A three years PhD position is available from September 2021 in the team of Associate Professor Paolo Ceppi at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the University of Southern Denmark. The research group is interested in unravelling novel fundamental mechanisms that govern the plasticity of cancer cells in solid tumors, with a special focus on the impact of metabolic pathways on cancer stemness, EMT and chemoresistance. The lab is located in the SDU Main Campus in Odense, Denmark.
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- A master’s degree or equivalent within the field of cell or molecular biology.
- Knowledge and practical experience in basic techniques (cell cultures, western blotting, qPCR, cloning, immunofluorescence, etc.).
- Strong motivation, ability to work independently and an open-minded interest in cancer research.
- Good English level (written and oral) and strong communication skills.
For further information please contact Paolo Ceppi, tel.: +45 6550 4880, e-mail: email@example.com.
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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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