Ph.D. scholarships in experimental biophysics and enzymology
Three Ph.D. scholarships will be available with starting dates between April 1st 2008 and April 1st 2009. The positions are fully or partially financed by the Danish Council for Strategic Research and offered in connection with the project “Thermo chemical Screening of Cellulolytic Enzymes for Second-Generation Bioethanol Production”. The project is collaboration between Roskilde University (RU) and Novozymes A/S. Candidates will be employed by the university, but should expect to share their work time between RU and Novozymes’ laboratories in Bagsværd.
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Candidates with excellent qualifications in one or several of the following areas are encouraged to apply:
- Mechanisms of enzyme regulation (inhibition, promotion, synergy)
- Protein adsorption to surfaces
- Enzymatic saccharification of biomass
- Physical and chemical properties of cellulose
- Functionally based modeling of enzyme activity
The successful candidates will apply calorimetry and other analytical techniques to characterize cellulolytic enzymes with respect to e.g. molecular mechanism and regulation. The candidates will be part of an international research group.
Terms of salary and employment
Salary and pension etc. will be in accordance with the current agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization. For further information about the vacant position please contact Science Director Kim Borch ([email protected]) or professor Peter Westh ([email protected]).
All interested parties regardless of age, sex, religious or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply. Applicants are required to sent the application by email to Kim Borch or Peter Westh and include CV, list of publications and exam results.
Please send your application as soon as possible and no later than Monday 17 March 2008 at 12 noon.