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Postdoctoral fellowships in genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, bioinformatics, precision health or related fields

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  We are looking to hire up to two highly motivated and dynamic researchers with a PhD or equivalent doctorate to join the Loos Group. Candidates should have a strong background in genetic epidemiology, epidemiology, statistical genetics, bioinformatics, computational biology, machine learning or a related field and have an interest in obesity, metabolism and precision health. The position is a 2-year position to start September 1, 2021 or after agreement.   Background The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research’s vision is to strengthen interdisciplinary research that transforms our basic understanding of the mechanisms that underlie metabolic health and disease, and to accelerate this knowledge towards new prevention and treatment strategies. We were established in 2010, and in 2017, we moved into new laboratories, offices and meeting rooms in the Maersk Tower  www.maersktower.ku.dk . The Center has around 260 employees who work in an international, highly col

Postdoc in Bionic Vision at Department of Neuroscience

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  We are looking for an excellent scientist (MD/PhD or PhD) with a high potential for developing an internationally recognized research agenda in neuroscience focused on the development of the next generation bionic cortical implant. The aim of the project is to restore vision for the blinds. This project runs in collaboration with Harvard University and Technical University of Denmark (DTU). You will be working with Professor Martin Lauritzen and Assistant Proffessor Changsi Cai. The appointment is for 2 years with the possibility of extension, starting tentatively from 1 January 2022 or soon thereafter. Information on the department can be found at  https://in.ku.dk/ . Our research 60 million people are blind world widely. Despite major advances in treatments including surgeries and medications, many patients remain incurable. In this project, we will develop the next generation bionic device to stimulate the existing visual neurons, so that the brain ‘sees’ again by artificial vi

PhD fellow in RNA Biotechnology

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  Department of  Plant and Environmental Sciences,  Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in  RNA Biotechnology  commencing 01.01.2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. Description of the scientific environment The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences constitutes a stimulating and international research environment. The current position is financially supported by a Novo Nordisk Foundation Ascending Investigator Grant to Associate Professor Sebastian Marquardt. The position will be located at  Copenhagen Plant Science Centre (CPSC)  with state-of-the-art research facilities. The aim of CPSC is to create a cross-disciplinary scientific environment that links plant scientists and advances research from bench to application. Project description Plants have an amazing ability to deal with changing environments through molecular mechanisms that facilitate adaptation. We are looking for an exceptionally motivated Ph. D. student to elucidat

PhD scholarship: Maintaining Slavery in the Lesser Antilles c. 1650 - 1850

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  The Saxo Institute at the University of Copenhagen is pleased to announce a call for applications for a 3-year fully funded PhD scholarship in the inter-island history of slavery in the Lesser Antilles c. 1650 – 1850. The position is available from October 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is part of the research project In the Same Sea: The Lesser Antilles as a Common World of Slavery and Freedom, funded by the European Research Council. In the Same Sea investigates the shared history of the Lesser Antilles from the 1650s to the 1850s. The research team explores how the islands of the Lesser Antilles were shaped by inter-island connections that transformed separate islands in different empires into a common world of slavery and freedom. The successful candidate will carry out independent research on how slavery was maintained across imperial borders in the Lesser Antilles. The PhD research project begins from the assumption that slavery in the Lesser Antille

PhD scholarship in Social Data Science, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

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  Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship at the Copenhagen Centre for Social Data Science ( SODAS ) at the University of Copenhagen as part of the ERC-funded project “ DISTRACT: The Political Economy of Attention in Digitized Denmark .” Employment is scheduled to begin November 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. DISTRACT is an interdisciplinary research project financed by an ERC Advanced Grant. Bringing together an interdisciplinary team and drawing on SODAS’ broad social data science expertise, DISTRACT explores the political economy of distraction in digitized Denmark in order to break new empirical, methodological and theoretical ground in the social scientific study of attention. Combining new data science techniques, including text mining, machine learning, and natural language processing, with classic social science methods such as randomized experiments, social network analysis and ethnographic fieldwork, DISTRACT thus collects, integrates and analyses qualitat

Doctoral position in Religious studies with didactic focus

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  Ref  PAR 2021/702 The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future. The Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion is one of the six departments of the Faculty of Humanities. It has about 100 employees (of which about 20 are doctoral students) and approximately 1,000 students. For more information about the department see:  https://www.gu.se/en/literature-history-of-ideas-religion The postgraduate education in Religious studies with didactic focus is part of a creative research milieu that includes a number of different areas. Research in Religious Studies aims to understand and critically reflect on the function and place of religion in historic