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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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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 in Selfassembly of Milk Proteins, Denmark

With reference to the project manager, the work of the Ph.D. fellow will consist mainly of duties in connection with research and development within selfassembly of milk proteins (alpha-lactalbumin) into stabilized nanotubes for use as a functional ingredient in the food industry.

The appointee should have qualifications within the following areas:

  • Dairy chemistry and technology
  • Protein chemistry and analysis
  • Rheology of food materials
  • Food microstructure
  • Microscopy techniques, e.g. transmission electron microscopy

Qualification requirements:

In connection with the appointment to the post special importance will be attached to the applicant having the professional and personal qualifications stated below:

  • Passed MasterĀ“s degree in relation to the above subject area(s)

The Ph.D. fellow is also required to have research potential, to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills.

The application, marked 625/05366-265 should be sent to The Faculty of Life Sciences, Department of Food Science, Rolighedsvej 30, 1958 Frederiksberg C, where it must be received no later than 9th August 2010 at 12.00 noon.