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PhD stipends in Statistics, Mathematical Biology, and the mathematics of Insurance and Economics

A number of attractive PhD stipends in statistics, mathematical biology, and the mathematics of insurance and economics are available at at Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen.  

 

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

The PhD stipends include full tuition and a salary of approximately min. 3,580 EUR per month before taxes (Minimum DKK 322,600 per year) plus pension contributions of 17% of the salary (DKK 49,800 per year). Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization. 

Your application and all supporting documents must be submitted no later than 1 April 2019. 

About the Department of Mathematic 

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

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

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

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

In addition, there will be PhD stipends available in: 

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

• Mathematical and statistical analysis of ancient genomic data with Carsten Wiuf 

Job description 

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

•To manage and carry through your research project 

•Attend PhD courses 

•Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis 

•Teach and disseminate your research 

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

•Work for the department 

Interview 

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

Application Procedure 

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

About your application  

To apply you need to:  

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

 

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

Please include  

•Cover Letter, describing the topic of the PhD project you are interested in and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.  

•CV  

•Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc) 

•Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at 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 April 2019
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut For Matematiske Fag
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Post expires on Monday April 1st, 2019

Postdoc in Analysis of N-WASP dependent regulation of senescence in keratinocytes

Postdoc in Analysis of N-WASP dependent regulation of senescence in keratinocytes  at BRIC  Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences  University of Copenhagen, Denmark    We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a 1 year post doc position starting in May 2019 in the Brakebusch lab. The Brakebusch lab is located at the Biotech Research and Innovation Center (BRIC) (www.bric.ku.dk/Research/Brakebusch_Group/), which is a Center of Excellence in biomedical research with around 200 scientists.   <

Our research 
N-WASP is a ubiquitously expressed actin-nucleating molecule present in the cytoplasm and in the nucleus. Recently, we revealed that nuclear N-WASP is an important epigenetic regulator controlling the expression of IL-23 in keratinocytes. Mice lacking N-WASP in keratinocytes show perturbed e regulation of the epigenetic mark H3K9me2 and develop an IL-23 dependent skin inflammation (Li et al., 2018, Nat. Commun.). Unpublished data from our group indicate now that N-WASP is also important for the development of skin tumor by regulating keratinocyte senescence in vivo and in vitro. Aim of the current project is to investigate the structure-function relationship of N-WASP with respect to senescence regulation by expressing N-WASP point mutations in primary mouse keratinocytes.   

Your job 
Your task would be to generate 10 point mutants of N-WASP and express them in primary mouse keratinocytes lacking N-WASP. Senescence development will be monitored by proliferation assays and detection of different senescence markers by qRT PCR and Western blot. Furthermore, epigenetic changes and N-WASP protein-protein interactions will be tested.    

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

  • You have a PhD in biological/biomedical science 
  • You are highly experienced in cell culture and molecular biology 
  • You have an active interest in cellular senescence, cancer, and aging 
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams 
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken 

Desirable experience and skills: 

  • Experience in isolation and culture of primary keratinocytes  
  • Experience in CRISPR genome editing 

Place of employment 
The place of employment is at BRIC, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and core facilities and an exciting research environment with ambitious researchers from all over the world.   

Terms of employment  
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 1 year. Starting date is May 1, 2019, or after agreement.  Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 33,700 DKK/ approx. 4,514 Euro (October 2018-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.    Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.   

The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of June 28, 2013.   

Questions 
For further information please contact Cord Brakebusch (cord.brakebusch@bric.ku.dk)    Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).    

Application procedure 
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:    1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).  2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.  3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.  4. List of publications.   

Application deadline: 28 February, 2019, 23.59pm CET  

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

The further process  
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. 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 13.   

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

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.

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Post expires on Thursday February 28th, 2019

PhD fellowship in BonePainII – Bone Cancer Pain

PhD fellowship in BonePainII – Bone Cancer Pain at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

A 3-year PhD fellowship is available at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen with an expected start June 1, 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.

The fellowship is part of the European Training Network BonePainII (www.bonepain.eu), which is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 814244.

About BonePainII

BonePainII is a European Innovative Training Network to promote frontline research, innovation and education within bone pain. Millions in Europe and beyond suffer from bone pain, which is a debilitating complication of many musculoskeletal disorders such as arthritis and bone metastasis. The BonePainII network has participants from 6 European countries and encompasses 8 academic groups and 4 industries all committed to creating an outstanding PhD training program for 15 early stage researchers to elucidate the mechanisms of bone pain and develop new medicines.

About your project

The aim of the project is to elucidate the role of the purinergic receptor P2X7 (P2X7R) in cancer-induced bone pain.

ATP signaling is considered pivotal for pain facilitation and purinergic receptors such as the P2X3 and P2X7 receptors seem to contribute to the modulation of neuropathic pain and chronic inflammatory pain. This has encouraged the pharmaceutical industry to develop inhibitors of purinergic receptors with the purpose of treating chronic pain. The focus of this project is purinergic signaling in cancer-induced bone pain. Bone metastasis is the most common cause of cancer-related chronic pain, and it is a common complication in patients suffering from breast, lung or prostate cancer.

For this project you will use in vivo models of cancer-induced bone pain and in vitro systems to unravel the molecular and cellular effects of P2X7R inhibition. Additionally, you will identify the functional importance of genetic differences in the rat P2X7R function.

This project will provide novel insight into the role of the P2X7R in cancer-induced bone pain and whether the P2X7R is a suitable target for treating chronic pain.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Anne-Marie Heegaard, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology (https://drug.ku.dk/) E-mail: amhe@sund.ku.dk. Direct Phone: +45 35 33 63 22.

Eligibility criteria

– You must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to your recruitment – unless as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention1.

– You must be an Early Stage Researcher (ESR): at time of recruitment you must be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent research experience)2 of your research career and must not have been awarded a doctoral degree.

General job description 

Your key tasks as a PhD fellow are to:

  • Manage and carry through your research project under supervision
  • Participate in the BonePainII training and network activities
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
  • Participate in national and international conferences and scientific meetings
  • Research stay at an external research laboratory within the BonePainII network
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

The successful candidate must hold a relevant Master’s degree (at the time of employment). Experience

with in vivo models or cellular signaling assays will be an advantage. Passed course in

Laboratory Animal Science EU Function ABD (formerly FELASA Category) or equivalent.

Other important criteria are:

  • Relevant skills and knowledge
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • The grades achieved during bachelor/master studies
  • Other professional activities
  • Solid level of English and good general communication skills
  • The candidate’s motivation letter

Terms of employment 

The employment as PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years. Starting date is June 1, 2019 or after agreement.

It is conditioned upon the candidate’s successful enrolment in the PhD school at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

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, and according to the rules and regulations laid down by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action European Training Network.

Questions 

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

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

Application procedure

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

– Cover letter detailing the motivation for applying (max one page)

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

– Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)

– Publication list (if possible)

– 2 letters of recommendation

For those applicants whose principal language of instruction during their BSc/MSc was not English it will a be an advantage if they enclose IELTS or TOEFL test scores or equivalent proof of English skills, however it will be at the discretion of the supervisors during the interviews to evaluate the English skills.

Application deadline: March 15, 2019, 23.59pm CET 

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

Relevant short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview (e.g. via Skype) with the hiring committee consisting of the principal supervisor and the BonePainII co-supervisor.

In case of highly qualified, but unsuccessful applications, applicants might have the choice of having their application forwarded to another suitable BonePainII network member for consideration.

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 April 2019.

[1] 1951 Refugee Convention and the 1967Protocol 

[2] Thisis measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which wouldformally entitle him or her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country inwhich the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher isrecruited, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate is or was ever envisaged. 

 

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7500 students, 1500 PhD students and 3200 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position. 

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

Deadline: 15 March 2019
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Lægemiddeldesign og Farmakologi
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Friday March 15th, 2019

Postdoc in Biochemistry and Biophysics

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a two years position, with the possibility of extension, as postdoc in Biochemistry and Biophysics starting April 1st 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.    

Description of the scientific environment  
The postdoc will join an ongoing collaboration between prof. Karen Skriver’s group, which is part of the Protein Biology Group, and prof. Birthe B. Kragelund’s group, which is part of the Structural Biology and NMR Laboratory (SBiNLab), Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen (www.bio.ku.dk/sbinlab). Together the two groups provide a strong, international environment for research in the function, structure and dynamics of proteins with emphasis on intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs). The research in the two laboratories is highly interdisciplinary ranging from in vivo studies over applied bioinformatics to advanced biophysics. The laboratories are part of the Linderstrøm-Lang Centre for Protein Science and the Integrative Structural Biology at the University of Copenhagen (ISBUC) (www.isbuc.ku.dk). For further information contact Karen Skriver (kskriver@bio.ku.dk) or Birthe B. Kragelund (bbk@bio.ku.dk).    

Research Project  
The project will use biochemistry and biophysics to improve the understanding of the molecular properties and mechanisms of the αα-hubs (Bugge et al. 2018, Structure; O’Shea et al, J. Biol. Chem. 2017), which are regulators of transcriptional networks and include the RST, PAH, TAFH and NCBD domains. The domains are central nodes in large interactomes and implicated in plants stress regulation and a number of human diseases. Specifically, the focus will be on investigations of the structure, topology and dynamics of the αα-hubs and decomposition of ligand binding specificity, competition and mechanisms, thus deriving properties that provide fidelity in signaling events.    

Qualifications  
The successful candidate must have a PhD degree and a strong background in protein science, biochemistry, or biophysics and preferentially also in structural biology. Prior experience with protein production for biophysical and structural analysis is a requirement. It is a strong advantage to have documented experience with protein NMR spectroscopy and/or X-ray crystallography and/or thermodynamic and kinetic analysis of proteins. Prior work on intrinsically disordered proteins and good English writing competence is also advantageous. Strong team work capabilities are needed.    

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

Procedures  
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/.    

Terms of employment  
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.   Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.   The starting salary is currently up to DKK 426.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.    

How to apply  
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. The application should include the items below, and applications that do not follow these guidelines may not be evaluated.    
• A cover letter (max. 1 page) describing your background, personal qualities, research interests and reasons for applying specifically to this position  
• Curriculum vitae (max. 5 pages)  
• List of peer reviewed publications. You may include preprints, papers that have been accepted for publication or are in review  
• Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)  
• Contact details of 1-2 persons for references and a very brief description of your relationship to them. You should not attach reference letters    

The deadline for applications is February 28th 2019, 23:59 GMT+1.      

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.


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PhD fellowship in BonePainII – Pain in Rare Bone Disorders

 

PhD fellowship in BonePainII – Pain in Rare Bone Disorders at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology,

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen 

A 3-year PhD fellowship is available at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen with an expected start June 1, 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.

The fellowship is part of the European Training Network BonePainII (www.bonepain.eu), which is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 814244.

About BonePainII

BonePainII is a European Innovative Training Network to promote frontline research, innovation and education within bone pain. Millions in Europe and beyond suffer from bone pain, which is a debilitating complication of many musculoskeletal disorders such as arthritis and bone metastasis. The BonePainII network has participants from 6 European countries and encompasses 8 academic groups and 4 industries all committed to creating an outstanding PhD training program for 15 early stage researchers to elucidate the mechanisms of bone pain and develop new medicines. 

About your project

The aim of the project is to identify molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying pain in rare bone disorders.

An important, but neglected aspect of bone pain is the pain of rare bone disorders. This project will focus on fibrous dysplasia, a rare bone disorder where constitutively active cAMP in bone marrow stromal cells leads to a disorganised and structurally vulnerable fibrous-osseous tissue in one or many bones and the patients often suffer from debilitating bone pain.

For this project you will 1) validate a genetically engineered mouse model of fibrous dysplasia as an appropriate model of pain in fibrous dysplasia 2) investigate whether fibrous dysplasia bone cells activate or sensitize sensory neurons 3) identify transcriptome changes in sensory neurons during fibrous dysplasia pain.

This project will provide a platform for the future development and evaluation of new therapeutic options for fibrous dysplasia bone pain.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Anne-Marie Heegaard, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology (https://drug.ku.dk/) E-mail: amhe@sund.ku.dk. Direct Phone: +45 35 33 63 22.

Eligibility criteria 

– You must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to your recruitment – unless as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention1.

– You must be an Early Stage Researcher (ESR): at time of recruitment you must be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent research experience)2 of your research career and must not have been awarded a doctoral degree.

General job description 

Your key tasks as a PhD fellow are to:

  • Manage and carry through your research project under supervision
  • Participate in the BonePainII training and network activities
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
  • Participate in national and international conferences and scientific meetings
  • Research stay at an external research laboratory within the BonePainII network
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants 

The successful candidate must hold a relevant Master’s degree (at the time of employment). Experience

with in vivo models, behavioral tests, bone biology or chronic pain research will be an advantage. Passed course in Laboratory Animal Science EU Function ABD (formerly FELASA Category) or equivalent.

Other important criteria are:

  • Relevant skills and knowledge
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • The grades achieved during bachelor/master studies
  • Other professional activities
  • Solid level of English and good general communication skills
  • The candidate’s motivation letter

Terms of employment 

The employment as PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years. Starting date is June 1, 2019 or after agreement

It is conditioned upon the candidate’s successful enrolment in the PhD school at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

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, and according to the rules and regulations laid down by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action European Training Network.

Questions 

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

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

Application procedure

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

– Cover letter detailing the motivation for applying (max one page)

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

– Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)

– Publication list (if possible)

– 2 letters of recommendation

For those applicants whose principal language of instruction during their BSc/MSc was not English it will a be an advantage if they enclose IELTS or TOEFL test scores or equivalent proof of English skills, however it will be at the discretion of the supervisors during the interviews to evaluate the English skills.

Application deadline: March 15, 2019, 23.59pm CET 

 

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

Relevant short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview (e.g. via Skype) with the hiring committee consisting of the principal supervisor and the BonePainII co-supervisor.

In case of highly qualified, but unsuccessful applications, applicants might have the choice of having their application forwarded to another suitable BonePainII network member for consideration.

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 April 2019.

[1] 1951 Refugee Convention and the 1967Protocol 

[2] Thisis measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which wouldformally entitle him or her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country inwhich the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher isrecruited, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate is or was ever envisaged. 

 

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: 15 March 2019
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology
Email: amhe@sund.ku.dk
Phone:
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday March 15th, 2019

Postdoc in computational biology: Prenatal programming of disease and analysis of the effect of probiotics

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 part of two larger projects on i) how stress transfers between mother and fetus during pregnancy and ii) analysis of the effect of probiotics in tissue and organoid gut models. The 2.5 year postdoc will start 1 April 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.     

Description of the scientific environment  
The projects are collaborations between the Sandelin group at Bioinformatics Centre, Department of Biology and BRIC, the Sørig Hougaard group at the National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NRCWE), and the Kim Jensen group at BRIC and Chr. Hansen, a world leading company in production of live bacteria.   

The Sandelin group is a high-profile joint computational/experimental group focusing on gene regulation and transcriptomics. The Bioinformatics Centre employs around 50 researchers and has many international connections to high-profile groups. The groups are housed in the Biocenter in central Copenhagen, Denmark, at University of Copenhagen.      The Sørig Hougaard group at NRCWE focuses on developmental toxicology, working environment and in particular effects of particles and stress on reproduction and pregnancy. NRCWE is located within biking distance of the Biocenter.     

The Kim Jensen group at BRIC focuses on unraveling the molecular mechanisms that control stem cell fate during development, tissue homeostasis and during disease using state of the art technologies including various sequencing and patient derived organoid models.    

Project description  
The postdoc will work on two projects:     

i) Characterization on how acute stress induced in pregnant mothers transfers from mother to fetus, and the molecular signaling molecules and regulators that underlie this process. This will be done through a time series analysis in pregnant mice on RNA and protein levels, coupled to state of the art computational analysis, and parallel investigations of signaling molecules in blood. Experiments will mostly be done by one PhD student and technicians at NRCWE, while the postdoc advertised here will be primarily responsible for data analysis; however, the postdoc, PhD student and technicians are expected to work as a team.      
ii) Analysis of massive RNA-seq data sets from tissue and gut organoids subjected to probiotics treatment. This is a collaboration between University of Copenhagen and Chr. Hansen A/S, the world’s largest producer of live bacteria. This project involves five other experimental postdocs.     

The successful candidate will work both at the Biocenter, University of Copenhagen and at NFA.     

The postdoc will have a joint affiliation with Department of Biology, BRIC, NFA and Chr Hansen.   

Job description  
The position is available for a 2.5-year period and your key tasks as a postdoc at SCIENCE are:   To manage and carry through your research project  Write scientific articles     

Formal requirements   
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 1 March 2019 will also be considered.      

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. Therefore, we require:  Strong experience in analyzing high-throughput sequencing data, in particular RNA-seq  Documented experience in statistical analyses of such data, including expression analysis, as well as quality control and visualization  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     Experience in multivariate statistics, mass-spec data analysis, model building, network, time course analysis and sequence analysis are strong advantages. Similarly, experience/knowledge in microbiology, toxicology and/or inflammatory response, reproduction and developmental programming of disease is an advantage.      

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

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

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 426.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). 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 position
  • CV
  • PhD and MSc Diplomas
  • List of publications
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees
  • Two 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 March 2019.     

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

The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.    

Questions  
For specific information about the position, please contact the principal supervisor, Professor Albin Sandelin, Department of Biology and BRIC, albin@binf.ku.dk, Direct phone: +45 35 32 12 85         

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Post expires on Friday March 1st, 2019

Postdoc position in quantitative and conceptual modeling of biological systems

The Center for Models of Life at the Niels Bohr Institute has openings for one postdoc position in quantitative and conceptual modeling of biological systems. The position is funded by an ERC advanced grant under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program, Grant n. 740704 (PI, Prof. K. Sneppen).    

The position is open from September 1st 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is for two years, with potential for extension for 1 more year.     We are looking for an exceptional candidate with strong theoretical background that will contribute to our interdisciplinary environment of physicists and biologist engaged in understanding life phenomena on a variety of scales.    

Our local research group consist of 5 PIs with background in complex systems, working on a variety of model systems within spatio-temporal aspects of phage biology, epidemics in perspective of immune response, co-evolution, gene regulation, dynamics of epigenetics, and dynamics of formation of shapes in embryonic development. Independent ideas are highly appreciated, and it is possible to formulate alternative projects within the activities in the Center for Models of Life.    

We have local laboratory facilities for microbial or single cell experiments. Exceptional candidates can combine experiments with theoretical projects. Our theoretical models are often developed in an on going collaborations with the local stem cell center, with several groups in the biology department or with the epidemeology group at a nearby University.    

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 Kim Sneppen, sneppen@nbi.ku.dk .    

The postdoc’s duties will include research within Physics as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.   The successful candidate is expected to engage in Center activities, positively contribute to the atmosphere in our group and supervise students at both undergraduate and graduate level.    

Required experiences:    
Applicants should have received a recent Ph.D. in Physics, Complex systems, Computational Biology or a related field by the start of the position.    

Good verbal and written communication skills.    

Excellent and well documented research experience, documented by scientific publications in internationally reviewed journals.    

Terms of employment  
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.   Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.   The starting salary is currently up to DKK 426.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.    

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates should prepare:  

 -Cover letter    
-Letters of support from previous advisers/collaborators.    

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 1 May 2019, 23:59 GMT + 2.    

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

Interviews will be held in week: 23+24    

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

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Post expires on Wednesday May 1st, 2019

PhD Fellow in Heavy Ion Physics

The High Energy Heavy Ion Group (HEHI) at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, announces a PhD position.
The group’s current research is centered around the ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
The position 
We are seeking an outstanding candidate, with demonstrated initiative and accomplishments, to strengthen and further develop the group’s activities within the study and analysis of anisotropic flow in large and small collision systems in ALICE, but other topics may also be considered. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to 1) the running of the experiment at CERN in data taking periods including travels to CERN, 2) workshops and analysis meetings at CERN and other international conferences and workshops, 3) guiding the groups Bachelor, Master students. The starting date the above positions will be 1 June 2019.
Principal supervisor is Dr. You Zhou, Niels Bohr Institute, E-mail: you.zhou@cern.ch.
Terms of employment 
The position is available for a 3-year period, covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment follow the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations for Academics in the State. The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 322,642 (approx. €43,207) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,567). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.This project has received funding from the Villum Young Investigator Grant.
Formal requirements 
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Physics with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications
emphasis will also be put on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.
Application Procedure  
The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
The application should contain:
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications, if any
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees
The deadline for applications is 31. March 2019, 23:59 GMT +1. Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered.
For further information please contact Dr. You Zhou (you.zhou@cern.ch). Interviews are expected to be held in April 2019.
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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Deadline: 31 March 2019
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: The Niels Bohr Institute
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Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 2019

PhD fellow to the project ‘Deciphering the link between adhesion and pluripotency’ at DanStem

NNF Center for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem – http://danstem.ku.dk) at Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, seeks a PhD fellow with a preliminary position as Research assistant.

Job description  

Embryonic Stem Cells (ESCs) are genetically normal, immortal cell lines with the capacity to become any cell type in the future organism. This project will explore the role of cell-cell adhesion supporting a pluripotent state, both in vivo and in vitro.  We recently found that the evolutionarily conserved gene regulatory network (GRN) downstream of one of the central pluripotency regulators, Oct. 4, was primarily concerned with regulating cell-cell adhesion (Livigni et al Curr Biol. 2013).
We would now like to link this network to the two mechanical properties of cells in tissues, mainly cortical tension and cell-cell adhesion in vivo.  We seek to understand how the pluripotency network regulates cell-cell interaction, both at a transcriptional and post-transcriptional level and how mechanical forces retrospectively feed forward into genetic programs to govern both pluripotency and the entrance into differentiation. A large component of this work will be computational and will use NGS technologies to understand the link between adhesion and dynamic gene regulatory networks.
Qualifications  
  • Master’s degree in biology, biochemistry, medicine or human biology, or similar, and a general understanding of developmental biology, stem cell biology and particularly bioinformatics.
  • Strong motivation and very good scientific skills are essential.
  • Publications and practical experience are an advantage.
  • Good communication skills, oral and written.
Terms of salary, work, and employment  
The position is full time as PhD fellow for 3 years following a period of up to 1 year as Research assistant (also full time). During the period as Research assistant, the candidate is expected to write and submit an application with regard to PhD enrolment.
Start: 1 April 2019 or upon agreement.
The employment as a PhD student is conditioned upon a positive assessment of the candidate’s research performance and enrolment in the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. The PhD study must be completed in accordance with the ministerial orders from the Ministry of Education on the PhD degree and the University’s rules on achieving the degree.
Place of work is DanStem, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 3B, Copenhagen.
Terms of employment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Questions 

Please contact Professor Joshua Brickman by e-mail: joshua.brickman@sund.ku.dk or Jakub Sedzinski at; jakub.sedzinski@sund.ku.dk.
The application must include  
  1. Cover Letter, detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
  2. CV.
  3. Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc).
  4. Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any).
  5. Full contact details of 1-3 professional referees.
Your application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘APPLY NOW’ below.

Application deadline: 27 February 2019.

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

The application will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 284 of 25 April 2008 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The University of Copenhagen welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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Deadline: 27 February 2019
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: NNF Center for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem)

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Postdoc in computational modeling of genetic variants and their impact on transcriptional regulation

The Andersson lab is looking to recruit a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral researcher to join our group working on computational biology with a strong focus on enhancers and transcriptional regulation. This project aims to systematically characterize the impact of genetic variants on transcriptional activities using deep learning and to infer models allowing interpretation and prioritization of genetic variants associated with disease. The position will be funded by a grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The earliest starting date is 1 April 2019, and duration is 30 months.   

Context 
The lab of Robin Andersson focuses on genomics and computational/statistical modeling of transcriptional regulation based on large-scale sequencing data, including experimental data generated from within the lab. We aim to characterize and better understand the architectures and complexities of transcriptional regulation (see e.g. Andersson et al. 2014, Nature, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature12787) and gain insights into the mechanisms of regulation. We further focus on the fundamental properties of enhancers and promoters (see e.g. Andersson et al. 2015, Trends Genet, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tig.2015.05.007). For more information, see http://anderssonlab.org.   

Project 
The successful candidate is expected to work on projects related, but not limited, to 1) the establishment of a deep learning framework for inference of the determinants of gene regulatory activities and 2) interpretation and prediction of the impact of genetic variants on transcriptional activity. The project will consider two human data sets in-depth: 1) in-house generated CAGE-sequencing data of genotyped lymphoblastoid cells lines for studying the impact of genetic variants on regulatory activities, and 2) CAGE data across the large panel of primary cells, cells lines and tissues profiled in the FANTOM5 consortium, for assessment of cell-type specific determinants of transcriptional activity.   

Qualifications 
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or in a related quantitative discipline. Theoretical understanding and practical experiences with machine learning, statistical modeling, and statistical learning techniques are expected from the applicant. Experiences with deep learning in genomics and the analysis of functional genetic variation are considered a major plus. Importantly, the applicant should have a strong interest in transcription and transcriptional regulation.     In particular, we are looking for candidates with the following background:

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or in a related quantitative discipline. Theoretical understanding and practical experiences with machine learning, statistical modeling, and statistical learning techniques are expected from the applicant. Experiences with deep learning in genomics and the analysis of functional genetic variation are considered a major plus. Importantly, the applicant should have a strong interest in transcription and transcriptional regulation.     In particular, we are looking for candidates with the following background:

  • A PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or in a related quantitative field
  • Strong programming and data analytical skills
  • Documented experience in analyzing high-throughput sequencing data
  • Documented expertise in machine learning and/or statistical learning techniques
  • Fluent English 

Place of employment 
The Andersson lab is based in a highly collaborative environment in the Bioinformatics Centre in the Section for Computational and RNA Biology, which is currently composed of 11 strong research groups. The Department of Biology is located at the Biocenter in central Copenhagen, Denmark. Read more about the Andersson lab at http://anderssonlab.org. Inquiries about the position can be made to Robin Andersson, robin@binf.ku.dk.   

Terms of employment 
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. The starting salary is currently up to DKK 426.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years. Please find more information at https://ism.ku.dk/salary-tax-pension/tax/.   

Application 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. The application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format: 

  • A cover letter clearly expressing the motivation of the applicant, including a brief synopsis on research experience and results (max two pages). Generic cover letters will not be considered
  • Curriculum vitae, including education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position as well as the names and contact details of two references (max two pages)
  • A complete list of publications
  • A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do

The deadline for applications is 24 February 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. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/. The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 

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Post expires on Sunday February 24th, 2019

Postdoc at The Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Privacy Studies

Postdoc at The Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Privacy Studies (2 years with the possi­bility of a one-year extension)    

Centre for Privacy Studies (PRIVACY) advertises three fully funded Postdoc positions within the fields of Church History, Architectural History, Legal History and History. PRIVACY is established with a grant of 50 mio DKK (ca. 6.7 mio Euro) from the Danish National Research Foundation and based at the University of Copenhagen.    PRIVACY was launched in the autumn of 2017 under the direction of Professor Mette Birkedal Bruun and runs for six years with the possibility of a four-year extension. It is hosted by the Department of Church His­tory at the Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, in association with the Faculty of Law, Uni­versity of Copenhagen and the School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Ar­chitecture, Design and Conservations (KADK), Copenhagen.    The PRIVACY research team currently consists of six postdocs and three PhD-students as well as affiliated and visiting scholars.   

Centre for Privacy Studies 
PRIVACY is dedicated to interdisciplinary and collaborative research into notions of privacy in Early Mod­ern Europe. It focuses on eleven cases from Denmark, England, France, Germany and the Netherlands in the period 1500–1800. The collaborative programme is driven by an interdisciplinary vision of an inte­grated approach in which a team of schol­ars collaborate, challenge and inspire each other in a joint pursuit of the legislative, religious, social, cultural and architectural aspects of a common set of cases. Shared re­sponsibil­ity across aca­demic hierarchies is a token of PRIVACY’s vision for in­teractive research education.   

The aim of PRIVACY is to develop 1) systematized historical knowledge of dynamics that shape, induce or curb privacy in society; 2) an interdisciplinary method equipped to grasp such dy­namics; and 3) a strong and vibrant international research environment dedicated to high-profile historical research and equipped to incite a much broader investigation of privacy.    PRIVACY’s scholarly potency stems from its site-based interdisci­plinary analysis. Across eleven cases the research team will trawl Early Modern material: let­ters, laws, political manuals, newspa­pers, sermons, vis­ual representations, architectural drawings, buildings, diaries, contracts, commu­nity records etc. for no­tions of privacy, analysing the deployment of words with the root ‘priv-ʼ: in privato, privy, Privat-(per­son/andacht etc.), privauté etc. as well as bounda­ries drawn in relation to, e.g., confidentiality, security, family, body, self. The research programme is based on a joint interdisciplinary focus on, e.g., legislative thresholds between home and com­munity; de­crees regarding individ­uals’ bodies, e.g., during epidemics, or the idea of the household’s (oeco­no­mia) impact on civic well-being (politia); ecclesiastical and politi­cal power over ‘hereti­cal’ mind­sets; and architectural demarcation of the household in the community and the individuals’ place in a household.   Scholars funded by PRIVACY are required to join two or more case-teams. The postdocs recruited in this round will be required to work on the German cases, just as we invite applications focusing on the cases of La Rochelle, Chatsworth, Glasgow and Arc-et-Senans.  For further description of the project and the eleven cases, please visit the project homepage:   http://teol.ku.dk/privacy/research/ 

Research areas 
PRIVACY launches a systematic, scholarly fusion of the areas of architecture, theology, law and history. The research team brings to­gether four sets of field-inherent skills and ap­proaches to privacy:    
Architecture: Urban plans, buildings and rooms frame privacy, creating secrecy and shelter; chapels and cabinets stage prayer, study and intimacy, and are amplified by interiors and furnishing; alcove beds and privies (toilets) wall off bodily needs; rural retreat offset urban life.   Qualifications required: Knowledge of design processes, architectural history and theories, patronage, pat­terns of use, materiality and tectonics.  

NB.: The position in Architecture is an assistant professorship. This requires teaching experiences on bachelors and masters level from a school of architecture.   Please find the full assistant professorship description using this link

Re­ligious cul­ture: Early Modern believers favour privacy­ (material and/or mental retreat) as a site for pious fo­cus, and privacy is often presented as place particularly fit for prayer and insight. But privacy also evades control and prompts suspicion of heresy or sin, leading to efforts to regulate the private sphere by means of church discipline.   Qualifications required: Knowledge of religious doctrines, prac­tices and institutions across confessions, ability to work with different genres, media and forms of archival material.    

Law: Early Modern law defines conditions for property, sexual conduct, mar­riage, inheritance and rulers’ claims to their subjects’ work, property and lives (conscrip­tion, mo­nopoly of vio­lence within penal law).   Qualifications required: Knowledge of legal procedure, laws, charters, their usage and changes.    

History: Historians may focus on Early Modern notions of privacy within a scholarly span ranging from political theory to social practice. In Early Modern society, privacy is seen both as a threat and as a positive value. A new ideology of marriage and family favours intimacy and domesticity, but also enforces state and community control. In politics, privacy often equals secrecy: it is a latent threat to civic stability and vital for the ruler. In society more generally, a broad array of social and societal conditions delineate access to and notions of privacy.   Qualifications required: Knowledge of political/legal structures, education, and social and cultural dynam­ics.   

Qualifications
  Applicants must have a PhD degree within the fields of Architecture, Church History, History, Legal History or related disciplines. Relevant research experiences related to interdisciplinary schol­arship and academic collaboration will be considered a qualification. The research language is English. The research team work on sources in French, German, Danish, Dutch, Latin, Portuguese and Classical Greek. Specialist knowledge of Early Modern culture is important; just as vital is, however, readiness to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration on a broad array of different sources and the ability to work in a team to­wards an inte­grated methodology for interdisciplinary privacy studies.    

The Postdocs employed are expected to teach courses related to their respective disciplines. Ability to teach broadly and in different formats will be considered a qualification.   

Recruitment seminar 

A recruitment seminar will take place in Copenhagen 5-6 March 2019. It will involve an introduction to PRIVACY and its research programme as well as a presentation of expectations regarding applications.     The number of participants is restricted. A limited number of bursaries covering trips and accommodation for one night are available. For more information and registration, please see the homepage: https://teol.ku.dk/privacy/events/2019-events/recruitment-seminar/

Job Description 

Postdocs at PRIVACY are required to be present at the centre for the duration of their employment. All members of the PRIVACY research team will have office space at the centre. They will participate in weekly meetings, field trips and workshops and be required to contribute to joint publications and publish research on selected cases in international peer-reviewed journals where appropriate.    

All Postdocs will be employed at one of the following institutions:  

  • Department of Church History at Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen,  
  • The Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen and  
  • the School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservations (KADK), Copenhagen. NB.: The position in Architecture is an assistant professorship (adjunkt). This requires teaching experiences on bachelors and masters level from a school of architecture.  

Please find the full assistant professorship description using this link.  Teaching will generally be carried out at the institution where the Postdoc is employed.   

Institutions 
The Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen. The Faculty is non-confessional. Its research covers Biblical Studies, Church History and Systematic Theology as well as Quranic Studies, Jewish Studies and African Studies. The Faculty is home to a number of high-profile international interdisci­plinary research projects. PRIVACY is associated with the Department of Church History which has a strong Early Modern research focus.   

The Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. The Faculty of Law works towards cre­ating greater knowledge of national and international law. Through a research-based education the Fac­ulty ensures that its legal graduates have the skills needed to analyse and contribute to interdisciplinary and problem-oriented tasks in private and public sectors at home and abroad. The Faculty offers a strong inter­national environment.     

School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Con­servations (KADK), Copenhagen. KDAK was founded in 1754 and hosts three leading schools in architec­ture, design and conservation. The School of Architecture has educated internation­ally renowned architects for centuries. The Masters programme Spatial Design at Institute of Architecture and Design has ca. 60 architecture and design students and a focus on spatial design from among others, a historic, anthropo­logic and tectonic/material-based point of view.    

Terms of employment 
The Postdoc position is a full time temporary appointment for the duration of two years with the possibil­ity of a one-year extension. The candidate will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikernes Cen­tralor­ganisation, AC). In additional to the basic salary, you will receive an annual increment of DK 52.996,08 (as of 1 Oct 2018) and a total contribution to your pension fund, equal to 17,1 % of your salary and annual incre­ment.    

Application procedure  
Submit the applications online. Click on the link provided below to be taken to the online application form.   

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

  • a motivation letter, including a plan for your employment at Centre for Privacy Studies (1 page), please specify which institution you are applying for 
  • CV with documentation of degrees, highlighting experience with interdisciplinary and collaborative re­search, teaching and language skills 
  • a complete list of publications, with a commented highlighting of publications that you  consider rele­vant in relation to the research programme of the centre 
  • a presentation of your plans for your contribution to the PRIVACY research programme, including a pre­liminary description of potential source material and proposed methodology as well as a list of the five PRIVACY cases you are most interested in working on (max 3 pages in all) 
  • teaching portfolio, portfolio with design works 
  • three samples of writing (articles or book chapters) 
  • co-author declarations. If citing work where the applicant has been a co-author, a co-author declara­tion, which addresses the applicant’s share of these works, must be submitted. Material that has not yet been published can be submitted. However, please indicate the precise status of each publication.   

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

Application deadline and start date 
Submit the application no later than 15 April 2019. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.   

The ideal starting date would be 1 September 2019, but this is negotiable.   

Recruitment process 
After the application deadline, the Director of Centre for Privacy Studies selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. This selection is based on the applicants’ educational quali­fications, the quality of the submitted research proposal and its relevance to the research agenda of the centre as well as other relevant qualifications. All applicants are immediately notified whether their appli­cation has been accepted for assessment.   

The applications accepted for assessment will be assessed by an interdisciplinary committee, comprising expertise in the relevant fields. Selected applicants will be notified of the composition of the assessment committee. When the committee has completed its assessment, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the assessment. A number of qualified candidates will be selected for a job interview in Co­penhagen. We aim to interview short-listed candidates in the second half of May 2019.   

Additional Information 
For information about PRIVACY, please consult: http://teol.ku.dk/privacy/about-privacy/ For questions regarding research, please contact Centre Director, Professor Mette Birkedal Bruun (mbb@teol.ku.dk); for practical questions, please contact Centre Administrator Maj Riis Poulsen, e-mail: mrp@teol.ku.dk    Further information about the application procedure is available from HR, Pernille Lykke Paulsen, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number 13822.   

Potential applicants from outside Denmark will find information about life in Denmark (taxation, healthcare etc) at http://ism.ku.dk/   Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark. With 37,000 students and 9,000 employees, it is among the largest universities in Scandinavia and one of the highest ranking in Europe. The University consists of six faculties, which cover Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities, Law, Science, Social Sciences and Theology.   

Deadline: 15 April 2019   

The University of Copenhagen welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.    Publisher: Centre for Privacy Studies, Faculty of Theology / Faculty of Law / School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservations 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.   

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Post expires on Monday April 15th, 2019

Postdoc in Physical Oceanography

The Gullmarsfjorden in Sweden will be used to test fundamental assumptions about ocean turbulence. In collaboration with the universities of East Anglia, Gothenburg and Rostock we will directly observe lateral and horizontal momentum fluxes across the fjord’s boundary layers. These data will be used to test commonly used turbulence closures of numerical ocean models. The successful candidate will have expertise in either acquisition and analysis of oceanographic data or numerical modelling of the coastal ocean. A keen interest in combining observations, models and theory is expected. The position is funded for 2 years.   The postdoc’s duties will include research within physical oceanography 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 Prof. Markus Jochum (mjochum@nbi.dk).   

The position is open from May 1st 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.     The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.   

Terms of employment 
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.   Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.   The starting salary is currently up to DKK 426.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.   

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

Please include
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.   Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.   The starting salary is currently up to DKK 426.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.   

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

  • Curriculum vita 
  • Diploma (PhD degree or equivalent)  
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans 
  • Complete publication list 
  • Separate reprint of one particularly relevant paper. 

The deadline for applications is March 1st, 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.   You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.    Interviews will be held during April.

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Application deadline: 01-03-2019
Employment start: 01-05-2019
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: The Niels Bohr Institute

Post expires on Friday March 1st, 2019

Postdoc in computational modeling of genetic variants and their impact on transcriptional regulation

The Andersson lab is looking to recruit a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral researcher to join our group working on computational biology with a strong focus on enhancers and transcriptional regulation. This project aims to systematically characterize the impact of genetic variants on transcriptional activities using deep learning and to infer models allowing interpretation and prioritization of genetic variants associated with disease. The position will be funded by a grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The earliest starting date is 1 April 2019, and duration is 30 months.   

Context 
The lab of Robin Andersson focuses on genomics and computational/statistical modeling of transcriptional regulation based on large-scale sequencing data, including experimental data generated from within the lab. We aim to characterize and better understand the architectures and complexities of transcriptional regulation (see e.g. Andersson et al. 2014, Nature, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature12787) and gain insights into the mechanisms of regulation. We further focus on the fundamental properties of enhancers and promoters (see e.g. Andersson et al. 2015, Trends Genet, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tig.2015.05.007). For more information, see http://anderssonlab.org.   

Project 
The successful candidate is expected to work on projects related, but not limited, to 1) the establishment of a deep learning framework for inference of the determinants of gene regulatory activities and 2) interpretation and prediction of the impact of genetic variants on transcriptional activity. The project will consider two human data sets in-depth: 1) in-house generated CAGE-sequencing data of genotyped lymphoblastoid cells lines for studying the impact of genetic variants on regulatory activities, and 2) CAGE data across the large panel of primary cells, cells lines and tissues profiled in the FANTOM5 consortium, for assessment of cell-type specific determinants of transcriptional activity.   

Qualifications 
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or in a related quantitative discipline. Theoretical understanding and practical experiences with machine learning, statistical modeling, and statistical learning techniques are expected from the applicant. Experiences with deep learning in genomics and the analysis of functional genetic variation are considered a major plus. Importantly, the applicant should have a strong interest in transcription and transcriptional regulation.     In particular, we are looking for candidates with the following background:

  • A PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or in a related quantitative field
  • Strong programming and data analytical skills
  • Documented experience in analyzing high-throughput sequencing data
  • Documented expertise in machine learning and/or statistical learning techniques
  • Fluent English 

Place of employment 
The Andersson lab is based in a highly collaborative environment in the Bioinformatics Centre in the Section for Computational and RNA Biology, which is currently composed of 11 strong research groups. The Department of Biology is located at the Biocenter in central Copenhagen, Denmark. Read more about the Andersson lab at http://anderssonlab.org. Inquiries about the position can be made to Robin Andersson, robin@binf.ku.dk.   

Terms of employment 
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. The starting salary is currently up to DKK 426.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years. Please find more information at https://ism.ku.dk/salary-tax-pension/tax/.   

Application 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. The application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format: 

  • A cover letter clearly expressing the motivation of the applicant, including a brief synopsis on research experience and results (max two pages). Generic cover letters will not be considered
  • Curriculum vitae, including education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position as well as the names and contact details of two references (max two pages)
  • A complete list of publications
  • A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do

The deadline for applications is 24 February 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. You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/. The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 

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Post expires on Sunday February 24th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Religious Studies

The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a 3-year PhD scholarship in Religious Studies to be filled by 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Application deadline: 4 March 2019
Job content 
This PhD project will be carried out as a subproject within the collective research project Rearticulating Islam: A New Generation of Danish Muslim Religious Leaders, which is funded by the VELUX FOUNDATION. The research project as a whole will explore how a new generation of Muslim religious leaders in Scandinavia rearticulate Islam through their preaching, teaching, education, and engagement with society. This particular subproject seeks to answer the following overarching question: Why do young Scandinavian Muslims pursue Islamic education abroad, what kind of universities and schools are they attending, and what impact does this education have?
The PhD candidate will employ qualitative research methods, such as semi-structured interviews and textual analysis. Project descriptions need to show awareness of the relevant research literature, provide a suitable theoretical framework, and convincingly show the methodological and practical feasibility of the imagined PhD project. Documented language skills in the key language(s) used in the educational institution(s) in question are highly meriting. Project descriptions may focus on individuals from either one or several Scandinavian countries.
For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Simon Stjernholm (stjernholm@hum.ku.dk), who will supervise the PhD project.
Please note that applications which do not adhere to the formal requirements (read more in the two sections ‘Admission requirements’ and ‘Application requirements’ below) will not be taken into consideration for the PhD scholarship.  
Admission requirements 
Applicants need to hold a two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent.
Applicants must have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application deadline, you must include a statement (pre-approval) from your university declaring that you have been awarded the master degree.
Applicants with a non-Danish Master’s degree will have their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to establish, if the Master’s degree is equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Please read more at the Ministry of Higher Education and Sciences website: https://ufm.dk/en
Excellent communication skills in English is considered essential and applicants must speak and write academic English fluently. The PhD Administration may ask applicants to document their proficiency in English at any time during the recruitment process if this is considered necessary.
 
Application 
Please include the following in your application package:
CV   
Please include a complete CV including a list of publications, if you have any.
Statement of consent 
Statements of consent can be submitted with the application. For example, agreement of access to special archives, agreement of exchange at an international university, or a statement of consent from a potential supervisor/ co-supervisor etc.
Recommendations and publications
Do NOT upload or submit cover letters, recommendations, publications or your Master thesis.
Project description   
The application must include a detailed project description written in English containing the overall objectives, reflections on the intended PhD project’s method and design as well as a timetable. This description should make reference to the project Rearticulating Islam: A New Generation of Danish Muslim Religious Leaders, in particular the subproject described above.
Please adhere to the guidelines at this page:
 
Diploma and transcript of records  
The following documentation must be submitted:
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
If the MA diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, German, French, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application.
The translation of diplomas/certificates and transcripts must be made or approved by either of the following:
  • A state-authorized translator and interpreter
  • The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made
  • A Danish consulate/embassy

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

For more information:
Chinese applicants are required to enclose a CADGEEC (The China Academic degrees and Graduate Education Evaluation Committee) certificate.
Read more here:
Please read about admission requirements and application requirements on our website at: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/
 
The recruitment process
After the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants will be notified whether they are shortlisted for assessment or not. Hereafter, the Dean appoints an Assessment Committee and the selected applicants are notified of the composition of this committee. Each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment which relates to their own application.
Afterwards a selection of qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. Please be advised that a positive assessment does not necessarily mean that you will be invited for an interview.
For further information on the recruitment process please see University of Copenhagen’s website: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
Enrolment 
As a PhD scholar at The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, you will be supervised for approximately 180 hours distributed over 6 semesters. In addition to this, you must complete PhD courses of a total approximating 30 ECTS. On completion of the PhD program, you must submit a PhD thesis.
Read more about the structure of the PhD program and what it means to be enrolled as a PhD scholar at the Faculty of Humanities via this link: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/
For more information about the PhD School, visit: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/
Terms of employment 
PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. According to the agreement, PhD scholars are obliged – without any additional remuneration – to perform tasks assigned to them corresponding to 840 working hours over the three years. These tasks will primarily be in the form of teaching, dissemination, research or other related academic areas.
For further information on employment, please see the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).  Please read more here: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/what-does-employment-as-a-phd-scholar-entail/ 
Please note that it is normally a precondition for employment that the applicant in question does not already have a PhD degree. Applicants who have already obtained a PhD degree will, as a main rule, be dismissed.
 
Contact 
For any further questions regarding terms of employment, application requirements, etc. please contact the PhD Administration, HR South and City Campus, University of Copenhagen via this e-mail: phd@hrsc.ku.dk.
As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Humanities invites applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.
Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 4 March 2019 at 23.59 (11.59 pm) (CET).
You can alter submitted application in the recruitment system until the application deadline expires. No supplementary documents

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Deadline: 4 March 2019
Unit: Det Humanistiske Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Tværkulturelle og Regionale Studier
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Post expires on Monday March 4th, 2019

PhD fellow at the department of BioComplexity

Department of BioComplexity, Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship from 1. September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment 

In the Center for Models of Life, CMOL, we use methods from physics to develop models dealing with computation and communication in biological systems.

We model regulation of living systems with the aim to understand the strategies of gene regulation and dynamics of information transfer along signaling pathways, as well as to unravel the interplay between function and evolution.

Project description 

1 PhD position in quantitative and conceptual modeling of biological systems.

The Center for Models of Life at the Niels Bohr Institute has up to two openings for PhD studies in quantitative and conceptual modeling of biological systems. The position is funded by an ERC advanced grant under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program, and will be under Supervision of Prof. K. Sneppen.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate with good theoretical foundation that will engage in developing our contemporary theoretical models on complex and biological systems. Potential topics include the dynamics of formation of shapes in embryonic development, of epidemics in the perspective of immune response of the host, single cell variations in bacterial growth and behavior or of other topics to be discussed with the advisor(s).

Independent ideas are highly appreciated, and it is possible to formulate alternative projects within the activities in the Center for Models of Life. There is access to laboratory facilities.

The successful candidate is expected to actively participate in our lively Center and contribute to the atmosphere in our group. The full PhD grant involves some teaching duties as teaching assistant (which can be removed, but at a reduction in salary). The current funding only allow for 3 years PhD program, which require that the candidate already have a master degree.

Principal supervisor is Professor, Kim Sneppen, BioComplexity, Niels Bohr Institute, sneppen@nbi.ku.dk, 32355352.

Job description

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

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

Formal requirements

Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Physics, Complex systems, Computational Biology or a related field by the start of the position, with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Terms of employment

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

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

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

Application Procedure 

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

Please include

  • Cover Letter
  • 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 5 May 2019, 23:59 GMT +1.

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

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

Questions 

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor, Kim Sneppen, BioComplexity, Niels Bohr Institute, sneppen@nbi.ku.dk, 32355352.

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

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Deadline: 5 May 2019
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
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Post expires on Sunday May 5th, 2019

4 PhD scholarships at the Saxo Institute

The Saxo Institute, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for four, 3-year fully funded PhD scholarships to be filled by September 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Saxo Institute at the Faculty of Humanities includes study and research activities within the subject areas of Prehistoric Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin and History

Please read more about the department at: https://saxoinstitute.ku.dk/about/

For questions regarding the Department’s research profile and PhD program, please contact the department’s PhD Coordinator, Associate Professor Niklas Olsen,

e-mail: nolsen@hum.ku.dk

The applicant’s qualifications for the scholarship are evaluated by taking into account the applicant’s general educational and academic background such as the applicant’s grade average, thesis grade, language competencies, publications and other academic activities given by the curriculum vitae as well as the duration of study especially during the applicant’s MA programme.

In addition, the proposed PhD project and study plan will be evaluated by taking the following into consideration; originality, choice of theory and method, disciplinary relevance, and prospects for completion within the required timeframe of 36 months.

The position includes teaching obligations.

Furthermore, applicants are encouraged to reflect on how their project relates to the research activities and the academic profile at the department.

Qualification Requirements

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

Admission requirements 

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

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

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

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

Please include the following in your application package:

CV

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

Statement of consent 

Statements of consent can be submitted with the application. For example, agreement of access to special archives, agreement of exchange at an international university, or a statement of consent from a potential supervisor/ co-supervisor etc.

Recommendations and publications

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

Project description 

Please include a detailed description of your proposed PhD project. Please adhere to the guidelines at this page:

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

Diploma and transcript of records

The following documentation must be submitted:

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

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

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

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

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

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

•A state-authorized translator and interpreter

•The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made

•A Danish consulate/embassy

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

For more information:

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

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

Read more here:

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

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

The recruitment process

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

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

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

Enrolment 

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

Read more about the structure of the PhD program and what it means to be enrolled as a PhD scholar at the Faculty of Humanities via this link: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/

For more information about the PhD School, visit: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/

Terms of employment

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

For further information on employment, please see the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

Please read more here: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/what-does-employment-as-a-phd-scholar-entail/

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

Contact

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

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

Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 25 February 2019 at 23.59 (11.59 pm) (CET).

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

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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 February 2019
Unit: Det Humanistiske Fakultet
Campus: Saxo-Instituttet
Email:
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Post expires on Monday February 25th, 2019

PhD scholarships in Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen

The Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for two 3-year fully funded PhD scholarships.  The candidates are expected to begin on September 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The Department of Media, Cognition and Communication (http://mcc.ku.dk) offers research-driven educational programmes within Film and Media Studies, Communication and IT, Philosophy, Education and Rhetoric. The Department focuses on the fundamental aspects of human cognition and communication as they are manifested in various institutions and media, and in various historical and social contexts.
 
Qualification Requirements
Please note that applications which do not adhere to the formal requirements (read more in the two sections ‘Admission requirements’ and ‘Application requirements’ below) will not be taken into consideration for the PhD scholarship.
Applicants are expected to have a strong educational background.  The successful candidates will be part of a dynamic department that spans several disciplines, and the candidates must thrive in such an interdisciplinary environment.  It is expected that the successful candidates take part in the department’s daily life and activities, and contribute to the development of the overall research milieu at the department.
The applicant’s qualifications for the scholarship are evaluated by taking into account the applicant’s general educational and academic background such as the applicant’s grade average, thesis grade, language competencies, publications and other academic activities given by the curriculum vitae as well as the duration of study especially during the applicant’s MA programme.
In addition, the proposed PhD project and study plan will be evaluated by taking the following into consideration; originality, choice of theory and method, disciplinary relevance, and prospects for completion within the required timeframe of 36 months.
Furthermore, applicants are encouraged to reflect on how their project relates to the research activities and the academic profile at the department.
Please note that applications which do not adhere to the formal requirements (read more in the two sections ‘Admission requirements’ and ‘Application requirements’ below) will not be taken into consideration for the PhD scholarship.
Admission requirements 
Applicants need to hold a two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent.
Applicants must have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application deadline, you must include a statement (pre-approval) from your university declaring that you have been awarded the master degree.
Applicants with a non-Danish Master’s degree will have their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to establish, if the Master’s degree is equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Please read more at the Ministry of Higher Education and Sciences website: https://ufm.dk/en 
Excellent communication skills in English is essential and applicants must speak and write academic English fluently. The PhD Administration may ask applicants to document their proficiency in English at any time during the recruitment process, if considered necessary.
Please include the following in your application package:
Cover letter 
Please outline your motivation for applying for this position, describe how your experiences and skills match the requirements for this position, include a short summary of your project description and explain why you want to do your PhD studies at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at the University of Copenhagen. The cover letter should not exceed one page.
 
CV   
Please include a complete CV including a list of publications, if you have any.
Project description 
Please include a detailed description of your proposed PhD project.  Make sure to situate your proposed PhD project within one or more of the research groups at the department and/or align your research project with one or more individual faculty members in the department. Please adhere to the guidelines at this page:
 
Diploma and transcript of records  
The following documentation must be submitted:
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
If the MA diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, German, French, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application.
The translation of diplomas/certificates and transcripts must be made or approved by either of the following:
  • A state-authorized translator and interpreter
  • The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made
  • A Danish consulate/embassy
The PhD administration encourages applicants from within the EU to enclose a Diploma Supplement. The Diploma Supplement is part of a common European framework for transparency of competencies and qualifications – the EuroPass framework.
For more information:
Chinese applicants are required to enclose a CADGEEC (The China Academic degrees and Graduate Education Evaluation Committee) certificate.
Read more here:
Please read about admission requirements and application requirements on our website at: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/
The recruitment process 
After the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants will be notified whether they are shortlisted for assessment or not. Hereafter, the Dean appoints an Assessment Committee and the selected applicants are notified of the composition of this committee. Each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment which relates to their own application.
Afterwards a selection of qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. Please be advised that a positive assessment does not necessarily mean that you will be invited for an interview.
For further information on the recruitment process please see University of Copenhagen’s website: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
 
Enrolment
As a PhD scholar at The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, you will be supervised for approximately 180 hours distributed over 6 semesters. In addition to this, you must complete PhD courses of a total approximating 30 ECTS. On completion of the PhD program, you must submit a PhD thesis.
Read more about the structure of the PhD program and what it means to be enrolled as a PhD scholar at the Faculty of Humanities via this link: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/
For more information about the PhD School, visit: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/
Terms of employment 
PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. According to the agreement, PhD scholars are obliged – without any additional remuneration – to perform tasks assigned to them corresponding to 840 working hours over the three years.
For further information on employment, please see the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).
Please note that it is normally a precondition for employment that the applicant in question does not already have a PhD degree. Applicants who have already obtained a PhD degree will, as a main rule, be dismissed.
Contact 
For any further questions regarding the position, terms of employment, application requirements, etc. please contact the PhD Administration, HR South and City Campus, University of Copenhagen via this e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk.
For questions regarding the Department’s research profile and PhD program, please contact the Head of department, Professor Maja Horst, e-mail: horst@hum.ku.dk
As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Humanities invites applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.
Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 25 February 2019 (11.59 pm) (CET).
You can alter submitted application in the recruitment system until the application deadline expires. No supplementary documents will be taken into consideration after this deadline.

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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 February 2019
Unit: Det Humanistiske Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Medier, Erkendelse og Formidling
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Post expires on Monday February 25th, 2019

PhD scholarships in English, Germanic and Romance Studies

Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies, The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for two 3-year fully funded PhD scholarships.  The candidates are expected to begin on September 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Please read more about the department at: https://engerom.ku.dk/english/about/
For questions regarding the Department’s research profile and PhD program, please contact the department’s PhD Coordinator, Associate Professor Pia Schwatz Lausten, e-mail: lausten@hum.ku.dk.
The applicant’s qualifications for the scholarship are evaluated by taking into account the applicant’s general educational and academic background such as the applicant’s grade average, thesis grade, language competencies, publications and other academic activities given by the curriculum vitae as well as the duration of study especially during the applicant’s MA programme.
In addition, the proposed PhD project and study plan will be evaluated by taking the following into consideration; originality, choice of theory and method, disciplinary relevance, and prospects for completion within the required timeframe of 36 months.
Furthermore, applicants are encouraged to reflect on how their project relates to the research activities and the academic profile at the department.
Qualification Requirements 
Please note that applications which do not adhere to the formal requirements (read more in the two sections ‘Admission requirements’ and ‘Application requirements’ below) will not be taken into consideration for the PhD scholarship.
Admission requirements
Applicants need to hold a two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent.
Applicants must have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application deadline, you must include a statement (pre-approval) from your university declaring that you have been awarded the master degree.
Applicants with a non-Danish Master’s degree will have their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to establish, if the Master’s degree is equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Please read more at the Ministry of Higher Education and Sciences website: https://ufm.dk/en
Excellent communication skills in English is essential and applicants must speak and write academic English fluently. The PhD Administration may ask applicants to document their proficiency in English at any time during the recruitment process, if considered necessary.
Please include the following in your application package:
CV
Please include a complete CV including a list of publications, if you have any.
Statement of consent
Statements of consent can be submitted with the application. For example, agreement of access to special archives, agreement of exchange at an international university, or a statement of consent from a potential supervisor/ co-supervisor etc.
Recommendations and publications
Do NOT upload or submit cover letters, recommendations, publications or your Master thesis.
Project description 
Please include a detailed description of your proposed PhD project. Please adhere to the guidelines at this page:
https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/project-guidelines/
Diploma and transcript of records  
The following documentation must be submitted:
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
If the MA diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, German, French, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application.
The translation of diplomas/certificates and transcripts must be made or approved by either of the following:
  • A state-authorized translator and interpreter
  • The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made
  • A Danish consulate/embassy
The PhD administration encourages applicants from within the EU to enclose a Diploma Supplement. The Diploma Supplement is part of a common European framework for transparency of competencies and qualifications – the EuroPass framework.
Chinese applicants are required to enclose a CADGEEC (The China Academic degrees and Graduate Education Evaluation Committee) certificate.
Please read about admission requirements and application requirements on our website at: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/
 
The recruitment process 
After the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants will be notified whether they are shortlisted for assessment or not. Hereafter, the Dean appoints an Assessment Committee and the selected applicants are notified of the composition of this committee. Each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment which relates to their own application.
Afterwards a selection of qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. Please be advised that a positive assessment does not necessarily mean that you will be invited for an interview.
For further information on the recruitment process please see University of Copenhagen’s website: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
Enrolment 
As a PhD scholar at The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, you will be supervised for approximately 180 hours distributed over 6 semesters. In addition to this, you must complete PhD courses of a total approximating 30 ECTS. On completion of the PhD program, you must submit a PhD thesis.
Read more about the structure of the PhD program and what it means to be enrolled as a PhD scholar at the Faculty of Humanities via this link: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/
For more information about the PhD School, visit: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/
 
Terms of employment 
PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. According to the agreement, PhD scholars are obliged – without any additional remuneration – to perform tasks assigned to them corresponding to 840 working hours over the three years. These tasks will primarily be in the form of teaching, dissemination, research or other related academic areas. These tasks will primarily be in the form of teaching, dissemination, research or other related academic areas.
For further information on employment, please see the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).
Please note that it is normally a precondition for employment that the applicant in question does not already have a PhD degree. Applicants who have already obtained a PhD degree will, as a main rule, be dismissed.
Contact
For any further questions regarding the position, terms of employment, application requirements, etc. please contact the PhD Administration, HR South and City Campus, University of Copenhagen via this e-mail: phd@hrsc.ku.dk.
As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Humanities invites applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.
Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 25 February 2019 (11.59 pm) (CET).
You can alter submitted application in the recruitment system until the application deadline expires. No supplementary documents will be taken into consideration after this deadline.

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: 25 February 2019
Unit: Det Humanistiske Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Engelsk, Germansk og Romansk
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Monday February 25th, 2019

PhD scholarships at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies

The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for two 3-year fully funded PhD scholarships. The candidates are expected to begin on September 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies conducts research and runs higher education programs from BA to PhD level in art history, visual culture, musicology, comparative literature, theatre and performance studies, and cultural studies.
Further information about the department can be found at www.artsandculturalstudies.ku.dk 
The applicant’s qualifications for the scholarship are evaluated by taking into account the applicant’s general educational and academic background such as the applicant’s grade average, thesis grade, language competencies, publications and other academic activities given by the curriculum vitae as well as the duration of study especially during the applicant’s MA programme.
In addition, the proposed PhD project and study plan will be evaluated by taking the following into consideration; originality, choice of theory and method, disciplinary relevance, and prospects for completion within the required timeframe of 36 months.
Furthermore, applicants are encouraged to reflect on how their project relates to the research activities and the academic profile at the department.
Qualification Requirements 
Please note that applications which do not adhere to the formal requirements (read more in the two sections ‘Admission requirements’ and ‘Application requirements’ below) will not be taken into consideration for the PhD scholarship.
Admission requirements
Applicants need to hold a two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent.
Applicants must have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application deadline, you must include a statement (pre-approval) from your university declaring that you have been awarded the master degree.
Applicants with a non-Danish Master’s degree will have their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to establish, if the Master’s degree is equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Please read more at the Ministry of Higher Education and Sciences website: https://ufm.dk/en 
Excellent communication skills in English is essential and applicants must speak and write academic English fluently. The PhD Administration may ask applicants to document their proficiency in English at any time during the recruitment process, if considered necessary.
Please include the following in your application package:
CV   
Please include a complete CV including a list of publications, if you have any.
Statement of consent 
Statements of consent can be submitted with the application. For example, agreement of access to special archives, agreement of exchange at an international university, or a statement of consent from a potential supervisor/ co-supervisor etc.
Recommendations and publications  
Do NOT upload or submit cover letters, recommendations, publications or your Master thesis.
Project description
Please include a detailed description of your proposed PhD project. Please adhere to the guidelines at this page:
Short summary of project description 
Max 300 words or 2,000 key strokes incl. spaces.
 
Diploma and transcript of records
The following documentation must be submitted:
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
If the MA diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, German, French, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application.
The translation of diplomas/certificates and transcripts must be made or approved by either of the following:
  • A state-authorized translator and interpreter
  • The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made
  • A Danish consulate/embassy

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

For more information:
Chinese applicants are required to enclose a CADGEEC (The China Academic degrees and Graduate Education Evaluation Committee) certificate.
Read more here:
Please read about admission requirements and application requirements on our website at: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/
The recruitment process 
After the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants will be notified whether they are shortlisted for assessment or not. Hereafter, the Dean appoints an Assessment Committee and the selected applicants are notified of the composition of this committee. Each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment which relates to their own application.
Afterwards a selection of qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. Please be advised that a positive assessment does not necessarily mean that you will be invited for an interview.
For further information on the recruitment process please see University of Copenhagen’s website: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
 
Enrolment 
As a PhD scholar at The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, you will be supervised for approximately 180 hours distributed over 6 semesters. In addition to this, you must complete PhD courses of a total approximating 30 ECTS. On completion of the PhD program, you must submit a PhD thesis.
Read more about the structure of the PhD program and what it means to be enrolled as a PhD scholar at the Faculty of Humanities via this link: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/
For more information about the PhD School, visit: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/ 
 
Terms of employment 
PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. According to the agreement, PhD scholars are obliged – without any additional remuneration – to perform tasks assigned to them corresponding to 840 working hours over the three years. These tasks will primarily be in the form of teaching, dissemination, research or other related academic areas.
For further information on employment, please see the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).
Please note that it is normally a precondition for employment that the applicant in question does not already have a PhD degree. Applicants who have already obtained a PhD degree will, as a main rule, be dismissed.
Contact 
For any further questions regarding the position, terms of employment, application requirements, etc. please contact the PhD Administration, HR South and City Campus, University of Copenhagen via this e-mail: phd@hrsc.ku.dk.
As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Humanities invites applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.
Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 25 February 2019 (11.59 pm) (CET).
You can alter submitted application in the recruitment system until the application deadline expires. No supplementary documents will be taken into consideration after this deadline.

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.

Unit: Det Humanistiske Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Kunst- og Kulturvidenskab
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Monday February 25th, 2019

PhD scholarships in Cross-Cultural an Regional Studies

The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for two 3-year fully funded PhD scholarships. The candidates are expected to begin on September 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies is concerned with those cultures, languages, religions and societies that lie outside Western Europe and North America. Information about the department may be found at https://tors.ku.dk/.

For information regarding the Department’s research profile, relevant researchers and the PhD program, please go first to https://ccrs.ku.dk/phd/ and https://ccrs.ku.dk/research/.

For any further questions please contact the department’s PhD Coordinator, Professor Catharina Raudvere, e-mail: raudvere@hum.ku.dk or relevant researchers within the field of interest.

The applicant’s qualifications for the scholarship are evaluated by taking into account the applicant’s general educational and academic background such as the applicant’s grade average, thesis grade, language competencies, publications and other academic activities given by the curriculum vitae as well as the duration of study especially during the applicant’s MA programme.

In addition, the proposed PhD project and study plan will be evaluated by taking the following into consideration; originality, choice of theory and method, disciplinary relevance, and prospects for completion within the required timeframe of 36 months.

Furthermore, applicants are encouraged to reflect on how their project relates to the research activities and the academic profile at the department.

Qualification Requirements 

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

Admission requirements

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

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

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

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

Please include the following in your application package:

CV 

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

Statement of consent 

Statements of consent can be submitted with the application. For example, agreement of access to special archives, agreement of exchange at an international university, or a statement of consent from a potential supervisor/ co-supervisor etc.

Recommendations and publications

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

 

Project description 

Please include a detailed description of your proposed PhD project. Please adhere to the guidelines at this page:

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

 

Diploma and transcript of records

The following documentation must be submitted:

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

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

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

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

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

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

•A state-authorized translator and interpreter

•The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made

•A Danish consulate/embassy

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

For more information:

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

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

Read more here:

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

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

 

Supervisor

An acceptance from a Professor or Associate Professor, within a relevant research area at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, to function as a potential supervisor. The applicant is required to take direct contact with the potential supervisor.

 

The recruitment process 

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

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

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

Enrolment 

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

Read more about the structure of the PhD program and what it means to be enrolled as a PhD scholar at the Faculty of Humanities via this link: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/

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

Terms of employment

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

For further information on employment, please see the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

Please read more here: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/what-does-employment-as-a-phd-scholar-entail/

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

 

Contact

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

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

Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 25 February 2019 at 23.59 (11.59 pm) (CET).

You can alter submitted application in the recruitment system until the application deadline expires.

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: 25 February 2019
Unit: Det Humanistiske Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Tværkulturelle og Regionale Studier
Email:
Phone:
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday February 25th, 2019