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PhD Scholarship in Trophic Strategy in MCPA Degrading Bacteria at University of Copenhagen, Denmark

University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD fellowship commencing 1 March 2012 or soon thereafter. The application deadline is 6 January 2012. MCPA is a widely used herbicide in agriculture, home gardens, golf courses etc. It is mainly degraded by biological processes and a range of MCPA-degrading microorganisms have been described. Despite this, concentrations above the EU limit for drinking water of 0.1 µg/L are frequently detected in ground water resources.

-A master´s degree in microbiology -A strong background in microbiology and molecular microbial ecology -The grade point average achieved -Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme -Previous publications -Relevant work experience -Other professional activities -Language skills -Interpersonal skills -Marks obtained during the first year of study on the master programme (only relevant for applicants applying for a 4-year scholarship)