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PhD Studentship in MS-based Proteomics, Denmark

The Department of Proteomics at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research is offering a PhD stipend in the Proteomics and Cell Signaling Group. The position is offered for a period of three years and employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) on 1 October 2008, enclosure 5. The salary depends on seniority, as agreed between the Ministry of Finance and AC within the range of 23.000-30.000 DKK/month (approximately 3.100-4.000 Euro/month) for a PhD position plus a pension supplement of 17 %.
The PhD candidate will be expected, over the period of the stipend, to acquire experience in teaching or other types of presentations. The tentative start date is 1 March 2011.

* The candidate is required to have a M.Sc. or equivalent degree in natural or medical science.
* Excellent academic track record.
* Prior experience in biochemistry, cell culture and/or protein chemistry techniques is desirable.
* Knowledge in one or more of the following area(s) would be considered an advantage: genetics and biology, cell signaling, high-throughput protein-protein interactions, or chromatin biology.
* Prior experience in high resolution mass spectrometry is not essential.
* Good communication skills, both oral and written.
* An analytical aptitude for devising innovative scientific or technical solutions.
* Demonstrate enthusiasm, motivation, flexibility and confidence.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 24-01-2011
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PhD Scholarship in Equine Cardiology, Denmark

Athlete´s heart is a physiological phenomenon described in both human and equine athletes where the heart undergoes structural and functional changes due to exercise. Although this is considered beneficial, human studies have shown that exercise-induced cardiac changes can be associated with various pathological cardiac conditions, which increase the risk of the athlete collapsing or dying during or after exercise.

High performance horses are also at risk of developing cardiac failure while performing at maximum capacity and a number of horses have collapsed and even died during competition or high-intensity training. The pathophysiological changes during high intensity exercise on cardiac function in horses are unknown but similar to the situation in human, cardiovascular changes such as fibrosis and hypertrophy leading to cardiac arrhythmias has been proposed to account for a major part of the equine collapse or deaths.

This project will focus on understanding of cardiac response to exercise by using of molecular, biochemical and pathological techniques. Also clinical examinations of experimental as well as privately owned horses will be a part of the study, therefore applicants with a veterinary degree (DVM) is required.

Principal supervisor
Title Associate Professor
Name Rikke Buhl
E-mail rib@life.ku.dk
Direct Phone: (+45) 35 33 29 94
Department of Large Animal Sciences
Your key tasks as a PhD fellow at LIFE are:

* Manage and carry through your research project
* Take PhD courses
* Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
* Participate in relevant, international congresses
* Stay at a research institution abroad for a few months
* Teach within the area large animal medicine and surgery, and disseminate your research

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates

* A DVM degree from an EAEVE or AVMA accredited veterinary school is essential
* High grade point average achieved
* Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
* Previous publications
* Relevant work experience
* Other professional activities
* Language skills
* Interpersonal skills
* Marks obtained during the first year of study on the master programme (only relevant for applicants applying for a 4-year scholarship)

Formal requirements
The positions are available for a 3-year period for applicants holding a DVM degree or for a 4-year period for applicants who are already enrolled or are accepted to be enrolled at the Faculty´s DVM programme.
At the time of commencement, applicants for the 4-year period must have approximately one year of study remaining before graduating from their DVM programme.

The successful applicant of the PhD scholarship must pass an enrolment in the LIFE Graduate School before the Faculty can finish the letter of employment.
Graduate School of Faculty of Life Sciences, LIFE strives to give our students the best international career prospects within our main research areas.

Terms of employment
The position will be filled according to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The post is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

Application Procedure
All applicants must use the formal PhD application form, F1, the specified annexes, excl. annex 3, are to be included in the application.

Applicants whose principal language of instruction during their DVM programme was not Scandinavian or English must enclose IELTS or TOEFL test scores.

The application should be submitted in one signed printed copy and one complete PDF file on a CD-ROM or USB memory stick (i.e. forms F1 and all enclosures gathered in a single PDF file).

It is not possible to submit the application via e-mail.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation Executive Order no 284 of 25. April 2008

The application, marked 625/05386-275 should be sent to: Department of Large Animal Sciences, Hoejbakkegaard Allé 5, 2630 Taastrup, Denmark.

The application must be received no later than 30 September 2010 at 12.00 pm (noon). Applications received later than this will not be considered.

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Two Ph.D. Fellowships for International Students in Molecular Microbial Ecology, Denmark

The molecular microbial ecology group aims to recruit two highly qualified PhD candidates to conduct research and training in microbiology and biotechnology. More specifically, applications will be considered for two research programs:

1) Microbial Metagenomics and Metatranscriptomics
The aim of this project is to further develop and improve the modern microbial metagenomics tools to uncover a range of novel enzymatic activities in a natural environment. In this project we will use high throughput sequencing to explore the bacterial biodiversity and composition in various natural environments to a hitherto unseen level.

2) Survival and proliferation of pathogenic bacteria
The aim of this project is to establish a fundamental understanding of survival and proliferation of pathogenic bacteria in the childcare institutional environment. Formation of bacterial coatings on surfaces known as biofilms, may create micro-environments where bacteria can survive and possibly multiply in the external environment. Biofilms have also been shown to protect bacteria against disinfectants. A basic understanding of the overall incidence of bacteria and their lifestyles in institutional environments is therefore an indispensable prerequisite for successfully combating infection in institutional childcare.

The fellowships are open to both Danish and international applicants. We expect that applicants have obtained an MSc degree in biology or biochemistry, a good grasp of theoretical concepts, and some expertise in laboratory techniques used in molecular microbial ecology, DNA sequencing and bioinformatic analysis. Fluency in English is a requirement.

An assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the applications. The final selection of successful candidates will be made by the supervisors, Søren Sørensen and Anders Priemé and by Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the evaluation committee. Successful candidates will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science, University of Copenhagen.

Terms of appointment and payment are in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Federation of Professional Associations (AC). The starting salary for candidates with an MSc degree will be a minimum of DKK 300.174 per year (April 2010 level) plus pension contribution and the possibility to negotiate wage. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 12:00 noon Danish local time. Applications received after the deadline, or with insufficient documentation or otherwise not complying with the above requirements, may not be considered. It is expected that the successful candidates are enrolled at the PhD School of the Faculty of Science by September 30, 2010.
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