The University of Copenhagen in Denmark invites applications for the 28 PhD positions within the Doctoral Programme, TALENT at the Faculty of Science for 2018/2019 academic year.
The 28 PhD fellowships are in the following fields:
Biodiversity; biological sciences and bioinformatics; chemical sciences; computer sciences; earth and planetary systems sciences; environment, climate and sustainability; food sciences; health and genomics; mathematical sciences, statistics & economics; nano and materials sciences; natural science education; nutrition and sports; particle physics, astro physics and cosmology; plant sciences and biotechnology.
TALENT is an international and interdisciplinary PhD programme, which offers young researchers the chance to become part of a cohort of exceptionally talented PhD students with the opportunity to cultivate their research talent. To this end, they offer:
- Access to international and intersectoral collaborations and networking with a range of industrial organisations: the Confederation of Danish Industry, the Confederation of Danish Enterprise, the Danish Agriculture and Food Council, Copenhagen Science City, DIKU Business Club.
- Access to excellent research environments and infrastructures with world leading research groups.
- Access to an extensive training and career mentoring programme with scientific training supplemented by tailor made courses in a range of academic and transferrable skills.
- Employment under world leading working environments as all fellowships are funded fully in line with Danish employment conditions.
Worth of Award
The Horizon 2020, Marie Sk?odowska-Curie COFUND rules stipulate a minimum monthly salary of EUR 2,597 (EUR 31,164 pr. year), of which H2020/MSCA/COFUND covers EUR 1,855 (EUR 22,260 pr. year). As is outlined below, SCIENCE complies fully with these rules.
In order to be eligible for the TALENT Doctoral Programme, applicants:
- May not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to TALENT’s call deadline: 1 October 2018. Time spent on obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention, compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
- Must at the TALENT call deadline (1 October 2018) be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and must not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree.
- Must hold a relevant MSc degree at the time of applying. However, candidates, who do not hold an MSc degree, are also considered eligible if their credentials and CV equal those achieved on an MSc. This could be in the form of five years of full-time undergraduate and postgraduate education OR four years of full-time undergraduate education combined with relevant courses, fieldwork, scientific publications or conducted research (these aspects must be documented by uploading additional documents as part of the CV). The background is that applicants awarded a TALENT doctoral fellowship must be enrolled in the 180 ECTS/three year PhD programme at SCIENCE. To this end, the entry requirements as defined by SCIENCE’s PhD School have to be respected.
How to Apply
The application must include the following:
- Cover/motivation letter
- Project description incl. ethics assessment form
- Prioritized CV incl. publications
- Declaration of mobility
- Documentation of academic degrees obtained: diplomas must be in English or an officially approved translation must be included.
- Copy of English test score sheet at the time of applying (for applicants with English as their second language).
- Two recommendation letters (max. 1 page of 2,500 characters each): one should be from the master thesis supervisor (if applicable), or other senior scientist that the applicant has worked closely with.
Deadline: applications close 1 October 2018, 23:59 GMT +2