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Open calls

The general call

Here you can apply for a PhD position with your own project description. An application for the general call must include a project description (½-4 pages), where you describe your ideas and research plans for your project. You can indicate a URL to further information, if you like.

Before starting the application process, it is strongly recommended that you contact a prospective supervisor in order to discuss a potential project. This may contribute to writing a better and more targeted application. Furthermore, it is a good idea to inquire about possible financing, since the likelihood of securing admission through the general call depends on the available resources of the supervisor and the PhD programme for which you apply.

You can find AU researchers/potential supervisors by searching on subject headings here. Furthermore, you can find more info on the various PhD programmes at GSNS on each of the programme websites.

It is not a requirement that the applicant has been in contact with a prospective supervisor before the application process begins.

Before you apply, please read the application guide thoroughly. All applications must be submitted via the application portal.

Specific calls

Here you apply for one of the positions on the list of specific calls below. Please note that the list is regularly updated. The list will be complete approximately two weeks before application deadline. If you can’t find a project within your field of research on the list, please have a look later or apply via the general call.

Before you apply, please read the application guide thoroughly.
Please follow the application instructions in the specific call announcement.

Specific calls

You can use the filter function to narrow down your search field or search for something specific.

Project title Programme Keywords Candidate background Application deadline
Readvertisement: Dissecting O-GlcNAc transferase intellectual disability Molecular Biology and Genetics Intellectual disability, neurobiology, disease models, biochemistry, cell biology Master’s degree and at least one first author publication in a peer reviewed journal 01/08/2024 23:59 CEST
Readvertisement: Human-Computer Interaction in Extended Reality  Computer Science Human computer interaction, extended reality, 3d user interface Master’s degree in computer science, HCI or related field 01/08/2024 23:59 CEST
Modelling key crop environmental niches and productivity over the Holocene Biology Macroecology, Ecological modelling, Corps models, Arid environments, Traditional Ecological Knowledge Master’s Degree in Ecology, Paleoecology, archaeological science/modeling, Geography, Agroecology, or a related field   01/08/2024 23:59 CEST
Elucidating the structure and function of parasite mitochondrial cardiolipin synthases  Molecular Biology and Genetics  Cardiolipin, mitochondria, parasites, cryo-EM, biochemistry A relevant Master’s degree or at least one year of a Master’s degree in molecular biology/protein biochemistry 01/08/2024 23:59 CEST
How ecology, genetics, and oceanography control connectivity and biodiversity across Danish marine habitats  Biology 

Diversity, connectivity, habitats, ecology, genetics, oceanography, modelling

A relevant Master’s degree in Ecology, Biology, Oceanography or related field 01/08/2024 23:59 CEST
Readvertisement: Nanoscience and nanotechnology in general Nanoscience Nanoscience, Nanotechnology A relevant Master’s degree in Nanoscience/technology or a related field 01/08/2024 23:59 CEST
Readvertisement: Experimental Surface Science Studies of Single-atom Catalysts Nanoscience Surface Science, Nanoscience, Scanning Probe Microscopy, Catalysis, Physical Chemistry A recent master’s degree or 4-years of studies in physics, chemistry, nanoscience or equivalent disciplines 01/08/2024 23:59 CEST
Developing Water Splitting Electrodes from Surface Science Insight Nanoscience Electrocatalysis, Water Electrolysis, Surface Science, Nanoscience, Scanning Probe Microscopy A recent master’s degree or 4-years of studies in nanoscience, chemistry or physics  01/08/2024 23:59 CEST
Readvertisement: Multiplex Visualization and Analytics Computer Science Data visualization, visual analytics, human-computer interaction A relevant Master’s degree (or equivalent) 01/08/2024 23:59 CEST
Limits of geometries over the p-adic numbers Mathematics Geometric group theory, Lie groups over the p-adic numbers, Bruhat—Tits buildings A relevant Master’s degree (or equivalent) in mathematics 01/08/2024 23:59 CEST
Single cell mechanobiology and soft matter metrology Nanoscience Cell mechanics, Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Fluidic Force Microscopy (FluidFM), soft matter, biophysics A recent master’s degree (120 ECTS) in engineering, nanoscience, physics, materials science, or similar 01/08/2024 23:59 CEST
Structures and dynamics of phase-change materials Chemistry phase-change materials, relaxations, dynamics, structures, synchrotron X-rays, glasses, structure-property relations A Master’s degree, or in the process of gaining a Master degree, in chemistry, physics, materials science, or related fields 01/08/2024 23:59 CEST
Population genomics of primate speciation  Computer Science Bioinformatics, population genetics, spermatogenesis, comparative genomics, primates, speciation At least one year of a Master’s degree in molecular biology, mathematics, statistics, bioinformatics or similar 01/08/2024 23:59 CEST
Design of Chemoswitchable Binders  Chemistry

Computational protein design, Experimental protein engineering, Biophysical protein characterization, Gut-brain-immune signaling, Biochemical signaling and drug targets.

At least have finished one full year of a relevant Master’s program 01/08/2024 23:59 CEST
Effects of landscape fragmentation on population genomics and phenotypic variation in arthropods Biology Evolutionary biology, population genomics, functional traits, ecophysiology, genetics A relevant MSc or BSc degree 01/08/2024 23:59 CEST
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