Application Deadline : 29 November 2011
With reference to the project manager, the work of the PhD student will consist mainly of duties in connection with research and development within Plant Biochemistry and Biosynthetic pathway discovery. The PhD student will join an established research group with the aim of elucidating the biosynthetic pathways of pharmacological interesting sesquiterpenoids. The main task of the PhD student is to discover and characterise the Cytochrome P450´s involved in the biosynthesis of Thapsigargin.
The research group comprises of four scientific staff and four PhD students at the Faculty of Life Sciences. The project is conducted in collaboration with Professor Søren Brøgger Christensen from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, and Professor Poul Nissen from University of Aarhus.
Title: Associate Professor
Name: Henrik Toft Simonsen
Direct Phone: (+45) 35333723
Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology.
Your key tasks as a PhD fellow at LIFE are:
Manage and carry through your research project
Take PhD courses
Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
Participate in international congresses
Stay at a research institution abroad for a few months
Teach and disseminate your research.
Key criteria for the assessment of candidates
A master´s degree related to the subject area of the project
The grade point average achieved
Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
Relevant work experience
Other professional activities
The positions are available for a 3-year period for applicants holding a relevant master´s degree.
The successful applicant of the PhD scholarship must pass an enrolment in the LIFE Graduate School before the Faculty can finish the letter of employment.
Graduate School of Faculty of Life Sciences, LIFE strives to give our students the best international career prospects within our main research areas.