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PhD Scholarship – Co-morbidity Scholarship for International Students at University of CopenHagen

PhD Scholarship – Co-morbidity between infectious and Non-communicable Diseases
Faculty of Health Science, University of Copenhagen (KU), PhD Scholarship at the Department of Health, Immunology and Microbiology (ISIM), the International Health Unit.

PhD scholarship in “Co-morbidity between Infectious and Non-Communicable Diseases in Low- and Middle-Income Countries”

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD scholarship at the International Health Unit at the Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology with starting date 1 September 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Deadline for applications: 3rd of August 2012, 23.59 PM.

The International Health Unit conducts research than span a broad spectrum, including global health issues, regional and local differences in health conditions, and international health programmes and their effects. The most important themes are health systems and society, health in poor societies, disaster management and prevention, and environmental health. Research is conducted in collaboration with health care researchers, cultural researchers and social scientists.

Job/Study description
The research theme “Co-morbidities between Infectious and Non-Communicable Diseases” is part of the International Health UnitĀ“s strategic research initiative. The applicantĀ“s research proposal should focus on the possible links and interactions between infectious and non-communicable disease(s) from a basic, translational, clinical and/or public health perspective.

The candidate will perform the following tasks:

Development of study protocol
Field work in a low- or middle-income country (up to 8 months)
Data analysis and drafting of scientific publications
Attending PhD courses
Teaching and dissemination of research findings


Candidates are required to have a Master degree within the field of health or science
Publications in peer-reviewed journals an advantage
Experiences from working and/or researching abroad, preferably in a low- or middle-income country an advantage

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation Executive Order no 284 of 25. April 2008.The Executive Order is available at

It is a pre-requisite that the candidate is enrolled as a PhD student at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences in accordance with the provision of Executive Order no. 18 of January 14th 2008 regarding the PhD degree.

Applications must be submitted in English by clicking “Apply online” below. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Applications must include:

A proposal of 3-4 pages outlining the overall aims and methodology of the PhD project
Cover letter detailing motivation and background for applying for the PhD scholarship.
Diploma and transcripts of records
A list of publications (if any), peer reviewed and others

The closing data for application is 23.59 PM, 03.08.2012. Applications received later than this date will not be considered. By the middle of august all applicants will have received information regarding the evaluation of their application.

Employment conditions
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all interested candidates to apply for the position, regardless of personal background. The position is offered for a period of three years and employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on October 1st 2008, enclosure 5. PhD fellows are covered by the regulations pertaining to “new salaries” for public employees and the salary is therefore subject to individual negotiation.

For further information about the PhD scholarship, please contact Professor Flemming Konradsen, email: or phone: 35 32 76 26, or visit the Copenhagen School of Global Health website ( Any questions regarding the application process or administrative queries of any kind should be directed to Claire Charasse

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Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark. With 37,000 students and 9,000 employees, it is among the largest universities in Scandinavia and one of the highest ranking in Europe. The University consists of six faculties, which cover Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities, Law, Science, Social Sciences and Theology.
Deadline: 03-08-2012
Publisher: Faculty of Health Sciences
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