A PhD fellowship within the field nucleic acid chemistry is available at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark (SDU). The PhD fellowship is available from 1 October 2017 or shortly thereafter. The PhD-fellowship is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark | Natural Sciences and by the University of Southern Denmark (SDU).
The research project will be focused on design, synthesis and evaluation of short functionalized oligonucleotides for the development of potentially therapeutic nucleic acids.
We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled person to work on the project. The successful candidate should have a bachelor degree in chemistry and a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry and experience with nucleosides related to modified oligonucleotides. The candidate should be able to work in a collaborative environment and have strong written and verbal communication skills.
The appointment will be for a term of three (5+3 programme for applicants with a master's degree) or four (4+4 programme for students who have not yet finished their master studies) years. Prospective candidates are required to include in the application at least two letters of recommendation. The application deadline is 26 September 2017.
For further information about the project please contact Poul Nielsen (e-mail: , phone +45 65 50 25 65).
Application, salary etc.
Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three years (students who have completed their MSc) or four years (students who have not yet completed their MSc). 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 of 10 November 2015 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).
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: 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.
Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University.
Applications must be submitted electronically using the link below. 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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26 september 2017