A PhD position starting 1 September 2021 is available at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, SDU for research on an exciting project in algorithmic aspects of cheminformatics supported by the Danish Research Council: “Algorithmic Cheminformatics Meets Causality Analysis”. We are seeking an excellent and highly motivated individual with an MSc degree in computer science or a related subject. The ideal candidate has familiarity with one or more of the following areas: algorithmics, concurrency theory, graph transformation, algorithm engineering, systems chemistry, or systems biology. Proven competences in programming and ease with formal thinking are a necessity.
The goal of the PhD project will be to combine state-of-the art approaches from concurrency theory (project co-host Harvard Medical School) and graph transformation (SDU) in order to develop ground-breaking computational methods applicable to the analysis of large networks of chemical reactions.
The Algorithmic Cheminformatics group at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers a dynamic research environment, comprising two full professors, an assistant professor, three postdocs, and several students. The project is a joint effort with Harvard Medical School (Department of Systems Biology), who will host the PhD student for extended visits.
The research group is located at the main campus of SDU which is located in Odense, the third largest town in Denmark, 1:20 hours by train west of Copenhagen. Denmark is known for its high standards of living, free health care, and competitive salaries. The yearly salary for a PhD lies in the range from EUR 44,000 to 53,000 (before taxation and not including pension). Please see links below for detailed information on salaries, taxation, and entering and working in Denmark.
For further information please contact Professor Daniel Merkle (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +45 6550 2322).
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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 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.
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 wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:
• A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)
• A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box “Application form”)
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information
• Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades
• At least two signed reference letters. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: email@example.com mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.
Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.
Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University.
Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.
Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.
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