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PhD Fellowship Program 2019 in ‘Chromosome Instability and Human Disease’ at the Center for Chromosome Stability, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Publish Date: Jun 10, 2019

Deadline: Jun 30, 2019

PhD Fellowship in ‘Chromosome Instability and Human Disease’ at the Center for Chromosome Stability

A PhD position is available in the Center for Chromosome Stability in a group headed by Prof Ian D. Hickson. The post is available from October 1st, 2019 (or at a mutually agreed date). Highly motivated and committed candidates with an interest in chromosome structure and disease are encouraged to apply. 
The post is fully funded, although the post-holder will be encouraged to seek a personal fellowship to support his/her PhD stipend. 

Our group and research 

The CCS is a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation, and has as its mission on understanding of how chromosomal instability causes human disease. The CCS is embedded at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. 

Project description 

The project is part of collaboration between the Hickson and Lopez-Contreras groups in the CCS and will focus on understanding the molecular basis for developmental disorders in man caused by abnormalities in the protein Topoisomerase III (TOP3). TOP3 is required for DNA repair and genome stabilization through altering the topological state of DNA. The project will involve multiple methodologies, including biophysical and cell biological techniques, as well as characterization of a mouse model of the human disease. 
The project will be overseen primarily by Dr. Anna H. Bizard, an expert on DNA topology 
Start:        October 2019.  
Duration: 3 years as a PhD student 
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 
  • Participate in active research environments  
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project 
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project 


We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person with the following competences and experience:  
  • Must hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a related area of biology or biophysics. 
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, including the ability to work well in an international academic setting. 
  • Ability to work in a team of multidisciplinary scientists, and the potential to work independently with limited direction. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English  
  • A track record of publication-standard research 

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