PhD fellow in lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) in plant pathogens
Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) in plant pathogens, commencing 1 August 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Description of the scientific environment
The PhD project is an integral part of the HOPE project funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. This is a collaboration between the Section for Molecular Plant Biology at the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences and the Section for Forest, Nature and Biomass, at the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management. The project also includes the Department of Chemistry, UCPH, the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR), and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (CFB). The successful applicant will thus join a vibrant international research environment.
The main objective of the project is to contribute to the understanding of the biological function of LPMOs expressed by plant pathogens. This will require development of both in vitro and in vivo assays and it will require handling of both plants and microorganisms. For this study, it will be possible to use a full microscopic toolbox in combination with mass spectroscopy and enzyme assays. The successful applicant will work closely together with a junior scientist who is deeply engaged in the research field.
We are seeking a motivated and creative PhD student who displays enthusiasm and good interpersonal and communication skills. Candidates with documented knowledge on microbial plant pathogens and skills in analysis of plant physiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, HPLC, GC-MS, LC-MS, and enzyme activity assays are preferred. Further, applicants with documented experience in completing a scientific manuscript will be prioritized
Principal supervisor is Katja Salomon Johansen, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, respectively. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student are:
- to independently design and execute experiments and manage data analysis,
- to record experimental results in a professional manner,
- to attend and pass PhD courses,
- to draft and submit research articles, as the primary author, to peer-reviewed journals,
- to write and submit a high-quality PhD thesis,
- to teach BSc and MSc students in courses and supervise in research laboratories,
- to disseminate the research results at conferences and workshops,
- to stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad,
- to execute GLP and ensure safety,
- to contribute to the maintenance of shared instruments,
- to participate in departmental, section and research group activities.
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