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PhD Scholarship in Genetics and Protein Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for a 3-year PhD scholarship at the Department of Biology, Sections of Functional Genomics and Biomolecular Sciences starting June 15, 2011.Applicants should hold an MSc degree in biochemistry or biology; have a solid background within molecular biology and protein chemistry. Fluency in English is also a requirement and applicants may be asked to provide documentation of proficiency in English prior to appointment.The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant. In addition experience with research in biochemistry, protein chemistry and molecular biology is an absolute requirement.

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

Scholarship Application Deadline:13-05-2011

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Southern Denmark University, Doctrate Fellowship in Biomolecular Sciences and Mass Spectrometry 2011 in Denmark

The role of post-translational protein modifications in epigenetic regulation
The PhD fellow will join our efforts to elucidate the mechanisms of protein regulation by detailed analysis of transient post-translational modifications by mass spectrometry. Specifically, we aim to gain a detailed understanding of the role of co-existing post-translational modifications in proteins. The PhD fellow will develop quantitative mass spectrometry based techniques to study histone proteins and other types of chromatin binding proteins and their post-translational modifications in the context of stem cell and cancer cell biology.

The fellowship is part of the activities of the Centre for Epigenetics financed by the Danish National Research Foundation.

The qualified applicant holds a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology and has a strong background in protein biochemistry and/or cell biology, and documented experience in analytical biochemistry, mass spectrometry and bioinformatics. The PhD fellow will interact with collaborators at other institutions and is expected to be able to communicate fluently in spoken and written English.

Place of work: Protein Research Group (Professor Ole N. Jensen), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. The Protein Research Group offers a strong, international and competitive research environment within the fields of biochemistry, biomolecular mass spectrometry, and proteomics.

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 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 letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages)
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information and publication list
• Copy of degree certificate(s)
• At least two reference letters, signed

Application Deadline: 16 February, 2011

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Adrian Lee Travel Scholarship, Australia: Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences

This Scholarship was established to encourage students undertaking PhD studies at UNSW to undertake a period of overseas study involving collaborative work with overseas universities or other international research institutions. Applicants must have been undertaking full-time study in a PhD program for at least 18 months in the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science (BABS), in any of the following three programs; Microbiology and Immunology (program code 1440), Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics (program code 1410) or Biotechnology (program code 1036). The value of the Scholarship is $5,000, payable in one lump sum. The Scholarship is tenable for one year only. Completed application forms and any supporting documentation should be scanned and emailed (preferably as a single pdf document) to the Graduate Research School on by the specified closing date.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 18 February 2011

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