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PhD Scholarship within the Topic Regulation of the Pancreatic Beta-cell Circadian Clock (4+4) 2019, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Publish Date: May 27, 2019

Deadline: Jun 07, 2019

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.

Project description 

The project will investigate the influence of various stressors on beta-cell clock and secretory function in in vitro and animal models.    

Required qualifications  

  • 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 

We offer 

  • 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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