We are offering a PhD scholarship in Bioinformatics to elucidate genetic and transcriptional networks that regulate human germline development. The PhD will commence April 1st, 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.
Our group and research
The Hoffmann lab focuses on genome stability and epigenetic regulation of genome diversification in the human germline. The lab focuses on exploring genome changes and its implications for fertility and reproductively health. We collaborate across disciplines and partake in Consortia such as the ReproUnion (www.reprounion.eu) and the International Human Aneuploidy Consortium.
This PhD project will focus on integrating transcriptional, epigenetic, and genetic data in assessing genome stability as well as embryonic development in mammals, including human. The project will focus on developing new methods of assessing heterogeneity in the expression profiles of mammalian oocytes and embryos, with a few of exploring new regulators that may facilitate improved embryo formation and IVF treatment in human.
Principal supervisor is Professor Eva Hoffman, Center for Chromosome Stability, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Copenhagen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Start: Spring 2019.
Duration: 3 years as a PhD student
- 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
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person with the following competences and experience:
- Must hold a Master’s degree in Bioinformatics, or Computational Biology.
- Experience in one or more of the following methodologies: epigenetics, transcriptomics, high-throughput data analysis, mathematical modelling and network generation.
- Research experience in analyses of single-cell and multi-omics data in embryo developmental is an advantage.
- The candidate should have solid programming skills (Python and/or R) and Unix/Linux.
- Skills in high performance computing and experience with Computerome are desirable.
- Knowledge of, and interest in cellular and molecular biology is necessary.
- Strong communication and collaboration skills, including the ability to work well in an international academic setting.
- Ability to work in a team of multidisciplinary scientists, and independently with minimal direction.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
- A track record of publication-standard research is required
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. bioinformatics.
Other important criteria are:
- The grade point average achieved
- Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
- Previous publications
- Relevant work experience
- Other professional activities
- Curious mind-set with a strong interest in embryo development
- English language skills
Place of employment
The place of employment is at Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories.
Terms of employment and employment
The employment as PhD fellow is a full time and for 3 years. Starting date is April 1, 2019 or after agreement.
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 (April 2018-level) plus pension.
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/
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application must include the following documents in PDF format:
- Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
- CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
- 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
- Publication list (if possible)
Application deadline: January 31, 2019, 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.
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: 31 January 2019
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
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Post expires on Thursday January 31st, 2019