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Computational Phylogenetics at the GLOBE Institute

项目介绍

We are offering a PhD fellowship in Computational Phylogenetics commencing 1 March 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Our group and research
This project will be carried out in the Center for computational evolutionary morphometrics (CCEM) – a new interdisciplinary center for development of phylogenetic methods for analyses of morphology. The center is led by Stefan Sommer (UCPH), Rasmus Nielsen (UCPH, Berkeley), Mads Nielsen (UCPH) and Christy Hipsley (UCPH).  It is physically located in Copenhagen, but with strong links to University of California, Berkeley. The project participants should expect to participate in visits and research stays at UC Berkeley. This position will be housed in the GLOBE institute, at the section for GeoGenetics: https://globe.ku.dk/research/geogenetics/, which is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND).

Project description
Organismal morphology is studied in biology to decode evolutionary relationships among species and to test evolutionary hypotheses in the context of phylogenies. The Stochastic Morphometry project aims to develop statistical models of evolutionary morphological change, thereby making phylogenetic inference tools applicable for studying shape evolution. The aim is to develop an entirely new framework for phylogenetic analyses that treat the full 2D or 3D shape, such as the 2D shape of a butterfly wing or the 3D shape of a mammalian cranium, as an evolving object along the lineages of a phylogeny.

This position will focus on developing computational methods for inferences of shapes evolution on phylogenies using stochastic strategies for calculating transition probabilities of shape change. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with researchers working on the mathematics of differential geometry and shape transformation and biologists working on applied phylogenetics.

Principal supervisor isProfessor RasmusNielsen, GLOBE Institute, University of Copenhagen, E-mail: rasmus_nielsen@berkeley.edu, Phone +1 (510) 643 4993.
Start date: 1 March 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Duration: Depending on your level of education, you can undertake the PhD program as either: 

Option A: A three-year full-time study within the framework of the regular PhD program (5+3 scheme), if you already have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master’s degree. 

Option B: An up to five-year full-time study program within the framework of the integrated MSc and PhD program (the 3+5 or 4+4 scheme), if you do not have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master´s degree – but you have an education equivalent to a Danish bachelors´s degree.

For further information, see: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/guidelines/PhD_Guidelines.pdf.

Job description
Your key tasks as a PhD fellow at SUND are:

  • Complete and pass a MSc education in accordance with the curriculum of the relevant MSc program (ONLY when you are attending the integrated MSc and PhD program)
  • Complete an independent research project under supervision.
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approximately 30 ECTS points.
  • Participate in active research environments including a stay at another research environment.
  • Obtaining experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Teaching and disseminating your knowledge.
  • Writing a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree (5+3 model) or Bachelors (4+4 or 3+5 model) related to the subject area of the project, e.g. Computer Science, Statistics, or Biology. Please note that your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (two years).

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved and grades in relevant course work such as courses in Probability Theory, Stochastic Processes, Mathematical Statistics, Evolutionary Biology, and Phylogenetics.
  • Solid programming experience in C/C++ or similar languages.
  • Previous documented research experience in computational phylogenetics or computational statistics
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities including outreach and work on diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • A curious mind-set with a strong interest in applying advanced mathematics, statistics and computer science techniques in biology
  • Good English language skills, both orally and written.

Place of employment
The place of employment is at the GLOBE Institute, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. The successful applicant will be housed together with other PhD students and Postdocs in the interdisciplinary Center for computational evolutionary morphometrics (CCEM)  

Terms of employment

Option A: Getting into a position on the regular PhD program 

Qualifications needed for the regular program
To be eligible for the regular PhD program, you must have completed a degree program, equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (180 ECTS/3 FTE BSc + 120 ECTS/2 FTE MSc) related to the subject area of the project (see above). For information of eligibility of completed programs, see General assessments for specific countries and Assessment database

Terms of employment in the regular program
The position as PhD fellow is full time and is for 3 years. 

Employment is conditional upon your successful enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant. 

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the University’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 27,871 / approx. EUR 3,741 (October 2021-level) plus pension.

Option B: Getting into a position on the integrated MSc and PhD program

Qualifications needed for the integrated MSc and PhD program

If you do not have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master´s degree, you might be qualified for the integrated MSc and PhD program, if you have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish bachelor´s degree. Here you can find out, if that is relevant for you: General assessments for specific countries and Assessment database.  

Terms of the integrated program
To be eligible for the integrated scholarship, you are (or are eligible to be) enrolled at one of the faculty’s master programs.

Students on the integrated program will enroll as PhD students simultaneously with completing their enrollment in this MSc degree program.

The duration of the integrated program is up to five years and depends on the number of credits that you have passed on your MSc program. For further information about the study program, please see: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/guidelines/.

Until the MSc degree is obtained, (when exactly two years of the full 3+5 program remains), the grant will be paid partly in the form of 48 state education grant portions (in Danish: “SU-klip”) plus salary for work (teaching, supervision etc.) totaling a workload of at least 150 working hours per year. A PhD grant portion is DKK 6,397 (2022 level). Salary is DKK 222 per working hour + 12.5% holiday pay (1 October 2021 level).

When you have obtainedtheMSc degree, you will transfer to the salary-earning part of the scholarship for a period of two years. At that point, the terms of employment and payment will be according to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State (AC). The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure. Salary range starts at DKK 27,871.38 per month incl. PhD supplement (1 October 2021 level).

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor.
General information about PhD studies at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available at the Graduate School’s website: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/guidelines/.

Application procedure
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application must include the following documents in PDF format: 

1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)

2. CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position

3. Certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted. As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database. Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science

4. Publication list (if possible)

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