PhD Fellowship in Biomolecular Sciences and Mass Spectrometry, University of Southern Denmark

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PhD Fellowship in Biomolecular Sciences and Mass Spectrometry, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark

Job description:
PhD fellowship: The role of post-translational protein modifications in epigenetic regulation

The PhD fellow will join our efforts to elucidate the mechanisms of protein regulation by detailed analysis of transient post-translational modifications by mass spectrometry. Specifically, we aim to gain a detailed understanding of the role of co-existing post-translational modifications in proteins. The PhD fellow will develop quantitative mass spectrometry based techniques to study histone proteins and other types of chromatin binding proteins and their post-translational modifications in the context of stem cell and cancer cell biology.

The fellowship is part of the activities of the Centre for Epigenetics financed by the Danish National Research Foundation.

The qualified applicant holds a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology and has a strong background in protein biochemistry and/or cell biology, and documented experience in analytical biochemistry, mass spectrometry and bioinformatics. The PhD fellow will interact with collaborators at other institutions and is expected to be able to communicate fluently in spoken and written English.

Place of work: Protein Research Group (Professor Ole N. Jensen), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. The Protein Research Group offers a strong, international and competitive research environment within the fields of biochemistry, biomolecular mass spectrometry, and proteomics.

For further details please contact Professor Ole Nørregaard Jensen, PhD,

Application, salary, etc.:
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 successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 1 October 2008 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).

The university encourages all persons interested in the position to apply, regardless of their age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

Application 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 and publication list
  • Copy of degree certificate(s)
  • At least two reference letters, signed

All applications should be marked: “Job ID 113003”.

Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University.

Applications must be forwarded by e-mail (in Adobe PDF format alternatively Word 2003 or newer format) to

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.

Closing date 16 February, 2011 at 12 noon
Location: Odense

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.


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