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  1. chocopie2000

    chocopie2000 Thèm thuồng

    Industrial PhD position at DLF-TRIFOLIUM A/S in cooperation with University of Aarhus

    Industrial PhD Position in Genomic Ryegrass Breeding in Aarhus University (DK)

    An Industrial PhD position at DLF-TRIFOLIUM A/S in cooperation with University of Aarhus, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences (DJF), Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, is open for applications. The position is available for three years beginning as soon as possible.

    Research area and project description

    The objective of this industrial PhD project is to evaluate and implement tools for Genome Wide Selection (GWS) in ryegrass breeding. Genomic information is now in use in several animal species for the prediction of genetic merit. GWS has revolutionized animal breeding, and is also expected to have great potential in grass breeding. Implementation of the technology into ryegrass breeding involves a number of new technical and statistical challenges, to be addressed in this project. In contrast to animals, ryegrass, like other outcrossing species, is bred in families and not as individuals.

    Newcomputational/statistical tools relying on Bayesian principles for high dimensional model selection need to be developed and implemented. The methods must take account of the specifics of ryegrass breeding and utilize genome sequence based on family samples.

    The PhD project will specifically address: (1) development of genomic prediction models based on phenotype data collected on families and allele frequency data obtained from sequencing of family pools; (2) development of parameters and algorithms for corrections of putative population structures in the association model; (3) validate developed models on data from a ryegrass breeding program and make genetic merit predictions for new breeding material.

    The PhD student will be part of a group dedicated to research on GWS in ryegrass, which is placed in a stimulating scientific environment at the Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, AU (Foulum). As part of a new strategic venture, AU and DLF have joined forces in developing genomic prediction tools for grasses and other outbreeding species.

    This newly established setup includes front edge competencies in genomic predictions and statistical biometrics, ryegrass sequencing and SNP, ryegrass breeding and mutation detection. The Ph.D. student will get a good fingertip feeling of plant breeding and data acquisition by actively participating in the collection of phenotype data from field experiments and lab analyses. This will be done at DLF-TRIFOLIUM’s breeding stations in Denmark, England and France. The other part of the study will be conducted at the University and includes research as indicated above, participation in courses and on
    conferences related to the topic as well as dissemination of knowledge to professional as well as general audience,

    Qualifications and specific competences

    Applicants to the PhD position must have a relevant Master’s degree (or graduate in the very near future – documentation for final thesis and date of examination must be enclosed in the application) or equivalent. We are seeking a candidate with a strong interest in computational/statistical analysis, for instance an MSc in quantitative genetics or in biostatistics with an interest for applications in agriculture.

    Applicants must have an average grade point 8.2 according to the current Danish 7-point scale, or 9.0 according to the previous scale in order to qualify. Applicants not meeting this requirement need to demonstrate other scientific merits (i.e. publication in peer review journals, patents, or significant participation in research projects).

    Application procedures

    Application should be submitted by email to Senior Scientist Christian Sig Jensen, DLF-TRIFOLIUM A/S (csje@dlf.dk) on Monday, 12 September 2011, at 16:00 PM at the latest and include the following enclosures:
    • Motivation letter (application)
    • CV and publication list, if any
    • Diplomas including transcripts*
    *Note that you need to calculate your grade point average, both for the MSc part and for the BSc. Grade point average should be weighted relatively to course credits, and is calculated as the sum of each grade times the course credits (e.g. ECTS) divided by the total sum of course credits. Pass/fail courses are not included in the grade point average. Information on how to transfer from ECTS/US grade equivalent to Danish scale and how to calculate grade point average can be found at

    Place of Employment and Place of Work

    The place of employment is DLF-TRIFOLIUM A/S, Højerupvej 31, 4660 Store Heddinge, Denmark.
    The place of work is partly at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Research Centre Foulum, 8830 Tjele, Denmark, and at DLF-TRIFOLIUM A/S, Højerupvej 31, 4660 Store Heddinge, Denmark.

    Salary and Terms of Employment

    Salary and terms of employment are according to current agreement for state-employed academics and government circular from the Ministry of Finance regarding PhD students.

    Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact: Senior Scientist, Christian Sig Jensen (csje@dlf.dk) or Research Director, Klaus K. Nielsen (kkn@dlf.dk) at DLF-TRIFOLIUM or Prof. Just Jensen (Just.Jensen@agrsci.dk) at University of Aarhus

    Source: http://agrsci.au.dk/fileadmin/DJF/Uddannelse/SAFE/Ad_Industrial_PhD_DLF_1_.pdf
  2. nguyennamthanh

    nguyennamthanh Thèm thuồng

    PhD scholarship in Soil Microbiology at University of Copenhagen Denmark

    December 9, 2011

    PhD scholarship in Soil Microbiology: Development and validation of standardized analysis of soil biodiversity at the Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen
    Soil is by far the most species-rich of the Earth´s many microbial habitats with hundreds of thousands of different microbial species in a few grams. Soil will continue to be vital component contributing to Ecosystem Services. In this project we will use Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) to explore the bacterial biodiversity and its links with ecosystem services. The project aims to develop a high throughput analyses toolbox for soil biodiversity and activity -based on cutting-edge molecular technologies that will enable cost-efficient in-depth analyses of the diversity and activity of soil microorganisms and soil microfauna that will be used to help to evaluate ecosystem services that these soils provide.
    The successful candidate will use a combination of high throughput technologies to describe soil microbial communities based on DNA and RNA. The work involves second generation DNA-sequencing (pyrosequencing and Illumina-based) technology. In addition, the successful candidate will implement protocols for quantitative analysis of specific bioindicators using Q-PCR.
    The position is funded for 3 years through a recently established “Trainbiodiverse” FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network. The project will be carried out at Section of Microbiology, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen. For more information please visit: http://www1.bio.ku.dk/english/research/em/
    We are looking for an expert bioinformatician with experience in NGS data analysis and analysis of microbial metagenomic data.
    M.Sc. in, microbiology, molecular biology or similar relevant discipline.
    Experience with high throughput sequencing including pyrosequencing or Ilumina sequencing will be advantageous.
    Experience of standardised sampling methods and nucleic acid isolation.
    Documented experience with molecular tools including Q-PCR.
    Fluency in English.
    You will be able to engage in teamwork within the group and our collaborators.
    Recruiting is in accordance with the rules for Marie Curie Initial Training Networks. At the time of recruitment, it is a requirement that PhD candidates have not been awarded the doctorate degree and are in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. Furthermore, at the time of selection by the host organization, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.
    An assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the applications. Applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns her/him. The final selection of a successful candidate will be made by Professor Søren J. Sørensen and the head of department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD School of Science, University of Copenhagen.
    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). Moreover, the salary of the candidate will be in accordance with the rules and regulations laid down in the Marie Curie Grant Agreement.
    The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
    Applicants are requested to submit their application by filling in relevant parts of the form “Application for PhD scholarship and enrolment to the PhD School” at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd/staff/...pplication_for_scholarship_and_admission.doc/
    The application must contain:
    Motivated letter of application
    Curriculum vitae
    List of publications
    Transcript of university examinations (in English)
    Contact details of 2 persons for references.
    The form, together with appendices requested in that form and above should be e-mailed as a single PDF-file to job9@bio.ku.dk Please include in the subject field “your name – PhD scholarship in Soil Microbiology “. In addition, a signed hardcopy of the application must be posted to Jannike Dyrskjøt, Nørre Allé 51, University of Copenhagen, 2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark. The deadline for applications is December 18, 2011.
    Applications received after the deadline, or with insufficient documentation or otherwise not complying with the above requirements, may not be considered. It is expected that the successful candidate will be enrolled at the PhD School of the Faculty of Science in January 2012.
    For further information please contact Professor Søren J. Sørensen sjs@bio.ku.dk
  3. nguyennamthanh

    nguyennamthanh Thèm thuồng

    PhD position molecular microbiology at Denmark

    December 8, 2011

    PhD fellow in Antimicrobial resistance
    Department of Veterinary Disease Biology at University of Copenhagen offers a PhD scholarship for three years commencing February 1st 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter. The application deadline is January 1st 2012.
    Project description
    The PhD project is part of a large research project in collaboration with seven Danish and international partners. The project aims to understand the influence of antimicrobial treatment strategies on antimicrobial resistance development in pig production.
    The student will have a specific research assignment with emphasis on experimental studies of resistance development using animal models and genetically marked bacterial strains. The project is financed by the Danish Strategic Research Council. The position is placed in the section for Microbiology, which currently houses one of the largest research groups in antibiotic resistance in Denmark. The group coordinates and participates in several Danish and EU-funded projects on antibiotic resistance.
    Principal supervisor
    Professor John Elmerdahl Olsen
    E-mail: jeo@life.ku.dk
    Direct Phone: (+45) 35332784 .
    Department of Veterinary Disease Biology, Stigbøjlen 4, 1870 Frederiksberg C.
    Job description
    Your key tasks as a PhD fellow at University of Copenhagen are:
    Manage and carry out your research project. The project is co-supervised by Professor Stefan Schwarz, Friedrich-Loeffler Institute, Germany, and the student must be willing to spend up to 6 months in his laboratory
    Take PhD courses
    Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
    Participate in international congresses
    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
    Work with antimicrobial resistance
    Work with molecular microbiology
    Work with experimental animals
    Previous publications
    Relevant work experience
    Other professional activities
    Language skills
    Interpersonal skills
    Formal requirements
    The position is 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 a Graduate School at University of Copenhagen before the University can finish the letter of employment.
    Graduate Schools at University of Copenhagen strives to give the students the best international career prospects within our main research areas.
    Terms of employment
    The position will be filled according to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The post is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.
    Application Procedure
    Apply by clicking “Apply online” below.
    Applications – in English – must include:
    Cover Letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
    Diploma and transcripts of records
    Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any), peer reviewed and other
    Personal Recommendations
    A maximum of 3 relevant scientific works which the applicant wishes to be included in the assessment.
    The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation Executive Order no 284 of 25th April 2008.
    By the end of January 2012, all applicants will have received information regarding the evaluation of their application. Receipt of the application will not be acknowledged.
    The application must be received no later than January 1st 2012. Applications received later than this date will not be considered.
    For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor.
    General information about PhD programmes is available at www.LIFE.ku.dk/LIFEphd.
    Apply online
    Deadline: 01-01-2012

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