3-Year PhD Scholarships in Molecular Microbiology at University of Copenhagen in Denmark, 2017

  • Phd
  • 8 February 2017

Applications are invited for 3-year PhD scholarships in Molecular Microbiology to study in Denmark. International students are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

The projects aim to characterize factors that are contributing to the survival (persistence) of bacteria in the stationary phase using Escherichia coli as the model organism. The PhD candidates will gain experience in working with bacterial genetics, biochemistry and physiology, using cutting edge techniques in molecular biology and microbiology.

The University of Copenhagen is the oldest university and research institution in Denmark. Founded in 1479 as a studium generale, it is the second oldest institution of higher education in Scandinavia after Uppsala University.

Applicants must have excellent language skills in English and have excellent communications skills


The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:

  • The preferred candidates will have a Master degree in molecular microbiology or related field. We expect the candidates to have a background with focus on molecular biology, and work with recombinant DNA and/or proteins. Experience with bacterial gene expression is seen as an advantage. It is also an advantage but not a requirement that the applicants has passed the Bachelor/Master course “Molecular Microbiology”
  • Further requirements are fluency in written and spoken English. If you finish your Master degree between the deadline for applications and April 1, 2017, you should confirm this by attaching a written statement from by your supervisor.

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Terms of appointment and payment are in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Federation of Professional Associations (AC). The starting salary for candidates with an MSc degree will be a minimum of DKK 309.109 annually (April 2016 level) plus pension contribution with the possibility of salary negotiation.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.


Applicants are requested to submit their application electronically below including:

  • A cover letter describing personal qualities, research interests and motivation for the position
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact details of two references
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