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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.

Eligible candidate may Apply as soon as possible.

 

(01) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD in Asylum Decision-Making and the Reception of International Rulings

Over the past few years, several international courts have faced critique by policymakers for developing international law too dynamically. Consequently, scholarly literature argued that we are entering a period of backlash, with states actively trying to hedge against the domestic impact of international rulings. Yet, little is known about how – and under what conditions – interpretive shifts are accepted or resisted within the day-to-day work of domestic legal systems. The research project ANCHOR, led by Associate Professor Nora Stappert and funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark, focuses on international refugee and migration law to understand the reception of international rulings: While an area of frequent political contestation, there also has been a significant increase in international case law in this field. The project draws on an extensive dataset of case law from the Danish Refugee Appeals Board (Flygtningenævnet) and combines legal doctrinal and computational methods.

The PhD will define his or her own research idea and project within the ANCHOR project. Among other options, the PhD project could focus on one or more legal areas or case clusters when analyzing case law from the Danish Refugee Appeals Board. Furthermore, potentially relevant international rulings include cases by the European Court of Human Rights, the Court of Justice of the European Union, and UN human rights treaty bodies. Methodologically, the PhD project could use a combination of doctrinal legal methods and empirical research methods, such as interviews. Using computational methods will be a further option, depending on the PhD student’s interests and research profile. 

Deadline : 26-05-2024

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(02) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Two PhD Scholarships at The Copenhagen Center for Social Data Science (SODAS), University of Copenhagen

The Copenhagen Center for Social Data Science (SODAS; https://sodas.ku.dk/), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for two PhD candidates in Social Data Science, broadly defined. The PhD projects should deal with important problems and phenomena related to social (data) science. At SODAS, our research spans multiple vibrant areas in social data science. We are interested in a range of topics, anchored in an interest in understanding fundamental aspects of human behavior and life outcomes, such as education, mobility, environmental behavior, the science of science, social media consequences for politics, the social aspects of the climate change, or the impact of AI on society including its implementations. The PhD projects can relate to ongoing research by SODAS-researchers, but we similarly welcome applications suggesting projects complementing ongoing SODAS research activities. Examples of potential PhD topics are algorithmic fairness and respective policy evaluation, challenges of digitalization, computational hermeneutics and natural language processing, machine behavior, misinformation, social network analysis, or social data science method development and application. The PhD candidates are expected to address research questions using data and methods from computational/data/social data science such as using digital data, computational text analysis, computer vision, deep learning, machine learning, natural language processing, netnography, or network analysis.

Applicants can have a background in a social science discipline (e.g., anthropology, economics, sociology, political science, psychology), in (social) data science, social informatics, or adjacent disciplines. We are looking for the most talented candidates that ideally bring some knowledge and experience—or at least motivation to learn—across theories, methods, and disciplines.

Deadline :  20-05-2024

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(03) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowship in Food Microbiology

The successful candidate will be part of the research project “Data-driven design of synergistic microbial communities targeting high-quality plant-based food (MiCoP)”. The project is funded by the Novo Nordic Foundation – Plant2Food and carried out together with University of Wageningen, The Netherlands and several industrial partners. The overall goal of the project is the use of fermentation to enhance taste and nutritional properties of plant based food. Specifically, the project aims to introduce an AI framework to design microbial cultures for fermentation of Nordic varieties of pulses and to fulfil scientific knowledge gaps.

The candidate will specifically focus on microbial interactions with plant-based materials, genomic diversity and the ability of microorganisms to improve flavour and remove antinutrients.

Deadline :15-05-2024

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(04) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 211-1804/24-2H PhD fellowship in conservation science

The overall aim of this PhD project is to develop and validate indicators for naturalness or ecosystem integrity, both in terms of biotic integrity, habitat-generating ecosystem processes and efficiency of legal protection in preventing threats to integrity. Transparent and auditable naturalness indicators are essential in conservation prioritization and in the assessment of goal attainment of area-based restoration actions. As a point of departure, the work will use the Danish Nature Indicator (https://naturindikator.dk/), which is a nation-scale mapping of biotic integrity, legal protection and naturalness of key ecosystem processes. The key focus will be on developing and validating key indicators in an ameliorated nature indicator. This will be carried out through 1) Developing and validating indicators for the naturalness of hydrology and nutrient status from GIS layers and field assessments; 2) Developing and validating a simple indicator for the naturalness of diversification of carbon resources with succession (“ecospace expansion”); 3) Validating an indicator for the strictness and efficiency of legal protection measures and legal obligations that limits natural processes; 4) Validating indicators of ecosystem intactness in relation to reference conditions.

Deadline :  15-05-2024

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(05) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowship in Cardiovascular Physiology with focus on cardiac ischemia and microvascular disease

We invite applications for a full-time PhD student position, jointly supervised by Associate Professor Thomas Jepps and Associate Professor Morten B Thomsen, at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, commencing 1 August 2024 or as soon as possible hereafter.

We are seeking a talented and ambitious PhD student with an interest in integrated cardiovascular physiology.

Deadline :15-05-2024

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(06) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowship in Trustworthy Machine Learning

We are seeking exceptional candidates with expertise in Machine Learning and Statistics. Ideal applicants may come from a diverse range of areas within machine learning, such as learning theory, robust and private machine learning, as well as semi-supervised or self-supervised learning approaches. This project encompasses both theoretical and applied sides, inviting applicants with a keen interest in either domain to apply. Additionally, individuals with a background in theoretical aspects of Computer Science or Mathematics, who have prior experience with machine learning, are encouraged to join our team.

Deadline :  13-05-2024

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(07) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowship in Ancient DNA and Palaeoecology of Arctic Marine Mammals at the Globe Institute

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a 3-year PhD fellowship in Ancient DNA and Palaeoecology of Arctic Marine Mammals. The position will commence on 15th August 2024, or as soon as possible hereafter.

Deadline : 13-05-2024

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(08) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: Computational researcher / PhD trainee wanted at the Center for Health Data Science

We’re looking for someone who wants to conduct innovative and impactful work at the crossroads of clinical data science, bioinformatics and deep generative modeling – HeaDS has a history of success with such interdisciplinary research projects and we hope you are excited to take on this challenge.

Deadline : 12-05-2024

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(09) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowship in the HORIZON-MSCA-2022-DN Doctoral Network “B-ACTIVE” on posttranslational modifications in the chemokine network

The recent death of > 6.5 million people caused by the COVID-19 pandemic shows that treating excessive inflammation is still a major problem. Pharmaceuticals targeting cytokine/chemokine storms in lungs are, therefore, an urgent unmet medical need. Chemokines and their receptors drive migration and activation of leukocytes and inflammation. Although the ligands and receptors were identified in the last 3 decades, increasing fundamental, preclinical, and sporadic clinical evidence indicates that posttranslational regulation of chemokine ligands and receptors may impact the inflammatory reaction significantly. Our incomplete understanding of complex immune reactions prohibits efficient drug development and patient treatment.

In the B-ACTIVE network, fundamental and clinical scientists and companies will study the impact of posttranslational modifications of chemokine ligands and receptors and train 10 doctoral candidates (DCs) to future experts in this domain with a translational and interdisciplinary mindset. The DCs will characterize interactions between chemokine ligands, receptors, and glycosaminoglycans, study signalling pathways, and recognize their importance in inflammatory reactions. DCs will be trained in the complexity of inflammatory responses from basic science to clinical applications and industrial development. B-ACTIVE will improve our understanding of inflammatory reactions, aid in identifying the right drug targets, and participate in pharmaceutical development for better patient treatment.

We are seeking 1 highly motivated and intellectually curious PhD candidate to contribute to this project at the University of Copenhagen under the supervision of Prof. Mette Rosenkilde and Associate Prof. Martin Gustavsson. The successful candidate will characterize ligand binding and receptor signalling under the influence of post-translationally modified ligands and/or receptors using state-of-the-art methods for molecular pharmacological research. This includes temporal and spatial resolution of receptor signalling in heterologous receptor expression systems. Moreover, the project involves the development of novel methods for quantification of ligand binding under native receptor expression conditions as well as in genetically engineered cell lines. We provide close supervision and comprehensive training on scientific and technical aspects and foster a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive work environment.

Deadline : 07-05-2024

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(10) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Fellowship in Theoretical Astrophysics

We are looking for candidates within the field of Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics with emphasis on astrophysical fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics.  It is highly desirable for the candidate to posses expertise in astrophysical fluid dynamics and programming skills in Python, C, and C++. Additionally, experience with the numerical code for astrophysical fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics Athena++ will be considered a valuable asset.

Deadline : 05-05-2024

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(11) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowship in Neuroscience at the Department of Neuroscience

The project entails virus injection, optogenetic stimulation, and electrophysiology in rodents performing behavioral experiments. The work will consist of training animals (rats) to perform a visual attention task in a modified Skinner box. When the rats have learned the task, they will undergo surgery to inject a virus that will express an opsin, to allow optogenetics to perturb the neural activity in brain circuits. The effects of this perturbation will be evaluated in the visual attention task. Further, the effects will be measured using electrophysiology (Neuropixels probes) in the cerebral cortex and other parts of the brain and nervous system. The Project also entail development of optical methods and testing new tools in neuroscience in connection with using viral strategies in neuroscience.

Deadline : 05-05-2024

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(12) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowship (fleksible) in Adhesion G protein-coupled receptor signal transduction

The project aims to characterize and understand the cellular signaling properties of the adhesion GPCR ADGRL3. ADGRL3 has been implicated in ADHD and other psychiatric disorders that involve dopamine dysfunction, such as schizophrenia. ADGRL3 is expressed in the brain, and is composed of a giant protein structure that both binds ligands across the synapse and controls intracellular signaling. Yet many of ADGRL3 basic functions remain unexplored, and understanding the cellular actions of ADGRL3 is a critical milestone towards future drug development efforts.

The successful candidate will primarily use a combination of plate-based GPCR signaling assays, biophysical assays and advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques to study ADGRL3. The project will also involve general molecular biology techniques and data analysis of both plate-based and microscopy-based results.

Deadline : 05-05-2024

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(13) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowship in Adhesion G protein-coupled receptor signal transduction

The project aims to characterize and understand the cellular signaling properties of the adhesion GPCR ADGRL3. ADGRL3 has been implicated in ADHD and other psychiatric disorders that involve dopamine dysfunction, such as schizophrenia. ADGRL3 is expressed in the brain, and is composed of a giant protein structure that both binds ligands across the synapse and controls intracellular signaling. Yet many of ADGRL3 basic functions remain unexplored, and understanding the cellular actions of ADGRL3 is a critical milestone towards future drug development efforts.

The successful candidate will primarily use a combination of plate-based GPCR signaling assays, biophysical assays and advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques to study ADGRL3. The project will also involve general molecular biology techniques and data analysis of both plate-based and microscopy-based results.

Deadline : 05-05-2024

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(14) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowship in Food Material Science

Protein bars constitute modern lifestyle products containing 20 to 50 % proteins (often of dairy origin), fat, carbohydrates/sugars and humectants, providing water activity in the intermediate moisture region (typically between 0.5 and 0.8) and giving microbiological stability outside the cooling chain. The ideal protein bar has a soft bite texture that does not develop hardness over a typical shelf life of about one year. However, protein bars are highly concentrated non-equilibrium systems, and in reality thermodynamically favoured physicochemical changes occur during storage, more often than not, resulting in component segregation. From a consumer perspective, this is observed as an unstable growth of product hardness that ultimately renders the product unattractive and, therefore, effectively limits shelf life.

The PhD projected is aimed at obtaining knowledge about the causes of protein bar hardening using a range of experimental techniques (among others high and low field NMR, advanced microscopy techniques, texture analysis and analytical chemistry directed at protein modifications) combined with a multi-variate data-driven approach. 

Deadline : 05-05-2024

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(15) PhD Degree – Fully Funded 

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowship on the Consumption of Volatile Organic Compounds by Plant-Associated Microbial Communities

We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious candidate with an MSc degree in biology, ecology, microbiology, molecular biology or similar fields obtained before the initiation of the PhD position. Experience with microbial ecology, measurements of VOC production and consumption rates, analyses of microbial communities using DNA- or RNA-based tools, and biostatistical tools to annalyse large multivariate data sets are an asset. Good English language skills are required. The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant; thus, scientific publication(s) will be a strong asset.

Deadline : 05-05-2024

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(16) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD in computational social science with a focus on Global North-South disparities in science

The global expansion of science is lauded for its potential to drive economic and social progress. Yet, key components of this expansion, such as international collaboration, migration and knowledge transmission, reflect persistent Global North-South disparities. Using large-scale scientific metadata and cutting-edge methods from quantitative- and computational social science, this project will provide much-needed evidence on (i) the roles and influence of Global South scientists in international research collaboration, (ii) the consequences of scientific migration for Global South countries’ domestic research activities, (iii) and the presumed citation disadvantage facing Global South scientists in the transmission of scientific knowledge. As part of the project team, the PhD will work on a sub-project focusing on the role and influence of Global South scientists in international research collaboration.

Deadline : 05-05-2024

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(17) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowship in molecular microbiology

We are looking for a passionate and ambitious candidate driven by their passion for science and with a desire to learn and contribute to our collaborative lab community. More specifically, we are looking for candidates experienced within the fields of microbiology, molecular genetics combined with a strong interest in bacterial specialized metabolism,  signaling pathways and gene regulatory networks and how environmental factors or interactions with other microbes modulate specialized metabolite production. Applicants can have a background in Biology, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, or similar areas. We are actively working towards building a more inclusive and diverse academia and encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Deadline :  03-05-2024

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(18) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Position in Energy, Environment and Ocean’s Law

We are seeking an enthusiastic and outstanding Phd candidate with a strong interest in energy, environment, oceans and climate change law. The ideal candidate must hold a relevant academic degree (in law or in another social science discipline, provided the applicant can also document sufficient knowledge in law), and possess the appropriate theoretical and methodological tools to carry out the research. Crucially, the successful candidate will have the ability to work in a collaborative environment both independently and as part of the team. Since the project aims to maintain relevance for both academia and society, the ideal candidate should possess keenness and capability to convert academic research into practical and pertinent messages tailored for civil society, decision-makers, and businesses.

The PhD will be part of the larger research team at CLIMA (https://jura.ku.dk/clima/) and The Ocean Institute (https://www.taenketankenhav.dk/english). CLIMA carries out research on climate change and sustainability. The center offers a nurturing, lively and expanding research environment that has developed frameworks that enable researchers to receive feedback on their ongoing work and interact with other researchers in their field. The Ocean Institute is an independent and knowledge-based think tank, working at the front of cooperation between companies, organisations and decision-makers contributing to a clean, healthy ocean. Through its work, The Ocean Institute sheds light on how businesses operations can be carried out in a manner that considers ocean health, how decision-makers can support the blue transition, and how civil society organisations can contribute to increased public awareness of the crisis of the marine environment and the solutions needed.

Deadline : 01-05-2024

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(19) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowship in Organic Chemsitry

We are looking for candidates within the field(s) of organic synthesis, with a background in carbohydrate and/or supramolecular chemistry. Experience with both synthesis and analytical chemistry is a plus. Good spoken and written English are also required.

Deadline : 01-05-2024

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(20) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Scholarship (3 years, full time) in Environmental and Health Psychology at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

We are looking for a PhD candidate for a project spanning environmental and health psychology, investigating the relationship between physiology and psychology in response to extreme heat. The position is part of a larger interdisciplinary project, ICARUS, which will study the interactions between physiology, psychology, and culture to improve the mitigation of health threats associated with global warming. Combining expertise in physiology, pharmacology, photobiology, psychology, behavioral science, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) the project aims to develop an improved framework for identifying individuals at risk, but also for improving advice adherence and effective mitigation measures.

The successful PhD candidate will work closely with Rosa Lavelle-Hill, Assistant professor of Social Data Science and Psychology, and will be responsible for developing and collecting data using psychometric scales to assess perceptions of bodily experiences, handling of physiological stress, ability to endure physiological discomfort, and perceptions and attitudes towards climate change. In addition to developing psychometric measures, the candidate will also help build an experience sampling methodology to assess heat tolerance in the field. In addition, the candidate will carry out statistical and/or machine learning analyses to understand the relationship between psychology, biology, and culture in relation to heat tolerance in the lab, real-world risk-taking behaviors such as ”sun-seeking”, and concerns about climate change. Depending on interests and skills, the PhD candidate also has the opportunity to be involved in the machine learning analysis of large physiological and behavioral data sets.

Deadline : 01-05-2024

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(21) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowship in Intimate Partner Violence Conceptualization and Measurement

You will be part of multiple ongoing projects that are all centered around intimate partner violence conceptualization and measurement, from both an expert and a lay-person perspective. The work will include 1) a critical analysis of existing measures, examining theoretical conceptualizations of IPV and item content and overlap between the scales; 2) a Delphi study to develop consensus among (both Danish and international) clinical and research experts around conceptualization and measurement of IPV, and 3) to develop and rigorously validate improved measurements of IPV that aligns with theoretical conceptualizations and addresses current gaps (e.g., distinguish the motivational bases for IPV).

Deadline :  01-05-2024

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(22) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowship in Ancient Pollen DNA at Globe Institute

The successful candidate will be part of an exciting new initiative under the new Centre of Excellence to advance recovery and analysis of ancient pollen DNA using state-of-the-art single-cell sequencing technologies.

Ancient DNA (aDNA) preserved in macrofossils has emerged as a powerful proxy for studying past human, animal, and plant populations over the last million years. In contrast, the potential of pollen DNA for reconstructing past population dynamics of plant species has been poorly explored to date. Yet DNA from pollen grains is a highly promising approach for reconstructing ancient plant populations because i) it offers the possibility of retrieving a large number of individual plant genomes in parallel, ii) the number of pollen grains of a particular species is strongly linked to its relative population size, and iii) fossil pollen is prevalent in most depositional environments around the world.

The main aim of this project is to develop a hight-throughput method for reconstructing past plant population dynamics, which will be universal in its applicability to thousands of plant species worldwide. The method will leverage single-cell sequencing technologies to pioneer high-throughput DNA sequencing of individual fossil pollen grains, delivering population-level genetic information for many plant species simultaneously.

Deadline : 01-05-2024

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(23) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD scholarship at the Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

The larger project develops and tests a new theory of basic cognitive selection mechanisms by combining methods and perspectives from experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, mathematical modelling, and philosophy. The core idea is that selection in cognition may be understood as a biased competition between representations in a stochastic race (Grünbaum, Oren, & Kyllingsbæk, 2021). In a series of experiments, we have consistently shown that tasks-sets are competing biased by their importance and that this selection process is severely capacity limited. We will extend our new experimental procedures and mathematical models to the study of selection in planning and problem-solving. If our conjecture is true, higher-order cognitive processes like task selection, planning, and problem-solving depend on the same type of selection.

The applicant should be a student with a strong background and interest in experimental psychology. During the employment, the candidate is expected to engage in the development of new experimental procedures that will enable us to test our general theory of cognitive selection in the domains of task selection, planning, and problem-solving at both psychological and neurobiological levels. We aim to use our intention selection paradigm to study task-sets within and between complex hierarchies of task-sets. Focus will be on the development of experimental paradigms that will enable us to test our basic computational model of selection processes in planning and problem-solving.

Deadline :  01-05-2024

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(24) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD fellowship in in Avian Influenza Pathology

The purpose of the PhD project is to achieve more knowledge of the transmission of high pathogen avian influenza between species. The aims are to determine 1) which cellular receptors are present in different animal species and 2) where in the cells the virus is located 3) are there species dependent differences in disease development and expression. Techniques employed will include gross pathology, histopathology and molecular biological methods.

Deadline :30-04-2024

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(25) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:  211-1799/24-2H 1-2 PhD Fellowships in machine learning for protein function

Cazyme specificity prediction using AI (CAZAI) is a collaborative research project headed by professor Bernard Henrissat, DTU Bioengineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) with Co-PIs, professor Ole Winther, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and Research engineer Renaud Vincentelli, Aix-Marseille University. CAZAI is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and runs until the end of 2027. The project aims at improving the functional characterization of carbohydrate-active enzymes through predictive machine learning and experimental data collection and validation. The advertised positions will have Ole Winther as main supervisor. 

Deadline : 30-04-2024

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(26) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:  PhD Project in detecting Earth’s mafic protocrust

Contemporary models for Earth’s formation and early evolution suggest that Earth’s first crust was mafic, most likely formed at ~4.5–4.4 Ga through crystallisation of a magma ocean following Earth’s accretion and the Moon forming impact. However, there are no known rocks of this age preserved on Earth and the only minerals approaching this age are zircons formed during later generation of intermediate or felsic crust. Despite abundant indirect evidence for a mafic protocrust, there is as of yet no direct evidence for its existence or any direct constraints on its composition.

During this PhD project, you will address this question by searching for traces of eroded mafic protocrust in some of Earth’s oldest sedimentary rocks. This work will focus on the recently developed use of detrital chromite for detecting the age and composition of ancient mafic crust that has since been destroyed through erosion or tectonic processes. You will work with samples from a range of Archaean cratons, develop methods for extracting age data from small and complex chromite populations, and aim to produce the first direct evidence for the composition of Earth’s mafic protocrust.

Deadline : 30-04-2024

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(27) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:  PhD Position at The Copenhagen Center for Social Data Science (SODAS), University of Copenhagen, with a Focus on Investigating the Role of Adults’ Curiosity for Decisions, Behavior, and Life Outcomes

The chosen candidate will be part of the research project “Shedding New Light on Curiosity in Children and Adults”. The main goal of this project is to generate new knowledge that can support children and adults in having a positive life both mentally and socially, by increasing the understanding of: 1) how to best conceptualize and measure curiosity in children and adults; 2) how interventions can foster individual’s curiosity levels; and 3) the role of (different aspects of) curiosity for important outcomes. The project has three intertwined work packages focusing on psychometrics; Virtual Reality (VR) measurement and interventions with children; as well as survey, experimental, and register data studies with adults.

The chosen candidate will be primarily responsible for organizing and conducting the studies with adults. The chosen candidate is expected to publish scientific articles in international journals as well as to present findings at national and international conferences. In general, the position is research-focused, and funding is available for conducting studies, conference attendances, and a research visit such that the chosen candidate can start building their international network and research expertise. For the chosen candidate, there will be possibilities to influence the project and develop new project ideas within the project frame. In addition, the chosen candidate will also be asked to fulfill other work obligations (typically teaching or supervising thesis students) to a small degree in the overall period.

Deadline : 30-04-2024

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(28) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:    PhD Position in Psychology, with a Focus on using Virtual Reality to Shedd new Light on Measuring and Developing Curiosity in Children

The chosen candidate will be part of the research project “Shedding New Light on Curiosity in Children and Adults”. The main goal of this project is to generate new knowledge that can support children and adults in having a positive life both mentally and socially, by increasing the understanding of: 1) how to best conceptualize and measure curiosity in children and adults; 2) how interventions can foster individual’s curiosity levels; and 3) the role of (different aspects of) curiosity for important outcomes. The project has three intertwined work packages focusing on psychometrics; Virtual Reality (VR) measurement and interventions with children; as well as survey, experimental, and register data studies with adults.

The chosen candidate will be primarily responsible for the VR measurement and interventions with children. The chosen candidate will be expected to organize and conduct VR intervention studies in schools, and to publish scientific articles in international journals as well as to present findings at national and international conferences. In general, the position is research-focused, and funding is available for conducting studies, conference attendances and a research visit such that candidates can start building their international network and their research expertise. For the selected candidate, there will be possibilities to influence the project and develop new project ideas within the project frame. In addition, the chosen candidate will also be asked to fulfill other work obligations (typically teaching or supervising) to a small degree in the overall period.

Deadline : 30-04-2024

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(29) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:    PhD position in the history of health complexity

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate for a three-year PhD project commencing 1 August 2024 or after agreement. The PhD position is available via a Carlsberg Semper Ardens Accelerate-funded project called “Health Matters: Complexity and materiality in the medical museum,” conducting historical and museological studies of health complexity (PI: Associate Professor Adam Bencard), at Medical Museion, the University of Copenhagen’s museum for the culture and history of medicine.

Deadline :  30-04-2024

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(30) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:  PhD fellowships in Quantum Optics

The field of the projects is experimental quantum physics. Successful candidates will join a team developing spin sensors based on room temperature atomic ensembles, aiming at applications of such sensors in biomedical diagnostics. Generation of such quantum states of atomic sensors as spin squeezed and entangled states will be explored, as well as enhancement of sensitivity by squeezing quantum noise of light. Entanglement enhanced sensitivity to magnetic biomedical sugnals will be one of the aims of the projects. Methods of magnetometry and magnetic induction tomography with atomic sensors developed at our laboratory will be further advanced within those projects.

Deadline :  28-04-2024

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(31) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:    PhD fellowship in rapeseed protein isolation

The PhD position is part of ‘SEEDFOOD: Functional and palatable plant seed storage proteins for sustainable foods’ project funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The primary partners in SEEDFOOD are University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and University of Le Mans in France (ULM). The project coordinator is Professor Marianne Nissen Lund, Department of Food Science, UCPH.

SEEDFOOD will serve as multi-disciplinary centre in which you as young scientist will benefit from training and joint supervision by principal investigators. We expect some mobility between labs and partners. You will be part of an international dynamic research environment founded on knowledge sharing, high scientific ambitions and cross-disciplinary synergy. We focus on active career development of junior researchers, and offer coaching/mentoring activities across the centre.

The vision of SEEDFOOD is to accelerate the transition from animal- to plant-based food proteins for sustainable food production and consumption. We will achieve this by tailoring plant protein ingredients towards superior functional, palatable, and nutritional properties through novel protein design and in-depth understanding of molecular interactions in the food matrix.

We will use rapeseed protein to expand the scientific foundation necessary for the use of seed storage proteins for foods. Rapeseed is a protein-rich crop used for industrial oil production. It is farmed on a large scale in e.g. Europe and may be utilized in new food types locally across the globe. In SEEDFOOD we will create knowledge to sustainably transform the poor functionality of plant seed storage proteins and rationally tailor protein performance for future food design.

Deadline : 25-04-2024

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(32) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:    Ph.D. scholarship in Multispecies Biofilms

The main aim of this PhD project is to examine functional role of the multispecies biofilm matrix. For this, matrix composition will be compared in wild types and mutant soil strains, lacking one or several matrix components. Moreover, spatiotemporal expression of specific matrix components will be examined using genetically modified reporter strains and/or gene expression analysis. Matrix component expression and functional roles will be studied in in vitro models. These will contain components resembling those of a natural soil ecosystem, including artificial soil and 3D printed artificial, degradable leaves serving as surface and substrate for model soil biofilms, compatible with confocal laser scanning microscopy. Wild types and genetically engineered variants of the four bacterial stains will be introduced to the models, followed by structural and functional characterization of the community.

Deadline : 25-04-2024

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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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