PhD fellowships at Department of Food and Resource Economics

Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) is inviting applications for PhD scholarships to start up from 1 October 2019 or later.

IFRO carries out pure basic and applied social science research and have a number of educational and public sector advisory service responsibilities within our thematic fields. In particular, IFRO performs research within the disciplines of economics, sociology and ethics, but we are characterized by a high involvement in interdisciplinary research at both international and national levels.

The relevant research areas for the PhD scholarships are within the following thematic areas covered by the four larger research groups at IFRO:

  • Environment and natural resources, which includes the economic regulation of environmental externalities and natural resource use, environmental valuation methods, energy economics, behavioural economics, environmental sociology and governance, conflict resolution, climate change policies, forest economics and management, fishery economics, biodiversity conservation, and environmental ethics
  • Production, markets and policy, which include production economics, applied micro-economics, efficiency analysis, innovation, management science, organization and ownership, policy design and analysis, business economics, agricultural and food economics and policy, trade negotiations and agreements, and the impact of international trade on food and natural resources
  • Consumption, bioethics and regulation, which includes food economics, food sociology and policy, law, consumer behaviour and policy, nutritional policy studies and nutritional sociology, public health economics and policy in both the human and the animal science fields. It also includes ethics and value aspects of food production, nutritional policy, animal husbandry, veterinary practice, and the management of the environment and of natural resources
  • Global development, which includes development economics and policy, political economy/ecology, governance problems, measuring the effectiveness of development assistance, the alleviation of poverty, living conditions, the impact of climate change and ways to adapt to it, natural resource management, and conflict resolution
Questions can be asked to jobvacancy@ifro.ku.dk or to Deputy Head of Department for Research Jette Bredahl Jacobsen +45 3533 1746 or to Head of Department Bo Jellesmark Thorsen at +45 3533 1700.

Job description
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:
  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific papers and the other parts of your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for some months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department according to the terms of appointment
Formal requirements
Applicants should hold an MSc degree related to the thematic areas mentioned above with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any), relevant work experience and the potentials of the applicant’s proposed non-binding research project.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 325.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 55.680). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include
  • Cover Letter, including a motivation (maximum 1 page) and description of a suggested non-binding research project indicating your field of interest (maximum 2 pages)
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

The deadline for applications is 23 June 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.

Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at www.science.ku.dk/phd.

The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science.

You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.


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330016548Phoenix-92bb4cf912019-05-03T00:00:00PhD fellowships at Department of Food and Resource EconomicsDepartment of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) is inviting applications for PhD scholarships to start up from 1 October 2019 or later.

IFRO carries out pure basic and applied social science research and have a number of educational and public sector advisory service responsibilities within our thematic fields. In particular, IFRO performs research within the disciplines of economics, sociology and ethics, but we are characterized by a high involvement in interdisciplinary research at both international and national levels.

The relevant research areas for the PhD scholarships are within the following thematic areas covered by the four larger research groups at IFRO:
  • Environment and natural resources, which includes the economic regulation of environmental externalities and natural resource use, environmental valuation methods, energy economics, behavioural economics, environmental sociology and governance, conflict resolution, climate change policies, forest economics and management, fishery economics, biodiversity conservation, and environmental ethics
  • Production, markets and policy, which include production economics, applied micro-economics, efficiency analysis, innovation, management science, organization and ownership, policy design and analysis, business economics, agricultural and food economics and policy, trade negotiations and agreements, and the impact of international trade on food and natural resources
  • Consumption, bioethics and regulation, which includes food economics, food sociology and policy, law, consumer behaviour and policy, nutritional policy studies and nutritional sociology, public health economics and policy in both the human and the animal science fields. It also includes ethics and value aspects of food production, nutritional policy, animal husbandry, veterinary practice, and the management of the environment and of natural resources
  • Global development, which includes development economics and policy, political economy/ecology, governance problems, measuring the effectiveness of development assistance, the alleviation of poverty, living conditions, the impact of climate change and ways to adapt to it, natural resource management, and conflict resolution
Questions can be asked to jobvacancy@ifro.ku.dk or to Deputy Head of Department for Research Jette Bredahl Jacobsen +45 3533 1746 or to Head of Department Bo Jellesmark Thorsen at +45 3533 1700.

Job description
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:
  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific papers and the other parts of your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for some months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department according to the terms of appointment
Formal requirements
Applicants should hold an MSc degree related to the thematic areas mentioned above with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any), relevant work experience and the potentials of the applicant’s proposed non-binding research project.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 325.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 55.680). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include
  • Cover Letter, including a motivation (maximum 1 page) and description of a suggested non-binding research project indicating your field of interest (maximum 2 pages)
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

The deadline for applications is 23 June 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.

Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at www.science.ku.dk/phd.

The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science.

You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) is inviting applications for PhD scholarships to start up from 1 October 2019 or later. IFRO carries out pure basic and applied social science research and have a number of educational and public sector advisory service responsibilities within our thematic fields. In particular, IFRO performs research within the disciplines of economics, sociology and ethics, but we are characterized by a high involvement in interdisciplinary research at both international and national levels. The relevant research areas for the PhD scholarships are within the following thematic areas covered by the four larger research groups at IFRO: Environment and natural resources, which includes the economic regulation of environmental externalities and natural resource use, environmental valuation methods, energy economics, behavioural economics, environmental sociology and governance, conflict resolution, climate change policies, forest economics and management, fishery economics, biodiversity conservation, and environmental ethics Production, markets and policy, which include production economics, applied micro-economics, efficiency analysis, innovation, management science, organization and ownership, policy design and analysis, business economics, agricultural and food economics and policy, trade negotiations and agreements, and the impact of international trade on food and natural resources Consumption, bioethics and regulation, which includes food economics, food sociology and policy, law, consumer behaviour and policy, nutritional policy studies and nutritional sociology, public health economics and policy in both the human and the animal science fields. It also includes ethics and value aspects of food production, nutritional policy, animal husbandry, veterinary practice, and the management of the environment and of natural resources Global development, which includes development economics and policy, political economy ecology, governance problems, measuring the effectiveness of development assistance, the alleviation of poverty, living conditions, the impact of climate change and ways to adapt to it, natural resource management, and conflict resolution Questions can be asked to jobvacancy@ifro.ku.dk or to Deputy Head of Department for Research Jette Bredahl Jacobsen 45 3533 1746 or to Head of Department Bo Jellesmark Thorsen at 45 3533 1700. Job description The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are: To manage and carry through your research project Attend PhD courses Write scientific papers and the other parts of your PhD thesis Teach and disseminate your research To stay at an external research institution for some months, preferably abroad Work for the department according to the terms of appointment Formal requirements Applicants should hold an MSc degree related to the thematic areas mentioned above with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any), relevant work experience and the potentials of the applicant s proposed non-binding research project. Terms of employment The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 325.625 including annual supplement ( pension up to DKK 55.680). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. Application Procedure The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. Please include Cover Letter, including a motivation (maximum 1 page) and description of a suggested non-binding research project indicating your field of interest (maximum 2 pages) CV Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc) Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any), Full contact details (Name, address, telephone email) of 1-3 professional referees The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. The deadline for applications is 23 June 2019, 23:59 GMT 2. Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered. After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee. General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at www.science.ku.dk phd. The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at http: employment.ku.dk faculty recruitment-process .11jobnet92bb4cf9100000000000aDK_OFIR_02DKDanmark228DKK2019-06-23T00:00:000000https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=1307&ProjectId=149473&DepartmentId=18966&MediaId=4632&SkipAdvertisement=true0EuropaDanmarkSjælland & øerStorkøbenhavnFrederiksberg3519604KU - SCIENCE - IFRO11Frb. 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We are looking for a student assistant to support Group Treasury Risk Management (GTRM). The department is globally responsible for funding and managing liquidity, cash management, financial risk enterprise risk, insurance and working capital for the Carlsberg Group. In GTRM, we win as a team, and we value individuals who take initiative, raise the bar, and show trust and responsibility in others - and we value a good laugh. We are a team of 18 and we work together with all parts of the Group as well as major banks and insurers around the globe. As part of the Carlsberg Group, you have the opportunity to work in an international, inspirational and dynamic environment with highly qualified colleagues and teams throughout the world. You will get a unique opportunity to develop both your risk management and problem solving skills. Demands are high and opportunities great. We are offering a job containing great flexibility taking your school and exams into consideration. Your tasks will include: Assist in working capital controlling and reporting Help in preparing and organizing meeting on working capital management Maintain and develop the tools used in controlling tasks Maintenance of overview of insurance premiums across Carlsberg s subsidiaries Coordination of payments of insurance premiums from markets Maintenance of the insurance database, including validation of data and servicing subsidiaries reporting into the database Ad hoc tasks We are looking for a candidate who has is: 2-3 years from finalizing your Master degree within a Finance field (Cand.polit, Cand.oecon, Cand.merc.fir, Cand.merc.aef, Cand.merc.aud or similar). Willingness to learn Structured Team-spirit Energetic, possess an eye for detail and a good sense of humour and at the same time can keep the overview, also in hectic times Good stakeholder management skills as there will be many different stakeholders across the Carlsberg Group Good English skills, as the company language is English Able to work approx. 20 hours per week A good knowledge of the Microsoft office package, incl. excellent Excel skills and in general flair for IT Knowledge of accounting will be considered an advantage Are you ready to take the assignment at our central office in Copenhagen? Please apply for the position by using below link no later than 30 June 2019. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Student Assistant for Group Treasury & Risk Management – Carlsberg Breweries A/S

If working in a international environment in one of the world’s largest breweries sounds exciting to you, and you have ambitions to do your Master’s degree within the Finance field within 2-3 years, then read on!

We are looking for a student assistant to support Group Treasury & Risk Management (GTRM). The department is globally responsible for funding and managing liquidity, cash management, financial risk & enterprise risk, insurance and working capital for the Carlsberg Group. In GTRM, we win as a team, and we value individuals who take initiative, raise the bar, and show trust and responsibility in others - and we value a good laugh. We are a team of 18 and we work together with all parts of the Group as well as major banks and insurers around the globe.

As part of the Carlsberg Group, you have the opportunity to work in an international, inspirational and dynamic environment with highly qualified colleagues and teams throughout the world. You will get a unique opportunity to develop both your risk management and problem solving skills. Demands are high and opportunities great. We are offering a job containing great flexibility taking your school and exams into consideration.

Your tasks will include:

  • Assist in working capital controlling and reporting
  • Help in preparing and organizing meeting on working capital management
  • Maintain and develop the tools used in controlling tasks
  • Maintenance of overview of insurance premiums across Carlsberg’s subsidiaries
  • Coordination of payments of insurance premiums from markets
  • Maintenance of the insurance database, including validation of data and servicing subsidiaries reporting into the database
  • Ad hoc tasks

 

We are looking for a candidate who has/is:

  • 2-3 years from finalizing your Master degree within a Finance field (Cand.polit, Cand.oecon, Cand.merc.fir, Cand.merc.aef, Cand.merc.aud or similar).
  • Willingness to learn
  • Structured
  • Team-spirit
  • Energetic, possess an eye for detail and a good sense of humour and at the same time can keep the overview, also in hectic times
  • Good stakeholder management skills – as there will be many different stakeholders across the Carlsberg Group
  • Good English skills, as the company language is English
  • Able to work approx. 20 hours per week
  • A good knowledge of the Microsoft office package, incl. excellent Excel skills and in general flair for IT
  • Knowledge of accounting will be considered an advantage

 

Are you ready to take the assignment at our central office in Copenhagen? Please apply for the position by using below link no later than 30 June 2019. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

 

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330035442PhD fellowship in General PracticeRobot The Section of General Practice, Department of Public Health at the University of Copenhagen is offering a three-year PhD fellowship in Family Medicine. The PhD fellowship is financed by the Velux foundation. The fellowship is available from 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Project description Institutionalized older persons with neuropsychiatric symptoms are at high risk of confusion, dizziness and falls, and this risk is further increased by the inappropriate use of medication. This study aims to achieve a more appropriate prescription of medication in treating neuropsychiatric symptoms and thereby reduce the risk of falls, hip fractures and hospitalizations. Neuropsychiatric symptoms in frail older persons are common, with up to 90 of older persons with dementia experiencing at least one symptom during the course of the disease. Examples of neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia include anxiety, agitation, hallucinations, depression, and apathy. Especially psychotic and behavioral symptoms can be distressing for the patient, his or her relatives and other caretakers, but affective symptoms are also common and burdensome. Psychotropic drugs, such as antipsychotics, antidepressants, anxiolytics, hypnotics, anticonvulsants and anti-dementia drugs, as well as analgesics, are often used to treat neuropsychiatric symptoms in frail older persons. However, best practice guidelines primarily recommend non-pharmacological instead of pharmacological treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms, since pharmacological treatment has proven to be ineffective and even harmful in these persons. The aim of this project is to reduce the use of antipsychotics, antidepressants, anxiolytics, hypnotics, anticonvulsants and anti-dementia drugs, as well as analgesics, where benefits do not outweigh harms, in long-term institutionalized older persons aged (72 years or above) with and without dementia through a multifaceted intervention based in general practice. We hypothesize that the number of medications will be reduced in the intervention arm as compared to the control arm, while the change in severity of neuropsychiatric symptoms will be similar in the intervention group compared to the control group. The project is planned to have three phases: Phase 1: Development and tailoring of a multifaceted intervention using a literature study and qualitative methods. Phase 2: A cluster-randomized controlled trial based in general practice Phase 3: Phase 3: Process evaluation of organizational consequences using qualitative methods The phD-student will be responsible for phase 1 and 2 and involved in phase 3. Supervisors Principal supervisor is Maarten Rozing, Associate Professor in General Medicine, the Section of General Practice, Department of Public Health at the University of Copenhagen. E-mail: mroz@sund.ku.dk. Primary co-supervisors are Anne Holm, Post doc, Ph.D., and Gritt Overbeck, Post doc, Ph.D., the Research Unit for General Practice and the Section of General Practice, Department of Public Health at the University of Copenhagen Required qualifications As an applicant you must have: Obtained a Master degree in Medicine or a related area prior to the starting date. Fluency in English and excellent communication skills. Preferred qualifications We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a medical background or subject area related to this project. Previous practical experience within general practice will be considered a strong asset for the candidate. The study is a complex intervention nested in general practice and involves cross sectoral collaboration, it will also be an asset if the candidate is able to establish and maintain professional network throughout the study be the driving force in day-to-day work on the project and able to navigate securely in a complex intervention. Broad knowledge of (psycho)pharmacotherapy and its adverse effects as well as experience with quantitative and or qualitative research will be an advantage. Moreover, genuine affinity with the care for older people with neuropsychiatric symptoms will be considered a major asset. A supervisor team will be connected to the PhD project, but the candidate is expected to be able to work independently on the project and contribute with ideas to the project and to the research plan. Job description Your key tasks as a PhD fellow at the departments are to: Conduct an independent research project under supervision. Write scientific articles and the PhD thesis on the grounds of your research project. Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding. Gain teaching experience and other types of dissemination related to your PhD project. Participate in national and international congresses and scientific meetings. Stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad. Key criteria for the assessment of applicants Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD program. Relevant work experience. Previous publications. Other professional activities. The successful applicant is also required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills. Formal requirements The position is available for a 3-year period for applicants holding a relevant Master s degree. The successful applicant will be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the Faculty of Public Health according to the rules stipulated in the Ministerial order on the PhD program at the universities (PhD order) from the Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Higher Education and the guidelines for the PhD program at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. Terms of employment The position as a PhD fellow is available for a 3-year period. Employment place will be at the department of general practice, University of Copenhagen. Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organizations. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 27,135 (approx. 3,600 EUR) (taxable) plus pension. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2013). Questions For further information, applicants may contact Principal supervisor Maarten Rozing (see contact details above), or Co-supervisor Gritt Overbeck on 45 31 66 47 18 or grio@sund.ku.dk For more information on working and living in Denmark visit http: ism.ku.dk (International staff mobility) and https: www.workindenmark.dk. Application procedure The application, in English or Danish, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. Your application must include: Cover letter: Letter stating the interest in and qualifications for the project (max. one page). Full CV. Diploma and transcripts of records: Master s degree diploma (including grade transcripts for Bachelor s and Master s degrees). Applicants with a Master s degree from abroad should also enclose a short description of the grading scale used. Publication list (if applicable). Other information to consider: Possible references and recommendations. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2019. Applications received later than this date will not be considered. Please note that only online applications will be accepted. The further process Shortlist: After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorised recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants are then immediately 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. You can read about the recruitment process at http: employment.ku.dk. Assessment: The selected applications will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities and the University of Copenhagen s guidelines 2013. The Assessment Committee makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement. Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation. An answer as to the granting of the fellowship can be expected approx. 4 weeks after application deadline. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.The Section of General Practice, Department of Public Health at the University of Copenhagen is offering a three-year PhD fellowship in Family Medicine. The PhD fellowship is financed by the Velux foundation.



The fellowship is available from 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.



Project description

Institutionalized older persons with neuropsychiatric symptoms are at high risk of confusion, dizziness and falls, and this risk is further increased by the inappropriate use of medication. This study aims to achieve a more appropriate prescription of medication in treating neuropsychiatric symptoms and thereby reduce the risk of falls, hip fractures and hospitalizations.



Neuropsychiatric symptoms in frail older persons are common, with up to 90% of older persons with dementia experiencing at least one symptom during the course of the disease. Examples of neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia include anxiety, agitation, hallucinations, depression, and apathy. Especially psychotic and behavioral symptoms can be distressing for the patient, his or her relatives and other caretakers, but affective symptoms are also common and burdensome. Psychotropic drugs, such as antipsychotics, antidepressants, anxiolytics, hypnotics, anticonvulsants and anti-dementia drugs, as well as analgesics, are often used to treat neuropsychiatric symptoms in frail older persons. However, best practice guidelines primarily recommend non-pharmacological instead of pharmacological treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms, since pharmacological treatment has proven to be ineffective and even harmful in these persons.



The aim of this project is to reduce the use of antipsychotics, antidepressants, anxiolytics, hypnotics, anticonvulsants and anti-dementia drugs, as well as analgesics, where benefits do not outweigh harms, in long-term institutionalized older persons aged (72 years or above) with and without dementia through a multifaceted intervention based in general practice. We hypothesize that the number of medications will be reduced in the intervention arm as compared to the control arm, while the change in severity of neuropsychiatric symptoms will be similar in the intervention group compared to the control group.

The project is planned to have three phases:

Phase 1: Development and tailoring of a multifaceted intervention using a literature study and qualitative methods.

Phase 2: A cluster-randomized controlled trial based in general practice

Phase 3: Phase 3: Process evaluation of organizational consequences using qualitative methods

The phD-student will be responsible for phase 1 and 2 and involved in phase 3.





Supervisors

Principal supervisor is Maarten Rozing, Associate Professor in General Medicine, the Section of General Practice, Department of Public Health at the University of Copenhagen. E-mail: mroz@sund.ku.dk.

Primary co-supervisors are Anne Holm, Post doc, Ph.D., and Gritt Overbeck, Post doc, Ph.D., the Research Unit for General Practice and the Section of General Practice, Department of Public Health at the University of Copenhagen



Required qualifications

As an applicant you must have:

  • Obtained a Master degree in Medicine or a related area prior to the starting date.
  • Fluency in English and excellent communication skills.


Preferred qualifications

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a medical background or subject area related to this project. Previous practical experience within general practice will be considered a strong asset for the candidate. The study is a complex intervention nested in general practice and involves cross sectoral collaboration, it will also be an asset if the candidate is able to establish and maintain professional network throughout the study; be the driving force in day-to-day work on the project and able to navigate securely in a complex intervention. Broad knowledge of (psycho)pharmacotherapy and its adverse effects as well as experience with quantitative and/or qualitative research will be an advantage. Moreover, genuine affinity with the care for older people with neuropsychiatric symptoms will be considered a major asset. A supervisor team will be connected to the PhD project, but the candidate is expected to be able to work independently on the project and contribute with ideas to the project and to the research plan.



Job description

Your key tasks as a PhD fellow at the departments are to:

  • Conduct an independent research project under supervision.
  • Write scientific articles and the PhD thesis on the grounds of your research project.
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding.
  • Gain teaching experience and other types of dissemination related to your PhD project.
  • Participate in national and international congresses and scientific meetings.
  • Stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad.
Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD program.
  • Relevant work experience.
  • Previous publications.
  • Other professional activities.
  • The successful applicant is also required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills.
Formal requirements

The position is available for a 3-year period for applicants holding a relevant Master’s degree.

The successful applicant will be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the Faculty of Public Health according to the rules stipulated in the Ministerial order on the PhD program at the universities (PhD order) from the Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Higher Education and the guidelines for the PhD program at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.





Terms of employment

The position as a PhD fellow is available for a 3-year period. Employment place will be at the department of general practice, University of Copenhagen.

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organizations. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 27,135 (approx. 3,600 EUR) (taxable) plus pension. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2013).



Questions

For further information, applicants may contact Principal supervisor Maarten Rozing (see contact details above), or Co-supervisor Gritt Overbeck on + 45 31 66 47 18 or grio@sund.ku.dk



For more information on working and living in Denmark visit http://ism.ku.dk (International staff mobility) and https://www.workindenmark.dk.



Application procedure

The application, in English or Danish, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.



Your application must include:

  • Cover letter: Letter stating the interest in and qualifications for the project (max. one page).
  • Full CV.
  • Diploma and transcripts of records: Master’s degree diploma (including grade transcripts for Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees). Applicants with a Master’s degree from abroad should also enclose a short description of the grading scale used.
  • Publication list (if applicable).
  • Other information to consider: Possible references and recommendations.
The deadline for applications is 30 June 2019.

Applications received later than this date will not be considered.

Please note that only online applications will be accepted.



The further process

Shortlist: After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorised recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants are then immediately 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. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk.



Assessment: The selected applications will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities and the University of Copenhagen’s guidelines 2013. The Assessment Committee makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.



Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.



An answer as to the granting of the fellowship can be expected approx. 4 weeks after application deadline.



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



KU - SUND - Institut For Folkesundhed - Kbh KKøbenhavn K2019-05-31T00:00:002019-06-30T00:00:00
330028597PhD Project on Molecular Characterization of Atopic DermatitisRobot About this project Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronically relapsing, inflammatory skin disease, which affects 2-5 of the adult population and 10-20 of children worldwide. Treatment of AD is symptomatic and is generally considered unsatisfactory with limited efficacy. This stems in large part from an incomplete understanding of the multifactorial pathogenesis of AD, involving environmental, genetic and immunologic factors. Therefore, although AD is commonly described as a single disease, its complexity suggests a need for better classification into specific disease subtypes (endotypes), each associated with distinct underlying molecular mechanisms and treatment responses. It is such an in-depth characterization, enabling a full molecular understanding of the endotypes of AD, which is the main aim of the current project. Thus, we expect to identify biomarkers of AD that will a) improve differential diagnosis of AD, b) increase our molecular understanding of AD pathogenesis, and c) accelerate development of novel, pathway-directed therapeutic approaches. Specifically, we will employ an integrative, systems biology approach by extensive, cellular and molecular profiling of patient skin, blood and urine using cutting edge technologies, including genomics, next-generation sequencing, metabolomics, microbiome analysis, highly sensitive immunoassays and state of the art bioinformatics. It will be the first investigation of its kind that incorporates cellular and molecular biomarkers of both lesional and non-lesional skin and of systemic inflammation as a function of time and place to fully characterize AD patients based on disease severity and phenotypes. Our ambition is to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the molecular features of the endotypes of AD. Such an understanding will pave the way for development of new and improved treatments. Job description The successful candidate will be in charge of managing, integrating, analyzing and reporting on the data generated in the project. Additional tasks include: participation in relevant PhD courses and dissemination of your research at meetings and international congresses. Qualifications A completed masters degree in bioinformatics, computer science, statistics or another relevant area Experience with integrative methods for analysis of multi-dimensional data Strong statistical skills, including experience in the scripting language R Good knowledge of cellular and molecular biology Proficiency in English, both in writing and speech It will be an advantage if you are self-motivated, have strong analytical skills, and a focused approach to problem solving thrive with high expectations, independence, and substantial responsibility have worked with transcriptomics data, such as RNA-seq have programming experience, e.g. in Python or R have excellent interpersonal skills love data The position is available from Sep 1 or by appointment Applications including a short CV should be sent to: Thomas Litman, TYLDK@leo-pharma.com To learn more about the position, please contact: Thomas Litman, CEL 45 4185 1753 Location: LEO Pharma, Industriparken 55, 2750 Ballerup, Denmark.

About this project

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronically relapsing, inflammatory skin disease, which affects 2-5% of the adult population and 10-20% of children worldwide.

Treatment of AD is symptomatic and is generally considered unsatisfactory with limited efficacy. This stems in large part from an incomplete understanding of the multifactorial pathogenesis of AD, involving environmental, genetic and immunologic factors. Therefore, although AD is commonly described as a single disease, its complexity suggests a need for better classification into specific disease subtypes (endotypes), each associated with distinct underlying molecular mechanisms and treatment responses. It is such an in-depth characterization, enabling a full molecular understanding of the endotypes of AD, which is the main aim of the current project. Thus, we expect to identify biomarkers of AD that will a) improve differential diagnosis of AD, b) increase our molecular understanding of AD pathogenesis, and c) accelerate development of novel, pathway-directed therapeutic approaches.

Specifically, we will employ an integrative, systems biology approach by extensive, cellular and molecular profiling of patient skin, blood and urine using cutting edge technologies, including genomics, next-generation sequencing, metabolomics, microbiome analysis, highly sensitive immunoassays and state of the art bioinformatics.

It will be the first investigation of its kind that incorporates cellular and molecular biomarkers of both lesional and non-lesional skin and of systemic inflammation as a function of time and place to fully characterize AD patients based on disease severity and phenotypes. Our ambition is to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the molecular features of the endotypes of AD. Such an understanding will pave the way for development of new and improved treatments.

Job description

The successful candidate will be in charge of managing, integrating, analyzing and reporting on the data generated in the project. Additional tasks include: participation in relevant PhD courses and dissemination of your research at meetings and international congresses.

Qualifications

  • A completed masters degree in bioinformatics, computer science, statistics or another relevant area
  • Experience with integrative methods for analysis of multi-dimensional data
  • Strong statistical skills, including experience in the scripting language R
  • Good knowledge of cellular and molecular biology
  • Proficiency in English, both in writing and speech

It will be an advantage if you

  • are self-motivated, have strong analytical skills, and a focused approach to problem solving
  • thrive with high expectations, independence, and substantial responsibility
  • have worked with transcriptomics data, such as RNA-seq
  • have programming experience, e.g. in Python or R
  • have excellent interpersonal skills
  • love data 

The position is available from Sep 1 or by appointment

Applications including a short CV should be sent to: Thomas Litman, TYLDK@leo-pharma.com

To learn more about the position, please contact: Thomas Litman, CEL +45 4185 1753

Location: LEO Pharma, Industriparken 55, 2750 Ballerup, Denmark.

LEO PHARMA A/SBallerup2019-06-03T00:00:002019-06-30T00:00:00
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