PhD fellow in Plant Developmental Biology
Department for Plant and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Plant Developmental Biology commencing 1 March 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Description of the scientific environment
The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN) constitutes a highly competitive, stimulating, and international research environment. The PhD project will be carried out within the research groups of Stephan Wenkel and Alexander Schulz, which are affiliated to Copenhagen Plant Science Centre (CPSC). The aim of CPSC is to create a cross-disciplinary scientific environment that bridges plant scientists in the Copenhagen area and advances research from bench to field. In the fall of 2016, CPSC-financed groups will move to a recently inaugurated building which houses state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. The group of Stephan Wenkel (http://cpsc.ku.dk/meet-the-scientists-page/stephan-wenkel-group/) investigates how plants adapt to environmental changes using a combination of genomics, proteomics and molecular biology. The group of co-supervisor Alexander Schulz studies vascular cell differentiation using advanced bioimaging.
We are looking for a PhD student interested in developmental biology and genomics. Using ribosome profiling we aim to establish cell-type specific translatomes of the vascular system of Arabidopsis plants and identify key regulators of vascular patterning. Using genome engineering we will uncouple signaling pathways and study effects on patterning and adaptation. Advanced bioimaging and histological methods will complement our efforts.
Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Stephan Wenkel, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences. E-mail: email@example.com
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:
- To manage and carry through your research project
- Attend PhD courses
- Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
- Teach and disseminate your research
- To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
- Work for the department.
Key criteria for the assessment of candidates:
- A master’s degree in Biology or related discipline
- The grade point average achieved
- Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
- Previous publications desirable
- Relevant research experience related to the subject area of the project, such as experience in one or more of the following technologies:
- Other professional activities.
- Language skills, fluency in English.
- Dedication and the ability to collaborate and profit from interactions with other members of the research group are additional success criteria.
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Biology or related discipline with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.
Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 309,109 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 42,699). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
- Cover Letter, detailing your motivation and background for applying for the PhD project
- Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
- Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)
- Full contact details (name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees.
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
The deadline for applications is 15 November 2016, 23:59 GMT +1.
Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered.
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Associate Professor Stephan Wenkel, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, direct Phone: +45 35337567.
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd
Link tio website: http://employment.ku.dk/phd/?show=858702