PhD fellowship in cellular stress responses in the Bekker-Jensen Group at Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM)

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University of Copenhagen

We’re providing a completely funded 3-year PhD fellowship for a proficient and extremely motivated particular person excited about mobile stress responses which is scheduled to start out 1 January 2024 or after settlement. 

The employment will happen within the Bekker-Jensen laboratory within the DNRF Heart of Excellence, Heart for Gene Expression (CGEN) inside the Division of Mobile and Molecular Medication (ICMM) on the College of Well being and Medical Sciences, College of Copenhagen.

Concerning the Bekker-Jensen Group and the institute
The overarching goal of our group is to grasp the molecular particulars of mobile stress responses and the way they contribute to human illnesses. We’re particularly excited about understanding the mechanisms by which the MAP kinases p38 and JNK grow to be activated in response to mobile stress insults comparable to ribosomal impairment, oxidative stress and excessive osmolarity, and the way such signaling drives or defend in opposition to pathological mobile modifications. Importantly, the identical signaling pathways are essential for inflammatory responses, including to the relevance of our work for a variety of human illnesses. 

We provide a vibrant, bold, and extremely worldwide analysis atmosphere in addition to entry to state-of-the-art services for subsequent technology sequencing, circulate cytometry, mass spectrometry and superior microscopy platforms. Within the Bekker-Jensen Group we try to do glorious science in an open, collaborative, and collegial work atmosphere that gives ample mentorship and coaching alternatives to additional every members’ particular person profession objectives.

For extra details about the group: .

The analysis will happen as a part of Heart for Gene Expression (CGEN), which will likely be situated within the Maersk Tower and comprise 4 glorious analysis groups (Svejstrup Group, Bekker-Jensen Group, Gregersen Group and Haahr Group) working in shut collaboration on associated analysis subjects in cell stress and gene expression.

Learn extra concerning the Heart for Gene Expression (CGEN): .

Principal supervisor is Professor and Group chief Simon Bekker-Jensen, Heart for Gene Expression (CGEN), Division of Mobile and Molecular Medication (ICMM), e-mail: [email protected] .

Begin:       1 January 2024 or after settlement.

Length: 3 years as a PhD scholar.

Job description
Your key duties as a PhD scholar at SUND are to:

  • Carry by means of an unbiased analysis venture underneath supervision.
  • Write scientific articles and the PhD thesis based mostly in your analysis.
  • Full PhD programs or different equal training comparable to approx. 30 ECTS factors.
  • Take part in energetic and bold analysis environments together with a keep at one other analysis crew (ideally overseas).
  • Receive expertise with instructing or different sorts of dissemination associated to your PhD venture.

Key standards for the evaluation of candidates
Candidates will need to have {qualifications} comparable to a Grasp’s diploma in Molecular Biomedicine, Biochemistry, Biology, Genetics or related (equal to a Danish candidate 3+2 years).

Licensed copy of authentic Grasp of Science diploma and transcript of data within the authentic language, together with a certified English translation if issued in different language than English or Danish. If not accomplished, an authorized/signed copy of a current transcript of data or a written assertion from the establishment or supervisor is accepted.

As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your grasp’s diploma have to be equal to a Danish grasp’s diploma. We encourage you to learn extra within the evaluation database: .

Please observe that we would ask you to acquire an evaluation of your training carried out by the Ministry of Increased Training and Science.

Different essential standards are:

  • The grade level common achieved.
  • Related laboratory expertise in molecular cell biology or biochemistry
    • Earlier expertise with tissue cell culturing, CRISPR modifying, imaging or mouse work is a bonus (all obligatory coaching will likely be supplied that will help you succeed).
  • Curious and collaborative mindset with a powerful curiosity in cell biology.
  • Wonderful English expertise, written and spoken.

Place of employment
The place of employment is the brand new DNRF Heart of Excellence CGEN (Heart for Gene Expression) inside the Division of Mobile and Molecular Medication (ICMM) on the College of Well being and Medical Sciences, College of Copenhagen.

As an institute, ICMM gives a inventive and bold scientific atmosphere, with many alternative nationalities presently represented and English because the working language. We try to provide analysis outcomes with excessive worldwide affect, specializing in the useful cell, its genetic elements, and molecular mobile mechanisms in a medical context.

The ICMM presently contains 5 analysis applications, three excessive profile Analysis Facilities (together with CGEN) in addition to a variety of internationally famend analysis teams. The scientists at ICMM are concerned in top quality analysis based mostly undergraduate and graduate instructing applications on the College of Copenhagen.

Extra data might be discovered at .

Phrases of employment
The employment as a PhD fellow is full time (37 working hours per week in common) and for 3 years.

It’s conditioned upon the applicant’s profitable enrollment as a PhD scholar on the Graduate Faculty on the College of Well being and Medical Sciences, College of Copenhagen, in addition to a constructive evaluation of the 1-year analysis assistant place. Enrollment on the Graduate Faculty requires submission and acceptance of an utility for the particular venture formulated by the applicant (for extra data, please see ).

The PhD research have to be accomplished in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the College’s guidelines on reaching the diploma. Wage, pension, and phrases of employment are in accordance with the settlement between the Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Skilled Associations on Lecturers within the State. Relying on seniority, the month-to-month wage begins at DKK 28,993 /approx. EUR 3,865 (October 2023-level) plus pension.

For particular details about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor Simon Bekker-Jensen by e-mail: [email protected] .

Basic details about PhD research on the College of Well being and Medical Sciences is accessible on the Graduate Faculty’s web site: .

Utility process
Your utility have to be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ beneath. The applying should embody the next paperwork in PDF format: 

  • Motivated letter of utility (max. one web page).
  • CV incl. training, expertise, language expertise and different expertise related for the place.
  • Grasp of Science diploma and transcript of data. If not accomplished, an authorized/signed copy of a current transcript of data or a written assertion from the establishment or supervisor will do.
  • Publication checklist (if potential).
  • Utility deadline: Thursday 21 September 2023, 23:59 PM CET

    We reserve the suitable to not take into account materials acquired after the deadline, and to not take into account functions that don’t stay as much as the abovementioned necessities.

    The additional course of
    After the expiry of the deadline for functions, the approved recruitment supervisor selects candidates for formal evaluation on the recommendation of the hiring committee. All candidates are then instantly notified whether or not their utility has been handed for evaluation by an unbiased assessor.

    The assessor makes a non-prioritized evaluation of the educational {qualifications} and expertise with respect to the above-mentioned space of analysis, methods, expertise, and different necessities listed within the commercial.

    As soon as the evaluation work has been accomplished every applicant has the chance to touch upon the a part of the evaluation that pertains to the applicant him/herself.

    You possibly can learn concerning the recruitment course of at

    The applicant will likely be assessed based on the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Educational Employees at Universities.

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