PhD Fellow Within Clinical Human and Exercise Physiology at University of Copenhagen

A new opening PhD position in physiology is available at University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Eligible candidates should submit the applications before August 09, 2020.

The Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports invites applications for a PhD scholarship. The candidate must hold a medical degree and an authorization as medical doctor in Denmark. The position is for a 3-year period and will commence October 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Part of the Integrative Physiology Group. The group covers a broad area of research related to metabolic, cardiovascular and muscular adaptations to exercise. We focus on performance and health-related benefits of exercise as well as anti-doping issues.

The group uses complex human models and advanced molecular techniques to study integrated and isolated effects of exercise, exercise training and ergogenic substances related to the regulation of muscle metabolism, angiogenesis, blood flow, insulin sensitivity, ion transport, fatigue, temperature balance and bone mineral density.

We focus on physiological mechanisms behind observations and conduct studies in which the results can be applied to the everyday life in groups of patients, healthy individuals of different ages and athletes. Project description

The purpose of the PhD project is to investigate the effects of exercise training and ergogenic substances in relation to exercise performance. The project comprises human experiments including various invasive procedures, such as arterial-venous catherization, microdialysis and muscle biopsies. Experiments will also be carried out with elite-athletes. The candidate will have a specific focus on muscle analysis. The project is supported by Team Denmark (Denmark scholarships) within the network "Training models and competition preparation". The candidate will also assist with clinical procedures within other research projects of the network. Supervisor

The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:To manage and carry through your research project Formal requirements

The applicant must hold a medical degree and an authorization as medical doctor issued by the Danish Health and Medicines authorities of Denmark. Candidates with research experience in clinical trials and human experiments will be preferred. It is a prerequisite that the candidate can be enrolled as a PhD student at the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen. Terms of employment The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 306,667 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 42,361). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. Application Procedure The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. Please include from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 9 August 2020, 23:59 GMT +1. Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered. After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee. The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above-mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at Questions

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact: Associate professor, Ph.D., Morten Hostrup, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen. General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at

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