PhD scholarships at Copenhagen School of Social Sciences
Applications are invited for PhD scholarships at Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Employment is to begin on 1 September 2013.
The PhD programme provides PhD students with strong research training which opens up a window of opportunity to a variety of careers within the private and public sectors. The programme includes the drafting of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, and teaching and other forms of knowledge dissemination. The PhD programme can be undertaken as a three year full-time study within the framework of the 5+3 study programme, or as a four year full-time study within the framework of the 4+4 study programme.
Further information about the study programmes of each department is available on the Graduate School´s website:
In English: http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english
In Danish http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/
Applicants should familiarize themselves with the research strategy and the ongoing research at the relevant department before submitting their application. Further information can be found:
In English: http://socialsciences.ku.dk/research/
In Danish: http://samf.ku.dk/forskning/
Scholarships offered for the 5+3 and the 4+4 PhD study programmes
The 5+3 PhD study programme
In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme the applicant must have completed a two year master´s degree programme or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment. Applicants should check the specific study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. PhD students are paid a salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3 year period of time without additional pay. The work obligation can for instance include teaching.
The 4+4 PhD study programme
Students who have completed a BSc and 60 ECTS of a master´s degree programme can enrol as PhD students simultaneously with their enrolment in the master´s degree programme. Applicants should check the specific study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. Until a master´s degree is obtained the grant is paid partly in the form of up to 48 state education grant portions (in Danish: SU-klip). More specifically the PhD student will be paid two grant portions per month plus salary for work (teaching, presentations etc.) which totals a workload of at least 280 hours. Payment and conditions of employment are carried out in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Upon completion of the master´s degree programme the student is transferred to a salary-earning PhD scholarship.
More information is available at: http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/applicants/application (English) http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/til_ansogere/ansoegning/ (Danish).
On this website you will also find a time schedule for applicants for your information. Under “Legal basis” on the website you will find information about the rules and guidelines for the PhD programme and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities.
The application must be submitted electronically no later than 1 May 2013.
Applications can be submitted online via the Graduate School´s website:
http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/applicants/application/applications_advertisement/ (in English) and http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/til_ansogere/ansoegning/ansoegere_ku_stipendier/ (in Danish)
or directly here:
Political Science: IMPORTANT. Please note that a special supplementary project application form must be enclosed with applications for the Department of Political Science. You will find the form here: http://polsci.ku.dk/uddannelser/phd/bilag/Applicationform.docx/This form replaces separate enclosures; research proposal, short study plan and budget. Use the category “Project description”.
Psychology: IMPORTANT. Please note that a special supplementary project application form must be enclosed with applications for the Department of Psychology. You will find the form here: http://www.psy.ku.dk/forskning/phd/ansoegningsskema/
This form replaces separate enclosures; research proposal, short study plan and budget. Use the category “Project description”.
Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that they are scanned and collected in one file.
Applications received after deadline will not be taken into account.
Please note: Applications sent by regular mail or by e-mail will not be accepted.
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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.
Publisher: Faculty of Social Sciences
Vacant positions as PhD-students at Alk-abello, Copenhagen Center for Glycomics (CCG), Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine and Glycosection, Department of Environmental and Plant Biology, University of Copenhagen
A number of cross-disciplinary PhD-student positions are available through a joint initiative of leading researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the pharmaceutical company ALK. The positions address the potential use of engineered carbohydrate structures for targeting therapeutically relevant (glyco)proteins of various origin to Antigen Presenting immune Cells (APCs).
Some of the positions involve engineering of expression platforms, which range from mammalian to plant cells including downstream purification and full structural characterisation, while other positions aim to develop extensive immunological screens/readouts in vitro, as well as in mammalian models.
The candidates are expected to have required a MSc degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field and to have experience within at least two of the listed areas
- Protein Expression and purification
- Mass spectrometry (glyco-proteomics applications)
- Genetic cell engineering (stable ZFN/Talen cell engineering)
- Plant molecular genetics and/or biochemistry
- Microarray technology (glycan arrays and carbohydrate/peptide chemistry)
- Cell culture expertise
- Basic immunology techniques
- Flow cytometry
- Experimental animals, preferentially rodents.
CCG is a centre of excellence funded by University of Copenhagen and the Danish National Research Foundation dedicated to study of functions of complex carbohydrates in medicine. CCG is located at Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine hosts seven professors with complementary expertise, 25 postdocs and PhD students, technicians and graduate students http://glycomics.ku.dk/.
Our common research focus is the role of glycosylation in disease and biomedical applications. Our overriding aim is to decipher specific molecular mechanisms for diseases of glycosylation and to develop novel diagnostic and therapeutic measures.
CCG uses state-of-the-art mass spectrometry, genetic engineering (ZFN/Talens) and recombinant expression platforms, and microarrays in our approach in addition to comprehensive enzyme and antibody libraries. To strengthen these activities we now seek candidates with specific expertise in one or more of the indicated areas.
The Glycosection, Department of Environmental and Plant Biology, studies biosynthesis, evolution, and industrial utilization of plant cell walls and glycoproteins. The section is equipped with state of the art infrastructure for plant glyco and protein biology including state-of-the-art carbohydrate microarray facilities.
Focus areas include elucidation of protein glycosylation machineries in plants, glyco engineering of plant/yeast cells with focus on targeted ZFN/Talen mediated genome editing for compatible or immunogenic (to man) type glycosylation, expression, enzymatic and structural characterization of (glyco)proteins of therapeutic interest. (http://plen.ku.dk/english/research/Glyco/bioeng/o-glycome/).
ALK is a global research-driven pharmaceutical company that focuses on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of allergies. ALK has since 1923 been working to improve the quality of life for allergy patients by developing drugs that target the cause of allergy. ALK is the world leader in allergy immunotherapy – a unique treatment of the cause of allergies.
The treatment induces a protective immune response that provides a sustained reduction of allergy symptoms and reduces the risk of developing asthma. ALK invests annually approx. 20% of revenue in research that aims to develop new, evidence-based allergy immunotherapy. The research activities include basic research within allergen chemistry and immune responses to allergens as well as applied and translational research to describe the mechanisms involved in successful immunotherapy and biomarker of effect.
ALK has a long-time tradition for allergen characterization with state of the art immunochemistry techniques, Mass spec, crystallography etc. Immunological mechanisms have been characterized in detail in various in vivo models of allergic rhinitis and asthma as well as in in vitro culture systems with allergen-specific T-cell lines and clones, regulatory T-cells, APC´s such as dendritic cells and basophils.
Finally competition between antibody isotypes and the interaction between allergen-specific antibodies and immune cells have been a major part of ALK biomarker research in recent years. ALK have contributed significantly to these scientific area through publications and presentations in international fora.
Terms of employment
Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations. The positions are covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2007). Non-Danish and Danish applicants for research positions may be eligible for tax reductions, if they have not lived in Denmark the last three years.
Prospective candidates should consult http://glycomics.ku.dk/ and http://icmm.ku.dk/english/ for further information. Foreign applicants may find the following links useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility) and www.workingconditions.ku.dk.
The application must be submitted in English, by clicking on “Apply online” below, and must include the following:
Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.
Research position applications will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 284 of 25 April 2008 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested in these posts to apply.
The closing date for applications is 25th, April 2013.
Follow this link for further guidelines, including the criteria on which the assessment is based.
The Faculty of Health Sciences comprises approximately 5000 students, 1000 PhD students and 1800 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community.
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A number of PhD scholarships are available at DTU Compute with a starting date in the fall 2013.
Scholarships will be given in the following two categories:
- A full scholarship from DTU Compute
- A DTU Compute innovation scholarship in cooperation with an external partner. (Documentation from external partner is needed; see 8. below).
The subject of the PhD project must be within one of the main research areas of the department:
- Algorithms and Logic
- Cognitive Systems
- Dynamical Systems
- Embedded Systems Engineering
- Image Analysis & Computer Graphics
- Language-Based Technology
- Scientific Computing
- Software Engineering
- Statistics and Data Analysis
Candidates should hold a M.Sc. degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a M.Sc. degree in engineering. Furthermore, good command of the English language is essential.
Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in the ITMAN Graduate School Programme of DTU Compute. Information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies is included in the general rules at DTU, which may be obtained here.
Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current Danish rules for PhD students. The period of employment is 3 years.
Further information concerning the application is available at the DTU Compute PhD homepage, the DTU Compute Graduate School ITMAN homepage or by contacting the responsible ITMAN Graduate School coordinator: Ulla Jensen, phone: + 45 4525 3359.
As a requirement, the application must include a letter of confirmation signed by the relevant DTU supervisor, stating that the supervisor and the candidate have agreed upon the PhD project. Therefore, you must have established contact with a supervisor at DTU prior to submitting your application.
Applications must be submitted in English and we must have your online application by April 23rd 2013. Please indicate in which category you are applying (1 or 2) in the field “Please indicate which position(s) you would like to apply for”. To apply, please open the link in the red bar below: “apply online” (“ansøg online”).
Applications must be submitted electronically as one single PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration.
Applications must include the following documents:
- Acceptance in writing from a DTU supervisor
- This application form (see here for help)
- A personal application addressed to the Dean of Graduate Studies and International Affairs
- Short description of the proposed PhD project
- Documentation for MSc degree incl. list of courses
- Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see here), for Danish degrees see here.
- CV incl. list of publications
- Commitment from company (only necessary in category 2) (see here)
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
DTU Compute conducts research and provides teaching in the fields of mathematics, modeling and computer science. The expanding mass of information and the increasingly complex use of advanced technology in society demand development of advanced computer based mathematical models and calculations. The unique skills of the department are in high demand in IT innovation and production.
The most important task of Roskilde University is to contribute to experimental, innovative forms of learning and knowledge creation. The University is situated approximately 30 km from Copenhagen and is well connected with Copenhagen by trains that run four times an hour.
You will be employed for a period of three years starting from September 1st 2013 or as soon as possible hereafter. Employment is regulated by an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Central Organization of the Academics which imposes a basic salary for PhD students (typically approx 25.000 kr. pr. month before taxes). Employment requires enrollment as a Ph.D. student at Roskilde University. This takes a Master’s degree or equivalent qualifications.
You will be associated to the Glass and Time research group at the Department and will have the opportunity to build networks with colleagues and collaborators in the field.
You can read more about the Department at www.ruc.dk/en/departments/department-of-science-systems-and-models/and about Glass and Time at glass.ruc.dk.
We only accept applications through our electronic recruitment system. To apply for the position you must go to the job advertisement on our homepage: http://www.ruc.dk/en/job/phd/ Click on the button “Apply for vacancy here” which appears immediately below the job advertisement, fill in the application form and attach the documents listed below. Finish by clicking “Submit”.
The application must encompass:
The IT University of Copenhagen invites applications for a number of PhD positions starting in fall 2013.
The following focus areas at the IT University are looking for a PhD(s)
1. Verification of Software Product Lines
2. Eye Tracking for mobile devices
3. Business use of Social Software in Global organizations – Maersk Line 3-years industrial Ph.D. scholarship
4. Procedural content generation, game AI, adaptive games and game mechanics modelling
5. Remote End-user Innovation for inclusion of Marginalized citizens in public IT service solutions
6. Welfare technologies and innovative service design in elderly care
7. Adaptive Architecture
Employment and Enrolment:
Successful applicants will be employed and enrolled at the IT University for a period of 3 or 4 years. Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). For information about research groups looking for PhD students, visit: http://www.itu.dk/en/Forskning/Phd-uddannelsen/Focus%20areas%20for%20Spring%20call%202013
Early contact with our faculty is strongly encouraged.
The following qualifications are required:
- 3 year programme: a Master’s degree equivalent to three years of bachelor level studies plus two years of Master level studies.
- 4 year programme: a Bachelor degree plus one year of Master level studies.
A successful applicant typically already has an established research record inside the potential advisor’s field. A successful application typically includes:
- Cover letter including the name of a suggested advisor at ITU who is strongly linked to the applicant’s field of research
- An excellent project proposal (statement of purpose), which documents independent thinking, original goals, and state-of-the-art grasp of their research field, that also matches the interest and competences of a potential ITU supervisor
- Documentation of academic degree(s); grade transcripts that documents an outstanding academic record
- Curriculum Vitae, which must include two references
- A relevant scientific publication in a recognized, peer-reviewed venue, such as a major international conference or journal in the potential advisor’s field, or an excellent master thesis
- A letter of recommendation from a leading international researcher that is professionally known to the potential advisor
It is understood that even highly qualified applicants will satisfy these requirements to varying degree, for example because of differences in publication cultures in various research fields.
The applicant is highly encouraged to align him- or herself with one of the funded research projects that can be accessed at: http://www.itu.dk/en/Forskning/Phd-uddannelsen/Focus%20areas%20for%20Spring%20call%202013
The PhD scholarships run for a period of 3- or 4-years depending on the university degree level of the applicant.
The applicant will be assessed according to the Appointment Order from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of 25 April 2008.
Please note that all application material will be destroyed after the assessment.
Please read the guidelines for applicants carefully before filling in the application form. You can see the guidelines through this link: http://www.itu.dk/en/Forskning/Phd-uddannelsen/Guidelines%20for%20applicants%202013
You will need to submit one merged PDF file. Only complete applications will be processed and evaluated. Applications must be written in English. All other documents, such as transcripts must be accompanied by a translation in English or Danish.
You can only apply for this position through our e-recruitment system. Apply by pushing the button “Apply for position” in the job announcement on our website: http://www.itu.dk/vacancies.
Questions related to procedure may be directed to the PhD School (email@example.com) or to the Personnel Department (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Application deadline: 28 April 2013, at 12:00 Noon CET.
Applications/enclosures received at ITU after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration. If you submit an application, it is your responsibility to ensure that it arrives before the deadline.
Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).
The IT University invites all qualified researchers regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background to apply for the positions.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is April 15, 2013.