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PhD Scholarship in B-Cell Autoreactivity and its Role in Solid Organ Transplantation closed

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD scholarship at DTU Nanotech with starting date soon, but negotiable.  The project is part of a larger collaboration between DTU Nanotech, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), Denmark, and the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, and is funded by the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation and DTU through DTU's Graduate Programme in Medicine and Technology.

Application Due: July 1, 2008
Description of project
The project is part of a larger collaboration that investigates how global patterns of B-cell reactivity, organized and expressed within the patient's immune system, are informative with respect to reactions to transplantation, such as rejection and development of autoimmune
disease.

The successful candidate will be the responsible project leader of at least one research project within the collaboration, more if time permits. The project will be defined in detail according to personal skills and preferences.

All research projects will have much emphasis on data analysis, specifically
*    Analysis of antigen- and oligonucleotide microarray data.
*    Follow-up bioinformatics analysis on identified candidates.
*    Survival- and association analysis of patient clinical characteristics.

Some experimental work in relation to microarray handling is also possible. The project includes a 6 month sabbatical at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Required skills
*    A master's degree in bioinformatics, biophysics, biostatistics, immunology, or other relevant science.
*    Good programming skills in a statistical programming language such as R or MATLAB, as well as in a dynamic programming language such as Python or Perl.
*    Good applied mathematics and statistics skills.
*    Thorough understanding of basic immunology.
*    Proficiency in written and spoken English.
*    A keen interest in independent research.

Further information and application
See www.nanotech.dtu.dk under "About/Jobs".

The project will be supervised by Martin Iversen, MD, PhD, dr.med., and Henrik Flyvbjerg, dr. scient., senior scientist, with co-supervision from other members of the collaboration.  Please send application with CV, grades, and publications, if you have any, using the online application form. Also, have at least two letters of recommendation forwarded under separate cover to henrik.flyvbjerg @ mic.dtu.dk.  We would like to receive applications before July 1, 2008. 

We value diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity. All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

posted 2008.05.01