Doctoral Fellowship in Ecology of Listeria Monocytogenes in Denmark

The University of Copenhagen is excited to offer a Fellowship for students pursuing PhD program in the field of Ecology of Listeria Monocytogenes at the university. Either Danish or foreign students are invited to apply. Those are selected will receive a competitive salary. To apply, all of the required documents must be received no later than 15 June 2015.

Scholarship Description
Department of Veterinary Disease Biology (IVS), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND) at the University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship commencing 1st September 2015 or soon thereafter. The application deadline is 15 June 2015. The project is a 3-year Marie Curie PhD project concerning the regulation of virulence by carbohydrates in the human, pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. For this bacterium carbohydrates play a central role in the transition from the external environment to the human host. The project will address the mechanism behind this adaptation and the impact it has on the bacterium as a foodborne pathogen. The project is part of the Horizon 2020 funded European training network List-MAPS (Training and research in Listeria monocytogenes adaptation through proteomic and transcriptome deep sequencing analysis) and will thus be cooperating with national and international partners within the area of understanding the ecology of L. monocytogenes to decipher the transcriptional regulatory circuitry that drives adaptation and virulence of L. monocytogenes from farm to fork.

Award Value
Each of the successful fellows will receive benefit of Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2007).

Level and Area of Studies
PhD degree in the field of Ecology of Listeria Monocytogenes.

Place of Study
The study can be taken at University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Eligibility and Criteria
To be eligible, all successful candidates must pass an enrolment at our Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences before the Faculty can finish the letter of employment. The Graduate School strives to give our students the best international career prospects within our main research areas. Key criteria for the assessment of candidates
–A master’s degree related to the subject area of the project
-The grade point average achieved
-Scientific skills and competencies relevant to the PhD programme
-Previous publications
-Relevant work experience
-Labwork experience
-Other professional activities
-Language skills
-Interpersonal skills
-Other experiences

Applicants’ Nationality
All nationalities are welcome to apply.

Application Instruction
The application should be made online. The following documents must be submitted through the online system:
-Cover Letter, detailing your motivation and background
-CV including list of publications (if any)
-Diploma and transcripts of records
-Personal Recommendations
-Up to 3 relevant scientific works applicant want to have included in the assessment

Submission Deadline
15 June 2015.

Website and Application Link