PhD Fellowship in Disease Control & Prevention at University of Copenhagen in Denmark, 2013

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PhD fellowship is available in the field of disease control and prevention at University of Copenhagen. The fellowship is offered by Department of Large Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. It will start on October 1st, 2013 or soon thereafter. The position is available for a 3-year period for applicants holding a relevant master’s degree. Salary and other terms of appointment are set in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Academics). The application deadline is September 2nd, 2013.

Study Subject(s): Fellowship is provided in the field of disease control and prevention. Project Title is Epidemiology and control of Mycoplasma bovis in the Danish cattle population
Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing PhD degree level at University of Copenhagen.
Scholarship Provider: Department of Large Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Scholarship can be taken at: Denmark

Eligibility:-A veterinary degree or similar qualifications is required.
-Driving licence.
-Preferred qualifications: Solid level of Danish, English and good general communication skills are advantageous.
-Some clinical experience from bovine practice will be considered an advantage.
-Prior knowledge of quantitative epidemiology or herd health management involving data analysis will also be an advantage.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of Denmark can apply for the fellowship.

Scholarship Description: Department of Large Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen University of Copenhagenis offering a PhD fellowship starting on October 1st, 2013 or soon thereafter. Mycoplasma bovis causes severe disease and production losses in cattle herds. In the Danish cattle industry the focus on this infection has increased over the last couple of years due to an apparent increase in the number of outbreaks of Mycoplasma bovis including some with atypical clinical presentations. The application will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no 242 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities of March 13th, 2012. The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested in this post to apply. The position belongs to Veterinary Epidemiology under the Group of Population Biology. Veterinary Epidemiology has focus on modelling spread of disease within and between herds, diagnostic test evaluation, infectious disease control, animal welfare, evaluation of databases and also veterinary jurisprudence. Population Biology also includes the research disciplines ethology and bio-ethics. The Department of Large Animal Sciences is one of the three veterinary departments at the University of Copenhagen, the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. The department undertakes a number of scientific tasks involving large animals (production animals and horses), annual teaching of more than 200 veterinary and animal science students and development tasks and attendance of the authorities for ministries and industry. Several of the tasks are solved as commercial activities. The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises app. 7500 students, app. 1500 PhD students and app. 3200 employees. The Faculty creates new knowledge and recognition through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions for the benefit of patients and the community.

Number of award(s): A PhD Fellowship is offered.

Duration of award(s): The position is available for a 3-year period for applicants holding a relevant master’s degree.

What does it cover?  Salary and other terms of appointment are set in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne) (Academics)). The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2007).

Selection Criteria: Key criteria for the assessment of candidates:
-The grade point average achieved
-Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD program
-Previous publications
-Relevant work experience
-Other professional activities
-Language skills
-The successful candidate is also required to be enterprising and to possess good
-Interpersonal skills

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.
-Cover letter, stating the PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
-Curriculum Vitae
-Diploma(s) and detailed transcription of records
-Personal recommendations
-List of publications if any
-A maximum of three relevant scientific works which the applicant wishes to have included.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is September 2nd, 2013.

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