Proteomics Peptide Chemistry PhD Job Opportunity @ SDU Denmark: The University of Southern Denmark received its first students in Odense in September 1966. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength. We now have five faculties and about 32,000 students, more than 15% of whom come from abroad. Our more than 5,400 employees are divided between the main campus in Odense and regional campuses in Slagelse, Kolding, Esbjerg, Sønderborg and Copenhagen. Several international reports testify that we conduct world-class research and belong to the Top 50 of the world’s young universities.
Proteomics Peptide Chemistry PhD Job Opportunity @ SDU Denmark
PhD Position in the Field of Proteomics and Peptide Chemistry
The successful applicant for this position will be working in an interdisciplinary project spanning from peptide chemistry to mass spectrometry-based proteomics. The project aims at exploring the analytical potential of designed metal complexes for large-scale unbiased phosphoproteome analysis. This includes analysis of protein/peptide samples from cell lines, tissues and synthetic libraries. A particular focus will be on the characterization of the more challenging phosphohistidine modification. The basis of the work takes advantage of a strong affinity of the oxoanion motif of the phosphate group towards transition metals (see DOI: 10.1002/anie.201108481 and DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b01536) and read more here.
The candidate will be working with peptide synthesis, affinity enrichment, immunoprecipitation, state-of-the-art mass spectrometric techniques such as orbitrap mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography and advanced peptide/protein fragmentation techniques.
The project is part of a major ERC grant which implies close collaboration and knowledge sharing between the project researches. A prerequisite for application submission is a strong background (Master´s degree or equivalent (Honours degree)) in either biology/chemistry/peptide chemistry/proteomics with documented experience in mass spectrometry. Applicants are expected to be highly motivated, reliable and interested in working in an interdisciplinary and international environment. A good command of English is a requirement.
Hiring is expected by 1 May 2017 or soon thereafter. Application deadline: 20 March 2017.
The Protein Research Group offers a strong international research environment in protein chemistry, biomolecular mass spectrometry, and functional proteomics.
Why choose Denmark? Denmark offers a welfare society characterized by a high rate of economic growth and a high standard of living. In Denmark, citizens are financially insured, e.g. in case of illness and old age. It is possible to get by easily in Denmark without speaking Danish from the start. Danish work culture is characterized by a horizontal structure and open dialogue between management and employees, and much is done to ensure a good working environment.
Studies have shown that a majority of foreign national workers in Denmark felt that their quality of life increased while living in Denmark. This is the result of many factors, but many highlight the positive balance between family and career in Denmark. Foreign nationals who come to Denmark often cite safety and security as the country’s most important characteristics.
Why choose Odense? Odense is the third-largest city in Denmark with approx 200,000 inhabitants and it is centrally located with only 1½ hour’s transport to Copenhagen, Sweden, Aarhus, or Germany. The Odense Campus has 16,000 students and is located in a large park approx. 20 minutes (by bicycle) from the city centre. Conveniently located housing is available at a reasonable price. Public transport is well-developed, but Odense is the cycling city par excellence. The bicycle lane network is extensive and makes it easy to get around the city and environs.
This position is subject to the entry into force of grant agreement no 646603 by and between the European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA) and the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and thereby funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.
For further information please contact Professor Frank Kjeldsen, tel.: +45 6550 2439, e-mail: email@example.com.
Application, salary etc.
Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three years. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 10 November 2015 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).
The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).
The university encourages all persons interested in the position to apply, regardless of their age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.
Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:
- A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)
- A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box “Application form”)
- Detailed CV, including personal contact information
- Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades
- At least two signed reference letters. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And
- please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.
Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University.
Applications must be submitted electronically using the link below. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.
Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.
Further information for international applicants considering applying for a job at the University of Southern Denmark. Please take a look at the webpage from our International Staff Office (ISO) at The University of Southern Denmark.
Proteomics Peptide Chemistry PhD Job Opportunity @ SDU Denmark
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