Friday, June 3, 2016

University of Copenhagen PhD Scholarship in Cardiac Arrhythmia, Denmark



PhD scholarship in cardiac arrhythmia
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

A 3-year PhD scholarship is available at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Section of Heart and Circulatory research wi
th starting date August 1, 2016.

The PhD project will be carried out in the Ion Channel Group under supervision by associate prof. Bo Hjorth Bentzen and Nicole Schmitt. The main focus of the study is to investigate epigenetic changes in atrial fibrillation.

Desired qualifications within at least some of the following areas:
  • Large animal models of cardiac disease
  • Epigenetics
  • Molecular biology (whole-exome sequencing data analysis, Sanger sequencing, in situ hybridization, cell cultures, and quantitative RT-PCR)
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
We offer stimulating working conditions in an international research environment and close collaboration with  other academic environments as well as with private companies.

Motivated candidates are encouraged to apply. The candidate must hold a relevant Master degree or its equivalent.

Terms of employment
The successful PhD candidates will be offered full-time positions for a period of three years, contingent on a satisfactory performance, with the specific intent that it results in a PhD degree and scientific publications. It is a prerequisite for the appointment as a PhD fellow, that the person concerned can be registered as a PhD fellow according to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Executive Order no 18 of 14. January 2008. Information about the PhD programs at the Faculty of Health Science can be found at healthscience.ku.dk/phd/. 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 organization.

Further inquiries about the positions can be obtained by contacting: Associate professor Bo Hjorth Bentzen bobe@sund.ku.dk +45 35330797

Applications must be written in English and include (i) a motivation for the application (up to 1 A4 page), (ii) curriculum vitae, (iii) list of publications, (iv) a copy of MSc diploma and grade transcripts and (v) Other information for consideration, e.g. recommendation letter.

Applications will be evaluated by an assessment committee. The main critera for selection will be the research potential of the applicant. In addition, experience with the above mentioned methods will be an advantage.


Application Procedure
Apply by clicking "Apply online" below.

Deadline for application: June 15, 2016.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background

For more information about the ion channel group see: www.ionchannel.ku.dk

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