3 PhD scholarships Faculty of Life Sciences, Copenhagen Univ

3 PhD scholarships within Natural Resources Research at the Faculty of Life Sciences

Through financial support the Faculty of Life Sciences, Copenhagen University, The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Aarhus University, and industrial collaborators, three PhD scholarships are available within Natural Resources. The three-year studentships are expected to be effective from September 2008 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications are welcomed within the following three areas:

  1. Sustainable urban water solutions: Enhanced valuation techniques and economic regulation instruments. Project description available from http://en.sl. life.ku.dk/ Forskning/ ForskerskolenREF OLANA/NEW_ PhD_Position. aspx. Contact person: Professor Bo Jellesmark Thorsen, Forest and Landscape, LIFE/KU (+45) 3533 1700, E-mail bjt@life.ku. dk Optimising crop production under restricted water resources. Project description available from Contact person: Associate professor Sven-Erik Jacobsen, Department of Agricultural Sciences, (+45) 3533 3388, seja@life.ku. dk
  2. Annual food crops with improved tolerance to multiple abiotic stresses. Project description available from
  3. http://www.soar. dk/Enrolment/ Announcements. aspx. Contact person: Associate professor Sven-Erik Jacobsen, Department of Agricultural Sciences, (+45) 3533 3388, seja@life.ku. dk

Qualification requirements
In connection with the appointment to the posts, special importance will be attached to the applicants having the professional and personal qualifications stated below:

* A Master´s degree appropriate to the above subject areas

The Ph.D. fellow is also required to have research potential, to be enterprising, to possess good interpersonal skills and to be qualified for enrolment into the PhD programme. Admission requirements are
described in the Faculty´s PhD regulations, section 2, available at www.life.ku.dk/English/education/phd_education.aspx.

Terms of employment

The posts will be filled in accordance with the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Federation of Professional Associations. The post is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

The position as a PhD fellow requires the applicant to be approved for admission to the PhD programme at LIFE or another relevant university when accepted for the post.

The PhD fellows will be affiliated with a research school under the Natural Resources Cluster of Research Schools at LIFE.


General questions regarding PhD programmes should be directed to Course Administration c/o special advisor Michael Cleve Hansen, ph. 3533 2056 (e-mail: mclh@kvl.dk) or head clerk Lillian Zeuthen
Bjørnseth, ph. 3533 2172 (e-mail: lzb@kvl.dk). Further information on PhD programmes is available at
http://www.life. ku.dk/English/ education/ phd_education. aspx.


The application with appendices should be submitted in 4 (sorted) identical copies. The application must include a reply e-mail address. Application by e-mail must be sent as one pdf-file including all documents.

It is required to use LIFE´s application form F1, which is available at: http://www.life. ku.dk/English/ education/ phd_education/ forms.aspx.
The application must include the following appendices marked with the stated appendix numbers:

Appendix 1: curriculum vitae with documentation of education.
Appendix 2: material required for expert assessment, including publications and documentation of work experience.

In addition to the material the applicant wishes to be included in the assessment, the Assessment Committee may implicate additional material in the assessment of the applicant. In such circumstances, it is the responsibility of the applicant, on request, to send the material to the Committee.

Following processing of the application, any application material sent will be destroyed. Receipt of the application will be acknowledged by e-mail only. The applicant will be assessed in accordance with the
Executive Order no. 92 of 22. February 2008 of the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The applications (marked 625-90) should be sent to the Cluster of Research Schools in Natural Resources, att./ academic assistant Sofie Kobayashi, Højbakkegård Allé 9, 2630 Taastrup, or sok@life.ku. dk, no
later than 1. June 2008 at 12.00 noon. The applications shall clearly state which of the above projects they are addressing. Applications received after the closing date for applications will not be considered.

Deadline: 01-06-2008
Publisher: Det Biovidenskabelige Fakultet

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