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PhD fellow in Physics. Department of Physics/Niels Bohr Institute. Faculty of Science. University of Copenhagen

Department of Physics, Faculty of Science is offering 1-2 PhD scholarships in physics commencing in September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the Scientific Environment The successful applicant will join an established research effort in particle and astroparticle phenomenology at the Niels Bohr Institute. 

Project description The PhD project will concentrate on theoretical and phenomenological explorations of physics beyond-the-Standard-model, addressing neutrino masses, baryon asymmetry of the Universe and the existence of dark matter within a one consistent framework. 

Principal supervisor is Dr. Oleg Ruchayskiy, NBI, Phone: +45 353 333 80

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 Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Physics with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Terms of employment The Memorandum on Job Structure covers the position 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 312.879 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.219). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible 

Application Procedure The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.  
Please include

  • CV
  • 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 01.06.2017 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

Questions For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor,

Dr. Oleg Ruchayskiy, Oleg.Ruchayskiy <at></at>. Phone: +45 353 333 80

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE can be found here:




Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Oleg Ruchayskiy


Application deadline: 01-06-2017
Employment type: Limited period
Employment start: 01-09-2017
Department/Location: Niels Bohr Institute

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