PhD Stipend in Stem Cell Research (21-12052), Aalborg University

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PhD Stipend in Stem Cell Research (21-12052)
21-12052 At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Health Science and Technology a PhD stipend is available within the general study programme “Biomedical Science and Engineering”. The stipend is open for appointment from September 1, 2012 or soon hereafter. The employment will be for three years.
The Department of Health Science and Technology carries out multidisciplinary research and teaching in the area of health science and technology. The department has more than 200 employees and is responsible for more than 700 students. More than 60 PhD-students are enrolled in the doctoral school affiliated to the department. The department has laboratory facilities for 3-d movement analysis, respiratory and circulatory examinations, sensory and motor functions analysis, clean room facilities, cell growth, molecular biology and brain analysis etc. for more see:
In 2000 AAU established a new five year master program within biomedical engineering, in 2006 within medicine with industrial specialisation, in 2007 within Sports Science, in 2008 within biology and latest in 2010 within medicine. All educations at AAU are based on problem based teaching, both as cases and project organised teaching models.

The PhD fellow will be affiliated to Laboratory for Stem Cell Research. The main objective of the research project is to study of the potential clinical use of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells within the area of wound healing. The methods will include isolation, growth and characterization of the mesenchymal stem cells, as well as development of assays to assess their properties in particular in areas related to angiogenesis. An absolute requirement is experience with adipose-derived stem cells and it would be beneficial if the candidate had relevant laboratory experience with one or more of the following: cell growth, real-time PCR, ELISA, and other basic molecular biological methods. A good working knowledge of written and oral English is also imperative. 
You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Trine Fink, Department of Health Science and Technology, phone +45 9940 7550, e-mail: concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.
PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Masters degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Medicine, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 18 of January 14, 2008 on the PhD Programme at the Universities. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.
The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Vibeke Lund Damkier, The Faculty of Medicine, email:, phone: +45 9940 7994.
The faculty have a research school, The Doctoral School in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology: and a Network for all PhD students:

The application is only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

Aalborg Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of March 26, 2012 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance Circular of June 13, 2007 on the employment structure at Danish Universities.
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