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(211-0032/18-2H) PhD fellow in Molecular Physiology

PhD fellow in Molecular Physiology
Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports 
Faculty of Science 
University of Copenhagen 
Department of Nutrition, Exercise, and Sports, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Molecular Physiology commencing 15 December 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Description of the scientific environment. 
The molecular physiology section focuses on how regulation of energy metabolism influences health and prevents development of disease. We focus on the interaction between physical activity, exercise training and nutrition. It is well known that regular physical activity and nutrition is important for maintaining health yet the underlying molecular mechanisms are not known but likely include regulation of energy metabolism particularly in muscle as well as cross-talk between muscle and other organs. We do research from “molecule to man” including techniques of molecular biology, transgenic organisms and human beings.
Project description 
This PhD project will elucidate the molecular mechanisms that drive insulin sensitivity in muscle.  Methods used will be widespread, ranging from transgenic rodents to human studies, combined with state-of-the-art biochemistry, mass spectrometry, and molecular biology.
Specifically this Phd project will i) elucidate the effect of exercise/ contraction and AMPK agonists on muscle insulin sensitivity and ii) the role herein for the regulatory AMPK gamma 3 subunit
Principal supervisor is Professor, PhD, Jørgen FP Wojtaszewski and co-supervisor is Post Doc Rasmus Kjøbsted, Phd, Department of Nutrition, Exercise, and Sports, Jwojtaszewski@nexs.ku.dk, Direct Phone: 28751625 or Rasmus.Kjobsted@nexs.ku.dk
Job description 
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:
  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department
Formal requirements  
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Human Physiology 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. Experience with animal experimentation is a requirement. The applicant needs to hold a FELASA B certificate.
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 312.879 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.219). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Application Procedure 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
Please include  
  • Cover Letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
The deadline for applications is Monday 15 October 2018, 23:59 GMT +2.  
 
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
Questions 
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at https://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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Deadline: 15 October 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Nutrition, Exercise, and Sports
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Post expires on Monday October 15th, 2018

PhD fellowship in Manufacturing and Materials

PhD fellowship in Manufacturing and Materials

Department of Pharmacy

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND)

University of Copenhagen

Department of Pharmacy is offering a three-year PhD fellowship in Manufacturing and Materials. The PhD fellowship is financed by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. The fellowship is available from 1 December 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Project description 

This position will be part of the Research Project “PCP2 – Particles for Continuously operating Powder handling Processes” financed by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. Powder handling remains one of the great scientific challenges and powder is often referred to as a separate state of matter. Real-life particulate systems (powders) can have characteristics of both solid and liquid phase, which introduces huge challenges for the fine-chemical industry. Molecular structure of a given compound is a key factor determining the particle level structures and related powder behavior. This project is aiming to provide scientific understanding of factors affecting particle design and to use this knowledge for designing innovative continuously operating production processes.

Principal supervisor 

Professor Jukka Rantanen, Department of Pharmacy,

E-mail: jukka.rantanen@sund.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 3533 6585

Information about the Department can be found at pharmacy.ku.dk/

Required qualifications 

As an applicant you must have:

  • Obtained a Master´s degree in pharmaceutical sciences, chemical engineering, materials science or related areas prior to the starting date
  • Fluency in English and excellent communication skills

Preferred qualifications 

  • Basic knowledge of experimental methods within solid state characterization of fine chemicals
  • An active interest in computer based simulation of system behavior and some practical experience with computational methods

Job description 

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

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants 

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

Formal requirements 

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

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

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

Terms of employment 

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

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organizations. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 26,754 (approx. 3,588 EUR) (taxable) plus pension. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2013).

Questions 

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

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

Application procedure 

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

Your application must include:

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

The deadline for applications is 22 October 2018

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

The further process 

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

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

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

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

An answer as to the granting of the fellowship can be expected approx. 3 weeks after application deadline.

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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 October 2018
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Farmaci
Email: jukka.rantanen@sund.ku.dk
Phone:
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Post expires on Monday October 22nd, 2018

Five New PhD Scholarships at iCourts, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

iCourts, Centre of Excellence for International Courts, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, is launching its new research agenda and invites applications for five fully funded three-year PhD scholarships. We are looking for innovative and original ideas that combine law and other related disciplines. We are particularly interested in projects that can advance the iCourts 2.0 agenda, as well as the agenda of our new ERC projects.

Successful candidates can start June 1, 2019.

About iCourts

iCourts is a Centre of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation and, among others, the European Research Council. The centre generally explores the growing role of international courts and institutions and their place in a globalizing legal order. iCourts strives to be the globally leading hub for research on international courts and their impact on law, politics and society. Its research agenda reaches beyond international courts, however, and also explores how ideas and practices of international and European law shape societies. The centre also hosts two ERC Starting Grant projects, one of which examines European constitutional imaginaries (IMAGINE). More information on this project can be found here. The other (JustSites), which will be launched next year, explores the interconnectivity of international criminal law.

The centre’s research is marked by curiosity: It is problem-driven, and often uses empirical and interdisciplinary approaches, including a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods.

iCourts’ new research agenda – iCourts 2.0 – specifically targets questions related to the relative and often contested power of international courts in the domains of law, politics and society. Envisaged projects include explorations of how national and international contexts – actors, networks, institutions, entrenched ideas of law and legal practice or social order, etc. – influence the de facto power of international courts and law. As a basic science research centre, we also host projects with more general methodological and theoretical aims related to international courts, institutions and law. Previous research at iCourts has for example developed new ways of using of big data in legal analysis, reconceptualised key ideas of law, such as authority and legal realism, and conducted pioneering empirical studies of little known international courts. iCourts 2.0 seeks to further invigorate such basic scientific exploration. An example is the new ERC Project IMAGINE, which will provide the first-ever synthesis and critical evaluation of the core theories of EU constitutionalism by theorizing their mutual relationship and the ways in which they have influenced each other and the constitutional praxis of the EU. It will provide a pioneering intellectual history of EU constitutionalism together with the study of its emergence and reception in selected Member States.

PhD projects

iCourts 2.0 seeks to explain and make intelligible the relative and often contested power of international courts, institutions and law. While the current resistance to international courts and law is interesting in this regard, we generally encourage projects that more broadly explore the power of international courts in relation to law, politics and society.

  • The transformation of legal practices by international courts and institutions. For example, how international courts create new cognitive frames, principles and values, and whether or how these innovations change legal practices at the global, regional and national levels;
  • The impact of international courts and institutions on politics, its processes and outcomes: For example, how different actors make use of ICs – directly and indirectly – and whether and how such actions generate new interests and preferences at the global, regional and national levels;
  • Changes in society triggered by international courts, institutions and law. For example, how ICs influence state, group and citizen relationships, and whether and how they help to generate new rights, duties and processes at the global, regional and national levels.
  • For the IMAGINE project, we particularly look for projects interested in interdisciplinary study of how key ideas have influenced EU constitutionalism.

We are looking for projects that address these issues, or issues related thereto. In all cases, we are interested in comparative projects that analyse more than one form of international law and adjudication or how international courts cooperate with or affect multiple regions or states. We welcome both original project proposals and projects that aim at addressing the following ideas or related ideas:

  • The relative power of European or international adjudication of human rights or economic law on domestic legal practices or politics. Projects could explore what structures in the member states enable or prevent the influence of international courts in law or politics, or both. Comparative studies could help lay bare how transforming law, politics and social structures (international, regional or national) affect the context within which international courts and law operate.
  • The effect of European or international ideas of law in national societies. Projects could explore how nationally embedded or entrenched ideas of law or social order might counter the power of European or international legal practices and ideas. Such studies would help contribute original scholarship on the narratives and counter-narratives of law that are influential in transforming the perceived role and real power of international courts.
  • How international criminal law is affected by the diffusion of ideas and practices related to crime. Projects could explore the importance of actors, professional networks and institutions in the developing new forms of legal practice, thinking and social ordering across domestic, regional and international law. Such perspectives could investigate, for instance, how new ideas and practices are developed and mobilized to push for new courts, the opening of new cases or the universalisation of specific rights and duties to prosecute, offer reparations or to protect victims.In the context of IMAGINE, we particularly welcome projects that investigate the impact of a particular EU constitutional scholar on the development of the discipline, or projects examining intellectual history of the debates on the relationship of national constitutions to the EU. The candidate will participate in conducting empirical analysis of the impact of various EU constitutional theories and the collection of relevant data through surveys. Experience in this respect may be an advantage, but relevant training can also be provided as part of the iCourts doctoral training programme.

The iCourts Doctoral Training program

PhD students at iCourts are enrolled in the Faculty of Law’s general doctoral training programme. Some of the requirements will however be fulfilled by participating in a specific iCourts’ research training programme.

The Faculty’s general training programme provides PhD students with a general set of skills for developing their research and career. This programme involves coursework, international networking, and a research visit at a relevant research institution abroad, as well as teaching tasks. Details and requirements can be found on the Faculty’s website

iCourts’ own research training programme is tailored specifically to the iCourts’ research agenda and seeks to provide PhD students with advanced research tools for exploring key issues related to international law, politics and society. The programme includes a research stay with an iCourts’ targeted collaborator, interdisciplinary supervision and the possibility of obtaining a dual-degree with one of our collaborators, subject to approval by the partner institution. PhD students at iCourts are expected to present their work at leading international conferences, participate actively in the centre’s activities and contribute to the centre’s overall research agenda. More information is available here.

The Faculty of Law offers supervision by highly qualified academics and provides an excellent opportunity to research contemporary legal issues in an intellectually stimulating environment.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must have obtained a degree that corresponds to the Danish Master of Laws or equivalent qualifications. Please visit studyindenmark.dk for more information. Applicants must have obtained a minimum overall grade average of 8.2 or above at the Master’s level in accordance with the Danish grading scale (for Danish scale, see here )
  • Applicants must document an aptitude for research through the meritorious assessment of their final thesis, publications or academic recommendations in order to show that they are capable of undertaking the demanding task of writing a PhD thesis.
  • Applicants must have excellent language skills in English and have excellent communications skills. Applicants must be able to teach at an academic level in Danish or English and to follow PhD courses in English.
  • Documentation of English level can for instance be documented by an excellent IELTS or TOEFL test. More information is available here

Successful PhD candidates are required to

  • Actively engage in the research environment at the University of Copenhagen; participate in international conferences, courses and meetings relevant to their research project.
  • Comply with the formal requirements of the PhD programme
  • Contribute to teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in Danish or English offered by the Faculty of Law.
  • Conduct independent and high quality research under the supervision of a senior member of academic staff at the Faculty.

Application procedure

Click ’Apply now’ below to be taken to the online application form.

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

  • Research project proposal. This should include the following: (1) objective(s) of the research, (2) major research questions, (3) review of relevant literature, (4) methodology to be applied in the research, and (5) a timetable that plans for all course requirements to have been met within three years. The project description must elaborate on the value of the proposed research project in terms of its relevance to existing and future research in the field (maximum 6 pages excluding bibliography). The document must be in Times New Roman, font size 12, spacing 1.5 and all margins (right, left, top and bottom) of 2 cm.
  • Curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages).
  • Diplomas and transcripts. Certified copies of original diploma(s) and transcripts (both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree) in the original language and an authorized English translation if they are issued in other language than English or Danish.
  • Grading scale. A certified explanation of grading scale in the original language and an authorized English translation if it is available in other language than English or Danish.
  • Supervisor. The name of a member of academic staff whom you wish to have assigned as your supervisor. You do not need to contact the supervisor but simply make a request in your application.
  • Letter of motivation. Explaining the choice of the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen as a host institution for the proposed project and outlines how the project fits within the research priorities at the Faculty (maximum 1 page).
  • Documentation of English level. Documentation of English level can for instance be documented by an excellent IELTS or TOEFL test.

Submit your application electronically in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian or English.

The recruitment process

Following the application deadline the Dean will pre-select PhD applications that will proceed to the assessment stage upon the recommendation of the Selection Committee. Applicants are pre-selected for further assessment in line with the Faculty’s recruitment needs as described in this job advertisement. This is carried out based on the overall assessment of the applicant’s educational qualifications, the quality of the submitted research proposal and its relevance to the Faculty’s research agenda, and other relevant qualifications (e.g. relevant professional experience, any previous academic publications etc.).

All applicants are then notified by the HR Centre as to whether their application has proceeded to the assessment stage. This assessment is carried out by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants will be notified of the composition of the assessment committee. When the committee has completed its assessment, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the assessment. A number of qualified applicants will be invited for an interview.

Terms of employment

Successful candidates will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations and the Ministry of Finance concerning the salary of PhD students.If you are offered a PhD position, you will receive a regular monthly salary in accordance with Danish law and you will be entitled to an annual research budget. The Faculty does not provide accommodation.

General information

  • Can be found on the Faculty’s website
  • Can be obtained by contacting the PhD administration by mail to phd@hrsc.ku.dk

Closing date for applications

The closing date for applications is 14 December 2018, 23:59 GMT +1.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. If all the required documents are not applied, your application will be rejected.

Interviews are expected to take place in March/April.

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Deadline: 14 December 2018
Unit: Det Juridiske Fakultet
Campus: Det Juridiske Fakultet
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Post expires on Friday December 14th, 2018

PhD fellowship in Neurosecretion at Department of Neuroscience

We are offering a PhD scholarship in Neuroscience commencing on 1 December 2018 or as soon as possible hereafter.
Information on the department can be found at: https://in.ku.dk/
Our research group is international, diverse and highly interactive. We strive to understand the mechanism of neurotransmitter release in chemical synapses and neuroendocrine cells. We are molecular physiologists and measure neurotransmitter release from cells using  electrophysiological methods. We introduce targeted mutations or study animal models of disease in order to test specific hypothesis. Additional methods are molecular biology, immunostaining, confocal and superresolution microscopy etc. Sometimes we interpretate our data in terms of mathematical models, although no modelling experience is required for this position. Information on the research group can be found at: https://in.ku.dk/research/jakob-balslev-soerensen/
Project description 
The project involves investigating how calcium-sensors involved in secretion of neurotransmitters are regulated and how they interact (see Pinheiro et al., 2016, J Neurochem. 139(6):943-958). Your tasks would be: generation and expression of mutants in neurosecretory cells (including adrenal chromaffin cells and insulin-secreting β-cells), release measurements by whole-cell patch-clamp techniques, as well as live cell imaging, immunostaining and superresolution microscopy. One of our interests is to understand the roles of different calcium-sensors and to decipher the relationship between calcium-sensor localization and their function in secretion.
Principal supervisor is Professor Jakob Balslev Sørensen, Department of Neuroscience, jakobbs@sund.ku.dk phone 51680499.
Start:                  1 December 2018
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 research
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project
Key criteria for the assessment of candidates 
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. biology, Human biology, Molecular Biomedicine.
Other important criteria are:
  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications specifically relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in neurosecretion or neuroscience
  • Language skills
Place of employment 
The place of employment is at Department of Neuroscience, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories in the recently build Mærsk Tower https://maersktower.ku.dk/
Terms of employment and employment 
The employment as PhD fellow is a full time and for 3 years. Starting date is 1 December 2018 or soon thereafter.
The appointment as a PhD fellow is for 3 years. It is conditioned upon the candidate’s success­ful enrolment in the PhD 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 candidate.
The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the University’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 26.755 DKK /approx. 3.567 EUR current level, plus pension.
Questions 
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor.
General information about PhD programs 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. A certified/signed copy of Master of Science certificate. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do
4. Publication list (if possible)
Application deadline: 10 October 2018 
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.
The further process  
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.
The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.
Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.
You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/
The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
 
The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7500 students, 1500 PhD students and 3200 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position.  

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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: 10 October 2018
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Neuroscience

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Post expires on Wednesday October 10th, 2018

PhD Fellowship in Cattle Herd Health Management

Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD Fellowship in Cattle Herd Health Management to commence on 1st of December 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is limited to three years.
Information about the Department can be found at: https://ivh.ku.dk/english/
Background 
Modern consumers and society have increasing focus on prudent use of antibiotics. The challenge of antimicrobial resistance is in the agenda of the public debate. Research in reduction of antibiotic usage in Danish cattle herds needs to consider a broad spectrum of disciplines and concerns – including aspects of clinical decision making and motivation to change attitude among farmers and veterinarian together with practical implementation of preventive management practices and effect evaluation hereof.
The role of the veterinarian is central as the person that prescribes the antibiotics and has a position to, potentially, motivate towards prudent usage. The scene is set for introducing evidence-based veterinary advisory services as a trans-disciplinary effort of combining sociological and epidemiological principles.
Project description 
A key aim of the project is to explore the motivation for – and barriers towards – changes in antibiotic usage for herd health management in current practices among both organic and conventional farmers as well as among veterinarians. The next step is to explore, exemplify and describe methods to motivate and thus to implement various strategies for antibiotic reduction primarily in conventional herds. Finally, the implementation of strategies is evaluated – both quantitatively at herd level and qualitatively among individual participants and on farm level.
The scientific methodologies in the study will rely on several scientific disciplines to ensure a wide understanding of the complexity of dairy herd health management – from animal, to data, to humans. The study will focus on udder and lung health as the primary disease case
 
Principal supervisor 
Professor Anders Ringgaard Kristensen
Co-supervisors: 
Professor Liza Rosenbaum Nielsen and assistant professor Dorte Bay Lastein
Required qualifications  
  • A master’s degree in veterinary medicine or similar
  • High motivation and basic scientific skills are essential
  • Good communication skills both oral and written, including English usage
  • Good collaborating skills are essential
  • Driving license
  • Must be able to understand and speak Danish (or another Scandinavian language) due to a large focus on sociological aspects and potential interviews of farmers and farm staff
General Job description 
Your key tasks as a PhD fellow at Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND) are to:
  • Manage, carry through and conclude your research projects, from experiments to analyses of samples
  • Actively participate in PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and finalize your PhD thesis
  • Participate in international congresses
  • Conduct a research stay at an institution abroad
  • Teach and disseminate your research
We offer
  • A highly important research topic, aiming to improve the health of children
  • A scientific environment with highly dedicated colleagues from wide academic backgrounds
  • An international work atmosphere with a large proportion of non-Danish co-workers
  • A research environment that strives to make a scientific and applied difference in child health
Key criteria for the assessment of candidates 
  • The grade point average achieved in relevant University degrees
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
  • Previous publications (if any)
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Language skills, Danish/Scandinavian and English
The successful candidate is also required to be resourceful and to possess good interpersonal skills.
Formal requirements 
The position is available for a 3-year period for applicants holding a relevant master´s degree.
The successful candidate will be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences. Employment as a PhD fellow will be conditional on successful enrolment in the PhD programme according to the rules stipulated in “Bekendtgørelse nr. 18 af 14. januar 2008 om ph.d.-graden.“
Terms of employment  
Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 25.759 (ca. 3.434 EUR) plus pension. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2013).
Questions 
For further information about the position please contact professor Anders Ringgaard Kristensen, email ark@sund.ku.dk.  For any administrative queries please contact Academic Officer Carina Ørum, email caor@sund.ku.dk.
Foreign applicants may find the following links useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility) and www.workingconditions.ku.dk.
General information about PhD programmes at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available on the Graduate School’s website: http://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/.
 
Application procedure
The application must be submitted in English, by clicking on “Apply online” below and must include the following:
  • Cover letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
  • CV
  • Diploma and detailed transcripts of records
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any), peer reviewed and other
  • Personal recommendations(if any)
  • A maximum of 3 relevant scientific works which the applicant wishes to be included in the assessment (if any)
The deadline for applications is 10th of October 2018. Any applications received after this time or incomplete will not be considered.
Receipts of the applications will be acknowledged, and the applicant will be kept continuously informed of the progress of the application.
The further process 
Shortlist: After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk.
Assessment: The selected applications will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities and the University of Copenhagen’s guidelines 2013. The Assessment Committee makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.
Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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Deadline: 10 October 2018
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Veterinær- og Husdyrvidenskab
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PhD fellow in Physiological studies of Vagal Afferent Neurons at the Department of Neuroscience

The Department of Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen, is looking for a highly motivated PhD Fellow to join us from 1st of December 2018, or before the end of 2018. The Department hosts  over 20 research groups that investigate the molecular, cellular and systems level mechanisms of brain function.  The project is part of a new collaborative effort between Department of Neuroscience, and Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research.
For more information: https://in.ku.dk/
Applications are invited for a three-year fellowship from applicants with a master’s degree in a field relevant to the following PhD project: “GPCR expression profiling and pharmacological characterization of projection-specific nodose ganglion neurons”.
Project description
Brain control of body functions such as digestion, metabolism and inflammation, depends critically on sensory information from the different viscera. The vagal nerve relays a large part of this information flow, with somas located in the nodose ganglion (NG). However, the exact signaling mechanisms are largely unknown, primarily because of the difficulty in experimentally accessing and identifying the small nerve branches embedded in the peripheral tissue. In this project we aim to overcome these problems using retrograde labeling of NG neurons from the peripheral tissue, and studying their physiological and pharmacological properties using reduced preparations such as organotypic culture, adeno-associated virus transductions, optical, and electrophysiological recording techniques. A better understanding of the signaling mechanisms that convey sensory information from different organs to the CNS via the vagal nerve may lead to novel pharmacological manipulations of the pathways that are involved in appetite control, metabolic homeostasis, and the inflammatory reflex, which may point to new principles in the treatment of diabetes, obesity, and inflammatory bowel disease.
The project will require experience in pharmacology, fluorescence probes, and molecular biology methods involving plasmids. Knowledge and experience in analysis of big data and programming are also highly desired. As we are also hoping also to work on translational aspects of the expected findings a background in medicinal chemistry will be an advantage.
Required qualifications
The applicant must have:
  • A Master’s degree in medicinal chemistry or other relevant field
  • Broad knowledge of pharmacological concepts
  • Experience in fluorescence probes for cellular analysis
  • Experience in plasmid work on genetically-encoded sensors
  • Analysis of large datasets, and statistics
  • Fluency in English
Supervisors  
Your Principal supervisor will be Associate Professor Jens C. Rekling, Department of Neuroscience, and co-supervisor will be Kristoffer Lihme Egerod at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research.
General job description  
Your key tasks as a PhD fellow at Department of Neuroscience collaborating with Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research are to:
  • Manage and carry through your research project in a collaborative environment
  • Take PhD courses
  • Write scientific publications based on data collection
  • Maintain, transduce different preparations encompassing afferent vagal ganglia.
  • Imaging of neuronal and glia activity
  • Electrophysiological recording from neurons and glia
  • Quantitative analysis of image time-stacks
  • Statistical analysis of data
Terms of employment
The position is available for a three-year period and is full time.
The appointment as a PhD fellow is for 3 years. It is conditioned upon the candidate’s success­ful enrolment in the PhD 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 candidate.
The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the University’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 26.755 DKK /approx. 3.567 EUR current level, plus pension.
Start date: 1 December 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter
Questions
For further information, applicants may contact the supervisor Associate Professor Jens C. Rekling, jrekling@sund.ku.dk or Administrator Lars Erik Kühl lars.kuhl@sund.ku.dk
Application procedure
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application must include the following documents in PDF format:
  • Cover letter stating the interest in and qualifications for the project (max. 1 page)
  • Full CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records, both from Bachelor’s and Master’s degree
  • Possible references
Application deadline is 2 October 2018
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.
The further process 
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.
The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.
Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.
You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/ 
The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7500 students, 1500 PhD students and 3200 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position.  

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Deadline: 2 October 2018
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Neurovidenskab

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PhD fellow in Optomechanical Quantum Sensors, Niels Bohr Institute

We are looking for highly motivated, excellent candidates with a master’s degree in physics or related fields, to advance our research with optomechanical quantum sensors and their application in classical and quantum sensing.

Project description

The Quantum Optomechanics group at the Niels Bohr Institute has pioneered a new approach to engineer mechanical sensors of unprecedented coherence. We now seek support in applying this new generation of devices as quantum sensors and transducers, for optomechanical quantum measurements, coupling of mechanical resonators to nuclear spins, subnanometer magnetic resonance imaging, and mass density measurements of individual molecules. The research is embedded in several international collaboration networks such as OMT and HOT, as well as a collaboration with experts at ETH Zurich in the field of force microscopy and magnetic quantum sensing.

The PhD student will implement new concepts for mechanical sensors and transducers, drawing on phononic engineering, parametric transduction and quantum feedback techniques. Knowledge and experience in any of the relevant fields—finite-element modeling (preferably MEMS, nanomechanics), nanofabrication, microwave and/or optical interferometry, photonic/phononic crystals, and basic quantum measurement theory—is a plus, but not a necessity. Enthusiasm to acquire, apply and advance scientific skills within a dynamic, hard-working and international team is key.

Principal supervisor is Prof. Albert Schliesser, Niels Bohr Institute, albert.schliesser@nbi.dk.

Job description

Your key tasks as a PhD student at Science are:

  • Manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • Stay at an external research institution
  • Work for the department

Formal requirements

Applicants should have an MSc degree in physics or engineering and good English skills.

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 312.879 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.219). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The position is open from 1 December 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Application Procedure

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

Please include

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Contact details (Name, telephone & email) of 1-3 references

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

The deadline for applications is 22 October 2018, 23:59 GMT +2.

More information 

For further information on the study structures, please see: www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please inquire with the principal supervisor.

Further information about the research can be found at http://slab.nbi.dk/

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Deadline: 22 October 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
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(211-0034/18-2H) PhD fellow in Science Education

PhD fellow in Science Education 
Department of Science Education 
Faculty of Science 
University of Copenhagen 
Department of Science Education, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Science Education commencing December 1st, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Description of the scientific environment 
The PhD fellow will become part of research group ‘Assessment,Teaching and Learning in Science Education‘ which studies teaching and learning processes in science education at all educational levels. A primary focus in the research is assessment of and for student learning but the group is also concerned with studying and improving science teacher’s professional development at both national and international levels.
In addition, the PhD fellow will be involved with teacher education at University College Copenhagen and the 5-year program ‘CopenhagenHonours Program’ (CHC) financed by Novo Nordisk Foundation, which will provide the context for the PhD project. CHC is an ambitious program for talented science teachers that offers them 30 ECTS supplementary education on top of the regular teacher education as well as opportunities to become part of research and development in schools.
Project description 
The PhD project will be part of the combined research effort related to CHC and must be focussed on how honours programmes can promote talent in science teachers and science education. Aside from this, the PhD fellow will be free to define the project in accordance with his or her background and research interests through consultation with the supervisors.
Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Jan Sølberg, Department of Science Education, jans@ind.ku.dk, +42 21697437.
Secondary supervisor is Prof. Dr. Marca Wolfensberger, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, m.v.c.wolfensberger@pl.hanze.nl, +31 505953019.
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 must either hold an MSc degree and have experience in conducting educational research or hold a MH degree relevant to educational research and have experience with science education. They must be able to communicate fluently (written and orally) in at least one Scandinavian language as well as English. In addition, applicants with work experience within talent or honours programmes as well as the Danish Basic School and/or teacher education will be preferred.
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 312.879 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.219). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Application Procedure 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
Please include  
  • Cover Letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
  • A proposed research plan (2-3 pages) including central research questions, theoretical considerations, plans for data collection and planned publications.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
The deadline for applications is October 4th, 2018, 23:59 GMT +2
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/. 
Questions 
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Associate Professor Jan Sølberg, Department of Science Education, jans@ind.ku.dk, +45 21697437. It is strongly advised that interested parties contact Jan Sølberg prior to applying.
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at https://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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Deadline: 4 October 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Science Education
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PhD scholarship(s) in Economics with specialization in discrete choice demand models based on entropy at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

This scholarship is part of a project funded by an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council, focussing on the development of a new generation of discrete choice models – so called generalized entropy models – that can be used to predict consumer demand in complex settings. The scholarship is offered from 1 February 2019 or earlier.
Deadline for applications: 1 November 2018.
The PhD programme provides PhD students with strong research training, preparing for a variety of careers within the private and public sectors. The programme includes the writing of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, and knowledge dissemination. The PhD programme must be undertaken as a four-year full-time study within the framework of the 4+4 study programme of the Faculty of Social Sciences or as a three-year full-time study within the 5+3 study programme.
The PhD project must fit into the agenda of developing generalized entropy models. This is a new kind of micro-econometric model that is relevant for modelling consumer demand in the form of discrete choices or market shares. Initial papers on generalized entropy are
  • Fosgerau, de Palma, Monardo (2018) Demand Models for Differentiated Products with Complementarity and Substitutability
  • Fosgerau, Melo, de Palma, Shum (2018) Discrete Choice and Rational Inattention: A General Equivalence Result
The PhD project should extend this line of research, focusing on the development and structural estimation of discrete choice demand models based on generalized entropy as well as their empirical application. The concept of generalized entropy is new; hence the project will be path-breaking in this respect.
The PhD student will join a growing team that currently consists of Mogens Fosgerau, Jesper Riis-Vestergaard Sørensen, Nikolaj Nielsen and Dennis Kristensen.
Qualifications and salary 
The ideal candidate has obtained a PhD in economics or a related field, demonstrating interest and ability in micro-economics, micro-econometrics, computer programming, and/or mathematics. The candidate must be motivated and able to engage in theoretical and empirical work, and have good oral and written communication skills.
Students who have completed a BSc plus 60 ECTS of an MSc degree programme would enrol as PhD students simultaneously with their enrolment in the MSc degree programme (4+4 PhD study programme). Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. Until an MSc degree is obtained, the grant is paid partly in the form of up to 48 state education grant portions (in Danish: SU-klip). More specifically the PhD student will be paid two grant portions per month plus salary for work (teaching, presentations etc.) which totals a workload of at least 280 hours. Payment and conditions of employment are determined in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Upon completion of the MSc degree the student is transferred to the salary-earning part of the PhD studies.
In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme in Economics the applicant must have completed a two-year MSc degree programme in Economics, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment. Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. In particular, applicants must have completed relevant advanced courses within the core disciplines of macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics. PhD students are paid a salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3-year period of time without additional pay.
Information 
Further information on the PhD study programme in Economics is available on the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences:
In English: https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english.  In Danish: https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/ Under “Legal basis” on the website you will find information about the rules and guidelines for the PhD programme, and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities.
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society and invites all qualified applicants, regardless of personal background, to apply for the positions.
In order to be awarded the PhD scholarship the applicant has to enroll as a PhD student in Economics at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.
Information about the scholarship can be obtained from professor Mogens Fosgerau, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, email: mogens.fosgerau@econ.ku.dk, tel. +45 35 33 42 72.
Applications 
The application can be in either Danish or English and should include a short motivation letter (maximum 1 page), a research project proposal, a study plan, a CV (including the applicant’s address and e-mail address), a list of publications (if any), a copy of the applicant’s Master thesis and a copy of the Master certificate.
Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that they are scanned and collected into one file.
The application must be submitted electronically no later than 1 November 2018.
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager (in this case the Head of Department) selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application have been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee.
The following criteria will be when shortlisting candidates for assessment:
1. Research qualifications as reflected in the project proposal.
2. Quality and feasibility of the project.
3. Qualifications and knowledge in relevant Economics disciplines.
4. Performance (grades obtained) in graduate and post-graduate studies.
5. Department of Economics can offer adequate supervision for the research topic in question.
Selected applicants will be notified of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk 
Applications sent by regular mail or by email or received after the deadline will not be taken into account.

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Deadline: 1 November 2018
Unit: Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Økonomisk Institut

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PhD Fellowship in Scientific Database Development

PhD Fellowship in Scientific Database Development (not excluding applicants that have submitted a PhD thesis but not yet defended)
The Computational Drug Design Group (Gloriam group), University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark and ENAMINE, Research and Development, Kiev, Ukraine wishes to employ a 3-year PhD Fellow for a Scientific Database Development project. The project starts 1. December 2018 or as soon as possible.
Groups 
ENAMINE (Kiev, Ukraine) will employ the fellow for the first 32 months. You will first train for 15 months at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) – the first 8 months jointly with 3 other project PhD Fellows. The next 17 months will be spent with two other fellow PhD students at ENAMINE (Kiev, Ukraine). During the final 4 months of the fellowship, the employer will be the University of Copenhagen, however with a flexible work place, as it is custom to use this time to write the PhD thesis with little other work.
The employer ENAMINE, has the world’s largest in-stock catalogue comprising over 2 million compounds and an excellent expertise in chemical databases and structure-based drug/ligand design.
The Gloriam group (gloriamgroup.org) conducts bioinformatics, scientific data analysis and computational drug design, tightly integrated with leading chemists and pharmacologists, and structure-function studies of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) – one of the largest drug target families. The group heads the GPCR community’s main database and web server, GPCRdb (GPCRdb.org) serving ~2,500 monthly users. The group has 15 members and has in the last 1.5 years published in e.g. Nature, Nature Chemistry, Nucleic Acids Research and Bioinformatics.
 
Project 
This position is one of five that are part of the EU-funded project, SAFER (www.safer-itn.eu). This is an ambitious interdisciplinary European Industrial Doctorates (EID) programme under the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA-ITN-EID, Grant agreement: 765657), which offers positions with competitive salaries and family allowances. All five PhD students/Researchers will obtain ample scientific, business and transferrable skills at excellent research environments meriting themselves for international academic or industrial careers.
The ultimate scientific goal for the SAFER program is to gain molecular understanding and improve selectivity in treatments of CNS-related disorders. This will be done with a particular focus on the serotonin 5-HT2A receptor – the primary target for many pharmaceuticals and hallucinogens. SAFER will design and prepare ligands for the receptor, generate and cross-interpret pharmacology and crystallographic data, and construct computational mechanistic models and databases that can explain and guide its experiments. This is fundamental to understand the biological and therapeutic effects, and to develop safer drugs.
Qualification requirements 
Mandatory requirements 
  • A MSc degree in in bioinformatics, computer sciences or similar
  • Solid knowledge in shell scripting, programming in Python or other languages, and web development
  • Some experience of molecular biology
  • Experience of data analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to independently learn new concepts and solve biological problems
  • Fluency in English and experience in writing scientific texts
  • The candidate must have less than 4 years of full time equivalent research experience and not have a doctoral degree, but may have submitted a PhD thesis.
  • The candidate must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in Ukraine for more than 12 months during the last 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment. Nationality is not an issue. All candidates fulfilling the above mentioned conditions are eligible for funding.
Additional meriting qualifications 
Experience of, and skills in:
  • G protein-coupled receptors
  • Analysis of molecular structures
Key criteria for the assessment of applicants 
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the project
  • Relevant work experience
  • Publications
  • Other professional activities
  • Language skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
Terms of employment 
The successful candidate will receive a salary in accordance with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions regulations and will be offered employment conditions in accordance with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions regulations for early stage researchers and Ukranian legislation. The exact salary will be specified in the employment contract.
The employer will provide a safe and secure working environment, and the employee must comply with general safety requirements, will be trained and obliged to sign the corresponding safety statement. Enamine will provide nice guesthouse living apartments in the proximity of Kiev and the Enamine site for a favourable price, if needed.
The SAFER project will finance the first 30 months of employment. Thereafter, the successful candidate will be offered additional employment for another 6 months. These 6 months of employment will be financed by other sources.
Questions
For further information, please contact Associate Professor David Gloriam via david.gloriam@sund.ku.dk or (+45) 93 56 54 49; or Professor Igor Komarov at Enamine via ik214@yahoo.com. Please note that applications cannot be submitted via email, but only via the online application system.
Application 
The application, in English, must be submitted in the online application form and cannot be submitted via email. The application must include the following appendices:
Appendix 1: curriculum vitae with documentation of education.
Appendix 2: a complete list of publications and list of submitted appendices.
Appendix 3: documentation of additional research qualifications.
ENAMINE and Ukraine 
ENAMINE Ltd was founded in 1991 based on the rapidly increasing demand for new chemical compounds due to increased high throughput screening at the time. In over 15 years ENAMINE has been a world leading provider of Screening Compounds and Building Blocks. In ENAMINE, great attention is paid to the development of original and unique chemistry as diverse techniques and methodologies are the main contributors to novel compounds in drug discovery and development. http://www.enamine.net/
Kiev, the capital of Ukraine with more than 3 million people is the administrative, economic, scientific, cultural and educational center of the country. The city is known for its beauty and invaluable historical and cultural monuments, the art and architecture of Kiev are considered world treasures. Kiev has a very rich cultural life, with theatre, art and musical events all year a round. Kiev is also the scientific and educational center of Ukraine with several universities and science academies. http://www.kiev.info/about/general.htm
University of Copenhagen and Denmark 
Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark. With 37,000 students and 9,000 employees, it is among the largest universities in Scandinavia and one of the highest ranking in Europe. The University consists of six faculties, which cover Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities, Law, Science, Social Sciences and Theology. Read more at www.sund.ku.dk and www.drug.ku.dk.
Copenhagen is a modern capital with plenty of opportunities in culture, design, architecture, restaurants and a diverse nightlife. At the same time, the city offers beaches, beautiful parks and green nature areas, and the Copenhageners bike everywhere. The Danish society prioritises a good work-life balance, and the work culture is well adjusted for families with children. Read more at https://ism.ku.dk/.
Deadline: 07-10-2018
Employer: ENAMINE (mo. 1-32) and UPCH (mo. 33-36)

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Deadline: 7 October 2018
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Lægemiddeldesign og Farmakologi

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PhD Fellowship in the study of unowned cats in Denmark

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

We are offering a PhD scholarship in Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences commencing 1 December 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Background

An unknown number of cats live without or with only a very loose connection to humans. Some of these cats have run away from private homes or have been abandoned by their owners. They can also be so-called “land cats” living in and around farms where they catch mice and rats and may to a minor degree be fed. Finally, cats without contact to humans exist.

Unowned cats will in many contexts be viewed as pests because they generate noise or leave their excrements in gardens, sandboxes and the like or because they predate on wildlife. According to current Danish legislation these cat may be caught and euthanized, provided they have no owner ID. Also, a number of animal welfare NGOs by different means try to deal with the problems faced by unowned cats. Even though these initiatives aim to allow as many of these cats as possible to go on living, a significant number of unowned cats are euthanized every year.

Project description

The aim of the project is to generate a comprehensive understanding of the status of the Danish population of cats living without a recognized owner. Focus will be on assessment of their prevalence, their distribution (between urban and rural areas and between different parts of the country, between unsocialized and socialized cats), and their living conditions and welfare (measured in terms of health, body condition etc.).

The starting point of the project will be a review of the international literature concerning free living cat populations. To describe the Danish situation a combination of epidemiological and sociological methods can be used. Existing data or biological material from shelters and other organisations or persons involved in managing unowned cats can feed into the project. Another way of gathering data will be to trap, count and assess the welfare of cats in selected areas. Finally, interviews and surveys involving persons who regularly deal with unowned cats, veterinarians, farmers or caretakers, can be used.

The findings of the project could feed into efforts by public authorities to manage unowned cats with the aim of among other things securing their welfare.

Principal supervisor is Professor Peter Sandøe, Department of Veterinary and Animal Science, email pes@sund.ku.dk.

Co-supervisors are Professor Søren Saxmose Nielsen and Associate Professor Thomas Bøker Lund

Start: 1 December 2018 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 research
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project

Required qualifications

  • A relevant candidate degree (e.g. MSc in Veterinary Science, Animal Science or Biology)
  • Interest in and talent for collecting and analysing data
  • Interest in and willingness to be involved in interdisciplinary collaboration
  • High motivation and basic scientific skills are essential
  • Good communication skills both oral and written, including English usage
  • Good collaborating skills are essential

General Job description

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

  • Manage, carry through and conclude your research projects, from experiments to analyses of samples
  • Actively participate in PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and finalize your PhD thesis
  • Participate in international congresses
  • Conduct a research stay at an institution abroad
  • Teach and disseminate your research

We offer

  • A highly important research topic, aiming to improve the health and welfare of unowned cats
  • A scientific environment with highly dedicated colleagues from wide academic backgrounds
  • An international work atmosphere with a large proportion of non-Danish co-workers
  • A research environment that strives to make a scientific and applied difference regarding the health and welfare of animals.

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates

  • The grade point average achieved in relevant University degrees
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
  • Previous publications (if any)
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Language skills, including English
  • Experience with projects involving complex datasets

The successful candidate is also required to be resourceful and to possess good interpersonal skills.

Place of employment 

The place of employment is at Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health, 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 and employment 

The employment as PhD fellow is a full time and for 3 years. Starting date is 1 January 2019.

The appointment as a PhD fellow is for 3 years. It is conditioned upon the candidate’s success¬ful enrolment in the PhD 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 candidate.

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

Questions 

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

General information about PhD programs 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. A certified/signed copy of Master of Science certificate. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline: 1 November 2018, 23.59pm CET 

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

The further process 

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

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

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

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

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

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Deadline: 1 November 2018
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

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PhD Fellowship in Feline Cardiology

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Faculty ofHealth and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD Fellowshipin feline cardiology to commence as soon as possiblethereafter. The position is limited to three years.

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

Background 

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy isthe most common heart disease in cats. Our research has provided new knowledgeabout genetic, molecular, diagnostic and clinical aspects of this intriguingdisease during the last 12 years.

The aims of this PhD programmeis to contribute to further in depth understanding of disease mechanism, earlyand better diagnostics and better treatment of familial heart diseases in cats.Furthermore, to contribute to breeding programmes and facilitate breeders toreduce the occurrence of a specific heart disease in their breed.

Projectdescription 

A final project description will be established incooperation with the principal supervisor, co-supervisors and collaboratingresearch groups. However, the candidate is encouraged to contribute to thedevelopment of the project description.

Principalsupervisor 

Professor Jørgen Koch, DVM, PhD

Co-supervisors:

Tobe appointed later

Requiredqualifications  

  • DVM degree
  • Authorization to practice veterinary medicine in Denmark
  • Danish or Scandinavian speaking, as the PhD student will have duties in the clinic including consults with Danish speaking clients
  • High motivation and basic scientific skills are essential
  • Good communication skills both oral and written, including English usage
  • Good collaborating skills are essential
  • Documented job experience from specialized small animal cardiology practice
  • Documented experience with advanced echocardiography eg. TDI and speckle tracking

General Job description 

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

  • Manage, carry through and conclude your research projects, from experiments to analyses of samples
  • Participate in relevant clinical activities in our feline cardiology clinic and screening programmes
  • Actively participate in PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and finalize your PhD thesis
  • Participate in national and international congresses
  • Conduct a research stay at an institution abroad
  • Teach and disseminate your research

Weoffer 

  • A highly important research topic, aiming to improve the health of cats
  • A scientific environment with highly dedicated colleagues at a University Veterinary Teaching Hospital and veterinary clinical department
  • A research environment that strives to make a scientific and applied difference in feline health with comparative aspects

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates 

  • The grade point average achieved in relevant University degrees
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
  • Previous publications (if any)
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Language skills, including English
  • Experience with veterinary cardiology and advanced echocardiography

The successful candidate is also required to beresourceful and to possess good interpersonal skills.

Formal requirements 

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

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

Termsof employment  

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointmentare set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC(Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevantprofessional organisations. Dependingon seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 25.759 (ca. 3.434 EUR) pluspension. The position is covered by the Job Structure forAcademic Staff at Universities (2013).

The appointment as a PhD fellow is for 3 years. It isconditioned upon the candidate’s successful enrolment in the PhD school at theFaculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requiressubmission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulatedby the candidate.

Questions

For further informationabout the position please contact professor Jørgen Koch, email koch@sund.ku.dk.  For any administrative queries please contactAcademic Officer Marie-Louise Rosenlund, email mlr@sund.ku.dk.

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

General information about PhD programmes at theFaculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available on the Graduate School’swebsite: http://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/.

Applicationprocedure

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

  • Cover letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
  • CV
  • Diploma and detailed transcripts of records
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any), peer reviewed and other
  • Personal recommendations(if any)
  • A maximum of 3 relevant scientific works which the applicant wishes to be included in the assessment (if any)

The deadline for applications is 1 October 2018. Anyapplications received after this time or incomplete will not be considered.

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

The further process 

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

Assessment: The selected applicationswill be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 onthe Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities and the University ofCopenhagen’s guidelines 2013. The Assessment Committee makes a non-prioritizedassessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to thementioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed inthe advertisement.

Please note that theapplicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires furtherdocumentation.

The University of Copenhagenwishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from allqualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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Deadline: 1 October 2018
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Klinisk Medicin
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PhD fellow in quantum phenomena in hybrid superconductor-nanoelectronic systems

Sino-Danish Center, Nano-ScienceCenter, Center for Quantum Devices

Niels Bohr Institute

Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

Sino-Danish Center, Nano-Science Center and Center for Quantum Devices, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in the Center for Quantum Devices commencing 1 November 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter or upon agreement. The successful applicant is expected to spend 12 months in total with one of our collaboration partners with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

Description of the scientific environment 

Sino-Danish Center is a partnership between all eight Danish universities, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). SDC’s activities include Danish-Chinese research collaboration within five selected focus areas, seven affiliated Master’s programmes with an annual intake of approximately 150 master’s students and training of a large number of PhD students.

The Nano-Science Center at the University of Copenhagen brings together researchers from the areas of chemistry, physics, biotechnology and medicine in a strong cross-disciplinary environment. Combined with close ties to the international research community and cooperation with private companies, these features make the Center a strong base for science of international excellence.

The Center for Quantum Devices is a basic research center supported by the Danish National Research Foundation, comprising materials research, experimental physics, nanoelectronics and condensed matter theory.

Further information about Sino-Danish Center, Nano-Science Center and the Center for Quantum devices can be found at http://sdc.university/, https://nano.ku.dk/english/research and http://www.qdev.dk respectively.

Project description 

This PhD project will be aimed at understanding quantum phenomena and quantum states in hybrid nanoelectronic systems based on superconductors and semiconductor nanowires or other material systems. The research involves fabrication and design of novel hybrid devices, cryogenic transport experiments, data analysis, interactions with theoretical physicists, and supervision of bachelor and master students. An integral part of the project is further to expand existing collaboration on these systems or other emerging quantum materials with partners at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Kasper Grove-Rasmussen, Center for Quantum Devices, E-mail: k_grove@fys.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 53642963. Co-supervisor Professor Per Hedegård.

Job description

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

  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • Work for the department

Part of the project will be carried out in China (12 months in total, can be divided into shorter stays, e.g. 2×6 months, 3×4 months)

Formal requirements

Applicants should have a background in experimental physics. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience. Experimental experience in nanoscale device fabrication, electrical transport measurements at cryogenic temperatures and advanced data acquisition/analysis is highly relevant.

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 312.879 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.219). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure 

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

Please include  

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

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

The deadline for applications is 27 September 2018, 23:59 GMT +2.  

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

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

Questions 

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

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

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Deadline: 27 September 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
Email: k_grove@fys.ku.dk
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PhD student in stem cell biology

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem) at Facultyof Health & Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen is looking fora PhD student to join the Semb lab starting January 2019 or upon agreement withthe chosen candidate.

Theposition as PhD student is for 3 years.

We are seeking a highly motivated and ambitiouscandidate to join the Semb lab with the following project:

Job description  

Allocation of the endocrine lineage and b-cell specificationpresent two central steps in endocrinogensis. Although, both steps involveinhibition of Notch signalling, the co-ordination of these two main steps remainsunknown. This expected result is due to incomplete understanding of the signalsthat instruct fate decision of the Neurogenin 3+ multipotentendocrine progenitors. To this end, in this project, we will investigate bywhich extracellular cues the already well-characterized transcriptional machineryinvolved in lineage decisions is regulated. Using directed differentiation ofhESCs into beta-like cells and small molecule inhibitors, we will be able to understand how multiple fate dictating signals areintegrated to define the pancreatic lineages. This work will lead to an understanding of thecellular complexity of the human developing pancreas, and it will provide uswith new insight into how endocrine commitment and beta-cell specification are co-ordinated.The project will involve work with human pluripotent stem cell cultures and in-vivomouse experiments. A strong educational background and experience within the field ofdevelopmental biology and/or stem cell biology would enhance the relevance ofthe candidate.

Qualifications  

  • Candidates must hold a master’s degree in molecular medicine, biotechnology, biology or similar, and possess a general understanding of developmental and/or stem cell biology.
  • Practical experience in working with stem cells cultures is considered of great advantage.
  • Practical project experience in basic lab techniques (i.e. cell culture, molecular cloning, RNA isolation, qRT-PCR, Western blotting, imaging using confocal microscopy) is considered beneficial.
  • Good English communication skills, both oral and written, are prerequisite for the successful candidate.

Terms of salary, work, and employment 

Theemployment is for 3 years as PhD student and is scheduled to start on January2019 or upon agreement with the chosen candidate. The employment as a PhD student is conditioned upon a positiveassessment of the candidate’s research performance and enrolment in theGraduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. The PhD studymust be completed in accordance with the ministerial orders from the Ministryof Education on the PhD degree and the University’s rules on achieving thedegree.

Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with theprovisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Government and AC(the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). In addition to thebasic salary a monthly contribution to a pension fund is added (17.1% of thesalary). The place of work is at DanStem, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 3B, Copenhagen.

 

The application must include:  

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae incl. education, experience, previous employments, language skills and other relevant skills
  • Copy of diplomas/degree certificate(s).

About DanStem TheNovo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology – DanStem – addressesbasic research questions in stem cell and developmental biology and translatesresults from basic research into new strategies and targets for the developmentof new therapies for diabetes and cancer. DanStem was established as a resultof a series of international recruitments coupled with internationallyrecognized research groups focused on insulin producing beta cells and cancerresearch already located at the University of Copenhagen.

Questions 

For further information about the position please contact Professor Henrik Semb by e-mail: henrik.semb@sund.ku.dk.

How to apply

The application, in English, must be submittedelectronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Only applications received in time and consisting of the above listeddocuments will be considered. Applications and/orany material received after deadline will not be taken into consideration.

The application willbe assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 284 of 25 April 2008 on theAppointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

 

Application deadline: October 1, 2018. 

Assessment procedure  

After the expiry of thedeadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selectsapplicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. Allapplicants are then immediately notified whether their application has beenpassed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicantsare notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has theopportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to theapplicant him/herself.

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

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

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Deadline: 1 October 2018
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: DanStem

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2 PhD fellows in Medical Humanities/Science and Technology Studies

Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen, is offering two 3-year PhD scholarships in Medical Humanities/Science and Technology Studies as part of the interdisciplinary project ‘Microbes on the Mind’, commencing early 2019.

Research Environment

Medical Museion is an innovative and exciting house where research, museum work and public engagement are brought together at the intersection of medicine, culture and society. It is a university research department as well as a public museum and we believe it makes a difference to do research within a public environment, where new ideas and understandings can be brought to light. Our exhibitions and events are often approached as a kind of laboratory for research, and we are keen to push the boundaries of what research might be, and what it can lead to.

We are fundamentally concerned with the place of medicine within social and cultural contexts and welcome different perspectives on our relationship to the body, health and the existential sides of our physical being; as well as the materiality, history, philosophy, aesthetics, and epistemic workings of medical science. We hold some of the finest and most fascinating medical/historical collections in Europe, and are keen to know much more about them, as well as how they can be inspiringly used in a museum environment. We are also interested in practice-based research that touches on curatorial practice, visitor experience, and exhibition design.

Project Description 

In the last decade, a new scientific research field has grown up around a startling insight: the trillions of bacteria that live in our gut seem to affect how the brain develops and functions. Researchers have begun to investigate the role of gut bacteria in mental conditions such as schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, stress and autism. Whilst this scientific research is still at an early stage, results are already escaping the laboratory and catching the attention of journalists, doctors, and patients alike. This demands humanities research that asks: what does microbiome research mean for our understanding of mental illness and its treatment?

The Velux foundation-funded research project Microbes on the Mind addresses this question, running across three analytical domains: science, media culture, and personal experience. The project explores the creation of meaning in each domain, and how the three domains mutually shape each other. The methods include open, experimental workshops in the Mind the Gut exhibition at Medical Museion, which test and further develop the analysis, whilst also bringing novel humanities-grounded health research into the public sphere. As part of this process, the project team will work with a poet and rhetorician, and contribute to co-authored publications about the experimental research methods.

The 2 PhD projects will focus respectively on: 

•1) Scientific discourse about the relationship between microbes and the mind. This will include mapping the scientific literature, informed by interviews with scientists, and developing a theoretical framework to guide more targeted analysis of the aspects of scientific research most relevant for our cultural understanding of the microbe/mind relationship. This project will fall roughly within STS or History and Philosophy of Science depending on the eventual focus, and follows previous work examining how neuroscience has shaped our understanding of the relationship between mind and body.

•2) How connections between microbes and the mind are experienced and perceived by patients, doctors, and consumers. This will include an initial mapping of domains in which these connections are experienced, using materials such as patient blogs, product advertisements, and interviews with doctors and citizens intervening in the microbiome. Focus areas for in-depth textual analysis and fieldwork will then be developed, and interviews conducted to uncover how connections between microbes and the mind are experienced in everyday contexts. This project will fall roughly within the areas of anthropology or sociology of science, depending on the eventual focus.

The precise focus, materials, and methodology adopted will be shaped by the successful candidates, and evolve in close dialogue with the other arms of the project. Both fellows will participate in collective research workshops in which team members will exchange materials and analytic concepts, and in public activities that enter into dialogue with the developing research. These activities will be based in and draw from the Mind the Gut exhibition that opened in Autumn 2017.

The PhD fellows will join an immediate team including grant holder and primary supervisor Louise Whiteley, Associate Professor Adam Bencard, and a research manager. The fellows will also be integrated into the wider environment of Medical Museion, and will be expected to contribute to its public activities. They will join a cohort of 3-4 further PhD fellows sitting at Medical Museion, and will be affiliated with the wider graduate programme in Medicine, Culture, and Society, situated in the dynamic and interdisciplinary Department of Public Health.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Louise Whiteley, Medical Museion, Department of Public Health. Email: lowh@sund.ku.dk, Tel: +45 21126712. 

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; at Medical Museion this can comprise museum work

•Teach and disseminate your research

•Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates 

Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g.

•Science and Technology Studies

•Science Communication

•Medical Humanities

•Anthropology or Sociology of Medicine

•History and Philosophy of Science

•Cultural Studies

•Museum Studies

In other words, applicants should have some experience with qualitative or humanities research, and a demonstrable interest in medicine, the body, medical experience, or biomedical sciences. Courses can be taken to develop the relevant research skills, including textual analysis and interview skills. Experience or demonstrable interest in public communication or cultural production are a bonus.

Other important criteria are:

•You must be enterprising and possess good interpersonal skills

•Previous publications or other relevant forms of cultural production

•Qualitative research experience

•Demonstrable interest or experience in public communication or museum work is a plus

•Fluent academic English.

Terms of employment

The position is available for a 3-year period.

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organizations. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013.

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 321,054 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,349). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure 

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

Please include 

•2 page Cover Letter, specifying which of the two projects you are applying for, and detailing your motivation and background for being part of the Microbes on the Mind project. Include initial ideas about how the project theme could be addressed.

•CV, including list of publications if relevant

•Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)

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

•Documentation of English language qualifications, cf. general rules and guidelines, p. 5

•Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-2 academic references. They will only be contacted if candidates are selected for interview.

The deadline for applications is 15th November 2018. Applications received later than this date will not be considered.

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

You can read more about the 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.

Questions 

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

General information about PhD programs at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available at the Graduate School’s website

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. 

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Deadline: 15 November 2018
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Folkesundhedsvidenskab

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PhD position in crystal growth and characterization of superconducting materials at the Microsoft Quantum Materials Lab, Niels Bohr Institute

The Microsoft Quantum Materials Lab is a new state-of-the-art laboratory for both basic research and quantum materials engineering at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen and Microsoft Quantum. The laboratory is based on synthesis and characterization of quantum materials grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy methods. The research center, which is sponsored by Microsoft Research, is aiming at developing quantum information processing hardware.

The position  

The Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen and Microsoft Quantum Materials Lab, Copenhagen, announces the opening of a PhD position to develop hybrid epitaxial semiconductor-magnetic-superconductor materials for novel quantum electronic structures. The project work will involve bottom-up nano-structured crystal growth by Molecular Beam Epitaxy, structural, compositional and electronic characterization, with the overarching goal of making low dimensional components for topological quantum information processing.

Information about Niels Bohr Institute can be found at nbi.dk. Information about Microsoft Quantum can be found here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/quantum/

The position is open from 1 December 2018 or by arrangement.

The candidate

The successful applicant, who should have a background in physics or material science, and preferably in semiconductor crystal growth and characterization (using methods like electron microscopy and scanning tunneling microscopy), will work as a PhD student under the Microsoft Quantum project at the University of Copenhagen.

For inquiries, contact principal supervisor Peter Krogstrup, krogstrup@nbi.dk

Terms of appointment and payment  

The PhD position has a duration of three years, and includes obligations as teaching assistant, courses and travelling. 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 312.879 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.219). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application  

Applicants are requested to submit their applications electronically. Apply by clicking “Apply online”.

Please send an application that describes your background and research interests. Enclose CV with publication list, short description of your work relevant to the research field (e.g. thesis), and names and contact information on preferably three scientific referees. The candidates should include a certified list of university courses and grades.

The deadline for applications is 8 October 2018, 23:59 GMT +2 

As an equal opportunity’s employer, the University of Copenhagen invites applications from all interested candidates, regardless of gender, age, religion or ethnic origin.

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

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Deadline: 8 October 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
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Vacancy: Full Time PhD position, Free University of Brussels

The Centre for Ethics of the Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, www.ethu.be), in collaboration with the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre (University of Copenhagen, www.teol.ku.dk/skc/english/), offers a full time PhD position in the fields of Philosophy, Theology and Communication Sciences. The vacancy is open for a research position of 3 years, in order to realize a Joint-PhD in philosophy, theology or communication sciences. The position starts December 1st 2018, and is supervised by Prof. Karl Verstrynge and Prof. Joakim Garff.

Candidates are expected to show strong affinity with and interest in the domain of philosophy, theology or media sociology, hold an academic master degree in the large field of humanities and dispose of excellent knowledge of English. Demonstrable affinity with existential philosophy, the thought of Søren Kierkegaard or digital culture is advisable.

The selected candidate will work some semesters at VUB (Brussels) and some at KUA (Copenhagen).

Applications are to be sent latest by October 1st 2018 to Prof. Karl Verstrynge. When applying, a motivation and an elaborated vision (max. 5 pages) on the theme under concern are expected to be included with the CV. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

Contact information: 

Prof. dr. K. Verstrynge

Dept. of Philosophy

Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Pleinlaan 2

B-1050 Brussels

E-mail: karl.verstrynge@vub.be

Tel.: (0032) 2-629 2596

Description of the research theme: 

With the proliferation and merging of telecommunication media and Internet culture, immediacy has become the cultural principle of western, industrialized societies. In this research project, we build upon the idea that immediacy contributes to instant live connectivity. In particular, the growing gamut of ubiquitous social media platforms and Internet-mediated social interaction is producing a new culture of self and sociality. The founding question of this project is: How does the culture of ‘immediate connectivity’ and ‘connected immediacy’ impact on the development of individuality, here understood as the existential-ethical task of becoming an onlife self? The proposed research design combines a theoretical study with an empirical investigation of the phenomenological experience of the internet driven culture of immediacy. In taking this point of departure we draw upon Kierkegaard’s philosophy of selfhood and his elaboration of the notion of immediacy as a key concept in his description of existential-ethical striving. In doing so we move away from pessimistic accounts towards a more balanced interpretation of

selfhood in contemporary cultures of immediacy and connectivity, combining an existential-ethical approach with media-philosophical research and media studies

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: 1 October 2018
Unit: Det Teologiske Fakultet
Campus: Free University of Brussels/Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre

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PhD position available at the interdisciplinary center for the interface of physics and dynamics in biology: StemPhys, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

A PhDscholarship at the interface of physics and cell dynamics is offered atStemPhys, University of Copenhagen, from January 1st 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

About StemPhys  

StemPhys is a new interdisciplinary initiative joiningforces of physics and stem cell biology with the goal of advancing ourknowledge of stem cell commitment and controlling the differentiation process.Six core groups at the University of Copenhagen constitute StemPhys, three instem cell and developmental biology from DanStem, Faculty of Health and threegroups covering both theoretical and experimental physics, from the Niels BohrInstitute, Faculty of Science. StemPhys is financed by the Danish NationalResearch Foundation for a period of 6 years and commenced April 1st 2015. Details can be found at www.stemphys.ku.dk 

What we are lookingfor 

We are looking for a talented, highly motivated andcreative scientist who is interested in exploring questions at the interfacebetween physics and dynamics in cell biology.  The successful candidates must have excellent English skills, bothwritten and oral. The position will mainly deal with modelling of complexphenomena in biology often inspired by experimental data. We have close collaborationswith labs at Harvard, Chicago, Bangalore and Copenhagen and expect thesuccessful candidate to visit them. The focus will be on:

1) Investigations of temporal variations andoscillations of proteins in single cells applying dynamical complex systems.Coupling between biological oscillators and synchronization will be studiedboth in space and time. However, independent initiatives in related directionsare highly encouraged.

2) The role of oscillations in stemcell differentiation. To understand early embryo development through collectedtime series of fluorescently labeled reporter lines. Analyze the time series toinvestigate how the dynamics of the transcription factors relates to the fateof differentiating cells.

The successful candidate must hold a Masters orBachelor degree in physics, biophysics or related disciplines.

What we offer 

We offer a highly creative and exciting researchatmosphere at the vibrant border between physics and stem cell biology. The PhDfellowship is given in accordance with Danish legislation and will typicallyrun for 3-4 years. The salary is set accordingly to Danish Union Contractswhich are quite competitive on an international scale.

Application andselection process: 

The application deadline is October 1st 2018. As part of the online applicationprocedure candidates will be required to upload a CV with detailed informationabout their previous carrier and work, upload exam certificates, and upload amotivation letter explaining their scientific focus and how it relates toStemPhys projects. After a first selection round, thecandidates on the short list will be invited for an oral interview inCopenhagen.

Employer: University of Copenhagen

Website: www.stemphys.ku.dk

Employment type: Temporary

Job hours: Full-time (37 hours per week)

For further information please contact Prof. Mogens H.Jensen (mhjensen@nbi.dk),Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen.

Job description 

Your key tasks as aPhD student or post doc at the University of Copenhagen:

  • Manage and carry through your research project
  • Take PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Participate in conferences
  • Stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Teach and disseminate your research

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates 

  • A master’s or bachelor’s degree related to the subject area of the project
  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Language skills
  • Marks obtained during the first year of study on the master programme (only relevant for applicants applying for a 4-year scholarship)

Formal requirements

The PhD position is available for a 3-year period for applicants holding arelevant master’s degree or for a 4-year period for applicants who are hold abachelor’s degree. If currently enrolled in a MSc programme, at the time ofcommencement, applicants for the 4-year period must have approximately one yearof study remaining before graduating from their MSc programme.

Terms ofemployment 

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

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

For the 3 years stipend (for candidates with a master’sdegree) the starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 312,879 includingannual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43,219). Negotiation for salarysupplement is possible. For the 4 year stipend (for candidates with a bachelordegree), until the qualifying exam the salary will be somewhat lower.

ApplicationProcedure 

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

Please include

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

The University wishes our staffto reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applicationsfrom all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Application

The deadline forapplications is October 1st 2018. Applicationsreceived later than this date will not be considered. The expected startingdate is January 1st 2019.

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

The main criterion forselection will be the research potential of the applicant and the abovementioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formallyapply 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 specificinformation about the PhD scholarship, please contact the scientist mentionedabove.

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE isavailable at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/research/phd/student/filer/Faculty_PhD_Rules_12-12-17.pdf/.

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Deadline: 1 October 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
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PhD fellows in Organic Chemistry / Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry

Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND)

Department of DrugDesign and Pharmacology is offering 3 three-year PhD fellowships in organic chemistry/radiopharmaceuticalchemistry. The PhD fellowships are financed by the EU via a MC-ITN-ETN action. Assuch, the PhD fellowships are a part of a training programme PET-AlphaSy consistingin total 15 PhD students located in 5 European countries (Denmark, Sweden,Netherlands, Germany, Belgium). The PhD fellowships will attend common trainingsessions, e.g. within radiopharmaceutical chemistry or imaging and havesecondments at the corresponding partner universities. The fellowships are availablefrom 1 December 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The positions areconditional on receiving the grant from the EU. Currently, the University ofCopenhagen is within the negotiation phase with the EU.

1. Projectdescription

Nanomedicines havebeen proven to be beneficial in diagnosis and therapy. In vivo imaging studieswith the help of labeled structures are crucial to develop new nanomedicinalbased drugs. In this project, we will develop a new imaging method based onbioorthogonal chemistry. The tetrazine ligation will be used to establish a socalled pretargeted imaging approach that will be applied to blood-brain-barrier(BBB) permeable antibodies. A set of tetrazines will be synthesized and evaluated in respect to reaction kinetics,ADME properties, BBB permeability and metabolism. Most promising compounds willbe radiolabeled with fluorine-18 and subsequently evaluated in an in vivo system that will bedeveloped within our MC-ITN-ETN network. The project is mainly organicchemistry focused and spiced up with radioactive work. BBB permeable antibodieswill be provided from a small-medium sized enterprise, BioArctic, Sweden. Invivo evaluation studies will mainly be carried out at the Werner SiemensImaging Center, Tuebingen, Germany. A 3 monthstay abroad at both partners is requested.

Principal supervisor isAssociate Professor, Matthias Herth, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology,E-mail:  matthias.herth@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 93565414.

2. Projectdescription 

Pretargeted imagingdisplays a novel possibility to image targets with monoclonal antibodies (mAb) withimproved imaging contrast and lower radiation dose. The tetrazine ligation isone of the most promising bioorthogonal reaction for pretargeted strategies. Inthis project, a blood-brain-barrier (BBB) permeable antibody will befunctionalized selectively with trans-cyclooctene(TCO) functional groups. These TCO groups will enable the selective binding of radiolabeledtetrazines to the mAb in vivo via pretargeted chemistry. Tetrazines will bedeveloped by PhD fellows within our MC-ITN-ETNnetwork and blood-brain-barrier (BBB) permeable antibodies will be provided by H. Lundbeck A/S, Denmark. Inparticular, this project is focused on novel strategic ideas to increase theamount of TCOs per mAb without disturbing the biological integrity of the mAb.Organic chemistry, ADME studies and biopharmaceutical chemistry techniques arethe basis of this project. In vivo evaluation studies will mainly be carried outat the Uppsala University, Sweden and mAb conjugation chemistry at H. Lundbeck A/S,Denmark. Minimum 3 month stay at bothpartners is requested.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor, Matthias Herth, Departmentof Drug Design and Pharmacology, E-mail:  matthias.herth@sund.ku.dk , Direct Phone: +45 93565414.

3. Projectdescription 

Affinitydetermination, biodistribution and metabolism studies are crucial factors whiledeveloping new drugs. This project is embedded in the development of novelPositron-Emission-Tomography (PET) tracers and aims to 3H-label andevaluate prime candidates that will be developed within our MC-ITN-ETNnetwork. These new entities will be used to study ADME and bindingcharacteristics before PET studies are initiated. Small molecules as well asbiomolecules will be target molecules and as such a broad set of labelingtechniques and precursor and reference compounds syntheses will be the majortask of this project. This project is a central part of our MC-ITN-ETN networkand connects the work between 6 PhD studies mainly developing new drugs and 3PhD students working to evaluate these structures. Industrial expert knowledgein respect to 3H-labeling will be provide by Novo Nordisk, Denmark. Evaluationstudies will mainly be conducted at Stichting VUMC, The Netherlands. A 3 month stay abroad at both partners is requested.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor, Matthias Herth, Departmentof Drug Design and Pharmacology, E-mail:  matthias.herth@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 93565414.

Requiredqualifications

As an applicantyou must have:

  • Obtained a Master´s degree in chemistry, pharmacy or related areas prior to the starting date
  • Fluency in English and excellent communication skills

Formal requirements and eligibility

At the time of commencement,it is required that the candidates have not been awarded a PhD degree and arewithin the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers.Furthermore, the candidates must not have resided or carried out their mainactivity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3years immediately prior to their recruitment.

Preferred qualifications

We arelooking for highly motivated individuals with a strong background in/experiencewith organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, radiochemistry, pharmacy orsimilar.

Job description

Your keytasks as a PhD fellow at the Faculty are to:

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

Key criteria for theassessment of applicants 

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

Formal requirements 

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

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

Terms of employment

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

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministryof Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations onAcademics in the State and according to the rules and regulations laid down byEuropean Union’s Horizon 2020 Marie Curie Initial Training Networks. Theposition is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities(2013).

Questions

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

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

Application procedure 

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically byclicking APPLY NOW above for each project of interest.

Your application must include:

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

Deadline forapplications 30 September 2018 

Please note that only online applications will be accepted. Applicationsreceived later than this date will not be considered.

The further process

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

Assessment: The selectedapplications will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities and theUniversity of Copenhagen’s guidelines 2013. The Assessment Committee makes anon-prioritised assessment of the academic qualifications and experience withrespect to the mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and otherrequirements listed in the advertisement.

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

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

An answer as to the granting of the fellowship can beexpected approx. 4 weeks after application deadline.

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Deadline: 30 September 2018
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Lægemiddeldesign og Farmakologi
Email: marianne.joergensen@sund.ku.dk
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(Re-advertisement) PhD scholarship in digital media research

The Department of Media, Cognition, and Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a 3-year PhD scholarship to be filled by November 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidates will be affiliated with the ‘Personalizing the professional’ project sponsored by the Independent Research Fund Denmark.

Description of the project 

The widespread adoption of mobile media such as smartphones enable us to be ‘always on’ – reachable regardless of our physical location and social activities. The perpetual availability of our relevant social contexts via the smartphone entails an increased interlacing of formerly separate social contexts, perhaps most significantly: personal life and work life. ‘Personalizing the professional: changing genres at the work/life intersection’ will undertake empirical studies of communicative practices and genre colonies emerging at the intersection between work life and personal life, departing from contemporary developments within organizational communication: social media-based intranet solutions and corporate health tracking programs via smartphone applications and wearables. The project advances scholarly understanding of how these professional-personal communicative practices reflect peoples’ experiences and efforts to draw or dissolve contextual boundaries and manage the relationship between work and personal life.

The PhD candidate will be an integral part of the research environment in Communication and IT and work in close collaboration with and under the supervision of the Principle Investigator of the project, Associate Professor Stine Lomborg. The successful candidate will participate both in formal project events and in informal deliberations throughout the project; he or she will have the opportunity both to pursue personal research interests and to contribute to the overall theoretical and methodological framework of Personalizing the professional. The candidate will join a wider interdisciplinary research environment centered in the University of Copenhagen’s Center for Communication and Computing and its research group on Digital Communication and Aesthetics. In addition to coursework and other institutional obligations, the PhD candidate will undertake the following main activities:

•Nine months of ethnographic fieldwork in 3-4 organizations, mainly in Denmark

•review of regulatory regimes and existing research in their fieldwork area

•participation in analyses of emerging genre colonies and participants’ experiences of the interlacing of work and personal life

•contributions to the dissemination of project findings and other outreach.

The successful PhD candidate must be fluent in spoken and written academic English and Danish. Prior experience with empirical fieldwork in professional organizations and/or digital media research within media and communication studies will be considered an advantage, but is not a requirement. It is expected that the successful candidate will be present, part of the research group, and engaged in the activities of the project on a daily basis.

Departing from the Personalizing the professional project framework, the PhD project description must include:

•a main section outlining preliminary research questions, theoretical ideas, methodological considerations, and a time schedule for a nine-month ethnographic fieldwork covering the use of social media-based intranet solutions in Denmark

•a section identifying preliminary issues to be addressed in a review of regulatory issues pertaining to organizational communication and digital media

•a section discussing how insights from the fieldwork may inform and complement the self-tracking and genre components of the project.

Please note that the project proposal must lie within the overall framework of Personalizing the professional. For further information, including a copy of the project framework, please contact the Principal Investigator of the project, Associate Professor Stine Lomborg: slomborg@hum.ku.dk

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.

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

 

Admission requirements 

Applicants need to hold a two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent. Applicants must have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application deadline, you must include a statement (pre-approval) from your university declaring that you have been awarded the master degree.

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

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

Application requirements 

Project description 

The application must include a detailed project description containing the overall objectives, reflections on the intended PhD project’s method and design as well as a timetable.

Please note: The project description must not exceed 12,000 characters (including title, table of content, punctuation, spacing, study plan, figures, footnotes, and references etc., but excluding bibliography). If the extent is exceeded your application will not be taken into consideration. Please specify the amount of characters used at the top (left/right) of your research proposal. Please send the research proposal in an editable format.

Furthermore, please note: Text in additional application documents (e.g. a CV) which could be considered as supplementary text to the project description will be included in the calculation of the characters in the project description.

General guidelines on how to make a research proposal are available here:

CV

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

Statement of consent 

Statements of consent can be submitted with the application. For example, agreement of access to special archives, agreement of exchange at an international university, or a statement of consent from a potential supervisor/ co-supervisor etc.

Recommendations and publications 

Do NOT upload or submit cover letters, recommendations, publications or your Master thesis.

Diploma and transcript of records 

The following documentation must be submitted:

•A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)

•A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)

•A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma

•A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)

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

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

•A state-authorized translator and interpreter

•The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made

•A Danish consulate/embassy

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

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

Please read about admission requirements and application requirements on our website.

The recruitment process 

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

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

For further information on the recruitment process please see Copenhagen University’s website: .

Enrolment

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

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

Read more about the structure of the PhD programme and what it means to be enrolled as a PhD student via this link:

For more information about the PhD School, click here

Terms of employment

PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. According to the agreement, PhD scholars are obliged – without any additional remuneration – to perform tasks assigned to them corresponding to 840 working hours over the three years.

For further information on employment, please see the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Please read more here.

Please note that it is normally a precondition for employment that the applicant in question does not already have a PhD degree. Applicants who have already obtained a PhD degree will, as a main rule, be dismissed.

Contact 

For any further questions, please contact the PhD Administration, HR South and City Campus, University of Copenhagen via this e-mail: phd@hrsc.ku.dk

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

Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 30 September 2018 at 23.59 (11.59 pm) (CEST).

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

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Deadline: 30 September 2018
Unit: Det Humanistiske Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Medier, Erkendelse og Formidling
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