PhD Fellowship on Pharmacology and Pathology at University of Copenhagen in Denmark, and applications are submitted till 9 August 2015. University of Copenhagen is inviting applications for PhD Fellowship on the pharmacology and pathology of immune complex formation following administration of human antibodies to rats at the LIFEPHARM Centre. Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations. It is expected that the future PhD fellow will be enrolled in the Graduate Programme for In Vivo Pharmacology and Experimental Animals (IVP) at SUND and participate actively in this network. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): University of Copenhagen| Denmark
Level: PhD research program
Field(s): Fellowship is awarded for project on the pharmacology and pathology of immune complex formation following administration of human antibodies to rats at the LIFEPHARM Centre.
Deadline: 9 August 2015.
Funded By: University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): PhD Fellowship on Pharmacology is targeted for Danish and international applicants
‣ No. of awards:Not Specified
Tenure : The
position is available for a 3-year period for applicants holding a
relevant master´s degree.
‣Value of Scholarship : Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2007).
‣ Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) are extensively developed for therapeutic use in various indications.
non-clinical safety assessment, high doses of mAbs are administered
to animals to study potential adverse drug reactions.
dosing human mAbs to animals, immunogenicity, e.g. formation of
anti-drug-antibodies (ADAs), is relatively common.
direct consequence of ADA formation may be decreased exposure and/or
neutralization of the pharmacological activity. However, ADAs may
also cause hypersensitivity reactions through immune complex
formation, which are more infrequent, but may lead to significant
pathophysiologic changes or even death.
‣ In this PhD Fellowship on Pharmacology project we wish to study the dynamics of immune complex formation and clearance after administration of mAbs to rats to examine if biomarkers can be used to predict development of immune complex-mediated vascular pathology in target tissues.
‣ MSc in a biological science, veterinary medicine, medicine or other equivalent degree with a special interest in topics such as pharmacology and animal research.
‣ Documented experience within experimental animal work.
‣ Experience within experimental pharmacology.
Selection Criteria for PhD Fellowship on Pharmacology
‣ The grade point average achieved.
‣ Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme.
‣ Previous publications.
‣ Relevant work experience.
‣ Other professional activities.
‣ Language skills.
Scholarship Application Method
‣ Applications are submitted via online.
‣ Applications – in English – must include:
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 9 August 2015.
‣ Application forms ( Online Application ) and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.