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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
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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Post doc in Environmental and Maritime Transport Economics, Denmark

Traditionally the externalities of transport have been well researched and described for land based transport like road and rail. This is however not the case for maritime transport. As the major externalities of maritime transport are contribution to pollution and global warming the Department of Environmental and Business Economics would like enhance its research into the field of sustainable maritime transport by economic valuation of shipping externalities.

Besides this research area, the Post doc will also be involved in the Departments ongoing and future projects in environmental and transport economics whereas teaching obligations will be limited.

The Department of Environmental and Business Economics is part of the Faculty of Social Science. The Department is located at the University of Southern Denmark’s campus in Esbjerg (55o29’27.75’’ N, 8o26’57.75’’ E).

Research in the Department is organized in four research units and two research centres. The position is linked to both the research unit for Environmental and Resource Economics and the Centre for Maritime Research and Innovation. Both units have an international working environment with English as working language.

For this position we welcome applications from candidates with recently completed PhDs in social and applied science in environmental and resource economics or transport economics.

In more detail for the position:
• 2-page outline of proposed research,
• PhD transcripts,
• Research achievements (journal articles, working papers)
• names of three academic referees

For further information please contact Professor Niels Vestergaard, phone: +45 65 50 41 81, e-mail: (Unit for Environmental and Resource Economics) or Associate Professor Jacob Kronbak, phone: +45 65 50 15 33, e-mail: (Centre for Maritime Research and Innovation).
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Department of Environmental and Business Economics
Centre for Maritime Research and Innovation

Application, salary, etc
Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations and in accordance with the job description for instructors and academic personnel at institutions of higher education.

The basic salary including social benefits is app. 50.000 EUR/year before tax plus pension (17,1%). It is possible for no-natives moving to Denmark to apply for a tax reduction scheme.
The application should include (1) a detailed CV, (2) a complete list of publications, (3) the most relevant publications, please mark with an asterix on the publication list which publications (max. 10) are enclosed for assessment, (4) outline of proposed research, (5) academic diplomas, (6) names of three academic referees and (7) a list of all the enclosures, each of them numbered, supplied with the name of the applicant and assembled in sets.

The application will be assessed by a professional committee. When the committee has made its assessment, the applicants will receive the part of the evaluation concerning themselves.

Kindly be advised that the assessment committee is only obliged to include the sections of the enclosed material which the committee finds necessary to form an assessment. The committee can demand the inclusion of further material, in which case it lies with the applicant to procure the necessary copies of the material.

The faculty wishes to increase the equality of status in all scientific positions and invite all interested to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious or ethnic affiliations.

Application with enclosures in 4 copies (publications in 3 copies) marked “Position No. 341/525-105714” should reach the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark, not later than September 1th, 2010 at 12:00 noon.

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PhD Position in Ecophysiology, Denmark

Impact of environmental stress on nitric oxide homeostasis, respiration and gill ion transport mechanisms in fish. Research on the influence of environmental stress (hypoxia, salinity change and other challenging conditions) on physiological mechanisms involves studies at organism, cellular and molecular levels. The investigation employs a variety of techniques, including chemiluminescence detection of nitric oxide metabolites, PCR and immunohistochemistry. The successful applicant should have a background or an interest in the field and some experience with relevant techniques. As this is a mobility fellowship, the student’s present degree must have been awarded from a university other than the University of Southern Denmark. For further information please contact Frank Bo Jensen; 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 1 October 2008 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 letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) • Detailed CV, including personal contact information and list of publications • Copy of degree certificate(s) • Two reference letters, signed All applications should be marked: “Job ID 103038”. Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University. Applications must be forwarded by e-mail (in Adobe PDF format or Word XP 2003 legible format) to Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters. Closing date 9 September, 2010 at 12 noon Further Scholarship Information and Application Read more: