PhD Scholarship within the topic regulation of the pancreatic beta-cell circadian clock (4+4)
Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD Scholarship within regulation of the pancreatic beta-cell circadian clock to commence on 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Disruption of normal circadian rythmicity in the insulin-producing pancreatic beta-cell causes diabetes in animal models and is a risk factor for diabetes in humans. However, little is known about the regulation of the beta-cell clock.
The project will investigate the influence of various stressors on beta-cell clock and secretory function in in vitro and animal models.
- Student of molecular biomedicine, molecular biology, human biology or equivalent
- Basic skills in cellular research
- FELASA approval and willingness to work with animal models
- Knowledge of beta-cell biology and/or the circadian clock is an advantage
- Motivation for international exchange
- Good oral and written communication skills in English Good collaborating skills
- Good language skills in Danish will be an advantage
General Job description
- Your key tasks as a PhD fellow at Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND) are to:
- Manage, carry through and conclude your Master’s and PhD research projects, from experiments to data analysis, interpretation and communication in written and oral form
- Complete PhD courses
- Write scientific articles and finalise Master’s and PhD theses
- Participate in international congresses
- Conduct a research stay at an institution abroad
- Teach and disseminate your research
- A highly cutting-edge research topic, aiming at reducing risk of diabetes by preventing perturbation of the beta-cell clock
- A leading scientific environment with highly dedicated colleagues from different academic backgrounds
- An highly international and translational research environment
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