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PhD scholarship in the Physics of Microbial Feeding

Apply no later than 20 December 2017
Apply for the job at DTU Physics by completing the following form.

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We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student for a project at the interface between fluid physics and biology at the Department of Physics (DTU Physics) and the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) at the Technical University of Denmark.

Many biologically important micro-swimmers are unicellular flagellates that use long, slender appendages (flagella) to swim and generate feeding flows. However, it costs energy to drive the flagella and the generated flows expose the micro-swimmers to flow-sensing predators. It is largely unknown what the flagellar characteristics are optimized for and which strategies and functions they reflect. To answer this we combine fluid physics and marine biology using high-speed video-microscopy of micro-swimmers, novel tracking and flow-visualization techniques, and theoretical modelling.

Responsibilities and tasks
Your research work will be on the fluid physics elements of the project and focus on either theory, experiments, computational fluid dynamics, or a combination thereof. You should therefore preferably have a background in physics and an interest in marine biology.

You will be employed at DTU Physics and work in a dynamical research group of physicists and biologists with members from both DTU Physics and DTU Aqua.

The research group is closely associated with the vibrant, cross-disciplinary, and international research environment at the Centre for Ocean Life that is a Villum Kann Rasmussen Centre of Excellence. The center is a joint effort to develop a fundamental understanding and predictive capability of marine ecosystems.

You will contribute to the collaborative environment in the research group at DTU Physics and DTU Aqua, and you will take part in the activities at the Centre for Ocean Life.

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Qualifications
Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide .  

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Anders Andersen (DTU Physics) and Professor Thomas Kiørboe (DTU Aqua).

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and an academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here .   

Further information
For further information please contact Associate Professor Anders Andersen, DTU Physics, e-mail: [email protected] or Professor Thomas Kiørboe, DTU Aqua, e-mail: [email protected]

You can read more about the Department of Physics at: DTU Physics , the National Institute of Aquatic Resources at: DTU Aqua , and the Centre for Ocean Life at: Centre for Ocean Life .

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 20 December 2017 (Local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here )
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Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 11,000 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

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Two PhD positions: Post-transcriptional gene regulation in plants

Two PhD positions are available at the Section for Computional and RNA Biology, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen starting in April 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
 

Project
 

The 3-year project aims at understanding mechanisms and biological functions of post-transcriptional gene regulation via small RNAs and RNA modifications in plants.
 

The group uses the plant Arabidopsis thaliana as model organism, and we use a variety of genetic, biochemical, biophysical and bioinformatic techniques in our work. We are interested in obtaining a molecular understanding of how plant cells distinguish self from non-self RNA, and how this distinction is coupled to amplification of siRNAs on non-self RNA templates. We are also interested in addressing how newly synthesized small RNAs get efficiently incorporated into active silencing complexes.
 

Qualifications
 

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with an M.Sc. degree in molecular biology or similar. Prior knowledge of RNA silencing and experience with Arabidopsis as a model system are advantages, but not strict requirements. The positions are open to all applicants regardless of nationality.
 

Application
 

The application must contain:
 

• A letter of motivation for the application, explaining the applicants background and reasons for applying
 

• A curriculum vitae (max 1 page)
 

• List of peer-reviewed publications (may include papers under review)
 

• Copy of Bachelor and Masters Diplomas and transcripts – other relevant certificates, including grades.
 

Candidates are encouraged to include abstracts of papers in press or under review. Letters of recommendation may be included at the end of the application or sent directly by the referee.
 

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Procedures and shortlisting
 

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 candidates 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/

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Terms of employment
 

The positions are 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 317.448 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.848). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
 

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

Application procedure
 

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
 

The deadline for applications is February 20, 2018, 23:59 GMT+1
 

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For further information on the projects please contact Associate Professor Peter Brodersen, email [email protected]
 

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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Application requirements – academic positions

If you wish to apply for an academic position at AAU, your application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text, stating your grounds for applying, qualifications relevant to the position and your intentions and visions for the position.
  • An updated CV.
  • Specification of degrees (a copy of diplomas of achieved degrees: Bachelor, Master/Executive Master and PhD). The diplomas must be in Danish or English (e.g. in the form of a translation by a certified translation bureau or similar).
  • Specification of academic qualifications:
    • Please attach a complete list of publications and state which work you wish to refer to.
    • You may attach a maximum of 10 publications to your application for associate professor or professor positions. For any other academic position, you may attach a maximum of 5 publications.

Please be aware that for applications for positions in the category assistant professor, associate professor, professor or professor with special responsibilities it is not sufficient to refer to publications. Only publications attached to the application can form a basis for the assessments committee’s assessment of your application.

  • Teaching qualifications described in a teaching portfolio. If you choose not to submit this material, your application must state the reason for this.
  • Communication qualifications must be evident from you CV, including participation in committees, boards, associations and similar.
  • Additional qualifications relevant to the position must be evident from the application.
  • References/recommendations can be attached.

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Application requirements – academic positions

If you wish to apply for an academic position at AAU, your application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text, stating your grounds for applying, qualifications relevant to the position and your intentions and visions for the position.
  • An updated CV.
  • Specification of degrees (a copy of diplomas of achieved degrees: Bachelor, Master/Executive Master and PhD). The diplomas must be in Danish or English (e.g. in the form of a translation by a certified translation bureau or similar).
  • Specification of academic qualifications:
    • Please attach a complete list of publications and state which work you wish to refer to.
    • You may attach a maximum of 10 publications to your application for associate professor or professor positions. For any other academic position, you may attach a maximum of 5 publications.

Please be aware that for applications for positions in the category assistant professor, associate professor, professor or professor with special responsibilities it is not sufficient to refer to publications. Only publications attached to the application can form a basis for the assessments committee’s assessment of your application.

  • Teaching qualifications described in a teaching portfolio. If you choose not to submit this material, your application must state the reason for this.
  • Communication qualifications must be evident from you CV, including participation in committees, boards, associations and similar.
  • Additional qualifications relevant to the position must be evident from the application.
  • References/recommendations can be attached.

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