The University of Copenhagen in Denmark is inviting applications in the Department of BioComplexity, Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science for a 1 PhD position in quantitative and conceptual modelling of biological systems in 2019.

Project description 
1 PhD position in quantitative and conceptual modelling of biological systems. The Center for Models of Life at the Niels Bohr Institute has up to two openings for PhD studies in quantitative and conceptual modelling of biological systems. They are looking for an exceptional candidate with a good theoretical foundation that will engage in developing their contemporary theoretical models on complex and biological systems. Potential topics include the dynamics of formation of shapes in embryonic development, of epidemics in the perspective of the immune response of the host, single cell variations in bacterial growth and behaviour or of other topics to be discussed with the advisor(s).
Job description
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:
  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department

Worth of Award

  • The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
  • Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
  • The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 322,642 (approx. €43,015) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,567). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.


  • Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Physics, Complex systems, Computational Biology or a related field by the start of the position, with good results and good English skills.
  • As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

How to Apply

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below;
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees
The University wishes their staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Deadline: Application closes May 5, 2019, 23:59 GMT +1. 


Click here for more details and to apply

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