The University of Copenhagen seeks applications for a three-year PhD fellowship in Drug Delivery at Department of Pharmacy. Successful applicants will carry through an independent research project under supervision.

The PhD fellowship is financed by The Danish National Research Foundation and Villum Foundation’s Center for Intelligent Drug Delivery and Sensing Using Microcontainers and Nanomechanics (IDUN) and the Department of Pharmacy. The fellowship is commencing 1 June 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.The Information Retrieval Lab at the University of Copenhagen offers a research environment with much freedom: to a large extent, you shape the research you work on and the ideas you pursue.

The University of Copenhagen is the oldest university and research institution in Denmark. Founded in 1479 as a studium generale, it is the second oldest institution of higher education in Scandinavia after Uppsala University.

Positions are available for pursuing PhD programme. The Information Retrieval Lab has two open PhD positions

  • PhD position 1 seeks to investigate the level of uncertainty in probability estimates of ranking models.
  • PhD position 2 seeks to investigate compositionality in text semantics.

Worth of Award

  • Terms of appointment and payment are in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
  • The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 309,109 (April 2016 level) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 42,699) + mobility allowance and family allowance (where applicable) as part of the MSCA programme.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the Denmark


Applicants must meet the following area for the scholarship

  • Master degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or related field
  • Strong programming skills
  • Strong mathematical background
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English

Additionally, candidates need to stand out in at least one of the following key criteria of excellence used for the assessment:

  • Grades that document an outstanding academic record
  • Scientific publication(s) in recognized, peer-reviewed venues
  • Awards and honours
  • Professional qualifications and work experience
  • Danish and Non- Danish applicants are eligible to apply for PhD Positions.


How to Apply

The application must be in English and must be submitted electronically. The application must contain the following:

  • Letter of motivation (max. two pages) that includes a description of how the qualifications are met
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Master thesis as PDF (final or in draft; if draft, then state the expected submission date)
  • Assessment of master thesis (final or provisional if the thesis is not submitted)
  • Reference letters from two referees (signed and dated)
  • Transcripts of grades, documenting an outstanding academic record. Unless the candidate’s diploma and transcripts of grades are in Danish or English, the candidate must procure a certified translation. Furthermore, the candidate must include official information about the grading scale.
  • PDFs of any scientific publications that you have co-authored.

Deadline: The deadline for applications is April 30, 2017.

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