PhD Position in Molecular Microbiology

University of Southern Denmark


June 15, 2022


PhD Position in Molecular Microbiology

A PhD position is available in the laboratory of Associate Professor Clare Kirkpatrick at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, starting from 1 September 2022 for a period of three years. Application deadline: 15 June 2022.

The PhD project is part of a Carlsbergfondet Young Researcher Fellowship on signal-jamming approaches to counteract environmental sensing two-component systems in bacteria and will focus on investigation of the gene set regulated by the two-component system ChvIG in Caulobacter crescentus and eventually in other alpha-proteobacteria, particularly genes which regulate cell envelope homeostasis.

The successful candidate should have:

  • A Masters degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biomedicine, Genetics or Microbiology, or should expect to complete their Master's degree by 31 August 2022. The MSc degree must be complete before the start of the PhD.
  • A strong experimental background in molecular microbiology.
  • High intrinsic motivation and capacity for independent work.
  • Excellent communication skills and proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • For more information, please contact Associate Professor Clare Kirkpatrick,

    Application, salary etc. Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three years. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

    The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

    The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).

    The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

    Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following: • A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references) • A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box "Application form") • Detailed CV, including personal contact information • Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master's degree, including transcript of notes/grades • At least two signed reference letters. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

    Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

    Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University.

    Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

    Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.

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    Campus: Odense

    Application deadline: 15/06/2022