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PhD Fellowship in Glycosciences at University of Copenhagen in Denmark 2019/20


Application for the PhD Fellowship in Glycosciences at University of Copenhagen in Denmark 2019/20 Entry is now open for International students in Denmark.


PhD Fellowship in Glycosciences at University of Copenhagen in Denmark 2019/20


One PhD fellowship in glycosciences is available at Copenhagen Center for Glycomics, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM) offers an ambitious scientific environment, with many different nationalities represented. ICMM aims to produce research with high international impact focusing on the functional cell, it’s genetic components and molecular cellular mechanisms in a medical context.

The University of Copenhagen is the oldest university and research institution in Denmark. Founded in 1479 as a studium generale, it is the second oldest institution for higher education in Scandinavia after Uppsala University.

The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.



Scholars are selected on the following criteria:

  • International applicants are eligible to apply for this position.
  • The successful candidate will have a masters’ degree (or equivalent) in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, computer science or related. Experimental laboratory experience and proficiency in both written and spoken English is required, and candidates with international publications and experience directly related to the research topics of the position outlined above will be given preference.
Other selection criteria considered important:
  • The grade point average achieved
  • Strong motivation and excellent scientific skills
  • Experience with following techniques an advantage:  Genetic Engineering, Cell Culture of Primary cells, Immunology, Flow Cytometry, Glycobiology and Cytokine Research.
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD program
  • Previous publications related to the projects and/or methodologies to be used
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
In all cases, the ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration, and thus the University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.

English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.



The application must be submitted electronically via the job portal of the University of Copenhagen.

Application must be written in English and include:

  • a motivation for the application (up to 1 A4 page),
  • curriculum vitae,
  • list of publication,
  • a copy of MSc diploma and grade transcripts,
  • a short review of scientific research conducted previously for an MSc thesis or equivalent, and
  • the names, e-mails, telephone numbers and addresses of 2-3 referees. After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee.
  • All applicants are then notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee.
  • Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.
  • Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before 2 January 2018 will be considered for the scholarship.

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