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University of Copenhagen, Denmark 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 University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

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(01) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD stipends in Statistics, and the mathematics of Insurance and Economics

Department of Mathematical Sciences (MATH) invites applications for PhD stipends in applied mathematics, including statistics, the mathematics of insurance and economics, and mathematical biology.

Deadline : 15 November 2022

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(02) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD stipends in Mathematics

There will be PhD stipends available in:

  • Algebraic and Arithmetic Geometry, Applied algebra, Combinatorics, Geometric group theory, Geometry and Geometric Analysis, Number Theory, Representation Theory, and Topology as covered by the section Algebra & Geometry and  Copenhagen Center for Geometry & Topology (GeoTop).
  • Classical Analysis, Descriptive Set Theory, Functional Analysis, Geometric group theory, Harmonic Analysis, History of Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, Operator Algebras, Partial Differential Equations, Quantum Information, Quantum Computation, Quantum Simulation and Random Matrix Theory as covered by the section Analysis and Quantum, the Centre for the Mathematics of Quantum Theory funded by the Villum Foundation and the ‘Quantum for Life‘ Center funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Deadline : 15 November 2022,

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(03) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowship in Quantitative 2D NMR Spectroscopy

The candidate will work on the LEX2 project which is made in collaboration with The Technical University (DTU compute). The project aim at project developing 2D NMR acquisition tools and corresponding state of the art data methods for solving fundamental problems in metabolomics/foodomics such as signal overlaps, alignment and ambigious interpretation. The project will thereby develop novel computational tools that can move the state of the art NMR based foodomics and  metabolomics research to a new level providing an unambiguous and in-depth identification and more reliable quantification of metabolites in biological samples. The project will explore advanced tensor decomposition methods for ultra-fast 2D NMR measurements for high throughput NMR analysis of complex food and biological samples. The project will be executed in collaboration with Prof. Morten Mørup the Section for Cognitive Systems, DTU Compute.

Deadline : 1 November 2022

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(04) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowship in Parasite-Microbiota Interactions at the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

The PhD project is part of the project ‘Linking host and parasite microbiomes to probe the nature of parasitism’ funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. The PhD project will work with animal models (primarily zebrafish, with some mouse work) to explore interactions between dietary components, the gut microbiome, and intestinal parasites. The PhD student will work together with other PhD students and postdocs to carry out the work. This involves zebrafish handling and husbandry, infection of zebrafish with parasites, together with analysis of tissues using various immunological, molecular and metabolomic techniques. An international research stay in France (several months) is also included and work here will be focused on the microbiome in gnotobiotic zebrafish. Full training will be provided. The PhD student will also contribute to teaching in the section.

Deadline : 1 November 2022

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(05) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowship in veterinary oncology, radiotherapy and immunology

The PhD project is a collaboration between the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at University of Copenhagen (DK), the Department of Medical Radiation Physics at Lund University (SE), the Department of Radiation Physics at Skåne University Hospital (SE), the Section for Biotherapeutic Engineering and Drug Targeting at the Danish Technical University (DK) and the Institute for Radiation Oncology at Oxford University (UK). The PhD project will investigate the effects of FLASH radiotherapy on the immune system in two experimental murine models and in canine spontaneous cancer patients. The murine study part will be performed at Oxford University under the supervision of Kristoffer Petersson and the canine study part will be performed at the University of Copenhagen and at Lund University under the supervision of Betina Børresen, Maja Arendt and Kristoffer Petersson. Other co-investigators are Anders E. Hansen from DTU, who will be involved in evaluating the anti-tumor immune response, and Crister Ceberg from Lund University, who will be involved in the canine FLASH treatments.

Deadline : 16 October 2022

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(06) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowship in science education research with a focus on translating embodied cognition perspectives to science teacher education

The recent years have seen a growing commitment to embodied cognition as a new paradigm for knowing and learning. The study of embodied cognition builds on the assumption that thinking may occur in action and not only in the head or the brain. This shift in perspective has profound implications for science education research and practice. The goal of the PhD project is to break exciting new ground in the emerging field of embodied science education by systematically translating embodied cognition perspectives to science teacher education and/or science teaching practices. This work will also contribute to furthering the education of teachers within the Master Degree Program in STEM-Teaching. The PhD candidate will develop practical resources and establish design principles for instruction that facilitate embodied engagement to support science learning. There will be considerable room to shape and adapt this PhD project to the academic background and interests of the PhD candidate. Possible areas of specialisation could be a focus on a particular STEM discipline, e.g., embodied cognition in physics education, or a focus on certain formats of instruction, such as technology-enhanced science education viewed from an embodied-cognition lens. For questions or more information on the project, contact Magdalena Kersting ([email protected]).

Deadline : 16 October 2022

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(07) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowships in Machine Learning in Medicine

Funding for two Ph.D. positions working on two projects is available. One of the positions is the development of shape-based machine learning with the application on pancreatic image analysis and surgery planning. The second position is on the development of diagnostic machine learning solutions for classification and prognostication of gastrointestinal diseases. The Ph.D. fellows will work on both theoretical aspects of machine learning solutions development and the application of the developed solutions on clinically relevant problems.

Deadline : 15 October 2022

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(08) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowship in pharmaceutical sciences at Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology

Neurological disorders constitute the third leading cause of premature mortality in Europe, and represent one of the greatest therapeutic challenges of our time. They are in part related to dysfunctions or imbalances in the signalling and regulatory processes mediated by the two key neuromodulators, glycine and glutamine. We aim to reveal the molecular details of glycine and glutamine transport by their respective solute carrier (SLC) transporters, as well as the molecular basis for ligand-mediated and autoregulatory modulation of the targets. The applicant will use a multidisciplinary approach including structural studies by cryo-electron microscopy and X-ray crystallography, and a range of biophysical and biochemical methods.

Deadline : 10 October 2022

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(09) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowships in machine learning or quantum machine learning for health data science

The group focusses on development of deep generative models, quantum machine learning, and applications to medical data. We are seeking people to do research on one or more of these topics:

  1. Quantum machine learning for biological applications. We are seeking people that can develop quantum algorithms for generative neural networks together with our theoretical and experimental collaborators in math and physics.
  2. Development of deep generative neural networks. We are seeking people with a good theoretical background, who can also work on implementations and applications.
  3. Applications of generative models to medical data such as gene expression data and clinical data. Part of this work is in the EU project GenomeMed4ALL.

Deadline :  3 October 2022

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(10) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowship in Experimental Quantum Matter

The work is at the interface between condensed matter device physics and designed quantum matter with prospects in quantum simulations. It takes advantage of novel epitaxial semiconducting-superconducting-ferromagnetic hybrid materials based on 2-dimensional electron gas. The project combines nanofabrication, low-temperature physics using a cryofree dilution refrigerator, low-noise and high-frequency electrical measurement techniques, data analysis, interaction with theoretical physicists, and scientific writing in English.

Deadline : 2 October 2022

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(11) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowship in Quantum Optomechanics at the Niels Bohr Institute

The development of extremely coherent mechanical resonators has recently enabled dramatic advances in the performance of quantum sensors for force and displacement, for which the Quantum Optomechanics group at the Niels Bohr Institute has played a pioneering role. Based on this platform, this fellowship will explore novel quantum measurement techniques, which harness quantum correlations and entanglement generated via parametric interactions in hybrid opto- and electromechanical systems, and thereby overcome conventional quantum noise limitations. The candidate will perform cutting-edge experiments using quantum optical, electronic and cryogenic techniques. They will also develop theoretical models and compare it to the data taken.

Deadline : 2 October 2022

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(12) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Re-post of PhD fellowship in children’s nutrition and cognitive function

The PhD project will focus on testing and validating dietary intake measurements and investigating associations between diet and nutrient status (e.g. omega-3 fatty acids and wholegrains) and children’s cognitive function and school performance. The PhD student will also, as part of the team, conduct information meetings in the local communities, help implement the school meal intervention as well as health promoting activities with families, SFOs etc, coordinate project activities with schools and other stakeholders and conduct biomedical measurements in children.  

Deadline :  2 October 2022

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(13) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowship in CHEMISTRY

The candidate will undertake an independent research project involving synthesis of ligands for lanthanide ions, synthesis of organic dyes, synthesis of bifunctional chelators, and photophysical studies of the resulting dyes and lanthanide complexes.

Deadline : 1st October  2022

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(14) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Scholarship in Biblical Studies and Ancient Judaism

The PhD is part of the research project “Divergent Views of Diaspora in Ancient Judaism” (2022-2026), funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark and its Sapere Aude programme. Applying newly developed theory from Diaspora Studies, the project investigates the earliest stage of the Jewish diaspora (597-331 BCE). A great variety of imaginative reflections in biblical texts and basic information in historical records suggests that there were a number of different attitudes to living abroad. A key goal of the project is to identity and map all textual depictions in the Hebrew Bible (Ezra-Nehemiah, prophetic texts, diaspora stories) along with archival sources from Egypt (the Elephantine Papyri) and Babylonia (e.g. the Al-Yahudu documents). Four sub-projects, one of which will be conducted by the PhD student, focus on distinct, yet interrelated topics: Generational consciousness abroad; the issue of return; interaction with host authorities; and religious identity and practices in new cultural contexts.

Deadline : 1 October 2022 

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(15) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD scholarship within the project Postwar Memory Generations – contested memory, historical narratives and history education in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia

The PhD position is opened within the framework of the collective research project Postwar Memory Generations – contested memory, historical narratives and history education in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia, which is funded by Velux Fonden (January 2023 – January 2026). The PhD-fellow will join a research team of four scholars working within the project Postwar Memory Generations and will be supervised by the project manager, Associate Professor Tea Sindbæk Andersen. The project Postwar Memory Generations investigates the role of history education and history schoolbooks in shaping cultural memory in war-torn regions. Cultural memories, understood as shared narratives and representations of a common past, are core elements of group identities and essential in the social fabric of modern societies. The role of history education in creating cultural memory is fundamental. History education and history textbooks are generally considered vital tools for states to ingrain a certain collective memory and to socialise future citizens. Yet, we know little about the actual impact of history education. This is especially relevant in post-conflict regions with a painful recent past, such as Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH). In such contexts, questions of what and how to remember are typically contested and contentious. The ways in which questions of memory are resolved have implications for relations between neighbouring countries, generations and groups in society. The project investigates how generations schooled in BiH and Serbia in the 2000s and 2010s remember the

Deadline : 1 October 2022

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(16) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowship in molecule-mineral interactions at GLOBE Institute

The aim of this project is to investigate why minerals can stabilize DNA across space and time and how to utilize that knowledge for the research field of sedimentary ancient DNA. You will be using liquid cell atomic force microscopy in combination with other nano to microlevel and bulk approaches to probe the underlying mechanisms driving DNA preservation and degradation when associated with different mineral surfaces. You will perform in-situ degradation experiments by e.g. introducing enzymes and study the degradation and stability of the DNA-mineral interactions in a range of environmental relevant conditions. You will also probe molecule-mineral binding forces and general adsorption behaviours. You will have the possibility to be involved in protein-mineral stabilization studies and to partake in understanding bacterial preference toward different natural surfaces in relation to understanding biofilm propagation. It will be expected that you have a drive for experimental work and an interest in adsorption dynamics and mechanisms at the nano and molecular level.

Deadline : 1 October 2022,

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(17) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD scholarship in “Supply Chains and Merchanting” at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Danish enterprises increasingly participate in global value chains and production. Danish investments abroad and the share of Danish exports produced and sold outside Denmark is growing, including so-called merchanting and factory-less production. This challenges the traditional approaches to and use of trade and firm data. For example, how do supply chain disruptions affect firm performance? What characterises firms engaging in merchanting and factory-less production? What roles do merchanting and factory-less production play for aggregate and firm-level productivity growth?

Deadline : September 30, 2022

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(18) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD scholarship in Algorithmic Fairness and Migration Law

The PhD will define his or her own research idea and project within the AFAR project. The PhD will be responsible for securing a strong link to migration law within the project and may engage with formal-legal, law-data science, socio-legal approaches, and/or legal philosophical analysis. The PhD project should focus on one or more key areas where these new technologies are being used, (1) access to asylum, (2) refugee status determination or asylum processing, (3) refugee-focused family reunification. We further welcome projects that investigate how AI technologies can support fairness in this empirical domain more broadly.

Deadline :  29 September 2022

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(19) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD scholarship in Global Mobility Law

The positions will be affiliated with the new Center of Excellence on Global Mobility Law (MOBILE) at the Faculty of Law, funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. The Center aims to undertake the first comprehensive study of laws pertaining to human mobility as an emerging and societally important field. To this end, MOBILE pioneers a novel approach, focused on legal infrastructure and entanglement theory, to normatively and empirically study the complex interactions of diverse legal regimes impacting human mobility, as well as the interfaces between regional mobility law frameworks in both the Global South and North. MOBILE’s mission is to provide novel and broadly applicable insights into how different types of law interact, how legal outcomes are produced, and the intended and unintended effects of their enforcement in shaping specific mobility patterns. The Center’s research agenda is organized around three cross-cutting work streams:

Deadline : September 29, 2022,

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(20) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellow in Forensic Pathology

The section of Forensic pathology carries out forensic autopsies and clinical forensic examinations including age estimations for the judiciary and other public authorities. Based on this casework the section has a lot of developmental and scientific work within the fields of applied research and prevention. The section of Forensic pathology and clinical forensic medicine is one of three sections at the Department of Forensic Medicine (University of Copenhagen) carrying out research and teaching assignments according to ordinary university rules. The section has a wide range of collaboration with other fields – e.g., the law enforcement, clinical departments, and other university departments.

Deadline : 26 September 2022,

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(21) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowship in social science of sport, exercise and health promotion

The overall aim of the Generation Healthy Kids Intervention Program is to promote healthy weight and wellbeing in school-aged children (6-11 years, 1st to 3rd grade). Healthy Kids build on co-creational and systems thinking approaches, taking the complexity of childhood into account. The program will contain intervention components on balanced diet, physical activity, healthy sleep and screen media use. There will be a strong focus on empowering involved children and families and at the same time reduce obesogenic risk factors in the environment (physical, structural, cultural, social and political) and local capacity building. The focus of the PhD project will be on the program’s effects on children’s well-being, physical literacy, and motivation.

Deadline :  25 September 2022,

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(22) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowship in phage-guided discovery of novel antibacterial targets

Antibiotics of today employ a limited set of targets, driving rapid resistance by spreading common antibiotic resistance genes. Discovery of novel, more diverse, yet specific targets is crucial to secure future sustainable solutions for combatting multi-resistant bacteria like ESBL (Extended-Spectrum-Beta-Lactamase E. coli). Phages (viruses of bacteria) offer a unique opportunity to discover new bacterial targets, due to their highly specific and evolutionary optimized interactions with bacteria. This project aims to use unique phages to discover novel and diverse targets of ESBL by identifying phage proteins responsible for hijacking the host and inhibiting bacterial growth. Elucidating the molecular interactions of inhibitory phage proteins with their bacterial targets will allow us to propose optimal interaction sites for novel antimicrobials. To accelerate discovery, we combine several new technologies and expect to radically replenish the pipeline of antimicrobials.

Deadline : 25 September 2022

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(23) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowship in Reproductive Epigenetics

We seek an enthusiastic, passionate candidate to carry out a PhD project in the field of epigenetics of reproductive biology. The project will focus on characterizing specific epigenetic traits of spermatozoa that are associated with the risk of developing metabolic disease by applying a range of epigenetic analytical methods and bioinformatic tools. The PhD student will carry out the project as part of an international and interdisciplinary team comprising bioinformaticians, epidemiologists and molecular biologists.

Deadline : September 25, 2022

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(24) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD position in regulatory T cell autophagy/mitophagy, and mitochondrial DNA biology at BRIC, Issazadeh-Navikas group

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student to join our team in field of regulatory T cell autophagy/mitophagy process as well as mitochondrial DNA biology research to commence 1 January 2023 or soon hereafter.

Deadline : 23 September 2022

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(25) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD scholarship in (psycho)linguistics at the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics at the University of Copenhagen

This project addresses a challenge raised by the first study of agrammatism in a polysynthetic language, Greenlandic. In this study, we found slow speech rates and short utterances, as expected of agrammatic speech, but almost none of the grammatical problems that gave agrammatism its name. The challenge raised by the study can be formulated in two questions: 1. Can the findings in the pilot study be replicated on a larger set of data collected from a group of well-diagnosed subjects? 2. What makes Greenlandic grammar, and presumably polysynthetic grammar in general, (seemingly) immune to agrammatism? The project brings together linguists, aphasiologists and neuroscientists to answer these questions based on the first coherent functional-cognitive theory of what grammar is. The answer to the second question is a key to understanding the neurocognitive mechanisms behind grammar and agrammatism, and a key to aid Greenlanders with agrammatism.

Deadline : 22 September 2022

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About The University of Copenhagen, Denmark – Official Website

The University of Copenhagen is a public research university in Copenhagen, Denmark. Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the second-oldest university in Scandinavia, and ranks as one of the top universities in the Nordic countries and Europe.

Its establishment sanctioned by Pope Sixtus IV, the University of Copenhagen was founded by Christian I of Denmark as a Catholic teaching institution with a predominantly theological focus. In 1537, it was re-established by King Christian III as part of the Lutheran Reformation. Up until the 18th century, the university was primarily concerned with educating clergymen. Through various reforms in the 18th and 19th century, the University of Copenhagen was transformed into a modern, secular university, with science and the humanities replacing theology as the main subjects studied and taught.

The University of Copenhagen consists of six different faculties, with teaching taking place in its four distinct campuses, all situated in Copenhagen. The university operates 36 different departments and 122 separate research centres in Copenhagen, as well as a number of museums and botanical gardens in and outside the Danish capital. The University of Copenhagen also owns and operates multiple research stations around Denmark, with two additional ones located in Greenland. Additionally, The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and the public hospitals of the Capital and Zealand Region of Denmark constitute the conglomerate Copenhagen University Hospital.

A number of prominent scientific theories and schools of thought are namesakes of the University of Copenhagen. The famous Copenhagen Interpretation of quantum mechanics was conceived at the Niels Bohr Institute, which is part of the university. The Department of Political Science birthed the Copenhagen School of Security Studies, which is also named after the university. Others include the Copenhagen School of Theology and the Copenhagen School of Linguistics.


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