Vacancy Edu

17 PhD Degree-Fully Funded at Utrecht University, Netherlands

Spread the love

Utrecht University, Netherlands invites online Application for number of  Fully Funded PhD Degree at various Departments. We are providing a list of Fully Funded PhD Programs available at Utrecht University, Netherlands.

Eligible candidate may Apply as soon as possible.

 

(01) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Position Enabling Societal Missions in Agrifood through Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (1.0 FTE)

The Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) is looking for a PhD candidate with solid data science skills and a strong interest in entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial ecosystems and sustainable development. This fully-funded four-year position provides you with an excellent opportunity to develop research skills, gain teaching experience, and engage with practitioners in order to jump-start your future (academic) career. During the four-year period, your time will predominantly be dedicated to conducting doctoral research. The allocation of your responsibilities will be approximately 90% towards your research project and 10% towards minor teaching assignments. Working time is reserved for training and development, among others for obtaining your Basic Teaching Qualification and for PhD courses. Within the period of four years, the progress of your research will be evaluated at predetermined moments.

Deadline : 27 July 2023

View details & Apply

 

(02) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD position in Women in Policing (1.0 FTE)

The Department of Sociology  external link has a job opening for a PhD position in the topic of Women in Policing. The project will assess how gender diversification in police organisations can influence policing outcomes and the experiences of women in policing. Gender diversification in policing has been argued as the solution to many problems in policing, including reducing disproportionate use of force and misconduct, building trust with communities, adopting non-traditional policing tactics, and improving job satisfaction more generally. In addition, women in leadership positions are considered particularly relevant for fostering changes to organisational culture, yet the number of women in police leadership positions remains low. One important step in understanding organisational and other outcomes in policing is to evaluate when and why women stay or leave the police. This project is part of the Stevin prize awarded to Tanja van der Lippe.

Deadline : 31 July 2023

View details & Apply

 

View All Fully Funded PhD Positions Click Here

 

(03) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD position in Global Scale Stable Isotope Measurements on Atmospheric Methane (1.0 FTE)

In this position you will join a and be responsible for measuring and interpreting the stable isotopic composition of atmospheric methane. Methane is emitted from different sources to the atmosphere and carries a distinct isotopic composition that is characteristic for the respective source process. This composition can be used to quantify the relative contributions of methane from different source categories in the atmosphere, and methane isotope measurements are becoming a standard tool for source partitioning. You will join the international research project FETCH4 (Fate, Emissions, and Transport of CH4 in past and modern atmospheres) and carry out measurements of the isotopic composition (both d13C and dD) of air samples from globally representative locations, as well as polar firn and ice core air. In addition you will carry out experiments on the kinetic isotope effect in removal reactions of methane.  

Deadline : 14 August 2023

View details & Apply

 

(04) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD candidate position in Virology: coronavirus replication (1.0 FTE)

Would you like to contribute to our understanding of coronavirus replication? Are you looking for a PhD candidate position? We are seeking an enthusiastic, talented PhD candidate to participate in a joint interdisciplinary research project on coronavirus replication.  You will have the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research in fundamental virology as a member of a multidisciplinary NWO XL-funded consortium. The consortium’s goal is to uncover the very early stages of coronavirus infection. To this end, we bring together a diverse team of experts on single molecule biophysics, theoretical biophysics and super resolution microscopy from Universities across the Netherlands. As a molecular virologist, you will play a central role in the project. The project provides an unique environment to receive training in molecular virology, beyond state-of-the-art biophysics and microscopy. We aim to prepare you for a successful career in infection biology and biomedical research.

Deadline :7 August 2023

View details & Apply

 

(05) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD in Equine Reproduction (1.0 FTE)

Utrecht University is looking for a PhD candidate to join the international and enthusiastic ‘Fertility & Reproduction’ team of the Department of Clinical Sciences. We don’t yet understand how to trigger the dynamic events enabling stallion spermatozoa to achieve fertilizing ability, ‘capacitation’. Accordingly, in vitro production of horse embryos relies on intracytoplasmic sperm injection, and tools for investigating stallion subfertility are limited. To address these deficits a better understanding of `capacitation-related characteristics’ in stallion spermatozoa is required. These signaling processes are poorly understood but play a crucial role in a stallion’s fertility potential. The PhD candidate will investigate sperm capacitation using various analytical techniques. The objectives of this project include the application of conventional IVF using equine oocytes and cooled and frozen/thawed stallion semen; and the development of functional capacitation induction tests to screen sub-fertile stallions. The successful candidate will join the ‘Fertility & Reproduction’ research group at the Department of Clinical Sciences. F&R is an interdepartmental group of (veterinary) scientists that investigate aspects of oocyte quality, fertilization, early embryonic development, embryo-maternal communication, and causes of early embryonic death (e.g. aneuploidy). The group has access to modern clinical facilities, a large commercial ART programme, and state-of-the-art research facilities (IVF lab; confocal, spinning disk and electron microscopy; flow cytometry; next generation sequencing; HPLC and Mass Spectrometry etc.), either directly or via collaboration within the university. The candidate will join a team (equine reproduction group) of 5 researcher/clinicians, 4 laboratory assistants, and other PhD candidates and Master’s students. The student will enroll in the University’s PhD programme ‘Cancer, Stem Cells and Development’, and be encouraged to develop a network within and beyond the University. The position is funded by Utrecht University’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

Deadline :24 July 2023

View details & Apply

 

Polite Follow-Up Email to Professor : When and How You should Write

Click here to know “How to write a Postdoc Job Application or Email”

 

(06) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Position Enabling Societal Missions in the energy transition through Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (1.0 FTE)

The Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development is looking for a PhD candidate with solid data science skills and a strong interest in entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial ecosystems and sustainable development. In this fully funded four-year position, you will develop research skills, gain teaching experience, and engage with practitioners enabling you to jump-start your future (academic) career. Over a period of four years, you will conduct doctoral research. You will spend 90% of your time on your research and 10% on minor teaching tasks. Working time is reserved for training and development, among others for obtaining your Basic Teaching Qualification and for PhD courses. Within the period of four years, the progress of your research will be evaluated at predetermined moments. This PhD position is part of the Enabling Societal Missions through Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (ESMEE) project, which aims to help improve the effectiveness of Regional Development Agencies in stimulating sustainable entrepreneurship to achieve societal missions. Achieving societal missions requires radical innovations by entrepreneurs who are driven by sustainability concerns and can act outside the status quo. However, the Netherlands has a low level of sustainable entrepreneurship. Regional conditions must be improved to increase the prevalence and success of sustainable entrepreneurship. The ESMEE project proposes a data-and dialogue driven entrepreneurial ecosystem approach to improve the functioning of mission-driven innovation systems. We combine scientific analysis and systemic co-design to achieve impact and enable sustainable entrepreneurship to achieve societal missions.

Deadline : 30 June 2023

View details & Apply

 

(07) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Position in Influential/Performative Machine Learning (1.0 FTE)

Key requirements in the use of AI systems are transparency, robustness, and human oversight. This is particularly challenging in non-stationary environments, such as evolving data streams, where distributions might be subject to drift. Complementing previous research on change detection and adaptation, a current research focus is understanding distributional changes and their causes. Of particular interest in the context of this research are feedback loops: these occur, when a machine learning system causes itself changes in its environment, through its predictions and resulting actions. This phenomenon has only very recently received attention under various terms such as influential machine learning, learning with self-fulfilling/self-defeating prophecies, and learning in a performative setting or with feedback-loops. Understanding such prediction-influenced distributional changes, and developing a methodology for the detection and statistical modelling of these are open questions focused in this project.

Deadline : 30 June 2023

View details & Apply

 

(08) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD position in Statistics/Social sciences (0.8 – 1.0 FTE)

Are you interested in working with a dynamic team of researchers? Do you have the ambition to contribute to scientific progress? Then a PhD position at the department of Methodology and Statistics of Utrecht University might be just the right job for you. You will work on the project “Bayesian Evidence Synthesis for informative hypotheses: Aggregating evidence from conceptual replications”, which is funded by the Dutch Research Council (Open Competition scheme). The proposed research investigates a novel tool for aggregating evidence from studies that investigate a common theory but are too diverse to aggregate with traditional approaches (e.g., meta-analysis). When studies vary considerably with regard to research design, operationalisations of key variables or statistical models used, the parameter estimates or effect sizes may no longer be comparable across studies. This can typically be the case in conceptual replications and complicates the quantification of the evidence for a scientific claim over multiple conceptual replications studies. A solution is found in an approach that aggregates at the level of hypotheses and that is called Bayesian Evidence Synthesis (BES). In a nutshell, BES consists of three steps. First, in each study, a statistical hypothesis is formulated that reflects the overall theory, but that incorporates data characteristics and research methodology unique to that study. Then, a Bayes factor is computed which provides a measure for the amount of evidence for the hypothesis in that study. Finally, the aggregation happens at the level of the Bayes factors. The key idea is that if the study-specific hypotheses represent the same underlying (i.e., latent) effect, the Bayes factors on these hypotheses can be meaningfully combined.

Deadline : 29 June 2023

View details & Apply

 

Click here to know “How to Write an Effective Cover Letter”

 

(09) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD position in dispersion modeling of nitrogen deposition (1.0 FTE)

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is offering a PhD position in dispersion modeling of nitrogen deposition. As PhD student “Dispersion modeling of nitrogen deposition’ you will be analyzing the contribution of livestock farms and other emitting sources to nitrogen deposition in specific (nature) areas by using dispersion modeling. The data collected by the extensive measuring campaign (both air as deposition measurements) will be used to validate and improve emission and deposition modeling. These models will be used to estimate the contribution of livestock farms to nitrogen deposition more accurately within the Regio Foodvalley and adjacent nature areas. Moreover, the effects of (area specific) interventions to reduce emission on nitrogen deposition can be predicted (scenario analyses). This will provide information how to best move forward towards more sustainable livestock farming.

Deadline : 26 June 2023

View details & Apply

 

(10) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD position on Evaluating Greenland glacier-lake interaction (0.8 – 1.0 FTE)

The Faculty of Geosciences is looking for a new colleague for the Department of Physical Geography. In this unique glaciology project you will work on investigating the impact of climate change on lake-terminating glaciers in South Greenland. The aim of the project is to gain a better understanding of the effects of proglacial lakes on glacier mass loss and to assess how this process may accelerate mass loss in the future. You will utilise a combined approach of remote sensing, field measurements, and numerical modelling to identify and parameterise the controlling factors for glacier retreat. Specifically, you will investigate various physical processes acting at the ice-lake boundary to improve an existing calving flowline model for lake-terminating glaciers. The insights of the flowline modelling will be used to develop data-driven parameterisations for calving and subaqueous melt that can be applied in an ice sheet model (IMAUICE and/or UFEMISM). The model will be set up for a selected region in South Greenland to understand the impact of climate change on outlet glaciers.

Deadline :25 August 2023

View details & Apply

 

Connect with Us for Latest Job updates 

Telegram Group

Facebook

Twitter

(11) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD in AI-Enabled Teamwork (0.8 – 1.0 FTE)

Effective team building is the backbone of most successful projects. Yet, forming effective teams is far from trivial. The latest advances in AI are further expanding our understanding of what constitutes an ideal team and how to support it, for example with emerging types of teams comprising not only humans but also humans and AI. This PhD project will investigate how AI can facilitate, optimise, and scale the collaboration of human-human and human-AI teams, with focus on teams working on creative and complex tasks. Scientific questions that will be addressed include among others:

Deadline : 31 July 2023

View details & Apply

 

Polite Follow-Up Email to Professor : When and How You should Write

 

(12) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD position in Economics (1.0 FTE)

The candidate will be involved in the project ‘Green investments, insurance decisions, and their relation to risk and social preferences’. The aim of this project is to study to what extent risk and ambiguity in the context of insurance and investments are influenced by climate-change induced uncertainty, and how it affects individuals’ willingness to pay or invest. The study will involve the fields of behavioural economics, behavioural finance and possibly development economics. The candidate will also have freedom to pursue their own research interests.  The position involves participating in international conferences, workshops, and possible research stays as well as interaction with various stakeholders, including policy makers. Candidates are also expected to do a limited amount of teaching (0.1 FTE) in the Bachelor’s and/or Master’s programmes of the School. The teaching language is English.

Deadline : 2 July 2023

View details & Apply

 

(13) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD position in Epigenetics and Gene Regulation (1.0 FTE)

A multitude of DNA sequence-dependent and -independent interactions between transcriptional regulators and the genome are required for tissue-specific gene expression and cell identity. Interference or lack of specificity in this process results in defective embryonic development and can give rise to various human diseases, including cancer. One particular layer that regulates these processes are modifications of histones and DNA. Such epigenetic modifications contribute to gene expression control through influencing the recruitment of regulatory factors to specific regions in the genome. We aim to understand how epigenetic marks, such as DNA methylation, influence protein-genome interactions, and how this results in specific gene expression programmes.

Deadline : 3 July 2023

View details & Apply

 

(14) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD position in structural biology of cell signalling in the nervous system (1.0 FTE)

How do cells interact and meanwhile keep a tiny distance in the nervous system? This question should be answered as it is important for learning, feeling, and moving! Proteins determine the distance between cells, which thereafter influences the signalling proteins on the cell surface. This feedback plays a role in the development and function of tissues, as well as in diseases such as cancer and neurological disorders. For instance, in the nervous system the speed of the axonal action potential is determined by the cell‐cell distance and the differentiation of cells depends on an increasing cell‐cell distance. As PhD candidate, you will visualise at atomic level how proteins determine these distances and how these distances influence tissue function.

Deadline : 26 June 2023

View details & Apply

 

(15) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD position in structural biology of receptor organisation in the nervous system (1.0 FTE)

Molecular organisation of membrane proteins is key to the proper development and function of our nervous system. Neuronal cell-surface receptors need to be in the right place at the right time to meet their appropriate partner proteins to activate signalling and initiate adhesion. As PhD candidate you will join us in investigating the role of tetraspanins in controlling the organisation of neuronal receptors at the molecular level. You will join the Structural Neurobiology research group   external link of Dr. Bert Janssen and the Structural Biology & Immunology research group  external link of Dr. Piet Gros which combine biochemistry, X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy to unravel the molecular processes that facilitate cell-cell communication and interaction. Bert Janssen and Piet Gros are leaders in the field of structural biology with strong publication records and the groups offer a supportive research environment.

Deadline :26 June 2023

View details & Apply

 

(16) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD position on Legal opportunities and obstacles for sustainable agriculture in the EU (1.0 FTE)

The agricultural sector is a key contributor to climate change, and is at the same time deeply affected by it: dry spells cause bad harvests, creating scarcity and high food prices. The EU agricultural policy has recently aimed at limiting the environmental impact of farming whilst ensuring food supply. However, in the face of the current climate crisis, merely limiting environmental damage is not sufficient: an environmentally neutral, or even positive effect is now desirable. A system of circular or even regenerative agriculture can contribute to improved soil health, relatively low-cost climate change mitigation (such as carbon sequestering), increased biodiversity and better air and water quality – all without compromising yield. This development raises questions about how EU laws and policies can be shaped so as to effectively and coherently support Member States’ agricultural sectors in the transition to sustainable agricultural practices. The PhD research will engage with this question, identifying the legal opportunities and obstacles for the adoption of a circular or regenerative agricultural system in the EU. Many different EU legal instruments affect the agri-food sector, such as the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), various EU environmental and health & safety norms, and various EU Green Deal instruments, such as the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies as well as the expected ‘Carbon Farming’ regulatory framework. The transition of the agricultural sector to a circular or regenerative system is, however, also connected to larger trends towards sustainability and circularity globally (such as the SDGs and the Paris and Basel agreements) which also need to be taken into account to provide a coherent normative framework. 

Deadline : 26 June 2023

View details & Apply

 

Top 16 Tools for Researchers in 2022

 

(17) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Position in Social and Sustainable Entrepreneurship (1.0 FTE)

The Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) is looking for a PhD candidate with a strong interest in social and sustainable entrepreneurship as well as in small and medium enterprises (SME’s) and sustainable business more broadly. In this fully funded three-year position, you will develop research skills and gain teaching experience, enabling you to jump-start your future (academic) career. Over a period of three years, you will conduct doctoral research. You will spend 90% of your time on your research and 10% on minor teaching tasks. Working time is reserved for training and development, among others for obtaining your Basic Teaching Qualification and for PhD courses. Within the period of three years, the progress of your research will be evaluated at predetermined moments.

Deadline : 30 June 2023

View details & Apply

 

 

About Utrecht University, Netherlands – Official Website

Utrecht University is a public research university in Utrecht, Netherlands. Established 26 March 1636 (385 years ago), it is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands. In 2018, it had an enrolment of 31,801 students, and employed 7,191 faculty and staff. In 2018, 525 PhD degrees were awarded and 6,948 scientific articles were published. The 2018 budget of the university was €857 million.

Utrecht University counts a number of distinguished scholars among its alumni and faculty, including 12 Nobel Prize laureates and 13 Spinoza Prize laureates. Utrecht University has been placed consistently in the top 100 universities in the world by prominent international ranking tables. The university is ranked the best university in the Netherlands by the Shanghai Ranking of World Universities 2019, ranking 13th in Europe and 49th in the world.

The university’s motto is “Sol Iustitiae Illustra Nos,” which means “May the Sun of Righteousness Enlighten Us”. This motto was gleaned from a literal Latin Bible translation of Malachi 4:2. Rutgers University, having historical connections with Utrecht University, uses a modified version of this motto.

Utrecht University is led by the University Board, consisting of prof. dr. Henk Kummeling (Rector Magnificus), prof. dr. Anton Pijpers (Chair) and prof. mr. Annetje Ottow (Vice Chair).

Close ties are harboured with other institutions internationally through its membership in the League of European Research Universities (LERU), the Utrecht Network and the European University Association (EUA).

 

Disclaimer: We try to ensure that the information we post on VacancyEdu.com is accurate. However, despite our best efforts, some of the content may contain errors. You can trust us, but please conduct your own checks too.

 

Related Posts

 

Discover our professionally designed CV templates tailored for PhD applications.