The Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen is inviting applications for its 35 PhD positions within the Doctoral Programme, TALENT in Denmark for the 2019/2020 academic session.
TALENT is a unique programme by requesting, as part of the application procedure, the applicants to devise their own interdisciplinary PhD project within one of the above-mentioned 16 programme areas/panels and to indicate the department, which they find most suitable to host their project, and the names of the main supervisor and co-supervisors.
- To manage and carry through the research project
- Attend PhD courses
- Write scientific articles and the PhD thesis
- Teach and disseminate the research
- To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
- Work for the department.
- Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
- This means that the starting annual salary is currently at a minimum of EUR 43,210 (DKK 322,642), incl. annual supplement (+ annual pension contribution of minimum EUR 5,969 (DKK 44,568). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
- Eligibility and admissibility check
- Pre-selection at the department level (internal review incl. online interviews, the latter if applicable)
- Expert/international review (done remotely)
- Final selection of candidates.
- Applicants will be judged on professional merits, scientific and technological quality of the proposed project, the feasibility of the implementation and the potential impact of the proposed project.
- The review process takes into consideration the whole range of experience of the candidate.
- While focusing on their overall potential as researchers, their creativity and level of independence will also be considered.
- International and intersectorial experience will be seen positively in the evaluation. The selection criteria are weighted and fall into three defined areas:
- Excellence (weight: 50%) of which the scientific and innovative quality of the proposal (weight: 25%) and the applicant (weight: 25%)
- Impact (weight: 30%)
- Implementation (weight: 20%)
- Cover/motivation letter
- Project description incl. ethics assessment form
- CV incl. publications (and the names and contact details of two referees: one should be from the master thesis supervisor (if applicable), or other senior scientists that the applicant has worked closely with)
- Declaration of mobility
- Documentation of academic degrees obtained: diplomas must be in English or an officially approved translation must be included.
- Copy of English test score sheet (for applicants with English as their second language).
Applications Deadline: April 1, 2019.