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The Copenhagen Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme is initiated by the University of Copenhagen in cooperation with the Protein Association and under the guidance of Professor Poul Henningsen, who is one of the country’s leading experts in the field of proteomics. Candidates will be awarded a full postgraduate scholarship (after tax relief) covering the full cost of the training program for up to two years, including room and board.

The International Protein Analysis group at the University of Copenhagen is one of the largest groups in Europe devoted to protein structure and function research. This is a highly competitive field which offers great opportunities for those who like academic work and have an interest in protein engineering. In this process, scientists from different institutions work together to solve problems related to protein structure and function. The main objective is to develop new tools and methods for structural biology that can be used to study human proteins in detail and to identify new drug targets for treatment of various diseases.

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The starting salary will provide a monthly salary begins around 27.780 DKK /approx. 3.730 EUR (April 2021-level) plus pension.


  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities.
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: PhD degree program in Bioinformatics of Human Adaptation.
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • MSc degree in bioinformatics, statistical genetics, or a related quantitative field.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Completed formal courses in basic programming.
  • Completed formal courses in the analysis of large genetic data sets, including NGS data.

Supporting Documents

 Candidates must submit the following documents:

  • CV incl. education, experience, language skills, and other skills relevant for the position
  • Master of Science diploma and transcript of records. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do a Publication list (if possible)

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  • Admission Requirements: Applicants must have experience and a strong interest in population genetics and statistical genetics.

How to Apply

To be considered for the opportunity, applicants must fill and submit the online application form. Before it, applicants are required to become a part of the University of Copenhagen as a PhD student at the Department of Pharmacy.

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