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Postdoctoral position in ancient plant genomics in ERC-funded project TIMBER

The SAXO Institute, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, in collaboration with GeoGenetics, invites applications for a 1-year postdoctoral position in ancient plant genomics to be filled by 1st September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is for 12 months.

The project
The project ‘TIMBER’ Northern Europe’s timber resource – chronology, origin and exploitation, led by Aoife Daly, has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 677152). In this project, timber in Northern Europe is being studied, to attain a precise chronology for trade of timber over a long time period (c. 1100 to 1700). Using material and textual evidence to identify the source of timber (provenance) the aim is to map the trade in this construction material and to show the regional and temporal fluctuations in timber exploitation and availability. Using a multi-disciplinary approach (archaeological analysis, archival research and a range of archaeological sciences) on a variety of specific case studies, the team is working together to analyse the sources and destinations of traded timber through time.

Job content
The postdoc will perform analyses on archaeological oak timber using ancient DNA (aDNA) techniques with a view to identifying the timber’s region of origin. The genomic research should complement the dendrochronological provenance analysis to locate historical sources of wood and better understand trade routes within the Baltic region. The main focus will be to develop an aDNA approach to study historical wood samples, using it to identify the origin of the wood. Specific archaeological case studies are the focus of the project, and these have been preserved in a variety of conditions, both in their in situ environments and after excavation.

Qualification requirements
In order to be considered for the position, applicants must have research qualifications at least corresponding to what can be achieved as part of a successfully completed PhD within a relevant field.

Candidates that have experience in working with aDNA and/or population genomics are highly encouraged to apply. The project will consist of both laboratory work and bioinformatics, but support is available for each, through collaboration with the GeoGenetics Centre (also within the University of Copenhagen). The Centre has specialized DNA-free laboratories dedicated to performing aDNA work, and is consequently a world leader in the discipline.

The postdoc will work closely with the other postdoc appointees in the team and with the PI at the SAXO Institute; so that the information gathered in the entire project disciplines will be incorporated into a wider analysis referring to the main project research questions.

The appointee will be part of a cross-disciplinary team with emphasis on researching evidence for the trade of timber in the past.

For further information about the position, please contact the Principle Investigator of the project TIMBER, Associate Professor Aoife Daly: (aoife.daly@hum.ku.dk). 

For further details about the qualification requirements for postdocs, please refer to the job structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013: https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/job-structure-for-academic-staff-at-universities-2013.pdf

Application
Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format.

Please click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page.

The application must be written in English and include the following enclosures:

  • Application letter/cover letter (max 1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae (with applicant’s e-mail & telephone number)
  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).
  • Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with *.
  • Research plan, including a short description of previous research and a plan for the coming years that includes an account of how the applicant will contribute to the deliverables in the project.
  • Documentation of research dissemination, if any
  • Publications. Applicants may choose a maximum of three publications for assessment. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and listed from 1 to 3.

Should any material submitted consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly stipulated. The Faculty may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.

Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and English can be expected to be assessed.

Appointment procedure
After the application deadline, the Head of Department selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee.  All applicants are notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. The Dean subsequently appoints an expert assessment committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Applicants are ultimately offered the opportunity of commenting on the part of the assessment relating to themselves before the appointment is finalized.

Applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the procedure by e-mail.

Further information about the application procedure is available from Michael Pieper (HR) hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number 211-0119/19-2I

Salary and conditions of employment
Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts at DKK 34.079,13 (EUR 4,543) per month + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.

The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) have further agreed on a protocol that makes it possible for international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes, please see http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/pension/

A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/

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

Read more here : http://ism.ku.dk, http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm

and https://www.workindenmark.dk/

UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.

The closing date for applications is 23.59 CET, 1 July 2019.

Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.

Read the job description at the university homepage

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

Post expires on Monday July 1st, 2019

PhD fellowship in applying electrodialysis to acid

Department of Food Science (FOOD), Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD fellowship in applying electrodialysis to acid whey from 1 September 2019 or soon thereafter.

Project description

The Department of Food Science, Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen seeks a PhD candidate to work on a PhD project regarding application of electrodialysis to acid whey. This PhD project is part of the Platform for Novel Gentle Processing and Shelf-life Intelligence that is a dynamic industrial multidisciplinary environment supported by Danish Dairy Research Foundation.

Electrodialysis (ED) is a membrane separation process for charged molecules via ion exchange membranes. Charged components are transported from one solution to another due to the influence of applied electrical potential.  Acid whey is a by-product of strained yoghurt, cream cheese and chemical acidification of milk in dairy production. Previous studies have proven the high effectiveness of ED for demineralization of whey and removal of lactic acid from fermentation broths and acid whey to improve down-stream processability, e.g. reduce stickiness of whey powder during spray-drying. However, there are still a number of challenges regarding application of ED to acid whey. The complexity of the feed, criteria for selection of the membranes and reduction of fouling require basic understanding and knowledge to make ED process more effective and robust.

The objective of this work is to improve the basic understanding of ED regarding separation of lactic acid and/or demineralisation of acid whey.

Principal supervisor is Professor, Lilia Ahrné, Department of Food Science, E-mail lilia@food.ku.dk , Direct Phone: +45 3533 3794 with co-supervision by Assistant Professor Shyam Suwal.

Job description

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

  • Manage and carry through your experimentally based research project
  • Take PhD courses
  • Write scientific papers 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

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates

  • Previous experience in membrane filtration technologies
  • A strong commitment to research and performing experiments across scales (lab, pilot, full-scale
  • Strong interest in processing technology and understanding the effects of process on product properties
  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Interpersonal skills

Formal requirements

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

Applicants should hold an MSc degree food technology or science, chemical or biochemical engineering with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Terms of employment

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

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

Questions

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor, Professor, Lilia Ahrné, Department of Food Science, E-mail lilia@food.ku.dk , Direct Phone: +45 3533 3794

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

Please include:

  • Cover letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any), peer reviewed and other
  • List of references or personal recommendations  letters
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

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

The deadline for applications is 5 June 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

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

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Deadline: 5 June 2019

Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: FOOD
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Post expires on Wednesday June 5th, 2019

PhD fellowship in sleep neurophysiology at Department of Neuroscience

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences 
University of Copenhagen 
We are offering a PhD fellowship in sleep neurophysiology commencing 1 October 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.
Our group and research 
The Kornum Lab explores sleep biology in health and disease. Our focus is to understand sleep-wake neurophysiology and how the immune system affects the sleep regulating networks of the brain. We are particularly interested in the hypocretin/orexin neurons, their signaling, and their involvement in the sleep disorder narcolepsy and in sleep-wake regulation during sickness in general.
Project description 
The aim of the project is to explore a novel pathway in sleep regulation and how it is affected in the sleep disorder narcolepsy type 1. The project will use in vivo neurophysiological methods including sleep-wake assessment with eeg/emg-measurements in mice.
Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Birgitte Rahbek Kornum, Department of Neuroscience, E-mail: kornum@sund.ku.dk
Start:                 1 October 2019
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
  • Take part in the daily life of the research group
  • 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. In addition the applicant must have practical experience with conducting sleep eeg/emg measurements in mice, and be certified to work with animals in a research setting.
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 systems neuroscience
  • Language skills
Place of employment 
The place of employment is at Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include fully equipped modern laboratories for both in vitro and in vivo neuroscience.
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.
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 26.755 DKK /approx. 3.567 EUR (April 2018-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:  1 June 2019 
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.
The further process  
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.
The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.
Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.
You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/
The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
Interviews are expected to be held shortly af the deadline.
The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7500 students, 1500 PhD students and 3200 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position.  

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Deadline: 1 June 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Neuroscience
Email: kornum@sund.ku.dk
Phone:
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Post expires on Saturday June 1st, 2019

PhD position in experimental quantum information at the Center for Quantum Devices and Microsoft Quantum – Copenhagen

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

Microsoft Quantum Copenhagen is a research center sponsored by Microsoft Research aimed at developing topological quantum information processing hardware.

The position
 

The Center for Quantum Devices and Microsoft Quantum – Copenhagen are seeking applications for PhD students to work on for the experimental implementation of solid state quantum information systems. Applicants should have a Masters or Undergraduate degree in Physics with relevant experimental experience. Research involves nanofabrication, cryogenics using a cryofree dilution refrigerator, rf and microwave electronics, data analysis, and writing up results for publication.

Information about QDev can be found at qdev.dk. Information about Microsoft Quantum CPH can befound at microsoft.com/en-us/quantum/

The position is open from 1 August 2019 or by arrangement.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Principal Investigator, Charles Marcus (marcus@nbi.dk).

Terms of employment  

The PhD program is administered by the Science PhD school, University of Copenhagen.

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

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 324,360 plus additional pension contribution up to DKK 52,918. Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Integrated MSc and PhD Scheme  

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

Scholarship and terms of employment for integrated MSc and PhD 

PhD grant portions (Ph.D.‐SU klip) 

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

48 PhD grant portions at DKK 6,090 each, corresponding to DKK 292,320 (approx. €38,975).

 

‘Duty work’ 

As a supplement to the PhD grant portions, the student may, in accordance with the collective agreement of the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC), be offered ‘duty work’. In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme, students performing ‘duty work’ are paid by the hour. UCPH has decided to offer students on integrated MSc and PhD schemes 150 hours of ‘duty work’ per year during Part A of the programme (until two years of the combined programme of study remain). ‘Duty work’ during Part A if it has a duration of three years: 450 hours at a rate of DKK 324,360 (+ 12.5% holiday pay).

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

Salary in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC)

In the period after the completion of the MSc programme, the student is employed as a PhD scholar and is remunerated in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The scheme is arranged in such a way that students graduate from the MSc programme at a time when there are two years left of the integrated programme. For this reason, the salary must be paid for a period of two years in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The amounts specified include a supplement locally agreed upon as well as pension contributions: Salary as a PhD scholar: 24 months at a rate of DKK 30,600 (including pension contributions and supplement), corresponding to DKK 734,420 (approx. €97,900).

 

Application


Please send an application that describes your background and research interests. The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Enclose CV with publication list, short description of your work relevant to the research field (e.g. PhD, Masters thesis), and names and contact information on up to three scientific referees (do not send letters). Copy of diploma is not needed in the application phase.

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

Application deadline 30 May 2019.

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

Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.

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

Questions 

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

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Deadline: 30 May 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
Email:
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Post expires on Thursday May 30th, 2019

PhD Fellowship in ‘Chromosome Instability and Human Disease’ at the Center for Chromosome Stability

A PhD position is available in the Center for Chromosome Stability (www.ccs.ku.dk) in a group headed by Prof Ian D. Hickson. The post is available from October 1st, 2019 (or at a mutually agreed date). Highly motivated and committed candidates with an interest in chromosome structure and disease are encouraged to apply.
The post is fully funded, although the post-holder will be encouraged to seek a personal fellowship to support his/her PhD stipend.
Our group and research 
The CCS is a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation, and has as its mission on understanding of how chromosomal instability causes human disease. The CCS is embedded at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (www.icmm.ku.dk).
Project description 
The project is part of collaboration between the Hickson and Lopez-Contreras groups in the CCS and will focus on understanding the molecular basis for developmental disorders in man caused by abnormalities in the protein Topoisomerase III (TOP3). TOP3 is required for DNA repair and genome stabilization through altering the topological state of DNA. The project will involve multiple methodologies, including biophysical and cell biological techniques, as well as characterization of a mouse model of the human disease.
The project will be overseen primarily by Dr. Anna H. Bizard, an expert on DNA topology
Start:        October 2019.
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
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project
Profile  
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person with the following competences and experience:
  • Must hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a related area of biology or biophysics.
  • 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
  • A track record of publication-standard research
Key criteria for the assessment of candidates 
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. biology, cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, biophysics
Other important criteria are:
  • Grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in chromosome 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 include modern laboratories.
Terms of employment and employment 
The employment as a PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years. Starting date is October 1, 2019 or by agreement.
The post 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 University’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 26.755 DKK /approx. 3.567 EUR (April 2018-level) plus pension.
Questions 
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor.
General information about PhD programs at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available at the Graduate School’s website: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/guidelines/   
Application procedure 
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking “Apply”. The application must include the following documents in PDF format:
  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  2. CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  3. A certified/signed copy of Master of Science certificate. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do
  4. Publication list (if possible)
 
Application deadline:  June 30, 2019, 23.59pm CET  
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.
The further process  
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.
The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.
Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

APPLY NOW

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

Deadline: 30 June 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday June 30th, 2019

PhD Scholarship at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL), Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

CeBIL, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, is seeking to appoint a PhD researcher for a fully funded three-year period. We are looking for candidates with innovative and original ideas, and we strive for excellence in quality and originality.  

 

The successful candidate can commence from 1 November 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

 

About CeBIL  

The Centre for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL) explores the legal challenges and the rapid developments in the biotechnological area. CeBIL brings together scholars from some of the world’s leading research institutions in interdisciplinary collaboration as well as stakeholders from industry, government and civil society. Alongside other projects, CeBIL hosts the Collaborative Research Programme for Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL Programme). This 5-year research programme (2018-22) is supported by a grant of DKK 35 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation and involves partners from Cambridge, Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School, Michigan, and the UCPH IFRO.  

 

The CeBIL Programme focuses on innovation inefficiencies on the life science frontiers through five concrete interrelated studies. The common aim of the five studies is to optimize legal concepts into enabling tools that will help bring novel technologies, research, and biomedicine together for radical innovation – thereby providing much-needed contribution to bridging bio-pharmaceutical innovation gaps, enhancing translational medicine, and promoting technology transfer. An overarching study on Policy & Synergy will ensure continuous knowledge exchange and synergy across the five concrete studies:  

 

Study 1: Antibiotics  

 

Study 2: Orphan Drugs  

 

Study 3: Precision Medicine, Big Data & Artificial Intelligence 

 

Study 4: New Uses  

 

Study 5: Drug Manufacturing & Biologics  

 

Study 6: Policy & Synergy  

 

The objective of the CeBIL Programme is to demonstrate how legal science methods that take careful account of interdisciplinary insights and “real world” perspectives can generate new knowledge about key factors driving pharmaceutical innovation. In addition, such methods will be utilised to examine how innovation incentives, other than patents, can be applied, combined, optimised and conceptualised in order to either substitute or complement patent protection in new areas of crucial medical applications. Within this context, special focus will also be laid on the impact of emerging digital technologies, big data and artificial intelligence.  

 

For further details, see http www.cebil.dk  

 

PhD project  

 

The PhD researcher will be expected to work on Study 1. 

 

Study 1: Antibiotics  

 

Antibiotic resistance is the ability of bacteria to combat the action of one or antibiotics. Humans and animals do not become resistant to antibiotics, but bacteria carried by humans and animals can. 

Each year, 33,000 people die from an infection due to bacteria resistant to antibiotics. The burden of infections with bacteria resistant to antibiotics on the European population is comparable to that of influenza, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS combined. (info from https://antibiotic.ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications-data/antibiotic-resistance-increasing-threat-human-health). 

 

Antibiotic resistance presents a serious health crisis, from which no one of us is spared, and it requires urgent attention (for more info, see also https://antibiotic.ecdc.europa.eu/en/get-informed). For a variety of reasons, innovation in antibiotics has stalled, which compounds even more the health crisis we are faced with. One of the main obstacles (apart from scientific challenges) seems to be the lack of incentives for the pharmaceutical industry to invest in the developments of new antibiotics.  

Against the background of increasing antibiotic resistance and inadequate market incentives, Study 1 will evaluate the legal implications of a number of “push” and “pull” options to tackle these challenges. This includes financial incentives, such as specific IP protection and market exclusivities, health impact funds, crowd-funding, pre-competitive collaborations, PPPs between academia and the industry, and other innovative alternatives, such as “integrated” strategies based on prizes administered by reimbursement systems that require compliance with conservation targets. Some of the key questions which need to be addressed are the following ones:  

 

(1) To what extent is there a need to curtail and combine particular push and pull incentives to different classes of antibiotic resistance?  

(2) What are the pros and cons of purely market-based incentives in comparison to delinkage models in the fight against antibiotic resistance?  

(3) To what extent would so-called complementary approaches, more public-private collaboration, or “integrated strategies” be helpful in European settings compared to the US and what legal changes would be required to implement such approaches?  

(4) Do we need to reconsider the already available incentives and definitions in the current “antibiotics” legislation in light of new scientific insights and bio-medical applications?  

(5) What potential do new forms of therapies based on gene-editing, such as CRISPR-Cas 9 and gene drive, and phage technologies have in the fight against AMR and what are the legal and ethical dimensions?  

 

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is interested in pursuing doctoral research which can make a difference in society. It is a research project of immense relevance to society. As a PhD researcher, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the quest for a solution to this health crisis. Moreover, you will be able to work in an intellectually very stimulating and pleasant environment, and you will have the opportunity to work under the supervision of and with some of the finest experts in the area of biomedical innovation law, both in Copenhagen and in partner institutions such as Harvard University.  

 

Faculty’s Doctoral Training Programme  

PhD students at CeBIL are enrolled in the Faculty of Law’s general doctoral training programme, which provides PhD students with a general set of skills for developing their research and career. This programme involves coursework, international networking, a research visit at a relevant research institution abroad, as well as teaching tasks. Details and requirements can be found on the Faculty’s website. Some of the requirements can, however, be fulfilled by participating in CeBIL’s own research training activities.  

 

 Qualifications  

 

  • Applicants must have obtained a degree that corresponds to the Danish Master of Laws or equivalent qualifications. Please visit studyindenmark.dk for more information.  
  • Applicants must have obtained a minimum overall grade average of 8.2 or above at the Master’s level in accordance with the Danish grading scale (for Danish scale, see here )  
  • Applicants may submit their application before they have completed their Master’s Degree. In that case, they must have submitted their final thesis before applying for this position and receive their final grades before 1 September 2019.  
  • Applicants must document an aptitude for research through the meritorious assessment of their final thesis, publications or academic recommendations in order to show that they are capable of undertaking the demanding task of writing a PhD thesis.  
  • Applicants must have excellent language skills in English and have excellent communications skills. Applicants must be able to teach at an academic level in Danish or English and to follow PhD courses in English.  

 

Successful PhD candidates are required to  

 

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

 

Application procedure  

 

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

 

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

 

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

Submit your application electronically in English.  

 

University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society and therefore encourages all interested parties regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

 

Recruitment process  

Following the application deadline, the Dean will pre-select PhD applications that will proceed to the assessment stage upon the recommendation of the Selection Committee. Applicants are pre-selected for further assessment in line with the Faculty’s recruitment needs as described in this job advertisement. This is carried out based on the overall assessment of the applicant’s educational qualifications, the quality of the submitted research proposal and its relevance to the Faculty’s research agenda, and other relevant qualifications (e.g. relevant professional experience, any previous academic publications etc.). All applicants are then notified by the HR Centre as to whether their application has proceeded to the assessment stage. The assessment is carried out by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants will be notified of the composition of the assessment committee. When the committee has completed its assessment, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the assessment. A number of qualified applicants will be invited for an interview. Interviews are expected to take place in September/October 2019.  

 

Terms of employment  

Successful candidates will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations and the Ministry of Finance concerning the salary of PhD students.  

If you are offered a PhD position, you will receive a regular monthly salary in accordance with Danish law and you will be entitled to an annual research budget. The Faculty does not provide accommodation.  

 

General information  

Can be found on the Faculty’s website  

Can be obtained by contacting the PhD administration by mail to phd@hrsc.ku.dk  

Contact at CeBIL: helen.yu@jur.ku.dk  

 

Closing date for applications  

 

The closing date for applications is 15 July 2019, 23:59 GMT +1. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Likewise incomplete applications (i.e. without all required documents) will be rejected.  

 

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Deadline: 15 July 2019
Unit: Faculty of Law
Campus: Det Juridiske Fakultet
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PhD fellow in Plant Molecular Biology

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Plant Molecular Biology commencing 1 August 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Description of the scientific environment 
The department studies all aspects of plant biology. The research group to which the candidate will be affiliated has a main focus on the molecular biology of primary active transport systems in plants.
Project description 
The project supported by the Carlsberg Foundation aims at understanding the molecular basis for salt tolerance of Chenopodium quinoa. The PhD student will work on characterizing cation transporters in this plant.  The work will include making an inventory of putative cation transporters in the genome of C. quinoa and functionally expressing selected transporters in yeast for characterization of their properties. At a later stage of the project the candidate may have the possibility to examine the phenotype of plants carrying mutations in the corresponding genes.
 
Principal supervisor is Professor Michael Palmgren,Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, E-mail palmgren@plen.ku.dk,  Direct Phone: +45 23988444.
Job description 
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:
  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department
Formal requirements  
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Biotechnology with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.
Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 325.625 (approx. €43,400) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,980). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Application Procedure 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
Please include
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
The deadline for applications is 31st May 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
 
Questions 
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Michael Palmgren, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, e-mail palmgren@plen.ku.dk,  direct Phone: +45 23988444.
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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Deadline: 31 May 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
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PhD fellow in geochemistry and magmatic petrology of silicic volcanism of the southern Andes

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in geochemistry and magmatic petrology commencing 01.11.2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Description of the scientific environment
The Section of Geology is part of the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management and is located on Øster Voldgade 10 in the central part of Copenhagen. The institute hosts a lively PhD environment and weekly seminars and a yearly hard rock meeting provide a stimulating research environment. The successful applicant will be working daily in the Research group of Geochemical, Mineralogical and Petrological Earth Science, which includes analytical facilities such as EMPA, ICP-MS, LA-ICP-MS, and several TIMS instruments. The research group is involved in a wide range of research activities within geochemistry and petrology of ocean island and within plate magmatism, subduction zones and Greenland Archean complexes, mineralogy and redox-sensitive isotope systems.
Project description 
The research project is centered on investigating the Quaternary silicic volcanism of the Loicas trough in the southern Andes ~35-37 ⁰S through a geochemical and volcanological study to characterize magma sources and magma chamber conditions as well as the explosivity of the magmatism. The extensional Loicas trough is situated behind the main arc front in an otherwise compressional tectonic regime and hosts a number of calderas and silicic volcanoes, a.o. the Domuyo volcano, and the younger Tromen volcano with associated basaltic cinder cones. A recent tomographic study has shown that the trough hosts large shallow magma reservoirs, and the goal is therefore to assess the risk of future eruptions. The applied analytical methods will primarily be whole rock elemental modeling, Sr, Nd, Pb-DS isotopes, and microprobe and laser ablation analyses of minerals for thermobarometric purposes. The student is expected to participate in field work in Argentina in the first weeks of January 2020.
Principal supervisor is Assistant Professor, Nina Søager, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, E-mail: ns@ign.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 35 33 29 75.
Job description 
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:
  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department
Formal requirements
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Geology or Geochemistry with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.
The student is required to have a strong background in igneous geochemistry and petrology. Students with experience in performing chromatographic element separation/geochemical lab procedures, isotope analyses and interpretation of isotopes will be preferred. Experience with electron microprobe and/or LA-ICP-MS will be an advantage.
Terms of employment  
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 325.625 (approx. €43,400) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,980). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Application Procedure 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
Please include
  • Cover Letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
The deadline for applications is 30th of June 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
Questions 
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor [Assistant Professor, Nina Søager, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, E-mail: ns@ign.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 35 33 29 75].
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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Deadline: 30 June 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management
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PhD fellow in Theoretical Quantum Optics

PhD fellow in Theoretical Quantum Optics,  
Center for Hybrid Quantum Networks (Hy-Q) 
Niels Bohr Institute
University of Copenhagen
The Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in theoretical quantum optics commencing 01.09.2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Description of the scientific environment 
The theoretical quantum optics group investigates a broad range of topics in theoretical quantum optics and quantum information. The main focus is on the implementation of quantum information processing in a variety of physical systems, ranging from solid state systems to quantum optical systems. Currently most of the research is focussed on quantum communication and light matter interactions.
The research group is part of the newly established Center for HybridQuantum Networks (Hy-Q), which aims at exploiting photons to merge disparate quantum systems. The group is also part of the Quantum InternetAlliance (QIA), a European effort to build a global quantum internet.
Project description 
The Ph.D. project should within the general research area of Hy-Q. The precise content of the project will be agreed upon with the successful candidate but possible topics could be
Quantum limits of sensing
Strong photon-photon interactions induced by material systems
Quantum communication with single photon emitters.
Principal supervisor is Professor Anders Søndberg Sørensen, Center for Hybrid Quantum Networks (Hy-Q) and The Niels Bohr Institute, email: anders.sorensen@nbi.dk, phone: (+45) 24661377.
Job description 
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:
To manage and carry through your research project
Attend PhD courses
Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
Teach and disseminate your research
To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
Work for the department
Formal requirements
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Physics or other related area with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.
Terms of employment  
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 325.625 (approx. €43,400) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,980). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Application Procedure 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
Please include
  • Cover Letter, detailing your motivation and background for applying for the PhD project.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
The deadline for applications is 26st of May, 2019, 23:59 GMT +2. 
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
Questions
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Anders Søndberg Sørensen, email: anders.sorensen@nbi.dk, phone (+45) 24661377.
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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Deadline: 26 May 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
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PhD scholarship on militarisation in Uganda at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship at the Department of Political Science, UCPH. The PhD project is an integral part the of the research project “Militarisation, sustainable growth and peace in Uganda” funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and administered by Danida Fellowship Centre. The project is a collaboration between CRIC, Centre for Resolution of International Conflicts, at the University of Copenhagen, and HURIPEC, The Human Rights and Peace Center, at Makerere University. The successful applicant will thus join a vibrant international research environment and enroll at the Faculty of Social Sciences under Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences. Employment is expected to begin on 1 September 2019.
Deadline for applications: 1 June 2019.  
Project description  
The rationale behind this project is to explore the current trend of militarisation in Uganda with a threefold aim: First, to better understand the militarisation phenomenon in Uganda and to analyse its scope and consequences; second, to contribute to theoretical conceptualisations of militarisation; third, to increase the dialogue and awareness among private and public partners in Uganda about how democratic accountability, protection of rights and state-building can be strengthened in an era of militarisation. Although military control over resources and implementation can in some contexts be a step towards achieving development, it may also undermine a country’s economic performance and could lead to increased instability. This project seeks to examine the nature and extent of militarisation in Uganda in key sectors and institutions and how this process impacts central development agendas, possibilities for oversight, institutional capacities and independence, the country’s political and ethnic dynamics, and the role and agency of civil society. These assessments will include gender sensitive perspectives across different components to examine avenues for the involvement of women in democratic accountability. Ultimately, the analysis of these societal effects will enable the assessment of the viability in the case of Uganda of the strategy of militarisation for accelerated growth in various areas. In terms of long-term objectives, the project aims to contribute to enhancing knowledge and understanding and to better enable both Ugandan actors and international partners to contribute to the overarching Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) No. 16 on peace, justice, inclusive growth and strong institutions.
The applicant is to independently design and propose a project for the PhD dissertation. Within the larger framework of the general project, the PhD dissertation is expected to address the relationship between militarisation at the regional and domestic levels and/or the Ugandan military, its identity and practices. This description indicates the fields in which to study, not the exact research question(s) to be answered, which the applicant should justify in the project description. While enrolled at UCPH, the PHD student will likely spend one year in Uganda focused on field research and hosted by HURIPEC. The 5 page research proposal should include key questions, theoretical framework, methodology and how your planned thesis will add to already existing research. The research proposal should also comprise a preliminary bibliography and a preliminary study plan. The applicant is expected to partake in the joint development of the research project and of the centre, CRIC.
We are seeking a motivated and creative PhD student who displays enthusiasm and good interpersonal and communication skills. Candidates with documented knowledge on East Africa and fieldwork experience are preferred. Familiarity with military institutions is an advantage. Experiences from outside the academic world will count in the evaluation process.
Principal supervisor is likely to be Professor Ole Wæver, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen; ow@ifs.ku.dk
Shortly, a second PhD position will be announced, where the student will be enrolled at Makerere University, with an interleaved stay in Copenhagen.
The Human Rights and Peace Center, HURIPEC, a semi-autonomous department under the School of Law was set up by Makerere University in 1993, as the first human rights center of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa. The centre pursues a vision of contributing to the establishment of an educated, activist, academic society with a high awareness of human rights in Uganda and other countries. It has consistantly engaged in events geared at promoting the understanding and respect for human rights, democratic governance and sustainable peace in the East Africa subregion specifica1lly and Africa generally through teaching, research and outreach. See: www.huripec.mak.ac.ug 
Centre for Resolution of International Conflicts, CRIC, is an interdisciplinary research centre aiming to strengthen the prevention and resolution of violent conflicts through developing analytical tools and practical techniques in collaboration with practitioners. It was originally funded for four years by the then “Danish Council for Strategic Research” and later by the Carlsberg Foundation. More information about CRIC is available at www.cric.ku.dk.
The PhD programme 
The PhD programme at UCPH provides PhD students with strong research training which opens up a window of opportunity to a variety of careers within the private and public sectors. The programme includes the drafting of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, teaching, and other forms of knowledge dissemination. The PhD programme can be undertaken as a three year full-time study within the framework of the 5+3 study programme, or as a four year full-time study programme within the framework of the 4+4 study programme.
Information 
Further information about the PhD study programme is available on the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences:
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.
Applications 
  • The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society, and invites all qualified applicants, regardless of personal background, to apply for the positions.
  • In order to be awarded a PhD scholarship the applicant has to enrol as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.
The application must be submitted electronically using the APPLY NOW button below, and must include:
  • Cover Letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
  • Project description (max. 5 pp. double-spaced, not including bibliography)
  • Time schedule
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc/BA and MSc/MA)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications, documentation of English language qualifications (if any)
Scholarships in the 5+3 and the 4+4 PhD study programmes
The 5+3 PhD study programme
In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme the applicant must have completed a two year MSc degree programme, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment. Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. PhD students are paid a salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3 year period of time without additional pay. The work obligation can include for instance teaching.
The 4+4 PhD study programme 
Students who have completed a BSc plus 60 ECTS of an MSc degree programme would enrol as PhD students simultaneously with their enrolment in the MSc degree programme. Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. Until an MSc degree is obtained, the grant is paid partly in the form of up to 48 state education grant portions (in Danish: SU-klip). More specifically the PhD student will be paid two grant portions per month plus salary for work (teaching, presentations etc.) which totals a workload of at least 280 hours. Payment and conditions of employment are carried out in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Upon completion of the MSc degree the student is transferred to the salary-earning part of the PhD studies.
Application process
On the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences you will find information about the application process and enclosures to include with your electronic application:
The application must be submitted electronically no later than 1 June 2019.   
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee.
The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment:
1. Research qualifications as reflected in the project proposal.
2. Quality and feasibility of the project.
3. Qualifications and knowledge in relevant social science disciplines.
4. Performance (grades obtained) in graduate and post-graduate studies.
Each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk.
Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that they are scanned and collected into one file. Applications received after the deadline will not be taken into account.
If possible, applicants should reserve late June, where a kick-off workshop is held in Copenhagen, and participation of the selected candidate would be valuable.

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Deadline: 1 June 2019
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus: Institut for Statskundskab

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Postdoctoral position in Art History

The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral position affiliated with the project “The Art of Nordic Colonialism: Writing Transcultural Art Histories” to be filled by September 1 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is for 24 months / 2 years.    

The main subjects covered by the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies are cultural production and art, cultural theory, cultural history and cultural dissemination. The Department conducts research and runs higher education programs from BA to PhD level. Further information about the department can be found at www.artsandculturalstudies.ku.dk

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The Art of Nordic Colonialism brings together researchers, curators, and artists working on art and visual culture related to Nordic colonial projects in the Caribbean, West Africa, India, Greenland, Iceland, and Sápmi. Artists took active part in imperialist projects from the 17th century and onwards, either as participants in colonial expeditions, as ‘tourists’ and travelers, or as onlookers from home. At the same time, colonized subjects used aesthetic practices in their resistance to colonial rule. This research project will commence a collective examination and discussion of the role colonialism has had on the creation and reception of art and art histories across the Nordic countries and their former colonies from the 1600s up until the present.    Art and visual culture pertaining to Nordic colonial histories have received surprisingly little scholarly attention and remain to be properly accounted for. The project’s contention is that the political investment in narratives of national and cultural homogeneity in the Nordic region have overshadowed the traditions of transcultural exchange, influence, and conflict engrained in histories of colonial encounters. The colonial inflection of the definition of art has also framed aesthetic practices by the colonized as ‘ethnographica’ to be studied by anthropologist not art historians. Questioning the conceptual boundaries of ‘art’, this research project seeks to move beyond nationalized art histories and their colonial legacies in order to develop new transcultural and decolonial approaches to historical engagement with art and visual culture.    We now seek to extend the research group with one two-year Postdoc researcher who wish to work in the intersection of art history, visual culture and studies of colonialism/ coloniality in relation to Nordic colonialism in a broad sense. Practice-based Postdoc proposals by artists and curators are also welcome.    

The two-year Postdoc position is financed by Carlsberg Foundation, and the candidate will be expected to take active part of the core research group of “The Art of Nordic Colonialism”, and contribute to the organizational planning and execution of network seminars, events, and publications.    

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Mathias Danbolt (danbolt@hum.ku.dk).    

Read more about the research group here: https://artsandculturalstudies.ku.dk/research/the-art-of-nordic-colonialism-writing-transcultural-art-histories/ 

Qualification requirements  

In order to be considered for the position applicants must have research qualifications at least corresponding to what can be achieved as part of a successfully completed PhD within a relevant field.   We encourage applications from candidates that have worked on building bridges between art history/visual culture and indigenous studies, diaspora studies, and decolonial and postcolonial studies. Applicants with experience in art history/visual culture as well as one or more of these adjacent fields will be prioritized. Beside this, the following qualifications will be considered: 

  • The applicant’s documented scientific efforts, originality, range, rigor, and thoroughness
  • Preferably documented administrative qualifications
  • Participation in national and international networks
  • Experience with archival work and/or curatorial practice
  • Experience with interdisciplinary collaboration and research 
  • Good social skills 
  • Excellent English language skills, written and spoken

For further details about the qualification requirements for postdocs, please refer to the job structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013: https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/job-structure-for-academic-staff-at-universities-2013.pdf

Application  
Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format.    

Please click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page.   

The application must be written in English and include the following enclosures: 

  • Application letter/cover letter (max 1 page) 
  • Curriculum vitae (with applicant’s e-mail & telephone number)
  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).
  • Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with *.
  • Research plan, including a short description of previous research and a plan for the coming years that includes an account of how the applicant will contribute to the deliverables in the project description.
  • Documentation of teaching qualifications and research dissemination, if any
  • Publications. Applicants may choose a maximum of three publications for assessment. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and listed from 1 to 3.

Should any material submitted consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly stipulated. The Faculty may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.    Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and English can be expected to be assessed.    

Appointment procedure 
After the application deadline, the Head of Department selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee.  All applicants are notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. The Dean subsequently appoints an expert assessment committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Applicants are ultimately offered the opportunity of commenting on the part of the assessment relating to themselves before the appointment is finalized.   

Applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the procedure by e-mail.   

Further information about the application procedure is available from Pernille Lykke Paulsen (HR) hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number 211-0112/19-2I   

Salary and conditions of employment 
Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts at DKK 33,600 (EUR 4,507) per month + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.   

The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) have further agreed on a protocol that makes it possible for international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes, please see http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/pension/   

A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/    If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH.   

Read more here : http://ism.ku.dk, http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm  and https://www.workindenmark.dk/   

UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.   

The closing date for applications is 23.59 CET, June 7 2019.   

Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered. 

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Post expires on Friday June 7th, 2019

PhD fellowship in Biophysics and Cellular Biology

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

Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology is offering a three-year PhD fellowship in biophysics and cellular biology. The PhD fellowship is financed by Dr Céline Galvagnion. The fellowship is available from 1 August 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Project description 

Parkinson’s Disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease and is characterized by the loss of dopaminergic neurons and the presence of protein deposits in the brain of patients. These deposits are mainly composed of the protein α-synuclein but can also contain other molecules such as lipids. Moreover, increasing evidence points towards a link between changes in lipid homeostasis and α-synuclein and PD pathology. However, the mechanism by which these lipid changes may influence the propensity of α-synuclein to form aggregates in the cells and in vivo remains to be addressed.

The advertised research project aims at studying the interplay between changes in lipid metabolism associated with PD and the propensity of α-synuclein to form toxic aggregates in different cellular models of the disease. In particular, lipid changes associated with PD will be investigated in dopaminergic-like cells using biochemical and chemical assays including mass spectrometry analyses. Once identified, the influence of these lipid changes on the lipid-binding and aggregation propensity of α-synuclein will be investigated at the molecular level using a range of biophysical methods including circular dichroism, fluorescence spectroscopy, calorimetry and microscopy.

More information on the research activities of the group can be found here:

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Celine_Galvagnion

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9753-3310

https://drug.ku.dk/employees/?pure=en/persons/644238

https://drug.ku.dk/disciplines01/peptides-and-proteins/protein-membrane-interactions-in-health-and-disease/

We are looking for a highly motivated and independent PhD student with an expertise in cellular and molecular biology and an experience with cell culture, RNAi, protein (Western blotting) and RNA analysis (RT-qPCR), immunocytochemistry and confocal microscopy.

Principal supervisor

Dr Céline Galvagnion, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology,

E-mail:  celine.galvagnion@sund.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 3533 7828.

https://drug.ku.dk/disciplines01/peptides-and-proteins/protein-membrane-interactions-in-health-and-disease/

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

Required qualifications  

As an applicant you must have:

  • Obtained a Master´s degree in biophysics or cellular biology or related areas prior to the starting date
  • Fluency in English and excellent communication skills

Preferred qualifications 

  • biophysics
  • cellular biology

Job description 

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

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants 

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

Formal requirements 

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

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

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

Terms of employment 

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

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organizations. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 26,887 (approx. 3,585 EUR) (taxable) plus pension. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2013).

Questions

For further information, applicants may contact the principal supervisor, Céline Galvagnion, e-mail: celine.galvagnion@sund.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 3533 7828 or Administrator Marianne W. Jørgensen, e-mail: marianne.joergensen@sund.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 3533 6449.

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

Application procedure 

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

Your application must include:

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

The deadline for applications is 31 May 2019, at 23:59 GMT.  

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

The further process 

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

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

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

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: 31 May 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology
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Post expires on Friday May 31st, 2019

Postdoc of Economic Design: Blockchains and Smart Contracts

A two year postdoc position is available at the Center for Blockchainsand Electronic Markets. The center is hosted by IFRO at the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, and is a cross-disciplinary project involving economists and computer scientists. The center studies the interaction between three fundamental building blocks of the blockchain technology:  

  1. The distributed ledger and the protocols that make it operational in practice; 
  2. Smart, self-executing contracts and decentralized applications;
  3. Privacy measures to allow access to and computation on private data

  In this way, we focus on the adaptation of blockchains to efficient markets with privately informed participants.   

It is important that the applicant shows interest in cross-disciplinary work within the fields of microeconomics, game theory, and computer science. The applicants’ research agenda must be related to the problems of designing electronic markets, preferably in the interface between decentralized infrastructure design and market design.   Besides research, the post may also include performance of other duties including teaching and following courses in university pedagogics.    

Applicants must have a PhD degree in one of the mentioned fields or equivalent, must have worked with research within relevant fields in a previous academic position, and have solid theoretical and thematic knowledge. Documented experience in securing third-party funding is preferred.   Further information on the Department is linked at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor, Jens Leth Hougaard, IFRO, e-mail: jlh@ifro.ku.dk.    

The position is open from 1 September 2019 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 DKK 408,949 including annual supplement (+ pension of minimum DKK 69.930 per year). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.   

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

  • Curriculum vita
  • 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 2 June 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.    

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

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

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Post expires on Sunday June 2nd, 2019

PhD position in pancreatic cancer bioinformatics

Department of Biology
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering
1 PhD scholarships in Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks on
pH and Ion Transport in Pancreatic Cancer (pHIoniC) from October 2019
Scientific environment 
This pHIonic training network is financed by the European Commission Horizon 2020. The project is a collaboration between 10 academic and 3 industrial partners from 7 European countries. The consortium brings together highly synergistic expertise in the field of ion transport and cancer research.
Our focus is on pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), which is rising in incidence and is so far incurable. The programme’s central idea is that the unique pancreatic microenvironment contributes to disease development and progression. The programme has a strong grounding in the physiology of acid/base transport in the exocrine pancreas and it develops new concepts and tools in the cancer field and beyond. Jointly, pHioniC will map pH landscape in normal and diseased pancreas, characterize the impact of the acidic microenvironment on PDAC development, and apply drug/nanocarrier/antibody designs for targeting of tumors. For further details of the network, please visit https://www.medizin.uni-muenster.de/phionic/home/.
pHioniC will provide training and collaborative network and structured PhD programme. The training will cover the fields of ion transport, oncology, imaging, bioinformatics and antibody technology, extensive transferable skills and personalized training elements.
The specific PhD project will be within Prof Sandelin’s group at the Bioinformatics Centre at University of Copenhagen. The group is a world leader in medical transcriptomics and gene regulation biology. Examples of our work include promoter-based classification of inflammatory bowel disease (Nat Commun. 2018 9(1):1661), enhancer transcription (Science 2015 347(6225):1010-4) and the creation of enhancer atlases across human cell types (Nature. 2014 507(7493):455-461)
Project description: Relation and causality between pH homeostasis and driver mutation generation in PDAC development   
We hypothesize that acidic conditions synergize with PDAC mutations to drive PDAC development. An outstanding question is the causality between the two: are PDAC driver mutations more easily generated in an acidic environment, or is their ability to drive PDAC development increased due to the acidity. The experiments will be based on exposing organoid cultures that carry one, two or none of the typical PDAC driver mutations to acid conditions, and then assess changes in RNA response (RNA-seq) and generation of new mutations. This is a collaboration with another PhD in the training network, who will also assess cell phenotypes in parallel.
Principal supervisor is Prof. Albin Sandelin, Section for Computational and RNA Biology, albin@bio.ku.dk, Phone: +45 353-21285
Who are we looking for? 
Marie Curie Training Networks offer a unique opportunity to get cutting-edge training in a multidisciplinary environment with a focus on academic and personal development of the PhD fellows. The supervisors in the network each provide specific competences and as part of the network you develop your skills and carry out research both independently and as part of a network of 15 PhD fellows. The consortium ensures exchange of ideas through network-wide training events, summer schools and intersectoral secondments. As a PhD fellow in the pHIoniC network, you need to have good social skills, be innovative and goal-oriented and be willing to conduct the planned secondments.
Formal requirements  
Applicants should hold, or be close to completing, an MSc in Bioinformatics or related fields. In particular, we require that candidates can program in a script language (e.g. Python) and R, and have experience in analysing high-throughput sequencing data in R and unix systems. Knowledge of statistics, cancer biology and genetics are considered great advantages.  Excellent command of spoken and written English is required. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.
Job conditions
The PhD student will be appointed under a 3-year employment contract with a competitive salary and mobility allowance at the host institution. The fellow is expected to start on 1. October 2019. The PhD student will be enrolled in the PhD program of the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, with the specific intent that it results in a PhD degree and scientific publications.
Job description 
The position is available for a 3-year period. Your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE/pHIoniC network are.
  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses both within and outside the pHIoniC network
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Participate in international congresses and pHIoniC network meetings
  • Stay at the research institutions abroad for the secondments
  • Teach and disseminate your research
EU eligibility criteria for candidates 
  • The applicant may be of any nationality but in order to be eligible for the positions the following criteria applies to all applicants:
  • The applicant shall at the time of recruitment be eligible as an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) by being in the first four years of his/her research career (after finishing of Masters degree) and not have been awarded a doctoral degree.
  • The applicant must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in the country of the host institute for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment.
Terms of employment  
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 312.879 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.219). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Application procedure 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
Please include  
Cover Letter, detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project (max. 2 pages)
CV (max. 2 pages) including a list of publications (if any)
Summary of last degree thesis (1 page)
Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
Two references and full contact details (name, address, telephone & email) of professional referees
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
The deadline for applications is 15 June 2019, 23:59 GMT +1.
 
 Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered.
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/. General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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Deadline: 15 June 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Biology
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Post expires on Saturday June 15th, 2019

Postdoctoral position on Nanomechanical Quantum Sensors

At the Niels Bohr Institute at University of Copenhagen we currently have a postdoctoral position on the development of nanomechanical force sensors and their application in classical and quantum sensing.
The Quantum Optomechanics group at the Niels Bohr Institute has pioneered a new approach to engineer mechanical sensors of unprecedented coherence. We now seek support to push the development of a new generation of sensors for quantum optomechanical measurements, coupling of mechanical resonators to nuclear spins, subnanometer magnetic resonance imaging, and mass density measurements of individual molecules. This work is carried out in collaboration with experts at ETH Zurich in the field of force microscopy and magnetic quantum sensing.  

The postdoc will develop and implement new concepts for force sensors and transducers, drawing on phononic engineering, parametric transduction and quantum feedback techniques. The successful candidate will have a strong PhD in experimental physics or relevant engineering disciplines, and extensive experience in finite-element modeling (preferably MEMS, nanomechanics) and nanofabrication techniques including electron beam lithography. Experience with microwave and/or optical interferometry, photonic and/or phononic crystals, and basic quantum measurement theory complete the profile of the ideal candidate.   Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Albert Schliesser, albert.schliesser@nbi.dk.   The position is for 2 years and is open from August 1, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter, depending on the availability of the best-qualified candidate.   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 426,625.2 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). 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)
  • Motivation letter
  • Complete publication list, highlighting 3 particularly relevant papers
  • Contact details (name, telephone & email) of 1-3 references

The deadline for applications is 1 June 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.      

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.   You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

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Post expires on Saturday June 1st, 2019

Postdoc position at the Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen is hiring a postdoc to teach courses in political theory and cognate subfields.    We are particularly interested in candidates who can teach at the MSc level, including our specialization in political theory.    The position is a two-year full time teaching position. The successful candidate should expect to teach 6 hours per week during each semester, plus thesis advising and other teaching obligations.   

The successful candidate will become part of one of Europe’s leading Political Science departments. The Department includes a thriving political theory research group with expertise in areas such as democracy, environmental issues, pluralism, critical theory, and modern political thought.   

To be hired at the level of postdoc, the successful candidate must have a Phd degree in hand no later than August 1, 2019.   

A postdoctoral position is a fixed-term academic position.  The University determines the exact ratio between the various responsibilities. The ratio may vary over time. 

Terms of employment 
The terms of employment and payment are according to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.    

Application 
Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format.    

Please click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page.   

The application should include a letter of application, updated cv, transcripts and/or diplomas, 1-2 course syllabi, a sample of recent course evaluations, teaching statement, and up to three letters of recommendation.   

It is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. Make sure that the documents are scanned and collected in one file.    For more information about the position, please contact Professor MSO Lars Tønder, teaching coordinator for political theory (email: lt@ifs.ku.dk); or Associate Professor Anders Berg-Sørensen, Director of Studies, Department of Political Science (email: abs@ifs.ku.dk).   

Application deadline including enclosures is May 24, 2019, with start August 5, 2019.Application procedure  

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

 Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified applicants regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background and citizenship.  Further information about the application procedure is available from HR-officer Pernille Lykke Paulsen e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to no. 211-0099/19-2I.    

Applications received after deadline will not be taken into account. 

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Post expires on Friday May 24th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Art History

The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a 3-year PhD scholarship affiliated with the project “The Art of Nordic Colonialism: Writing Transcultural Art Histories” to be filled by September 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Application deadline: May 31 2019

The project 

The Art of Nordic Colonialism brings together researchers, curators, and artists working on art and visual culture related to Nordic colonial projects in the Caribbean, West Africa, India, Greenland, Iceland, and Sápmi. Artists took active part in imperialist projects from the 17th century and onwards, either as participants in colonial expeditions, as ‘tourists’ and travelers, or as onlookers from home. At the same time, colonized subjects used aesthetic practices in their resistance to colonial rule. This research project will commence a collective examination and discussion of the role colonialism has had on the creation and reception of art and art histories across the Nordic countries and their former colonies from the 1600s up until the present.

Art and visual culture pertaining to Nordic colonial histories have received surprisingly little scholarly attention and remain to be properly accounted for. The project’s contention is that the political investment in narratives of national and cultural homogeneity in the Nordic region have overshadowed the traditions of transcultural exchange, influence, and conflict engrained in histories of colonial encounters. The colonial inflection of the definition of art has also framed aesthetic practices by the colonized as ‘ethnographica’ to be studied by anthropologist not art historians. Questioning the conceptual boundaries of ‘art’, this research project seeks to move beyond nationalized art histories and their colonial legacies in order to develop new transcultural and decolonial approaches to historical engagement with art and visual culture.

We now seek to extend the research group with one PhD who wish to work in the intersection of art history and colonial history in relation to Nordic colonialism in a broad sense. Practice-based PhD proposals by artists and curators are also welcome. In particular we encourage applications that build bridges between art history and indigenous studies, diaspora studies, and decolonial and postcolonial studies. We therefore especially welcome applicants with experience in one or more of these fields.

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Mathias Danbolt (danbolt@hum.ku.dk).

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

Admission requirements 

Applicants need to hold a two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent.

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

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

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

Application requirements

Please include the following in your application package:

CV  

Please include a complete CV including a list of publications, if you have any.

Statement of consent  

Statements of consent can be submitted with the application. For example, agreement of access to special archives, agreement of exchange at an international university etc.

Recommendations and publications   

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

Project description  

The application must include a detailed project description containing the overall objectives, reflections on the intended PhD project’s method and design as well as a timetable. This description should refer to the project “The Art of Nordic Colonialism: Writing Transcultural Art Histories”.

Please adhere to the guidelines at this page:

https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/project-guidelines/

Diploma and transcript of records   

The following documentation must be submitted:

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • A state-authorized translator and interpreter
  • The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made
  • A Danish consulate/embassy

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

For more information:

https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/european-skills-passport/diploma-supplement 

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

Read more here:

http://www.cdgdc.edu.cn/xwyyjsjyxx/aboutus/structure/evaluation/265843.shtml

Please read about admission requirements and application requirements on our website at: http://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/

The recruitment process 

After the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants will be notified whether they are shortlisted for assessment or not. Hereafter, the Dean appoints an Assessment Committee and the selected applicants are notified of the composition of this committee. Each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment which relates to their own application.

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

For further information on the recruitment process please see Copenhagen University’s website: http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Enrolment 

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

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

Read more about the structure of the PhD programme and what it means to be enrolled as a PhD student via this link: http://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/

For more information about the PhD School, click here: http://phd.humanities.ku.dk/

Terms of employment

PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. According to the agreement, PhD scholars are obliged – without any additional remuneration – to perform tasks assigned to them corresponding to 840 working hours over the three years. These tasks will primarily be in the form of teaching, dissemination, research or other related academic areas.

For further information on employment, please see the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Please read more here: http://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/what-does-employment-as-a-phd-scholar-entail/

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

Contact 

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

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

Applications must be submitted electronically no later than May 31 2019 at 23.59 (11.59 pm) (CEST).

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

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Deadline: 31 May 2019
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Institut for Kunst- og Kulturvidenskab
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PhD fellow in experimental biophysics

Department of biocomplexity/biophysics, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in experimental biophysics commencing 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment 

The experimental biophysics group at the Niels Bohr Institute constitutes several postdocs and phd students and a number of master students who carry out research in diverse areas of biophysics. The main focus is physics of the cell surface incuding membrane biophysics and biomechanics of the cell surface. More information about the group can be found on this link: https://optical-tweezers.nbi.ku.dk/

Project description 

The aim of the project is to investigate various aspects of membrane repair in cells. The goal is to identify the key players in membrane repair and in particular the mechanism behind successful repair in cells. Optical techniques will be used both to induce nanoscopic holes in membranes and to shape and manipulate membranes to investigate the affinity of proteins for certain membranes shapes. The ideal candidate should have experience in thermoplasmonics, confocal imaging, optical trapping, cell culturing and Matlab based data treatment. Writing scientific articles and disseminating research at conferences/workshops requires the candidate to have excellent English skills.

Principal supervisor is Assoc. Prof., Poul Martin Bendix, Department of Biophysics, bendix@nbi.dk, Phone, +45 61602454.

Job description 

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

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

Formal requirements  

Applicants should hold an MSc degree in biophysics or nanoscience with good results and good English skills. Publications in scientific journals will be regarded as an advantage. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Terms of employment  

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

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 325.625 (approx. €43,400) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,980). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure 

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

Please include

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

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

The deadline for applications is 1 June 2019, 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 assessment committee.

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

Questions 

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor [Assoc. Prof. Poul Martin Bendix, bendix@nbi.dk.

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

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Deadline: 1 June 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Niels Bohr Institute
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Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions in Biostatistics

The Department of Public Health at University of Copenhagen, Denmark offers two postdoctoral fellowship positions in Biostatistics. The anticipated start date is 1 July 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter. The initial appointment is for two years, renewals for several years is expected if progress is satisfactory.    

Job Description 
We invite highly qualified, thorough and motivated applicants to apply for the positions. The postdocs will be involved in the projects listed below as well as participating in the daily duties of the Department. Successful candidates will be assigned to the projects based on their interests and background. One position is shared between the Section of Epidemiology and the Section of Biostatistics and in this position; the candidate will spend half of the time in each section. The other position is offered jointly by Section of Biostatistics and the Neurobiology Research Unit, Copenhagen University Hospital.      

The two Postdocs will participate in the following projects   

1. Statistical methods in environmental epidemiology. Here the post-doc will wrok with data from two different projects.  

  • Air pollution and the risk of asthma: A combination of modelled air pollution data and personal data are available from National Danish registries. This information will be combined with data from questionnaires and clinical examinations performed in longitudinal birth cohort studies and used to study the impact of early-life exposure from air from multiple sources on  
  • Effects of environmental exposures in Faroese children:In the Faro Islands, the population is exposed to increased levels of environmental exposures (e.g. to methyl mercury and PFAS) through consumption of contaminated seafood. Data are based on prospective clinical studies of Faroese birth cohorts.  

Statistical challenges in both data sets includes the modelling of multivariate outcome data and the handleing of a high dimensional set of exposures and potential confounders. Mordern penalization methods and structural equation models will be explored as possible solutions. 

2. Statistical methods for neurobiology. Based on unique neuroimaging data, the Neurobiology Research Unit (NRU) aims to develop new treatments for brain disorders. The postdoc will play a central role as a statistician at NRU and be actively involved in the scientific process including data analysis, statistical counseling and writing papers. Current methodological challenges involve: 1) using machine learning techniques for prediction of treatment response, 2) accounting for the variability generated by the data processing steps, 3) the use of non-linear structural equation models.   In addition a new project will use large register data to study effective treatment of depression and epilepsy. Prior experience with the analysis of medical imaging data or register data is preferred but not required.    

The successful candidate will be responsible of sophisticated statistical analyses of complex data. The specific tasks will include: 

  • Cleaning and preparation of data
  • Designing of epidemiological studies 
  • Statistical analysis of data
  • Publication in international peer-reviewed journals
  • resentation of findings at professional meetings

  The postdoctoral fellow will also be encouraged and mentored to develop new proposals and research initiatives to support additional research. Exchange stays with collaborating research centers in other countries will be optional. Over the course of the position, opportunities to teach at either the graduate or undergraduate level exist.    

Qualifications
A Ph.D. in Statistics/Biostatistics, or similar disciplines.
Candidates must have excellent skills in quantitative analysis.
Epidemiological data analysis and experience in SAS, Stata, R and/or M+ would be an asset. In addition, candidates should have strong English, scientific writing and oral communications skills, as well as the ability to work independently, effectively and collaboratively.    

About us 
The Department of Public Health is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Science at the University of Copenhagen. The department has more than 300 employees divided on 8 sections. We are a diverse and exciting workplace and it is important to us that you are given the opportunity to grow, both on a professionally and personal level during your time with us. We are located at the Center for Society and Health, just a few minutes’ walk from Nørreport station. More information about Department of Public Health can be found at our website http://publichealth.ku.dk. The Section of Epidemiology is responsible for research and teaching in epidemiology and has approximately 35 employees. Section of Biostatistics conducts general biostatistical research and methodological development in biostatistics, undertakes teaching of students at various educations, undergraduate as well as postgraduate, and offers biostatistical advice to staff and students in all disciplines of the Faculty of Health Sciences.   

Denmark offers unique opportunities for environmental epidemiological research, but also very attractive tax-benefits for foreign researchers. Furthermore, Danes are considered to be among the happiest people in the world and Copenhagen is a wonderful place to live, full of cultural activities, hygge (coziness), green areas and great opportunities to bike and walk safely. Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC or other relevant professional organizations. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

We offer 

  • Independent research at high international level  
  • Dedicated colleagues
  • Good social environment with a casual atmosphere 
  • Flexible working hours 

Terms of employment 
The employment as postdoc is a full time position for 2 years. Starting date is 1 July 2019.    Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated.    Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years. 

Application
Submit your application in English via “Apply” Including cover letter describing their interests
Curriculum Vitae,
Publication list 
Diplomas
Names of at least 2 individuals who can provide a recommendation  

Deadline 1 June 2019.  

Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.  

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

More information about the projects and the positions is available by contacting Dr. Marie Pedersen, Associate Professor, Section of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen by email: mp@sund.ku.dk or Dr. Esben Budtz-Jørgensen, Section of Biostatistics ebj@sund.ku.dk   

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Post expires on Saturday June 1st, 2019

Ph.D. fellow in Theoretical Astroparticle Physics

The Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA)invites applications for one Ph.D. position in theoretical astroparticlephysics commencing in fall 2019.

Job description: 

The NBIA (http://nbia.nbi.ku.dk/)is an independent centre of excellence hosted by the Niels Bohr Institute (NBI)and functions as the primary centre of fundamental research in the physicalsciences and mathematics. The astroparticle physics group at NBI (http://astropart.nbi.ku.dk/)has broad interests at the interface between astrophysics, cosmology, andfundamental physics. We are looking for exceptional candidates with goodtheoretical foundation who will conduct research in multi-messengerastrophysics with a focus on high-energy neutrino emission and its observationin present and future neutrino telescopes. We are particularly interested incandidates with strong analytical skills, who have previous experience in themodelling of high-energy neutrino sources and/or the statistical analysis ofmulti-messenger data. A close collaboration with the NBI IceCube group (http://icecube.nbi.ku.dk/)is also expected.

Principalsupervisor:  

MarkusAhlers (markus.ahlers@nbi.ku.dk)

Jobdescription:

The position is available for a 3-year periodand your key tasks as a Ph.D. student at SCIENCE are:

  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend Ph.D. courses
  • Write scientific articles and your Ph.D. thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department

Formalrequirements: 

Applicantsshould hold an MSc degree in Physics with good results and good English skills.As criteria for the assessment of your qualification emphasis will also be laidon previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Terms ofemployment:

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

Termsof appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry ofFinance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academicsin the State.

Thestarting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 322.642 including annualsupplement (+ pension up to DKK 44.567). Negotiation for salary supplement ispossible.

Applicationprocedure: 

Theapplication, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOWbelow.

Pleaseinclude:

  • Cover Letter, detailing your motivation and background for applying for this Ph.D. project.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE (if any)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)
  • Full contact details (name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

Please, arrange for the reference letters to besend directly to markus.ahlers@nbi.ku.dk by the applicationdeadline.

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

The deadline forapplications is June 12, 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline forapplications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants forassessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessmentcommittee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. Theapplicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the finalselection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department,based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interviewcommittee.

The main criterion for selection will be theresearch potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. Thesuccessful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment asa Ph.D. student at the Ph.D. school of Science. You can read more about therecruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Questions: 

Forspecific information about the Ph.D. position, please contact Markus Ahlers,email: markus.ahlers@nbi.ku.dk

General information about Ph.D. programmes atSCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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Deadline: 12 June 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Niels Bohr Institute
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Post expires on Wednesday June 12th, 2019