Southern Denmark University PhD Position in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Vacant PhD Position (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)

Course(s) offered: Sciences
Course Level: Graduate (PhD)
Provider: Southern Denmark University
Country to work in: Odense (Denmark)

Fellowship Description
This is a call for applications for a PhD position at Southern Denmark University (SDU) to fill the vacant position for research on Transcriptional Networks Controlling Differentiation of White and Brown Adipocytes.

The PhD fellow will work on deciphering the transcriptional networks of brown and white adipocytes. The candidate must have experience with isolation and culture of primary adipocytes.

The university encourages all persons interested in the position to apply, regardless of their age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

The award of a scholarship according to the 4 +4 programme allows the student to begin the PhD Programme prior to completion of his/her master's degree at SDU. Minimum requirements include completion of bachelor’s degree as well as 60 ECTS of the Master’s Programme. For the first two years of the 4+4 programme the student is enrolled in both the Master’s and the PhD Programmes. Within the first two years, the student must obtain his/her master’s degree in order to continue in the PhD Programme.

It is a prerequisite for enrolment in the 4 +4 programme that the applicant’s previous course of study in both Bachelor and Master's Programme is completed with a satisfactory grade level and that the applicant is assessed to be capable of meeting the general requirements for enrolment after a maximum of one year's further study.

If the student comes from another University, the Science Study Board will also have to approve transfer of credit from completed courses prior to approval of enrolment.

Eligible groups
Citizen of ANY country may apply

Participating Institution(s)
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Odense, Denmark.

Fields of study
Doctoral level research study in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Sponsorship duration
The whole duration of both the masters and PhD programmes

Fellowship benefits
The award of a scholarship according to the 4 +4 programme allows the student to begin the PhD Programme prior to completion of his/her master's degree at SDU.

Method of Application
All applications should be marked: “Job ID 113006”.

Applications must include at least the following:
  1. Project description
  2. Motivation and substantiated background for the application
  3. Curriculum vitae of the applicant
  4. Copy of diplomas from undergraduate and graduate degrees and courses
  5. Letter of recommendation from applicant’s former teacher or supervisor on the applicant’s research aptitude and whether the applicant is assessed to have the necessary knowledge of theories and methods within the chosen research field
  6. Other letters of recommendation
Applications must be forwarded by e-mail (in Adobe PDF format alternatively Word 2003 or newer format) to

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

Closing date for submission of all applications is 18 February, 2011 at 12 noon

In their preparation of applications, applicants are advised to take contact to the department in order to obtain information on the research profile of the department, the context for the scholarship, supervisional practices and so on.

Applicants should note that letters of recommendation must be submitted before the application deadline in order to be included in the assessment of the applicant’s academic qualifications. Advertisements state that if none or some of the required material listed above is missing, the application will not be assessed.

Supervisors: Professor Susanne Mandrup, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Application Deadline: 18 February 2011
Open to International Applicants: Yes

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Related: List of Scholarships in Denmark for International Students

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