We are offering a PhD fellowship commencing September 1st 2023 or soon thereafter.
Our group and research
We (Gasbjerg Group) are a recently established research group that focuses on the translational field of gastrointestinal hormones and their therapeutic implications. We conduct clinical studies at collaborating facilities and animal and in vitro pharmacological studies at the University of Copenhagen (Panum Institute, Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 Copenhagen).
The current PhD project consists of two clinical studies of patient groups with impaired regulation of the postprandial gastrointestinal blood flow supported by more mechanistic, physiological animal studies. For the clinical studies, the PhD student will be using functional MRI (fMRI) to investigate blood flow in selected gastrointestinal vessels. For the animal studies, mechanistic investigations of blood flow regulations will be studied in pigs and rodents measuring blood flow ultrasonographically. All studies will be done in close collaboration with another PhD student (medical doctor with clinical responsibility of the human studies).
Principal supervisor is Professor Mette Marie Rosenkilde, Department of Biomedical Sciences, [email protected]. Co-supervisor is assistant professor Lærke Smidt Gasbjerg, Department of Biomedical Sciences, [email protected].
Duration: Three years as a PhD student
Job description Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:
Carrying through an independent research project under supervision.
Completing PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approximately 30 ECTS points.
Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master's degree related to the subject area of the project, e.g. experience with performing clinical studies using fMRI as well as animal and data handling. Please note that your master's degree must be equivalent to a Danish master's degree (two years).
Other important criteria are:
Place of employment
The place of employment is at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and a close collaboration with the Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET at Rigshospitalet (both located in Glostrup and Blegdamsvej/Copenhagen).
Terms of employment The average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.
The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 3 years.
The employment is conditioned upon the applicant's successful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.
The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) 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 Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary starts at approximately 28,896 DKK /approx. 3,877 EUR (April 2023-level) plus pension.
Questions For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor.
General information about PhD studies at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available at the Graduate School's website: https: // healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/guidelines/
Application procedure Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now' below. The application must include the following documents in PDF format:
1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
2. CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
3. Certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted. As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master's degree must be equivalent to a Danish master's degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: https: // ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find- assessments/assessment-database. Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science
4. Publication list (if possible)
Application deadline: 19 June 2023, 23.59pm CET
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.
The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.
The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.
Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.
You find information about the recruitment process at: https: // employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/
The applicants will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
Interviews are expected to be held in week 27-28.
The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.