Tuesday, November 16, 2010

PhD Fellowship in Carbohydrate Analysis, Denmark


A three year PhD fellowship is available at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB), University of Southern Denmark (Odense).

The aim of the project is to characterise carbohydrates which have been produced by naturally occurring as well as genetically engineering enzymes. Both in vitro and in vivo generated products will be of interest. In addition, characterisation of carbohydrate-metabolising enzymes and of glycoproteins will be within the scope of the project. The main technological platform for characterisation will be mass spectrometry/tandem mass spectrometry often in combination with liquid chromatography. The project will involve implementation of existing techniques in carbohydrate analysis as well as development of new analytical techniques, which can meet the challenges of complex samples obtained by enzymatic processes.

The project is a joint effort between University of Southern Denmark and the Technical University of Denmark. The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Southern Denmark has a unique international position in biological mass spectrometry with expertise and equipment at the highest level. The Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark has strong competences in enzyme technology and bioconversion to produce prebiotic oligosaccharides, fibres and hydrocolloids with healthy functional properties.

The successful applicant will have practical experience within analytical (bio)chemistry - preferably mass spectrometry and/or liquid chromatography, but also knowledge in life sciences related to biochemistry or protein chemistry. Proficiency in spoken and written English is required as the PhD student will be working in very international environments.

For further information please contact associate professor Finn Kirpekar, tel.: +45 6550 2414, e-mail:, web:

Application, salary, etc.:

Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three years. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 1 October 2008 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).

The university encourages all persons interested in the position to apply, regardless of their age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:

• A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages)
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information
• Certified copy of diploma
• Reference letters, signed

All applications should be marked: “Job ID 103051”.

Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University.

Applications must be forwarded by e-mail (in Adobe PDF format or Word XP 2003 legible format) to

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.

Please kindly mention when applying for this scholarship

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