PhD Scholarships at the Department of Biology
Two 3-year PhD positions are available at the Department of Biology. Candidates can apply for a personal scholarship, to study a PhD project of own choice, under supervision of a Department of Biology faculty member (i.e. associate or full professor). A complete list of potential supervisors can be found at http://www1.bio.ku.dk/english/staff/vip. Only applications that include a written confirmation letter from the proposed departmental supervisor will be considered.
Research at the Department of Biology is divided into 11 sections and several centres. For more information: http://www1.bio.ku.dk/english/research.
Criteria for selecting the candidates:
The project should be scientifically strong and innovative, with clear objectives and a detailed description of the planned strategy.
The candidate should have strong CV. Aspects of the Bachelor´s and Master´s studies, such as grades and duration should be taken into consideration in the evaluation of the candidates´ potential to complete the project as outlined. Scientific publications and experience with studying abroad are assets. Fluency in spoken and written English is a strong requirement.
The scientific environment
The project should be embedded in a strong scientific environment that can provide resources, advice on relevant methodology, and should be engaged in international collaborations. Collaborative projects between Departmental sections are encouraged.
Salary and terms of employment
An assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the applications. The final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the evaluation committee. The successful candidates will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as 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 309.179 per year (April 2012 level) plus pension contribution DKK 42,243 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.
Applicants are requested to submit their applications electronically below, including the requested documentation and a written confirmation letter from the proposed departmental supervisor.
Deadline for applications is August 15, 2012. Applications received after the deadline, or with insufficient documentation or otherwise not complying with the above requirements, may not be considered. Note that only applications that include a written confirmation letter from the proposed departmental supervisor will be considered
For further information contact Professor Olaf Nielsen at firstname.lastname@example.org
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