International PhD Fellowships in Genetic Epidemiology at University of Copenhagen Denmark

International PhD Fellowships in Genetic Epidemiology

International PhD Fellowships in Genetic Epidemiology

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The University of Copenhagen is a public research university in Copenhagen, Denmark. Originated in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the second-oldest university in Scandinavia after Uppsala University and grades as one of the top universities in the Nordic countries and Europe.

Its establishment certified by Pope Sixtus IV, the University of Copenhagen was originated by Christian I of Denmark as a Catholic teaching institution with a predominantly theological focus. In 1537, it was re-established by King Christian III as part of the Lutheran Reformation. Up until the 18th century, the university was primarily concerned with educating clergymen. Through various reforms in the 18th and 19th centuries, the University of Copenhagen was transformed into a modern, secular university, with science and the humanities replacing theology as the main subjects studied and taught.

On 4 October 1478 Christian I of Denmark carried a royal decree by which he formally established the University of Copenhagen. In this decree, Christian I set down the rules and laws governing the university. The royal decree elected magistrate Peder Albertsen as vice-chancellor of the university, and the job was his to employ various learned scholars at the new university and thereby establish its first four faculties: theology, law, medicine, and philosophy.

The royal decree made the University of Copenhagen enjoy royal patronage from its very beginning. Besides, the university was explicitly established as an autonomous institution, giving it a great degree of juridical freedom. As such, the University of Copenhagen was to be managed without royal interference, and it was not subject to the usual laws governing the Danish people.

The university is ruled by a board containing 11 members: 6 members employed outside the university form the majority of the board, 2 members are appointed by the scientific staff, 1 member is selected by the administrative staff, and 2 members are appointed by the university students. The rector, the prorector, and the director of the university are appointed by the university board.

The rector in turn appoints directors of the different parts of the central administration and deans of the different faculties. The deans employ heads of 50 departments. There is no faculty senate and faculty is not complicated in the appointment of rectors, deans, or department heads. Hence the university has no faculty governance, although there are elected Academic Boards at the faculty level who advise the deans. As of 2018, the governing body manages an annual budget of about DKK 8.9 billion.


The University of Copenhagen will offer a monthly salary that begins at around 26,957 DKK/approx. 3,618 EUR (April 2022 level) plus pension.

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Eligibility for the International PhD Fellowships in Genetic Epidemiology

  • To be eligible for the International PhD Fellowships in Genetic Epidemiology, applicants must have qualifications conforming to a master’s degree connected to the subject area of the project e.g., human biology, bioinformatics, molecular biology/biomedicine, etc.
  • Excellent communication mastery in both written and spoken English.

How to Apply for the International PhD Fellowships in Genetic Epidemiology

Your application must be presented electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application must contain 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 to the position
  3. Authenticated copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an official English translation if published in another language than English or Danish. If not satisfied, a certified/signed copy of a current transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is taken. As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master’s degree must be equal to a Danish master’s degree. We urge you to read more in the review database: Kindly, note that we might ask you to receive an estimate of your education conducted by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.
  4. Publication list (if possible)


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