Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a position as hourly paid PhD fellow in Crop Sciences commencing 01.01.2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Description of the scientific environment
The section Crop Sciences studies and teaches basic and applied sciences related to crop production. The core of our interest is the interaction between G (genotype), M (management) and E (environment) as the basis of crop growth and production of sustainable food, ornamentals, fibre and bioenergy.
The effect of elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration (eCO2) on wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) grain quality within a single generation has been widely studied, while the long-term response over multiple generations has remained unknown. In order to better adapt crops to a future warmer and CO2-enriched environment, the current research aims to explore the multigenerational interactive effects of eCO2 and heat stress on grain quality in wheat, and to underpin the biochemical and physiological mechanisms. The results will advance our understanding of the long-term impact of global change on food quality and human nutrition.
Principal supervisor isProfessor,Fulai Liu, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, email@example.com, Direct Phone: 35 33 33 92.
The position is available for a 1-year period and 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
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Agriculture with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.
Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State, appendix 5 C.
The position is available for 1 year with an average number of working hours of 10 hours per week.
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
- Cover Letter
- Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
- Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
The deadline for applications is 7th December 2021, 23:59 GMT +1.
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science.
You can read more about the recruitment process athttp://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Fulai Liu, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, firstname.lastname@example.org, Direct Phone: 35333392.
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.