Call in Denmark - PhD positions at the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen (TALENT)

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The University of Copenhaguen is looking to fill 28 PhD positions within the Doctoral Programme, TALENT at the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 801199. 

The 28 PhD fellowships are in the following fields: Biodiversity; biological sciences and bioinformatics; chemical sciences; computer sciences; earth and planetary systems sciences; environment, climate and sustainability; food sciences; health and genomics; mathematical sciences, statistics & economics; nano and materials sciences; natural science education; nutrition and sports; particle physics, astro physics and cosmology; plant sciences and biotechnology; quantum sciences and technology; ressource economics and global development. 

All departments at the Faculty of Science participate in the TALENT programme.

Who may apply?

In order to be eligible for the TALENT Doctoral Programme, applicants:

  1. May not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to TALENT's call deadline: October 1, 2018. Time spent on obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention, compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
  2. Must at the TALENT call deadline (October 1, 2018) be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience1) of their research careers and must not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree.
  3. Must hold a relevant MSc degree at the time of applying. However, candidates, who do not hold an MSc degree, are also considered eligible if their credentials and CV equal those achieved on an MSc. This could be in the form of five years of full-time undergraduate and postgraduate education OR four years of full-time undergraduate education combined with relevant courses, fieldwork, scientific publications or conducted research (these aspects must be documented by uploading additional documents as part of the CV).

The fellows would be commencing on 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

Accepted applicants must be dedicated full time to the research training activities unless duly justified for personal or family reasons. The research training activities cannot be combined with e.g. other employment.

General employment conditions include a work week of 37 hours (7.4 hrs a day) and a minimum of 25 days of vacation annually. The working hours are flexible to ensure work/life balance.

Successful applicants must move to Denmark by the time of employment and live here during the fellowship.

Terms of employment: The Horizon 2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND rules stipulate a minimum monthly salary of EUR 2,597 (EUR 31,164 pr. year), of which H2020/MSCA/COFUND covers EUR 1,855 (EUR 22,260 pr. year). The University Science department complies fully with these rules. 


For specific information about the TALENT Doctoral Programme, please contact Senior Advisor, Louise Thers Nielsen, SCIENCE Research and Innovation, email: talent@science.ku.dk, phone: +45 35336895. 

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd

More information can be found in the call announcement, as well as in the TALENT website and on the attached folder.

Deadline 1 October 2018


talent_guide_for_applicants.pdf (549.63 KB)