University of Copenhagen-PhD Scholarships At Department of Biology
University of Copenhagen Is Organizing PhD Scholarships At Department of Biology
About University of Copenhagen:
With over 37,000 students and more than 7,000 employees, the University of Copenhagen is the largest institution of research and education in Denmark.
The Chromatin Dynamics group, Section for Functional Genomics, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen is recruiting one highly qualified PhD-candidate to study the effects of protein modification on meiotic recombination in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. The project aims at understanding how protein modifications, in particular sumoylation, affect recombination in eu- and heterochromatin. The methods used will combine molecular biology, yeast classical genetics, specialized gel electrophoresis (2D gel electrophoresis for the detection of recombination intermediates; PFGE for the detection of meiotic double-strand breaks), chromatin immunoprecipitation and microarray hybridization. The project will be carried out partly at the Biocenter and partly at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, USA, in the laboratory of Dr. Gerald Smith.
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in biology or biochemistry, have a good grasp of yeast genetics and experience with all methods listed above. Preference will be given to applicants having conducted part of their studies abroad from their MSc-awarding country. Fluency in spoken and written English is a strong requirement. The fellowship is open to both Danish and international applicants.
An assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the applications. The final selection of a successful candidate will be made by Geneviève Thon and Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the evaluation committee. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science, University of Copenhagen.
Application Link: http://www.science.ku.dk/phd/staff/forms/applying_forms/101025_Application_for_scholarship_and_admission.doc/.
How To Apply:
Applicants are requested to submit their application by filling in relevant parts of the form “Application for PhD scholarship and enrolment to the PhD School” at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd/staff/forms/applying_forms/101025_Application_for_scholarship_and_admission.doc/.
The form, together with appendices requested in the form, should be e-mailed as a single PDF-file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in the subject field “your name – PhD stipend The Chromatin Dynamics Group Position II”. In addition, a signed hardcopy of the application must be posted to “Geneviève Thon”, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Ole Maaløes Vej 5, 2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 12:00 noon Danish local time.
Applications received after the deadline, or with insufficient documentation or otherwise not complying with the above requirements, may not be considered. It is expected that the successful candidate will be enrolled at the PhD School of the Faculty of Science during December 2010.
Last Date To Apply: 16.11.2010
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