PhD Fellowship in Plant Molecular Biology 2019, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

University of Copenhagen


May 31, 2019

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PhD fellow in Plant Molecular Biology

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Plant Molecular Biology commencing 1 August 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. 
Description of the scientific environment 
The department studies all aspects of plant biology. The research group to which the candidate will be affiliated has a main focus on the molecular biology of primary active transport systems in plants. 
Project description 
The project supported by the Carlsberg Foundation aims at understanding the molecular basis for salt tolerance of Chenopodium quinoa. The PhD student will work on characterizing cation transporters in this plant.  The work will include making an inventory of putative cation transporters in the genome of C. quinoa and functionally expressing selected transporters in yeast for characterization of their properties. At a later stage of the project the candidate may have the possibility to examine the phenotype of plants carrying mutations in the corresponding genes. 
Principal supervisor is Professor Michael Palmgren,Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, E-mail,  Direct Phone: +45 23988444
Job description 
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are: 
  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department 
Formal requirements  
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Biotechnology with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience. 
Terms of employment  
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.  
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.  
The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 325.625 (approx. €43,400) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,980). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. 
Application Procedure 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.  
For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below

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May 27, 2019