PhD Fellowship in Microbiome Research, Copenhagen, Denmark

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PhD Fellowship in Microbiome Research: The Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD fellowship as part of the GutEnergy project, supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. This project focuses on the role of gut microbiome structures in energy extraction from diet, using cutting-edge methodologies including microbiome and metabolomics analyses.

PhD Fellowship in Nutrition and Gut Microbiome Research

Summary Table

DesignationResearch AreaLocationEligibility/QualificationJob DescriptionHow to ApplyLast Date for Apply
PhD FellowshipNutrition and Gut Microbiome ResearchCopenhagen, DenmarkMSc degree in Human Nutrition, Bioinformatics, Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, or similar fieldConduct human dietary intervention studies, liquid chromatography mass spectrometry-based metabolomics, bomb calorimetry, and microbiome analyses. Collaborate with Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands.Submit application including CV, diplomas, transcripts, publication list (if available), and reference letters (if available) electronically in English.4 August 2024, 23:59 (GMT+2)


PhD Fellowship

Research Area

Nutrition and Gut Microbiome Research


Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark


  • MSc degree in Human Nutrition, Bioinformatics, Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, or similar field.
  • Excellent communication skills in English (Danish or related Nordic language skills are an advantage).
  • Self-motivated, capable of working independently and collaboratively.
  • Creative and curious mindset with a strong drive.
  • Prior experience in human intervention/cohort studies, liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, and omics data analysis is advantageous.

Job Description

  • Write the study protocol for ethical approval.
  • Recruit study participants and conduct a controlled dietary intervention study.
  • Handle biological samples and perform liquid chromatography mass spectrometry-based metabolomics, bomb calorimetry, and microbiome analyses.
  • Integrate microbiome, metabolomics, and faecal energy data.
  • Write scientific publications.
  • Collaborate with Prof. Michiel Kleerebezem’s team at Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands.
  • Participate in active research environments, including a stay of 3-6 months at Wageningen University & Research.
  • Complete PhD courses (approx. 30 ECTS).
  • Teach and disseminate knowledge.
  • Write and defend a PhD thesis based on your research project.

How to Apply

Submit your application electronically in English, including:

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  • Curriculum vitae detailing your education, experience, language skills, and other relevant skills.
  • Original diplomas for Bachelor and Master of Science and transcripts of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if applicable. If not completed, provide a certified copy of a recent transcript or a written statement from the institution or supervisor.
  • Publication list (if available).
  • Reference letters (if available).

Apply by clicking “APPLY NOW” on the application portal.

Last Date for Apply

The deadline for applications is 4 August 2024, 23:59 (GMT+2).

Contact Information

For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor: Associate Professor Henrik Munch Roager Email:

Additional Information

  • Employment is full-time for a maximum of 3 years.
  • Employment is conditional upon successful enrolment as a PhD student at the Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen.
  • Terms of appointment and payment are according to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

For more details on the recruitment process, visit University of Copenhagen Recruitment Process.



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