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PhD fellow within beta2-adrenoceptor agonists in relation to muscle metabolism and exercise performance

PhD fellow within beta2-adrenoceptor agonists in relation to muscle metabolism and exercise performance 
The Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports invites applications for a PhD scholarship. The candidate must hold a master degree related to the area of human physiology.  
The position is for a 3-year period and will commence 1 May 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. 
Description of the scientific environment 
The PhD fellow will be a 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. In addition, the group is world leading in anti-doping research.  
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 novel physiological mechanisms 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 role of beta2-adrenoceptors in skeletal muscle and their importance in regulation of metabolism and fatigue development of skeletal muscle. The project comprises of human experiments and muscle tissue analysis. Both pharmacology and exercise are used to understand the role of muscle beta2-adrenoceptors. A particular focus is the effect of acute and chronic beta2-adrenoceptor stimulation compared to that of exercise in skeletal muscle.  
Principal supervisor  
Professor, Dr.Scient, Jens Bangsbo, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen. 
Assistant Professor, PhD, Morten Hostrup, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen 
Job description  
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 
•Attend PhD courses 
•Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis 
•Teach and disseminate your research 
•To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad 
•Work for the department 
Formal requirements  
The applicant must hold a master degree in physiology or equivalent. 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 Ph.D. 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 329.828 including annual supplement. Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. 
Application Procedure 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.  
Please include 
•Cover Letter  
•Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc) 
•Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),  
•Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees 
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 
The deadline for applications is 28 January 2018, 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 
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the co-supervisor: Assistant 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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Ansøgningsfrist: 28-01-2018
Ansættelsesdato: 01-05-2018
Arbejdstid: Fuldtid
Afdeling/Sted: The Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports

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