PhD Position in Microbiome Research | University of Copenhagen


The effort expands on their earlier research indicating that variations in the community structures of the gut microbiome may impact energy extraction.

By integrating conventional faecal measures, bomb calorimetry, and cutting-edge omics technologies with a human dietary intervention trial, the GutEnergy project will examine whether variations in gut microbiome community architectures impact the excretion of food calories in faeces.

Applicant Requirements

They are seeking driven individuals with a strong interest in nutrition, microbial ecology, microbiome, and metabolomics who work in the domains of human nutrition, bioinformatics, biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, analytical chemistry, or a related subject.


A degree programme equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (180 ECTS/3 FTE BSc + 120 ECTS/2 FTE MSc) in a field related to the project’s subject matter, such as an MSc in human nutrition, bioinformatics, biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, or a related field, must be completed to be eligible for the regular PhD programme.

Application Requirements

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  2. Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  3. Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science or Master of Science and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in another language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
  4. Publication list (if available)
  5. Reference letters (if available)


04 August 2024

For more information and application, visit the official website