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Biology & Biochemistry PhD Studentship Available @ Copenhagen University Denmark

Biology & Biochemistry PhD Studentship Available @ Copenhagen University Denmark

Biology & Biochemistry PhD Studentship Available @ Copenhagen University Denmark: With over 40,000 students and more than 9,000 employees, the University of Copenhagen is one of the largest institutions of research and education in the Nordic countries. Biology & Biochemistry PhD Studentship Available @ Copenhagen University Denmark

Biology & Biochemistry PhD Studentship Available @ Copenhagen University Denmark

PhD studentship in ‘Liver formation: dissecting mechanisms of organ size control in development and regeneration’

PhD studentship in ‘Liver formation: dissecting mechanisms of organ size control in development and regeneration’

The Danish Stem Cell Center (DanStem) at the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, is looking for a predoc /research assistant subsequently appointed as PhD student to join the Ober group starting July 2017 or upon agreement with the chosen candidate. The position as Research assistant is for 1 year. The position as PhD student is for 3 years. See details at: http://danstem.ku.dk/students/pre-phd/

Biology & Biochemistry PhD Studentship Available @ Copenhagen University Denmark

DanStem comprises of two sections: The Novo Nordisk Foundation Section for Basic Stem Cell Biology, where we address basic research questions in stem cell and developmental biology (BasicStem). The second Section for Strategic Translational Stem Cell Research and Therapy (TransStem) is focused on the translation of promising basic research results into new strategies and targets for the development of new therapies for cancer and diabetes. Find more information about the Center at http://danstem.ku.dk

This position will be part of StemPhys an interdisciplinary initiative joining stem cell biology and theoretical and experimental physics aiming to significantly advance our understanding of stem cell commitment, fate differentiation and organ formation. Six core groups at the University of Copenhagen constitute StemPhys, three in stem cell and developmental biology from DanStem, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and three groups covering both theoretical and experimental physics, from the Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science. StemPhys is financed by a grant from the Danish National Research Foundation. Details can be found at www.stemphys.ku.dk

Job description

The Ober group is interested in understanding how individual cells assemble complex organs in the developing embryo and during regeneration. We focus on the cell rearrangements and interactions of liver progenitor cells, as they differentiate and built the intricate architecture of the functional organ. Such changes in tissue morphology are driven by dynamic morphogenetic cell behaviours that also need to be coordinated with the growth of the whole organ or embryo. Despite the importance of organ size regulation, it is still poorly understood how organ size is monitored, determined and maintained in development and regeneration. To address these question, we use a broad range of genetic, cell and molecular biology and imaging techniques in zebrafish. Specifically, single-cell transcriptomics and new transgenic tools will be used for monitoring and tracking dynamic behaviours and fate of liver progenitors at a single cell level.

We are seeking highly motivated and ambitious candidates to join our team.

Qualifications

  • Candidates must hold a master’s degree in biology, biochemistry, bio-informatics, or similar, and possess a general understanding of developmental and/or stem cell biology.
  • Previous experience in bioinformatics and analysis of next-generation sequencing (NGS) transcriptome data is considered of great advantage.
  • Publications and practical experience are beneficial.
  • Good English communication skills, both oral and written, are prerequisite for the successful candidate.

Terms of salary, work, and employment

The employment is for 4 years, as research assistant is for 1 year and as PhD fellow for the following 3 years, and is scheduled to start in August or upon agreement with the chosen candidate. The employment as a PhD student is conditioned upon a positive assessment of the candidate´s research performance and enrolment in the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. The PhD study must be completed in accordance with the ministerial orders from the Ministry of Education on the PhD degree and the University´s rules on achieving the degree.

The place of work is at DanStem, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 3B, Copenhagen.

Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Government and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). In addition to the basic salary a monthly contribution to a pension fund is added (17.1% of the salary).

The application must include

1. Motivation letter
2. Curriculum vitae incl. education, experience, previous employments, language skills and other relevant skills
3. Copy of diplomas/degree certificate(s), including transcripts of the course scores
4. Contact information for two references.

Questions

For further information about the position please contact group leader Elke Ober, elke.ober@sund.ku.dk

How to apply

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

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

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

Applications and/or any material received after deadline will not be taken into consideration.

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

Assessment procedure

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

Application deadline: May 24th 2017

Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark. It is among the largest universities in Scandinavia and is one of the highest ranking in Europe. The University´s eight faculties include Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Science, Social Sciences and Theology. www.ku.dk

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