PhD Scholarship in Protein Structure Function and Proteomics

A fully-funded PhD fellowship in biotechnology is available at Technical University of Denmark. The funds for this position are available for 3 years. The deadline to apply is June 27, 2019.

A PhD fellowship is available in the project "Molecular Insight of Alginate Degradation by Human Gut Microbiota and Host Interplay". The research is carried out at DTU Bioengineering in collaboration with DTU Food, DTU Biosustain, Architecture et Fonction des Macromolcules Biologiques (AFMB), Marseille, Division of integrated Life Science, Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University and Department of Biotechnology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

The research focuses on understanding degradation and utilization of alginate by gut microbiota and the specific impact on the host.

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Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Prof. Birte Svensson, Prof. Ulrich auf dem Keller and Prof. Susanne Brix Pedersen with relevant project partners

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

Further information may be obtained from Birte Svensson, +45 4525 2740 or Ulrich auf dem Keller.

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Please submit your online application no later than27 June 2019.

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file.

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender,race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) is an international leader in biotechnology and biomedicine. Our engineering approach to all aspects of biotechnology and biomedicine positions us as a valuable player with unique competences in a growing bio-based economy and with health systems transforming towards personalized medicine. We have a clear focus on the needs in the life science industr and point towards innovation, new businesses and scientific services for the benefit of society. The department has extensive collaborations with national and international research units and industr . DTU Bioengineering has approx. 260 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: June 27, 2019
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