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PhD fellowship at University of Copenhagen

PhD fellowship in Molecular Imaging of Heart Failure at the Cluster for Molecular Imaging, Dept. of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, and the RH Hospitals Department of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine.

From July 1st, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter, we are offering a PhD fellowship. The goal of this project is to create preclinical animal models of heart failure and evaluate the effects of a new regenerative medicine using molecular imaging to clarify pathophysiological elements of the disease. The majority of the research will take place in preclinical and ex vivo settings.


We expect the PhD student to play a key role in planning, gaining approvals from necessary authorities, evaluating data, and producing publications for peer-reviewed journals, as well as coordinating and conducting the experiments. We also anticipate the PhD student participating in group activities such as the PhD journal club and lab meetings.

CMI (Cluster for Molecular Imaging) is a multidisciplinary research group based at Rigshospitalet and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. CMI aspires to develop and implement innovative nuclear medicine-based imaging and therapeutic approaches in clinical practise. All of our research is focused on establishing solutions to address unmet medical requirements in patients, and it spans the whole research process, from molecular discovery through clinical evaluation.

CMI has access to all of the necessary molecular imaging resources, including preclinical and clinical imaging facilities, cyclotrons, radiochemistry, and molecular biology, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, and a cell laboratory.


Professor Andreas Kjr, Department of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital – Rigshospitalet & Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, will serve as the principle supervisor. Tina Binderup, a postdoc, will be in charge of daily supervision.

Start:                  July 1st, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter

Duration:          3 years as a PhD student

Job description

 key tasks 

Carrying out an independent research project under supervision.

Completing PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approximately 30 ECTS points.

Participating in active research environments including a stay at another research team.

Obtaining experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project

Teaching and disseminating your knowledge.

Writing a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project

Applicants must possess qualifications equivalent to a master's degree in a subject area relevant to the study, such as biomedicine or human biology. Please keep in mind that your master's degree must be comparable to a master's degree in Denmark (two years). Because the PhD student will be responsible for planning and conducting animal investigations on their own, passing the Laboratory Animal Science ABD course is needed. Previous animal experimentation experience, particularly heart failure models and molecular imaging, is highly favored. This covers understanding of both medicinal and surgical heart failure induction. Experience with stem cell tests, cytostatic drugs, and radioactivity, as well as qPCR and flow cytometry, is also preferred.


The grade point average achieved

Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project

Previous publications

Relevant work experience (this is of particular importance)

Other professional activities

A curious mindset with a strong interest in molecular imaging

Language skills - fluent in written and spoken English and intermediate Danish skills

The job is at the University of Copenhagen's Cluster for Molecular Imaging, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. The majority of the experimental work will be done there.

Application procedure

Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application must include the following documents in PDF format: 

1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)

2. CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position

3. 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

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline: 28 March 2022, 23.59pm CET

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.

The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.

Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You find information about the recruitment process at: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

The applicants will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Interviews are expected to be held in week 16 to 18.

The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background. For More detail please visit the official site and apply through following the link below

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