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International PhD Fellowships in Microbial Genomics, Metagenomics and Bioinformatics in Denmark

International PhD Fellowships in Microbial Genomics, Metagenomics and Bioinformatics in Denmark

The University of Copenhagen is looking to recruit excellent students to apply for the International PhD Fellowships in Microbial Genomics, Metagenomics, and Bioinformatics for the academic session 2022/2023.

The fellowship aims to support high-achieving international students who are going to enroll in the PhD degree program at the department of biology in Denmark.

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The University of Copenhagen, founded in 1479, is Denmark’s oldest university and research institution. The University of Copenhagen is a world-class research university that allows its students to research various topics. The total number of enrolled students is about 40,000, including about 23,000 undergraduate students and 17,000 graduate students.

What study at the University of Copenhagen? Its mission is to provide the best research-based education possible, and working with a world-class research team will allow students to advance their international careers. This PhD project takes a novel approach to research, aiming to generate a fundamental understanding of how cold plasma treatment oxidizes grain proteins.

Application Deadline:  The application deadline is July 21, 2022, 23:59 GMT +2. 

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of Copenhagen
  • Department: Department of Biology
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: 28,365.85 DKK
  • Number of Awards: N/A
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in Denmark

International PhD Fellowships in Microbial Genomics, Metagenomics and Bioinformatics in Denmark


  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD degree in microbial genomics, metagenomics and bioinformatics.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • A three-year full-time study within the framework of the regular PhD programme (5+3 scheme), if you already have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master’s degree.
  • Background in molecular microbiology, bacterial genetics, and evolution.
  • Documented experience working with computational biology and bioinformatics.
  • Considerable expertise in comparative genomics and genetic context-driven research applied to microbiology.
  • Ability to work with command-line tools. Coding skills using standard languages such as Python, R, and bash.
  • They are excited to be part of a team and comfortable working independently.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: The applicants need to apply through the online portal of the university. After getting enrolled, applicants must complete and submit the online application form.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science or Master of Science and transcript of records in the original language, including an official English translation if issued in another language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
  • Motivation letter specifying project-related experience.
  • Complete publication list, if any.
  • If available, separate reprints of 2-3 particularly relevant papers.
  • Admission Requirements: To be eligible, applicants must have BSc in Biology, Biochemistry, or a related Biological Sciences field and MSc in Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, or a related Biological Sciences field.
  • Language Requirement: If English is not your first language, you should provide evidence of English language ability: IELTS, TOEFL, or other acceptable proof.


The University of Copenhagen will provide a monthly salary starting at 28,365.85 DKK. Including negotiation for salary, supplement is possible.

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