Vacant PhD Fellowship at Copenhagen Center for Glycomics (CCG)

Vacant PhD fellowship(s) at Copenhagen Center for Glycomics (CCG)

About CCG
Copenhagen Center for Glycomics is a centre of excellence funded by University of Copenhagen and the Danish National Research Foundation dedicated to study of functions of complex carbohydrates in medicine. Complex carbohydrates of cells – the glycome – are often regarded as the third language of life after the genome and the proteome. Defects in the glycome are a major cause of hereditary diseases. The center explores and maps these genes with new enzymatic technologies to turn on and off genes and identify causes of disease. Complex carbohydrates are essential for fundamental cellular processes, and changes in the glycome are involved in e.g. metabolic diseases and cancers. We develop new methods including systems biology tools to detect mutations and the changes these infer the glycome and cellular processes. Insight into the glycome may lead to new diagnostic tools and better-targeted drugs and vaccines.
CCG hosts 6 professors with complementary expertise, 9 postdocs, 9 PhD students, 7 technicians, research assistant, graduate students, and visiting researchers. We are using state-of-the-art mass spectrometry, precise genetic engineering (nuclease-mediated gene targeting technologies) and recombinant expression platforms in our approaches in addition to comprehensive enzyme and antibody libraries. To strengthen these activities we now seek one or two candidates with specific expertise in one or more of the indicated areas for the following positions:
PhD fellowship(s) (time frame 3 years):
  • Master degree (or equivalent) in relevant field required
  • Mass spectrometry (analysis of glycosylation)
  • Precise gene engineering in mammalian cells
  • Bioinformatics (analysis of post-translational modifications and glycosylation)
Terms of employment
Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations. The positions are covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2007). Non-Danish and Danish applicants for research positions may be eligible for tax reductions, if they have not lived in Denmark the last three years.
Prospective candidates should consult CCG for further information. For further information contact Centeradministrator Ellen Høyer ( Foreign applicants may find the following links useful: (International Staff Mobility)
The application must be submitted in English, by clicking on “Apply online” below, and must include the following:
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas – all relevant certificates
  • List of publications
Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation. Research position applications will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 284 of 25 April 2008 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested in these posts to apply.
The closing date for applications is July 1st, 2014
Follow this link for further guidelines, including the criteria on which the assessment is based.
Frist: July 1st, 2014
Arbejdsgiver: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
The University of Copenhagen actively influences current and future generations through excellent research, education and co-operation. UCPH is one of the highest ranked universities in Europe and is Denmark´s oldest university, founded in 1479. Today, the University has 37,000 students and 9,000 employees affiliated across six faculties: humanities, law, natural sciences, social sciences, health sciences and theology.
Deadline: 01-07-2014
Publisher: Faculty of Health Sciences

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