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PhD fellowship in molecular neuroscience at Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

A 3 year PhD fellowship researching the molecular mechanisms underlying CSF production and their role in pathology is available at the Department of Neuroscience, starting November 1st 2019, or soon thereafter.

Background

The PhD project is part of a collaborative project (Lundbeck Foundation thematic grants) with the clinical group led by Professor Rigmor Højland Jensen, Glostrup Hospital, working on patients with elevated intracranial pressure in obese individuals, so-called idiopathic intracranial hypertension. The PhD project will be carried out at Department of Neuroscience https://in.ku.dk/ in collaboration with the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research http://cbmr.ku.dk, at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

Project description

The work-package residing at SUND (with Professor Nanna MacAulay https://in.ku.dk/research/nanna-macaulay/) will focus primarily on the hypothesis that overweight rats (mimicking the human condition) have elevated secretion of brain fluids. The work package is managed by an assistant professor, who will carry out the in vivo experimentation, and the posted PhD fellow, who will predominantly take care of the bioinformatics analyses related to RNA analysis of the fluid secreting tissue, choroid plexus, in these rats. In addition, the PhD fellow will participate in the analysis of cerebrospinal fluid obtained from patients, but also do some cell work in the laboratory. Associate professors Tune H. Pers and Matt Gillum, CMBR, are associated with this part of the project.

The research group currently exists of 4-5 post-docs/assistant professor and 2 other PhD students + a technician and mainly works on in vivo and ex vivo experimentation on rodents, cell culture, Western blot/IHC, and electrophysiology. The group is very keen on including a PhD student within the field of bioinformatics to add this expertise to our research.

Profile

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist, who ideally has the following competencies and qualifications:

  • Bachelor and master degrees in biomedical or natural sciences, ideally with expertise within basic biology/biomedicine and bioinformatics
  • Experience in programming languages R and/or Python
  • Experience with RNA-seq data analysis
  • Experience with basic laboratory work
  • An ambitious and critical mind-set
  • Ability to work alone as well as in a group setting
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant work experience
  • Grade point average
  • Previous publications
  • Other professional activities
  • Language skills

Highly motivated and ambitious candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of Copenhagen encourages career development of its graduate students and the position carries an obligation to conduct some undergraduate teaching within the Medical School.

In all cases, the ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration, and thus the University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

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

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

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 27.135 DKK /approx. 3.585 EUR (April 2019-level) plus pension.

Questions

For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Nanna MacAulay macaulay@sund.ku.dk

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

Application procedure

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

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

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

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

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline:  August 16th 2019

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

The further process

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

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

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

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

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

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: 16 August 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Neuroscience

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Post expires on Friday August 16th, 2019

PhD position in bioinformatics with focus on quantitative proteomics and single cell transcriptomics of the cardiac conductive system

Description

We are seeking a PhD fellow to apply bioinformatics to analyse high-resolution quantitative proteomics data as well as single cell transcriptomic data derived from the conductive system of the heart. The PhD fellow shall focus on analysis of data produced by colleagues in our team. This will involve in-depth characterization of the molecular differences between the primary components of the cardiac conduction system, specifically the sinus node, the AV node and the purkinje fibers. The position provides an opportunity to develop bioinformatics expertise in quantitative mass spectrometry, cutting-edge discovery proteomics and integrative analysis of big data.

The candidate will be part of the Cardiac Proteomics group led by Associate Professor Alicia Lundby at the Department of Biomedical Sciences and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The research focus of the Cardiac Proteomics group is to use high-resolution LC-MS/MS to obtain insights beyond the current molecular understanding of the heart; both at the level of protein expression, as well as phosphorylation mediated protein signaling. We work closely together with cardiologists in the clinic to ensure high impact and translatability of our research.

Responsibilities and Tasks

The successful candidate will:

– Perform unbiased data-driven analyses of large-scale proteomics and transcriptomics datasets investigating the cardiac expression profiles underlying timely propagation of the cardiac electrical impulse.
– Perform bioinformatics data integration of proteomics and transcriptomics datasets.
– Adapt and translate cutting edge software tools and bio-statistical analyses into streamlined data analysis workflows for mass spectrometry applications and transcriptomic data sets.
– Make biological interpretation of “Omics” data and communicate the results internally and externally.
– The successful candidate will be working in a team of scientists across multiple scientific fields (experimental biologists, bioinformaticians and geneticists) focused on improving our molecular understanding of cardiac pathophysiology and to solve fundamental challenges in cardiac research.

Qualifications

– Master degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biostatistics or equivalent
– Ability and enthusiasm to learn new methods/techniques
– Good communication skills in English, both oral and written
– Highly ambitious and self-driven
– Previously demonstrated a capacity for excellence
– Experience in high-resolution mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) and data analysis hereof (such as MaxQuant, Perseus, R) or experience in single cell transcriptomics (such as Seurat)
– Hands-on experience in a Linux/Unix environment and with scripting languages (e.g. R/Bioconductor, Python)
– Previous experience in cardiac research is an advantage
– Proven experience in high throughput large-scale datasets
– Strong work ethics and team player mentality

The preferred applicant will possess an excellent academic track record and solid research experience and be highly motivated to perform  bioinformatics analyses to extract novel findings of importance to cardiac (patho)physiology.

We offer

– An interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on cardiac research with state of the art facilities.

– A challenging and stimulating work environment, at the edge of IT technologies and the latest research innovations
– Start date: October 1st 2019 or soon thereafter

You will become part of a research environment spanning cardiologists, geneticists performing next generation sequencing on cardiac patient samples, experimental groups performing follow-up experiments in model organisms such as zebrafish, mouse and pig as well as molecular biologists. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union, negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Workplace and period of employment

The Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

The appointment as a PhD fellow is for 3 years. It is conditioned upon the candidate’s successful enrolment in the PhD school at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Alicia Lundby: alicia.lundby@sund.ku.dk. For administrative questions, please contact sund-hr-bmi@sund.ku.dk.
You can read more about the Cardiac Proteomics Group at www.lundbylab.com
You can read more about the Department of Biomedical Sciences at www.bmi.ku.dk/english
You can read more about the Center for Protein Research at www.cpr.ku.dk

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than July 24th 2019.

The File Must Include

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. Attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The application should contain:

– application (cover letter)
– CV
– diploma (an official translation into English)
– list of publications
– Contact details for two referees

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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

General information about PhD programs at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available at the Graduate School’s website

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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: 24 July 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Biomedicinsk Institut

Phone:
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Post expires on Wednesday July 24th, 2019

PhD fellow in Plant Science

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN), Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) is offering a PhD scholarship in Plant Science commencing 01.11.2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment

The research group aims at understanding the mechanisms of short- and long distance communication in plants and is part of the section of transport biology within PLEN. Cell-to-cell and vascular transport are studied using advanced microscopic methods such as confocal live microscopy, super resolution and electron microscopy. The supervisor has a strong collaboration with the group of Tomas Bohr, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) that covers the question of resistance of solute transport across membranes and plasmodesmata with focus the question of nutrient and sugar transport in trees.

Project description   

The project “Multimodal imaging and modelling of vascular flows in leaves”, granted by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (Natural Sciences), supports the collaboration between UCPH and DTU with one PhD fellow each. The successful UCPH candidate will study the balance of water movement between evaporation, photosynthesis and osmotic phloem uptake. This balance is crucial in plants, since water is a limiting resource; but how this balance is regulated under changing environmental conditions is not understood. Key elements of the regulation are hidden in the leaves. This project aims at uncovering the flow control points by multimodal and live imaging (X-ray tomography, fluorescence and electron microscopy) and compare the experimental results with results based on the modelling developed by the DTU candidate with Tomas Bohr as supervisor. Our joint goal is to understand the mechanism and efficiency of the combined vascular flow, eventually exporting sugars out of the leaves.

Principal supervisor is Prof. Dr. Alexander Schulz, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, als@plen.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 35333350

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
  • Take relevant PhD courses (30 ECTS)
  • Publish in international peer reviewed journals and write your PhD thesis
  • Participate in conferences
  • Stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Teach and disseminate your research

Key criteria for the assessment of candidate

  • A master’s degree relevant for the research project, such as plant physiology, cell biology, biotechnology or biology
  • The grade point average achieved
  • Expertise and/or strong interest in advanced microscopic techniques such as confocal microscopy, X-ray tomography and live imaging
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
  • Previous publications
  • English language skills

Terms of employment

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

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

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

Application Procedure

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

Please include

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

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

The deadline for applications is 31 July 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

Questions

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor  Prof. Dr. Alexander Schulz, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, als@plen.ku.dk, Direct hone: +45 35333350

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: 31 July 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences

Phone:
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Post expires on Wednesday July 31st, 2019

PhD fellowship in beta-cell mitochondrial dynamics at the Immuno-endocrinology laboratory

We are offering a PhD fellowship fully funded by the Independent Danish Research Council in beta-cell mitochondrial dynamics at the Immuno-endocrinology laboratory, Department of Biomedical Sciences, commencing 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Our group and research (see https://bmi.ku.dk/english/research/immuno_endocrinology/)

We work to prevent and cure type 1 and type 2 diabetes by targeting the inflammatory pathways leading to pancreatic beta-cell failure. Ongoing projects define the transcriptional, translational and posttranslational responses of the pancreatic beta-cell to immune, inflammatory, metabolic and oxidative stress, with the aim of identifying novel therapeutic targets to be tested in preclinical models and clinical trials.

We typically employ two complementary schemes: a hypothesis-driven approach evolving from new discoveries in the lab, and an unbiased screening approach employing systems biology and using functional genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and post-translatomics.

Our translational experimental strategy is to move from insulin-producing cell-lines to primary intact or dispersed islets to human islet experiments, the latter mainly used to confirm critical observations from cell lines and rodent islets. Studies also involve animal and clinical studies.

The group comprises ~15 members (the PI, an associate, professor, a part time lab technician, postdocs, PhD students, master’s-, exchange- and bachelor’s-students.

The group and entire floor is highly international with members of ~10 different nationalities. English is the daily language. We entertain several regular social activities at the department, floor and group level.

Project description
Type 1 diabetes results from immune-mediated β-cell damage leading to insufficient functional β-cell mass to meet peripheral insulin demands. β-cells rely upon mitochondrial respiration to generate the energy necessary for insulin synthesis, processing, and secretion. Immune-mediated cytokine release also leads to generation of intracellular reactive oxygen species and mitochondrial damage, which ultimately result in β-cell apoptosis. Indeed, defects in mitochondrial structure and function have been reported in the β-cells of patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Defects in mitochondrial structure and function are characteristic of impairments in mitophagy, a selective form of autophagy necessary for elimination of dysfunctional mitochondria; however, the role of mitophagy in type 1 diabetes pathogenesis is not well understood. Our collaborators at the University of Michigan (PI Scott Soleimanpour) previously discovered a key role for the T1D susceptibility gene Clec16a in control of glucose homeostasis in humans and mice through its regulation of β-cell mitophagy. Therefore, our goal is to dissect the mechanistic and physiologic regulation of Clec16a-mediated mitophagy in β-cells to elucidate its contribution to diabetes pathogenesis.

Principal supervisor is Thomas Mandrup-Poulsen, Professor, MD, DMSc, Director of the Immuno-endocrinology laboratory, Department of Biomedical Sciences, tmpo@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone +45 30330387.

Co-supervisor Scott Soleimanpour, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Michigan, USA.

Start  1 September 2019

Duration 3 years as a PhD student. If needed and relevant, an initial 3 month period as research assistant for enrolment can be negotiated.

Job description

  • Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are to:
  • Carry out an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
  • Complete an exchange stay at another research group. Agreements are already in place for a stay at Scott Soleimanpours lab in Michigan.
  • Contribute to teaching
  • Disseminate your scientific results at scientific meetings, in scientific journals and in lay fora
  • Write a PhD thesis based on the data obtained in your project

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. molecular biomedicine, molecular biology, human biology, medicine, biology, biochemistry, or equivalent.

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point for Bachelor’s and Master’s theses and the grade average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications, published abstracts or scientific presentations, if any
  • Relevant lab experience
  • Other professional activities and work experience
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in cell biology
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Good communicative and social skills

Place of employment
The place of employment is at Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. An exchange stay at Scott Soleimanpour’s lab in Michigan has already been agreed upon. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include recently completely renovated laboratories and core facilities.

Terms of employment
The employment as PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years. If needed and relevant, an initial 3 month period as research assistant for enrolment can be negotiated.

It is conditioned upon the applicant’s success­ful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant, possibly during an initial three-month employment as a research assistant, if agreed upon.

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 26.755 DKK /approx. 3.567 EUR (April 2018-level) plus pension.

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

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

Application procedure

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

1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page). Why are you the right candidate for the position?

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

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

4. List of publications, abstracts or scientific presentation (if any)

Application deadline  31 July 2019, 23.59pm CET

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

The further process

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

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

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

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 weeks 34 and 35.

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: 31 July 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: BMI
Email:
Phone:
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Post expires on Wednesday July 31st, 2019

PhD fellowship in Bacteriophage Engineering at Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

We are offering a PhD fellowship in Bacteriophage Engineering commencing on October 1st 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Our group and research

Our research group PHAGEBio studies the biology and applications of bacteriophages that have a natural ability to kill bacteria. The aim of our research is to elucidate novel mechanisms of phage-host interaction as well as exploiting phages and their enzymes to control pathogenic bacteria. We offer the opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art, highly innovative and scientifically stimulating environment. We value team work and consists of a group of ambitious researchers from all over the world and have a large network within the field of bacteriophages. We offer excellent training opportunities, both personally and professionally and the opportunity to contribute with new knowledge to an exciting and fast-moving scientific field.

For more information see here: https://ivh.ku.dk/english/research/food_safety_and_zoonoses/phages/

Project description

The world-wide threat of antibiotic resistant bacteria has made WHO and EU emphasize the urgent need for innovative research to develop alternatives to antibiotics against Gram-negative pathogens. The aim of this project is to develop custom-made antimicrobials specifically targeting critical clinical and foodborne pathogens. This will be achieved by engineering the tail of a unique bacteriophage to carry multiple binding capacities derived from the huge diversity of phage receptor binding proteins found in nature.

As a PhD fellow you will identify receptor binding proteins of phages infecting pathogenic bacteria such as Acinetobacter, Pseudomonas, E. coli, Klebsiella and Salmonella using bioinformatic tools and knowledge of phage biology. In addition, you will be responsible for characterizing the receptor binding proteins structurally and functionally and developing the final antimicrobials in collaboration with the post doc associated to the project. Finally, we expect you to reveal novel understanding of phage biology and phage-host interactions and contribute to other projects running in the PHAGEBio research group. The project is funded by The Independent Research fund Denmark.

Principal supervisor is Professor Lone Brøndsted, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, lobr@sund.ku.dk

Start:                  Date

Duration:          3 years as a PhD student

Job description

Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

We expect you to be highly motivated and ambitious and as an applicant you must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. bacteriophage biology, molecular microbiology, biotechnology, structural biology or similar.

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with an active interest in bacteriophages, molecular, structural and synthetic biology
  • Language skills

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment.

Terms of employment

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

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

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 26.755 DKK /approx. 3.567 EUR (April 2018-level) plus pension.

Questions

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

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

Application procedure

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

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

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

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

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline: Wednesday July 31th 2019, 23.59pm CET

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

The further process

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

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

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

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 34.

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. 

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

Deadline: 31 July 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

Phone:
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday July 31st, 2019

PhD fellow in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

The Center for Quantum Devices at the Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University ofCopenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in theoretical condensed matter physics in the fall of 2019.

Description of the scientific environment
The Center for Quantum Devices is a center of excellence at the Niels Bohr Institute. The center focuses on theoretical and experimental research on how to create, control, measure, and protect quantum coherence and entanglement in solid-state electronic. The center has strong connections to other research groups at the Niels Bohr Institute and also with Microsoft Quantum – Copenhagen laboratory. The successful candidate will become part of the Condensed Matter Theory Group and will have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with other members of the group which currently has six professors.

Project description
The project will be concerned with the field of topological superconductivity. One central theme could be on the theory and design of devices that can shed light on the nonlocal and nonabelian effects of Majorana bound states. Part of the research will done in close collaboration with experimental researchers at the center.

Principal supervisor is Professor Karsten Flensberg, flensberg@nbi.dk.

Job description
The position available for candidates on the regular Danish PhD program of 3 years and for students on the Integrated MSc and PhD Scheme. Your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:

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

Formal requirements
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in physics or related area with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

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

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 325.625 (approx. €43,400) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,980) for a 5+3 PhD student. For PhD students on the integrated MSc and PhD scheme, please read more below. Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Scholarship and terms of employment for integrated MSc and PhD
PhD grant portions (Ph.D.‐SU klip)
In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme (up to three years), the student is entitled to so-called PhD grant portions. The grant portions are financed by the grant donor but not by the Danish State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme Agency (as is the case for the ordinary study grant portions on the BSc and MSc programmes). They are called PhD grant portions because this kind of remuneration is regulated and described in the Executive Order on the State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme in Denmark (SU‐bekendtgørelsen), and because the value of a PhD grant portion corresponds to the value of an ordinary Danish study grant portion. Students are awarded 48 PhD grant portions during the period of their MSc and PhD studies.
48 PhD grant portions at DKK 6,090 each, corresponding to DKK 292,320 (approx. €38,975).

‘Duty work’
As a supplement to the PhD grant portions, the student may, in accordance with the collective agreement of the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC), be offered ‘duty work’. In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme, students performing ‘duty work’ are paid by the hour. UCPH has decided to offer students on integrated MSc and PhD schemes 150 hours of ‘duty work’ per year during Part A of the programme (until two years of the combined programme of study remain). ‘Duty work’ during Part A if it has a duration of three years: 450 hours at a rate of DKK 216.14 (+ 12.5% holiday pay), corresponding to DKK 109,418 (approx. €14,580)
For further information about Part A please see: http://www.science.ku.dk/english/research/phd/studystructure/integratedphd/.

Salary in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional
Associations (AC)
In the period after the completion of the MSc programme, the student is employed as a PhD scholar and is remunerated in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The scheme is arranged in such a way that students graduate from the MSc programme at a time when there are two years left of the integrated programme. For this reason, the salary must be paid for a period of two years in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The amounts specified include a supplement locally agreed upon as well as pension contributions: Salary as a PhD scholar: 24 months at a rate of DKK 30,883 (including pension contributions and supplement), corresponding to DKK 741,210 (approx. €98,800).

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

Please include:

  • Cover Letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Program at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

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

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

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

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

Questions

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Karsten Flensberg, Niels Bohr Institute, flensberg@nbi.dk.

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

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Deadline: 1 August 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Niels Bohr Institute
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Postdoc in Terrestrial Ecology, Department of Biology

A 1.5-year postdoc position in Terrestrial Ecology with a focus on moss-cyanobacteria associations is available at the Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, commencing 01.12.2019 or shortly thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment

The successful applicant will be based at the Terrestrial Ecology Section, thereby joining a lively research environment covering a wide range of topics such as plant ecophysiology, biogeochemistry, soil biology and ecosystem-atmosphere interactions. Our section is a diverse group comprising research and teaching staff members, laboratory technicians, PhD candidates and MSc and BSc students, focussing on many aspects of plant and microbial activity, soil nutrient cycling and global change. The successful candidate will be hosted by Assistant Professor Kathrin Rousk and will join the newly established Ecosystem Ecology group focussing on moss-cyanobacteria associations in pristine ecosystems. Professor Anders Priemé, Section of Microbiology, will co-host the successful applicant.

Overall description of the project

The postdoctoral position is part of a 4-year research project financed by the Independent Research Fund Denmark, Sapere Aude Starting Grant, led by Kathrin Rousk.

The aim of the project is to identify the abiotic (moisture and temperature) and biotic controls of moss-associated nitrogen fixation in samples collected from ecosystems with contrasting climates. The project involves fieldwork campaigns in boreal forests (Northern Sweden) and tropical cloud forests (South America) as well as laboratory approaches (e.g. nitrogen fixation assays, transcriptomics). For this 1.5-year postdoctoral project, the main goal is to place moss-cyanobacteria associations along the parasitism-mutualism continuum. This will be achieved by sequencing the transcriptome of the partners (moss and cyanobacteria) when they grow in unison vs. when they grow individually. The transcripts will be compared to transcripts from well-known symbiotic associations (e.g. legume-rhizobia) alongside measurements of growth and nitrogen fixation to ascertain the degree of mutualism or parasitism in this association.

Main tasks and responsibilities

Planning experiments, growing and culturing of mosses and cyanobacteria, RNA isolation from mosses and cyanobacteria, N2 fixation measurements, data analyses, data interpretation, and manuscript writing.

Qualifications

We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious candidate with a PhD degree in Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Environmental Genomics, or similar fields. Fluency in written and spoken English is a requirement, as well as excellent writing skills demonstrated by the publication record, as well as good communication skills. Candidates with skills and expertise listed below will be preferred.

Skills/expertise

Planning experimental setups, DNA and RNA isolation, preparation of RNA for cDNA sequencing, analysis of transcriptomic data, data analysis using R and Python, multivariate statistics, project coordination, plant and/or bacterial cultivation and growth.

For further information about the position, please contact Kathrin Rousk (kathrin.rousk@bio.ku.dk).  

Further information on the Department can be found here: http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation.  

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 430,570 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 73,627). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • Cover letter describing motivation and project related research experience
  • Curriculum vita
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 2 relevant papers
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Full contact details (name, address, telephone & email) of 3 professional referees

The deadline for applications is 15.10.2019, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

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12 PhD positions at Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC), University of Copenhagen

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The International Doctoral Programme in Moleular Mechanisms of Disease (iMED)

12 PhD positions at Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC), University of Copenhagen

Application deadline August 1st, 2019

Are you:

  • Scientifically curious and determined to go for a PhD degree?
  • Eager to understand why diseases arise and how they can be treated?
  • Driven to strengthen your scientific creativity and independent thinking?

12 PhD positions are open at BRIC, University of Copenhagen (UCPH) for talented young researchers who want to pursue a PhD degree in life sciences. First cohort of 12 PhD fellows were recruited in January 2019, and we are now looking for the second cohort to start in February 2020.The scheme is co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement no. 801481.

Why apply?

iMED offers young researchers a unique opportunity to join an international and interdisciplinary PhD program within the field of molecular mechanisms of disease. iMED offers a personalized research and training programme, seeking to empower all students to fully exploit the potential of their talent. The aim is to nurture scientific creativity, critical thinking, collaborative skills and provide the groundwork for career tracks in academia or industry.

About the programme

iMED offers 36 months fellowships, attractive employment conditions at BRIC and enrolment as a PhD-student at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH. Each PhD student will work with an original interdisciplinary research project, developed jointly by the student and supervisor in one of BRIC’s 24 laboratories. International and interdisciplinary co-supervision is arranged for each student. An individual career development plan containing research and transferable courses, international research visits, mentoring and career activities, is a central element ensuring career progress throughout the training. Please visit http://imed.ku.dk/for more information on the IMED program.

About BRIC

BRIC is a top research centre and our researchers have made seminal contributions in the field of epigenetics, cancer biology, stem cell biology, neurobiology and bioinformatics. The centre is located in modern buildings with state-of-the art facilities and counts 250 employees and more than 60% international researchers. The daily language is English. The centre has an open and collaborative scientific environment and a student association offering network and social activities. BRIC is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. The faculty’s Graduate School has 1600 PhD students, enrolled into 22 specialized PhD programs. The iMED fellows will be enrolled into the programme Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (MoMeD), coordinated by BRIC. Please visit http://bric.ku.dk/ for more information on centre.

Eligibility criteria

The programme is open for motivated researchers with a Master degree (or equivalent) and maximum three years of experience since issuing of the degree at the time of application. Applicants with an MD can have up to five years of experience. Prolonged career breaks are taken into acoount (parental leave, illness, military- or civil service).

Mobility is required and applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activities (work etc.) for more than 12 months in Denmark in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline. Also, applicants may not have been employed at UCPH more than three months prior to the application deadline.

Key selection criteria

The selection process includes three steps of evaluation: short-listing, evaluation and final selection. The selection will be merit-based, using weighed criteria in three defined areas:

  • Education and track record
  • Scientific potential
  • Motivation

Terms of employment and salary

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions offer attractive salary and working conditions. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State and according to the rules and regulations laid down by European Union’s Horizon 2020 Marie S. Curie COFUND programme. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 27,135 DKK (ca. 3,633 EUR) plus pension.

The appointment as PhD fellow is for 3 years. It is conditioned upon the candidates’ successful enrolment in the PhD programme. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the candidate during an initial short-term employment of 3 months as a research assistant.

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

Application procedure

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

  • Motivation letter (Cover Letter)
  • CV  (template)
  • Diploma and detailed transcripts of records (MSc and BSc)
  • List of 1-2 referees (template)
  • Eligibility Declearation (template)
  • Documentation for Career Breaks (if any)
  • Other relevant information for consideration

Please carefully read the detailed description of eligibility criteria and requirements of the application in the Applicant’s Guide found at http://imed.ku.dk.  Receipts of the applications will be acknowledged, and the applicant will be kept continuously informed of the progress of the application.

Deadline for application is August 1st, 2019.

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

BRIC and The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of asociety and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background

After the expiry of the application deadline, the applicants will be assessed and selected after the criteria´s described in details in the iMED applicant´s guide available on the www.imed.ku.dk and according to the university guidelines found on the https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/

Timeline of call

  • Opening of call: June 15th, 2019.
  • Application deadline: August 1st, 2019
  • Evaluation and selection of candidates: August-October, 2019. On site interviews October 22-23rd 2019
  • Answers to applicants: November 2019.
  • Time for employment: February 1st, 2020 (three months as research assistant) and May 1st, 2020 (enrolment and employment 36 months as PhD student).

Contact

For more information about the process, guidelines or the application system, please contact iMED Programme Coordinator:

Anne Schultz Vognsen, momed@bric.ku.dk, +45 35325713

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Deadline: 1 August 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: BRIC
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PhD scholarship within the Research Project “Bodies as Battleground: Gender Images and International Security” in the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen

The Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for one PhD scholarship within the research project “Bodies as Battleground: Gender Images and International Security”. The research project is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark and the PhD position is co-funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark and the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen. The successful candidate will be employed by September 1st, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project“Bodies as Battleground: Gender Images and International Security” addresses three themes: gender, security and images. The project starts from a discursive conception of security, an understanding of gender as cultural, and the image as open to multiple interpretations. The overall research question of the project is: “How are gender-specific security problems constituted through images?” The project employs a mixed-method strategy and is organized around four subprojects. These show the importance of historical context for how gender security problems might be shown, the relationship between levels of violence and gender representation in war photography, the way gender norms are reproduced or challenge in photographic images, and the possibilities of images to bring theoretical attention to “invisible” security problems.

The PhD scholarshipThe PhD scholarship is part of a subproject that asks: Is there a correlation between the level of violence in armed conflict and the representation of gender in war photography? This subproject will involve a dataset of photos taken by photojournalists during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The PhD student will play a central role in building this dataset. The subproject also expects to draw on the Georeferenced Event Dataset from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program. This subproject is co-managed by Professor Lene Hansen and Professor MSO Jacob Gerner Hariri.

Are you the right candidate?Preferred applicants will have an interest in questions related to conflict, gender, images, photojournalism and quantitative methodologies. We are looking for candidates with strong analytical skills and proven quantitative methodological qualifications. Experience in working with the Georeferenced Event Dataset from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program or similar datasets is an advantage but not a requirement. We accept applications under the 5+3 PhD program. Please note that students who are expecting to graduate this term and are awaiting the evaluation of their dissertation/master thesis may apply under the 5+3 program.

Please contact Professor Lene Hansen (lha@ifs.ku.dk) for a full description of the research project and more information about the position. For information on the PhD program and the application procedure please consult the website of the Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/ (in English) and http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen (in Danish).

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

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

  • Cover Letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
  • Project description (max. 5 pp. double-spaced, not including bibliography)
  • Time schedule
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc/BA and MSc/MA)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications, documentation of English language qualifications (if any)

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

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

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/applicants/application/current_advertisement/

https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/til_ansogere/ansoegning/aktuelle_opslag/

The application must be submitted electronically no later than 28th of July 2019.Interviews are expected to take place in mid August.

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

The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment:

1. Research qualifications as reflected in the project proposal.2. Quality and feasibility of the project.3. Qualifications and knowledge in relevant social science disciplines.4. Performance (grades obtained) in graduate and post-graduate studies.

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

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

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Deadline: 28 July 2019
Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus: Institut for Statskundskab

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PhD fellowship in Vascular Physiology at the Department of Biomedical Sciences

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

This fully funded PhD student position is anopportunity to work in the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the lab ofAssistant Professor Thomas Jepps commencing October 2019 or as soon as possiblehereafter.

Our group and research

The Jepps VascularResearch Group has a long-standing interest in how arterial tone is regulatedand the molecular mechanisms that contribute to vascular diseases, such ashypertension and atherosclerosis. Recently, the Jepps lab has been interestedin the role of the microtubule network in smooth muscle cells of the arterialwall.

Project description

Thisposition is intended for an ambitious and talented individual interested inapplying their skills to the discipline of vascular physiology. Applicantsshould have prior knowledge and experience of working with either themicrotubule network or within vascular physiology. Applicants should haveundertaken training in patch-clamp electrophysiology and have experience withcertain molecular biology techniques, such as immunostaining withsuper-resolution microscopy, Western blotting and quantitative PCR.  Additional desirable skills includeexperience working with rodents, arterial dissection and myography, howeverthese are not essential. You will be expected to work closely with othermembers of a growing team, therefore excellent communication skills areessential.

Applicantsshould hold, or be close to completing, an MSc within a relevant field ofphysiology, pharmacology or a related discipline.

You will berequired to:

  • Work with the principal supervisor to manage your own academic research and administrative activities;
  • Be creative and contribute intellectually to the project, including generating new ideas and defining how you would test your theories in order to give new insights into the project;
  • Adapt existing and develop new scientific techniques and experimental protocols;
  • Collaborate in the preparation of scientific reports and journal articles;
  • Represent the research group at external meetings/seminars, either with other members of the group or alone;
  • Attend PhD courses to obtain the necessary ECTS points.
  • Undertake a limited amount of teaching of undergraduate medical students, usually in the form of practical or tutorial exercises.

Principal supervisor is Assistant Professor Thomas Jepps tjepps@sund.ku.dk

Start:                  October2019

Duration:          3 years as a PhD student

Job description

Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree relatedto the subject area of the project e.g. physiology

Otherimportant criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set

Language skills

Theapplicant should be comfortable speaking English at a high level, enabling themto confidently present at conferences and discuss complex scientific ideaswithout being restricted by language.

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Department ofBiomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University ofCopenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic andinternational research environment. Our research facilities include modernlaboratories and a strong national and international network of collaborators.

Terms of employment

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

It is conditionedupon the applicant’s success­ful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate Schoolat the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Thisrequires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific projectformulated by the applicant and supervisor.

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with TheMinisterial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules onachieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordancewith the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The DanishConfederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Dependingon seniority, the monthly salary begins around 27,135 DKK, plus pension.

Questions

For specificinformation about the PhD fellowship, please contact the Assistant ProfessorThomas Jepps.

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

Application procedure

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

1. Motivated letter of application (max. onepage)

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

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

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline:  Monday 26th August2019, 23.59pm CET

We reserve the right not to consider materialreceived after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live upto the abovementioned requirements.

The further process

After the expiry ofthe deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selectsapplicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicantsare then immediately notified whether their application has been passed forassessment by an unbiased assessor.

The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessmentof the academic qualifications and experience with respect tothe above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirementslisted in the advertisement. Once the assessment work has been completed eachapplicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment thatrelates 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 theAppointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Interviews will be conducted and anappointment made before the end of September 2019. You will be expected tostart before December 2019.

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprisesapproximately 7500 students, 1500 PhD students and 3200 employees. The Facultyadvances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research,teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fieldsranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Facultycontributes to a healthy future through its graduates, researchfindings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. The Universityof Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites allregardless of personal background to apply for the position. 

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Deadline: 26 August 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Biomedical Sciences
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PhD Scholarships at the Center for Chromosome Stability (CCS), Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Two PhD positions are available from 1st October, 2019 in the research groups of Professor Ian Hickson and Associate Professor Ying Liu at the University of Copenhagen.

Project description

These fellowships are funded by a grant recently awarded to a consortium of partners from 9 universities in 6 European countries by the European Union Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (Project: 859853 — AntiHelix). The focus of the Antihelix project is to analyze DNA helicases in cells of different organisms at the molecular, biochemical and cellular level with the ultimate aim of developing specific inhibitors as potential anti-tumour drugs. The successful applicants will have the advantage of learning technologies in the fields of biophysics, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology or advanced microscopy. As partners of this consortium, the Hickson and Liu groups at the CCS will study the functions of the human RecQ family helicases and the RTEL1 helicase, respectively. Mutations of these helicases have can cause human diseases. Further details of the research undertaken in these laboratories can be found on the CCS website (http://www.ccs.ku.dk).

Job description

The key tasks as a PhD fellow at the Faculty within the Antihelix consortium are listed below:

  • Carry out and complete an independent research project under the supervision of either Professor Hickson or Associate Professor Liu.
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points.
  • Write regular reports, scientific articles and the PhD thesis on the grounds of your research project.
  • Take part in all of the meetings or training courses organized by the consortium partners. It is expected that fellows will spend a period of research training in at least one other laboratory in the consortium.
  • Obtain experience with teaching and/or other types of dissemination activities related to your PhD project.
  • Participate in national and international congresses and scientific meetings.
  • Obtain experience from an external research institution, preferably abroad.

Candidate Profile

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with the following criteria:

  • Must hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a related area of biology, biochemistry, chemistry or biophysics.
  • Can be of any nationality, but due to EU requirements for researcher mobility, must not have lived in Denmark for more than one year in the previous three years.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, including the ability to work well in international academic settings.
  • Ability to work in a team of multidisciplinary scientists, and the potential to work independently.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

Other relevant credentials are:

  • Good academic record.
  • A track record of publication-standard research.
  • Work experience in relevant areas.
  • Good time-management skills.

Research environment 

The research will be carried out in the laboratories of Ian Hickson and Ying Liu in the CCS, a Center of Excellence recently established by a major grant from The Danish National Research Foundation. The CCS provides an international level research environment to train young researchers in the fields of Cell Biology, Genetics and Biochemistry. The working language of the CCS is English.

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. More details can be found at: https://icmm.ku.dk/english/.

Terms of employment and employment

The employment for these two PhD fellows is full time and for 3 years. The starting date is October 1, 2019 or by agreement. The post is conditional upon the candidate’s successful enrolment in the PhD school at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the candidate in consultation with the supervisors.

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the University’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 26.755 DKK /approx. 3.567 EUR (April 2018-level) plus pension.

Questions

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/  Specific questions related to CCS and the research project should be addressed to Elin Ølgaard by emails to ee@sund.ku.dk

Application procedure

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

1. A motivation letter of application (max. two pages).

2. A CV including the details of education/qualifications, work experience, language skills and other relevant skills.

3. A certified/signed copy of Master of Science certificate. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will be required.

4. A publication list (if possible).

Application deadline: 31st July, 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 aforementioned 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.

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

Deadline: 31 July 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
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Post expires on Wednesday July 31st, 2019

PhD fellow in DNA repair and genome stability

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in DNA repair and genome stability commencing 1.11.2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment

The Section for Functional Genomics at the Department of Biology provides a strong, international environment for research in the field of Genetics and Genomics located at Copenhagen Biocenter, Ole Maaløes Vej 5, Copenhagen N. The Section currently employs 12 principal investigators, 5 technicians, 12 post docs, 25 PhD students as well as a number of undergraduate students.

Project description

Genome integrity is critically dependent on DNA repair mechanisms of the cell, because the genetic material of the cell is constantly damaged by physical and chemical insults. If DNA lesions are not repaired properly in a timely fashion, they can lead to mutations, which is the underlying cause of both cancer, cellular ageing, and a number of developmental disorders. The aim of the PhD project is to study the role of the ZGRF1 helicase in DNA repair including its regulation by protein post-translational modifications (PTMs), cellular localization, protein-protein interactions and unique DNA structures that are recognized by the helicase.

Principal supervisor is Professor Michael Lisby, Department of Biology, mlisby@bio.ku.dk, Direct Phone: 35322120.

Job description

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

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

Formal requirements

Applicants should hold an MSc degree in biology, molecular biomedicine, biochemistry or a closely related field with excellent results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Terms of employment

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

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

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

Application Procedure

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

Please include

  • Cover Letter,
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

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

The deadline for applications is 1 September 2019 (year), 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

Questions

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor [Professor Michael Lisby, Department of Biology, mlisby@bio.ku.dk, Direct Phone: 35322120].

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

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

PhD fellowship in Deep Learning for Microbiome Variation at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research

A PhD position is available in the Human Proteome Variation group at The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR – www.cpr.ku.dk). The Center has been established at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, to promote basic and applied discovery research on human proteins of medical relevance. The Center comprises a wide range of expertise and resources including proteomics, protein production, bioinformatics and general characterization of disease mechanisms.

The Programme for Disease Systems Biology (DSB) consists of three research groups covering many systems level aspects of biology and medicine, including large scale analysis of human variation data and integration of molecular-level and healthcare data.

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

Responsibilities and tasksThe Ph.D will work in a multidisciplinary project team focusing on integrating and analyzing human variation data. Within recent years, the microbiota has been established to have an important role in human health and is profoundly investigated to discover microbial interventions. To be able to successfully achieve this, we need the knowledge of which biological components are present, how they interact as a dynamic living system and with the human host. We have developed the first deep learning frameworks for unsupervised discovery of microbial organisms and will extend this to domain of microbiome ‘dark-matter’ such as bacteriophages or fungi.

The candidate will focus on developing and applying deep learning methods to identify phages from microbiome data and to catalogue phages across massive datasets of human microbiome and other metagenomes. The complete bacterial and phage information obtained from these tools will be further used to discover hub organisms and microbial consortia from datasets with relevance to human disease.

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

Start date: 1 September 2019.Duration: 3 years.

Job descriptionYour key tasks are:

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicantsYou hold a master or equivalent in computational biology, bioinformatics or related discipline of biomedical research. You have preferably experience using machine learning and deep learning models. Programming experience in bash/UNIX, R and python is required as well as having worked with big data. Research experience with large-scale microbiome datasets and familiarity with high performance computing clusters is a plus.

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

  • Bioinformatics and systems biology at the molecular level.
  • Project management of interdisciplinary research projects within translational bioinformatics.
  • Experience with data structures, databases and data architectures.
  • Knowledge of biomedical resources and infrastructures.

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

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

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

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

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree¬ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins at DKK 27,135/approx. EUR 3.642 (April 2019 level) plus pension.

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

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

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

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  • CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  • Master of Science diploma and transcript of records. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do.
  • Publication list (if possible).
  • Deadline for applications: 17 June 2019, 23:59 p.m. CET.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Deadline: 17 June 2019
    Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
    Campus: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research
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    Post expires on Monday June 17th, 2019

    Postdoctoral fellow: EU Differentiation, Dominance and Democracy (EU3D)

    Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen

    ‘EU Differentiation, Dominance and Democracy’ (EU3D) – https://www.eu3d.uio.no/research/index.html – is a new research project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. Directed from the University of Oslo, the project involves a consortium of ten institutions across Europe, among them the University of Copenhagen (UCPH). The Department of Political Science at UCPH which co-directs EU3D Work Package 2 – ‘Problematic forms of EU internal differentiation’, has a project vacancy for a two-year Postdoctoral researcher starting on 1 February 2020.

    The many crises and challenges that the EU has faced over the last decade have exposed the EU’s vulnerability to volatile markets, an increasingly unpredictable global geopolitical scene, and increased domestic opposition. EU3D focuses on differentiation, which is not tied to any specific direction of change but encompasses both integration and disintegration. All modern political systems are differentiated; the EU distinctly so. The problem is that the EU that emerged from the financial and refugee crises is associated with less democracy and more dominance. EU3D understands dominance as arbitrary rule. Dominance can be an unintended consequence of action. EU3D sets out to specify the conditions under which differentiation is politically acceptable, institutionally sustainable, and democratically legitimate. Equally important, EU3D specifies the conditions under which it is not, in other words when conditions of dominance prevail.

    Work package 2 (WP2) of EU3D is concerned with the identification and assessment of those forms of EU differentiation that are most closely associated with dominance. WP2’s research will seek to understand the sources of these forms of differentiation and place them into historical context. To that end, WP2 provides a diagnosis of the present post-crisis situation landscape of internal differentiation in the EU, and assess which of these forms is most closely associated with dominance. WP2 is particularly interested in teasing out the extent to which crises (especially the Eurozone crisis and the refugee crises) have acted as ‘external differentiating shocks and/or the extent to which current types of differentiation have pre-crisis roots.

    More specifically, the successful applicant will be expected to work on the question of whether external shocks to the EU system have been generative of new forms of dominance within the EU, or whether recent crises have amplified aspects of illicit hierarchy within the EU structure. Of particular interest here are the role and sources of non-majoritarian forms of decision-making, their relationship to recent crises and/or their roots within European integration more broadly. The work will involve the analysis of a range of textual and interview sources. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the organization of a workshop in mid-2020. He or she will co-edit a special issue of the resulting papers and be expected to contribute peer-reviewed journal articles in key areas of WP2. He or she will also contribute to the wider work of EU3D, including participation in relevant workshops and conferences.

    Qualifications
    The position is aimed at applicants who have obtained their PhD in political science or a related field.

    The applicants should have proven research experience and academic publications in political science and/or cognate fields or. Furthermore, the applicants should have demonstrable expertise in one or several of the following areas:

    • Comparative and/or international political economy, with an interest in the history of ideas and their institutional expression
    • EU studies, including the history and theory of European integration, EU institutions and governance
    • Qualitative (and, where relevant, quantitative) methods as applied to this project

    Considerable weight will be accorded to the ability to conduct independent research, scientific excellence, critical and creative thinking as well as the ability to work across sub-fields and disciplines and be a genuine team-player.

    Experience of teaching and active participation in the international research community, such as organizing workshops, seminars and academic conferences is seen as a merit.

    Responsibilities
    The Postdoctoral fellow is expected to:

    • Engage in and participate actively in the development of EU3D and in particular the academic activities associated with WP2, including collaborate in refining the project design and methodology and further developing the theoretical framework
    • Collect, code and analyze relevant empirical material (e.g. observations, interviews, official documents, other qualitative data).
    • Conduct field research in Brussels and selected European capitals (travel money covered by the project)
    • Prepare and participate in joint publications and workshops and help make an impact on the scholarly and public debate on the puzzles of differentiation, dominance and democracy
    • Contribute to and benefit from the flourishing intellectual life of the Centre for European Politics and other relevant groups within the department and to the Department of Political Science more broadly
    • Carry out administrative and coordination duties associated with the project, including interim reporting to the European Commission
    • Teach and supervise students at the department

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

    The application must be written in English and should contain a CV, a short motivation letter (maximum 2 pages), a list of publications, a maximum number of three scientific works, of which only one may be a monograph or compilation thesis and a copy of the doctoral certificate.

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

    Further information about the application procedure is available from Lotte Strandberg (HR) hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk please refer to ID number 211-0122/19-2I

    Salary and conditions of employment
    Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The annual salary for postdoctoral researchers is within the range DKR 408.000 – 430,000 (EUR 54,600 – 57,500 app.). In addition to the salary paid directly to you, the University will also pay a monthly contribution to your pension fund corresponding to 17.1 % of your salary. Negotiation for additional supplements will be possible. A special tax scheme is offered for researchers recruited abroad, see https://ism.ku.dk/salary-tax-pension/tax/

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

    If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH. See: http://ism.ku.dk, http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm and https://www.workindenmark.dk/

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

    Information
    For further information about the position, please contact Professor Ben Rosamond br@ifs.ku.dk

    The closing date for applications is 5 August 2019, 23.59 CET

    Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered.

    The Department of Political Science is a top-ranked European political science department, which offers a vibrant and collegial working environment for ambitious scholars. It is placed on an attractive, historic campus in central Copenhagen – a city, which is continuously voted as one of the most liveable European capitals. The Department has 1,800 students in its BSc and MSc programmes in Political Science, 200 in the BSc and MSc programmes in Social Studies and 100 in the MSc programme in Security Risk Management. Furthermore, the department annually welcomes approximately 200 exchange and guest students from abroad. The Department is also actively participating in developing a new MSc programme in social data science. The Department consists of 76 faculty, 41 PhD students, and 20 administrative staff members. See more on the Department’s strategy on our webpage http://polsci.ku.dk/bilag/StrategiFinalVersion.pdf. For more on the Department’s study programmes, see here: https://politicalscience.ku.dk/study/

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    Post expires on Monday August 5th, 2019