The Copenhagen Bioscience PhD programme offers talented students with a university degree from outside of Denmark an opportunity to launch their careers in the vibrant environment of the Novo Nordisk Foundation research centre cluster. Sixteen students will be recruited annually for enrolment in August. For the start in August 2017, the programme will be open for applications from October 3, 2016 to December 15, 2016.
Students will be selected based on academic achievements, research experience, academic references and interviews. The interviews will take place in Copenhagen on March 19-22, 2017. The Novo Nordisk Foundation will pay for travel and accommodation for selected candidates in association with the interview visit.
The four-year programme is divided into a predoctoral year followed by three years of PhD training at one of the Novo Nordisk Foundation research centers (see below). They are based at the University of Copenhagen and the Technical University of Denmark.
The first year of the programme includes short rotations, a common course, common seminars and selection of a PhD project. All awardees will have to pass an examination at the end of the first year in order to qualify for the following three years of PhD education. You can find more information at the programme website.
Salary and tuition fee will be fully covered by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Housing is offered for the first year, in the city centre of Copenhagen, ranked as the most liveable city in the world, again, in 2016.
At the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR) topics are on investigating how the interaction between genes and environment affects the human metabolism. Check out the application website for more details.
At the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (CFB) topics include promoting the transformation from oil-based chemical industry into more sustainable biobased industry that meets the needs of society for chemicals and pharmaceuticals manufactured using specifically designed cell cultures: cell factories. Check out the application website for more details.
At the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR) topics are on integrative protein technologies. Check out the application website for more details.
At the Novo Nordisk Foundation Section for Basic Stem Cell Biology at the Danish Stem Cell Center (BasicStem at DanStem) topics include how to induce stem cells to differentiate into certain types of cells and the specific role of cancer stem cells in developing different types of cancer. Check out the application website for more details.
More information about the Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Center Cluster can be found here.