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2 PhD positions for Medical Doctors, Medical Science – BRIC, UCPH, Denmark

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2 PhD positions for Medical Doctors in the International PhD programme EMERALD at the Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC), University of Copenhagen, Denmark – Nov 2021

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 2
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: November 14, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: Apr 01, 2022
Contract Period: Not Mentioned
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC)
University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Copenhagen K,

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Qualification Details

Candidates must have obtained a medical degree, which allows them to enrol in an official Doctoral programme in accordance with the national regulations and institutional requirements in force at each recruiting research centre. As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment at UCPH/BRIC, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

Years of research experience: At the date of the call deadline, candidates must be in the first four years of their research career (exceptions due to career break will be considered) and have not been awarded a PhD degree.

Mobility requirements: Candidates can be of any nationality, but must undertake trans-national mobility according to the H2020 MSCA programme´s rules. During the 3 years before the date of the call deadline, they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) for more than 12 months in the country of the selected recruiting centre for which they apply.

Required languages: English at excellent level


The selection process includes three steps of evaluation: Eligibility check, remote evaluation by expert panels, online interviews with selection committee, on-site visit to potential host institute and final selection. The selection will be merit-based, using weighed criteria in three defined areas:

  • Candidate curriculum
  • Knowledge and scientific potential
  • Motivation
  • English level

Responsibilities/Job Description

According to the lab interest

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page or from advertisement webpage (URL below)

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Documents Required

Applications are accepted exclusively online through our online application system through the EMERALD webpage: Candidates who wish to apply for one of the positions at BRIC, University of Copenhagen, also have to submit an application through the UCPH online job application system by clicking APPLY NOW button.

The application, in English, must include the following:


  • Personal details, in line with the European Data Protection Law
  • Degree information, including copy of diploma and detailed transcripts of records (MSc and BSc)
  • CV including:
    • Scientific interests and record of accomplishments: publications (highlighting impact and contribution), research and/or clinical experience and main results, posters or talks at meetings, prizes, fellowships, etc.
    • Outreach: technology transfer, science education and/or public engagement activities.
  • Motivation letter (Cover letter), including indication of preferred host laboratory/PI and research areas: maximum two laboratories of their choice.
  • Contacts of two referees.
  • Eligibility statement
  • Documentation of English abilities (international test)

Please notice that the mandatory templates found on the EMERALD webpage are required for the application. Late or incomplete applications will not be evaluated.

About the Programme

The “International PhD Programme for Medical Doctors”, EMERALD, trains and nurtures excellent physician-scientists with the goal to bridge the gap between the clinic and the lab. The programme recruit medical doctors to carry out a PhD in cutting-edge research in one of seven recruiting European centres of excellence in life sciences and biomedicine. The recruited medical doctors will acquire unique scientific, technical, and digital skills and knowledge to advance their career at the frontier of medicine and research, with the final goal to improve patients care and tackling global health challenges.

Biomedical research is advancing at a high speed in the world. In the last decades, we have seen major developments resulting in significantly better treatment and healthcare. Addressing the increased need for innovative solutions in medicine requires more than ever the rise of the unique professional profile of physician-scientists, combining research with clinical care, understanding patients´ needs and driving research forward to address them.


The EMERALD fellows will benefit from attractive salaries, an international, stimulating and creative environment with expert supervision, advanced training, tailored career development and mentoring programmes, and access to high-end technologies and facilities. They will have the opportunity to build valuable international networks with multiple actors in academia, hospitals, patients´ organizations and the private sector. For the appointments at UCPH, fellows will be employed for six months as a research assistant and 36-month as a PhD fellow.


BRIC is a top research centre and our researchers have made seminal contributions in the field of epigenetics, cancer biology, stem cell biology, neurobiology and bioinformatics. The centre is located in modern buildings with state-of-the art facilities and counts 250 employees and more than 60% international researchers. The daily language is English. The centre has an open and collaborative scientific environment and a student association offering network and social activities. BRIC is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. The faculty’s Graduate School has 1600 PhD students, enrolled into 22 specialized PhD programs. The EMERALD fellows will be enrolled into the programme Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (MoMeD), coordinated by BRIC. Please visit for more information on centre.

About the Employer: University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Note or Other details

Acknowledgement: Emerald has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 10103429

12 PhD positions are available for this call across seven top European biomedical research centres: BRIC (Copenhagen), CRG (Barcelona), NKI (Amsterdam), IGC (Lisbon) MDC (Berlin), VIM (Lueven), IC (Paris). Two of the positions are at BRIC. A second call will open in April 2022.

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Contact details

For more information about the process, guidelines or the application system, please visit the Emerald webpage ( or contact the Emerald Programme manager (

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