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
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
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
Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including
• 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
• 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: email@example.com
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
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.
Further information for international applicants about entering and working in