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PhD Fellowship Program in Neuroinflammation at BRIC-Issazadeh-Navikas’s lab 2019-22, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Publish Date: Jan 31, 2019

Deadline: Feb 10, 2019

PhD fellowship in Neuroinflammation at BRIC-Issazadeh-Navikas’s lab,

University of Copenhagen

PhD fellowship in Neuroinflammation at BRIC-Issazadeh-Navikas’s lab Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen 
We are offering a PhD scholarship in Neuroimmunology/neuroinflammation commencing. 

Our group and research 

Our group is focusing on understanding the molecular basis for neuroinflammation, neurodegeneration and the immunity of aging diseases. To address these tasks we are utilizing in vivo techniques in gene-modified mice, and/ or in vivo / intrathecal injections to create gene-edited mice. Furthermore we utilize several cellular neuroscience, molecular biology and behavioural sciences to address the scientific questions.  

Project description 

To identify immune genes regulating and / or impacting the neurodegenerative processes. Characterization of the molecular mechanisms by which immune genes could impact protection against neurodegeneration. 
Principal supervisor is Professor Shohreh Issazadeh-Navikas, Neuroinflammation Unit, BRIC, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, E-mail:  Direct Phone: +45-35325649.
Start:        1 March 2019 or soon thereafter  
Duration:  3 years  

Job description 

Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are: 
  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision 
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points 
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project 

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates

  • Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree closely related to the subject area of the project, neuroinflammation and neurodegenerative diseases.
  • The candidate should have successful experience with design and utilization of CRISPR/Cas9 and other gene-editing techniques both in vitro and in vivo.
  • Documented experience with behavioral neuroscience in rodents. CNS histopathology using immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence staining and confocal microscopy.
  • Experience with electron microscopy is desirable. Additionally the candidate should have familiarity with mitochondrial and auto/mitophagy techniques.
  • Experience with mass spectrometry and handling of big data sets performing bioinformatics is highly meriting. 
  • High proficiency in English is an absolute requirement. 

Place of employment 

The place of employment is at Neuroinflammation Unit, BRIC, 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 all required core facilities.  

Terms of employment and employment 

The employment as PhD fellow is a full time for 3 years. Starting date is 1 March 2019 or soon thereafter 
The appointment as a PhD fellow is for 3 years. It is conditioned upon the candidate’s success­ful enrolment in the PhD 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 candidate. 
The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the University’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 26.886 DKK /approx. 3.601 EUR (October 2018-level) plus pension. 

Application procedure 

The application must include the following documents in PDF format:   
  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page)  
  • CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position  
  • A certified/signed copy of Master of Science certificate. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do  
  • Publication list (if applicable)
  • Two supportive letters of recommendation from previous supervisors 
Application deadline: 10 February 2019, 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.  

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