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35 TALENT PhD Positions at Faculty of Science University of Copenhagen in Denmark 2019

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.

Description

The position is available for a 3-year period and the key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:
  • 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.

Award Value

  • 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.

Qualifications

The selection process includes four steps of evaluation:
  • 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%)

Application Procedure

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically. The application must include the following:
  • 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.

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