PhD position Protein Signaling Program at The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research

Copenhagen University
September 26, 2023
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Title: PhD position, Protein Signaling Program

Tenure: Three years


You can learn more from the Duxin lab at:

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You can learn more about the Center for Protein Research at:

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Job description:

Within the European Union's Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA), University of Copenhagen is offering one PhD position for a Doctoral Candidate (DC), commencing in 2023 or as soon as possible hereafter. The position is for 36 months and is funded by Horizon Europe. RepliFate is a MSCA Doctoral Network.

The candidate will be part of the Duxin laboratory and primarily focus on identifying and characterizing novel mechanisms of DNA-protein crosslink repair. To this end, the candidate will employ proteome approaches that will be combined with the power of the Xenopus system. These include utilizing and developing many different methods of molecular biology, biochemistry and computational analysis. The candidate will also have access to all the state- of-the art facilities present at CPR including the Mass Spectrometry, Protein Imaging, Big Data Management and Protein Production platforms.

Projected start date: December 1st 2023.


  • Candidates are required to have a master's degree in science or equivalent. The degree must be equivalent to Danish daster's degree.
  • Previous experience in Molecular biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry is required.
  • Prior publication in internationally recognized journals is preferred.
  • Good grades are preferred.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, motivation, and flexibility.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Your application should include the following documents:

  • Motivated letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae, incl. education and experience
  • List of publications
  • 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: // Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science
  • Names and contact details for at least two referees
  • 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 27,800 DKK/Roughly 3,700 EUR (October 2021 level) plus pension.

    Deadline for application: 26 September 2023, 23:59 CET

    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: //

    The applicants will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

    The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.

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