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Tuesday, 1 June 2010

PhD Scholarships, The Department of Chemistry at University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2 PhD scholarships commencing between the 1st of July 2010 and 1st of September 2010
The Department of Chemistry at University of Copenhagen is offering a full funded and one partially funded (1/3 KU) PhD scholarships commencing between the 1st of July 2010 and 1st of September 2010.

Job description
The key tasks for PhD students at The Department of Chemistry are:
  • Research - the research project will take up most of your time
  • Teaching and dissemination
  • Participation in PhD courses
  • Writing articles and the PhD thesis
  • A stay at another research institution, possibly abroad
Key criteria for the assessment of candidates
  • A master´s degree within chemistry and 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)

Qualifications required
The scholarships are open to both Danish and international applicants. Normally, we will expect applicants to have obtained an MSc degree in Chemistry but it is also possible to enrol candidates at the 4+4 scheme with a 3-year BSc degree and 1 MSc year behind them. However this will involve additional years of study, a midway qualification exam, and lower wages for the first two years.

An assessment committee to evaluate the applications will be appointed. Each applicant will be notified of the composition of the committee and will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns her/him. The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the final selection of successful candidates will be made by the Head of the Department, based on the recommendations made by the evaluation committee.

Successful candidates will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science, University of Copenhagen and to start their enrolment not later than 30 September 2010.
Terms of appointment and payment are in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Federation of Professional Associations (AC). The starting salary for candidates with an MSc degree will be a minimum of DKK 300.174 per year (April 2010 level) plus pension contribution and the possibility to negotiate wage.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Further information can be obtained via the email address kmi[ at ]kemi.ku.dk or bols[ at ]kemi.ku.dk.

Applications and deadline
Applicants are requested to submit their application by filling in Part 1 of the application form that can be downloaded from “Application for scholarship and admission”: http://www.science.ku.dk/phd/applying/
Applications should be e-mailed as a single pdf-file to lonen[ at ]nci.science.ku.dk.

Please mark the subject field with your name and the project number that you apply for.

Deadline for applications is the 15th of June 2010 at 12:00 noon.

Applications received after the deadline or with insufficient documentation or otherwise not complying with the above requirements will not be considered.

Deadline: 15-06-2010

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