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PhD fellowship in Relational competences in general practice consultations for patients with multimorbidity

We are offering a PhD fellowship in relational competences in general practice consultations for patients with multimorbidity commencing 1 January 2022.

Our group and research
Our research group Consultation and Learning supports the development of consultation skills for new types of consultations. We strive to do this in a manner that accommodates diversity of patients and that cultivates understanding. Our research concerns the relational aspects of consultations. Most of our projects are based on video recordings of consultations from general practice. Our members are both doctors, social scientists and researchers from the humanities.

Project description
The PhD-project will explore relational competences within new general practice initiatives for patients with multimorbidity.
The number of patients with multimorbidity is increasing and existing framework of care for them are inappropriate including consultations in general practice. New consultation types are now developed to support patients’ quality of life and to improve their health. To fulfil this purpose the framework of the new consultations must support relational competences.
The PhD project will explore whether new consultation designed specifically for multimorbidity support the relational competences of the GPs. We expect this to be done by analysis of video-recordings of the consultations.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Ann Dorrit Guassora, Center for Research and Education in General Practice, Department of Public Health, E-mail guassora@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: 35327157. Co-supervisor is Associate Professor Christina Fogtmann Fosgerau, Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics.

Start:                1 January 2022

Duration:         3 years as a PhD student

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

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

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

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in general practice consultations
  • Language and communication skills

Place of employment
The place of employment is at Center for Research and Education in General Practice, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer a creative, interdisciplinary research environment and stimulating working conditions, which combine strong academic support with freedom and curiosity. We provide the AV equipment needed and relevant technical, legal and administrative solutions. The PhD student will also be affiliated to Innovation and Research Centre for Multimorbidity, Slagelse hospital, Region Zealand.

Terms of employment
The employment as PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years.
Employment is conditioned upon the applicant’s success­ful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project which must be accepted at the time of employment.

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 28.597 DKK /approx. 3.845 EUR (October 2021-level) plus pension.

As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database. Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

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

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

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

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

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

3. Certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline:  28 September 2021, 23.59pm CET
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in week 41.

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. 

Deadline: 2021-09-28 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Tuesday September 28th, 2021

PhD fellowship in Plant Biology and Biochemistry

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN) invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in Plant Biology and Biochemistry.

Start date is expected to be 1 January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The projects
The projects will align with Assist. Prof. Kesten’s Novo Nordisk Emerging Investigator grant on cell wall engineering and Lundbeck Foundation Experiment grant on cytoskeletal regulation in plant and mammalian systems.

The cell wall engineering project aims to decipher how cellulose synthases work on a molecular level and how these mechanisms can be tuned to use alternative substrates; Projects related to this topic include, understanding which residues coordinate both substrate and product in the enzyme, changing biopolymer structure to influence wood properties and looking at how these changes affect plant fitness. This project has the direct aim to design new biomaterials but might also influence both food and feed supply.

The cytoskeleton related project aims to understand how disorder in microtubule associated proteins evolved in between plants and mammals. The function of disordered regions in proteins is often based on biophysical properties rather than sequential conservation and the function of many proteins regulating the cytoskeleton, e.g. microtubules, depend on such disordered regions. By comparing the biophysical properties and creating chimeras of such proteins from different Kingdoms of life, we will decipher the molecular working mechanisms of proteins prominently involved in plant stress adaptation, especially important regarding climate change, and in the development of neuronal disorders.

Who are we looking for?
Applicants should hold an MSc degree, or equivalent, in any areas of Plant Biology (and related areas), Biochemistry, or Biophysics (with a strong focus on optics) 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), relevant work experience, reference letters and interviews.

Our group and research- and what do we offer?
You will work in a highly cross-disciplinary and exciting team that includes the full range of microscopy, proteomics, glycomics, biochemistry and molecular biology. This will ensure that you will receive a broad but cutting-edge experience that will build a solid foundation for your future scientific career. It is expected that you have experiences in at least one of the areas of molecular & cell biology or biochemistry. Together, we will generate an exciting environment to understand mechanisms that underpin cytoskeletal behaviour and cell wall synthesis.

The group is a part of Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN), Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. We are located in Copenhagen.

Principal supervisor is Professor Staffan Persson, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN), E-mail: staffan.persson@plen.ku.dk.
Co-supervisor is Assistant Professor Christopher Kesten, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN), e-mail: kesten@plen.ku.dk.

 

The PhD programme
A three year full-time study within the framework of the regular PhD programme (5+3 scheme), if you already have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master’s degree.

Getting into a position on the regular PhD programme

Qualifications needed for the regular programme
To be eligible for the regular PhD programme, you must have completed a degree programme, equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (180 ECTS/3 FTE BSc + 120 ECTS/2 FTE MSc) related to the subject area of the project, e.g. Biology or Biochemistry. For information of eligibility of completed programmes, see General assessments for specific countries and Assessment database.

Terms of employment in the regular programme
Employment as PhD fellow is full time and for maximum 3 years.

Employment is conditional upon your successful enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD School at the Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.

The terms of employment and salary are in accordance to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State (AC). The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

Salary range starts at DKK 27,588.59 per month incl. PhD supplement (1 April 2021 level).

Responsibilities and tasks in the PhD programme

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS / ½ FTE
  • Participate in active research environments, including a stay at another research institution, preferably abroad
  • Teaching and knowledge dissemination activities
  • Write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals
  • Write and defend a PhD thesis on the basis of your project

We are looking for the following qualifications:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other relevant professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in Biochemistry
  • Good language skills

Application and Assessment Procedure
Your application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  2. Your motivation for applying for the specific PhD project. Please state which PhD project you are applying for.
  3. Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  4. Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science or Master of Science and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in another language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
  5. Publication list (if possible)
  6. Up to two reference letters (if available)

Application deadline:

The deadline for applications is 27 September 2021, 23:59 GMT +2.

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 deadline, a number of applicants will be selected for academic assessment by an unbiased expert assessor. You are notified, whether you will be passed for assessment.

The assessor will assess the qualifications and experience of the shortlisted applicants with respect to the above mentioned research area, techniques, skills and other requirements. The assessor will conclude whether each applicant is qualified and, if so, for which of the two models. The assessed applicants will have the opportunity to comment on their assessment. You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews with selected candidates are expected to be held in 1st half of November 2021

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact Co-supervisor Assistant Professor Christopher Kesten, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN), e-mail: kesten@plen.ku.dk.

General information about PhD study at the Faculty of SCIENCE is available at the PhD School’s website: https://www.science.ku.dk/phd/.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deadline: 2021-09-27 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday September 27th, 2021

PhD-fellow in Clinical Forensic Medicine

Department of Forensic Medicine, Section of Forensic Pathology and Clinical Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in epidemiological risk factors associated with drug-facilitated sexual assault in Denmark Nov. 22nd 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
 

Description of scientific environment

The section of Forensic pathology carries out forensic autopsies and clinical forensic examinations including age estimations for the judiciary and other public authorities. Based on this casework the section has a lot of developmental and scientific work within the fields of applied research and prevention. The section of Forensic pathology and clinical forensic medicine is one of three sections at the Department of Forensic Medicine (University of Copenhagen) carrying out research and teaching assignments according to ordinary university rules.  The section has a wide range of collaboration with other fields – eg. Police, Centers of Sexual Assault, Børnehus Copenhagen, clinical departments and other university departments.

The section has about 60 employees, including 1 professors, 3 associate professors, 20 forensic doctors, administrative staff, 6-8 PhD students, 3 laboratory technicians and a number of thesis students. The department is equipped with modern instruments and IT facilities. The section is accredited to ISO 17020.   

The PhD scholarship

The PhD Scholarship concerns epidemiological risk factors associated with drug-facilitated sexual assault in Denmark.

According to anonymous population-wide screenings, every year approximately 30,200 Danish women are sexually victimized. One third are under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the assault, thereby becoming so-called drug-facilitated sexual assault (DFSA). There has been an increasing focus on sexual assault in Denmark due to the large number of unreported cases. Estimates from The Center for Sexual Assault (CSA) at Copenhagen University Hospital show that only about half of the alleged sexual assaults are reported to the police.

Despite increased awareness of the problem, the exact number of sexual assaults in Denmark, and in particular DFSAs, remains largely unknown. There is only limited knowledge of the risk factors associated with these sexual assaults, making it challenging to both handle and prevent. Lack of knowledge concerning profiling in DFSA cases and the fact that some victims may not even be aware that they have possibly been exposed to DFSA means that victims may not receive due process.

The overall out-come of this project is to increase public awareness about DFSA, reduce the occurrence, increase the likelihood of victims seeking acute help and reporting of the crime, and not least ensure an optimal police investigation and forensic examination for the benefit of the individual victim’s sense of security and well-being.

In order to achieve this, this project aims to profile all cases of clinically forensic examined persons approximately 2700 cases who have been examined as victims of sexual assault, in the period 2016-2021. The cases will be cross-referenced on the basis of a wide and almost complete range of data available from the police reports, the forensic examination including toxicology screening, registry data from the National Danish Registries and access to the legal out-come. This will firstly provide an opportunity to compare DFSA and non-DFSA cases and point out important profiling markers and risk factors within the field of simple epidemiological factors, prior somatic and psychiatric diagnoses, social and psychological vulnerability. Secondly it will make it possible to discriminate which factors are important for police reporting and for the legal out-come including a valuation of the findings of alcohol or drugs in the blood of the victims on the legal-out-come.

Supervisors

Professor, ph.d Jytte Banner, Section of Forensic Pathology and Clinical Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health Science at University of Copenhagen

Consultant physician, Julie Munkholm, Section of Forensic Pathology and Clinical Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health Science at University of Copenhagen

Senior Researcher, PhD, Marie Katrine Klose Nielsen, Section of Forensic Chemistry, Department of Forensic Medicine, The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

 

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

To manage and carry through your research project

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

Formal requirements
We are seeking highly motivated applicants with an MSc degree or similar in medicine or related fields with the following competences:

  • Experience with clinical forensic medical examinations
  • Basic familiarity with epidemiology and statistics
  • Fluency in oral and written Danish and English

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

Hands-on experience with Clinical Forensic Medicine

  • Examination of victims of sexual assault
  • Formulation of written forensic reports
  • Correlation of injuries to alleged injury mechanisms
  • Evaluation of possible intoxication in examinees
  • Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Experience with scientific work

Salary and terms of employment 

The salary and terms of employment follow the current agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the union of academics (AC). Negotiations regarding supplements follows the rules in the new pay systems under the State. The average working hours per week is 37 hours. 

We want to reflect the society and therefore calls on all interested, regardless of personal background, to apply. 

All invited for interview will be asked to bring a criminal record in English or Danish.  

Further information can be obtained by the head of the section, professor, PhD Jytte Banner, phone: +45 23811464 or e-mail: jytte.banner@sund.ku.dk 

Send the motivated application together with copies of diplomas (including transcript of records translated to the ECTS grading scale) and indication of previous employment electronically through: https://jobportal.ku.dk/tap no later than 28 September 2021

 

 

 

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

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Deadline: 2021-09-28 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Tuesday September 28th, 2021

Postdoc in Cardiovascular Signal Analysis

The University of Copenhagen is seeking a highly motivated and talented post-doctoral fellow to commence January 1st 2022 at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

About us

The position is available in the Laboratory of Experimental Cardiology. In our group we aim at bridging between biomedical research and clinical practice in cardiac electrophysiology and arrhythmias. By examining cardiovascular signals that characterizes and integrates the complex pathophysiology behind signals and arrhythmias, and by securing synergistic and fruitful collaborations, we strive to identify causalities and optimal treatment options for individuals living with cardiovascular disease. 

You will be part of a team using large clinical and epidemiological cardiovascular signal databases (like electrocardiograms (ECG), Holter monitoring and photophletysmography (PPG) with advanced signal analysis and deep learning published in highly cited medical journals. Furthermore, you will be part of an international consortium within ECG and genetics between University of Copenhagen, and the CHARGE consortium.

Job description

As a postdoc in our group, you will together with the rest of the team, be responsible for running our deep learning systems, and take care of our ECG, PPG, and genetics databases on a daily basis.

You will be an important part of all the scientific aspects related to our studies. Thus, you will be deeply engaged in the scientific research development, generating new scientific questions to investigate, perform statistical analysis, interpretation of results, writing manuscripts for publication and scientific applications, communicating our scientific results, and engaging with collaborators.

You will be part of the institutes educational team, giving classes in Physiology.

Profile

The fellowship is aimed at early career researchers with a basic science background with a research background in human pathophysiology and signal analysis including deep learning, who aspire to a career in academic medicine. We are seeking an open-minded, enthusiastic candidate, who synergistically enjoy the scientific aspects and the translational and practical aspects of research.

Requirements

  • You should have a health science degree (i.e. MD, Biomedical Engineer, MPH or similar). The applicant should have a recent PhD degree (max 2 years) or have planned submission of the PhD before the start of the posdoc position, preferably within health sciences.
  • Strong scientific track record in relation to career stage.  
  • The applicant should have a high understanding of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral; proficient in English and preferable in Danish as well to be able to communicate with patients.
  • Strong scientific, analytical, and technical skills.
  • Experience with signal analysis and deep learning, including skills in computational environment such as R and Python is a requirement.
  • Team player with both an independent and collaborative mind-set.

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen under supervision of Associate Professor Jorgen Kanters and Professor Dominik Linz. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment with local and international collaborators. Our research facilities include computer facilities with Linux, Keras and Tensorflow.

Terms of employment

The employment as a postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 3 years. Starting date is January 1st 2022 or after agreement.

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

Currently, the monthly salary for postdocs starts at 36,700 DKK/ approx. 4,935 Euro (April 2021-level). The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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

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

The University of Copenhagen International Staff Mobility office offers support and assistance to all international researchers on all issues related to moving to and settling in Denmark. Read more at www.ism.ku.dk

Questions
For further questions about the job description and qualifications for the positions please contact Associate Professor Jørgen K Kanters, E-mail: jkanters@sund.ku.dk .

For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact sund-hr-bmi@sund.ku.dk  

Application procedure

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

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

2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills, contact details for at least two references, and other skills relevant for the position

3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate/ Letter from the PhD supervisor that the PhD will be submitted before start of the position and b) Master´s Degree certificate

4. List of publications

5. Research Plan (your ideas and interests within research, max 3 pages)

6. Teaching Portfolio

Application deadline:  29 September 2021, 23.59pm CET

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

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

You can read about the recruitment process at 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.

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

Deadline: 2021-09-29 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Wednesday September 29th, 2021

2 PhD positions for Medical Doctors in the International PhD programme EMERALD

2 PhD positions for Medical Doctors in the International PhD programme EMERALD

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The “International PhD Programme for Medical Doctors”, EMERALD

2 positions at the Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC), University of Copenhagen

Application deadline November 14th, 23.59 pm Central European Time.

The position is available from April 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

 

ARE YOU:

  • A medical doctor with up to 4 years of research experience?
  • Eager to explore why diseases arise and to contribute to development of novel treatment?
  • Driven to pursue a PhD and develop your scientific competences?

 

12 PhD positions are available for this call across seven top European biomedical research centres: BRIC (Copenhagen), CRG (Barcelona), NKI (Amsterdam), IGC (Lisbon) MDC (Berlin), VIM (Lueven), IC (Paris). Two of the positions are at BRIC. A second call will open in April 2022.

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

The “International PhD Programme for Medical Doctors”, EMERALD, trains and nurtures excellent physician-scientists with the goal to bridge the gap between the clinic and the lab. The programme recruit medical doctors to carry out a PhD in cutting-edge research in one of seven recruiting European centres of excellence in life sciences and biomedicine. The recruited medical doctors will acquire unique scientific, technical, and digital skills and knowledge to advance their career at the frontier of medicine and research, with the final goal to improve patients care and tackling global health challenges.

 

Biomedical research is advancing at a high speed in the world. In the last decades, we have seen major developments resulting in significantly better treatment and healthcare. Addressing the increased need for innovative solutions in medicine requires more than ever the rise of the unique professional profile of physician-scientists, combining research with clinical care, understanding patients´ needs and driving research forward to address them.

 

ABOUT THE POSITIONS

The EMERALD fellows will benefit from attractive salaries, an international, stimulating and creative environment with expert supervision, advanced training, tailored career development and mentoring programmes, and access to high-end technologies and facilities. They will have the opportunity to build valuable international networks with multiple actors in academia, hospitals, patients´ organizations and the private sector. For the appointments at UCPH, fellows will be employed for six months as a research assistant and 36-month as a PhD fellow.

 

ABOUT BRIC

BRIC is a top research centre and our researchers have made seminal contributions in the field of epigenetics, cancer biology, stem cell biology, neurobiology and bioinformatics. The

centre is located in modern buildings with state-of-the art facilities and counts 250 employees and more than 60% international researchers. The daily language is English. The centre has an open and collaborative scientific environment and a student

association offering network and social activities. BRIC is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. The faculty’s Graduate School has 1600 PhD students, enrolled into 22 specialized PhD programs. The EMERALD fellows will be enrolled into the programme Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (MoMeD), coordinated by BRIC. Please visit https://bric.ku.dk/ for more information on centre.

 

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

Required educational level: Candidates must have obtained a medical degree, which allows them to enrol in an official Doctoral programme in accordance with the national regulations and institutional requirements in force at each recruiting research centre. As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment at UCPH/BRIC, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database. Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

 

Years of research experience: At the date of the call deadline, candidates must be in the first four years of their research career (exceptions due to career break will be considered) and have not been awarded a PhD degree.

 

Mobility requirements: Candidates can be of any nationality, but must undertake trans-national mobility according to the H2020 MSCA programme´s rules. During the 3 years before the date of the call deadline, they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) for more than 12 months in the country of the selected recruiting centre for which they apply.

 

Required languages: English at excellent level

 

SELECTION PROCESS

The selection process includes three steps of evaluation: Eligibility check, remote evaluation by expert panels, online interviews with selection committee, on-site visit to potential host institute and final selection. The selection will be merit-based, using weighed criteria in three defined areas:

 

  • Candidate curriculum
  • Knowledge and scientific potential
  • Motivation
  • English level

 

HOW TO APPLY

The application deadline is the 14th of November 2021, at 23.59 pm Central European Time.

Applications are accepted exclusively online through our online application system through the EMERALD webpage: www.emerald-mdphd.eu. Candidates who wish to apply for one of the positions at BRIC, University of Copenhagen, also have to submit an application through the UCPH online job application system by clicking APPLY NOW below. 

The application, in English, must include the following:

 

  • Personal details, in line with the European Data Protection Law
  • Degree information, including copy of diploma and detailed transcripts of records (MSc and BSc)
  • CV including:
    • Scientific interests and record of accomplishments: publications (highlighting impact and contribution), research and/or clinical experience and main results, posters or talks at meetings, prizes, fellowships, etc.
    • Outreach: technology transfer, science education and/or public engagement activities.
  • Motivation letter (Cover letter), including indication of preferred host laboratory/PI and research areas: maximum two laboratories of their choice.
  • Contacts of two referees.
  • Eligibility statement
  • Documentation of English abilities (international test)

 

Please notice that the mandatory templates found on the EMERALD webpage are required for the application. Late or incomplete applications will not be evaluated.

 

CONTACT

For more information about the process, guidelines or the application system, please visit the Emerald webpage (https://emerald-mdphd.eu) or contact the Emerald Programme manager (emerald@crg.eu).  

 

Terms of employment and salary

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions offer attractive salary and working conditions. For the positions at BRIC in Copenhagen, the salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State and according to the rules and regulations laid down by European Union’s Horizon 2020 Marie S. Curie COFUND programme. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 27,788.70 DKK (ca. 3,736 EUR) plus pension as a PhD fellow.

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

 

The appointment at BRIC will be for six months as a research assistant and 36-month as a PhD fellow. It is conditioned upon the candidates’ successful enrolment in the Faculty of Health and Medical Science’s PhD school. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the candidate and supervisor during the employment as a research assistant.  

 

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the University’s rules on achieving the degree.  

 

Acknowledgement: Emerald has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101034290

Deadline: 2021-11-14 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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Post expires on Sunday November 14th, 2021

PhD fellowship in Evolutionary Hologenomics at The GLOBE Institute

We are offering a PhD fellowship in Evolutionary Hologenomics commencing 1 January 2022 or as soon as possible hereafter.
We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic candidate to fill a 3-year PhD fellowship on studying spatial biogeography of animal-associated microbial communities and their contribution to the adaptive capacity of animals at the Centre for Evolutionary Hologenomics, GLOBE Institute, University of Copenhagen.

Our group and research
The Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics (CEH) is a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation to develop and implement state of the art ‘omics and associated computational techniques, to address through experimental and theoretical research. CEH's main purpose is to address basic scientific questions through interdisciplinary approaches, operating at the intersection of natural sciences, medical sciences and the humanities.

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

Project and job description
Animal-associated microbial communities are a central topic of study in biological sciences for their relevance in the normal functioning of their hosts. While a great effort is being carried out in characterising animal-associated microbial communities worldwide, we still know very little about general distribution patterns of animal-associated microbiotas within host taxa and geographical space. It has been hypothesised that spatial microbiota variation within host taxa could contribute to confer hosts with enhanced adaptation capabilities, a hypothesis that has not been experimentally tested yet.

The PhD student will first generate a database and perform a meta-analysis of available georeferenced gut microbiota data to extract general patterns of microbiota variation associated with environmental and host biological traits. Then, the student will need to carry out field work and captivity experimentation with shrews and lizards in the Northern Iberian Peninsula, in which the fitness of animals translocated from different environments and subject to microbiota transplants will be measured (thus, the project will require spending long periods of time outside Denmark). Finally, sequencing and phenotypic data will need to be generated and analysed using a variety of analytical approaches.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Antton Alberdi, Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics, the GLOBE Institute, antton.alberdi@sund.ku.dk, +45 53 84 01 19

Start:                1 January 2022

Duration:         3 years as a PhD student

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a MSc in animal biology, ecology, genomics, microbiology or similar.
  • You have documented experience in generating and analysing shotgun metagenomic and DNA metabarcoding data.
  • You have documented experience in working with wildlife.
  • You are willing to spend long periods of time in Spain.
  • You have proven capacity to develop and publish high impact research (minimum one research paper published in an international journal).
  • You have proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams.
  • You have excellent English skills written and spoken.

Other criteria of relevance are:

  • You speak Spanish (relevant for acquiring permits and perform field work).
  • You speak Basque (relevant for acquiring permits and perform field work)
  • Teaching experience.

As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database. Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

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

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

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

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

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 28.597 DKK /approx. 3.845 EUR (October 2021-level) plus pension.

Questions
For further information please contact Associate Professor Antton Alberdi, antton.alberdi@sund.ku.dk, www.sund.ku.dk

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

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

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

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

3. Certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline:  28 September 2021, 23.59pm CET
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

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

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

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

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. 

Deadline: 2021-09-28 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Tuesday September 28th, 2021

PhD fellowship in Drug Modification by Conjugation Approaches at Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND)
University of Copenhagen

We are offering a three-year PhD fellowship in Drug Modification by Conjugation Approaches. The PhD fellowship is financed by Independent Research Fund Denmark. The fellowship is available from 31 December 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Project description
The PhD project is entitled 'Exploration of efflux pump inhibitor conjugates via Trojan-horse

and shuttle approaches'. The project involves design and synthesis of novel conjugates based on known efflux pump inhibitors. Three modification principles will be explored for improving bacterial uptake, while minimizing toxicity toward mammalian cells. The biological evaluation of conjugates will be performed by collaborators.

The medicinal chemistry studies comprise exploration of different conjugation methods as well as structure-activity studies of delivery moieties. Experience in preparative organic synthesis and chromatographic methods is required. A candidate with experience within drug conjugation and/or peptide chemistry (e.g. manual and automated solid-phase synthesis) and relevant analytical methods (NMR, HPLC and MALDI-TOF) is preferred.

Principal supervisor
Associate Professor Henrik Franzyk, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology
E-mail:  henrik.franzyk@sund.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 3533 6255

Our group and research
The work will be closely integrated with related projects in a research group, focusing on discovery and improvement of therapeutics for infectious diseases and cancer. The applicant is expected to possess an outgoing interdisciplinary approach toward collaboration with researchers with a joint focus of research. Currently, the research group comprise both postdocs, PhD students and MSc students and a lab technician.

Our department
The Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology (www.drug.ku.dk) delivers drug-related research and research-based teaching within a wide range of drug-related disciplines, spanning the molecular, cellular, and pharmacological levels.

Job description
Your key tasks as a PhD fellow at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences are to:

  • 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 institution, preferably abroad
  • Obtain experience with teaching and other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Participate in the undergraduate teaching of students in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Participate in national and international conferences and scientific meetings
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your research project

Required qualifications
As an applicant you must have:

  • qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree in Organic Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry or related areas prior to the starting date
  • Fluency in English and excellent communication skills

As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database. Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

Applicants with a Master´s degree from abroad should also enclose a short description of the grading scale used

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in drug conjugation and/or solid-phase chemistry (e.g. of peptides)
  • Experience in preparative organic synthesis
  • Experience with analytical methods: NMR, HPLC and MALDI-TOF

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

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

Terms of employment
The employment as PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years and is to commence on 31 December 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter.

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

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree.

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

Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 27,800 (approx. 3,700 EUR) (taxable) plus pension (October 2021 level).

Application procedure
Your application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking “Apply now” below and 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. Certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other language than English or Danish. The master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
  4. Publication list (if possible)
  5. Other information to consider: References and recommendations (if possible)

The deadline for applications is 1 October 2021, 23.59pm CET

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

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorised 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.

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

Interviews are expected to be held in mid October 2021.

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

Questions
For further information, applicants may contact the principal supervisor Associate Professor Henrik Franzyk, e-mail:  henrik.franzyk@sund.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 3533 6255, or PhD coordinator Marianne W. Jørgensen, e-mail: marianne.joergensen@sund.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 3533 6449.

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

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 8000 students, 1790 PhD students and 5100 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. 

Deadline: 2021-10-01 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday October 1st, 2021

Postdoc position on Stem Cells and Epithelia Mechanobiology at DanStem

The Danish Stem Cell Center (DanStem) at Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen is looking for a Postdoctoral candidate to join the Aragona group starting February 1st 2022 or upon agreement with the chosen candidate.

A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Mariaceleste Aragona at DanStem. The team studies fundamental mechanisms of stem cell biology and tissue architecture establishment and maintenance. Our group aims to understand how neighbouring cells coordinate their decisions to build tissues with specialized structure and function. In particular, we want to investigate how mechanical cues affect gene transcription, stem cells dynamics and fate decisions. To achieve this, the group utilizes lineage tracing in mouse models, mouse and human tissue-specific stem cells in vitro cultures in 2D and 3D, transcriptomic and chromatin profiling at the single cell level. This research project will study the mechanisms by which different epithelia cope with mechanical stress, as well as how they coordinate their own homeostatic behavior with the different neighboring cell types. Starting date for this position is the  February 1st 2022, or upon agreement with the chosen candidate.

Job description

We are seeking an enthusiastic and outstanding post-doctoral candidate with a strong background in either mouse and stem cell biology and/or molecular biology. The candidate will develop protocols to generate and maintain 2D and 3D in vitro cell cultures from mouse primary stem cells and from tissue-specific human stem cells. The candidate also will implement techniques and transcriptomic profiling to identify key cellular and molecular players regulating homeostasis and the responses to mechanical cues e.g., stretching and compression.  By combining clonal analysis to study cell fates dynamics, imaging, single cell RNA sequencing and chromatin profiling, the candidate will master the underlying principles of tissue architecture maintenance upon mechanical perturbations.

About DanStem

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology – DanStem – addresses basic research questions in stem cell and developmental biology and translates results from basic research into new strategies and targets for the development of new therapies for diabetes and cancer. DanStem was established as a result of a series of international recruitments coupled with internationally recognized research groups focused on insulin producing beta cells and cancer research already located at the University of Copenhagen.

Qualifications

  • Candidates must hold a PhD degree in cell/molecular/developmental/stem cell biology/ or similar, with a track-record of successful scientific work.
  • Candidates should have a strong background in developing in vitro stem cell cultures and molecular biology and/or live cell imaging. Alternatively, candidates with a background in bioengineering applied to stem cells or organoids growth and/or mechanobiology are also encouraged to apply.
  • Previous experience using stem cell culture, embryo explants and/or next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics are considered an advantage.
  • Good English communication skills, both oral and written, are prerequisite for the successful candidate.
  • A solution-oriented, organizational and positive mindset is required. The ability to work in a highly collaborative environment both independently and as part of the team is essential.

Terms of salary, work, and employment

The employment is planned to start February 1st 2022 or upon agreement with the chosen candidate. The employment is full time for 2 years.

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

Currently, the monthly salary starts at 34,800 DKK/ approx. 4,670 Euro (April 2021-level). The position will be at the level of postdoctoral fellow and the basic salary according to seniority. Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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

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

The application must include:

  1. Motivation letter (It should describe your long-term research vision, the reason for applying to be part of our team and why you think you are the right candidate to fill this position).
  2. Curriculum vitae incl. education, experience, previous employments, language skills and other relevant skills.
  3. List of three references (full address, incl. email and phone number).
  4. List of publications.
  5. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.

Questions:
For further information contact Associate Professor Mariaceleste Aragona, mariaceleste.aragona@sund.ku.dk

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

How to apply
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically via "Apply" below.

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

Only applications received in time and consisting of the above listed documents will be considered.

Applications and/or any material received after deadline will not be taken into consideration.

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

Assessment procedure

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

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

Application deadline: November 7, 2021.

Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark. It is among the largest universities in Scandinavia and is one of the highest ranking in Europe. The University´s eight faculties include Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Science, Social Sciences and Theology. www.ku.dk

 

Deadline: 2021-11-07 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Sunday November 7th, 2021

PhD fellowship in Dynamical Indicators in Epidemiology at the Department of Public Health

We are offering a PhD fellowship in Epidemiology commencing 1 December 2021  or as soon as possible hereafter.

Our group and research
Section of Epidemiology contributes to the development of the field of theoretical epidemiology, with a specific focus on causal inference, complexity and life course epidemiology. The dynamic interplay between genes, environment and health across the life course and across generations are objects of research in the section. The Westendorp Group is part of the Novo Nordisk Challenge project “Harnessing the Power of Big Data to Address the Societal Challenge of Ageing” together with the Center for Healthy Aging and Statistics Denmark and the primary field of research of the group is identification and evaluation of biomarkers and novel metabolic markers of aging (fatty liver disease, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia) and disease progression. https://www.dataforgood.science

Project Description
The project will study the relationship of various ‘complex-system’ based dynamical indicators from time-series longitudinal health data with clinical endpoints, such as chronic diseases and mortality. It has been shown in physical sciences that dynamical indicators based on existing resilience paradigms, such as critical slowing down, have been shown to forecast the resilience status of systems. The need for tools which measure and provide insights regarding resilience in older adults is one of the top priorities in the field of aging. The project aims to implement various dynamical indicators in an epidemiological framework, testing their ability to predict failure and loss of resilience in humans. It extends beyond purely assessing the ability of existing indicators in predicting loss of resilience and frailty, by also conceptualizing and  developing novel resilience paradigms based on clinical knowledge. Register based studies on the association between dynamical indicators and different clinical outcomes are expected to be performed in the project, with the option of quantifying resilience directly via data from wearable technology. We are therefore seeking a candidate with an interdisciplinary profile with knowledge in systems failure, statistics and epidemiology.

Principal supervisor is Professor Rudi GJ Westendorp, Department of Public Health, westendorp@sund.ku.dk
Start: 1
December 2021
Duration: 3 years as a PhD student

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

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. a Master of Science in Computational Biomedicine, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Public Health or another degree with a strong focus on statistics, data analysis and complex systems biology. As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database. Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Relevant master thesis topic or publications
  • Prior experience in statistical data processing and analysis of Register data.
  • Thorough understanding of statistics
  • Strong programming skills in the statistical language of R
  • Curious mindset able to discuss and interpret results to interdisciplinary scientific groups.

Place of employment
The place of employment is at the Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment.

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

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

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 28.597 DKK /approx. 3.845 EUR (October 2021-level) plus pension.

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

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

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

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

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

3. Certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline: 24 September 2021, 23.59pm CET
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

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

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

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

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

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. 

Deadline: 2021-09-24 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday September 24th, 2021

Postdoc in plant developmental biology

Department of Plant & Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a full time postdoc position for 2 years in plant developmental biology commencing 1 December 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment
The laboratory of Stephan Wenkel at Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark investigates the function of microProteins in model and crop plants (https://plen.ku.dk/english/research/plant_biochemistry/plant-developntme/) and is located at the Copenhagen Plant Science Centre. The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences and CPSC constitutes a stimulating and international research environment with state-of-the-art facilities.

Project description
We are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to work on a two-year project (extension possible) aimed at manipulating plant development using microProtein engineering. MicroProteins are small single-domain proteins that have been shown to control diverse biological pathways (see e.g. Hong et al., PNAS, 2020). In the project we will employ a combination of genome-engineering approaches and protein engineering in tomato to modulate microProtein expression and activity.

Profile
We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated postdoctoral scientist with the following competencies:

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in plant biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or a related field.
  • You are highly experienced in (plant) molecular biology
  • You have an excellent scientific track-record, including publication(s) in high-quality, peer-reviewed international journals.
  • You have proficient communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in teams.
  • You have excellent English language skills.

Additional desirable experience and skills:

  • Experience with plant transformation and/or genome-engineering, especially tomato
  • Experience in bioinformatics
  • An active interest in plant developmental biology.
  • A desire and willingness to work collaboratively and independently.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Stephan Wenkel, Department of Plant & Environmental Sciences, wenkel@plen.ku.dk

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

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

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 440.935 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 75.399). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

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

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

Please include

  • Cover Letter, stating your motivation and background for applying for the position (max. 2 pages).
  • CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position (max. 3 pages)
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc, MSc, PhD)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications
  • 1-3 reference letters (if any)

The deadline for applications is 30 September 2021, 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. You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

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

Questions
For specific information about the position, please contact the principal supervisor Associate Professor Stephan Wenkel, Department of Plant & Environmental Sciences, wenkel@plen.ku.dk

Deadline: 2021-09-30 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Thursday September 30th, 2021

PhD fellowship in the Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics

We are offering a PhD fellowship in human-yeast interactions commencing in January 2022.

Our group and research
This work will take place in the context of the Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics. At the center, diverse scholars from around the world are revisiting the story of humans and animals more generally from the “hologenomic perspective,” in which animals and their microbes are considered holistically.

Project description

For years, anthropologists have talked about the idea that the relationship between humans and yeasts could be talked about either as a case in which humans domesticated yeasts or, alternatively, in which yeasts domesticated humans. After all, the global populations of yeasts are far larger than global human populations and the products produced by yeasts affect many aspects of human behavior (via their products, such as beer, wine and bread). In this framing, the story of yeasts is not so unlike, for example, the story of the Ophiocordyceps fungi that produce compounds that alter the behavior of ants in ways that benefit the fungi (but not the ants).[1] In this PhD, we propose to take the yeast perspective in the story of humans and yeasts more seriously. This project will include at least three elements. First, the student will work with Dunn and Andersen to develop models (drawing from approaches used in community ecology and evolutionary theory) of early interactions between humans and yeasts and those situations in which yeasts might be expected to benefit more than humans and vise versa. Second, the student will use hologenomics approaches and potentially ancient DNA approaches to consider how and when yeasts spread around the world, and the extent to which they spread with humans. Third, the student will consider the scenarios in which humans and yeasts, together (as a kind of ”extended hologenome”) were likely more to succeed relative to humans not engaging in interactions with yeasts. 

Principal supervisor is Robert Dunn, Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics, robert.dunn@sund.ku.dk

Start: 1 January 2022

Duration: 3 years as a PhD student

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

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project. This can include experience in microbiology, ecology, or evolution.

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Evidence of finishing projects.
  • Language skills

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics in the Globe Institute, part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment.

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

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

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 27.700 DKK / approx. 3.720 EUR (April 2021-level) plus pension.

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

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

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

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

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

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

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline:  3 October 2021, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

 


[1] Andersen, Sandra B., Sylvia Gerritsma, Kalsum M. Yusah, David Mayntz, Nigel L. Hywel-Jones, Johan Billen, Jacobus J. Boomsma, and David P. Hughes. "The life of a dead ant: the expression of an adaptive extended phenotype." The American Naturalist 174, no. 3 (2009): 424-433.

 

Deadline: 2021-10-03 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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Post expires on Sunday October 3rd, 2021

PhD scholarship in the project 'The phenomenology of Face Blindness'

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship in the DFF-funded project ‘The Phenomenology of Face Blindness’ at StarrLab, Department of Psychology. Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Enrolment will be at the Faculty of Social Sciences under Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences. The position is fully funded for 3 years.

 
Information about StarrLab and our ongoing research can be found here:
https://psychology.ku.dk/research/research_clusters/starrlab/

The position starting date is on 1 January 2022.

Introduction

‘The Phenomenology of Face Blindness’ is a cross-disciplinary psychological project combining phenomenological psychology and neuropsychology. The project is a collaboration between PI Professor (mso) in neuropsychology Randi Starrfelt and co-PI associate professor Tone Roald. The project is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark.

 

Most people are able to detect and recognize a familiar face in less than a second, with little or no apparent effort. This is not so for people with developmental prosopagnosia (DP) or “face blindness”, a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by severely impaired face recognition. People with DP never learn to recognize other people by their faces, and this can have severe consequences for their social interaction. Some even report being unable to recognize their parents, partner, or children when searching for them in a crowd or meeting them in unexpected places. DP is typically investigated using quantitative, experimental methods in the context of cognitive neuropsychology and neuroscience. The current project will instead take a qualitative approach based on phenomenological psychology, asking; How do people with DP experience perceiving and remembering faces? Through interviews and theoretical analyses, the project will enable a more fundamental characterization of DP, thus informing cognitive theory and providing a more nuanced understanding of DP.

The PhD programme provides PhD students with strong research training and includes independent research work (under supervision), active participation in research networks, PhD courses, teaching, and other forms of knowledge dissemination, as well as drafting and defending a PhD-dissertation. The open position is for a 3-year PhD, within the framework of the 5+3 study programme.   

Qualifications
Applicants need to hold a two-year Master's degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent. The degree should preferably be in psychology, but degrees from related fields like philosophy, anthropology or cognitive science may also be considered.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and interest in psychological phenomenology and neuropsychology/prosopagnosia, including interview techniques and methods for analysis. As research interviews will be performed in a Danish context, the candidate must be fluent in oral and written Danish (corresponding to CEFR level C1). In addition, excellent communication skills in English are essential and applicants must speak and write academic English. The administration may ask applicants to document their proficiency in Danish and English at any time in the recruitment process, if considered necessary.

Applicants must send pre-approval of their Master’s thesis if it is not completed at the time of the application deadline.

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

The applicant’s qualifications for the scholarship are evaluated by the applicant’s general educational and academic background.  Project description, grade average, thesis grade, language competencies, publications, and other academic activities will be taken into account.

Deadline for applications: 15th of October, 2021

Information
For further information regarding the project, including the overall project description, please contact Professor (mso) Randi Starrfelt, randi.starrfelt@psy.ku.dk  

We recommend that you request the overall project description before preparing your application.

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

In English: https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english
In Danish: https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/

Under "Legal basis" on the website you will find information about the rules and guidelines for the PhD programme and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the research strategy and the ongoing research at the Department before submitting their application. Further information can be found:

In English: https://socialsciences.ku.dk/research/
In Danish: https://samf.ku.dk/forskning/

Job description
The specific focus of the PhD project is to investigate how people with DP experience perceiving and remembering faces, including experiential variations of this phenomenon. This will involve recruitment of participants, planning and conducting phenomenological interviews about face recognition, and analysing transcripts for instance using the descriptive phenomenological approach developed by Giorgi.

The successful candidate will be working in close cooperation with the PI and co-PI as well as a student assistant that will assist with recruitment, transcribing interviews etc. The PhD-student will benefit from being part of two research groups at the Department of Psychology, UCPH: The Cognition/ Neuropsychology cluster, and the Center for Phenomenological Psychology and Aesthetics. StarrLab is part of the research cluster Cognition and neuropsychology, where the PhD-will partake in common research meetings and daily interaction with other researchers. An international stay is planned as part of the PhD.

Enrolment as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences' PhD School is a precondition for employment as a PhD scholar.

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

Read more about the structure of the PhD programme and what it means to be enrolled as a PhD student via this link: https://psychology.ku.dk/phd_programme/

For more information about the PhD School, click here: https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/

Applications

The application must be submitted electronically using the APPLY NOW button below.

Applications should include the following enclosures:

  • Cover letter
    detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
  • Reflections on phenomenology and cognitive psychology
    The application must include a brief paper including a presentation and discussion of how the candidate views the relationship between phenomenology and cognitive psychology/neuropsychology, preferably with specific reference to prosopagnosia. This may contain one or more relevant research questions and methodological considerations.
  • This paper must not exceed 2 standard pages, corresponding to approx. 4,000 characters (including curriculum, title, punctuation, figures, footnotes and references, but excluding bibliography). A substantial breach of this will result in the application being excluded from consideration.
  • CV
    Including a list of publications, if available, must be submitted with the application.
     
  • Diploma and transcript of records
    The following documentation must be submitted
     
  • A copy of the applicant's Master's degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)
  • A copy of the applicant's Master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
  • A copy of the applicant's Bachelor’s degree diploma
  • A copy of the applicant's Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)

If the MA diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, German, French, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application. (Do NOT upload recommendations, publications or your Master thesis)

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.

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.

Application process   

On the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences you will find a time schedule for the application process, and information about enclosures to include with your electronic application:  

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/applicants/application/current_advertisement/ (in English) and  

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/til_ansogere/ansoegning/aktuelle_opslag/ (in Danish)   

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

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

The recruitment process

Further information on the recruitment process at University of Copenhagen can be found here:  https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment: 

 

1.                   Qualifications and knowledge of phenomenology and cognitive psychology/neuropsychology

2.         The quality of the reflective paper submitted with the application

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

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 here

International applicant?
The University of Copenhagen offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including support before and during your relocation and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about these services as well as information on entering and working in Denmark here: https://ism.ku.dk/

Contact information
Information about the recruitment process is available from HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number: 211-0854/21-2H

Applications received after the deadline will not be taken into account. 

 

Deadline: 2021-10-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday October 15th, 2021

Postdoc of Forest & Environmental Economics

The Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for a fixed-term 2-year post doc position in the areas of forest and environmental economics. Within the Department of Food and Resource Economics, the postdoc position will be placed in the Section for Environment and Natural Resources.

The position is funded through the EU-project, RESONATE (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101000574), and the candidate will work on the topic of economic resilience, in close collaboration with other project members in Copenhagen and across Europe to identify options for increased socio-ecological resilience of European forests. A core role for the candidate is the development of a systematic assessment of different aspects of demand resilience, and use this to develop a ladder. The candidate will also contribute to a preference elicitation study on forest owners using choice experiment. An important topic for the project is the handling of risk and uncertainty.

Qualifications

In addition to this specific project, the postdoc’s duties will include teaching as well as participation in other related projects. The position may also include performance of other duties (e.g. public sector service and supervision of BSc and MSc students).

The successful candidate should have:

  • A PhD in agricultural, forest, or environmental economics
  • Experience in environmental valuation techniques
  • Experience in econometrics
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Interest in interdisciplinary research and an open mindset towards this
  • Good communication skills, both for scientific communication and broader
  • Preferably, experience of topics related to uncertainty, risk and adaptive behaviour.

Further information about the Department can be obtained here: www.ifro.ku.dk. Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Jette Bredahl Jacobsen or head of department professor Bo Jellesmark Thorsen.

The position is open from January 1st, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

Terms of employment

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

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

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 440.935 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 75.399). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

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

The deadline for applications is 17 October 2021 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

Interviews will be held during November 2021.

Deadline: 2021-10-17 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Sunday October 17th, 2021

PhD fellowship in Medicinal Chemistry Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology

PhD fellowship in Medicinal Chemistry

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

University of Copenhagen

 

Within the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 860517, University of Copenhagen is offering one PhD position for an Early Stage Researchers (ESR), commencing 31 December 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter. The position is 36 months and is funded partially by the Horizon 2020 grant and partially by Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research at University of Copenhagen.

 

The UBIMOTIF consortium includes 13 research groups and 6 partners from 10 European countries and is a joint training and research program with focus on discovery, characterization and exploitation of short linear motifs in the ubiquitin system.

Visit www.ubimotif.ku.dk for more information.

 

Project description

The successful applicant will join the multidisciplinary EU-funded Marie Sklodowska Curie International PhD training network UBIMOTIF aiming to understand the role of short linear motifs (SLiMs) in the regulation of ubiquitin signaling with a focus on DNA repair and mitotic regulation.

 

The aim of the current PhD project is to develop new small-molecule inhibitors and degraders of Cullin 3 (Cul3) adaptor proteins by using fragment-based drug discovery (FBDD) and proteolysis targeting chimeras (PROTACs) strategies. A particular focus will be on kelch domain-containing adaptor proteins.

 

The main tasks of the PhD student will be to design and synthesize new analogues of small-molecule inhibitors to optimize them for affinity, selectivity, and cell activity. The design is carried out by structure-based drug design using available X-ray crystal structures of ligands and fragments binding to the target and molecular docking to evaluate design ideas. Compounds will be made by the student using synthetic organic chemistry and characterized by relevant analytical techniques. The student will also explore prodrug strategies and convert the most interesting lead compounds into PROTACs for targeted protein degradation. To evaluate the affinity and activity of the compounds, the PhD student will apply various assays based on e.g. fluorescence polarization and surface plasmon resonance as well as cell-based assays. As part of the UBIMOTIF training network, two secondments of 3 months each are scheduled. Here, the student will visit collaborating groups at University of Copenhagen and in Uppsala, Sweden, respectively, to test for selectivity, cell activity, and to design and synthesize PROTACs.

 

Principal supervisor
Associate Professor Anders Bach, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology
E-mail:  anders.bach@sund.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 2128 8604.

Profile: https://drug.ku.dk/disciplines/medicinal-chemistry/bach-group/

 

Our group and research

The applicant will become part of Bach Group, which includes postdocs, PhD students, and master students. We use FBDD on disease-relevant protein-protein interactions in order to evaluate the druggability of selected targets and identify novel chemical probes and therapeutic principles. We do fragment screening using biochemical and sensitive biophysical methods, and optimize the hits by medicinal chemistry, X-ray crystallography, and pharmacological assays. The targets we focus on are involved in oxidative stress and inflammation, and they play crucial roles in numerous diseases and pathological processes. Examples are Keap1, which regulates the endogenous antioxidant response, and the superoxide-generating multi-subunit enzyme complex NADPH oxidase 2 (NOX2).

 

We emphasize the importance of interdisciplinarity, teamwork, openness, and knowledge- and information sharing in our work together. We have group meetings, journal clubs, and departmental seminars.

 

Our department

The Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology (www.drug.ku.dk) delivers drug-related research and research-based teaching within a wide range of drug-related disciplines, spanning the molecular, cellular, and pharmacological levels.

 

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

 

Job description
Your key tasks as a PhD fellow at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences are to:

  • 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 two secondments at other research institution in Copenhagen and Uppsala
  • Obtain experience with teaching and other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Participate in the undergraduate teaching of students in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Participate in national and international conferences and scientific meetings
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your research project

 

Required qualifications
As an applicant you must have:

  • qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree in chemistry, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacy, chemical engineering or related areas prior to the starting date
  • Fluency in English and excellent communication skills

Applicants will also be required to meet the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher eligibility criteria:

  • Mobility Rule – Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status are not taken into account.
  • Early Stage Researcher (ESR) criteria – ESRs must, at the date of recruitment by the host organisation, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-Time Equivalent Research Experience is measured from the date when the researcher obtained the degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctorate (either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited, even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged).

 

Please note that you will only be considered for the position if you fulfill the eligibility criteria.

 

Preferred qualifications
We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and science-minded person with competencies and experience related to:

  • Synthetic organic chemistry of small-molecules in relation to drug discovery.
  • Purification and characterization of small-molecules by standard analytical methods (e.g. NMR, LCMS).
  • Design of small-molecule analogues by structure-based drug design using X-ray crystallographic data and molecular docking.
  • Medicinal chemistry concepts like structure-activity relationship (SAR), physicochemical properties related to drug-likeness and biological activity, FBDD, prodrugs, and PROTACs.
  • Biochemical and cell-based assays to evaluate compound affinity and biological activity.

 

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

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

Terms of employment

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

 

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

 

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree.

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

 

Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 27,568 (approx. 3,676 EUR) (taxable) plus pension (February 2021 level).

 

The first 26 months, the salary is added a mobility allowance (600 EUR per month) and (if eligible) a family allowance (500 EUR per month).

 

Application procedure

Your application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking “Apply now” below and must include the following documents in PDF format:
 

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  • CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • Certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.

As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database. Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

Applicants with a Master´s degree from abroad should also enclose a short description of the grading scale used

  • Publication list (if possible)
  • Other information to consider: References and recommendations (if possible)

 

The deadline for applications is 26 September 2021, 23.59pm CET

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

 

The further process

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorised 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.

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

 

Interviews are expected to be held in week 42, 2021.

 

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

 

Questions

For further information, applicants may contact the principal supervisor Associate Professor Anders Bach, e-mail:  anders.bach@sund.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 2128 8604 or PhD coordinator Marianne W. Jørgensen, e-mail: marianne.joergensen@sund.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 3533 6449.

 

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

 

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. 

Deadline: 2021-09-26 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Sunday September 26th, 2021

Postdoc or Research Assistant in Clinical Translational Metabolism

 

The University of Copenhagen is seeking a highly motivated and talented post doctoral fellow or Research Assistant to commence 1 December 2021 or thereafter at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

About us

The position is available in the Clinical Translational Metabolism Group headed by Professor Signe Torekov. In our group we aim at bridging between biomedical research and clinical practice in obesity and related disorders. By conducting clinical experimental interventions that characterizes and integrates the complex pathophysiology behind obesity and diabetes, and by securing synergistic and fruitful collaborations, we strive to identify causalities and optimal treatment options for individuals living with obesity and related disorders. 

You will be part of a team conducting large clinical trials within investigations of treatment of obesity published in highly cited medical journals (e.g. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2028198). Furthermore, you will be part of an international consortium within immuno-metabolism established between University of Copenhagen, Oxford University, UK and Karolinska Institute, Sweden. You can read more about the Torekov Group and our current projects here: https://bmi.ku.dk/english/research/endocrinology-and-metabolism/clinical-translational-metabolism/

Job description

As a post doc or Research Assistant in our group, you will be an important part of all the scientific aspects related to our studies with focus on strengthening your scientific profile. Thus, you will be deeply engaged in the scientific research development, generating new scientific questions to investigate, develop protocols, perform statistical analysis, interpretation of results, writing manuscripts for publication and scientific grant applications, communicating our scientific results and engaging with collaborators.

You will together with the rest of the team, be responsible for recruiting and conducting experimental clinical trials according to scientific excellence and regulatory requirements.

Depending on your qualifications (post doc or research assistant), your specific tasks will be clarified at the interview.

Profile

The fellowship is aimed at clinicians and/or early career researchers with a translational medical research background who aspire to career development and strengthening of your scientific profile within clinical translational medicine. We are seeking an open-minded, enthusiastic candidate, who synergistically enjoy the scientific focus and development in combination with the clinical and practical aspects of research.

Requirements

  • For the postdoc fellowship, you hold a PhD degree, preferably within medical sciences, and have a background as MD, however this is not a requirement for applying.
  • For the Research Assistant, a background as MD is preferred, but is not a requirement for applying.
  • Strong scientific track record in relation to career stage.  
  • Basic understanding and deep interest of the physiology and pathophysiology of obesity and metabolically related disorders.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral; proficient in English and preferable in Danish as well.
  • Strong scientific, analytical and technical skills.
  • Experience with large-scale data analyses, including skills in statistical computational environment such as R and SAS is a distinct advantage, but not a requirement.
  • Team player with both an independent and collaborative mind-set.
  • Experience with clinical research is an advantage (but not requirement).

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment with local and international collaborators. Our research facilities include modern human, animal, and cell laboratories.

Terms of employment

The employment as a postdoc or Research Assistant is a full time and fixed-term position for 2 years. Starting date is 1 December 2021 or after agreement.

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

Currently, the monthly salary for research assistants starts at 29,853 DKK/ approx. 4,014 Euro (April 2021-level). The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Currently, the monthly salary for postdocs starts at 36,700 DKK/ approx. 4,935 Euro (April 2021-level). The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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

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

The University of Copenhagen International Staff Mobility office offers support and assistance to all international researchers on all issues related to moving to and settling in Denmark. Read more at www.ism.ku.dk

Questions
For further questions about the job description and qualifications for the positions please contact professor Signe Torekov, E-mail: torekov@sund.ku.dk TEL +45 22983827.

For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact sund-hr-bmi@sund.ku.dk

Application procedure

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

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

2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills, contact details for at least two references, and other skills relevant for the position.

3. For the postdoc position: A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master´s Degree certificate. For the research assistant position: A certified/signed copy of Master´s Degree certificate.

4. List of publications.

5. Research Plan (your ideas and interests within obesity research, max 3 pages)

Finally, in your application please state whether you are applying for the post doctoral fellowship position or the Research Assistant position.

Application deadline:  30 September 2021, 23.59pm CET

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

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

You can read about the recruitment process at 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.

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

Deadline: 2021-09-30 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Thursday September 30th, 2021

PhD fellowship in statistical and population genomics – From correlations to explanations: towards a new European prehistory (COREX)

We invite applications for a PhD student position at the University of Copenhagen, as part of the COREX synergy project. Synergy projects represent the top level of European Research Council funding, with a budget of €10 million over six years. In the project “From correlations to explanations: towards a new European prehistory (COREX)” geneticists and archaeologists from the University College London (led by Mark Thomas and Stephen Shennan) join forces with archaeologists from Gothenburg (led by Kristian Kristiansen and Karl Göran-Sjögren), and geneticists from Copenhagen (led by Kurt Kjær, Eske Willerslev and FernandoRacimo). The project will combine prehistoric human genomic, archaeological, environmental, stable isotope and climate data to better understand the processes that shaped our biological and cultural past from the time of the first farmers to the Iron Age.

The applicant will be advised by Assoc. Prof. Fernando Racimo, whose research group focuses on using ancient and present-day DNA to understand patterns of selection and admixture over time, in combination with archaeological and paleo-environmental data, and to develop methods to infer dynamic population processes while accounting for both spatial and temporal variation.

Objectives
The candidate will be able to work with unprecedentedly large ancient genomic, archaeological and paleo-vegetation datasets from a period spanning the last 10,000 years of West Eurasian history. The focus of the project will be on performing exploratory analyses and developing computational models to connect population genetic processes (population expansions, migrations and admixture), patterns of material culture distribution (i.e. diffusion of technology and art forms), environmental factors (climate, ecozones, subsistence strategy and the presence of pathogens), sedimentary DNA and demographic data (such as population density estimates from radiocarbon date density data). This will be done using a variety of geostatistically-aware models that account for auto-correlations in both space and time.

This will serve as a pioneer example of how to build statistically-supported conceptual bridges between archaeological and genetic inference. Our project will serve to determine what the impact of the movement of people was on the European landscape, simultaneously on multiple scales: continental, regional and local.

The fully funded PhD position will be carried out at the Lundbeck Foundation GeoGenetics Centre, a unique center of research excellence in Denmark, with the aim to understand the evolution of complex traits using ancient DNA. The candidate will have to opportunity to collaborate with leaders in the fields of paleogenomics, sedimentary DNA and archaeology, including Mark Thomas, Stephen Shennan, Kristian Kristiansen, Kurt Kjær, Karl Göran-Sjögren, Eske Willerslev, Ralph Fyfe, Karin Frei and Jesse Woodbridge. The University of Copenhagen is a world-leading institution of higher learning and provides excellent PhD programs in biology, statistics, computer science and mathematics. The candidate will have the opportunity to take courses in bioinformatics, computer science, statistical inference, machine learning, data science, population genetics, paleogenomics, paleoproteomics, and archaeological science, among many others.

The employment as postdoc is a full time position for 3 years. Tentative starting date is 1 March 2022 or after agreement.

Qualifications
The candidate must have an MSc degree or equivalent at the start of the PhD position. The degree can be in one or more of the following areas: statistics, data science, evolutionary biology, population genetics, computational biology, bioinformatics, mathematics, or related areas. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a working proficiency in one or more programming languages commonly used in data science (e.g. experience in Python, R, C/C++, Java or Julia) and have experience in the UNIX operating environment.

As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database. Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

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

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

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 28.597 DKK /approx. 3.845 EUR (October 2021-level) plus pension.

The Lundbeck GeoGenetics Centre at the GLOBE Institute will be the main working place.

Application
The application must include the following items. Applications that do not contain these requirements, may not be evaluated: 

  • A cover letter (max. one page) describing your background, personal qualities, research interests and specific reasons for applying to this position. 
  • Curriculum vitae (max. two pages) 
  • List of peer reviewed publications (if any). You may include papers accepted for publication or in review to be. 
  • Certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
  • Contact details of two persons for references and a very brief description of your relationship to them. Do not attach reference letters. 

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.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically.

Deadline for applications is 5 November 2021.

 

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH in this links: http://ism.ku.dk

https://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm

https://www.workindenmark.dk/

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone.
 
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 organization – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Fernando Racimo: fracimo@sund.ku.dk

 

Deadline: 2021-11-05 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday November 5th, 2021

Postdoctoral fellowship in statistical and population genomics From correlations to explanations: towards a new European prehistory (COREX)

We invite applications for a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Copenhagen, as part of the COREX synergy project. Synergy projects represent the top level of European Research Council funding, with a budget of €10 million over six years. In the project “From correlations to explanations: towards a new European prehistory (COREX)” geneticists and archaeologists from the University College London (led by Mark Thomas and Stephen Shennan) join forces with archaeologists from Gothenburg (led by Kristian Kristiansen and Karl Göran-Sjögren), and geneticists from Copenhagen (led by Kurt Kjær, Eske Willerslev and Fernando Racimo). The project will combine prehistoric human genomic, archaeological, environmental, stable isotope and climate data to better understand the processes that shaped our biological and cultural past from the time of the first farmers to the Iron Age.

The candidate will be advised by Assoc. Prof. Fernando Racimo, whose research group focuses on using ancient and present-day DNA to understand patterns of selection and admixture over time, in combination with archaeological and paleo-environmental data, and to develop methods to infer dynamic population processes while accounting for both spatial and temporal variation.

Objectives
The candidate will be able to work with unprecedentedly large ancient genomic, archaeological and paleo-vegetation datasets from a period spanning the last 10,000 years of West Eurasian history. The focus of the project will be on performing exploratory analyses and developing computational models to connect population genetic processes (population expansions, migrations and admixture), patterns of material culture distribution (i.e. diffusion of technology and art forms), environmental factors (climate, ecozones, subsistence strategy and the presence of pathogens), sedimentary DNA and demographic data (such as population density estimates from radiocarbon date density data). This will be done using a variety of geostatistically-aware models that account for auto-correlations in both space and time.

This will serve as a pioneer example of how to build statistically-supported conceptual bridges between archaeological and genetic inference. Our project will serve to determine what the impact of the movement of people was on the European landscape, simultaneously on multiple scales: continental, regional and local.

The fully funded postdoctoral fellowship will be carried out at the Lundbeck Foundation GeoGenetics Centre, a unique center of research excellence in Denmark, with the aim to understand the evolution of complex traits using ancient DNA. The candidate will have to opportunity to collaborate with leaders in the fields of paleogenomics, sedimentary DNA and archaeology, including Mark Thomas, Stephen Shennan, Kristian Kristiansen, Kurt Kjær, Karl Göran-Sjögren, Eske Willerslev, Ralph Fyfe, Karin Frei and Jesse Woodbridge. The University of Copenhagen is a world-leading institution of higher learning and provides excellent programs in genetics, archaeology, statistics, computer science and mathematics.

Qualifications
The candidate will have a PhD degree or equivalent doctorate, with a background in one or more of the following areas: statistics, data science, evolutionary biology, population genetics, computational biology, bioinformatics and/or mathematics. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a working proficiency in one or more programming languages commonly used in data science (e.g. experience in Python, R, C/C++, Java or Julia) and have experience in the UNIX operating environment.

Salary and terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for three years. Starting date 1 March 2022 or after mutual agreement.
Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 35,915 DKK/ approx. 4,829 Euro (October 2021-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.
Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

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

Questions
For further information please contact Associate Professor Fernando Racimo: fracimo@sund.ku.dk

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

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

  1. Motivated letter of application focussing on how your experience and skills meet or exceed the stated criteria (max. one page).
  2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.
  4. List of publications.

Application deadline: 5 November 2021, 23.59pm CET

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

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

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH in this links:

https://ism.ku.dk/

https://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-GB 

https://www.workindenmark.dk/

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone.
 
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 organization – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Deadline: 2021-11-05 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday November 5th, 2021

Postdoc position – cryoEM of membrane proteins

A two-year postdoc position in cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) of membrane proteins is available at the Department of Biomedical Sciences at University of Copenhagen.

The Membrane Protein Structural Biology Group at Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMI) works on structural and functional characterization of membrane proteins that are essential for human health and highly attractive targets in the treatment of disease. The postdoc will be involved in the preparation of samples for cryo-electron microscopy data collection, analysis, interpretation and related complementary experiments.

We have excellent direct access to the Core Facility for Integrated Microscopy (CFIM, https://cfim.ku.dk/ ) at Copenhagen University, which possesses one Titan Krios microscope and one Glacios microscope both equipped with Falcon 3EC direct electron detector. We also have routine access to other microscope facility including SciLifeLab at Stockholm and Umeå Centre for Electron Microscopy at Umeå, Sweden.

We have good computation resources both locally and to Danish National Life Science Supercomputing Center computerome.

The position is available immediately, but the starting date will be agreed upon with the selected candidate.

Required qualifications:

  • A doctor degree in biochemistry (or related discipline) or exam at corresponding level obtained before the start of the employment
  • Experience in molecular cloning
  • Experience in protein overproduction (preferably protein complexes and using a eukaryotic host)
  • Experience in protein purification (preferably membrane proteins)
  • Experience in cryo-EM is not essential but preferred

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience in membrane protein characterization in vitro and/or in vivo (e.g. patch-clamping) is considered a plus
  • Experience in membrane protein crystallization is considered a plus
  • Good computational skill is considered a plus
  • Experience in cryo-tomography is considered a plus

Questions:

Applicants are encouraged to read more about the research group at https://bmi.ku.dk/english/research/membrane_protein_structural_biology/.

For specific information about the position, please contact Assistant Professor Kaituo Wang kaituo@sund.ku.dk or Associate Professor Pontus Gourdon pontus@sund.ku.dk. Any questions regarding the application process or administrative queries of any kind should be directed to  SUND-HR-BMI@sund.ku.dk.

For more information on working and living in Denmark: https://ism.ku.dk/, and www.workingconditions.ku.dk

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment.

Our lab is located at the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark. More information on working and living in Denmark can be found at ism.ku.dk  (International Staff Mobility) and workindenmark.dk

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is fixed-term position for 2 years. Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 36,744 DKK/ approx. 4,941 Euro (April 2021-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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

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

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

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

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

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

4. List of publications.

5. Possible references (with contact details – email and telephone numbers) and letters of recommendation.

Application deadline:  24th September 2021

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

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

You can read about the recruitment process at 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.

Interviews are expected to be held in week 43-44.

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

 

Deadline: 2021-09-24 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday September 24th, 2021

PhD fellowship in “Epitranscriptomics and cancer” at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

A PhD position is available at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM) Faculty of Heath Sciences (SUND), University of Copenhagen in the H. Nielsen Group headed by Professor Henrik Nielsen. The position starts 1 January 2022 and highly motivated and committed candidates with an interest in cancer and RNA biology are encouraged to apply.

The project is fully funded by the Danish Cancer Society but the PhD fellow will be encouraged to seek a personal funding to support their PhD stipend.

Our group and research
The H Nielsen group is embedded at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (https://icmm.ku.dk/english/). The group specializes in RNA biology with emphasis on catalytic RNA and RNA modifications in ribosomal and spliceosomal RNA. Most projects are conducted in collaboration with international research partners. 

Project description
In this project, we emphasize the role of RNA-guided RNA-modifications, such as ribose methylation and pseudouridylation of ribosomal RNA and how these modification impact translation in normal cells and in cancer. The project builds on recent publications from the group demonstrating pronounced perturbations of the RNA modification pattern in cancer cell lines and patient samples as well as detailed molecular analyses of the impact of individual modifications on the translation process. The specific aim is to establish the connection between expression of guide RNAs, the instalment of nucleotide modifications and the consequences at the level of mRNA recruitment and translation for selected sites of particular relevance in cancer. The project is a collaborative effort with clinical research groups to ensure its relevance to clinical practise.  

Start:                                  1 January 2022
Duration:                           3 years as a PhD student
Working hours:                 37 working hours per week in average.

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.
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project.

There will also be a research-based teaching in the ICMM curriculum, including at undergraduate level.

Profile
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person with the following competences and experience:

  • Must hold a Master’s degree in a related area of molecular biology, cell biology or biochemistry.
  • Must show evidence of publication-standard research, preferable within the areas of human molecular and cell biology, RNA biology or cancer.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, including the ability to work well in an international academic setting.
  • Ability to work in a team of multidisciplinary scientists, and the potential to work independently with limited direction.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. biochemistry, molecular biology, biology or cell biology.

As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database. Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science

Other important criteria are:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme.
  • Previous publications.
  • Relevant work experience in cancer biology, RNA and cell biology.
  • Other professional activities.
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in cancer and RNA biology.
  • Personal drive and commitment to science.
  • Excellent English language skills.

Place of employment
The place of employment is at Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities are within modern laboratories including dedicated cell and isotope labs.

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

The position is conditional 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 in consultation with the supervisors.

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins at DKK 27,778 / approx. EUR 3,730 (April 2021-level) plus an employer paid pension contribution at 17.1 %.

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact principal supervisor professor Henrik Nielsen by e-mail: hamra@sund.ku.dk.

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/.

Application procedure
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking "Apply now".
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. Certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other language than English or Danish. Master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records
  4. List of publications (if possible).

Application deadline: 15 October 2021, 23.59 p.m. CET.

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

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 8,000 students, 1,790 PhD students and 5,100 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

Deadline: 2021-10-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday October 15th, 2021

Postdoc in Developmental Epigenetics in the Messerschmidt laboratory at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

We seek a talented and highly motivated postdoc interested in investigating epigenetic and transcriptional dynamics in early mammalian embryos and pluripotent stem cells.

The employment period is for an initial 3 years starting 15 december 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter, with the possibility of extension.

The successful candidate(s) will be fully funded as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

Our research
The Messerschmidt Lab (aka Developmental Epigenetics & Disease Lab) is focussed on the epigenetic and transcriptional dynamics in mammalian embryos during oocyte-to-embryo transition and beyond. We study transcription factors and epigenetic modifiers and their roles in epigenetic programming, re-programming and stability at early developmental stages. We seek to uncover novel epigenetic features inherited or established at these early stages impacting on later development, adult homeostasis and/or disease.

For more details please visit developmental-epigenetics.com and linked publications therein.

Research techniques used in the laboratory include Cell biology, Biochemistry and modern Genome-wide NGS techniques (ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq, ATAC-seq, etc), in vivo and in vitro CRISPR mutagenesis and embryo manipulation.

The Messerschmidt lab represents cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and training and will be located in the Panum Institute within the ICMM with access to state-of-the-art facilities.

Your job
The overarching goal of this project is to expose and index sites of epigenetic vulnerability during development and study their impact on development and physiology in-vivo, ex-vivo and in-vitro when mutated. The objectives range from initial, detailed characterization of the model to establishing ex vivo reagents and in-depth molecular analysis by highly innovative next generation sequencing strategies. Last, we aim to manipulate the molecular machinery and their target sites involved in embryonic epigenetic reprogramming and thus establish the next-generation of model systems for future investigations.

Any postdoctoral fellow joining the laboratory will be encouraged to help develop their own project. A high degree of independence will be granted and expected.

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

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in Biology, Biochemisty or similar
  • You are a highly motivated individual with a drive for scientific discovery
  • You possess research experience and publication records in relevant fields
  • You have prior experience in NGS technology and bioinformatic analysis or mouse embryo manipulation
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in and lead teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken

Place of employment
The place of employment is at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM), University of Copenhagen. ICMM offers a creative and ambitious scientific environment, with many different nationalities represented. ICMM aims to produce research with high international impact focusing on the functional cell, its genetic components and molecular cellular mechanisms in a medical context. ICMM currently comprises five research programs, three high profile Research Centers as well as a number of international research groups. The scientists at ICMM are involved in high quality research based undergraduate and graduate teaching programs at the University of Copenhagen. More information can be found at www.icmm.ku.dk.

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 3 years. Starting date is 15 December 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 34,890 DKK/ approx. 4,690 Euro (April 2021-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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

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

Questions
For further information please contact Daniel Messerschmidt by email: danielm@sund.ku.dk or visit developmental-epigenetics.com or www.sund.ku.dk.

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

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

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

Application deadline: 30 September 2021, 23.59pm CET

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

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

You can read about the recruitment process at 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.

Interviews are expected to be held in end October 2021.

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

 


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Deadline: 2021-09-30 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Thursday September 30th, 2021