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PhD scholarship at the Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for a PhD scholarship within the project: ‘Stay CONNECTed: Digital technologies and rehabilitation in Danish dementia care’ The PhD will be placed at the Department of Anthropology and work closely together with the project team. The successful candidate will be employed from February 1st, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

The PhD projectThe project is entitled ‘Imellem selvbestemmelse og omsorg – et antropologisk PhD studie af de sociale og etiske implikationer af brugen af alarm- og sensorbaserede teknologier i den kommunale demensomsorg’ and is co-finansed by the Velux Foundation, the Alzheimer Research Foundation and the Nordea Foundation.  

In recent years, new surveillance technologies such as GPS trackers, cameras and alarm mats, have been developed and installed in dementia care, in order to improve safety and security. At the same time, the regulative framework has been broadened, allowing better possibilities for health care workers to use these technologies. This project will explore the ethical and social implications of this techno-legal transformation, and how it has reconfigured dementia care. The project will be based on ethnographic fieldwork carried out in municipalities in Denmark, in close collaboration with the PI/supervisor, Associate Professor, Nete Schwennesen.

QualificationsThe successful candidate will have a MA degree in Anthropology or a related field, familiarity with medical anthropology and/or Science and Technology Studies (STS), and an interest in dementia care. Excellent communication skills in English (oral and written) will be a requirement, as well as an interest in participating in international research networks.

The candidate will be part of the PhD program at the Department of Anthropology. The program 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 program includes the drafting of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, and teaching and other forms of knowledge dissemination.

The PhD process will be undertaken as a three-year full-time study within the framework of the 5+3 study program. It is expected that the candidate will apply for additional funding to cover expenses in relation to the project (fieldwork and research stay abroad)

In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study program the applicant must have completed a two year master’s degree program or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment. Applicants should check the study program http://anthropology.ku.dk/PhD/ 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 for instance include teaching.

The applicant is expected to know Danish well enough to be able to carry out fieldwork in Denmark.

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.

InformationA full project description can be received by contacting Research Consultant, Christen Artagnan Sørensen, e-mail cas@anthro.ku.dk For more information about the project, please contact Associate Professor Nete Schwennesen, email: ns@anthro.ku.dk

Further general information about the study program of the department is available on the Graduate School´s website:

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

In Danish http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/

Application The application must be submitted electronically using the APPLY NOW button below. The application must be in English and include:

  • A one page application letter
  • A full curriculum vitae – including full publication list and contact details.
  • One full sample of a written academic text (MA dissertation, publication or likewise)
  • A two page description of methodological reflections and the analytical interests that the applicant wishes to pursue within the field of dementia care
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)

The Faculty welcomes applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of age, gender, race, religion, ethnic background and citizenship.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized 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 assessment committee, and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk 

Selected applicants will be invited for interviews held by the appointment committee. The interviews will be held in week 51.

The application must be submitted electronically no later than 8th December, 2019.

Applications received after deadline will not be taken into account.

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

Deadline: 8 December 2019
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus: Department of Anthropology
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Post expires on Sunday December 8th, 2019

PhD Fellow in Bio-inspired and bionic materials for enhanced photosynthesis (BEEP)

Department of BiologyFaculty of Science
University of Copenhagen
Department of Biology,

Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering 1 PhD scholarship in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network on Bio-inspired and bionic materials for enhanced photosynthesis (BEEP) from February 1, 2020, and at latest on May 1, 2020.The PhD scholar ship shall investigate the role of fluorescent host pigments for photosynthesis and optics in corals.

Scientific environment
The BEEP training network is financed by the European Commission Horizon 2020. It unites 9 beneficiaries and 8 partner organisations from both the academic and industrial sectors from 6 countries (United Kingdom, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Denmark, USA). More information about the network can be found at (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019-860125) http://beep-itn.eu/.The BEEP network provides research and training opportunities for early-stage researchers in the field of bio-mimetic approaches for light management.  Scientifically, BEEP aims to i) unravel the fundamental strategies of light management in macroalgae, corals with symbiotic microalgae and bacteria, as well as sea-slugs with sequestered chloroplasts, and ii) to apply such knowledge for creating novel artificial and bionic photosynthetic systems.Research within the network encompasses a number of disciplines ranging from organic, inorganic, physical chemistry to the material and biological sciences. In addition, inter-sectorial collaboration is promoted through short- and long-term secondments between academic and non-academic participants. The aim of the research programme is to provide its PhD candidates with the practical skills and knowledge so that they can perform top-level research, both in the academic and non-academic sectors.The network-wide training programme consists of workshops and schools. It has been specifically designed to equip the researchers with a balance of research-related and transferable skills, which will enhance their career perspectives.The specific PhD project will be within Prof Kühl’s group, which is based at the Marine Biological Section labs in Helsingør (approximate 45 train ride north of Copenhagen; see. https://www1.bio.ku.dk/sektioner/mbs/facilities/). The group is recognized worldwide for its pioneering work on microenvironmental analyses of aquatic symbioses (corals, foraminifera and ascidians) with special emphasis on understanding their bio-optical properties and photobiology (for more information see: https://www1.bio.ku.dk/sektioner/mbs/staff/?pure=en/persons/89882).

Project description
The role of fluorescent host pigments for photosynthesis and optics in corals  Many corals synthesize conspicuous fluorescent pigments in their tissues, which are organized either above or in between their microalgal symbionts. The role(s) of such fluorescent host pigments for coral optics and photosynthesis remain underexplored, albeit recent work indicates that light propagation the thermal microenvironment of corals can be strongly influenced by fluorescent host pigments. In the PhD project, the optical properties of fluorescent host pigments will be studied with microsensors, bioimaging (optical coherence tomography, hyperspectral imaging, chemical imaging, light-sheet microscopy) and fast spectroscopy techniques (in collaboration with BEEP project partners). Besides optical characterization and modeling of the coral light field, experimental work will involve measurements of photosynthesis and behavior in intact corals. The goal is to unravel fundamental mechanism, whereby fluorescent host pigments affect photosynthetic efficiency in corals.

Principal supervisor is Prof. Michael Kühl, Marine Biological Section, mkuhl@bio.ku.dk,Phone: +45 4047 6304.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for highly motivated researchers with an excellent academic background in Chemistry, Material Science, Biology and Physics (or related disciplines including engineering)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 BEEP 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 9 PhD fellows.The consortium ensures exchange of ideas through network-wide training events, summer schools and intersectoral secondments. As a PhD fellow in the BEEP 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 or MEng in Chemistry, Material Science, Biology and Physics (or related disciplines). Knowledge of (bio)physics, (bio)optics, numerical modelling of light propagation, and materials characterization 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 conditionsThe 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 not earlier than February 1, 2020, and at latest on May 1, 2020. 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 and theBEEP network are.

  • • To manage and carry through your research project
  • • Attend PhD courses both within and outside the BEEP network
  • • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • • Participate in international congresses and BEEP network meetings
  • • Stay at the research institutions abroad for the secondments
  • • 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: Applicants must at the time of recruitment:

  • Have a BSc and a MSc or equivalent in Chemistry, Physics, Biology or a related discipline
  • Be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers
  • Have not been awarded a doctoral degree
  • Have not resided in the country of the host beneficiary for more than 12 months in the last 3 years

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 328,355 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.219) pr. year. Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application procedure
To apply for this position (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019-860125) “Bio-Inspired and Bionic Materials for Enhanced Photosynthesis” (BEEP) you must submit your application twice.

  • The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
  • IMPORTANT! In addition to your application at University of Copenhagen, please do ALSO simultaneously apply via this link: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/449817

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 willing to write confidential letters of recommendation

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 December 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.Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a recruitment workshop to be held in Cambridge/London, UK on January 27-28, 2020.

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

Deadline: 1 December 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Biology
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Post expires on Sunday December 1st, 2019

PhD fellowship in Deep Learning for Human Genomics at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research

A PhD position is available in the Human Proteome Variation group at The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR – www.cpr.ku.dk).The Center has been established at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, to promote basic and applied discovery research on human proteins of medical relevance. The Center comprises a wide range of expertise and resources including proteomics, protein production, bioinformatics and general characterization of disease mechanisms.The Programme for Disease Systems Biology (DSB) consists of three research groups covering many systems level aspects of biology and medicine, including large scale analysis of human variation data and integration of molecular-level and healthcare data.

The Human Proteome Variation group (https://www.cpr.ku.dk/research/disease-systems-biology/rasmussen-group/) is part of DSB and led by Simon Rasmussen focus on proteome and genome variation, coding variation and deep learning for integration of genomics, proteomics and clinical data.

Responsibilities and tasksThe PhD will work in a multidisciplinary project team focusing on integrating and analyzing human variation data. Within recent years human genetic variation data has increased rapidly with cohorts comprising hundreds of thousands and even millions. Simultaneously, deep learning has revolutionized several scientific fields, and, in the future, AI based models will be of crucial importance if we are to successfully utilize big health data. Especially deep learning for genomics approaches have the potential to redefine and replace traditional methods for analysis of large genome-wide datasets as well as clinical usable models.

The PhD project will focus on how to develop methods for analysis of large-scale genome-wide data with deep learning models and to integrate this with other detailed person-level data. The work will be on several different large-scale genomics datasets for analysis of ancestry related patterns as well as association of genomics data with phenotype information. Furthermore, the candidate will focus on building genome-wide polygenic score predictors.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor, Simon Rasmussen, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research; e-mail: simon.rasmussen@cpr.ku.dk or tel. +45 3533 2159.

Expected start date: 1 February 2020.

Job descriptionYour key tasks are:

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicantsYou hold a master or equivalent in computational biology, bioinformatics, data analysis or related discipline of biomedical research. You preferably have experience using deep learning models and working with genomics data. Programming experience in Python is required as well as having worked with big data. Previous experience with PyTorch is a plus.

Furthermore, the successful candidate will have experience within some of the following areas:

  • Machine learning
  • Large-scale genomics and phenotype data
  • Project management of interdisciplinary research projects within translational bioinformatics
  • Experience with data structures, databases and data architectures
  • Knowledge of biomedical resources and infrastructures

Place of employment The employment is at CPR (www.cpr.ku.dk), University of Copenhagen, located in central Copenhagen. The research environment at CPR is ambitious and international, with approx. 30 different nationalities currently represented.The Center comprises modern laboratories, supercomputer resources and state-of-the-art facilities within protein science. Seminars with high-profile international speakers and regular internal research seminars are organized at the Center.

Foreign applicants may find the following links useful on working and living in Denmark: https://www.workindenmark.dk/ and www.ism.ku.dk (International staff mobility).

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

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

The PhD fellowship must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins at DKK 27,362 / approx. EUR 3.648 (October 2019-level) plus an employer paid pension contributionQuestionsFor 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 procedureYour application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application must include the following documents in PDF format:

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  • CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  • 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.
  • Publication list (if possible).

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.

Application deadline: 25 November 2019, 23:59 p.m. CET.The further processAfter 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.

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7800 students, 1550 PhD students and 4400 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community.The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

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

Deadline: 25 November 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research

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Post expires on Monday November 25th, 2019

PhD fellowship in “Foetal metabolic reprogramming in NAFLD and NASH” at the LIFEPHARM centre, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

We are offering a PhD fellowship in “Foetal metabolic reprogramming in NAFLD and NASH” commencing March 1st 2020, or as soon as possible hereafter.

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and Novo Nordisk A/S established a research centre in 2010 – The LIFEPHARM Centre (www.lifepharm.dk) – with a budget of DKK 140 million. The present position is part of the Centre´s activities. The purpose of the research centre is to strengthen the research in experimental pharmacology and toxicology and to increase the output of candidates and PhDs with a strong in vivo pharmacological profile.

It is expected that the future PhD fellow will be enrolled in the Graduate Programme for In Vivo Pharmacology and Experimental Animals (IVP) at SUND and participate actively in this network. The IVP Graduate Programme was established in 2006 as a collaboration between the Faculties of Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Health Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, University of Aarhus, and industrial partners; Novo Nordisk A/S, LEO Pharma and H. Lundbeck A/S. www.invivofarm.dk

For more information on LIFEPHARM or IVP please contact:

Professor Jens Lykkesfeldt

Director of LIFEPHARM

Head of IVP

jopl@sund.ku.dk

Our group and research

Centred within pharmacology and toxicology in biomedical research, our research explore disease mechanisms in vivo to select and develop high validity preclinical models and identify novel treatment targets to address disease challenges in humans. Within this field, we have a special interest in pharmacological and nutritional components of intervention modalities in treatment and prevention.

Our primary focus is on mechanisms of disease, and effects of intervention on specific disease-modalities predominantly within the area of life-style associated, metabolic disorders such as diabetes, CVD and NAFLD/NASH. We have a strong scientific and analytical platform combining biochemistry, molecular biology, histopathology and functional assays, helping us to interpret the complex interplay of mechanisms and responses in vivo and translate our findings to humans.

Project description

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) affects 25% of adults and 15% of all children and is becoming the most common chronic liver disease worldwide. Alarmingly, childhood and adolescent NAFLD is more likely to progress to steatohepatitis (NASH) and hepatic fibrosis compared to that of adult patients, denoting that children are more prone to suffer serious consequences of the disease.

Studies in humans and in animal models show that prenatal exposure to adverse maternal nutrition is linked to postnatal metabolic dysfunctions such as obesity, insulin resistance and hyperlipidemia, all associated with NAFLD. Moreover, epidemiological data have shown a positive correlation between NAFLD in adolescents and maternal pre-pregnancy obesity and pregnancy weight gain. Together, this suggests that  fetal nutrition may program offspring prenatally to develop NAFLD after birth.

By investigating the effects of a maternal high fat diet on hepatic health in offspring, this projects targets the hypothesis that a high fat diet during gestation sensitizes offspring towards a NAFLD/NASH phenotype, promoting disease frequency and severity, potentially affecting the response to intervention. Using the guinea pig NAFLD/NASH model, disease parameters and progression is studied in vivo with particular attention to offspring metabolic expression profile and histopathological hallmarks of disease.

Principal supervisor is

Associate Professor Pernille Tveden-Nyborg

E-mail: ptn@sund.ku.dk

Direct Phone: (+45) 35 33 31 67

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

Start:                 March 1st 2020

Duration:          3 years as a PhD student

Job descriptionYour key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicantsApplicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. MSc in a biological science, veterinary medicine, medicine or other equivalent degree.

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved during bachelor and master education
  • Documented qualifications relevant to the PhD project, including Function ABD/Category C course in carrying out animal experiments
  • Experience with histopathology and molecular biology
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set, high degree of selfmotivation and a strong interest in in vivo pharmacology
  • Excellent language skills

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology Laboratory, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, 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 modern laboratories covering a broad ranged of analytical methodologies.

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

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

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 27.135 DKK /approx. 3.567 EUR (October 2019-level) plus pension.

QuestionsFor 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 procedureYour 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: January 5th 2020, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

You can read about the recruitment process at 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 in week 3-4.

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. 

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: 5 January 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

Phone:
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Post expires on Sunday January 5th, 2020

PhD fellowship in epidemiology and quantification of antimicrobial use in cattle

We are offering a PhD fellowship in epidemiology and quantification of antimicrobial use in cattle commencing the 1st of March 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Our group and research

The PhD fellow will be placed in the Section for Animal Welfare and Disease Control which consists of approximately 30 scientists including other PhD fellows, postdocs, junior and senior scientists and professors. The PhD fellow will be part of ‘the VetStat cluster’ working on methods for quantification of antimicrobial use and analysis of data extracts from the Danish database on veterinary drugs (VetStat) as well as other databases. This involves systematic data management, combination of different data sources, epidemiological and statistical methods as well as herd visits to perform interviews with farmers and facilitate other types of on-farm data collection for comparison with VetStat data extracts and measures. The VetStat cluster will also assist other researchers and external stakeholders with extraction and aggregation of VetStat data for use in related projects on antimicrobial resistance, disease and production issues as well as various tasks in the veterinary contingency and preparedness.

The VetStat cluster consists of a group of researchers from two sections at the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, and the cluster is led by associate professor Helle Stege. You can read more about the two sections and their key research areas here: https://ivh.ku.dk/english/research/animal-welfare-and-disease-control/ , https://ivh.ku.dk/english/research/production-nutrition-and-health/

Project description

The Danish cattle industry aims to reduce the antibiotic consumption in the sector to a minimal, yet responsible level. It requires improved understanding of how antibiotics are used in the cattle herds. VetStat data are used in monitoring (e.g. DANMAP), research, counselling and governance. The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (FVST) is in charge of VetStat and prepares monthly statements of overall antibiotic consumption in pigs and cattle. They also use the data to identify herds with high antibiotic consumption (‘Yellow Card’) for control measures. However, little is known about the validity of the data used for these purposes in cattle, and this might lead to misinterpretations and potential undesired effects on the development of antibiotic resistance.

Hence, this project aims to 1) improve the understanding of the origin, flow, entry, storage and aggregation of data, 2) compare the actual antimicrobial use on farm with different types of VetStat data extracts and quantification methods. This involves state-of-the-art epidemiological and statistical analysis of the effect of population sizes, movements of animals, composition of farm sites and age groups over time and space as well as analysis of the effect of the prescribing veterinarian or veterinary practice. The tasks also include participation in the development of standardized VetStat reports and a benchmarking tool for cattle farms.

As PhD fellow you will be expected to organise and perform cattle herd visits for data and information collection. You will also to collaborate with other PhD fellows and scientists in the VetStat cluster as well as other research clusters at the department.

Principal supervisor is Professor Liza Rosenbaum NielsenDepartment of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, liza@sund.ku.dkDirect Phone +45 35333015.

Start:                 1 March 2020

Duration:          3 years as a PhD student

Job description

Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are to:

  • Carry out an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to 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 and scientific manuscripts based on your project

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. MSc degree in veterinary medicine or animal science.

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience (e.g. cattle practice, cattle advisory service, data analysis)
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in cattle herd health and quantitative epidemiology
  • Ability to work independently as well as in teams with strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent Danish and English skills, written and spoken

It will be considered an advantage if you have a driver’s license, as you are expected to perform farm visits independently.

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories with access to state-of-the art equipment to successfully complete the PhD tasks. The candidate is expected to stay at least one month abroad in another research environment.

Terms of employment

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

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 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 your education is not yet 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)

5. A short description in English of your own ideas for the objectives and PhD project plan (1 page)

Application deadline: 1 December 2019, 23.59pm CET

We reserve the right not to consider materials 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 between 11 and 18 December 2019.

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Deadline: 1 December 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Institut for Veterinær- og Husdyrvidenskab
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PhD fellowship: Arctic soil and plant interactions

Center for Permafrost (CENPERM) at the University of Copenhagen is recruiting one PhD–student to work in the field of soil and plant interactions including gas production, transport and exchange with the atmosphere. The position is available from December 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

CENPERM, a Center of Excellence co-funded by the Danish National Research Foundation and University of Copenhagen, is an interdisciplinary research center with a scientific focus on “climate – vegetation –soil – microorganism – permafrost” along transects across the major climate zones of Greenland (see www.CENPERM.ku.dk). The center consists of about 25 permanent staff members from the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management and Department of Biology. Some 15 PhD students and postdocs have been or are currently affiliated with the center.

The successful candidate will work in an international environment with scientists and students working on related aspects of cryo-microbiology, biogeochemistry, ecology and ecosystem modelling.

Project OutlineThis PhD project aims to link observed soil and plant interactions in the Arctic under future climate conditions. Based on field observations and manipulation experiments in West Greenland since 2012, data are available for quantifying and model short- and long-term net ecosystem changes in carbon and nitrogen. Fieldwork at Disko, Greenland, will continue and include measurements of year-round gas exchange of greenhouse gasses.

We expect that detailed process-based models can help to assess the role of short and long-term interactions between the soil and pants and can help to understand the role of snow, thaw events and freeze-thaw dynamics for biogeochemical processes. These detailed models can subsequently be applied to determine the importance of these small-scale processes at landscape scale, and will help to explain spatial and temporal variations, specifically assessing the role and dynamics of “hotspots” for greenhouse gas exchange in the Arctic landscape.

Job descriptionThe position is available for a three-year period and the key tasks as a PhD student include:

  • To manage and carry through your research project together with the research group and supervisor
  • 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, possibly abroad
  • Work for the Department

More informationFor further information on the research project and environment, please contact Bo Elberling, professor, Director of CENPERM. E-mail: be@ign.ku.dk

Formal requirements Applicants should hold an MSc degree or equivalent in geo- or bioscience (e.g. geography, biology, or environmental sciences), or have obtained this by 1 Dec 2019. Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement. The candidate is expected to be able to be involved in long-term field work in the Arctic – also during winter time.

Terms of employmentThe 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 328.355 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 56.148). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The successful candidate will be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhDSchool of Science. The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management will be the main working place.

Application Procedure The application should include the following items. Applications that do not follow these requirements may not be evaluated: 

  • A cover letter (max. one page) describing your background, personal qualities, research interests and specific reasons for applying to this position. 
  • Project description based on the above project outline – including envisaged research methods (max. three pages)
  • Curriculum vitae (max. two pages) 
  • List of peer reviewed publications. You may include papers that have been accepted for publication or are in review. 
  • Transcripts of Diplomas (Master’s degree or equivalent) 
  • Contact details of two persons for references and a very brief description of your relationship to them. Do not attach reference letters.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, we will use a shortlisting procedure in the evaluation. An assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the shortlisted applications, and the remaining applicants will be notified that their applications will not be evaluated further. The authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.

The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills.

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

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

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

The deadline for applications is 26 November 2019, 23:59 GMT +2

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Deadline: 26 November 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management
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DARK Postdoc Fellowships at the Niels Bohr Institute

Located at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, DARK’s areas of research include, but are not limited to: observations, simulations and theory of astrophysical transients and cosmic explosions (including gravitational waves, tidal disruption events and supernovae), neutrino astrophysics, high-redshift galaxies, fundamental cosmology, dark matter and dark energy, black holes and AGN, and cosmic dust. DARK Fellows are invited to work with DARK faculty (professors Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Irene Tamborra, Jens Hjorth, Lise Christensen, Marianne Vestergaard, Steen H. Hansen) and junior professors at DARK.

Areas of specific interest for this round of applications are theory and observations of transients, high-redshift galaxies, and neutrino astrophysics. However, we stress that we accept applications within all areas of interest to DARK, including those listed above.

Fellows are encouraged to interact with scientists at other research centres in the Copenhagen area, including the Niels Bohr International Academy, the Center for Cosmic Dawn, the Center for Star and Planet Formation, and DTU Space.

DARK is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or age. 

Terms of salary, work, and employment   

DARK Fellowships are typically for a period of 3 years with the possibility of extension.

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment according to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at DKK 34,364 (5200 USD) per month; a supplement can be negotiated depending on qualifications and family situation. In addition to the basic salary a monthly contribution to a pension fund is added (17.1% of the salary). 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. 

Copenhagen is a beautiful, family-friendly city with a large international community, a lively and diverse cultural scene, and a very high quality of life. More on employment conditions: http://ism.ku.dk.

Applications are submitted electronically via the University of Copenhagen’s central employment pages.  

Applications consist of  

Current CV (maximum 2 pages) including an ORCID identifier   

Brief (max 2-page) cover letter, stating research interests and plans

Timeline & process 

Deadline of application is December 9, 2019

Interviews will be conducted in January 2020
Offers will be made in January and February 2020

Selection of the successful candidates will be based on demonstrated originality, outstanding research accomplishments and promise of future achievement.

Questions about DARK or the application should be directed to Professor Jens Hjorth, jens@nbi.ku.dk or the Centre Coordinator, Mina Martinez Diaz, mina.martinez@nbi.ku.dk

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PhD fellow in Exercise Physiology

Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Exercise Physiology with focus on elderly adults and physical activity commencing 1 February 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment
The student will be member of the section of Integrative Physiology, which conducts research in the area of exercise and training physiology, with a primary focus on cardiovascular physiology, muscle physiology and neurophysiology. Among other things, the effect of physical activity, ageing and lifestyle related disease on cardiovascular and skeletal muscle function are investigated using a broad range of advanced methods to study the cardiovascular system and skeletal muscle (see also https://nexs.ku.dk/english/research/integrative-physiology

Project description
The PhD student will be involved in research projects looking at the effect of physical activity on the health and functional capacity of elderly adults. The activities will be performed in Danish sport clubs and municipality settings, and the student will, in collaboration with external partners, be responsible for the training. In addition, the student will conduct physical testing and will perform biochemical analysis of blood and muscle samples to assess variables related to cardiovascular and skeletal muscle health. The student will teach both at internal and external courses including at Danish clubs and municipality settings.

Principal supervisor is Professor Jens Bangsbo, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, jbangsbo@nexs.ku.dk.

Job descriptionThe position is available for a 3-year period and the key tasks for the PhD student at SCIENCE are:

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

Formal requirements
Applicants should have excellent Danish written and spoken skills, hold an MSc degree in Human Physiology with good results, and have good English skills. Part of the assessment will also be on 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 328.355 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,360). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

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

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

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

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

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

Questions

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor, professor Jens Bangsbo, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, jbangsbo@nexs.ku.dk.

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

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Deadline: 1 December 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports

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Postdoc position in pancreatic cancer bioinformatics: Interplay between environmental and genetic drivers of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

The Sandelin group is looking to recruit a talented postdoctoral researcher to our highly dynamic research group working in the interface of computational biology and genomics.

The position is for two years, available tentatively from 15 March 2020 in an interdisciplinary project entitled “Characterization of the interplay between environmental and genetic drivers of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma”. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) has an exceedingly poor prognosis and is predicted to become the leading cause of cancer mortality by 2030. Characteristic hallmarks of the disease are several specific driver mutations and a dense, acidic microenvironment, yet the interplay between these factors in driving disease onset and progression is uncharacterized. In this project, an interdisciplinary team will address this question using state-of-the-art organotypic PDAC models, genomics and advanced bioinformatics approaches. The long-term goal is to identify early PDAC biomarkers and novel treatment options.  

Research environment  
The project is a collaboration between Prof. Albin Sandelin, BRIC and Dept. of Biology, and Prof. Stine F. Pedersen, Dept. of Biology. The candidate will be based in Albin Sandelin’s group, and will work closely with a postdoc counterpart in the Stine F Pedersen lab and several PhD students in both labs. The two groups are located within 5 minutes walking distance in the Northern Campus of the University of Copenhagen. Together, the groups employ several postdocs, PhD students, and undergraduate students and provide a strong, international research environment. The project will additionally be affiliated with the Marie Curie ITN project “pHIoniC”, in which two PhD students are already recruited for the project (one in each group).  

Project and specific qualifications  
The candidate will be responsible for the computational analysis of RNA-seq and DNA-sequencing data derive from organotypic PDAC models, and integrating these data with phenotypic measurements at defined time points. Work with additional data is also likely, including single cell RNA-seq and possibly CAGE data.  This will be done in close collaboration with one computational PhD student and the experimental group. 
 
Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent in bioinformatics or a mathematical discipline with a strong biological interest, and a substantial publication record in high-quality international journals focused on the analysis of genomics data. Candidates finishing their PhD before 15 March 2019 will also be considered.  We require:

•    Strong experience in analyzing high-throughput sequencing data, in particular RNA-seq and variant calling 
•    Documented experience in statistical analyses of such data, including expression analysis, as well as quality control and visualization 
•    Experience in statistical genetics and statistical modelling is a large advantage 
•    Strong programming skills in Python and R, or equivalents, and experience using linux/unix platforms
•    Excellent English skills
•    One or more first authorships in well-respected bioinformatics or genomics journals
•    A passion for working in a highly interdisciplinary environment.  

Experience in multivariate statistics, network and time course analysis and sequence analysis are strong advantages. Similarly, experience/knowledge in cancer and cell biology is an advantage.  Although the focus will be on computational work, the candidate will be working closely together with experimental scientists, and will be expected to understand the experiments and underlying biology and fruitfully interact with other specialists.

Job description
The position is available for a 2-year period and your key tasks as a postdoc at SCIENCE are:
•    To manage and carry through your research project
•    Write scientific articles 

 Further information on the Department is linked at https://www1.bio.ku.dk/english/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Albin Sandelin (albin@binf.ku.dk) or Prof. Stine F. Pedersen (sfpedersen@bio.ku.dk).    
 
The position is open from 15 March 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.  
 
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.  
 
Terms of employment  
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. 
 
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.  
 
The starting salary is currently up to DKK 434.179 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.244). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.  
 
Please include, as one single file:  
• Letter of introduction, explaining your interest and suitability for the position  
• Curriculum vita  
• Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)  
• Complete publication list  
• Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers  
• 2-3 letters of recommendation  
The deadline for applications is 5 January 2020 23:59 GMT +1.  
 
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. 
 
You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.  
 

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PhD Fellow to Division of Cell and Gene Therapy, Center for Translational Neuromedicine

Faculty of Health and Medical SciencesUniversity of Copenhagen

The Division of Cell and Gene Therapy of the Center for Translational Neuromedicine (CTN) is looking for a highly motivated PhD Fellow commencing 15 December 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Our research teamThe Center for Translational Neuromedicine is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, and is located in the Panum Institute. For more information, visit https://ctn.ku.dk/.

This position offers the opportunity to work in a collaborative multi-disciplinary team engaged in translational stem cell research. Our efforts are focused on understanding the role of glia in several neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders (Huntington’s disease, schizophrenia, ALS-FTD and the childhood leukodystrophies). In particular, we are interested in defining the differences in the dynamic regulation of genes and signaling pathways in glial cells, as a way to identify novel therapeutic targets and to develop cell-based therapy strategies for the treatment of some of these disorders.

In general, the Center is highly international, and thus our common language, both scientifically and socially, is English. The Center is characterized by being a newly established research unit, highly ambitious, fast-paced and hard-working. Our group has a strong collaboration with our sister lab in the US. The Division is currently composed of a Principal Investigator, 2 assistant professors, PhD students and research assistants, an animal caretaker, a bioinformatician, a lab assistant and the administration.

ProjectA PhD position is available for assessing epigenetic regulation of transcription in glial cells, and its dysregulation in the neurodegenerative diseases, with a focus on Huntington disease and schizophrenia. Applicants must have strong experience in both cell biology and neurobiology, with documented experience in epigenetics. The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree and at least 2 years bench experience in molecular biology, including cloning and genetic editing, and basic bioinformatic expertise in the analysis of RNAseq, ChiPSeq and ATACseq data.

Job description

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

Required skills

  • Cloning
  • Genetic editing
  • RNAseq, ChiPSeq and ATACseq data

Experience with all or as many of the techniques listed above is required. Additionally, proactivity and independence to setup and troubleshoot new protocols as new experiments are designed is expected to be taken as an attractive challenge. The ability to find a balance between learning fast and working independently, in one hand, while being able to freely ask questions when unsure about some aspects of the work is extremely important for the success of this project.

Background and qualifications

  • Candidates for the PhD position must hold a Master’s degree in neuroscience, biomedicine or other relevant field
  • At least 2 years of competent laboratory experience enabling the candidate to execute independent laboratory work
  • The successful candidate have most of the skills listed at the start of employment which means that experience in cell culture and molecular biology
  • The successful candidate is organized, self-motivated, result-oriented and capable of working independently
  • The successful candidate is highly motivated, passionate by science and driven to be part of translational efforts
  • The successful candidate will possess strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to readily learn new experimental techniques.
  • Strong analytical, communication, organizational and computer skills are also required

Employment conditionsThe position is a full-time position and is open from 15 December 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter. This is a 3-year position.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  DKK 27,360 /approx. 3,660 EUR (Oct 2019-level) plus pension.

The successful candidate will report to Steve Goldman (Principal Investigator).

The successful candidate will have to submit an application for enrollment to the SUND Graduate School for enrollment by the end of November 2019.

Further information on the Center can be found at https://ctn.ku.dk/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Steven Goldman, goldman@sund.ku.dk or Administrator Ann Christensen, ann.christensen@sund.ku.dk.

ApplicationYour application in English must be submitted by clicking ‘Apply now’.  

Application deadline is 18 November 2019 23.59pm CET .

Only online applications will be accepted and must include:  

  • Curriculum vitae – including a list of techniques that you already know
  • Cover letter including a brief project proposal as well as a clear motivation for the project
  • Copy of relevant diplomas
  • Names and contact information of 3 references, with associated letters of recommendation

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 in week 47

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7800 students, 1550 PhD students and 4400 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: 18 November 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Center for Translational Neuromedicine
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(211-0298/19-2H) PhD Fellow in Natural Language Processing

PhD Fellow in Natural Language Processing Machine Learning Section

Department of Computer Science
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen

The Machine Learning Section at the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Natural Language Processing commencing between 1 March 2020 and 1 April 2020

Description of the scientific environment
The Machine Learning Section provides a strong, international and diverse environment for research within Theoretical and Applied Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Understanding, Information Retrieval, and Medical Image Analysis. It is housed within the main Science Campus, which is centrally located in Copenhagen. For details, see https://di.ku.dk/english/research/machine-learning/. The successful candidate will join Isabelle Augenstein’s Natural Language Understanding research group (https://copenlu.github.io).

Project description
Word choice is strongly influenced by the gender of the speaker and the referent. Much of the prior research on gendered language has focused on laboratory studies and smaller corpora; however, more recent work has begun to focus on larger-scale datasets. These studies compare the adjectives or verbs that modify each noun in a particular gendered pair of nouns, such as boy–girl, aggregated across a given corpus. In our recent pilot study, we focus on large-scale detection of gender bias for any adjectives or verbs modifying common nouns (Hoyle et al., 2019). Despite its importance, the study has several strong limitations, which will be addressed in this project, namely: 1) the methods cannot directly be used to detect gender bias towards entities, such as persons; 2) it focuses on English only. Addressing these two limitations is not straight-forward, as it 1) requires methods for understanding which words describe the attitude towards an entity; and 2) requires cross-lingual modelling. This project will result in a general methodology for detecting and quantifying gender bias towards entities in any language, which can be applied in downstream applications. The project use case, detecting gender bias towards politicians on social media, is expected to generate new insights on its own.

The principal supervisor is Assistant Professor Isabelle Augenstein, Department of Computer Science, e-mail augenstein@di.ku.dk. The PhD student will be co-supervised by Assistant Professor Ryan Cotterell, ETH Zurich. Travel funding for bilateral visits is available.

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

  • To carry out your research project with increasing autonomy from your supervisors
  • To write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • To attend PhD courses on general skills development, e.g. academic writing
  • To disseminate your research nationally and internationally
  • To assist in the teaching of courses, typically by working as a lab assistant for one 8-week course per year

Formal requirements
Applicants should hold a MSc degree or equivalent in Computer Science or a related field, and have good written and oral English skills. The assessment of your qualifications will also be made based on previous scientific 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 328.355 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,360). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible

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

Please include

  • Cover Letter, detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
  • A maximum 2-page research statement, explaining how you would approach the project
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • 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 Sunday 1 December 2019, 23:59 GMT +1

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

QuestionsFor specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor, Assistant Professor Isabelle Augenstein, Department of Computer Science, e-mail augenstein@di.ku.dk.

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

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Deadline: 1 December 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Computer Science
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Post expires on Sunday December 1st, 2019

Two PhD positions in the Innovative Training Network UBIMOTIF on regulation of ubiquitin signaling by short linear motifs

Within the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 860517, University of Copenhagen is offering two 36-month PhD positions for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in in the area of ubiquitin biology, commencing in March or April 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

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

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

About the host institution and groupsNovo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR) promotes basic and applied discovery research on human proteins with medical relevance. The Center is a strong hub for research on genome stability and human disease, comprising modern laboratories and state-of-the-art facilities within protein science. Research in the Mailand and Nilsson Groups aims to understand how signaling via post-translational protein modifications orchestrate cellular responses to DNA damage and mitotic regulation.We combine systems-wide proteomics- and genomics-based approaches with methods within cell biology, biochemistry and advanced imaging to identify and functionally characterize cellular signalling responses.We offer a vibrant, ambitious and highly international research environment, as well as access to cutting-edge facilities within protein science, including state-of-the-art proteomics and microscopy platforms.

The principal supervisors areProfessor Niels Mailand, e-mail: niels.mailand@cpr.ku.dk.For more information about Mailand group, please visit: https://www.cpr.ku.dk/research/proteinsignaling/mailand/.

Professor Jakob Nilsson, e-mail: jakob.nilsson@cpr.ku.dk.For more information about Nilsson group, please visit: https://www.cpr.ku.dk/research/proteinsignaling/nilsson/.About the project/job descriptionThe successful candidates will join a multidisciplinary EU-funded Marie Sklodowska Curie International PhD training network aiming to understand the role of short linear motifs (SLiMs) in the regulation of ubiquitin signaling with a focus on DNA repair and mitotic regulation. The project will integrate SLiM discovery approaches with biochemical and proteomics-based screening approaches to comprehensively uncover novel regulatory principles within ubiquitin signaling.The PhD projects aim to mechanistically dissect the functions of novel and uncharacterized SLiMs and their role in human genome stability maintenance. For these studies, the successful candidates will have the opportunity to apply a broad range of advanced cell-, biochemistry- and microscopy-based methodologies, as well as cutting-edge proteomics- and CRISPR-Cas9-based approaches.

Your key tasks as a PhD student are

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

Key criteria for assessment of applicantsWe are looking for two highly motivated and ambitious candidates with qualifications corresponding to a Master’s degree in the life sciences.Other important selection criteria are:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project.
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture and biochemistry.
  • An open-minded, flexible and enthusiastic personality capable of interacting well within a group.
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English.
  • A track record of international mobility.

Special requirements for eligibilityCandidates will be required to meet the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher eligibility criteria:

Mobility RuleResearchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status are not taken into account.The earliest possible recruitment date is 1 March 2020.

Early Stage Researcher (ESR) criteriaESRs must, at the date of recruitment by the host organisation, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-Time Equivalent Research Experience is measured from the date when the researcher obtained the degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctorate (either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited, even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged).

We welcome applicants of any nationality.

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

Place of employment The place of employment is at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.We offer

  • The opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research and access to a network of leading researchers in the field.
  • Participation in research-specific, complementary and soft skills training that involve both the academic and industry sectors.
  • Appointment for a period of 36 months.
  • Competitive salary, adjusted for the host country.
  • Mobility allowance and a family allowance (where applicable) as part of the employment package.

Terms of employment The employment as PhD fellow is full time (37 hours per week) and for 3 years.It is conditioned upon the applicant’s success­ful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree.Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 27,362 / approx. EUR 3.648 (October 2019-level) plus pension.

QuestionsFor specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the above principal supervisors.

For questions about eligibility and UBIMOTIF contact project manager Lotta Avesson by e-mail: lotta.avesson@cpr.ku.dk.General information about PhD study at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available at the Graduate School’s website: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/guidelines/.

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

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  • CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  • 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.
  • Publication list (if possible).
  • 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.

    Application deadline: 3 January 2020, 23.59 p.m. CET.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.This project has received funding form the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 860517.

    The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7800 students, 1550 PhD students and 4400 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: 3 January 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
    Campus: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research
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    Post expires on Friday January 3rd, 2020

    (211-0303/19-2H) PhD fellow in Nanobioscience for investigation of GPCR signaling at the single cell level

    PhD fellow in Nanobioscience for investigation of GPCR signaling at the single cell levelDepartment of Chemistry, Nanoscience CenterFaculty of ScienceUniversity of Copenhagen

    Sino-Danish Center, Nano-Science Center and Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Nanobioscience commencing 1 January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful applicant is expected to spend 12 months in total with one of our Chinese collaborators.

    Description of the scientific environmentThe Department of Chemistry Nano-Science Center at the University of Copenhagen bring together researchers from the areas of chemistry, physics, biophysics and medicine in a strong cross-disciplinary environment.

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

    Further information about Sino-Danish Center, Nano-Science Center and the Department of Chemistry can be found at http://sdc.university/, https://nano.ku.dk/english/research and https://chem.ku.dk/ respectively.

    Project descriptionThe PhD project deals with the investigation of GPCR signaling by simultaneous quantitative detection of several signals at the single cell level using fluorescence microscopies. It will involve the use of several fluorescence labeling techniques and fluorescence based imaging techniques, as well as state-of-the-art functional assays used for the pharmacological characterization of GPCRs.

    The project will require interactions with several collaborative groups from University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and Chinese Academy of Sciences (China), with expertise spanning from molecular pharmacology, spectroscopy and molecular dynamic simulations to microtechnique and nanoscience.

    Principal supervisor is Associate Prof. Karen Martinez, Department of Chemistry, martinez@chem.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 35 32 04 75.

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

    Formal requirements Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Biophysics or Nanoscience 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 employmentThe 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 328.355 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,360). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

    Please include

    • Cover Letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
    • CV
    • Diploma and transcripts of 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 17 November 2019, 23:59 GMT +1

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

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

    QuestionsFor specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Associate Professor Karen Martinez, Department of Chemistry, martinez@chem.ku.dk, +45 35 32 04 75.

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

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    Deadline: 17 November 2019
    Unit: Faculty of Science
    Campus: Department of Chemistry
    Email:
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    Post expires on Sunday November 17th, 2019

    (211-00256/19-2I) Postdoc at the Center for Quantifying Images for MAXIV (QIM)

    Postdoc at the Center for Quantifying Images for MAXIV (QIM)
    Department of Computer Science
    Faculty of Science

    University of Copenhagen

    The University of Copenhagen is seeking a Post-doc in Image Processing. The position is for 2 years, and the successful candidate will be part of the Center for Quantification of Imaging Data from Max IV (QIM, qim.dk) under the guidance of Professor Jon Sporring (sporring@di.ku.dk, https://sporring.github.io).

    At the Center for Quantification of Imaging Data from Max IV (QIM) we develop algorithms for quantitative image analysis, and we support the research carried out at MAX IV and other large-scale imaging facilities, including both industrial and clinical applications.

    The job

    You will be part of our team of researchers from Lund University in Sweden, The Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby, and the University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen. Your primary base will be the University of Copenhagen. Our team develops software for the analyzes of samples across a wide range of scientific disciplines and arranges small and focused workshops for users to support their use of this software. Our team also collaborates with experimental scientists directly on joint projects or as a consultant.

    About half of your time will be spent on servicing the QIM clients, and for the remainder it is expected that you develop your own research area.

    What we require from you is that you

    • have a Ph.D. in computer science, mathematics, physics or related fields
    • like to work in interdisciplinary fields with other researchers
    • are committed to producing software of high quality
    • are profoundly interested in the fields of image processing, tomographic reconstruction, machine learning, software development.

    Candidates with publications in relevant leading journals will be preferred.

    We offer

    • a high-profile interdisciplinary research environment, where you will work with some of the world’s top researchers in data science, physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering
    • great opportunities and support to develop your research career in image processing, software development, and large-scale facilities
    • projects involving the newest imaging technology
    • a location in the center of the green and lively Copenhagen/Malmo metropole, in the happiest country in the world, and with the best of Scandinavian culture and lifestyle no more than 30 minutes away
    • flexible working conditions and Denmark’s famous good work-life balance

    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, Jon Sporring, sporring@di.ku.dk.

    The position is open from 1 April 2020or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

    Terms of employment

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

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

    The starting salary is currently up to DKK 434.179 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.244). 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 Sunday 12 January 2020, 23:59 GMT +1.

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

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

    Interviews will be held on Monday 10 February 2020. The interview will be held via skype.

    Read the job description at the university homepage

    Apply now

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    Post expires on Sunday January 12th, 2020

    Postdoctoral Fellowship(s) of Algorithms

    Postdoctoral Fellowship(s) of Algorithms
    Department of Computer Science
    Faculty of Science
    University of Copenhagen

    Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen (DIKU) is offering Postdoctoral Fellowship(s) in algorithms expected to commence 01 September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

    The Algorithms and Complexity Section at DIKU is headed by Professor Mikkel Thorup. The group is prolific at the topmost conferences like SODA, STOC, and FOCS, e.g., with 7 papers accepted for SODA’20. Adding to the excitement, we have the center Basic Algorithms Research Copenhagen (BARC) which also involves the IT University of Copenhagen. The aim is to attract top talent from around the world to an ambitious, creative, collaborative, and fun environment. Using the power of mathematics, we strive to create fundamental breakthroughs in algorithmic thinking. While the focus of BARC is algorithms theory, we do have a track record of surprising algorithmic discoveries leading to major industrial applications.

    The successful candidate will participate in BARC, enjoying the inspiration from the many PhD students, postdocs and visitors.

    The postdoc’s duties will include research within algorithms as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

    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 Mikkel Thorup, Department of Computer Science, E-mail mthorup@di.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 21179123

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

    Requirements
    The candidates must have

    • a PhD degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or equivalent
    • demonstrated strength within algorithm with a solid publication record at the top conferences STOC, FOCS, and SODA.

    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 434.179 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.244). 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 and links to author pages with DBLP and with Google Scholar citations
    – Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

    The deadline for application is 05 January 2020, 23:59 GMT +1.

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

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

    Read the job description at the university homepage

    Apply Now

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    Post expires on Sunday January 5th, 2020

    PhD fellow in Nitrogen Use. Efficiency of Novel Bio-based Fertilisers in Agriculture

    Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Assessment of the agronomic nitrogen efficiency of novel bio-based fertilizers, commencing 1 Feb 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

    Description of the scientific environment
    The Soil Fertility research group focuses on soil fertility issues and environmental impacts related to sustainable agriculture with a special focus on nutrient cycling and climate change. Our research aims at a mechanistic understanding of soil nutrient and organic matter dynamics at both the level of micro-scale biogeophysical processes and at eco-system scales, in the pursuit of increased nutrient use efficiency, improved crop productivity and reduced environmental impacts from agriculture in the 21st century.

    Project description
    The work of the PhD fellow will be closely connected to the EU H2020 funded research project “Optimizing Bio-based Fertilisers in Agriculture – Knowledgebase for New Policies” (LEX4BIO), aiming to transform agriculture from using synthetic to bio-based fertilisers in a circular economy context. A prerequisite for such transformation is a profound knowledge about the fertilisation potential of such novel fertiliser materials under varying environmental and agronomic conditions, but also identifying potential environmental impacts of their use. Appropriate compliance methods to predict agronomic efficacy of the materials are furthermore essential for both farmer fertiliser management as well as for future policies and fertiliser regulations.

    The PhD project will investigate the effect of different bio-based fertilisers (derived from various organic residues from agriculture, industry and society) on availability and nitrogen use efficiency in trials under lab, greenhouse as well field conditions. Close collaboration with another PhD student working on emissions of nitrous oxides from bio-based fertilisers, and with a postdoc working on modelling of environmental impacts is planned. Data collection will include soil and plant sampling and analysis, as well as remote sensing and spectral imaging of crops and soils. Possibilities to optimize the fertilising effect through a variable rate application according to ground and remote sensing data will also be investigated. Data analysis will include relating the lab and field results in order to develop standard test protocols for novel fertiliser materials which can be used for future compliance testing, as well as using the remote sensing data to optimise the efficacy of bio-based fertiliser use.

    Principal supervisor will be Professor, Lars Stoumann Jensen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, E-mail lsj@plen.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +4521222039

    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 PhD research project, in collaboration with other project partners
    • Attend PhD courses
    • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
    • Disseminate your research, also to stakeholders of the projects
    • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
    • Work for the department, incl. some teaching tasks (e.g tutoring exercises, guest lectures)

    Formal requirements
    Applicants should:

    • Hold an MSc degree in a relevant discipline such as agronomy, biology or environmental sciences/engineering, or related disciplines.
    • Have a good understanding about nitrogen dynamics in soil and the mechanisms that determine nitrogen losses and the supply of mineral nitrogen for crop uptake and growth.
    • Have good technical skills and interest in conducting plant experiments under lab/greenhouse/field conditions and have flair for conducting environmental measurements
    • Have experience with and interest for the use of remote sensing technologies in agriculture or related field
    • Have experience with chemical characterization of soils and plants
    • Have experience with data management and an interest in statistics.
    • Have good communicative and interpersonal skills.
    • Have excellent English writing and speaking abilities.

    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 328.355 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,360). 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 this specific PhD project, incl. any earlier study or work experience relevant for the topic.
    • 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 17 November 2019, 23:59 GMT +1.

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

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

    Questions
    For more specific information about the PhD scholarship and the contents of the LEX4BIO projects, please contact the principal supervisor Professor, Lars Stoumann Jensen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, E-mail lsj@plen.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +4521222039.

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

    Further information on the Department is linked at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/.

    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: 17 November 2019
    Unit: Faculty of Science
    Campus: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences

    Phone:
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    Post expires on Sunday November 17th, 2019

    PhD fellowship in “Opportunities for reducing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions by rewetting farmed peat soils (RePeat)” at the Dept. Geosciences & Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen

    A 3-year PhD fellowship is available in the Section for Forest, Nature & Biomass, Dept. Geosciences & Natural Resource Management University of Copenhagen, Denmark, with an expected start 1 Fabruary 2020, or shortly thereafter.

    The fellowship is funded by the Danish Agricultural Agency as part of their climate research programme aimed at providing public and private stakeholders with tools to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from the agricultural sector.

    About RePeat

    Farmed organic soils are responsible for up to 32% of the total emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) from the agricultural sector in Denmark, primarily as CO2. Extensification or complete stop of farming on these areas have been identified as being effective means to reduce the climate footprint of the agricultural sector. For this practice to work it is essential to increase the ground water level, which effectively stops the production of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the soil. However, the increased wetness or complete saturation of the organic soil will also create ideal conditions for production of the much more potent greenhouse gases, nitrous oxide and methane. There are only few studies of the total greenhouse gas balance, including CO2, N2O and CH4, for organic soils in Denmark where agricultural practices have stopped or been extensified and none that includes the long term development of the area over time. For these reasons the effect of this practice on reducing the climate footprint is riddled with great uncertainty.

    In RePeat we will assess the change in exchange of all three greenhouse gases in a range of land use on organic soils. We will measure the total annual greenhouse gas budget on location with different types of extensification, including paludiculture of different crop types with varying ground water levels (WP1) and natural regeneration of vegetation over several years after extensification (WP2). These data will combined with data on soil and biogeochemistry (WP3).

    The overall goal with RePeat is to increase our data and knowledge on exchange of greenhouse gases for different practice and management practices of organic soils. These data will be used to improve emission factors (WP4) for agricultural areas as they are based on the dynamic development of the greenhouse gas exchange over the growing season as a function of soil hydrology, biogeochemistry and vegetation.

    About your project

    Your primary objective is to investigate how the GHG budget develops over time on locations with natural regeneration of vegetation of abandoned peat soils and relate this to soil hydrology, biogeochemistry and growth of vegetation. This is related to WP2 of RePeat. Your project will use a variety of sampling techniques for GHGs, soil and vegetation. Your primary task is to measure the fluxes of the GHG’s; CO2, CH4 and N2O, from peat soils at different stages (ages) of natural regeneration of vegetation after agricultural practices have stopped. To support these measurements it is necessary to collect a range of hydrological and biogeochemical properties of the soil as well as quantify the pools of carbon, nitrogen and phosphor. Lastly, you will assess the aboveground biomass of vegetation across the regeneration gradient. For the measurements of GHG you will combine manual chamber measurements with a fully automated GHG chamber system, SkyLine2D. You will also use basic soil hydrological methods to estimate the soil water content and groundwater level as well as extract soil solution to quantify the plant and microbial available nutrients. Collectively, these methods enables to derive fundamental relations between GHG fluxes, soil hydrology and biogeochemistry which are needed for later model development.

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

    • To manage and carry through your research project according to the above research tasks
    • Attend PhD courses (in total of 30 ECTS)
    • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
    • Disseminate your research at the institute and conferences
    • To conduct secondments at foreign research institution
    • Work for the department

    As a PhD student you will be part of our research group and your principal supervisor is Associate Professor, Jesper Riis Christiansen, Forest, Nature and Biomass Section, University of Copenhagen, jrc@ign.ku.dk, +45 35336942. The PhD will be co-supervised by Associate Professor Klaus Steenberg Larsen (ksl@ign.ku.dk) and Professor Per Gundersen (pgu@ign.ku.dk) (same affiliation as principal supervisor).

    Requirements for applying for the position

    Applicants must hold an MSc degree or equivalent in the field of environmental sciences, biology, geography or a related discipline.

    It is highly recommended that applicants have prior experience with measurements of greenhouse gas fluxes between ecosystem and atmosphere. Applicants must be fluent in both written and spoken English to a level sufficiently high for communication and dissementation at an academic level.

    About the host institute

    University of Copenhagen is the largest research and education institution in Denmark. Internationally, the University is highly competitive and is ranked as one of the leading universities globally with the most recent Shanghai rankings placed the University as No. 30 worldwide and No. 6 in Europe. This is also reflected by its membership of the prestigious International Alliance of Research Universities.

    Your work place will be the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management(IGN) which conducts research and education on the past, present and future physical, chemical and biological environments of the Earth and their interactions with societal and human systems to provide graduates and research in support of sustainable future solutions for society. The department has strong experience in interdisciplinary collaboration within and beyond the department. You will further be affiliated with the Section for Forest, Nature and Biomass at IGN and be a member of the Biogeochemistry research group in this section. The research group focuses on the fundamental research of soil biogeochemistry in natural ecosystems; forests, wetlands, heathlands and grasslands etc., and through this seeking to understand how wider environmental and societal changes, such as land use and climate change, impact the flows and exchange of water, greenhouse gases, carbon and nitrogen.   

    IGN has 400 employees and 25 full professors. UCPH has a strong commitment to its doctoral programme and IGN recruits over 35 new PhDs annually, about half being foreign students, which ensures a multicultural, international environment. IGN has a number of highly instrumented large-scale field experiments and monitoring stations. Jesper Riis Christiansen, the principal supervisor of the PhD, is an expert in ecosystem hydrology and biogeochemistry and the associated greenhouse gas fluxes.

    Terms of employment

    The terms of employment and salary are in accordance with 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, and according to the rules and regulations laid down by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action European Training Network.

    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 27.135 DKK /approx. 3.633 EUR (October 2019-level) plus pension.

    More information

    For further information about the position, applicants should contact principal supervisor Associate Professor, Jesper Riis Christiansen, Forest, Nature and Biomass Section, University of Copenhagen, jrc@ign.ku.dk, +45 3533 6942.

    Application

    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. A short scientific introduction to the topic and research of this PhD project, including your suggestions for methods (max. one page, cited literature excluded)

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

    4. 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

    5. Publication list (if relevant)

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

    The closing date for applications is: 27 November 2019.

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

    The further process

    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.

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    Deadline: 27 November 2019
    Unit: Faculty of Science
    Campus: Institut for Geovidenskab og Naturforveltning
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    Post expires on Wednesday November 27th, 2019

    Two postdocs for plant immunity studies

    We are searching for enthusiastic and dedicated persons to undertake studies of cellular mechanisms in plants attacked by the barley powdery mildew fungus. We have many years of experience in research on plant immunity and powdery mildew susceptibility processes. We have in particular focus on membrane trafficking and other membrane associated processes connected to immunity and fungal exploitation of the plant cell, and we study how these processes are influenced by fungal effectors.

    Based on a grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, we have within this area designed one project, which involves overlapping analyses of barley and Arabidopsis that are host and non-host to the fungus, respectively. You will make molecular studies of these cellular mechanisms to uncover their role in the interaction between the plant and the fungus. Another project has been designed for expression of fungal effectors in yeast, where effector-targeted pathways will be revealed by genetic tools. You will be part of our highly experienced research team of about 15 people, all sharing your interest in these efforts.

    Required qualifications
    The applicant should hold professional as well as personal skills and qualifications as stated below:

    • Applicants should have a PhD-degree in molecular biology or related area
    • Practical experience in plant genetics, yeast genetics, molecular and/or cell biology
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Be excellent in English, writing and speech

    Candidates fulfilling one or more of the following qualifications will be prioritized:

    • Practical experience in molecular plant-microbe interactions
    • Practical experience in plant and yeast genetics
    • Practical experience in cell membrane biology

    Key criteria for the assessment of candidates

    • Professional qualifications relevant to the position
    • Publications
    • Relevant work experience
    • Other professional activities
    • Language skills

    Further information on the Department is linked at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the positions can be made to Professor Hans Thordal-Christensen at htc@plen.ku.dk or +45 35 33 34 43 (plant-related position) or to Assoc. Professor Anja T. Fuglsang (atf@plen.ku.dk or +45 35 33 25 86 (yeast-related position)

    The 3-year positions are open from Februay 1, 2020, 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 for postdocs is currently up to DKK 434.179 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.244).

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

    Please include

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

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

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

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

    Read the job description at the university homepage

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    Post expires on Sunday December 1st, 2019

    Post Doc position at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

    The research center FAMBUSS funded by the Danish National Research Foundation, is offering one or more Post Doc positions in 2020. The center does research in applied microeconomics with a focus on organizational economics, corporate governance, owner managed and family owned businesses. Professor Morten Bennedsen is the head of the research center, which gathers a strong group of researchers from all over the world. The Post Doc position will be based at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, and it is offered for a period of two years. We wish to fill the position as soon as possible in 2020.

    You can read more about FAMBUSS at: https://www.economics.ku.dk/fambuss/

    Job description
    You are expected to work on research within the core objectives of the center, which is applied microeconomics with a focus on corporate governance, family firms and organizational economics. You will have access to rich Danish micro data and a unique range of highly detailed surveys and you are expected to be familiar with conducting empirical and/or theoretical research. You will collaborate with the FAMBUSS team of researchers as well as developing your own ideas. This position is suited for you to create a good research platform from which your academic career can advance.

    Qualifications
    The candidate must have obtained a PhD degree in Economics or similar fields.

    Salary and conditions of employment
    A postdoctoral position is a fixed-term academic position. The position is heavily weighted in favour of research. Other duties (e.g. research administration) may, furthermore, have to be performed to a limited extent. The University determines the exact ratio between the various responsibilities. The ratio may vary over time.

    Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The annual salary for postdoctoral researchers is within the range DKK 412,000 – 434,000. In addition to the salary paid directly to you, the University will also pay a monthly contribution to your pension fund corresponding to 17.1 % of your salary. Negotiation for additional supplements will be possible. A special tax scheme is offered for researcher’s recruited abroad, see here.

    Application
    Applications should include the following parts:

    1) a cover letter indicating the reasons for applying for this position (max. 2 pages)

    2) curriculum vitae, including list of publications

    3) diplomas – all relevant certificates

    4) publications to be considered in the assessment (max. 5)

    The parts must be clearly labeled with the above-mentioned numbers.

    Please note that applications will be assessed on the basis of these mandatory enclosures.

    Applications that do not meet the requirements listed above will not be taken into consideration.

    Applicants cannot expect any additional documentation to be taken into account in the assessment.

    Application procedure
    After the expiry of the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether an expert assessment committee has passed their application for assessment. 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.

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

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

    For further information about the Post Doc position, please contact Center Administrator, Cammilla Bundgård Toft, at cammilla.toft@econ.ku.dk.

    Further information about the application procedure is available from Rusan Elmazi (HR) hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number 211-0228/19-2I.

    The deadline for the application is 1 December 2019, 23:59 GMT+2.

    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 the documents are scanned and collected in one file.

    Applications received after deadline will not be taken into account.

    The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

    Read the job description at the university homepage

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    Post expires on Sunday December 1st, 2019

    Two postdoctoral fellowships focused on understanding linkages between deforestation and dietary changes in low-income countries

    The postdoctoral fellows will contribute to the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant project FORESTDIET led by Laura Vang Rasmussen. They will be expected to co-develop research that examines how forest loss and forest fragmentation influence dietary quality. The candidates are expected to leverage existing datasets on food consumption, agricultural production, land cover change, including agricultural expansion and contraction, and deforestation and reforestation. The candidates are also expected to compile additional data on socio-economic characteristics and biophysical conditions in the regions of interest. Moreover, the postdoctoral fellows will assist in the development of stakeholder tools to further strengthen their skills in effective communication of research results.

    Candidates should hold a PhD in environmental sciences, geography, agricultural economics, land change science, nutrition or a related field. Geo-spatial and statistical expertise, strong programming abilities (R), experience doing independent research, and excellent communication, writing, and organizational skills are required. Applicants must have a clear track record of successful completion of independent work, with at least one accepted first author publication at the time of application.

    Specific profile required of Postdoc 1: A researcher with solid remote sensing and image processing skills. Experience with land cover mapping in tropical countries and handling of large-scale datasets will be necessary.

    Specific profile required of Postdoc 2: A researcher experienced in environmental, agricultural or resource economics with a strong background in causal impact analyses and global datasets, ideally LSMS or/and DHS. Preferably, Postdoc 2 will also have experience in assessing food security.

    The selected candidates will be based within the Section for Geography at the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN), University of Copenhagen, Denmark and be part of Rasmussen’s ERC project group as well as the research group ’Environment and Society in Developing Countries’. They are expected to travel to University of British Columbia at least once a year to meet with collaborators and to engage in frequent team meetings with the project mentors. The candidates will present research findings at regional and international scientific meetings. The successful candidates will lead data analysis and writing on selected research papers, and will have the opportunity to help supervise MSc and PhD students working on the project.

    IGN conducts research and education on the past, present and future physical, chemical and biological environments of the Earth and their interactions with societal and human systems to provide graduates and research in support of sustainable future solutions for society. Further information on the Department can be found at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Laura Vang Rasmussen: lr@ign.ku.dk.

    The positions are open from 1 March 2020or as soon as possible thereafter. Each postdoctoral position is for 2.5 years.

    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 434.179 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.244). 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
    • Names and contacts of three referees

    The deadline for applications is 28 November 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/.

    Interviews will be held in January 2020.

    Read the job description at the university homepage

    Apply now

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    Post expires on Thursday November 28th, 2019