Thursday, 5 May 2016

PhD Fellowships in Computational Palaeogenomics at University of Copenhagen

Deadline: 1 June 2016
Open to: applicants with communication skills in English, experienced in the analysis of next generation sequencing data and in bioinformatics manipulation of genomic and/or metagenomic datasets.
Fellowship: the starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 309,109 including annual supplement
The Natural History Museum, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering 3 year PhD scholarships as part of the ArchSci2020 European Joint Doctorate Program. The broad topic is computational palaeogenomics, and is in the group of Professor Tom Gilbert, starting ca. November 1st 2016. The ArchSci2020 network offers the first European Joint Doctorates in Archaeological Sciences, and was created in recognition that there is a need to promote international, intersectoral, and multi/inter-disciplinary collaboration in doctoral-level training. Thus at the large level, ArchSci2020 will train a new cohort of bioarchaeological scientists.
Main key tasks as a PhD student at Science are:
Design and implementation of computational approaches for application to palaeogenomic datasets;
Participate in PhD training courses;
Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis;
Teach and disseminate your research, principally through supervision of MSc and BSc students enrolled at the University of Copenhagen.
Experience in the analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data;
Experience in bioinformatics manipulation of genomic and/or metagenomic datasets;
Good communication skills in English, both oral and written. CGG is highly international research environment, good knowledge in English is required;
Formal training in bioinformatics and/or computation, including programming in Bash as well as Python and/or Perl;
A master’s degree, including written thesis;
Relevant work experience;
Integrity, motivation, and good collaboration skills.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 309,109 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 42,699).
How to apply?
The online application, in English, must be submitted electronically latest by 1 June 2016. Please also include the following documents:
Cover Letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project;
Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc);
Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any);
Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees;
Documentation of English language qualifications.
More about recruitment process HERE.
For more information, please visit the official website.

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