Fully funded PhD scholarship in computational bioinformatics in Denmark

Fully funded PhD scholarship in computational bioinformatics in Denmark: Applications are welcomed from academically qualified and outstanding international students for PhD Scholarship in Computational Bioinformatics who wish to enroll in a research program at University of Copenhagen in Denmark for 2020/2021 academic session.

The fully-funded position will be carried out at the Lundbeck GeoGenetics Centre, a world-leading institution in ancient DNA studies. The candidate will have an opportunity to collaborate with leaders in the fields of paleogenomics, population genetics, quantitative genetics and palaeoanthropology, like Eske Willerslev, Rasmus Nielsen, Martin Sikora and Morten Allentoft.


Scholarship Sponsor(s):  University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Scholarships to be taken at: University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Scholarship Type:  Tuition award

Scholarship level:  PhD

Scholarship Worth:  DKK 325,625 (approx. €43,400), annual supplement (DKK 44,980).

Subject Eligibility: Bioinformatics, statistical genetics, (mathematics, physics, and statistics)       

Country/Candidate Eligibility: International students


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Eligibility and Selection Criteria: Candidates are expected to posses the following eligibility criteria for the fully funded PhD scholarship in computational bioinformatics in Denmark:

  • Candidates must be international students
  • Students admitted into PhD degree program
  • The award is available for PhD degree courses in Computational Bioinformatics offer at the University.
  • Students enrolling full time in the Honours program in the semester for which the scholarship is awarded.
  • MSc degree in bioinformatics, statistical genetics or a related quantitative field (mathematics, physics, statistics)
  • Completed formal courses in basic programming
  • Completed formal courses in analysis of large genetic data sets including NGS data.
  • Has experience and a strong interest in population genetics and statistical genetics
  • Has experience with the programming languages R and C/C++
  • Has experience with working in Linux
  • Has experience in working with large-scale genetic data, including low depth sequencing data
  • Has experience with development of mathematical methods or algorithms
  • Is highly motivated, responsible, and able to work independently in a structured manner has good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Applicants must hold an offer for a full-time program at University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • English Language Requirement: Applicants are required to provide evidence of meeting the University of Copenhagen’s minimum English language proficiency requirements.


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Application Procedures for Fully funded PhD scholarship in computational bioinformatics in Denmark


The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below at the official website.
Please include the following:
Cover Letter, CV, Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc), Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme (if any). Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any), Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

The University wishes staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Assist. Prof. Thorfinn Korneliussen, [email protected], tel.+45 35 32 59 33.

Application deadline: July 25, 2020

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