PhD Scholarship in Islet Physiology and Metabolism at University of Copenhagen 2021

PhD Scholarship in Islet Physiology and Metabolism at University of Copenhagen

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Islet Physiology and Metabolism PhD Scholarship:

The Section for Cell Biology and Physiology, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in islet physiology and metabolism commencing 01.03.2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The laboratory investigates the regulation of glucagon secretion from pancreatic alpha cells and the effect of glucagon on whole body metabolism. University is particularly interested in mechanisms related to mitochondria and how changes in metabolic mechanisms alter alpha cell function.

Therefore the university is recruiting a highly motivated PhD student to investigate how alpha cell metabolism contributes to the regulation of glucagon secretion. This particular project is focused on mitochondrial mechanisms, which lead to alpha cell dysfunction in type 2 diabetes.


University of Copenhagen

Degree level:

PhD Degree.

Field of Study:

Physiology and Metabolism

Scholarship Award

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811).


International and Domestic Applicants.

Eligibility Criteria:

The PhD student will be enrolled in the PhD School at the faculty of Science.

The candidate should have prior experience in live cell imaging, patch clamping, Crisper -Cas and Islet Research.

The candidate should ideally also have skills within cell culture, RNAi, western blotting and qPCR as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Science with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Applying procedure Instructions:

The application, must be submitted electronically, by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include:

  • Cover Letter, detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)

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Application Deadline: 30 December 2020.

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