2 PhD Fellowship positions in Structural Biology – UCPH, Denmark

    2 PhD Fellowship positions in Structural Biology - UCPH, Denmark

    2 PhD Fellowship positions in Structural Biology of Mitochondrial RNA Maturation and PhD Fellowship in Structural Biology of Mitochondrial DNA replication at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


    PhD Fellowship in Structural Biology of Mitochondrial RNA Maturation and PhD Fellowship in Structural Biology of Mitochondrial DNA replication at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research

    Deadline to Apply

    Apr 11, 2021 (23:59 GMT +1)


    Position

    PhD Fellowship

    No. of Position(s)

    2

    Research area

    • Biology
    • Biochemistry
    • Biophysics

    Salary

    27,568 – 29,600 DKK / Month

    Workplace

    Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research
    Copenhagen N, Denmark

    Contract period

    Three Years

    Inquiries

    Associate Professor Eva Kummer
    Email: eva.kummer@cpr.ku.dk

    HR Center
    Email: sund-hr-cpr@sund.ku.dk.

    Qualifications

    • Obtained (or expect to have obtained) a Master’s degree (equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree) in Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics or related areas prior to the starting date 
    • Fluency in English and excellent written and oral communication skills   

    Qualifications

    We are especially interested in candidates with previous experience in protein purification and electron microscopy or other structural techniques, although all necessary training will be provided to help you succeed.   

    Responsibilities/Job Description

    During the first year as Research assistant, the candidate will have to formulate a PhD project, help out with research tasks and start become familiar with the research field of interest and apply for enrolment as PhD fellow.

    Your key tasks as a PhD fellowship at the Faculty are to: 

    • Carry through an independent research project under supervision 
    • Write scientific articles and the PhD thesis on the grounds of your research project 
    • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points 
    • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project 
    • Participate in national and international congresses and scientific meetings  
    • Stay at an external research institution, preferably abroad  

    How to Apply?

    Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘APPLY NOW’ above

    Documents required

    The application must include the following documents in PDF format: 
    –    Letter of motivation 
    –    CV incl. contact details of three references and a complete list of publications, if applicable
    –    Transcripts of university studies (BSc and MSc, showing individual grades). If the MSc has not yet been completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will be fine.

    Project Description – project 1

    The PhD candidate will focus on RNA processing machines in mitochondria using in vitro and in vivo reconstitution approaches coupled with structural analysis by single particle cryo-EM and functional studies. Our group is part of the Protein Structure and Function Program at NNF-CPR that contains the groups of Guillermo Montoya (Program Director) and Nicholas Taylor. The Program provides state-of-the-art infrastructure and instrumentation including a Titan Krios and a Glacios both equipped with Falcon III DED, as well as multiple smaller screening instruments. In addition, the candidate can profit from a number of core facilities including protein production, crystallography, biophysics, high performance computing, mass spectrometry, and genomics.

    Project Description – project 2

    The PhD candidate will focus on the working principles of the mitochondrial replication machinery using in vitro and in vivo reconstitution approaches coupled with structural analysis by single particle cryo-EM and functional studies. Our group is part of the Protein Structure and Function Program at NNF-CPR that contains the groups of Guillermo Montoya (Program Director) and Nicholas Taylor. The Program provides state-of-the-art infrastructure and instrumentation including a Titan Krios and a Glacios both equipped with Falcon III DED, as well as multiple smaller screening instruments. In addition, the candidate can profit from a number of core facilities including protein production, crystallography, biophysics, high performance computing, mass spectrometry, and genomics.

    Note

    • Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree¬ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 29,600 DKK /approx. 3.980EUR (February 2021-level) plus pension.
    • The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2019) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 27,568 DKK /approx. 3.700 EUR (February 2021-level) plus pension.

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    Post expires at 8:59am on Monday April 12th, 2021 (GMT+9)