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PhD Scholarship in Microbiome, Antimicrobial Resistance and Surveillance, Denmark 2017

Deadline: 14-Sep-2016

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The National Food Institute (DTU Food) invites candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background to apply for PhD Scholarship in Microbiome, Antimicrobial Resistance and Surveillance.

The ideal candidate should have atleast one of the following areas: Microbiology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, epidemiology and/or microbial ecology. Preferably, the candidate has experience with bioinformatics, statistical methods and epidemiology. Proficiency in programming languages, such as JavaScript, HTML5, perl, python, and/or R would be an advantage. The ideal candidate is ambitious and has a strong drive for obtaining high-quality results, and is interested in working in an international research environment. The candidate should be able to work independently and be able to plan and carry out complex tasks, while also being well integrated into a large and dynamic research group.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Candidates should have a master's degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master's degree in engineering.

Special emphasis will be put on:

  • Experience with microbiology, epidemiology and bioinformatics
  • Experience with and ability to work with complex data
  • Ability to work in a collaboration with researchers from different disciplines
  • Ability to work under open science conditions

The candidate should also have a strong interest for health surveillance, metagenomics, and combining microbiology and genomics with bioinformatics and epidemiology.

HOW TO APPLY

Appliaction can be done online only.

MORE INFORMATION

Please submit your online application no later than 14 September 2016.

Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (an official translation into English)
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master's degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and public service. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,300 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

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