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PhD fellowship in Science Education at Department of Pharmacy

We are offering a PhD scholarship in Science Education commencing March 1, 2019, or as soon as possible hereafter.

Description of the scientific environment

The PhD fellow will become part of the research project ‘Improving Quality of Laboratory Learning at University Level’ (IQ-Lab) which is a collaboration between Department of Pharmacy at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND) and Department of Science Education at the Faculty of Science (SCIENCE). The IQ-Lab project aims at providing teachers, researchers and curriculum designers with in-depth knowledge about

A. which competences students acquire from laboratory work,

    B. how they best acquire these competences, and
    C. how these competences are used and developed beyond laboratory courses.

The project is financed by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

The project will provide the context and overall research questions of the PhD project. The PhD fellow will become a member of a project group consisting of one other PhD fellow and four senior researchers, who are affiliated with either Department of Pharmacy (SUND) or Department of Science Education (SCIENCE). A copy of the project description is available here: https://iqlab.sites.ku.dk/project-description/.

Please notice that there are two PhD projects in the IQ-Lab project. We encourage applicants to consider applying for both positions, if applicants would like to be considered for both. Further information about the other position announcement is available here: https://iqlab.sites.ku.dk.

The PhD fellow will be affiliated with the scientific environment at both the Department of Pharmacy and the Department of Science Education, and will be provided a workspace at both departments.

Project description

The context of the PhD project is the course Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry. The PhD project will provide a description on how learning in the laboratory environment influences student’s ways of thinking and practicing. This particular PhD project will contribute to answering the following research question:
  • Which factors influence pharmaceutical students’ acquisition of laboratory-related competences, and how can such competences be assessed? 

Qualitative methods for data collection and analysis will be a central part of the research methods applied in the project. Although  the overall research question is given, the PhD fellow will become highly included in the decision-making in the IQ-Lab project.

Principal supervisor is Professor Bente Gammelgaard, Department of Pharmacy, e-mail: bente.gammelgaard@sund.ku.dk or tel. +45 3533 6415.

Secondary supervisors are Associate Professor Frederik V. Christiansen, Department of Science Education, e-mail: fchristiansen@ind.ku.dk or tel. +45 3137 9916 and Associate Professor Jan Alexis Nielsen, Department of Science Education, e-mail: janielsen@ind.ku.dk or tel. +45  3532 0361.

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. The preferred candidate has experience with qualitative research methods such as interview studies, and a background in the natural or medical sciences. Applicants who are experienced with teaching in laboratory settings or researching learning in laboratory settings are preferred. Applicants must be able to communicate fluently (written and orally) in at least one Scandinavian language as well as English.
Place of employment 
The place of employment is at Department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment.
Terms of employment and employment 
The employment as PhD fellow is a full time and for three years. Starting date is 1 March 2019.
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 and qualification level the monthly salary begins at 26,886 DKK/approx. 3,608 EUR (October 2018-level) plus an employer paid pension contribution at 17.1 %.
Questions 
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor above.
It is strongly advised to contact the principal supervisor prior to applying.
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:  31 December 2018, 23.59 pm CET.

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

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.
The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.
Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.
You can read about the recruitment process at 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: 31 December 2018
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Pharmacy

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Post expires on Monday December 31st, 2018

PhD fellow in Post-transcriptional Gene Regulation in Plants

Description of the scientific environment 
The Brodersen group, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, is recruiting a PhD student to work on a 3-year project aimed at understanding mechanisms and biological functions of post-transcriptional gene regulation via small RNAs in plants. The position is available to start on 1 March 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The group is housed in the Biocenter in central Copenhagen, Denmark (https://www.biocenter.ku.dk/).
Project description 
The group uses the plant Arabidopsis thaliana as model organism, and we use a variety of genetic, biochemical, biophysical and bioinformatic techniques in our work. We are interested in obtaining a molecular understanding of how plant cells distinguish self from non-self RNA, and how this distinction is coupled to amplification of siRNAs on non-self RNA templates. We are also interested in addressing how newly synthesized small RNAs get efficiently incorporated into active silencing complexes, and how this process may be mechanistically linked to regulated proteolysis of key small RNA effectors.
We are looking for highly motivated individuals with an MSc degree in molecular biology or similar. Prior knowledge of RNA silencing and experience with Arabidopsis as a model system are advantages, but not strict requirements.
Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Peter Brodersen, Department of Biology, email pbrodersen@bio.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 perform your research project as an active member of the research group
  • 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 Molecular Biology or Biochemistry with good results and good English skills. Publications and relevant work experience will also count towards the assessment of your qualifications.
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 322.642 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44.567). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Application Procedure 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
Please include  
  • 1-page 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 9 January 2019, 23:59 GMT +1.
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at https://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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

 

Deadline: 9 January 2019
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Biology
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Wednesday January 9th, 2019

PhD fellow in biogeochemical ocean modelling

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in biogeochemical ocean modelling commencing 15.03.2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment 

The PhD will be part of NordCEE (www.nordcee.dk) at University of Southern Denmark and University of Copenhagen. We are interested in the evolution of Earth surface environments through geologic time, and in particular, the evolution of atmospheric and ocean chemistry, and how these are coupled. The PhD as part of the PaleoROMS modelling initiative will spend most of the time in Sedimentary Research group in the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management. In PaleoROMS we use the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) to explore the oceanography as well as the biogeochemical and ecological evolution of ancient shelf seas. The PhD position is fully funded by the Villum Foundation.

Project description 

PhD candidate will focus on applying and developing our biogeochemical component of the high-resolution ocean modeling system (ROMS) to explore how ocean chemistry might have changed in response to different levels of atmospheric oxygen, different biogeochemical pathways and different states of ecological evolution. The PhD student will be required to have a strong interest in the biogeochemical cycles of elements and isotopes, and Earth evolution, a good background in math and chemistry. Preferably the candidate has the ability to apply and enhance ROMS.

Principal supervisor is Professor MSO, Christian J. Bjerrum, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, cjb@ign.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 2426 8557. Co-supervisor is Professor Don Canfield, University of Southern Denmark, Dec@biology.sdu.dk.

Job description 

The position is 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 Geoscience or related Science degree with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on ability to apply and enhance ROMS, previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Terms of employment 

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

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 322,642 (approx. €43,015) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,567). 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

•CV

•Diploma and transcripts of grade 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 11.12.2018, 23:59 GMT +1.

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

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

Questions 

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor MSO, Christian J. Bjerrum, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, cjb@ign.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 2426 8557.

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

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

Deadline: 11 December 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Geovidenskab og Naturforvaltning

Phone:
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Post expires on Tuesday December 11th, 2018

PhD Fellowship on Comparative Fungal Metabolomics

A three-year PhD fellowship on comparative metabolomics and insecticidal properties of Podaxis basidiomycete fungi is available from February 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter, at the Section of Ecology and Evolution within the Department of Biology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
The fellowship will be part of a four-year research project titled “Solutions to Extreme Life in a Global Fungus”, financed by The Danish Council for Independent Research | Natural Sciences to Associate Professor Michael Thomas-Poulsen (https://www1.bio.ku.dk/english/staff/?pure=en/persons/227714). The project is based in Thomas-Poulsen’s research group on Social and Symbiotic Evolution (https://www.socialsymbioticevolution.com/), with Thomas-Poulsen as main advisor, and Dr. Benjamin Conlon (https://www1.bio.ku.dk/english/staff/?pure=en/persons/455749) and Assistant Professor Christine Beemelmanns (https://www.leibniz-hki.de/en/institut-staff-details.html?member=87), as co-advisors. The project will involve comparative metabolomics of selected Podaxis species and developing and implementing protocols for insecticidal testing of identified compounds/compound mixes. The successful candidate should have training in biochemistry or natural product chemistry and have some experience in basic microbiology.
Project abstract 
Adaptations to abiotic and biotic conditions through natural selection is a cornerstone in the evolution of life, but our understanding of adaptations to harsh conditions in fungi remains sparse. This is especially so for the basidiomycetes, despite their importance in natural ecosystems and for humans. The genus Podaxis is a promising model to elucidate basidiomycete adaptations to harsh environments, because species in this genus have evolved solutions to extreme abiotic and biotic conditions: desert species survive extreme drought and species growing from termite nests avoid antagonism from the insects during exploitation of termite resources. This project involves a complementary international group that will carry out comparative genomics, characterisations of genes of adaptive importance, and identification of putative insecticides in Podaxis, with the ultimate goal to provide fundamental insights into our understanding of fungal adaptations.
 
Qualifications 
a) An MSc in biology, biochemistry or chemistry
b) Experience with general microbiology and fungus culturing.
c) Experience with chemical analyses such as LC-MS, UV-spectrum and NMR analyses.
d) An interest in natural product discovery from fungi.
e) Creativity and ability to be both team-oriented and independent.
f) Embrace of an international research environment and interdisciplinary research.
g) A proven record of excellent English speaking, reading and writing skills.
Procedures and shortlisting 
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 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/. 
Place of employment and principal place of work 
University of Copenhagen, Department of Biology, Section for Ecology and Evolution, Universitetsparken 15, Building 3, DK-2100 Copenhagen East. The University of Copenhagen provides a top-notch research environment and the city of Copenhagen provides a vibrant cultural scene.
Terms of employment 
The successful candidate will be offered a full-time position for a period of three years, contingent on a satisfactory performance, with the specific intent that it results in production of scientific publications. Terms of appointment and payment according 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 322,642 (approx. €43,015) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,567). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. Further information can be obtained from Dr Thomas-Poulsen (e-mail: mpoulsen@bio.ku.dk).
How to apply 
Applications must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) statement of research interests and reasons for applying to this position (max 2 pages), (3) curriculum vitae (including a list of publications if applicable), (4) copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science), and (5) the names, e-mails, telephone numbers and addresses of 3 referees. In addition to the fulfilment of the above-mentioned qualifications, the main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant, the match with the project, and good interpersonal skills.
Applications should be sent electronically by clicking “APPLY NOW” below.
Deadline for application is December 15, 2018, 23:59 GMT+1.
Applications received after the deadline, not using the online application form, or not including the required documents will not be considered.
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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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

 

Deadline: 15 December 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Biology
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Saturday December 15th, 2018

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

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship at the Department of Political Science, UCPH. The scholarship is sponsored by and part of a close collaboration between Political Science and the Basic Research Centre ‘iCourts’ at the Faculty of Law,UCPH. We are looking for a PhD project that wants to investigate the role and relevance of the Council of Europe. It could, for example, be a study that seeks to discuss whether the European Human rights regime and the Council of Europe has become obsolete, whether it has served as a unique forum for dialogue between East and West or other aspects of the institution and the ECHR regime. Suggestions are open but we prefer applications that combine political science methodologies with legal issues.

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. Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the research interests of iCourts, by consulting iCourt’s website. More information on the Faculty is available here.

The conduction of the teaching obligation will be divided equally between the Department of Political Science and iCourts under the Faculty of Law.

The chosen candidate will be enrolled at the Faculty of Social Sciences under Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences. Employment is to begin asap.

Deadline for applications: December 1 2018.

The PhD programme provides PhD students with strong research training which opens up a window of opportunity to a variety of careers within the private and public sectors. The programme includes the drafting of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, teaching, and other forms of knowledge dissemination.

Information 

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

In English

In Danish

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.

In English

In Danish

Applications 

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

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

  • Cover Letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
  • Project description (max. 10 pp. double-spaced, not including bibliography)
  • Time schedule
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc/BA and MSc/MA)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications, documentation of English language qualifications (if any)

The 5+3 PhD study programme  

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

On the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences you will find  information about enclosures to include with your electronic application:

in English and

in Danish.

The time schedule is meant as a short outline of the PhD study programme envisioned at the time of application. Obviously, it is not possible to plan things like course participation in detail for the three years, when submitting the application. The time schedule is more meant to give an idea if it is realistic to complete the project within the designated timeframe with all the required elements included.

The application must be submitted electronically no later than December 1 2018 . 

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

The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment:

1. Research qualifications as reflected in the project proposal.

2. Quality and feasibility of the project.

3. Qualifications and knowledge in relevant political science disciplines.

4. Performance (grades obtained) in graduate and post-graduate studies.

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

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

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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: 1 December 2018
Unit: Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Statskundskab
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Post expires on Saturday December 1st, 2018

PhD fellow in Science Education

The Department of Science Education, The Section for Science and Mathematics Education Research and Teaching (SMART) is offering a PhD scholarship in Science Education commencing 1 March 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Description of the scientific environment 
The PhD fellow will become part of the research project ‘Improving Quality of Laboratory Learning at University Level’ (IQ-Lab) which is a collaboration between Department of Science Education at the Faculty of Science (SCIENCE) and Department of Pharmacy at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND).
The IQ-Lab project aims at providing teachers, researchers and curriculum designers with in-depth knowledge about
A. which competences students acquire from laboratory work,
B. how they best acquire these competences, and
C. how these competences are used and developed beyond laboratory courses.
The project is financed by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.
The project will provide the context and overall research questions of the PhD project. The PhD fellow will become a member of a project group consisting of one other PhD fellow and four senior researchers, who are affiliated with either the Department of Science Education (SCIENCE) or Department of Pharmacy (SUND). A copy of the project description is available here: https://iqlab.sites.ku.dk/project-description/
Please notice that there are two PhD projects in the IQ-Lab project. We encourage applicants to consider applying for both positions, if applicants would like to be considered for both. Further information about the other position announcement is available here: https://iqlab.sites.ku.dk
The PhD fellow will be affiliated with the scientific environment at both the The Department of Science Education and the Department of Pharmacy, and will be provided a workspace at both departments.
Project description 
The context of the PhD project is the course Pharmaceutical AnalyticalChemistry and its place and role in the wider pharmaceutical program. The PhD project will provide a description of how laboratory-related competences that students gain in the course temporally evolve during the students’ time in the ensuing pharmaceutical program.
This particular PhD project will contribute to answering the following research question:
  • In which contexts and how are acquired laboratory-related competences activated at later stages in a pharmaceutical program?

Qualitative methods for data collection and analysis will be a central part of the research methods applied in the project. Although the overall research question is given, the PhD fellow will become highly included in the decision-making in the IQ-Lab project.

Primary supervisor is Associate Professor Frederik V. Christiansen, Department of Science Education, fchristiansen@ind.ku.dk, TEL +45 31379916.
Secondary supervisors are Associate Professor Jan Alexis Nielsen, Department of Science Education, janielsen@ind.ku.dk, TEL +45  35320361, and Professor Bente Gammelgaard, Department of Pharmacy, bente.gammelgaard@sund.ku.dk, TEL +45 35336415.
Job description 
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student are:
  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis (can be a collection of articles)
  • Teach students
  • Disseminate your research
  • To visit an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
Formal requirements  
The preferred candidate has experience with qualitative research methods such as interview studies, and a background in the natural or medical sciences. Applicants who are experienced with teaching in laboratory settings or researching learning in laboratory settings are preferred. Applicants must be able to communicate fluently (written and orally) in at least one Scandinavian language as well as English.
 
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 322.642 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44.567). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Application Procedure 
The application 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 short (approx. 2 pages) document that outlines the applicant’s experiences with educational research (or science education research in particular) and qualitative research in general.
  • 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 13 December 2018, 23:59 GMT+1.
 
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above-mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/. 
Questions 
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Associate Professor Frederik V. Christiansen, Department of Science Education, fchristiansen@ind.ku.dk, TEL +45 31379916 or Head of Section, Associate Professor Jan Alexis Nielsen, Department of Science Education, janielsen@ind.ku.dk, TEL +45  35320361. It is strongly advised that interested parties contact Fredrik V. Christiansen or Jan Alexis Nielsen prior to applying.
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at https://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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Deadline: 13 December 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Science Education

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PhD Fellowship in Chromatin regulation and cancer biology

PhD Fellowship in Chromatin regulation and cancer biology Helin Group, BRIC University of Copenhagen
The Helin lab is looking for an ambitious candidate to join the lab for a PhD fellowship within the field of chromatin regulation and cancer. The PhD fellowship is financed by the EU via a MC-ITN-ETN action. As such, the PhD fellowship is part of a training programme ChromDesign (www.chromdesign.eu) that will have a total 13 PhD students located in 10 European academic and private institutions. The PhD fellow will attend common training sessions and have secondments at other partner universities.
Research Project
To identify potential novel therapeutic targets for the treatment of leukaemia, we have performed CRISPR-Cas9 based screens using libraries targeting chromatin-associated proteins in mouse models for leukaemia and in human cell lines. These screens have led to the identification of several interesting hits, which should be validated in vivo before they will be further characterised.
The objective of the project is to understand the role of the validated hits in normal haematopoiesis and in leukaemia with the goal of translating the findings into potential new treatments for leukaemia patients.
The specific objectives include: i) validating the in vitro hits in transplantation models for mixed-lineage and Npm1-mutated leukaemia, ii) perform structure-function analysis of the prioritized hit(s), including the identification of associated proteins; iii) performing studies to understand the role of the prioritized hits in transcriptional regulation and in regulating genome structures during hematopoietic differentiation and in leukaemia; iv) testing (or developing) specific inhibitors for the prioritized hits in mouse and xenograft models for leukeamia.
Start: January 1st, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter 
Duration:  3 years as a PhD student 
 
Qualifications  
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate with the following qualifications:
  • A Master of Science in biochemistry, molecular biology, biomedicine or similar
  • Experience with experimental design, practical laboratory work, data analysis and presentation of obtained data
  • Relevant work experience
  • Ambitious and curious mind-set with a strong interest in molecular disease biology
  • Excellent communication skills in English
Formal requirements and eligibility
At the time of commencement, it is required that the candidate has not been awarded a PhD degree and is within the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of her/his research career. Furthermore, the candidate must not have resided or carried out her/his main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment.
To be considered for the position as PhD fellow, it is a condition that your Master of Science degree is considered to be equivalent to a Danish Master of Science (http://fivu.dk/en). For further information regarding the position, please contact Professor Kristian Helin (kristian.helin@bric.ku.dk)
Place of employment  
The employment and place of work is at BRIC, University of Copenhagen. BRIC is located close to the centre of Copenhagen, in the Copenhagen Biocenter. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories, a number of cutting-edge core facilities shared between the 24 research groups at BRIC and the neighbouring Finsen Laboratory and a well-functioning administrative and technical support. The Helin group has weekly journal clubs, data clubs and BRIC has weekly internal seminars as well as seminars with invited speakers and a young researchers club ASAP. The selected candidate will be enrolled at the PhD school at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and be part of our own PhD program, MoMeD. More information about BRIC and the Helin Group can be found on www.bric.ku.dk.
Terms of salary and employment 
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 during an initial three-month employment as a research assistant.
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 and according to the rules and regulations laid down by European Union’s Horizon 2020 Marie Curie Initial Training Networks. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2013).
For more information on working and living in Denmark visit http://ism.ku.dk (International staff mobility) and https://ism.ku.dk/workingconditions.
Application
Your application must be submitted electronically both through the Project website (see below) and by clicking ‘Apply now’ below or via BRIC’s website on https://www.bric.ku.dk/jobs/. The application must include the following documents in PDF format:
  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  • CV incl. education, experience, publication list, 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
  • Contact information for two referees
Please note: In order to be eligible, you must also submit your application through the Project website: www.chromdesign.eu – here, you can also read more about the network and you will be able to indicate your interest in up to three research projects at partner institutions within the network.
Application deadline: November 22, 2018
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications or letters of recommendation that do not live up to the above-mentioned requirements.
The further process 
Shortlist: After expiry of the application deadline, the superior with power to appoint selects a number of applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. Applicants who were not passed for assessment should not expect further with regard to their application unless the shortlist is revised.
Assessment: The selected applications will be assessed according to the Ministry Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities 2012 and the University of Copenhagen’s guidelines 2013. The Assessment Committee makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.
You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/  
BRIC and University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 
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. 4 weeks after application deadline.

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Deadline: 22 November 2018
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: BRIC
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PhD fellowship at the Centre for Ice and Climate, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Centre for ice and Climate, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen invites applications for a PhD position in Ice Flow, commencing 1 March 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
A fellowship is available for an outstanding candidate with a background in geophysics, physics, or related technical disciplines. The PhD project will link Radio Echo Sounding (RES) data collected around the EGRIP deep ice-core site on the North Greenland Ice Stream (NEGIS) with EGRIP ice-core measurements. This cross-disciplinary approach will bridge the scale gap from millimeter-resolution ice-core measurements of ice crystals to the RES profiles that cover large areas of the ice sheet and thus take advantage of the rare privilege that we have high-quality data from both an ice core and the surrounding areas. To understand and interpret the data, the project will encompass dating of the records and analysis of the large RES data sets with the goal of inferring information about the flow and deformation of ice using ice-flow computer models. The special location of the EGRIP study area on an ice stream is expected to lead to insight into how ice flows in an ice stream and how the shear margins influence the flow. The fellow will work within an international research team and the project will involve fieldwork on the North Greenland Ice Stream.
The project is part of the IceFlow project, which is a Villum Investigator Project (2017-2023) with the overall aim to improve knowledge of the flow and deformation of ice with special emphasis on the NEGIS ice stream. The project spans ice-core studies, borehole observations, and an extensive surface program including radar and drone measurements. All observations are interpreted with the help of computer models and the final goal is to improve ice-stream models and thereby enable better predictions of sea level rice.
The IceFlow team is embedded at the Centre for Ice and Climate at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, which is a world-leading research group in ice-core related climate research. The main activities of the centre are drilling and analysis of ice cores with the objective of understanding climate change in the past in order to improve our understanding of present and future climate change. The research group is international and has a strong network of national and international collaborators. For more information on the center’s activities and researchers, please see www.iceandclimate.dk.
Principal supervisor is professor Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Niels Bohr Institute, e mail ddj@nbi.ku.dk; phone  +45 2289 4537.
Terms of salary, work, and employment 
The position can be started on March 1st, 2019, or later upon agreement. Candidates should have finished their MSc work (or equivalent) or be on track to complete their degree during the first half of 2019.
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment according to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
The starting salary for the standard 3-year PhD position is currently DKK 322,642 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 52,433). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Application and assessment procedure 
Applications are submitted electronically via the University of Copenhagen’s central employment pages by clicking APPLY NOW.
Please include:
  • A cover letter including a description of your research interests and background as they relate to the IceFlow topics (one page maximum).CV (including any publications)
  • Diploma and transcripts of record (BSc/AB and MSc, if applicable)
  • Three referees (include full contact details; name, address, telephone, and email)
Applications received by November 26th 2018 23:59 (GMT+1) will receive full consideration. After this deadline, applicants for assessment are selected on the advice of the Interview Committee by the criteria stated above. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. Candidates found qualified for the position will be contacted for an interview. We aim to conduct interviews January 10th, 2019.
Selection of the successful candidates will be based on accomplishments and promise of future achievement.
We encourage applications from the best candidates irrespective of nationality, gender, or background.
Questions 
Contact the leader of the IceFlow program, professor Dorthe Dahl-Jensen (ddj@nbi.ku.dk; +45 2289 4537) who will be the main supervisor, or co-supervisor, associate professor Sune Olander Rasmussen (olander@nbi.ku.dk, +45 4140 6190).
General information about PhD programmes at the faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is available at https://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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Deadline: 26 November 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet

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211-0051/18-2H PhD stipends in Mathematics

PhD fellow in Mathematics
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen 

A number of attractive PhD stipends in mathematics are available at Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen.   

The starting date for the stipends is the spring or fall of 2019. Candidates are expected to have obtained a Master´s degree, or equivalence thereof, before starting. The stipends run for 3 years, which is the duration of the PhD program. You can find more information about the PhD program on the homepage http://www.math.ku.dk/english/programmes/ph.d/.

The PhD stipends include full tuition and a salary of approximately 3,350 EUR per month before taxes (DKK 300,174 per year) plus pension contributions of 17% of the salary (DKK 41,013 per year). Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization.

Your application and all supporting documents must be submitted no later than 22 November 2018.

About the Department of Mathematic 

The department has 45 permanent scientific staff members; around 45 PhD students and 25 postdocs. It has strong research groups in many areas of mathematics, and active PhD, postdoc, and visitor’s programs. Our building is located in central Copenhagen next to the central park Fælledparken. You can find more information about the department on its homepage http://www.math.ku.dk/english.

Further information about working at Copenhagen University can also be obtained from http://ism.ku.dk/.

All applicants entering the PhD program through this call will be affiliated with one of the sections Geometric Analysis andMathematical Physics or Topology, Functional Analysis and Algebra. You can find description of each of these sections at the Departmentresearch homepage.

There will be a limited number of free PhD stipends in all areas of mathematics not attached to specific projects.   You are welcome to contact any member of the department to discuss specific research projects.

In addition, there will be PhD stipends available in:

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

Please, read themini-guide on how to apply.

Interview 

Selected applicants might be asked to visit our department for an interview, probably in January or February 2019. The department will cover all (reasonable) expenses in connection with the interview.

Application Procedure

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

About your application  

To apply you need to:  

  1. Fill out and submit the online application form and upload the required files. Please read the instructions and the miniguide carefully before applying.
  1. Make arrangement with 2-3 people who will write letters of recommendation for you if they are requested to do so.  The names and email addresses of these people should be written in a file and uploaded in the field References of the application form.  

 

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. – det i kursiv kan eventuelt slettes, hvis det ikke er relevant
  • 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 22 November 2018, 23:59 GMT +1.

Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered, unless explicitly requested by the evaluation committee.

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/.

 

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

 

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Deadline: 22 November 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Mathematical Sciences
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Two New PhD Scholarships at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL), Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

CeBIL, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for two fully funded three-year PhD scholarships. We are looking for candidates with innovative and original ideas.
Successful candidates can start on 1 May 2019.
About CeBIL
The Centre for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL) explores the legal challenges and the rapid developments in the biotechnological area. CeBIL brings together scholars from some of the world’s leading research institutions in interdisciplinary collaboration as well as stakeholders from industry, government and civil society. Alongside other projects, CeBIL hosts the Collaborative Research Programme for Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL Programme). This 5-year research programme (2018-22) is supported by a grant of DKK 35 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation and involves partners from Cambridge,  Harvard Law School,  Harvard Medical SchoolMichigan,  and the UCPH IFRO.
The CeBIL Programme focuses on innovation inefficiencies on the life science frontiers through five concrete interrelated studies. The common aim of the five studies is to optimise legal concepts into enabling tools that will help bring novel technologies, research, and biomedicine together for radical innovation – thereby providing much-needed contribution to bridging bio-pharmaceutical innovation gaps, enhancing translational medicine, and promoting technology transfer. An overarching study on Policy & Synergy will ensure continuous knowledge exchange and synergy across the five concrete studies:
Study 1: Antibiotics
Study 2: Orphan Drugs
Study 3: Precision Medicine
Study 4: New Uses
Study 5: Drug Manufacturing & Biologics
Study 6: Policy & Synergy
The objective of the CeBIL Programme is to demonstrate how legal science methods that take careful account of interdisciplinary insights and “real world” perspectives can generate new knowledge about key factors driving pharmaceutical innovation. In addition, such methods will be utilised to examine how innovation incentives, other than patents, can be applied, combined, optimised and conceptualised in order to either substitute or complement patent protection in new areas of crucial medical applications.
PhD projects  
The two PhD researchers will be included in the two studies listed below: Studies 1 and 6. The CeBIL management, however, reserves the right to recruit candidates for one of the other four studies instead, should their academic profile and research plan provide an even better fit for the CeBIL Programme as a whole.
Study 1: Antibiotics
Against the background of increasing antibiotic resistance and inadequate market incentives, Study 1 will evaluate the legal implications of a number of “push” and “pull” options to tackle these challenges. This includes financial incentives, such as specific IP protection and market exclusivities, health impact funds, crowd-funding, pre-competitive collaborations, PPPs between academia and the industry, and other innovative alternatives, such as “integrated” strategies based on prizes administered by reimbursement systems that require compliance with conservation targets. Among the key questions that will have to be addressed are the following ones: (1) To what extent is there a need to curtail and combine particular push and pull incentives to different classes of antibiotic resistance? (2) What are the pros and cons of purely market-based incentives in comparison to delinkage models in the fight against antibiotic resistance? (3) To what extent would so-called complementary approaches, more public-private collaboration, or “integrated strategies” be helpful in European settings compared to the US and what legal changes would be required to implement such approaches? (4) Do we need to reconsider the already available incentives and definitions in the current “antibiotics” legislation in light of new scientific insights and bio-medical applications? (5) What potential do new forms of therapies based on gene-editing, such as CRISPR-Cas 9 and gene drive, and phage technologies have in the fight against AMR and what are the legal and ethical dimensions?
Study 6: Policy & Synergy
As part of Study 6 to develop a framework that integrates law, ethical considerations, economics, science, business and policy to support biomedical innovation, the legal sub-study “Towards an Improved and Sustainable Legal Framework for Biomedical Innovation” will address the following key research questions: (1) What common legal principles can be derived from each of the five concrete studies and how can they be synthesised and organized to form a conceptual framework with a sound underlying legal theory that can be translated into recommendations for new legislation? (2) How can those legal findings be applied to inform and shape both general innovation policy debates and more specific debates, such as on the role that alternative R&D incentives could play in the raging controversy over the patentability of biomedical products and methods? (3) What is the proper role for ethical considerations, e.g. on patient rights and access to medicines?
 
Faculty’s Doctoral Training Programme 
PhD students at CeBIL are enrolled in the Faculty of Law’s general doctoral training programme, which provides PhD students with a general set of skills for developing their research and career. This programme involves coursework, international networking, 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. Some of the requirements can, however, be fulfilled by participating in CeBIL’s own research training activities.
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 may submit their application before they have completed their Master’s Degree. In that case, they must have submitted their final thesis before applying for this position and receive their final grades before 1 February 2019.
  • 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.
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 of 2 cm (right, left, top and bottom).
  • 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 another 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: Explain the choice of the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen as a host institution for the proposed project and outline 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 English.
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. The 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. Interviews are expected to take place in February/March 2019.
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
Contact at CeBIL: helen.yu@jur.ku.dk
 
Closing date for applications
The closing date for applications is 1 December 2018, 23:59 GMT +1. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Likewise incomplete applications (i.e. without all required documents) will be rejected.

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Deadline: 1 December 2018
Unit: Det Juridiske Fakultet
Campus: Det Juridiske Fakultet
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PhD Fellow in Information Visualization

Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Information Visualization commencing on 1 February 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment 

The successful candidate will join the department’s Human-Centered Computing Section (https://di.ku.dk/english/research/hcc) and the emerging Information Visualization Research Group. Prospective students are given the freedom to pursue their research interests and will be supported to establish their niche expertise in the field. Our section is well-renowned for its human-computer interaction (HCI) research and is now aspiring to expand its information visualization research contributions using, for instance, the novel HCI methodologies devised by the section.

 

Project description 

Information visualization research in the HCC section is carried out in the intersection of human-computer interaction and data science. We aim to adopt techniques in these disciplines, as well as perceptual and cognitive psychology, to devise novel visualization and interaction methodologies that support reasoning about large complex datasets. Our ultimate motivation is to help real-world application domains (e.g., biotech industry, molecular biosciences, social networks) make timely informed decisions and important discoveries. We are now looking for a creative PhD student who shares our passion and who is eager to help us achieve our goal. The details of the PhD research project will be discussed when the fellowship starts and will be based on the student’s initial interests and ideas. Examples of our current research interests include:

  • computational and model-based methods for visualization design optimization and adaptation
  • visualization of set-typed, biological or statistical data
  • interactive visualization techniques for exploratory data analysis
  • visual analytics tools to support understanding of predictive models
  • visualization for artificial intelligence

 

The student will be primarily affiliated to the BIOPRO consortium involving diverse partners in both academia and industry (http://www.biopro.nu).

 

Supervisors are Assistant Professor Luana Micallef and Professor Kasper Hornbæk.

 

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
  • write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • attend PhD courses
  • teach and disseminate your research
  • stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • work for the department

Formal requirements

Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Computer Science, Information Visualization, Human-Computer Interaction, Psychology, or Cognitive Science, 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/research experience.

 

Terms of employment

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

 

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

 

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 322,642 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 52,432). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

 

Application Procedure 

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

 

Please include

  • Motivation letter (max. two pages) including also a justification why you should be considered for this fellowship, and how your skills and profile satisfy the requirements
  • A list of research ideas you would be interested to work on
  • CV
  • Diploma and full up-to-date transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Master thesis as PDF
  • PDFs of up to three scientific publications you have co-authored
  • Full contact details of 2 professional referees we may contact

 

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 25 November 2019, 23:59 GMT +1.

 

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

 

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

 

Questions 

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact co-supervisor Assistant Professor Luana Micallef by email lm@di.ku.dk or phone +45 93509153.

 

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

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Deadline: 25 November 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Computer Science
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Post expires on Sunday November 25th, 2018

211-0050/18-2H PhD stipends in Statistics and the mathematics of Insurance and Economics

PhD fellow in Mathematics 

Department of Mathematical Sciences 

Faculty of Science 

University of Copenhagen 

 

 

A number of attractive PhD stipends are available in Statistics and the mathematics of Insurance and Economics at the Department of Mathematic Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen.

 

The starting date for the stipends is the spring or fall of 2019. Candidates are expected to have obtained a Master´s degree, or equivalence thereof, before starting. The stipends run for 3 years, which is the duration of the PhD program. You can find more information about the PhD program on the homepage https://www.math.ku.dk/english/programmes/ph.d/.

 

The PhD stipends include full tuition and a salary of approximately 3,350 EUR per month before taxes (DKK 300,174 per year) plus pension contributions of 17% of the salary (DKK 41,013 per year). Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization.

 

Your application and all supporting documents must be submitted no later than 22 November 2018.

 

About the Department of Mathematical Sciences 

The department has 45 permanent scientific staff members; around 45 PhD students and 25 postdocs. It has strong research groups in many areas of mathematics, and active PhD, postdoc, and visitor’s programs. Our building is located in central Copenhagen next to the central park Fælledparken. You can find more information about the department on its homepage https://www.math.ku.dk/english.

 

Further information about working at Copenhagen University can also be obtained from https://ism.ku.dk/.

 

All applicants entering the PhD program through this call will be affiliated with one of the sections Insurance and Economics or  Statistics and Probability Theory.  You can find description of these sections at the Departmentresearch homepage.

 

There will be a limited number of free PhD stipends in all areas of mathematics not attached to specific projects.   You are welcome to contact any member of the department to discuss specific research projects.

In addition, there will be PhD stipends available in:

 

  • data science and causality within Copenhagen Causality Lab with Jonas Peters

 

  • life insurance and pension mathematics as covered by the section Insurance and Economics

 

  • mathematical and statistical analysis of ancient DNA data with Carsten Wiuf

 

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

Interview 

Selected applicants might be asked to visit our department for an interview, probably in January or February 2019. The department will cover all (reasonable) expenses in connection with the interview.

 

Application Procedure 

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

 

About your application  

To apply you need to:  

  1. Fill out and submit the online application form and upload the required files. Please read the instructions and the miniguide carefully before applying.   

 

  1. Make arrangement with 2-3 people who will write letters of recommendation for you if they are requested to do so.  The names and email addresses of these people should be written in a file and uploaded in the field References of the application form.  

 

Please, read the mini-guide on how to apply

 

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 Program 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 22 November 2018, 23:59 GMT +1.

 

Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered, unless explicitly requested by the evaluation committee.  

 

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/.

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

 

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Deadline: 22 November 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Post expires on Thursday November 22nd, 2018

PhD fellow in Field Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management

The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship on the investigation of the interlink between marine productivity and seawater redox, with implications for past fluctuations in Earth’s atmospheric oxygenation. We intend the use of suitable non-traditional and radiogenic isotope tracers to approach the topic.

We envisage a start of the project on April 1, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter. The project will be based at Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen, within the research group of Geochemical, Petrological and Mineralogical Earth Processes, and it will conducted in close collaboration with other universities outside of Denmark.

Description of the scientific environment 

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN) is a part of Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen. The research areas in the Geology Section include Earths’ physical structure and history, volcanoes and earthquakes, movement and quality of groundwater, the different ice ages and how landscapes have been shaped through time.

The research groups work within a wide range of the classical geological disciplines; from sedimentology, basin geology, petrology, mineralogy, and geochemistry to palaeontology, and thus cover topics ranging from the Earth’s ancient history to the present as well as the evolution of life.

Research is also conducted in water resources, including the availability, movement and quality of groundwater, as well as geologically applied geophysics which is used in mapping and understanding of the subsurface.

Within the research group “Geochemical, petrological and mineralogical Earth science”, research is focused on using the geochemistry, mineralogy and petrology of rocks to understand the origin and evolution of the Earth’s crust, mantle, atmosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere, how and why these reservoirs have changed, and which geological and tectonic processes have shaped our planet over geological time.]

Project description 

Non-traditional stable isotopes (Fe, Cu, Zn, Cd, Mo, Cr, U, Fe etc.) have become one of the central new fields in geo(bio-)chemistry and can be used to further advance our understanding of metal cycling within complex low-temperature systems. These isotope systems can address critical questions regarding sources, mobility, and fixation of metals, and in the field of Earth system science these tracers currently experience an unprecedented explosion in their diversity of applications. The use of non-traditional isotope systems has become central in the reconstruction of past marine and continental evolution. This project attempts to further contribute, via development and application based approaches, to proclaim Cr, Cd and U stable isotopes as a powerful triple redox-sensitive element system which can tell us more about the interlink between marine bioproductivity levels and fluctuations in Earth’s atmospheric oxygenation, which we would eventually like to project to important periods in Earth’s history.

The Ph.D.- project is two-folded: 1) a development part the student will expand into suitable ion chromatographic elution schemes designed to obtain pure separates of redox-sensitive elements from marine biotic and abiotic carbonates and black shales 2) an application part where the student will use non-traditional stable isotopes to investigate Late Neoproterozoic-Early Cambrian sample suites, amongst others, from China and Namibia.

The PhD scholar will be part of an interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research team with a big international network. The project demands willingness and ability to work in geochemical laboratories and also an interest in fieldwork during which some of the sample suites are planned to be collected. In addition, it is expected that the candidate is flexible with respect to shorter visits in other universities during which analytical sessions will be conducted.

Principal supervisor 

The principal supervisor of the project will be Prof. Robert Frei, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, E-mail: robertf@ign.ku.dk Direct Phone: +45 35 322 450.

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 an extended period, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department

Formal requirements

Applicants should hold an MSc degree, preferably with some geochemical/sedimentological/oceanographic background, with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Terms of employment

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

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 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, also detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

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

The deadline for applications is 31.12.2018, 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, Prof. Robert Frei, Dept. of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management, E-mail: robertf@ign.ku.dk, direct Phone: 0045 35322450.

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

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Deadline: 31 December 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Geovidenskab og Naturforvaltning
Email: robertf@ign.ku.dk
Phone:
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Post expires on Monday December 31st, 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

Two PhD fellowships in Lanthanide Solution Chemistry

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

 

Nano-Science Center & Department of Chemistry 

Faculty of Science 

University of Copenhagen 

 

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

 

Description of the scientific environment 

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

 

Project description 

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

 

Principal supervisor 

Associate Professor Thomas Just Sørensen 

Department of Chemistry 

University of Copenhagen 

E-mail: TJS@chem.ku.dk   

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

 

Job description 

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

 

•To manage and carry through your research project 

•Attend courses 

•Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis 

•Teach and disseminate your research 

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

•Work for the department 

 

Formal requirements 

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

 

Terms of employment 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Integrated MSc and PhD Scheme 

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

 

Scholarship and terms of employment for integrated MSc and PhD 

PhD grant portions (Ph.D.‐SU klip) 

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

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

 

‘Duty work’ 

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

 

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

 

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

Associations (AC) 

 

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

 

Application Procedure 

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

 

Please include 

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

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

-CV 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Questions 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Description of the scientific environment 

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

 

Project description 

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

 

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

 

Job description 

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

 

•To manage and carry through your research project 

•Attend PhD courses 

•Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis 

•Teach and disseminate your research 

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

•Work for the department 

 

Formal requirements 

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

 

 

Terms of employment 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Application Procedure 

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

 

Please include 

•Project description (2-4 pages) 

•CV 

•Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc) 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Questions 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Job description: 

Your key tasks as a PhD student at Scienceare:  

 

Manage and carry through yourresearch project 

Take PhD courses 

Write scientific articles andyour PhD thesis 

Participate in workshops andconferences 

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

Teach and disseminate yourresearch  

 

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates:  

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

 

Specificcompetences relevant to the project. See above list. 

 

The grade pointaverage achieved 

 

Professionalqualifications relevant to the PhD programme 

 

Previouspublications 

 

Relevant workexperience 

 

Otherprofessional activities 

 

Language skills 

 

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

 

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

 

Terms of employment 

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

 

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

 

Application Procedure 

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

 

Please include 

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

CV 

Diploma and transcripts ofrecords (BSc and MSc) 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Proceduresand shortlisting: 

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

 

Questions 

Generalinformation about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at PhD Regulations 

 

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

 

Applicationdeadline 9/03/2018 

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Deadline: 9 March 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
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PhD fellowship in forensic DNA typing

PhD fellowship in forensic DNA typing

Department of Forensic Medicine
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND)
University of Copenhagen

The Department of Forensic Medicine is offering a three-year PhD fellowship in forensic DNA typing.  The fellowship is available from 1 October 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Project description
In order to improve forensic genetic investigations, there is a need for the development and implementation of new methods. The current project focuses on developing methods that utilises massively parallel sequencing (MPS) for forensic genetic investigations. The aim of the current project is to develop MPS based methods that can be used for identification as well as prediction of physical traits (colour of eyes, hair, skin, etc.) and bio-geographic ancestry in forensic genetic cases. The project will be performed at the Section of Forensic Genetics, Department of Forensic Medicine.

Principal supervisor
Professor Niels Morling, Department of Forensic Medicine.
E-mail: niels.morling@sund.ku.dk.

Co-supervisor
Senior advisor Claus Børsting, Section of Forensic Genetics, Department of Forensic Medicine.

Required qualifications
As an applicant you must have:
Obtained a Master´s degree in genetics, biology, medicine, or a related field prior to the starting date,
fluency in English and excellent communication skills,
the ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, and
the ability to travel for performing experiments abroad.

Preferred qualifications
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a strong background in genetics, biology, and related fields.

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 forensic genetics.
• Participate in national and international congresses and scientific meetings.
• Stay at an external research institution, preferably abroad.

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
• Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme.
• The grade point average achieved.
• Other professional activities.
• Language skills.
• The successful applicant is also required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills.

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

The PhD student is expected to be affiliated to the graduate programme in Forensic Medicine and Anthropology.

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

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organizations. The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.
Minimum monthly salary is DKK 25,759.10 (taxable) + pension contribution.

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

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

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

The Department of Forensic Medicine announces three PhD fellowships with deadline for applications on September 18th. 2016.
If you are applicant for more than one PhD fellowship, please state your priority if possible.

Deadline for applications
18 September 2016.  Applications received later than this date will not be considered.

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

Questions
For further information, applicants may contact the principal supervisor, Professor Niels Morling, e-mail: niels.morling@sund.ku.dk.

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Deadline: 18 September 2016
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Dept. of Forensic Medicine
Email: niels.morling@sund.ku.dk
Phone: 35326194
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Post expires on Sunday September 18th, 2016

PhD fellowship in the group of Dimitrios Stamou in the Bionanotechnology and Nanomedicine Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen

One PhD fellowship is available in the group of Dimitrios Stamou in the Bionanotechnology and Nanomedicine Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen.

Suitable Candidate

The Candidate for the PhD must hold an MSc degree in nanoscience or biophysics. Familiarity with fluorescence based assays and microscopy is a necessary requirement, in particular in relation to Confocal based instruments. The candidate is expected to have theoretical background and experience with computer aided image treatment and statistical analysis. Training and skills in the use of programming languages for high content analysis is a requirement, as Matlab or equivalent. Experience with mammalian cell culturing, plating, transfection and imaging are necessary. Candidates without any of the above necessary requirements will not be considered.

The candidates must work actively within an international, cross-disciplinary group of researchers: therefore strong communication and interpersonal skills are required. Excellent written and spoken English is mandatory.
 

Project description

Using fluorescence microscopy and biophysical methods the student will characterise in living cells how membrane curvature affects the sorting and signalling of G protein coupled receptors and selected Ras isoforms.
 

Application

The application has to be submitted online by clicking on "APPLY NOW" below and must include:

1. Motivation/Cover letter (max 1 page)
2. Curriculum vitae including List of publications
3. Copies of diploma/degree certificates for MSc
4. 2-3 recommendation letters highlighting any skills or experience particularly relevant for the project.

Deadline for applications is September 14th 2016 at 11:59 PM CET.

Applications will be handled and processed by the main supervisor and an assessment committee. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
 

Place and Terms of Employment

The employment is in the group of Prof. Dimitrios Stamou, Department of Chemistry and the Nano-Science Center, University of Copenhagen. More information on the group can be found at http://nano.ku.dk/english/research/Nanobio/stamou_group/.

The PhD positions is 3 years and will be carried out in in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) on salaried scholarships. The minimum starting yearly salary is DKK 309,109 yearly plus pension. Supplements can be added according to qualifications. Information about working conditions and taxes is available at www.ism.ku.dk and www.workingconditions.ku.dk.
 

Information about the PhD scholarship

The scholarship is awarded under the prerequisite that the applicant is found qualified and that the project is to be carried out in an internationally recognized and active academic environment.

It is expected that the Scholar follow recommendations and deadlines from the supervisor on writing reports and articles. The scholarship holder is obliged to carry out tasks related to lectures, exercises, laboratory exercises etc. as set by the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

The scholarship is awarded accordingly to the regulations in The Ministry of Science, Technology and Development, Executive order no. 284, April 25th 2008 regarding the appointment of academic staff at the University.

Information regarding the PhD programme at the Faculty of Science can be found here: http://www.science.ku.dk/english/research/phd.

Contact information:

For more information about the position please contact Professor Dimitrios Stamou by e-mail at Stamou@nano.ku.dk.
Deadline: 14 September 2016
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Chemistry
Email: stamou@nano.ku.dk
Phone:
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Post expires on Wednesday September 14th, 2016