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PhD Fellowships in Plant-Microbiome Assembly at University of Copenhagen, Denmark

PhD Fellowships in Plant-Microbiome Assembly at University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The Department of Biology at the University of Copenhagen is seeking to hire enthusiastic and talented students to apply for the PhD Fellowships in Plant-Microbiome Assemblyfor the academic year 2022/2023.

This project investigates the role of microbial interactions as key drivers for microbiome composition and activity, specifically focussing on interspecies cooperation/competition and the resulting priority effects.

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This is a great opportunity for students to earn higher education in Denmark.

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The University of Copenhagen is a research-led university that provides research and education of the highest international standards. It is one of the most prestigious universities in Scandinavia and one of the best in Europe. The University of Copenhagen is ranked 81st on the 2021 list of the world’s best universities published by QS World University Rankings.

Why choose the University of Copenhagen? The University of Copenhagen is a world-class research university that enables its students to carry out research that covers a broad range of aspects. The university will provide a supportive environment for the career development of independent scientists. It’s a good incentive to keep your mind active throughout the summer and further your academic career and experience.

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

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of Copenhagen
  • Department: Department of biology or faculty of science
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Salary
  • Number of Awards: N/A
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in Denmark

PhD Fellowships in Plant-Microbiome Assembly at University of Copenhagen, Denmark


  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD degree in biology, molecular biomedicine, biochemistry, nanoscience.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • Highly motivated and ambitious individual with good interpersonal and communication skills. Highly desired candidates will have a solid theoretical background in plant-microbiome interactions. As well as practical experience with techniques in microbiology and molecular biology. A strong interest in bioinformatics and bioimaging is also considered advantageous.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: The applicants must apply for admission through the online application of the university. After getting enrolled, applicants must complete and submit the online application form.
  • Supporting Documents: Candidates must submit the following supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter detailing your motivation and background for this project.
  • 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.
  • Other information for consideration, e.g., scientific publications (if any)
  • 1-3 reference letters (if any)
  • Admission Requirements: Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Plant-Biology, Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, and Biotechnology or similar with good results and good English skills. The MSc degree has to be awarded before the employment date.
  • Language Requirement: If English is not your first language, you should provide evidence of English or Danish language ability: IELTS, TOEFL, or other acceptable proof.


The University of Copenhagen will provide a salary and full-time employment for a maximum of 3 years to the successful candidates.

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