PhD Fellowship: Exploring the Role of Centrosome Aberrations in Cancer

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The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a three-year position as a PhD fellow within the field of functional proteomics to be filled by 15 September 2017 or soon thereafter. Application deadline: 7 August 2017.

The project encompasses an ambitious and timely research programme that uses quantitative proteomics, phosphoproteomics, and imaging approaches to investigate the spatiotemporal dynamics of protein modifications implicated in centrosome biogenesis and cellular phenotypes related to centrosome aberrations, cell division errors, and aneuploidy. 

Individuals with a Master's or Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology or a related field are sought, with several of the following qualifications:

• Experience with fluorescence microscopy, live-cell imaging, and image analysis
• Experience with protein mass spectrometry-based proteomics and bioinformatics
• Experience with molecular biology and mammalian cell culture techniques
• Ability to work independently
• Fluency in spoken and written English.

Place of work: CEBI Group (Professor Jens S. Andersen), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. The University of Southern Denmark is known internationally for its strong research environment in mass spectrometry-based proteomics and excellent infrastructure. 

The research project is supported by the Danish Cancer Society.

For further information please contact  Professor Jens S. Andersen, tel.: +45 6550 2365, e-mail ( ).

Application, salary etc.
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 10 November 2015 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 wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:
• A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)
• A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box "Application form")
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information
• Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades
• At least two signed reference letters. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University .

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link below. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.

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