PhD Position: Nucleic Acid Chemistry – Double-coding DNA at University of Southern Denmark

At the Nucleic Acid Center, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark, a PhD fellowship is available from 1 March, 2012 or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate will conduct a PhD project within nucleic acid chemistry, more precisely on the design and synthesis of artificial nucleic acids for the development of novel coding systems to be applied in nanoscience and nanomedicine. The PhD project is a part of a grant from The Danish Council for Independent Research | Natural Sciences. The PhD project will include synthesis of modified nucleosides and DNA as well as enzymatic and biophysical studies. The preferred candidate should have a background with research experience within synthetic nucleic acid chemistry.

-Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three years. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period. -The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 1 October 2008 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). -The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order). -The university encourages all persons interested in the position to apply, regardless of their age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

Scholarship Deadline: 4 January, 2012

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