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Postdoc in advanced crystallographic studies of lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases

Postdoc in advanced crystallographic studies of lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases 
Department of Chemistry  
Faculty of Science University of Copenhagen 

A two year position is available to study lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs)  by advanced crystallographic methods in the group of Prof. Leila Lo Leggio. LPMOs are a relatively newly discovered class of copper metalloenzymes able to degrade recalcitrant polysaccharides (see reviews at http://journals.iucr.org/m/issues/2016/06/00/be5273/ ndex.html and https://doi.org/10.1042/BST20170549). e have been studying the structure and function of these enzymes in collaboration with academic and industrial partners for a number of years.    

The postdoctoral research activities will primarily focus on ‘kinetic’ crystallography approaches aimed to further elucidate the mechanism or mechanisms by which LPMOs can break glycosidic bonds oxidatively. The approaches to be taken will include both trapping of intermediates to be studied by ‘conventional’ crystallography and truly time-resolved techniques such as Laue diffraction and serial crystallography, including use of spectroscopic methods to follow the reaction. The postdoctoral researcher may also get involved in neutron diffraction studies that have been initiated by a PhD student in the laboratory.    

Solid experience in structure determination by macromolecular crystallography is an absolute requirement for the successful applicant. Additionally, previous experience with spectroscopic analysis of reaction mechanisms and/or crystallographic intermediate trapping and/or time-resolved studies by diffraction techniques are strongly desired qualifications. Previous research on carbohydrate modifying enzymes and/or copper enzymes is additionally qualifying.     

The postdoctoral researcher activities will be integrated with the other research activities of the group on LPMOs. Funding of the position comes from an Independent Research Fund (DFF) grant to Prof. Leila Lo Leggio and the project is additionally integrated with the HOPE project (including a larger constellation of researchers in Denmark working on LPMOs, https://ign.ku.dk/hope/). Leila Lo Leggio’s laboratory is part of ISBUC (Integrated Structural Biology at the University of Copenhagen https://isbuc.ku.dk/)   

The postdoc’s duties will include primarily research within the project and a minor component of teaching duties. The post may also include performance of other duties.   Further information on the Department is linked at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Leila Lo Leggio, head of the Biological Chemistry Section.   

The position is open with starting date no later than 1. October 2019 and preferably earlier.   The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.   

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

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

Please include  
-Curriculum vita
-Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent) 
-Research plan

– this is meant as a short description of your ideas with regard to possible approaches to the advertised research area. If employed, these approaches and ideas will need to be aligned with the existing project description and plan within the grant.  
-Complete publication list  -Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers   

The deadline for applications is 24. April 2019, 23:59 GMT +1

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

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

Interviews will be held in end of May/ first of  June.    

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

Post expires on Wednesday April 24th, 2019

Several PhD positions available within REPIN – Rethinking Protein Interactions

REPIN, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, has a number of positions available from August 1, 2019, or soon thereafter. The positions are part of the newly funded Novo Nordisk Foundation Challenge Center REPIN- rethinking protein interactions. REPIN connects research groups in Copenhagen and Zürich to study interactions of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins (IDPs) using a suite of biophysical methods and ranging from the single atom and molecule over ensembles to organisms.
PhD positions in IDP structures, ensembles and interactions 

2-4 PhD positions (3 years) will be available for the studies of IDPs, ranging from highly charged, short IDPs to very long expanded or compact IDPs. The projects will seek to promote the understanding of the role of compaction and charge in binding and regulation, mapping mechanisms and specificity via kinetics and thermodynamics, as well as determining structures and ensembles.

Qualifications: 

We are seeking highly motivated applicants with the following competences:

  • Protein expression and purification including optimization of protocols
  • Good oral and written English competences

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

  • Experience with biophysical techniques as ITC, stopped-flow, CD or fluorescence spectroscopy or small angle X-ray scattering
  • Protein NMR spectroscopy including set-up and spectral analyses
  • Cellular and molecular biological techniques
  • Applied bioinformatics
  • Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals

Formal requirements  

Applicants should hold an MSc degree or similar in chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry or related fields with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Terms of employment

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

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

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

Application Procedure 

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

Please include  

  • A 1-page cover Letter, explaining the applicant´s background, key competence in relation to the position and reasons for applying
  • Curriculum vitae including a list of peer-reviewed publications (may include papers under review)
  • 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 April 30, 201, at 23:59 GMT

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 abov 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 Professors Karen Skriver (kskriver@bio.ku.dk) or Birthe B. Kragelund (bbk@bio.ku.dk)

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: 30 April 2019
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Biology
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Post expires on Tuesday April 30th, 2019

Postdoc of Molecular dissection of “repressive RNA Pol II Transcription” in plants

The Department of Plant and Environmental Science, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen invites applications for a position as Post Doc for 2 years. The position is open from 1 June 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.   

The Marquardtlab is recuiting a postdoc focused on dissecting the molecular mechanism of “repressive RNA Polymerase II” transcription in Arabidopsis thaliana. While RNA Polymerase II transcription is usually associated with gene activation, we have previously shown that the “act of transcription” across gene promoter regions can repress transcriptional initiation from these promoters and repress functional gene expression. Genomics data in the lab has resulted in cxandidate regions for repressive transcription. You will address this question by developing CRISPR/Cas9-based mutagenesis strategies to test if these genes are regulated by “repressive transcription”. In addition, we have performed a forward mutagenesis screen for factors required for repressive transcription in Arabidopsis. You will characterize putative hits and elucidate the molecular bases of their role in this process.     The successful candidate can demonstrate expertise with the research background and/or the mentioned methodologies. The fit to the research team will evaluated in an interview visit.    

The postdoc’s duties will include research within Chromatin Biology, RNA Polymerase II transcription with emphasis on long non-coding RNA transcription as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.    

Further information on the Department is linked at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Sebastian Marquardt, phone numer 45 35 33 13 05 or email sebastian.marquardt@plen.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. 

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

Please include  

  • Cover Letter 
  • Curriculum vita 
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)  
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans related to the position 
  • Complete publication list 

The deadline for applications is 31 March 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.  

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

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

Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 2019

Five postdoc positions at the Department of Public Health

Five 2-year, full-time positions as postdocs are available for highly dedicated researchers at the Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, starting on 15 August 2019, or as soon as possible hereafter.    

The mission of the Department of Public Health is to provide the scientific foundation for improving public health, both nationally and globally. This includes increased understanding of the links between health, the individual and society as well as the ethical, equity and political implications of poor health and health interventions. The Department strives to ensure its position as a world-leading department within public health through multidisciplinary research, high quality education, engagement with stakeholders and the public at large.    

The Department has as part of its ongoing strategic plan selected five areas of research priority including digitalization and high data complexity in health and across sectors; life course analysis; public health interventions and innovation; sustainability in global and environmental health; and science and technology studies.    

The postdoc positions will be attached to one of the eight sections at the Department of Public Health linked to a particular relevant research group. More information on the department can be found at: https://publichealth.ku.dk/

Your research interest  
We invite applicants to come forward with a brief outline of proposed research relevant to public health. The outline should include a reference to how the proposed work may relate to the research priority areas of the Department of Public Health. We highly encourage new topics and research methods not already covered by ongoing research. We encourage interdisciplinary research including research that may go across several sections at the Department of Public Health and undertaken as part of an international research partnership. The funding provided by the Department of Public Health includes salary for the postdoc, administrative support but only limited provision for research expenses.    

Your job  
You will work on your own proposed research plan in close collaboration with other researchers at the Department of Public Health and from outside the department. You will participate in the day to day activities at the department and the specific section of affiliation. You may be asked to provide supervisory inputs to master and PhD thesis students as well as teaching input at some of the educational programs managed by the Department of Public Health.  

Profile and Qualifications  
We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic researchers with the following competencies and experience:    

-A completed PhD
-Experienced in research methods and theory of relevance for your proposed research  -Publications in international peer reviewed journals  
-Past experience from an international research environment  
-Enterprising  
-Excellent skills in both written and spoken English  
-Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in teams  
-Research project management experience considered an advantage  
-Teaching and supervisory experience at university level considered an advantage    

Place of employment  
The place of employment is the Department of Public Health at the Center for Health and Society in the center of Copenhagen (www.pubhealth.ku.dk) with one section based at Medical Museion (www.museion.ku.dk). We offer a creative and stimulating working atmosphere in a dynamic and international research environment.    

Terms of employment  
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for two years. Starting date is 15 August 2019 or after agreement.  

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 33,600 DKK/ approx. 4,480 Euro (April 2018-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.    

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

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

Questions  
For further information please contact Head of Department Steffen Loft stl@sund.ku.dk ; https://publichealth.ku.dk/www.sund.ku.dk, or the head of the section most relevant for your research proposal:   Head of Section at Section of General Practice, Susanne Reventlow, mkv435@sund.ku.dk Head of Section of Biostatistics, Esben Budtz-Jørgensen, ebj@sund.ku.dk Head of Section of Global Health, Flemming Konradsen, flko@sund.ku.dk Head of Section of Environmental Health, Gert Martin Hald, ghald@sund.ku.dk Head of Section of Social Medicine, Ulla Christensen, ulch@sund.ku.dk Head of Section for Health Services Research, Signild Vallgårda, siva@sund.ku.dk Head of Section of Epidemiology, Naja Hulvej Rod, nahuro@sund.ku.dk Creative Director at Medical Museion, Ken Arnold, kra@sund.ku.dk   Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).    

Application procedure  
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:    
1. Motivated letter of application.  
2. A brief presentation of proposed research including alignment with the research at Department of Public Health (max three pages). In addition to a brief presentation of the proposed research, the outline may include anticipated international partners and possible funding opportunities for the activities.  
3. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills, past funding obtained and other skills relevant for the position.  
4. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate.   5. List of publications.    

Application deadline: May 2, 2019, 23.59pm CET    

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

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

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

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.     Interviews are expected to be held in weeks 23-24    

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

Post expires on Thursday May 2nd, 2019

PhD scholarship at the Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for a number of Ph.D. scholarships in Public Administration. The department welcomes qualified applications in all aspects of public administration and organization. At the present time, there is a particular interest in enhancing research in the following thematic areas:

  • Behavioral Public Administration.

Public policies are rarely self-executing. Across policy areas, the delivery and performance of the public services are a product of what the public employees think and do. Knowledge is needed on how psychological forces and mechanisms shape the attitudes and behaviors of citizens, public employees, and public managers. How do heuristics and cognitive biases affect discretion and decision-making in state-citizen interactions? What can we do to minimize the occurrence of illegitimate biases and disparity in public services provision? Behavioral Public Administration draws on psychological theories and experimental methods to investigate critical questions like this relating to decision-making in administrative settings and to broader societal issues concerning effectiveness, efficiency, and social equity in public administration.

  • Health care.

Current policy responses in health care attempt to facilitate coordination and integration of care at the local level while centralizing political and administrative power to the national level. There is a need to investigate the background for such reform ideas and to assess their political and administrative consequences in light of future challenges. The double pressure of increasing needs and technological developments has also spurred a renewed debate about prioritization within health care. Health economists have contributed extensively to this debate, but there is a need to assess the prioritization instruments and institutions from a political science perspective.

  • Digitalization and machine learning.

Digitalizing administrative procedures holds a potential for increasing efficiency, but also raises critical issues such as how technology influence inequity and effectiveness as well as helping behavior and innovation. Furthermore, present developments, where administrative professionals and citizens gets detached in time and space is in stark contrast to the importance given to face-to face relations in organizational research. However, particular types of digital communication have the advantage of being very accessible, and availability is crucial for helping behavior – the help needs to be within reach. Thus, there is a strong need to develop knowledge on how helping behavior can be mediated with digital communication.

  • Governance reforms

Governance reforms are ongoing processes these years both at the cross-cutting administrative policy level and in many specific policy fields. Organisational structures are reorganized, management and evaluations systems are restructured and new norms for good leadership are developed. Knowledge is needed on reform dynamics. How do reform ideas come about? How are reforms decided on, implemented and in some cases evaluated, and which impact do they have? How do reforms challenge established institutional arrangements in the interface between politics, professions and citizens expectations. Projects may focus on cross-cutting administrative policy reforms or on reforms in specific policy fields.

The candidate 

Preferred candidates will have demonstrated a keen interest in behavioral or organizational aspects of political science and public administration. We are looking for candidates with strong analytical skills as well as with both qualitative and quantitative methodological skills.

The PhD programme provides PhD students with strong research training which opens up a window of opportunity to a variety of careers within the private and public sectors. The programme includes the drafting of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, teaching, and other forms of knowledge dissemination.

Information 

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

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

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

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

In English: http://socialsciences.ku.dk/research/

In Danish: http://samf.ku.dk/forskning/ 

Applications 

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society, and invites all qualified applicants, regardless of personal background, to apply for the positions.

In order to be awarded a PhD scholarship the applicant has to enrol as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.

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

  • Cover Letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
  • Project description (max. 10 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)

On the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences you will find information about the application process and enclosures to include with your electronic application:
https://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/applicants/application/current_advertisement/ 

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

The time schedule is meant as a short outline of the PhD study programme envisioned at the time of application. Obviously, it is not possible to plan things like course participation in detail for the three years, when submitting the application. The time schedule is more meant to give an idea if it is realistic to complete the project within the designated timeframe with all the required elements included.

The application must be submitted electronically no later than May 1 2019.

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

The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment:

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

Deadline: 1 May 2019
Unit: Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Statskundskab

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Post expires on Wednesday May 1st, 2019

PhD scholarships at Center for Economic Behaviour and Inequality (CEBI) at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen

CEBI invites applications for PhD scholarships. Employment is expected to begin no later than September 1ST, 2019.
CEBI is a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. The main goal of CEBI is to provide cutting-edge research on the role of behavior in generating inequality and its underlying sources. The focus is on empirical research and on exploiting the globally unique Danish data research infrastructure that enables CEBI members to combine various population administrative registers with information about individuals’ background, choices and outcomes, and to combine these data with information about behavioral characteristics obtained from large-scale controlled experiments and surveys. CEBI combines several fields and methods: Public Economics, Labor Economics, Health Economics, Behavioral Economics, Household Finance, Political Economics, Microeconometrics, Experimental and Survey Methods and Structural Modelling.
CEBI is looking for excellent new PhD students who have competencies in these fields and are interested in doing empirical research on economic behaviour and inequality.
The current group includes 11 senior researchers, 13 junior researchers, 10 PhD students, 9 research assistants and 7 international members from New York University, Pompeu Fabra University, Princeton University and University of Zürich.
For further information about CEBI see www.econ.ku.dk/cebi. If you have any questions, please contact CEBI administrator Tine Ceccardi (tine.ceccardi@econ.ku.dk) or Professor and Director of CEBI Claus Thustrup Kreiner (claus.thustrup.kreiner@econ.ku.dk).
Recruitment event: CEBI organizes a recruitment event Friday 15 March 2019 at 15:15-16:30 in room 35.3.13, building 35 on the CSS campus. This will include a presentation of CEBI followed by a Q&A session.
Deadline for applications: 1 May 2019. 
Job description 
The positions are available for a 3-year period (for applicants holding a master degree in Economics) or a 4-year period (under the so-called 4+4 model for applicants having 4 years of course work at the time when starting in the position). The tasks of PhD students are to
  • Participate in smaller research groups working on various research projects at CEBI
  • Write scientific articles that are included in the PhD thesis of the applicant
  • Attend PhD courses;
  • Participate in congresses/workshops/seminars
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • Visit another international research institution for at least a few months
  • Work for CEBI
Qualifications 
We seek candidates with a strong academic background in Economics, qualifying for enrolment in the 5+3 programme (3 year PhD programme) or 4+4 programme (4 year PhD programme) in Economics. In the assessment of the candidate’s qualifications, emphasis will be on grade performance in core economics courses, the project proposal and potential relevant professional experience or publications. Good English language skills are also important.
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 in Economics, 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, for instance, include teaching.
Students who have completed a BSc plus 60 ECTS of an MSc degree programme in Economics would enrol as PhD students simultaneously with their enrolment in the MSc degree programme. Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. Until an MSc degree is obtained, the grant is paid partly in the form of up to 48 state education grant portions (in Danish: SU-klip). More specifically the PhD student will be paid two grant portions per month plus salary for work (teaching, presentations etc.) which totals a workload of at least 300 hours. Payment and conditions of employment are carried out in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Upon completion of the MSc degree the student is transferred to the salary-earning part of the PhD studies.
Applications 
 
Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 1 May 2019 through the electronic application system, which you access through the below link.
Applications should include the following enclosures:
  • CV
  • Degree certificates and transcripts of all relevant course work
  • A short project proposal (3-4 pages) outlining two research ideas (this is only used to evaluate the research maturity of applicants, and is not binding in any way afterwards)
  • List of publications (if any)
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society, and invites all qualified applicants, regardless of personal background, to apply for the positions. In order to be awarded a PhD scholarship the applicant has to enrol as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee.
The following criteria are used when shortlisting candidates for assessment:
  • Qualifications and knowledge in relevant Economics disciplines.
  • Performance (grades obtained) in relevant courses.
  • Research qualifications as reflected in the project proposal.
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 sent by regular mail or by email or received after the deadline will not be taken into account.

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

Deadline: 1 May 2019
Unit: Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Økonomisk Institut

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Post expires on Wednesday May 1st, 2019

Postdoc position in quantitative and conceptual modeling of biological systems

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

The position is open from September 1st 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is for two years, with potential for extension for 1 more year.    

We are looking for an exceptional candidate with strong theoretical background that will contribute to our interdisciplinary environment of physicists and biologist engaged in understanding life phenomena on a variety of scales.     Our local research group consist of 5 PIs with background in complex systems, working on a variety of model systems within spatio-temporal aspects of phage biology, epidemics in perspective of immune response, co-evolution, gene regulation, dynamics of epigenetics, and dynamics of formation of shapes in embryonic development. Independent ideas are highly appreciated, and it is possible to formulate alternative projects within the activities in the Center for Models of Life.    

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

Further information on the Department is linked at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/.     Inquiries about the position can be made to Kim Sneppen, sneppen@nbi.ku.dk .    

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

Required experiences:    
Applicants should have received a recent Ph.D. in Physics, Complex systems, Computational Biology or a related field by the start of the position.    
Good verbal and written communication skills.    
Excellent and well documented research experience, documented by scientific publications in internationally reviewed journals.    

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

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

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

To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates should prepare:    
Cover letter
Letters of support from previous advisers/collaborators.    

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

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

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

You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.     Interviews will be held in week: 23+24    

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

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Post expires on Wednesday May 1st, 2019

PhD fellowship in “Renal autoregulation in health and disease: New insights into topology and dynamics

Description of the scientific environment  
This project integrates two research groups –  “Biophotonics and Biosimulation” and “Renal Hemodynamics”. We combine novel imaging and experimental techniques, advanced methods of data analysis and mechanism-based modelling to bring new insights into functional interactions between the key components of cells, tissues, and organs, as well as to study how diseases change these interactions. In particular, we develop new approaches for Raman spectroscopy and laser speckle imaging and apply them to study dynamics of vascular networks in kidney, retina, and brain in vivo. Our groups were the first who employed the concept of synchronization with respect to renal autoregulation.
https://bmi.ku.dk/english/research/biofuns/
https://bmi.ku.dk/english/research/renal_hemodynamics/
 
Project description 
The human organism is an integrated network where complex physiological systems, each with its own regulatory mechanisms, continuously interact, and where failure of one system can trigger a breakdown of the entire network. The vascular network of each system is uniquely adapted to the function of the system. Autoregulation ensures that the system receives adequate oxygen and nutrition and at the same time it protects the system from damaging pressure fluctuations. The kidney links cardiovascular and metabolic systems providing regulation of hormones release and blood pressure.  With this, changes in renal vasculature can be a cause or an aggravating factor in various diseases (i.e., hypertension, diabetes etc.) However, little is known about pathology-related changes in the renal microcirculation and their effect on kidney autoregulation.
The student will use an integrated approach – a combination of experimental in vitro, in vivo and in silico techniques – to map topological and dynamical patterns of the renal microcirculation. The student will be guided through surgery procedures and assembling steps of multi-scale laser speckle system to perform independent experiments on renal blood flow imaging. Tissue clearance and confocal microscopy will be used to extract information on the anatomical structure of the renal vascular networks. The student will analyse data collected under control and pathological conditions and will provide their interpretation.
We are looking for an exceptional candidate with interdisciplinary skills: animal experimentation, optical imaging, advanced data analysis. It is crucial that the candidate has experience in coordinating science across physiological, engineering and computational specialities.
Principal supervisor
Associate Prof. Olga Sosnovtseva, Department of Biomedical Sciences, olga@sund.ku.dk
(co-supervisors Associate Prof. Charlotte Mehlin Sørensen and Dr. Dmitry Postnov)
Start 1 September  2019  or soon thereafter
Duration 3 years. The current funding only allow for 3 years PhD program, which require that the candidate already has a master degree.
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
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project
Key criteria for the assessment of candidates 
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. physiology, biology,  bioengineering, medical physics or similar;
  • Experience with animal (rodents) experiments is desirable. The candidate will perform surgery (surgical exposure of the kidney, tracheostomy, blood vessels cannulation).  Prior skills in animal experiments are not required, however, the candidate should be able to learn the procedure within the first few months after being accepted to the program;
  • Experience with optical imaging methods is highly meriting;
  • Experience with programming and data analysis with  fluency in Matlab and/or Python is highly meriting;
  • The candidate should have basic knowledge in vascular and/or renal physiology;
  • High proficiency in English is an absolute requirement.
Place of employment 
The place of employment is at Department of Biomedical 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 state-of-the-art laboratories, core and computational facilities.
 
Terms of employment and employment 
The employment as PhD fellow is a full time and for 3 years. Starting date is 1 September 2019 or soon thereafter.
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. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the candidate.
The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the University’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 26.755 DKK /approx. 3.567 EUR (April 2018-level) plus pension.
Questions 
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor.
General information about PhD programs at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available at the Graduate School’s website: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/guidelines/
Application procedure 
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply 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
  • A certified/signed copy of Master of Science certificate and transcript. 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 applicable)
Application deadline 15 May 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 24, 2019 
 
The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7500 students, 1500 PhD students and 3200 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position. 

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Deadline: 15 May 2019
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Dept. of Biomedical Sciences
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Post expires on Wednesday May 15th, 2019

Postdoctoral fellow in embryology

At Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen a position as Postdoc in embryology is available from April 1 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.    

Information about the Department can be found at: http://ivh.ku.dk/english/

Background 
The project “In vitro embryo production and genomic selection harnessing Danish elite cattle breeding” (EliteOva), supported by Innovation Fund Denmark, was initiated in December 2017 and is housed at Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.    

Project description 
EliteOva will develop and implement technologies for in vitro production (IVP) and genomic selection of elite embryos in Danish Holstein cattle. IVP embryos will be produced from top quality eggs (oocytes) and biopsies from the embryos will be genotyped for estimation of breeding values including disease resistance and resilience as well as novel traits as feed-efficiency and methane emission. The quality of embryos and calves will be studied meticulously for epigenetic and transcriptomic aberrations and phenotypic characteristics in order to verify their normality.    

The postdoc will be responsible implementing the procedures for collection of embryonic biopsies, DNA extraction and DNA amplification and will also be involved in the process of IVP of bovine embryos. Some of these activities are expected to take place at a partner laboratory in Tirsvad, Jutland.   

Selection criteria 
Essential criteria 

  • PhD in reproduction or related area with particular focus on in vitro fertilization and oocyte and embryo culture 
  • Expertise and experience in handling of oocytes and embryos and, potentially, micromanipulation 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills  
  • Demonstrated capacity for effective team work 

Desirable criteria

  • General knowledge in mammalian oocyte and embryo morphology and molecular biology  
  • DVM with EU authorization 
  • A desire to engage in a long-lasting activity securing the technologies for the Danish dairy industry 

Relationships 

  • The post holder will report to Professor Poul Hyttel 
  • The post holder is expected to interact with staff at all levels, both internally and externally, regarding relevant research topics 

Employment conditions 
Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations.The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of June 28, 2013.    The gross basic salary range for Postdoctoral Fellows is DKK 33,766 to DKK 35,552 per month (level 6 to 8). To the basic salary a supplement could be negotiated, dependent on the candidate’s experience and qualifications. An additional 17.1 % monthly contribution to pension will be paid by the employer.   

The position is time limited to a 2 year period.   

Questions 
For further information about the position please contact Professor Poul Hyttel, e-mail poh@sund.ku.dk or for any administrative queries, Adminstrative Officer Betina W. Jensen, e-mail bwj@sund.ku.dk

Application 
Apply by clicking “Apply online” below.   

Applications – in English – must include: 

  • A letter of motivation (cover letter)  
  • Curriculum vitae  
  • List of publications 
  • Copy of diplomas/degree certificates 
  • The top ten publications related to the presented project 

The deadline for applications is 28 February 2019.

Any applications received after this time or incomplete will not be considered.    Receipts of the applications will be acknowledged, and the applicant will be kept continuously informed of the progress of the application.   

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

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

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

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


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Post expires on Thursday February 28th, 2019

Postdoc in Circadian Neurobiology at Department of Neuroscience

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences 
University of Copenhagen   

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a 2-year postdoc position in Circadian Neurobiology to commence 1 April 2019 or soon thereafter.    

Scientific aim:
To establish the role of transcription factors in regulation of circadian melatonin synthesis. Methodological aim: To establish new rodent in vivo models for modulating neuroendocrine gene expression.   

Our research 
Our research is focused on the circadian system of the mammalian. We have a special interest in the pineal gland, which conveys circadian information from the endogenous circadian clock of the hypothalamus into a nocturnal hormonal signal of melatonin. In a combined effort, involving neuroanatomical and molecular biological techniques, we investigate the roles of homeobox gene-encoded transcription factors in both development and mature function of the circadian system with focus on the pinealocyte, the principal melatonin-producing cell-type of the pineal gland.    

The research group 
You will be part of a young and energetic 8-people research group, including postdocs, PhD-students and technical support. Daily contacts between PI and junior scientists and weekly lab meetings ensures frequent guidance. This Spring we are moving into newly established laboratories designed to meet the exact requirements for our research.    Information on the department and our research group can be found at: http://in.ku.dk/research/rath-lab/

Your job 
This postdoc fellowship is financed by a research grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark – Medical Sciences. Your main task will be to perform siRNA-based and viral knockdown of homeobox genes in the brains of adult rats. In addition, you will perform siRNA-based knockdown of homeobox genes in primary neuroendocrine cell cultures and localize transcription factors in the rodent brain by use of histological techniques.   

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

  • You have a PhD in neuroscience, neuroendocrinology or a related field 
  • You are highly experienced in siRNA-based and viral gene targeting in rodent model systems 
  • You are experienced in rodent surgical techniques 
  • You have excellent English skills written and spoken 

Desirable experience and skills: 

  • You are experienced in molecular biological and histological techniques 
  • You have an active interest in circadian neurobiology and neuroanatomy 
  • You have an excellent track-record of publications in international scientific journals 
  • You have proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams  

Place of employment 
The place of employment is at Department of Neuroscience, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and equipment.   

Terms of employment  
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 2 years with possibility of extension. Starting date is 1 April 2019 or after agreement.  Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 33,700 DKK/ approx. 4,480 Euro (April 2018-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.    Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.    The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of June 28, 2013.   

Questions 
For further information please contact Associate Professor Martin Fredensborg Rath (mrath@sund.ku.dk)     Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).    

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

Application deadline: 10 March 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. 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 12.   

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

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Post expires on Sunday March 10th, 2019

Postdoc position in quantitative and conceptual modeling of biological systems

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

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

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

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

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

Inquiries about the position can be made to Kim Sneppen, sneppen@nbi.ku.dk .    

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

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

Good verbal and written communication skills.    

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interviews will be held in week: 23+24    

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

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Post expires on Wednesday May 1st, 2019

Postdoc at The Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Privacy Studies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recruitment seminar 

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

Job Description 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 15 April 2019   

The University of Copenhagen welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.    Publisher: Centre for Privacy Studies, Faculty of Theology / Faculty of Law / School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservations Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.   

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

Post expires on Monday April 15th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The deadline for applications is 24 February 2019, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/. The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 

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

Post expires on Sunday February 24th, 2019

PhD fellow at the department of BioComplexity

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

Description of the scientific environment 

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

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

Project description 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Job description

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

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

Formal requirements

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

Terms of employment

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

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

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

Application Procedure 

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

Please include

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

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

The deadline for applications is 5 May 2019, 23:59 GMT +1.

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

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

Questions 

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

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

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