International PhD Positionsin Islet Physiology and Metabolism

  • Phd
  • Approx. €43,750 p.a. starting salary.
  • 30 December 2020
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The Section for Cell Biology and Physiology, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in islet physiology and metabolism commencing 01.03.2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The laboratory investigates the regulation of glucagon secretion from pancreatic alpha cells and the effect of glucagon on whole body metabolism. We are particularly interested in mechanisms related to mitochondria and how changes in metabolic mechanisms alter alpha cell function.

We are therefore recruiting a highly motivated PhD student to investigate how alpha cell metabolism contributes to the regulation of glucagon secretion. This particular projects is focused on mitochondrial mechanisms, which lead to alpha cell dysfunction in type 2 diabetes.

The PhD student will be enrolled in the PhD School at the faculty of Science.

The candidate should have prior experience in live cell imaging, patch clamping, Crisper -Cas and Islet Research. The candidate should ideally also have skills within cell culture, RNAi, western blotting and qPCR as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Job description

The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:

  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department
Københavns Universitet
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Københavns Universitet

The University of Copenhagen is the oldest university and research institution in Denmark.

Eligibility

Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Science with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Benefits

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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