The Graduate School of Health is now accepting applications for enrolment and fully financed PhD fellowships.
Furthermore a number of research training supplements are allocated. Please note that you no longer have to apply for a research training supplement – applicants are automatically considered for a research training supplement when applying for enrolment.
Both the fully financed PhD fellowships and the research training supplements are allocated in relation to the drawn up strategic criteria:
For applicants for a fully financed fellowship, a high score on minimum one of the strategic criteria will be a precondition to come into consideration.
For allocation of a research training supplement, the same strategic target areas will be emphasized in the prioritizing of applicants, but a high score on minimum one of the strategic criteria is not a precondition to come into consideration.
Both fully financed PhD fellowships granted and research training supplements will be allocated to the department at Aarhus University, where the PhD student will be employed. A filled out and signed financial statement is not mandatory as part of the application, but has to be signed and submitted before enrolment.
To apply for a 3-year PhD study programme you must have completed a relevant Master’s degree. The Master’s study has to be equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree of 120 ECTS – If you are preparing an application together with a main supervisor, and would like to have your degree assessed, you can submit your diplomas for an assessment via email@example.com
General criteria for PhD applications
All applications will be evaluated based on the submitted material using the following criteria. The time for research experience after the qualifying exam is taken into consideration.
The project (40 % of the total evaluation)
The applicant (40 % of the total evaluation)
The research environment and PhD plan elements (20 % of the total evaluation)
The application and all mandatory attachments, incl. the project description, must be in English. If the project description is not in English, the application will be rejected by the administration.
Please note that we will evaluate the application as it is when the deadline has passed. It is not possible to submit any material for the application after the deadline.
Furthermore, please be aware that we only evaluate one application per applicant per call. Thus, if you have submitted more than one application, we reserve the right only to evaluate the last application received.
Please note that PhD students who are already enrolled are not eligible for PhD fellowships and/or research training supplements. Applications from enrolled PhD students will not be taken into consideration.
How to apply
Access the application form by clicking ‘PhD Call’ OR 'PhD mol.med. Call May 2017' at the bottom of this page. The mol.med. call is only for applicants who want to be a part of the molecular medicine PhD programme.
Please choose the GP that reflects the department of employment of your future main supervisor. Please note that the administration will relocate your application to the appropriate GP, if necessary.
Applications are invited for PhD positions to join Center for Music in the Brain (MIB) investigating neurobiological foundations of music at Aarhus University (AU).
Four PhD fellowships are available at the Center for Music in the Brain (MIB), Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University (AU). The successful applicant will work on a 3-year research project examining the neural correlates of music in healthy individuals and/or patient populations using MRI (functional and structural), EEG and MEG, and be carrying out scientific research towards a PhD degree under supervision of MIB’s PIs and in collaboration with other team members. We envisage the positions will start at 1st December, 2017.
The Danish National Research Foundation’s Center for Music in the Brain (MIB) is an interdisciplinary research center at AU and the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg, Denmark (RAMA) aiming to address the dual questions of how music is processed in the brain and how this can inform our understanding of fundamental principles behind brain functioning in general. With a strong foundation in music practice and theory at the highest level and a focus on the clinical application of music, MIB combines neuroscientific, musicological and psychological research in music perception, action, emotion and learning with the potential to test prominent theories of brain function and to influence the way we play, teach, use and listen to music.
MIB is headed by Peter Vuust and the center is organized around four research topics:
MIB is situated in the Danish Neuroscience Center at Health, AU allowing close interactions with residing clinicians, medical scientists and patient groups. This gives easy access to MINDLab Core Experimental Facility with an impressive infrastructure providing an array of state-of-the-art technologies (PET, MRI, MEG, EEG, tDCS, and TMS), and extensive support. MIB is furthermore affiliated with RAMA’s music teaching programmes of the highest national and international levels, training students as professional musicians and high-level music teachers.
AU provides an inspiring international research environment with excellent neuroscience facilities, and is consistently listed among the world's best 100 universities. Aarhus is a dynamic university city located on the Baltic coast in continental Denmark and surrounded by nature; it offers very high living standards, rich cultural and intellectual life, outdoor activities, excellent restaurant/nightlife scene, etc.
Read more about MIB here: www.musicinthebrain.au.dk
We seek highly motivated persons with the following qualifications:
The application must consist of a statement of interest, highlighting your motivations for applying for the position (max 1 page), full CV, diplomas, letter of recommendation/references and a short proposal for a study within the research area of MIB (maximum 2 pages). The application should be sent in one PDF file to Hella Kastbjerg (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 7th May, 2017.
Additional information regarding this position can be obtained by contacting: Professor Peter Vuust, MIB, AU tel. +45 7846 1617, mail: email@example.com.
Please note that the selected candidates will have to apply for and get approved for enrolment at the AU Graduate School of Health (http://talent.au.dk/phd/health/) in a separate procedure before officially starting as a PhD student. An enrolment at the Graduate School of Health requires a Danish Master’s degree or similar relevant five-year degree programme. Please note that if the Master’s degree is less than 120 ECTS credit points, the applicant must have comprehensive research-relevant activities.