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Theoretical Biology PhD Fellowships Available @ UCH Copenhagen Denmark

Theoretical Biology PhD Fellowships Available @ UCH Copenhagen Denmark

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Theoretical Biology PhD Fellowships Available @ UCH Copenhagen Denmark

PhD fellowships in theoretical biology/complex systems

The Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering two PhD fellowships in theoretical biology/complex systems commencing 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Theoretical Biology PhD Fellowships Available @ UCH Copenhagen Denmark

Description of the scientific environment

The PhD positions in theoretical biology/complex systems financed by the ERC advanced grant 740704 on “Self Organization in Competition and Diversity”. The PhD fellows will develop their research under supervision of Kim Sneppen and the faculty at the Center for Models of Life (http://cmol.nbi.ku.dk/). Current research explores the dynamics of diversity using biological model systems from epigenetics, phage-bacteria systems and the interplay between our immune systems and spreading of infectious diseases. We have extensive collaborations with department of biology (Kenn Gerdes, Genevive Thon), and the biomedical faculty at Copenhagen University (Joshua Brickman, Anne Grapin-Botton) as well as with a number of international biological laboratories.

Project description

The project is to be developed together with principal advisor according to common interests, i.e. it is expected to be in either theoretical models of epigenetic phenomena and their consequences, in phage-bacteria dynamics or within models of infectious diseases. We have an open environment where the candidate will be exposed to biological dynamics on the level of gene regulation, to models of multicellular systems, as well as to agents based models with wider perspectives. There is also some possibility for doing small scale microbiology experiments.

Principal supervisor is Professor Kim Sneppen, the Niels Bohr Institute, e-mail: sneppen@nbi.ku.dk, tel: +4528755352.

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, biophysics, mathematics, engineering or systems biology with good results and good English skills.
  • Ability to implement algorithms on computer will be required.
  • As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

The PhD candidates is expected to show initiative, creativity and skills in implementing new algorithms for dynamics of life on a computer.If the candidate has a prior master degree, the PhD position is of 3 year duration, after which the thesis have to be submitted. If the candidate only hasa bachelor degree, the duration of the study will be longer and initial salary lower (see below).

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 312.879 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.219). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Integrated MSc and PhD Scheme

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

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

48 PhD grant portions at DKK 5,839 each, corresponding to DKK 280,272.

‘Duty work’
As a supplement to the PhD grant portions, the student may, in accordance with the collective agreement of the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC), be offered ‘duty work’. In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme, students performing ‘duty work’ are paid by the hour. UCPH has decided to offer students on integrated MSc and PhD schemes 150 hours of ‘duty work’ per year during Part A of the programme (until two years of the combined programme of study remain). ‘Duty work’ during Part A if it has a duration of three years: 450 hours at a rate of DKK 202.64 (+ 12.5% holiday pay), corresponding to DKK 102,586.50.

For further information about Part A please see: http://www.science.ku.dk/english/research/phd/studystructure/integratedphd/.

Salary in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC)
In the period after the completion of the MSc programme, the student is employed as a PhD scholar and is remunerated in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The scheme is arranged in such a way that students graduate from the MSc programme at a time when there are two years left of the integrated programme. For this reason, the salary must be paid for a period of two years in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The amounts specified include a supplement locally agreed upon as well as pension contributions: Salary as a PhD scholar: 24 months at a rate of DKK 28,955.15 (including pension contributions and supplement), corresponding to DKK 694,923.

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 25 June 2017, 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 http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Questions
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Kim Sneppen, the Niels Bohr Institute, sneppen@nbi.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 28 75 53 52.

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

Theoretical Biology PhD Fellowships Available @ UCH Copenhagen Denmark

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