PhD Position in Infection and Immunity, University of Copenhagen

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PhD Position in Infection and Immunity

Project information
The project sets out to examine the role of microRNA in the pathogenesis of chronic hepatitis B virus infection in children. By employing an array of molecular biological techniques the project aims at comprehensive characterization of the role of defined microRNAs in the pathogenesis of hepatitis B virus infection in a cohort of children with chronic hepatitis B in Denmark.

Applicants should hold an MSc in human biology, biochemistry, medicine or any related discipline. A strong background in cellular and molecular biology is required. An interest and/or basic knowledge in infection and immunity will be an advantage. We are looking for an independent, responsible and team-oriented candidate with excellent communication skills in spoken and written English.

The appointment will be for three years. The position is available from November 2012. The successful candidate will be enrolled at the Graduate School of The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

The salary will be set according to Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) on salaried scholarships.

If you are interested in joining our team, e-mail:
  • a cover letter (explaining your motivation, interest and experience),
  • your curriculum vitae,
  • copy of academic degrees and
  • two letters of reference

to Professor Birthe Høgh, Department of Paediatrics, Hvidovre Hospital, University of Copenhagen.

The application deadline is October 10th, 2012 at 12.00 noon.
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

The application will be assessed according to the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education Executive Order no 242 of 13 March 2012.

Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark. With 37,000 students and 9,000 employees, it is among the largest universities in Scandinavia and one of the highest ranking in Europe. The University consists of six faculties, which cover Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities, Law, Science, Social Sciences and Theology.
Deadline: 10-10-2012
Publisher: Faculty of Health Sciences
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