PhD Fellowship in Pharmacovigilance at University of Copenhagen in Denmark, 2019

Heartbroken mother of lady shot dead by SARs in Ajegunle, speaks (Photos)

The mother of the victim killed by SARs operatives in Ajegunle, Lagos, has said that her murdered daughter, Ada Ifeanyi, had promised to celebrate Easter with her.

Speaking to a Punch reporter on Sunday afternoon, an inconsolable Mrs. Mercy John lamented the death of her daughter, wondering what the young lady did to warrant the brutal death meted to her by the policemen attached to Trinity Police Station in Ajegunle area of Lagos.

Ada and a male escort, 32-year-old Emmanuel Akomafuwa, were reportedly shot by a group of six policemen on Saturday at about 7am.

A third person who was also in their company has since been identified as one Faith.

Lamenting her loss, Ada’s grieving mother said,

“I spoke with her on Friday afternoon and she promised to come see me next week so we could celebrate Easter together.

“She’s a daughter I don’t want to miss in life. She had a loving heart, she was friendly and didn’t like trouble.“When they called me around 7am that my daughter had been shot by the Police, I rushed down there and saw my child lying dead. A girl of just 20 years died like a chicken!

“What did they find on her that made them fire her? If they had shot the tyre, at least the car would stop. “Is that what the government want for us? I want justice for my child!”

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The Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology is offering a three-year PhD fellowship in Pharmacovigilance. The PhD fellowship is financed by the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology and the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

The aim of the PhD project is to investigate the long-term adverse effects of antipsychotic drugs using Danish healthcare register data. Different analytical approaches will be explored, and epidemiological and statistical challenges, as well as limitations of data and methods, will be addressed.


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Applicants must have excellent language skills in English and have excellent communications skills.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: 2 September 2018
  • Course Level: The University of Copenhagen Fellowship is available to pursue the PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: The positions are available as a 3 year PhD fellowship in the field of Pharmacovigilance.
  • Scholarship Award: 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 organizations. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 26,754 (approx. 3,588 EUR) (taxable) plus pension. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2013).
  • Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this University of Copenhagen scholarship.
  • Number of ScholarshipsOne fellowship is available at the University of Copenhagen.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Denmark

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply for this sponsorship.

Entrance Requirements: As an applicant, you must have:

  • Obtained a Master degree in pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, medicine, public health, statistics or a related area prior to the starting date.
  • Fluency in English and excellent communication skills.

Preferred qualifications
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a background in pharmaceutical sciences or another subject area related to this project. Previous practical experience with quantitative research within pharmaceutical sciences, drug utilisation, pharmacovigilance or pharmacoepidemiology will be considered strong assets for the candidate. Broad knowledge of medicines, pharmacotherapy and adverse effects, and knowledge of healthcare register data will be considered an advantage. The preferred candidate should also have experience with statistical analysis software such as SAS or Stata. The candidate should be enthusiastic about working in a collaborative research environment and be genuinely interested in pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology. A supervisory team will be connected to the PhD project, but the candidate is expected to be able to work independently on the project and contribute with ideas to the project and to the research plan.Preferred qualifications  Candidates experienced with electrophysiology, ligand-gated ion channels, and neuroscience will be preferred.

English Language Requirements: Applicants must have good English skills.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: The application, in English, must be submitted electronically.Your application must include:

  • Cover letter: Letter stating the interest in and qualifications for the project (max. one page).
  • Full CV.
  • Diploma and transcripts of records: Master’s degree diploma (including grade transcripts for bachelor’s and master’s degrees). Applicants with a Master’s degree from abroad should also enclose a short description of the grading scale used.
  • Possible publication list.
  • Other information to consider: Possible references and recommendations.

Online Application

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