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Syddansk Universitet

Declaration of Interest – PhD project in Renal Calcium Transport



Campusvej 55, 5220 Odense SØ, Danmark

ID: 2529788
Indrykket for 55 dage siden


The , Cardiovascular and Renal Research Unit at the Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Southern Denmark is seeking a highly motivated PhD student in the field of renal transport physiology. The focus will be directed on understanding the regulation of claudins in renal handling of divalent cations. There will be particular focus on the renal calcium-sensing receptor and regulation of renal calcium transport in various transgenic models.

To address the role of divalent cation transport proteins within kidney, the successful applicant will use inducible cell-specific transgenic strategies coupled with detailed physiological characterization, a range of molecular and biochemical techniques, as well as imaging.

Qualified and highly motivated candidates from all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant must have

  • A Master's degree (Danish: kandidatgrad) or another relevant degree that concludes a research-based study programme of minimum five years’ duration at an institution of higher education. If you do not have a Master's degree, the Graduate School will make an individual assessment of your academic qualifications.
  • Documented research experience (e.g. be the author or co-author of an article in a peer-reviewed international journal or of a published abstract from an international scientific conference, or have worked as a research assistant for at least 6 months). The research experience of each applicant is individually assessed by the Graduate School.
  • Good oral and written English language skills.
  • The successful applicant should have

  • The ability to work structured and independently. 
  • Should have good collaborative and social abilities. 
  • Prior experience with animal experimental techniques or standard biochemical techniques (e.g. western blotting, IHC, etc.) are preferred, but not required.
  • The Department of Cardiovascular and Renal Research focuses on innovative molecular and biomedical research related to cardiovascular and renal physiology. We offer a stimulating, international research environment where English is the preferred language at meetings and seminars. You will work in the brand new NytSUND building being established in connection to the hospital and university campus with modern laboratories and animal facilities. You can read more about the department and institute here.

    Applications must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:

  • A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages).
  • Detailed CV, including personal contact information.
  • Certified copy of diplomas (Master’s and Bachelor degrees, including transcript of grades).
  • At least one signed reference letter mentioning the applicant’s name.
  • Applying

    Applications must be submitted latest on April 1st, 2024.

    Applications must be submitted electronically. 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 applybefore you apply. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

    Incomplete applications, that do not meet the above-mentioned requirements, will not be assessed.

    Additional information may be requested and the application process may include an interview before final decision is made.

    The successful candidates will be asked to send an application to the PhD Secretariat, Faculty of Health Sciences, to be enrolled as a PhD student.

    The PhD programme will be carried out in accordance with Faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order). 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 terms of employment as a salaried PhD Research Fellow are stated in the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

    Living and working in Denmark
    The International Staff Office (ISO) at SDU provides a variety of services for new employees, guests and people who consider applying for a job at the University of Southern Denmark. Among other things, the staff answers questions concerning salary, taxation, housing and accompanying family.

    The University of Southern Denmark wishes to reflect the surrounding community and therefore encourages everyone, regardless of personal background, to apply for the position.

    Further information about the PhD programme at the faculty and SDU can be found at the SDU PhD webpages and the Faculty PhD website.

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