2016 Ph.D. position in Bioinformatics At University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2016 Ph.D. position in Bioinformatics At University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The University of Copenhagen is offering a Ph.D. position in Bioinformatics for three years starting 1 September 2016. Danish, as well as international applicants, are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

The university’s main objective is to provide high quality, comprehensive educational and training opportunities that are compatible to changing needs of the students.

The Copenhagen University’s goal is to carry out research of the highest quality, offering research-based education at the highest academic level and to disseminate new and traditional knowledge to the scientific community as to the surrounding community.

Applicants must be excellent in English, writing and speech.

Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing Ph.D. programme.

Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded in the field of RNA Bioinformatics.

Scholarship Award: 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 organisations. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 25.579 DKK (ca. 3.450 EUR) plus pension. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2013).

Scholarship can be taken in Denmark

Eligibility: The applicant should hold professional as well as personal skills and qualifications as stated below:

  • A completed master degree in bioinformatics, computer science or a completed master degree in a similar area
  • General background knowledge of biological areas of genome structure and transcriptomes
  • Strong experience with script languages such as Perl or Python (or similar)
  • Strong experience with the Linux/Unix environment, command lines and shell scripting
  • Possess good interpersonal skills
  • Be excellent in English, writing and speech

Candidates fulfilling one or more of the following qualifications will be prioritised:

  • Experience with RNA folding analysis
  • Experience with transcriptome analysis
  • Strong experience in at least one of the following programming languages: C, C++ or Java

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates

  • The grade point average achieved in relevant University degrees
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the Ph.D. programme
  • Previous publications (if any)
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Language skills

The successful candidate is also required to be resourceful and to possess good interpersonal skills.

Nationality: Danish, as well as international applicants, are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a completed master degree in bioinformatics, computer science or a completed master degree in a similar area.

English language Requirements: Applicants must be excellent in English, writing and speech.

How to Apply: The mode of application is online. The application must be submitted in English, by clicking on “Apply online” below, and must include the following:

  • Cover Letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific Ph.D. project.
  • CV
  • Diploma and detailed transcripts of records
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any), peer reviewed and other
  • Personal Recommendations (if any)
  • A maximum of 3 relevant scientific works which the applicant wishes to be included in the assessment

Application Form

Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is 5 July 2016.

Scholarship Link

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