One or more PhD stipends in Mathematical Models of Pain (21-21096G)
Reannouncement: At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Health Science and
Technology one or more PhD stipends are available within the doctoral
programme Biomedical Science and Neuroscience. The stipends are open for
appointment from 1 September 2022 or soon hereafter.
Department of Health Science and Technology carries out multidisciplinary
research, teaching and dissemination within biomedical engineering, sports
science and medicine. The department has more than 250 employees and is
responsible for more than 1700 students. More than 100 PhD students are
enrolled in the doctoral school affiliated to the department. The researchers
are organized in a number of research groups and centres, and the department
has at its disposal laboratory and clean room facilities for cell growth,
molecular biology, brain analysis, 3D movement analysis, respiratory and
circulatory examinations, sensory and motor functions analysis, etc. All study
programs at Aalborg University involve problem-based learning, organized
around cases and projects. For more, see: www. hst.aau.dk.
As The Faculty of Medicine wishes PhD positions to enable careers both within
and outside the university, the vacant positions are created in such a way
that the competences achieved in the position will qualify for both a research
career and a career in the commercial and/or public sector. At least a year
before the position expires, you will be offered an interview to clarify your
Advanced, mechanism based, pain assessments have been the backbone of pain
research at Aalborg University in the last decades and Aalborg University has
been pioneering in mechanistic pain profiling of patients with painful
conditions (e.g. osteoarthritis). The Novo Nordisk Foundation recent funded
a Research Center focusing on mathematical models of pain and one task is to
develop a mathematical, conceptual model of pain modulation (e.g. including
sensitization, descending modulation) and a PhD stipend is available for this
task. A successful candidate should preferentially have a master's degree in
biomedical engineering or system biology and skills within development and
refinement of mathematical models. Understanding of the nervous system,
neurobiology or medicine in general is preferred.
You may obtain further information from Associate Professor, Kristian Kjær-
Staal Petersen, email: email@example.com concerning the scientific aspects of the
PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master's degree. PhD
stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for
allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student
at the Doctoral School in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology in
accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27,
2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Educational
Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD
student shall be assessed at regular points in time.
Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for
applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment
committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be
informed whether they will be assessed or not.
For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues
concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Bettina Wedde, The Doctoral
School at The Faculty of Medicine, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +45 9940
For more information of the The Doctoral School in Medicine, Biomedical
Science and Technology: https:// www. medicine.aau.dk/doctoral-school/.
The application is only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online"
AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from
all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.
Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of
Finance Circular of 28 June 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in
Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of
11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.