Our group and research
The PhD Fellowship is located in the research group of Veterinary Pathology. The purpose of the research group is to improve human and animal health through comparative pathological studies. Focus is especially on infectious diseases, where spontaneous infections in, e.g. poultry, pigs and cattle are analysed together with infections in various experimental animal models. The research contributes to evidence based solutions of actual health challenges associated with especially bacterial, viral and fungal infections. In all studies, application of different in situ methods are applied in order to elucidate both simple and complex infection biology interactions with respect to the inflammatory response and the host-pathogen interaction.
The main task in the project will be the development, evaluation and application of a new porcine model for prosthetic joint infection (PJI) in humans. The model will be established in Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs with insertion of customized hip or knee prosthesis. The model will be used for the study of infections and antibacterial surface coatings. The PhD student will perform surgeries, infection development monitoring and post-mortem characterization including histopathology.
Principal supervisor isAssociate Professor Louise Kruse Jensen, DVM, PhD, dr.med. Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Section for Pathobiological Sciences, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Start: 1 December 2021
Duration: 3 years as a PhD student
Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:
- Carry through an independent research project under supervision
- Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
- Participate in active research environments including a stay at another research team
- Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
- Teach and disseminate your knowledge
- Write 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 in medicine or veterinary medicine
Other important criteria are:
- The grade point average achieved
- Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
- Previous publications
- Relevant work experience
- Other professional activities
- Curious mind-set with a strong interest in experimental animals, pathology (including histopathology), and orthopaedic surgery.
- Language skills
Place of employment
The place of employment is at Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. We have modern facilities for performing large animal experiments and pathological analysis
Terms of employment
The employment as PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years.
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.
It is conditioned upon the applicant’s successful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate 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 Faculty’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 26.755 DKK /approx. 3.567 EUR (April 2018-level) plus pension.
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor.
General information about PhD study at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available at the Graduate School’s website: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/guidelines/
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
4. Publication list (if possible)
Application deadline: Sunday 22 August 2021, 23.59pm CET
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.
The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.
The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.
Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.
You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/
The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
Interviews are expected to be held in week 38 and 39