Aug 20, 2010

PhD Fellowship: Transcriptional Regulation of Lipid Storage, Syddansk Universitet, Denmark

The PhD fellow will join our efforts to elucidate the molecular details of lipid metabolism and signalling in the areas of metabolism, diabetes and obesity. We are seeking a candidate interested in examining transcriptional regulation of lipid storage in mammalian cells and in C. elegans. The work will include the use of molecular biology and biochemical techniques applied on mammalian cell lines and C. elegans. Prior experience in molecular biology and cell biology, lipid biochemistry and handling of eukaryotic model systems like mammalian cell lines and/or C. elegans is required.

Place of work: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. The project involves the Færgeman group (lipid metabolism and signalling), the Mandrup group (transcriptional regulation, metabolism) and the Jensen group (proteomics and mass spectrometry) and their collaborators at the SDU Faculty of Health.

This is a mobility fellowship which is part of the activities of the graduate research programme ‘Molecular Metabolism’ financed by the Danish Research Agency. The student’s present degree must have been awarded from a university other than the University of Southern Denmark.

For further details please contact Associate Professor Nils Joakim Færgeman (, PhD, or Professor Susanne Mandrup ( PhD, or see the website.

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 list of publications
• Copy of degree certificate(s)
• Two reference letters, signed

All applications should be marked: “Job ID 103035”.

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 or Word XP 2003 legible format) to

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

Closing date 31 August, 2010 at 12 noon
Location: Odense

Mark application Job ID 103035 and send it to:

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