The University of Copenhagen is currently accepting applications for the International PhD Fellowships in Infant Gut Microbiome. The studentship is open for the academic session 2022/2023.
The purpose of the educational award is to support excellent overseas students who want to undertake a PhD program at the university.
Requirements Criteria for Scholarship:
To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- A MSc degree in Microbiology, Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Human Nutrition, or related field with excellent results. Applicants expecting to obtain the MSc degree in the near future are also encouraged to apply
- Natural interest and ability to engage with children and families with empathy
- An independent, rational, and creative mindset promoting teamwork and solutions.
- Self-motivated and highly organized personality with a strong drive.
- Willing to relocate to Ireland for an external research stay of 3-6 months.
- Excellent communication skills in both spoken and written Danish (or related Nordic language) and English.
- Experience with microbiome sequencing and metabolomics is an advantage
- Hands-on experience with human intervention/cohort studies is an advantage.
- Experience with omics data analyses using statistical computing software such as R is an advantage
How to Apply for Scholarship:
- To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must fill out and submit the online application form. Before it, applicants are required to become a part of the University of Copenhagen as a PhD student at the Department of Biology.
- Candidates must submit a cover letter, CV, diploma, and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc), other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any).
- Applicants must have a motivated letter of application
- CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
- Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
- List of publications (if applicable),
- Letter(s) of recommendation (optional)
- If English is not your first language, you should provide evidence of English language ability: IELTS, TOEFL, or other acceptable proof.
Benefits of Scholarship
The University of Copenhagen will provide an annual salary at a minimum of DKK 328.355 (approx. €43,750), including an annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum of DKK 53,360). Negotiation for a salary supplement is possible.