At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Health Science and Technology, Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP) SMI® (within the FrontierResearchCompentences@CNAP FRESCO@CNAP) several PhD stipends are available within the general study programme "Biomedical Science and Engineering". The stipends are open for appointment from October 1, 2017 or soon hereafter. Job descriptionThe programme FRESCO@CNAP, which is co-funded by Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (Horizon 2020), aims to install early stage researchers (PhD fellows) in the Centre-of-Excellence CNAP conducting frontline research on novel tools for identifying and modulating human pain mechanisms. Department of Health Science and Technology carries out multidisciplinary research, teaching and dissemination within biomedical engineering, sports science and medicine. The department has more than 200 employees and is responsible for more than 1200 students. More than 160 PhD students are enrolled in the doctoral school affiliated to the department. For more, see: www.hst.aau.dk. Job descriptionResearchThe Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP) is a Center of Excellence supported by the Danish National Research Foundation. The successful applicant should investigate neuroplasticity and pain aiming on models for provocation, probing and modulation of such. CNAP apply a basic research approach where new advanced biomedical provocation and probing platforms will be discovered and applied to study novel aspects of the human pain neuroplasticity. The successful candidate for a CNAP PhD-stipend holds a master degree in biomedical engineering, neuroscience, pharmacology, medicine or equivalent with the prospect of pursuing studies on the human pain neuroplasticity utilizing biomedical technologies (e.g. quantitative pain assessment) and human pain biomarkers. Translational animal studies, human experimental and clinical studies are within the scope of CNAP aiming at improving the understanding of human pain neuroplasticity. All research at CNAP is conducted in accordance with the present ethical guidelines.Applicants should preferable have an insight in fundamental pain mechanisms and their clinical impact. A high proficiency in oral and written English is required. Good dissemination skills are important. You may obtain further information from Professor Thomas Graven-Nielsen, phone: +45 9940 9832, email: firstname.lastname@example.org concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Masters degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Medicine, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.FRESCO@CNAP recruitment strategyAs a fundamental principle, FRESCO@CNAP will follow the directives laid out in the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for researchers’ recruitment. Researchers will be selected following an open, transparent, merit-based, impartial and equitable selection procedure, based on international peer review. International independent reviewers with no conflicts of interest will conduct the evaluations and the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine will make the final selection of the PhD fellows based on a recommandation from the selection Committee.The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine will make a decision for allocating the stipend.For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Bettina Wedde, The Faculty of Medicine, email: email@example.com, phone: +45 9940 9909. The faculty have a research school, The Doctoral School in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology: http://www.medicine.aau.dk/doctoral-school/ and a Network for all PhD students: http://www.medicine.aau.dk/doctoral-school/phd/for-current-students/PAU/ The application is only to be submitted online. For further information, please see the complete call: http://www.stillinger.aau.dk/vis-stilling/?vacancy=904008
Eligibility criteria and admissibility requirements Applications will be assessed by an Assessment Committee. The Assessment Committee will assess whether the candidates are qualified or not qualified for a position. Not all qualified candidates will be invited to a job interview with the Selection Committee. To be considered eligible for a position, candidates must meet the following requirements: Eligibility criteria: 1)MSCA mobility rule: The applicants may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline. Time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention, compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account. 2)ESR eligibility criteria: Early-stage researchers (PhD fellows) shall at the time of recruitment be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him or her to embark on a doctorate in Denmark. 3)At the call deadline, the applicant must hold a relevant Master’s degree or 4)Hold an equivalent qualification obtained in accordance with foreign educational systems, having previously confirmed with Aalborg University that this qualification accredits a level of training equivalent to the Danish university Master's degree. Admissibility requirements: •The application must be in English.•The application is only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.•The application file consists of the following documents: - A project description of max 3 pages excl. references must be attached to the application. The description should outline a relevant FRESCO@CNAP research project within the framework of CNAP research areas. - A detailed curriculum vitae. - List of publications. - Table of ethics issues disclosing any potential ethical issues in relation to the research proposal. (Please upload this document under "Other documentation"). - Documents for the ESR eligibility criteria, such as scanned copy of the Master’s diploma or an official statement on the expected date of graduation or another degree which formally entitles him or her to embark on a doctorate (previously confirmed by Aalborg University). Please upload this document under "Other documentation").Please note that successful applicants are expected to move to Denmark by the time of employment. Applicants must ensure that all documents are uploaded before the submission deadline as additional material cannot be considered. .
About FRESCO@CNAP, Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP)
CNAP is a research Center-of-Excellence established by the Danish National Research Foundation at SMI - Department of Health Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University, Denmark.
CNAP apply a basic research approach where new advanced biomedical provocation and probing platforms will be discovered and applied to study novel aspects of the human pain neuroplasticity.