2013 PhD Scholarships in Proteasome Function in DNA Repair at University of Copenhagen in Denmark

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A PhD position in Molecular Biology and Genetics is available from January 1, 2013 or shortly thereafter at the Section for Functional Genomics, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen. The aim of the project is to study the role of the proteasome and molecular chaperones in DNA repair and how these processes impact on genome integrity. The project is funded by a grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research, and the student will work under the primary supervision of Associate Professor Michael Lisby. The Section for Functional Genomics at the Department of Biology provides a strong, international environment for research broadly in the field of Genetics and Genomics located at Copenhagen Biocenter, Ole Maaløes Vej 5, Copenhagen N. The Section currently employs 11 principal investigators, 6 technicians, 9 post docs, 25 PhD students as well as a larger number of undergraduate students. The successful candidate will investigate DNA repair pathways in two genetically tractable model systems, yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and the avian DT40 cell line, using molecular genetics, genomics and cell biological approaches. The group has several international collaborators involved in the project, so the candidate should expect one or more longer stays abroad.

 What does it cover?

The starting salary for candidates with an MSc degree will be a minimum of DKK 304.054 (April 2012 level) plus pension contribution with the possibility of salary negotiation.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with an MSc degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology or equivalent, and with good interpersonal and communication skills. Previous experience with yeast genetics and with molecular and cell biological techniques such as PCR, western blotting, cloning, fluorescence microscopy and immunostaining will be considered a plus. Fluency in spoken and written English is a strong requirement. The scholarship is open to both Danish and international applicants.

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