Copenhagen Center of Glycomics, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Copenhagen in Denmark invites applications for the PhD Fellowships for 2018/2019 academic session. Start Date: From 1 June 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter
The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM) offers an ambitious scientific environment, with many different nationalities represented. ICMM aims to produce research with high international impact focusing on the functional cell, its genetic components and molecular cellular mechanisms in a medical context. ICMM currently comprises five research programs, three high profile Research Centers as well as a number of international research groups. The scientists at ICMM are involved in high-quality research-based undergraduate and graduate teaching programs at the University of Copenhagen. You can read more at
Copenhagen Center for Glycomics is a Center of Excellence funded partly by the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF). The Center is comprised of 6 senior professors, 4 junior professors, 7 postdocs and 10 PhD students, and focuses on complex carbohydrates and their role in health and disease. We have a unique approach to glycomics using primarily gene editing of the glycogenome to uncover and dissect biological functions of glycosylation.
The Center has a wide international collaborative network with academic institutions and industry.
The key tasks:
  • Carry out independent research under supervision
  • Participate in active research environments
  • An obligation to conduct some undergraduate teaching and associated examinations or other types of dissemination related to your project
  • It is required that you complete courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
The project will be supervised by Professor Hans H. Wandall

 Worth of Award

  • The successful candidates to the PhD positions will be offered a full-time position for a period of three years, contingent on a satisfactory performance, with the specific intent that it results in a PhD degree and scientific publications.
  • It is a prerequisite for the appointment as a PhD fellow that the person concerned can be registered as a PhD fellow according to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Executive Order no 18 of 14. January 2008. Information about the PhD programs at the Faculty of Health Science can be found at
  • 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 organization.
Applicants to the PhD program must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project:
  • Glycobiology
  • Genetic engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell culture work
  • Epithelial biology
  • Mass spectrometry
Other selection criteria considered important:
  • The grade point average achieved
  • Strong motivation and excellent scientific skills.
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
  • Previous publications
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
In all cases, the ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration, and thus the University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.
How to Apply
The application must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
  • Applications must be written in English and include (i) a motivation for the application (up to 1 A4 page), (ii) curriculum vitae, (iii) list of publications, (iv) a copy of MSc diploma/PhD diploma and grade transcripts, (v) a short review of scientific research conducted previously for an MSc thesis/PhD thesis or equivalent, and (vi) the names, e-mails, telephone numbers and addresses of 2-3 referees.
  • After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at
For further information about the fellowship please contact: Center Coordinator Signe Kramer, mail: [email protected], phone no.: 23840150.
Deadline: applications close May 1, 2018.

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