University of Copenhagen PhD Fellowship in Protein Science 2020/2021 (Paid position)

University of Copenhagen PhD Fellowship in Protein Science 2020/2021 (Paid position)

Deadline: August 10, 2020

The Department of Biology, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering up to two PhD scholarships in protein science. The position is available for a 3-year period, commencing from October 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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


  • The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.


They are seeking highly motivated applicants with an MSc degree or similar in chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry or related fields with the following competences:

  • Protein expression and purification including optimization of protocols
  • Good oral and written English competences.

It will be highly advantageous to have one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience with biophysical techniques as ITC, stopped-flow, CD or fluorescence spectroscopy or small angle X-ray scattering (not just from courses)
  • Protein NMR spectroscopy including set-up and spectral analyses
  • Structural biology
  • Computation and/or applied bioinformatics
  • Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals


The application, in English, must be submitted electronically.

 Please include:

  • Cover Letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
  • CV including a list of peer-reviewed publications (may include papers under review or submitted)
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Contact details for 1-2 former employers or supervisors
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)

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