mission to contribute with new solutions for society and industry to support sustainable food production, food security and safety as well as production of high quality food promoting human health and wellbeing. The Department of Food Science is recognized for excellence in food research, education, and industrial collaboration. The Department is an international workplace with English as primary working language.

The Postdoc will be a part of the Section for Ingredients and Dairy Technology, which conducts basic and applied inter-disciplinary research in close collaboration with industry. The section currently consist of 5 full professors, 6 associate professors, 6 assistant professors and post docs, and more than 15 PhD candidates as well as highly skilled laboratory technicians. The section has at its disposal various pilot plant facilities and advanced analytical infrastructure.

The position is associated to the Danish Dairy Research Foundation project “Calcium dynamics during manufacturing of cheese” that is co-financed by Arla Foods. The overall objective of this project is to understand how calcium dynamics can be controlled during processing as a way to increase yield and modulate texture and functionality of dairy products.

 We seek a candidate to perform excellent research in collaboration with industry within this project. The successful candidate has previous experience in dairy or food processing or chemistry and very good lab skills. The candidate will learn new advanced chemical and in-situ structure characterization methods such as calcium labelling by high resolution microscopy and scattering techniques.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within the above field and supervision of MSc students is also expected.

Qualifications are expected within the following areas:

  • PhD degree in Food Science and Technology or related fields
  • Experience in understanding the effects of processing on product properties
  • Experience in performing experiments across scales (lab, pilot, full-scale)
  • Expertise in dairy processing or chemistry is an advantage
  • Interest and experience in supervising MSc and BSc  

Moreover, good interpersonal and communicative skills required for team work across disciplines and with industry partners are necessary, ability to work independently and deliver on project activities within deadlines.

Further information on the Department is linked at  http://food.ku.dk/english

Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Lilia Ahrné:  lilia@food.ku.dk  or Dr Valentin Rauh: varau@arlafoods.com

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

Terms of employment

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

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

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

Please include

  • Cover letter describing your motivation for the position
  • Curriculum vita
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)
  • Complete publication list
  • Name three references that we may contact

The deadline for applications is 15th July 2020.

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

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

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

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Deadline: 15 July 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: FOOD

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Post expires on Wednesday July 15th, 2020

PhD fellowship in Island Ecology and Evolution at GLOBE Institute

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

We are offering a PhD fellowship in island ecology and evolution commencing 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Our group and research
The Borregaard Group focuses on understanding the dynamics of diversity on oceanic islands. The group currently consists of group leader Michael K. Borregaard, researcher Yujing Yan, PhD student Julia Heinen and a number of MSc students. We combine local studies and field work with global analyses and multi-scale simulation models to understand species extinction on islands, and its implications for biodiversity in general. Our research aims to unravel how Earth dynamics drive ecology and evolution. Our main focus is on islands over large time scales, but also extends to the world’s mountain regions. We are increasingly focusing on understanding what drives anthropogenic extinction of species on islands – undeniably the global hotspot of the global extinction crisis.

Project description
This project aims to describe and understand the processes that led to the extinction of island species in historic time, by taking a multi-species probabilistic modelling approach. The project will compile data on extinct and extant species of birds, plants and snails on the world’s oceanic islands, combined with island-level changes in factors implicated as drivers of extinction, and integrate these into a multi-species spatially explicit hierarchical simulation model parameterized on the data. The model and supporting software should be implemented in the highly efficient programming language Julia. The PhD student will lead much of the core element of data collection and will implement the model in collaboration with the main supervisor. The project is aimed at giving the student the opportunity to first-author several articles in international peer-reviewed journals.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Michael Krabbe Borregaard, GLOBE Institute, mkborregaard@sund.ku.dk, +45 27 58 46 23.

Start:                  1 October 2020 or soon hereafter

Duration:          3 years as a PhD student

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

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. ecology or evolution.

Other important criteria are:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project, including
    • Experience with scientific data analysis
    • Experience with programming languages; experience with julia is an advantage
    • Knowledge about island geomorphology
    • Field work experience
    • An international scientific network
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience, including scientific work, ecological modelling and data analysis
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in how humanity can navigate current ecological crises
  • A strong command of written and spoken English

Place of employment
The place of employment is at GLOBE Institute, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include a GIS lab, access to a computer cluster and a world-class scientific environment.

Terms of employment
The employment as PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years commencing 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

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

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 27,590 DKK /approx. 3,700 EUR (April 2020-level) plus pension.

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact Michael Krabbe Borregaard on mkborregaard@sund.ku.dk.

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

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

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

Application deadline:  31 July 2020, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in week 34.

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7850 students, 1700 PhD students and 4800 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position. 

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Deadline: 31 July 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: GLOBE Institute

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Post expires on Friday July 31st, 2020

1-2 Postdocs at The Faculty of Social Sciences

The University of Copenhagen is establishing the Social Science Data Lab as part of a university-wide effort to enhance and extend the use of digital methods and data science across all faculties. The Social Science Data Lab will service researchers from The Faculty of Social Sciences. The aim of the Lab is to help researchers better integrate computational research tools in research projects, and it is currently being established. The project is part of a four-year grant from the University of Copenhagen, and the Lab will run for the duration of this grant. The Lab will be hosted at the Center for Social Data Science (SODAS), a vibrant existing research environment for computational social science.

Job description
The Lab will service The Faculty of Social Sciences, which employs about 600 full-time researchers, many of whom use digital and computational tools, ranging from specialized uses of machine learning models to manual collection of online data and database design.

The job will offer the chosen applicant a chance to do independent research and work in close collaboration with a wide variety of research projects, as well as the possibility to contribute at all stages of the research process from operationalization, data collection to analysis. The work requires the chosen applicant to work on specialized application of data analytical skills, as well as to help researchers collect data from databases, web scraping etc.

The job is a research position, consisting of around 40 pct. dedicated own research time, and the remaining 60 pct. contributing to research projects at the Lab. This latter research work consists mainly of the following two functions:

  • Help establish the lab and develop it into a vibrant environment for researchers to develop their skills and research project to make better use of the possibilities offered by digital technologies. This will take the form of facilitating and/or conducting courses for researchers in, for example, database design and use/SQL, basic data analysis in R or Python, and data collection using API’s, web scraping etc.
  • Help individual researchers and research groups design and use computational research tools in relation to specific research projects. This will include individual consultations as well as giving advice on relevant sources (e.g. online courses) for researchers to develop their own skills. Instruction of student assistants on teaching tasks as well as those working on data collection from research projects will also be part of the job.

Variants of these positions are being set up across the university, and the position will involve coordination and cooperation with these other Data Labs.

Required qualifications
We expect you to have a Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g. computer science, data engineering, data science, or computational social science) and some relevant job experience, although newly graduated candidates will also be considered.

You will need to demonstrate experience with a range of the following competencies, and an openness to engage in any that you may not have yet:

  • experience with collecting and processing data through your previous work positions, and knowledge of a variety of database solutions
  • fluency in one of Python and/or R, and have a good knowledge of at least one general programming language (e.g. C# or Python).
  • familiarity with JSON, XML, MySQL, Git, and regular expressions.
  • experience with web scraping and APIs for data collection
  • interest in participating in developing the Lab and taking responsibility for your own work
  • experience with statistics and/or natural language processing is considered an advantage but is not a prerequisite.

Salary and conditions of employment
Salary and terms of appointment will be in accordance with an agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The annual salary for postdoctoral researchers is within the range DKK 415.000 – 437.000 (EUR 55,000 – 57,900 app.). The University will also pay a monthly contribution to your pension fund corresponding to 17.1 % of your salary. Negotiation for additional supplements will be possible. Working hours are 37 hours per week

The employment runs from October 1st 2020 until December 31st, 2023.

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

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

Application
The application shall be submitted in English and include a CV, a short motivation letter (maximum 1 page), a copy of the doctoral certificate, a publication list, and a maximum number of three scientific publications, at least two of which are international journal articles.

Application procedure
After the application deadline, the Head of department selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee.  All applicants are notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. The Head of department subsequently appoints an expert assessment committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant. 

Additional information can be obtained from SODAS center director, Professor David Dreyer Lassen at ddl@sodas.ku.dk.

Further information about the application procedure is available from HR South City, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID 211-0466/20-2I

Apply electronically by clicking ‘APPLY NOW’ below or via this advertisement found on http://employment.ku.dk/.

Deadline for applications is 1st of August 2020

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

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Deadline: 1 August 2020
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus: The Faculty of Social Sciences
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Post expires on Saturday August 1st, 2020