PhD Scholarship in Overcoming disease-causing genetic aberrations by targeting the mammalian ribosome

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A 3-year PhD scholarships in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry is available at the Technical University of Denmark. The project will be supervised by professor Mads H. Clausen. The successful candidate will join a young and ambitious, international research team, which is a part of the Section for Organic and Inorganic Chemistry at DTU Chemistry.

The positions are available from October 1, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Responsibilities and tasks
The main responsibility of the PhD students is to design and synthesize fragments suitable for fragment-based drug discovery and to screen fragment libraries against nucleic acid targets. The project is a collaboration with Technion in Haifa and the candidate will be expected to carry out an external research stay in Israel as part of the scholarship.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree in organic and/or medicinal chemistry.

In addition to this, the candidate should be highly motivated, able to work independently and should be very confident in both written and spoken English. The applicant should strive towards scientific excellence, be ambitious and hard working. Only applicants who seek to be amongst the brightest in their field and conduct science at the highest international level will be considered.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

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Further information
Further questions about the project and position can be directed to Prof. Mads H. Clausen, email: mhc@kemi.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Chemistry at www.kemi.dtu.dk

Application 
Please submit your online application no later than 31 August 2020 (23:59 local time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, if any)
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet herein the right hand column)
  • Contact details for at least two academic referees

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

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