PhD Fellowships in Ecophysiology at University of Copenhagen in Denmark, 2018

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Applications are inviting for two Early Career Researcher positions (ESR) within the MARIE SK?ODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS project “MixITiN” are available at the Marine Biological Section, Department of Biology University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

The project aims to bring the paradigm for marine pelagic production into the 21st century through incorporating mixotrophy into mainstream marine research.

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

Scholarship Description:

Applications Deadline: December 10, 2017
Course Level: Fellowships are available for PhD programme
Study Subject: The two ESRs that will be employed at University of Copenhagen will focus on the ecophysiology of mixotrophic protists:
ESR 2: Project title: Ecophysiology of key species of constitutive mixotrophs including those contributing to harmful algal blooms (HABs). Objectives: Explore the ecophysiology of constitutive mixotrophs (CM) such as the red tide dinoflagellates Alexandrium, Prorocentrum and Heterocapsa.
ESR 7: Project Title: Ecophysiology of key species of general non-constitutive mixotrophs (GNCMs). Objectives: explore the ecophysiology of general non-constitutive mixotrophs (GNCMs) such as the ciliates Laboea, Strombidium and Tontonnia.
Scholarship Award: The starting salary for candidates with an MSc degree will be a minimum of DKK 312.879 including annual supplement (+pension up to DKK 43.219). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Nationality: Europe
Number of Scholarships:
  There are two Fellowships available.
Scholarship can be taken in Denmark

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: European applicants are eligible to apply for these fellowships.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet following criteria:

  • Hold a Master’s degree in Biology.
  • Hold at least one degree (BSc or Masters) in a biology-facing discipline.
  • Evidenced excellent command of the English language (oral, writing)
  • Evidenced excellent numeric skills (data analysis &/or statistics &/or modelling)
  • Evidenced the ability to work productively alone and also as part of a team.
  • Willingness to work across complementary subject areas within the science topic, and engage with the public.
  • Willingness to travel within Europe

English Language Requirements: Applicants must have excellent written and verbal English skills.

Research Scholarship

Application Procedure:

  • Applicants can apply through the online processor.

How to Apply:

  • Applicants are requested to submit their application electronically by using the link below including:
  • A letter of motivation for the application with statement of research interests (max 1 page)
  • A curriculum vitae (max 2 pages)
  • List of publications
  • Copy of Bachelor and Masters Diplomas and transcripts – other relevant certificates, including grades
  • A short abstract of the M.Sc. thesis or equivalent
  • Contact details of at least two persons for references

Online Application

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