Monday, August 2, 2010

PhD fellow in Food and health - Natural functional components and minimal processing


Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Department of Veterinary Disease Biology on the behalf of the research school FOOD Denmark and the Graduate School of Life Sciences at Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen wishes to appoint a PhD fellow in Virulence of food borne pathogens for three years from 1st September 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job description

With reference to the project manager, the work of the PhD fellow will consist mainly of duties in connection with research of how human, food borne bacterial pathogens employ chitinase expressions as virulence factors for human infection and what the effects are on the human digestive system. The posted fellowship will take offset in tools to monitor gene expression, enzyme characteristics and virulence and it is part of a larger research project that aims at achieving a better understanding of the role of human and bacterial chitinases for health.

The appointee should have qualifications within the following areas:

•Molecular biology
•Bacterial physiology
•Food microbiology
•Have interest in gene expression studies
•Have interest in virulence studies

Qualification requirements

In connection with the appointment to the post special importance will be attached to the applicant having the professional and personal qualifications stated below:

•Passed Master?s degree in relation to the above subject areas
•Be interested in working in a team

The PhD fellow is also required to have research potential, to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills.

Terms of employment

The post will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The post is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

The position as PhD fellow requires the applicant to be approved for admission to the PhD programme at LIFE when accepted for the post.


For further information about the post, please contact Associated Professor Jørgen Leisner Department of Veterinary Disease Biology on tel. (+45) 35 33 2768 ,

General questions regarding PhD programmes should be directed to Course Administration c/o special advisor Michael Cleve Hansen, tel. + 45 3533 2056 or head clerk Lillian Zeuthen Bjørnseth on tel. +45 3533 2172. Further information on PhD programmes is available at >Education > PhD Education > Regulations.


The application should be submitted in 2 (sorted) copies. The application must include a reply e-mail address. Alternatively the application can be compiled as 1 single, .pdf-file and submitted by e-mail - see address below. Each application must include the following appendices marked with the stated appendix numbers:

Appendix 1: curriculum vitae with documentation of education.

Appendix 2: material required for expert assessment.

In addition to the material the applicant wishes to be included in the assessment, the Assessment Committee may include further material in their assessment of the applicant. In such circumstances, it is the responsibility of the applicant, on request, to send the material to the Committee.

Following processing of the application, any application material sent will be destroyed.

Receipt of the application will not be acknowledged, but the applicant will be kept continuously informed of the progress of the application.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation Executive Order no 284 of 25. April 2008.

The application, marked 625-262 should be sent to The Faculty of Life Sciences, Department of Veterinary Disease Biology, Groennegaardsvej 15, DK-1870 Frederiksberg C, where it must be received no later than 9th August 2010 at 12.00 noon.

The application can be submitted by e-mail, when compiled as 1 single .pdf-file to Applications not meeting the requirements of this announcement as well as applications received after the closing date for applications will not be considered.

The Faculty of Life Sciences is one of Europe´s leading university environments in the areas of food, health, plants, biotechnology, natural resources, the environment and related academic areas.

Please kindly mention when applying for this scholarship

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