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University of Copenhagen Postdoc Positions

1) Postdoctoral fellow in physics of life

The Niels Bohr Institute
Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

 

We are looking for a talented, highly motivated and creative scientist who is interested in exploring questions at the interface between physics and biology. The project is part of the research project “Universal Growth Laws of Viruses of Bacteria”, led by Associate Professor Namiko Mitarai and financed by NERD Program, Novo Nordisk Foundation. The project is focused on the viruses infecting bacteria: they are the drivers of microbial ecology, gene transfer and microbial evolution, and also an ideal in-vivo model system to study the interplay between a virus and its host.  We aim to explore the virus development upon infection as a dynamic and stochastic process exhibiting decisions. We are also actively studying the role of phages at the population scale and ecology scale and as pattern formation to macroscopic scale of epidemics as it spread in a 2 or 3 dimensional geometry. We have a strong connection between experimental and theoretical research: 

We develop mathematical and computational models to mimic, suggest and perform experiments on these fascinating systems. We search for a creative and driven researcher who will thrive in this unique environment and ask new questions.  The scientists with strong mathematical and computational skills in physics/complex systems who wants to extend their skills to research on biological systems with close collaboration with experimental biology are strongly encouraged to apply. Alternatively, we seek a scientist with strong background in quantitative microbial experiments and single-cell experiments, who is enthusiastic about work environment with many theoretical ideas. Research experience in one or more of the following fields is beneficial for the position: statistical physics, complex systems, quantitative biology, systems biology, mathematical and computational modelling of biological systems, single-cell research on microbial systems.

The group is part of the Center for Models of Life (https://nbi.ku.dk/english/research/biocomplexity/cmol/) in the Biocomplexity section at the Niels Bohr Institute. We conduct research on the science of complex phenomena in physics and biology. We also has close collaborations with researchers in the biology department in University of Copenhagen. The environment is very exciting and allows fantastic scientific and social interactions with many talented researchers. The postdoc also has a chance of interacting with master and PhD students to develop supervision and teaching experiences.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within physics and biology as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://nbi.ku.dk/english/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor Namiko Mitarai (mitarai@nbi.ku.dk).

 


The position is open from 1 May 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The duration of the position is two years with a possible extension for a third year.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

The position is full time.

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 1 (day) March (months) 2023 (year), 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

 

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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Application deadline: 01-03-2023
Employment start: 01-05-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Niels Bohr Institute




2) 14 postdoctoral fellowships to the BRIDGE – Translational Excellence Programme

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen
 

BRIDGE – Translational Excellence Programme
The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND) at the University of Copenhagen is seeking 14 highly motivated and dynamic postdoc fellows to commence the BRIDGE – Translational Excellence Programme on 1 September 2023.

The BRIDGE – Translational Excellence Programme is financed by the Novo Nordisk Foundation with the ambition to train fellows in the area of translational medicine, mentored by fully committed and top-level professionals in basic biomedical research, a clinical environment and the life science industry. The programme constitutes a clear career path for candidates whose ambition is to bridge the gap between research, patient care and the life science industry and for those wishing to become pioneering leaders in the field of translational medicine.

The BRIDGE – Translational Excellence Programme expects to appoint 7 fellows with an MD background and 7 fellows with an MSc background.

Application deadline is 28 February 2023, at 23:59 CET. Appointed fellows are expected to participate in a two-day Boot Camp on 7-8 September 2023Mentors are expected to participate on 7 September 2023.

Translational research project
Your research project must cover the early translational stages T (Disease modelling, Omics studies, Basic Research) -T (Biomarker discovery, Target development, Preclinical development) and should bridge a basic biomedical research environment and a clinical research environment, making the research project interdisciplinary in its nature. 

Your project must be at the postdoctoral level, should address a relevant medical challenge and should be ambitious yet feasible within the timeframe of two years. Your research project must be developed in collaboration with your Mentor Team and is an important part of the recruitment process to become a BRIDGE fellow.

Appointed fellows spend 80% of their time on individual translational research projects mentored by a Mentor Team consisting of a basic biomedical scientist from a SUND Department or Centre, and a clinical scientist from a hospital in the Capital Region of Denmark or Region Zealand, and/or from the life science industry.

Academic Curriculum
The BRIDGE – Translational Excellence Programme provides fellows with the ability to translate insights from basic research into the clinical sciences and/or the life science industry, and vice versa, and the competences to manage essential collaboration between disciplines.

A uniquely developed Academic Curriculum has been designed by top-professional experts and figures as a mandatory, integral, and important part of the BRIDGE programme.

The Academic Curriculum, comprising of 20% of fellows’ time, covers the translational stages T0 (Population/clinic to lab feedback, disease modelling -omic studies, basic research), T1 (Biomarker discovery, target development, pre-clinical development) and border to early T2 (First in human, phase 1 clinical trials, phase 2 clinical trials, phase 2b clinical trials).

In addition, courses also include generic skills such as research management, ethics, research communication and successful grant writing, and should therefore not be imposed teaching obligation during their fellowship.

Eligibility
To become a BRIDGE-fellow applicants would need to have:

  • A MD and a PhD or equivalent (proof of an appointment that requires doctoral equivalency). Specialist training is no hindrance to apply, and medical training is appreciated.

or

  • A MSc and a PhD within a relevant discipline such as veterinary science, biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics, pharmacy, dentistry, or medical engineering.

As a PhD student you may apply, if you attach a declaration from your supervisor stating that your thesis will be submitted and defended prior to project commencement on 1 September 2023.

Please find more information about the 'four-year rule' for postdocs (Danish legislation) under 'Eligibility' here.

Mentor Teams
The applicant must apply for the programme in cooperation with a Mentor Team.

A Mentor Team consists of two, three or four mentors, representing 1) basic biomedical science from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH, and 2) clinical science from the Capital Region of Denmark or Region Zealand and/or 3) the life science industry environment in Denmark.

A life science industry mentor is highly encouraged to enter the Mentor Team, if relevant.

Incorporating a mentor from a basic biomedical science environment at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH, into the Mentor Team is mandatory. If a life science industry mentor acts as a third mentor – accompanying a basic and clinical mentor – that mentor may reside outside Denmark.

Qualifications
As a BRIDGE fellow, you are highly motivated to participate in the Academic Curriculum, to be mentored by senior researchers, network and cooperate with other BRIDGE fellows and you see yourself as an ambitious scientist who will work on bridging the gaps between research, medical treatment and/or the life science industry.

We expect BRIDGE fellows to be scientifically independent, showing a high degree of academic maturity and have:

  • An enthusiastic interest in a translational research project co-designed with a Mentor Team and be a good match with a committed Mentor Team
  • A strong CV, having published in high-quality journals and presented at international conferences
  • The ability to manage one’s own academic research and associated activities
  • Experience with project management
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills and leadership, with the ability to communicate research ideas and results in a clear and logical way and the ability to interact with peers and the broader research community confidently and effectively

How to apply
As a BRIDGE fellow, you will be working on a translational research project co-designed with a Mentor Team. As such, the first step in the application process is to connect with a Mentor Team.

If you are not already in contact with an eligible Mentor Team, we recommend that you:

  1. Contact a (i) basic biomedical researcher from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH, a (ii) clinical scientist from a hospital in the Capital Region of Denmark or Region Zealand and/or (ii) a scientist from the life science industry who fits your research interests and fulfil the programme requirements for Mentor Teams. We recommend that you have the Mentor Team preapproved in due time before application deadline 28 February 2023 by sending a request to: bridge@sund.ku.dk
  2. Alternatively, browse through the list of submitted project synopses (Open Mentor Teams) and find a Mentor Team that fits your research interests. Contact the suitable Mentor Team to explore the possibility of collaborating on a BRIDGE application. The list will be published on the BRIDGE website on 15 December 2022.

If you are an applicant without ties to the Faculty or hospitals in either of the two regions, please read more about our suggestions on how to proceed here.

If you are in contact with a Mentor Team, we recommend that you:

  1. Have the Mentor Team constellation preapproved in due time before the call closure by sending a request to and include the mentors CVs using the BRIDGE template: bridge@sund.ku.dk.

Read more about becoming a fellow.

Read more about the three steps to apply and watch the animated video for your reference.

 Application material

  • Part 1: Project description (must be co-designed by the applicant and Mentor Team)
  • Part 2: Project abstract and CV (must be composed by the applicant independently)
  • Part 3: Supplementary documents

Applications (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3) must be submitted online via HR Manager through the link on the website (available from 9 January 2022) no later than 28 February 2023, 23:59 CET.

Please find the requirements for the application and download the application templates.

We reserve the right to disregard material received after the application deadline along with applications and application material that do not comply with the above-mentioned criteria. 

Recruitment procedure
The received applications will be shortlisted and assessed according to the Ministry Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities 2012 and the University of Copenhagen’s guidelines 2013.

Upon the application deadline, the authorised recruitment manager will select applicants for assessment based on the advice of the Appointment Committee.

All applicants will be notified on whether their application has been passed for assessment. The Assessment Committee will do a non-prioritised assessment based on the applicant’s academic qualifications and on the match between the fellow and the translational research project. All applicants will have the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him-/herself (Part 2).

Please find more information on the recruitment process for scientific personnel at the University of Copenhagen.

Appointment interviews
Following the completion of the assessments, a subset of candidates will be invited for an appointment interview with the Appointment Committee. The BRIDGE programme will reimburse travel and accommodation expenses for invited applicants.

The interviews are scheduled to take place 15-17 May 2023. Please note that Mentor Teams will need to be present for a short introduction of the Mentor Team at this interview.

Terms of employment
The employment as Postdoc is fulltime (37 hours per week) and for two years.

Salary, pension, and terms of employment will be in accordance with the collective agreement between AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) and the Ministry of Taxation.

The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of 2020.

Financial composition of the fellowships
The financing of running costs for the individual research projects will be covered by the hosting environments. Each fellow will in addition receive an annual sum of DKK 50.000 during their two-year employment to cover costs for PC, travel, language courses, conference and workshop participation and other activities outside the programme.

Successful fellowship recipients will be enrolled in the BRIDGE – Translational Excellence Programme and employed at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH.

Upon fulfilment of course participation and the individual research project fellows will be awarded a Certificate of Excellence.

Please note that applicants who at the application deadline have more than five years of experience since obtaining their PhD degree are not eligible. Any documented periods of leave will be accepted as extensions of this time limit (maternity leave, paternity leave, family care leave, illness, military service, etc.).

Please also note that more than two years of postdoc-experience based at UCPH prior to programme enrolment is not allowed. Any documented periods of leave will be accepted as extensions of this time limit (maternity leave, paternity leave, family care leave, illness, military service, etc.). Please refer to the applicable governmental jurisdiction here.

For more information about the BRIDGE - Translational Excellence Programme
Please visit www.bridge.ku.dk and/or contact Programme Administrator Karoline Hovde on bridge@sund.ku.dk or telephone +45 3533 4192.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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Karoline Hovde

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Application deadline: 28-02-2023
Employment start: 01-09-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Faculty Service



3) Postdoc in Experimental Quantum Optics at Center for Hybrid Quantum Networks, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen

The positions will be part of the experimental quantum photonics group headed by Prof. Peter Lodahl (wwww.quantum-photonics.dk) within the Center for Hybrid Quantum Networks (Hy-Q, https://hy-q.nbi.ku.dk).
In the quantum photonics group, we specialize in developing quantum photonic nanostructures for deterministic photon sources including single-photon sources and multi-photon entanglement sources. The developed hardware is employed for quantum-information processing applications for advanced quantum communication and photonic quantum computing.

Several postdoc positions are currently available within the following areas: 1) Deterministic generation of photonic cluster states with quantum dots in photonic nanostructures. 2) Application of advanced single-photon sources for quantum cryptography. 3) Photonic quantum computing with quantum dot photon sources. 

Inquiries about the positions can be made to Prof. Peter Lodahl, lodahl@nbi.dk, phone: (+45)20565303, Assoc. Prof. Leonardo Midolo, midolo@nbi.ku.dk, phone: (+45)23234169, Dr. Stefano Paesani, stefano.paesani@nbi.ku.dk, phone: (+45)35336386.

The position is for 2 years with the possibility of extension and is open from 1 April or as soon as possible thereafter. 

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. 

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. 

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. 

Please include 
-    Curriculum vitae
-    Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent) 
-    Research plan – description of current and future research plans
-    Complete publication list
-    Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 15 February 2023, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. 
You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
Interviews will be held during the week 11.  

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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Application deadline: 15-02-2023
Employment start: 01-04-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Niels Bohr Institute



4) Postdoc in experimental biophysics

The Niels Bohr Institute
Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

 

A postdoc position is open in the experimental group at the Bio-Complexity section at the Niels Bohr Institute. The research activity will focus on evolutionary and ecological dynamics in bacterial colonies.

Our group and research

You will be part of a group where we aim for an interdisciplinary mix of skills and backgrounds. The combined focus of our work is bacterial ecology with a focus on the 3D evolvement of biofilms. So, some of our questions are: How do bacteria self-organize in a natural – yet simplified – biofilm system? Or how do they spread to colonize unknown horizons? Beside the PI, the group pt. consists of 2 PhD students (physicists) and 3 MSc students. Current ongoing projects include biofilm growth in semi-soft media, spatio-genetic patterning in microbial colonies.  For more info on the group and our research, please visit: https://nbi.ku.dk/english/research/biocomplexity/jauffred-lab/

Project description

The aim of this project is to investigate the spatio-genetic patterning in large bacterial colonies. To achieve this, you will do basic bacteriology (e.g., cell culturing and plasmid transformations) and use various imaging modalities (e.g., confocal scanning, time-lapse and light-sheet) and advanced image analysis. You will have the possibility to be involved in close collaborations with modelers and experimentalists within related fields and to partake in understanding bacterial growth, motility, and resistance in relation to understanding biofilm propagation. It will be expected that you have a drive for experimental work and an interest in bacterial ecology and/or evolution.

The position is co-funded between the DFF Research Leader grant “How self-organization promotes antibiotic resistance in 3D bacterial communities” (https://dff.dk/forskningsprojekter/forskningsleder/sapere-aude-forskningsledere-2020/liselotte-jauffred) and the Inge Lehmann grant “How biofilm organization affects horizontal gene transfer within bacterial communities”.

Research environment

Our lab is part of the Experimental Biophysics Lab, which includes experts in biofotonics, force-transduction and microscopists and is equipped with a variety of instruments for imaging, e.g., super-resolution, light-sheet, and confocal microscopy, as well as force-spectroscopy and microbiology labs. Further information: https://nbi.ku.dk/english/research/biocomplexity/exp-biophys/research-facilities/


We work very closely with the Center for Models of Life consists of researchers that use methods from physics to develop an understanding of living systems, from modelling of gene regulation to dynamics of self-organization. Information about CMoL: https://www.nbi.ku.dk/english/research/biocomplexity/cmol/

Job description

The postdoc is primarily expected to conduct research. Apart from this, the postdoc’s duties include supervision of students as well as other ad hoc duties like outreach and lab management.

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

The applicant should have a PhD degree (or expect to defend her/his PhD thesis in the next months), with a strong background in at least one of the areas of physics, biophysics, bioengineering, microbiology and a curious mind-set. Preference will be given to candidates with experience with one of the following subjects: biofilm patterning, 3D microscopy, cell mechanics, and bacteriology. 

For questions regarding the position please contact PI Liselotte Jauffred (jauffred@nbi.dk)

 

Terms of employment

The position is full time and is for the period 1 April 2023 - 31 March 2024

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

 

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Cover letter
  • Complete publication list
  • Reprint of one particularly relevant paper (if applicable)


The deadline for applications is the 1st of February 2022 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews will be held ultimo February.

 

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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Application deadline: 01-02-2023
Employment start: 01-04-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Niels Bohr Institute


5) Postdoc in development of multiplexed bioimaging method

Department of Chemistry
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen

To understand the functions and correlations between biomolecules in complex (cellular) systems, we need to simultaneously visualize the distributions of multiple populations at the subcellular level. Take part in the exciting development of multiplexed bioimaging method for visualizing and understanding different biomolecules’ location, function, and correlation.

The Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen invites applicants for a Postdoc position in development of multiplexed bioimaging method.

Start date of the position is 1 April 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is initially offered for 2 years with an option of extension.

Background:
The research group of Assistant Professor Junsheng Chen at Nano-Science center and Department of Chemistry invites applicants for a Postdoc position in the development of multiplexed bioimaging method. The project is part of the research project “Subcellular multiplex imaging with ultrabright fluorescent nanoparticles”, start in January 2023, led by Assistant Professor Junsheng Chen, financed by Novo Nordisk Foundation.

The project
The project aims at developing imaging method to achieve multichannel super-resolution imaging with conventional fluorescence microscopy. Recently, we have achieved a breakthrough by developing the brightest full-organic fluorescent nanoparticles based on a molecular self-assembly approach, called: Small‐Molecule Ionic Isolation Lattices (SMILES)*. Besides their unsurpassed brightness, we also have the full control of the fluorescence emission color (from blue to near infrared) and fluorescence lifetime (from nanosecond to microsecond). In this project, we will extend the number of simultaneous detection channels and develop multiplex microscopy by combining the “normal” color channels with fluorescence lifetime channels imaging. We will use the developed multiplexed imaging method to tackle the key question about protein translation at the subcellular level.

Our research project is highly interdisciplinary including collaborations with physicists, chemists, medical researchers, and biologists in the industry and at universities. Throughout the project, the candidate will be trained to be truly an interdisciplinary researcher in a creative and cross-disciplinary environment.

Duties and responsibilities
This project seeks to develop new multiplexed bioimaging method for deepening molecular-level understanding of protein translation at the subcellular level.

As a postdoc your work responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • You will need to perform optical setup development, data collection, analysis and communicate research work.
  • You will also need to participate in regular laboratory tasks within the research group as part of the normal daily activities in a team-driven laboratory environment.
  • Supervising master students and PhD students.
  • Teaching activities
  • It may also require participation in national and international conferences as agreed.

Qualification
We are looking for a talented, highly motivated, and creative scientist who is interested in working with fluorescent bioimaging and optical spectroscopies. The ideal candidate will have a strong optics, microscopy background, in particular fluorescent microscopy and bioimaging.

  • The candidates are required to have a PhD degree or equivalent in chemistry, physics, optics, biological sciences or other relevant fields of science.
  • Documented hands-on experience in optical microscopy/spectroscopy.
  • Excellent scientific track-record, including at least one publication as first author in a high-quality, peer reviewed international journal.
  • The candidate must be fluent in English and have good communication skills, both oral and written. Demonstrate enthusiasm, motivation, and confidence.
  • the ideal candidate has several of the following qualifications:
  • Experience with optical setup alignment.
  • Basic knowledge of optical spectroscopy.
  • Experience with fluorescent bioimaging.
  • Hands-on experience with performing basic programming tasks (Labview, Python, Matlab, or C++) for instrumentation, data acquisition and data analysis.
  • Experience with supervision of students
  • Experience with fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) is an advantage

As part of the University, we wish our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Our group and research- and what do we offer?
Light induced processes make the world bright and colorful. Furthermore, innovative ways of utilizing such processes have broad application possibilities in modern technology such as: bioimaging, solar cells, communication and photocatalysis.

Our group studies both the fundamental and applied aspects of the interactions between light and materials. In particular, we explore functions, underlying photophysics and photochemistry of fluorescent molecular materials and semiconductor nanomaterials.

We develop fluorescent materials and methods for bioimaging applications. We use femtosecond optical spectroscopy to reveal fundamental photophysical processes in these materials and provide a thorough understanding and guidance for developing new materials with improved performance. We carry our interdisciplinary research projects by collaborating with physicists, chemists, medical researchers, and biologists in the industry and at universities.

We offer a creative and exciting research atmosphere at the vibrant border between chemistry, physics and biomedicals.

Further information can be obtained via email to Assistant Professor Junsheng Chen: junsheng.chen@chem.ku.dk

Further information about the research group can be found at: https://chem.ku.dk/research_sections/nanochem/jc-group/

Further information about the Nano-Science Center can be found at: https://nano.ku.dk/ and Department of Chemistry at: https://chem.ku.dk/

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • ORCID
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research Statement – description of previous experience with fluorescent imaging, optical spectroscopy, and interests for the future
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of up to 3 particularly relevant papers

If possible, please list up to three scientists that you have worked with closely in your past research. (We will contact you for your consent if we wish to contact these.)

The deadline for applications is February 1st 2023, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

References:

* Chen, J.; Fateminia, S. M. A.; Kacenauskaite, L.; Baerentsen, N.; Gronfeldt Stenspil, S.; Bredehoeft, J.; Martinez, K. L.; Flood, A. H.; Laursen, B. W., Ultrabright Fluorescent Organic Nanoparticles Based on Small-Molecule Ionic Isolation Lattices. Angew. Chem., Int, Ed. Engl. 2021, 60 (17), 9450-9458.

 

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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Application deadline: 01-02-2023
Employment start: 01-04-2023
Working hours: Full time


6) Postdoc position within structural cell biology

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Section of Plant Glycobiology Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a postdoc position. The postdoc position will be associated with the Plant Cellulose Synthesis research group and carried out with Assist. Prof. Kristian E. H. Frandsen and Prof. Staffan Persson. The work aims to structural visualise the large Cellulose Synthase protein complex (CSC) in planta responsible for plant cell wall formation. The research will range from culturing single plant cells and visualizing large protein complexes in vivo using advanced light microscopy (confocal fluorescence) to determining the organization and molecular structures of protein complexes in their near native environment in vivo using state-of-the-art cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET) and subtomogram averaging (STA).

The postdoc position covers structural cell biology and will be based in the Plant Cellulose Synthesis research group in a highly cross-disciplinary team that includes the full range of computational structural biology, microscopy, molecular biology and biochemistry (> 20 people). This postdoc will prepare single cell cultures (protoplasts) derived from plant tissue of transgenic marker lines (A. thaliana and/or Nicotiana tabacum BY-2) and localize the CSC complex in vivo using correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) through the group’s access to microscope facilities e.g. Center for Advanced Bioimaging (CAB) and Core Facility for Integrated Microscopy (CFIM) both located at the University of Copenhagen. A substantial part of the postdoc will be carried out at Biozentrum, University of Basel in the group of Prof. Benjamin Engel, which are international experts in preparing suitable cryo-frozen samples for cryo-electron microscopy/tomography (EM/ET) including novel focused ion beam (FIB) milling lift-out approaches.

The ideal candidate will be part of an exciting international team striving to understand the structural details of enzyme complexes responsible for plant cell morphology. The candidate is expected to have a solid foundation in structural cell biology and optimally hands-on experience with cryo-electron microscopy and/or tomography (cryo-EM/ET) with a supporting strong publication record. Expertise in Structural Biology techniques e.g. X-ray crystallography is considered a plus. You will also be expected to engage in teaching, supervision of students and lab technicians, as well as actively apply for funding.

Required Qualifications
A PhD degree in Structural Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Nanotechnology or similar.
Excellent English communication skills and good interpersonal skills.

Practical experience with one or more of:

  • Cryo-Electron Microscopy and/or tomography (cryo-EM/ET)
  • Structural Biology techniques (e.g. X-ray crystallography)
  • Biophysics & Advanced microscopy
  • Plant protoplast isolation

Key Selection Criteria

  • Professional qualifications relevant for the position.
  • Publications.
  • Relevant work experiences.
  • Language skills.
  • Creative thinking

Copenhagen is ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world, and the appointee can get extensive help from the International Mobility Center (https://ism.ku.dk/) for relocation purposes. The applicants are also encouraged to look into the Danish research salary & tax system.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Kristian E. H. Frandsen email: kehf@plen.ku.dk and Staffan Persson email: staffan.persson@plen.ku.dk.

The position is open from 01-05-2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is  Tuesday 31 January 2023, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

Interviews will be held in mid-march

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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Kristian Erik Høpfner Frandsen

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Application deadline: 31-01-2023
Employment start: 01-05-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences


7) Postdoc in computational CRISPR guide RNA design

A two-year Postdoc position is available 15 April 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter in the Gorodkin lab (https://ivh.ku.dk/bioinformatics  Center for non-coding RNA in Technology and Health (RTH), (http://rth.dk) at Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (https://ivh.ku.dk/english), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen. The CRISPR field is developing rapidly and is continuously providing novel technological possibilities by several types of applications including gene editing and gene surgery. An understudied key challenge in these types of applications is off-targets. These are guide RNAs (gRNAs) which edit or operate on other genes than the intended one. This postdoc position precisely addresses this problem by developing computational tools for guide RNA (gRNA) design that do not only take off-targets into account but also how these are affected by DNA modifications. The position is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark.

 

Our research
The CRISPR technology has become a key tool for genome editing with all the applications that follows. However, unintended edits elsewhere in the genome, off-targets, can have detrimental effects, resulting in additional and irrelevant gene activity not related to an intended target. In this project, off-targets will be addressed systematically by developing a computational framework with outset in energy-based and deep learning models recently published by the lab. In the project, DNA modifications will be considered in the gRNA design using data generated explicitly in the project. RTH is located on Frederiksberg Campus. Our research environment is highly international and stimulating. We frequently organize seminars, workshops, summer schools with international speakers and have retreats with our international collaborators.

 

Your job
Your key tasks as a Postdoc at SUND will be to:

  • Extend an existing energy model for the CRISPR-Cas9 system and implement in conjunction of existing code
  • Integrate methylation data into the off-target mapping algorithm and implement the pipeline
  • Implement a hybrid energy model and machine or deep learning framework for predicting off-target
  • Explore further possibilities for improving the computational prediction and modelling
  • Teach and disseminate your knowledge

 

Profile
You will be an excellent and emphatic team player and pleasant for your colleagues to work with. You will work with great excitement and be a key person in the project essential for obtaining successful results. You will work in a cross-disciplinary environment and collaborate with other researchers internally in the group and with collaborating groups working on the experimental aspects.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following competencies and experience:

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have completed PhD degree in bioinformatics, computer science or in a similar area
  • You are well familiar and experienced with C++ or C and Perl or Python
  • You have strong experience with the Linux/Unix environment, command lines and shell scripting
  • You are well familiar with machine learning algorithms
  • You are proficient communication skills
  • You have excellent English skills written and spoken
  • You have good people skills and is a strong team player

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Knowledge of RNA folding and RNA-RNA interaction algorithms
  • Knowledge of algorithms using suffix-arrays / suffix-trees and data structures

Key selection criteria:

  • Publications
  • Professional qualifications relevant for the position
  • Relevant work experience
  • Language skills
  • Creativity

 

Terms of employment
The average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.

The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 2 years. The starting date is 15 April 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Salary, pension and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or another relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 35,700 DKK/approx. 4,800 EUR (October 2022 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

 

Foreign and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

 

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

 

Questions
For further information about the scientific content of the position please contact Professor Jan Gorodkin, email gorodkin@sund.ku.dk, phone +45 23375667 or for application procedure and formalities, please contact HR Officer, email sund-hr-ivh@sund.ku.dk]; www.sund.ku.dk

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).

 

Application procedure
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  1. Motivation letter of application. In this letter you must briefly detail, one by one, how you meet the requirements for each item listed under “Essential experience and skills” and “Desirable experience and skills”.
  2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.
  4. List of publications.
  5. Personal Recommendations. If none, please explain why it has not been possible to obtain.

 

Deadline for applications: January 31st, 2023, 23.59pm CET

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

 

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

 

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

 

Interviews are expected to be held from January 4th take approximately a week

The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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Jan Gorodkin

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Application deadline: 31-01-2023
Employment start: 15-04-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Department/Location: Department of Chemistry



8) Postdoc in lipid regulation of G protein-coupled receptors at the Department of Biomedical Sciences

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher with a strong interest in membrane protein structure and function for a two-year postdoctoral position to commence on May 1st 2023.  

About us

In the Gustavsson group, we aim to understand the molecular details of G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) receptor function and regulation and translate our findings to biological function. We combine characterization of receptor pharmacology in cells and reconstituted systems with characterization of receptor structure and dynamics using NMR, cryo-EM and other methods.

The group is located in the Section of Molecular Pharmacology (Molpharm, https://bmi.ku.dk/english/research/molpharm/) in the Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMI, https://bmi.ku.dk/), which is an interdisciplinary department with research groups focused on topics spanning from basic to translational science. MolPharm encompasses multiple research groups centered around GPCR research spanning from molecular scale characterization to in vivo studies and clinical trials. We offer a dynamic and collaborative environment where students, postdocs, technicians and scientists from various cultures work together on a variety of interdisciplinary projects.

The project

GPCRs relay signals from the outside to the inside of the cell by coupling to G proteins and other intracellular mediators. GPCRs are the targets of around 30% of approved drugs and development of new and improved therapies is a major focus of academic groups and companies worldwide.

Chemokines drive cell migration through interactions with chemokine receptors, thereby controlling the immune system, development and other functions. Chemokine receptors and other GPCRs are dynamic proteins and regulated by a number of cellular factors including membrane lipids. We have identified specific lipids with different functional effects on chemokine receptors. The project aims to characterize the molecular mechanisms of lipid regulation using a combination of structural and functional experiments in cells and reconstituted systems. Your tasks will include expression, purification and reconstitution of receptors and characterization of receptor structure, dynamics and function.

Profile
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following competencies and experience:

Essential experience and skills:

  • PhD in Structural Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics or similar
  • Experience with protein expression and purification, preferably involving membrane proteins
  • An active interest in structure and function of G protein-coupled receptors
  • Good communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Experience with structural biology methods (cryo-EM, NMR etc) for protein characterization
  • Knowledge of GPCR signalling and pharmacology
  • Experience with culturing of eukaryotic cells for protein expression

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and access to state-of-the-art equipment.

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 2 years. Starting date is May 1st, 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 35,700 DKK/approx. 4,798 EUR (October 2022 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of June 28, 2013.

Questions
For further information please contact Associate Professor Martin Gustavsson; martin@sund.ku.dk or +4520828221

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).

Application procedure
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).

2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.

3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.

4. List of publications.

Application deadline: January 29th 2023, 23.59pm CET

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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Martin Gustavsson

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Application deadline: 29-01-2023
Employment start: 01-05-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Biomedical Sciences



9) Postdoc position at NNF Center for Protein Research

A highly attractive postdoctoral position is available in the Choudhary group at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR – www.cpr.ku.dk), University of Copenhagen. Commencing on 15 March 2023 or after agreement. The position is for 2 years.  

About the groups
The Choudhary lab is technically and internationally diverse and embedded in an excellent environment that supports high-quality research and encourages interdisciplinary collaboration. The Choudhary lab conducts experimental and computational research using interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art technologies, including quantitative proteomics, next-generation nucleic acid sequencing, advanced microscopy, CRISPR-based genome editing, and bioinformatics. The lab uses diverse cell models, including embryonic stem cells and their differentiated derivatives.

The Choudhary lab shares the laboratory space with the group of Prof. Matthias Mann and works closely with his group. The group extensively collaborates with top-level international researchers, routinely publishes in top-ranked journals, and has an outstanding track record in training the next generation of researchers. The major publications from the groups include Narita et al. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.07.18.500456v2, Narita et al. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.07.18.500459v2, Narita et al., Mol Cell. 2021, Narita et al. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol 2019; Weinert and Narita et al., Cell 2018; Gupta et al., Cell 2018; Scholz et al., Nat Biotech 2015; Weinert et al., Mol Cell 2013; Povlsen and Beli et al., Nat Cell Biol 2012; and Beli et al. Mol Cell 2012.

We are now looking for enthusiastic candidates with a PhD and/or MD (i.e. level of education corresponding to the Danish PhD degree).

Project description
Our group works in the broad area of proteomics, genomics, and cell signaling. In the envisioned projects, we aim to use quantitative proteomics to further uncover the proteome-wide scope, dynamics, and enzymatic regulation of lysine acetylation and ubiquitylation. We are also interested in combining CRISPR-based genome editing with NGS-based approaches (i.e. RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq) and cell biological approaches to uncover new regulatory pathways and decipher underlying mechanisms.

Depending on the candidate´s background, the postdoc candidate will either perform wet laboratory experiments involving cultured mammalian cells, CRISPR, and NGS-based genomic technologies, or proteomics technologies to generate large-scale datasets and to understand cellular regulatory mechanisms. Candidate with interest in data analysis is expected to perform bioinformatic analyses of next-generation sequencing data, including ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, Nascent-seq, and ATAC-seq. The candidates with experience in both wet lab and bioinformatics will be able to do both (i.e., work in the wet lab and perform bioinformatics analyses). If you would like to know more about the project(s), please contact us!

Qualifications
The candidate should have demonstrated excellent scientific productivity, evidenced by high-quality research publications, be able to conduct independent and creative research, and show good interpersonal and communication skills.

  • The candidate is required to have a PhD/MD level of education corresponding to the Danish PhD degree in natural or medical science.
  • Excellent scientific track record, including at least one publication in a high-quality, peer-reviewed international journal. Pre-prints can be counted for fulfilling this requirement.
  • Expert knowledge in one or more of the following areas is advantageous:
  1. Experience in molecular biology techniques, including proficient use of CRISPR-based genome editing
  2. Prior experience in the area of epigenetics, and gene transcription regulation.
  3. Hands-on experience in generating datasets for ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq
  4. Hands-on experience in quantitative mass spectrometry for analyzing proteins, their modifications, and protein-protein interactions
  5. Hands-on experience in bioinformatic analyzing next-generation sequencing datasets, such as ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq
  6. Experience in computer programming languages, such as R, Python
    Strong background in the statistical analysis of large-scale data
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • An analytical aptitude for devising innovative scientific or technical solutions.

For further information, please contact Professor Chuna Ram Choudhary, email: chuna.choudhary@cpr.ku.dk.

Place of employment and work
The employment is at CPR (www.cpr.ku.dk), University of Copenhagen, located in central Copenhagen. In the past 10 years, CPR has established itself as a top-level research institute in protein signaling and network biology research. The research environment at CPR is ambitious and international, with approx. 30 different nationalities are currently represented. The Center comprises modern laboratories, supercomputer resources, and state-of-the-art research facilities. Seminars with high-profile international speakers and regular internal research seminars are organized at the Center. Denmark is often ranked as the happiest nation and Copenhagen is consistently ranked as one of the best cities for living. For more information on working and living in Denmark visit www.ism.ku.dk  (International staff mobility) and www.workingconditions.ku.dk.

Terms of salary and employment
The duration of the full-time position is 2 years. Tentative start date: 15 March 2023 or after agreement. The start date can be negotiated.

Salary, pension, and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization. Currently, the monthly salary starts at approx. 35,728 DKK / approx. 4,800 EUR (October 2022 level), plus 17.1 % in pension contribution. Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated.

The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) have agreed on a protocol that makes it possible for all international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, where the pension can be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes www.ism.ku.dk/onarrival/pension/.

Foreign and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

Application procedure
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

1. Cover letter

2. Curriculum vitae, incl. educational qualifications, experience, and a list of publications

3.  A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the degree is not yet awarded, it is sufficient to mention in the cover letter when the applicant expects to submit the thesis, and/or receive the qualifying degree

4. Names and contact details for 2-3 referees

Application deadline: 25 January 2023, 23.59pm CET

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the above-mentioned requirements.

The further process
After the expiry of the application deadline, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at www.employment.ku.dk.

For further information about the position or the process or if you experience any technical difficulty with the online submission system, please contact SUND HR: sund-hr-cpr@sund.ku.dk

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Contact

Chuna Ram Choudhary

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Application deadline: 25-01-2023
Employment start: 15-03-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research



10) Three Postdoc positions for 3 years in stem cell-based disease modelling, transplantation therapy and bioinformatics

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine (reNEW) at University of Copenhagen is looking for three postdoc fellows to join the Human Neural Development group led by PI Agnete Kirkeby. The positions are scheduled to commence on 1 April 2023 or in the following months, as upon agreement with each chosen candidate. The positions as Postdoc are for 3 years.

Research group
The Human Neural Development research team is located at the The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine (reNEW) at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences of University of Copenhagen. Our group works to develop stem cell transplantation therapies for neurodegenerative disorders by producing high-purity cultures of subtype-specific human neural cells in the lab for preclinical and clinical studies. Our work has a strong translational focus, and we build our research on decade-long experience in clinical translational from bringing the first European pluripotent stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s Disease into clinical trial. In addition to projects on developing novel stem cell transplantation therapies for diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, Lewy Body dementia and narcolepsy, we further apply advanced stem cell technologies to study normally inaccessible stages of human brain development as well as to produce in vitro disease models of human brain diseases (i.e. for Parkinson’s Disease, Schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease and hypothalamic disorders).

We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and highly international research environment. Our team currently consists of 16 team members at University of Copenhagen + 3 team members in our sister group at Lund University, representing a total of 12 different nationalities. Our labs at University of Copenhagen are located in a newly established Center for stem cell medicine (reNEW), placed in modernised research facilities and include state-of-the-art laboratories, pleasant office facilities and access to high-quality core facilities in transcriptomics, imaging, flow cytometry and proteomics.

You can read more about the team here. You can also watch a short movie about the Kirkeby group research, or see a documentary about the work to develop a stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s Disease.

Job description
We are seeking 3 highly motivated and ambitious postdoctoral candidates with a strong educational background in the fields of stem cell biology, neuroscience, bioinformatics or similar fields. The candidates will work on three different projects with separate tasks and requirements, as outlined below:

Project 1: Stem cell-based disease modelling of schizophrenia

This candidate will enter into a consortium research project studying key protein networks involved in schizophrenia pathology through the use of complex human stem cell models of excitatory and inhibitory neurons. The candidate will during the project collaborate with other partners in the research consortium, including Prof. Kasper Lage of the Broad Institute and Prof. Thomas Werge from the Sct Hans Hospital of Mental Health. More information on the research consortium can be found here. The candidate will apply patient-derived iPSCs, CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing and complex neural culturing techniques to uncover how mutations in central GWAS-identified schizophrenia-associated protein networks impact on excitatory and inhibitory neuronal function. The overall purpose of this work is to understand the link between gene mutations found in GWAS studies of schizophrenia patients and their mechanistic correlation to neuronal function and disease pathology.

The technologies you will apply in Project 1 are:

  • Derivation of patient-derived iPSCs and validation of the quality of the cell lines
  • Culturing and subtype-specific neural differentiation of hiPSCs and hESCs
  • CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing in hiPSCs and hESCs
  • Assessment of neuronal subtypes in the dish through qRT-PCR and immunocytochemistry
  • Assessment of neuronal function and neuronal network activity through multi-electrode array (MEA) analysis on complex mixed neuronal cultures
  • Performing single cell RNA sequencing (10X platform) and working with bioinformaticians on analysing the data

Key criteria for the assessment of applicant for Project 1:

The following requirements for the candidate will be assessed as key criteria for the recruitment.

Mandatory requirements:

  • Master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g., Biology, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Human Biology, Bioinformatics/data science or similar
  • PhD degree in the field of stem cell biology, neuroscience, brain development or schizophrenia research
  • Prior experience in hiPSC derivation or other reprogramming technologies
  • Prior experience in stem cell culturing and neural differentiation or working with neuronal cell cultures
  • Prior experience in cloning and gene editing
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken.

Positively assessed criteria:

  • Prior experience in qRT-PCR, ICC and confocal imaging
  • Prior experience in automated image analysis
  • Prior experience in single cell RNAseq (wet lab and bioinformatic analysis)
  • Prior experience in working with assessment of neuronal connectivity, synapse formation or neuronal function (i.e. electrophysiology or MEA)

Project 2: Transplantation-based stem cell therapies for neurodegenerative diseases

This candidate will enter into several research projects aiming to perform in vivo testing of  novel stem cell-based transplantation therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. The position will involve both testing of improved versions of stem cell therapies for Parkinson’s disease as well as testing of stem cell transplantations in a narcolepsy model. The project will further involve in vivo functional testing of hypo-immune “stealth” cell lines to assess the clinical translational value of such universal gene-edited stem cell lines.

The technologies you will apply in Project 2 are:

  • Intracerebral stereotactic stem cell implantation to brains of nude rats
  • Behavioural testing: motoric and cognitive analyses in rats
  • Immunohistochemistry, microscopy and automated image analysis
  • Connectivity analysis through viral labelling
  • Single nuclear RNAseq and spatial transcriptomic analysis of graft composition.

Key criteria for the assessment of applicant for Project 2

The following requirements for the candidate will be assessed as key criteria for the recruitment.

Mandatory requirements:

  • Master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. Biology, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Human Biology, Bioinformatics/data science or similar
  • PhD degree in the field of stem cell biology, neuroscience or similar
  • Prior experience in intracerebral stereotactic surgery and behavioural testing in rodents
  • FELASA certificate for working with animals
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken.

Positively assessed criteria:

  • Prior experience in rodent surgery
  • Prior experience in immunostaining and confocal microscopy
  • Prior experience in automated image analysis
  • Prior experience in single cell RNAseq or spatial transcriptomics
  • Prior experience in working with viral vectors
  • Prior experience in RNA extraction and qRT-PCR

Project 3: Bioinformatic analysis of neural stem cell lineages and identities in vitro and in vivo

This candidate will be responsible for bioinformatic single cell RNAseq (scRNAseq) analysis of differentiating human neural cells, harvested both in vitro as well as from long-term matured grafts in rats. The aim is to apply such analysis to uncover human neural lieage trajectories and the compositions of human neural stem cell transplants. The main tasks of the position will be bioinformatic analyses, but combination with wet lab experiments will be possible, depending on the skills and wishes of the candidate.  You will be working on projects together with other team members and we therefore expect experience in working in teams.

The technologies you will apply in Project 3 are:

  • Analysis of single cell and single nuclear RNA sequencing datasets from raw sequence reads to clustering and annotation
  • Application of publicly available trajectory and pseudotime algorithms (e.g. SCENIC, SPRING, Pseudotime, RNA velocity and deconvolution of barcodes) towards studying cell/tissue subtype specification, lineage trajectories, cell differentiation/maturation.
  • Spatial transcriptomics on human neural grafts to assess graft composition
  • In vitro and in vivo barcoding studies.

Key criteria for the assessment of applicant for Project 3

The following requirements for the candidate will be assessed as key criteria for the recruitment.

Mandatory requirements:

  • Master’s degree in bioinformatics, computer sciences or equivalent fields
  • PhD degree in stem cell biology, bioinformatics, biology or biomedicine.
  • Prior experience from working on biology/life science projects
  • Prior experience in working with single cell RNA sequencing data, including application of algorithms for clustering and lineage trajectories
  • Extensive programming skills in R and Python
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken.

Positively assessed criteria:

  • a mixed undergraduate background with a BSc in biology/biomedicine/life science combined with a MSc in Bioinformatics/data science.
  • Prior experience in stem cell culturing and differentiation
  • Prior experience in running 10X analysis and preparing libraries for sequencing.
  • Prior experience in analysing datasets with cellular barcodes

For all three positions it is expected that the candidate will perform an independent research project with a high degree of autonomy in project planning, that you positively embrace collaborations with other team members on your own project as well as the projects of your colleagues, and that you contribute actively to a pleasant work environment within the group. A strong academic track record with a productive publication list and positive reviews from previous supervisors, collaborators or mentors will also weigh strongly in the assessment.

Terms of salary, work, and employment:
The successful candidates will be offered a full-time position for a total of 3 years as a postdoctoral fellow.

Position:                             3 Postdoc positions, full-time, 3 years
Start:                                   1/4-2023 or upon agreement
Application deadline:        24 January 2023, 23.59pm CET

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 organization. Currently, the monthly salary starts at DKK 35,728 /approx. EUR 4,795 (October 2022-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Candidates from abroad may be eligible to reduced tax payment, according to the Special Tax Scheme for Researchers. More information about this can be found here: https://ufm.dk/en/research-and-innovation/cooperation-between-research-and-innovation/researchers-mobility/the-special-tax-scheme-for-researchers

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

Application procedure
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application must include the following documents in PDF format: 

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  2. CV incl. education, experience from previous research projects, previous employments, technical skills, language skills and other skills relevant for the position + contact information of two references.
  3. Publication list
  4. Master of Science diploma and transcript of records.
  5. PhD diploma. If PhD is not completed, provide a written statement from the institution or supervisor stating that the PhD degree is expected in the coming months.
  6. Two reference letters

Contact information:
For questions about the project and group, please contact the principal supervisor: Associate Professor Agnete Kirkeby, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine e-mail: agnete.kirkeby@sund.ku.dk phone: +45 5168 5353.

Application deadline:  24 January 2023, 23.59pm CET

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

Assessment procedure
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.

The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities. You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Contact

Agnete Kirkeby

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Application deadline: 24-01-2023
Employment start: 01-04-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine (reNEW)



11) Postdoctoral positions – Quantum Computing Algorithms for Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at University of Copenhagen has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow in Quantum Computing and its application to Chemistry. The position is within the focused research project “Hybrid Quantum Chemistry on Hybrid Quantum Computers”, recently funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. We are looking for an experienced programmer to work on the development of quantum chemistry algorithms for IBM’s noisy intermediate-scale (NISQ) quantum computers.

Job Description
The “Hybrid Quantum Chemistry on Hybrid Quantum Computers” project is at the border of quantum computing and quantum chemistry. It is a joint effort of the research groups of professor Stephan P. A. Sauer at the Department of Chemistry at University of Copenhagen (UCPH), professor Sonia Coriani at the Department of Chemistry at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and professor Jacob Kongsted at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). Although this opening is for a position at the Department of Chemistry at University of Copenhagen, the position involves close collaborations with postdoctoral researchers and PhD students at DTU and SDU which will work jointly on different parts of this common project. The focused research project thus provides a vibrant scientific environment.

We offer a fixed-term employment contract of 36 months. The expected start date is 1 March 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Stephan P. A. Sauer (sauer@chem.ku.dk).

Responsibilities

  • Development of Quantum Algorithms for Quantum Chemistry on NISQ Quantum Computers
  • Participation in the group meetings and activities of the “Hybrid Quantum Chemistry on Hybrid Quantum Computers” project
  • A smaller amount of teaching activities in BSc or MSc courses at the Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen

Basic Qualifications
Must be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years in one of the following fields

  • Quantum Information Science
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Chemistry

Additional Required Qualifications
At least one of the following:

  • Experience with developing quantum computing algorithms for NISQ quantum computers
  • Experience with programming correlated wavefunction quantum chemistry methods like Coupled Cluster or multi-reference self-consistent field methods.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with quantum computing software libraries like IBM’s Qiskit or Pennylane
  • Understanding of modern electronic structure theory using correlated wavefunctions.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Please send an application that describes your background and research interests. The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Motivational letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas and transcripts (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research Statement – description of previous experience with quantum computing and interests for the future
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of up to 3 particularly relevant papers

If possible, please list up to three scientists that you have worked with closely in your past research. (We will contact you for your consent if we wish to contact these.)

The deadline for applications is Monday 23 January 2023, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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Application deadline: 23-01-2023
Employment start: 01-03-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Chemistry




12) Postdoc position in the field of Biomass processing and biomaterials development

Substituting biomaterials for plastic is an important contributor to a sustainable society and a biobased economy. We aim at exploiting agroindustrial waste- and side-streams to produce cellulose nanofibers, CNF, using enzyme technology and avoid environmentally unfriendly chemicals. Further, we wish to address problems of incorporating CNF in suitable matrices as we develop biocomposite materials. Section of Plant Glycobiology, PLEN, thus invites applicants for a postdoc position in cellulose nanofiber-based biocomposites, a joint project with the Danish Technical University (DTU) and Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA). Employment will be for two years. This multidisciplinary project is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

The postdoc will address CNF delignification and develop enzymatic methods for CNF surface modification. Expression of new enzymes for processing will be done with our partners at DTU while incorporation of CNF in biocomposites will be carried out in close collaboration with our EMPA partner. While the project is clearly mission oriented, the postdoc will also address basic plant cell wall architecture problems as cell wall architecture is both an obstacle and a source of inspiration for biocomposite design.

The postdoc’s duties will further comprise supervision of a PhD-student and teaching in relevant courses.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://plen.ku.dk/english/. Inquiries about the position can be made to professor Peter Ulvskov, ulvskov@plen.ku.dk

The position is open from  1 April or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – relate your research experience to the problems of environmentally friendly delignifaction and cellulose nanofiber biocomposite design.
  • Complete publication list
  • Reprints of up to 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is Monday 23 January 2023, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews will be held in the week  8  February 2023.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Contact

Peter Ulvskov

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Application deadline: 23-01-2023
Employment start: 01-04-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences



13)  Postdoc of Natural Science in the Arctic

Postdoc of Natural Science in the Arctic
Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen

A fulltime position as station scientist (postdoc) at Arctic Station, Greenland is open for candidates with a keen interest in natural science in the Arctic. The position is open from May 1, 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Requirements: We seek a candidate with documented Arctic research activities within geography, geology, biology, or related environmental sciences. Candidates are expected to document research at an international level. A PhD degree or similar scientific level is expected. Danish (or Norwegian /Swedish) language skills are required.

Conditions for the position: The position is a station scientist with multiple duties: to perform own research, be responsible for the daily coordination of the station and its staff members, serve as scientific contact person for guests, support the ongoing Arctic Station monitoring programmes and research activities, and be the official representative of the university to local authorities. The workplace is Arctic Station, which is run by the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen. The successful candidate will be employed as a postdoc for three years at the Department of Biology (BIO/UCPH) or the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN/UCPH)  depending on the successful candidate’s research profile. The station scientist will be supported by an research assistant (to be hired) to help with practical matters throughout the summer months and by a fulltime station manager who is responsible for buildings, technical aspects and runs all the practical matter associated with accommodation of guests.

The station scientist refers to the station leader (based in Denmark) and is supported by the board of Arctic Station and the secretariat (also based in Copenhagen) under the Faculty of Science. The station scientist can expect a busy summer period (three months) interacting with many other scientists visiting the station. The remaining part of the year is less intensive due to fewer visiting scientists, and an up to four-months period can be spent at University of Copenhagen in Denmark for research and teaching.

Arctic Station is a completely renovated and modern research facility, supporting both research, monitoring and education, and owned and managed by the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen. The station is open year-round and can accommodate up to 39 guests in the main building. The facility also includes a laboratory, a library, a workshop, and storage buildings. The station is located near Qeqertarsuaq (Disko Island), a modern Greenlandic settlement with 800 inhabitants. Please seek further information at https://arktiskstation.ku.dk/english.

A furnished house with five rooms is available for the station scientist (and family) and located close to the main station.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Bo Eberling, be@ign.ku.dk (IGN) or Professor Kirsten Christoffersen, kchristoffersen@bio.ku.dk (BIO).

The position is open from 1st of May 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 15 January 2023, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews will be held in March 2023.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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Application deadline: 15-01-2023
Employment start: 01-05-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management



14) Postdoctoral positions in Combinatorial Optimization

The Department of Computer Science (DIKU) at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for postdoctoral positions in theoretical computer science and/or combinatorial optimization.

Description of the scientific environment

We are looking for outstanding junior researchers with an innovative mind-set and intellectual curiosity to strengthen and complement the research profile of the Mathematical Insights into Algorithms for Optimization (MIAO) group headed by Jakob Nordström (http://www.jakobnordstrom.se), which is active at both the University of Copenhagen and Lund University on either side of the Øresund Bridge.

The MIAO research group has a unique profile in that we are doing cutting-edge research both on the mathematical foundations of efficient computation and on state-of-the-art practical algorithms for real-world problems. This creates a very special environment, where we do not only conduct in-depth research on different theoretical and applied topics, but where different lines of research cross-fertilise each other and unexpected and exciting synergies often arise. Much of the activities of the group revolve around powerful algorithmic paradigms such as, e.g., Boolean satisfiability (SAT) solving, Gröbner basis computations, integer linear programming, and constraint programming. This leads to classical questions in computational complexity theory – though often with new, fascinating twists – but also involves work on designing and coding up clever algorithms that can exploit the power of such paradigms in practice.

We are fortunate to be part of the Algorithms and Complexity Section at DIKU, which is world-leading in algorithms and complexity theory (currently ranked 11th worldwide by CSrankings.org) with a strong presence at top-tier TCS conferences like STOC, FOCS, and SODA and also with publications in premier AI venues like AAAI, IJCAI, and NeurIPS. DIKU hosts the Basic Algorithms Research Copenhagen (BARC) centre (https://barc.ku.dk/) joint with the IT University of Copenhagen, and we also have extensive collaborations with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and with Lund University on the Swedish side of the Øresund Bridge, as well as with our many visitors. We aim to attract top talent from around the world to an ambitious, creative, collaborative, and fun environment. Using the power of mathematics, we strive to create fundamental breakthroughs in algorithms and complexity theory. While our focus in on foundational research, we do have a track record of surprising algorithmic discoveries leading to major industrial applications.

The University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479 and is the oldest and largest university in Denmark. It is often ranked as the best university in Scandinavia and consistently as one of the top places in Europe. Within computer science, it is ranked 2nd in the European Union (post-Brexit) by Shanghai Ranking.

Further information about the Department of Computer Science and the Faculty of Science can be found at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the positions can be made to Jakob Nordström at jn@di.ku.dk.

Job description

These are full-time research positions. Teaching of advanced courses is encouraged but not required. Travel funding is included, and we also expect to start receiving visitors again on a regular basis as the pandemic situation is now improving.

The starting date would ideally be September 1, 2023, but is flexible, and the intended duration is 2 years.

The University of Copenhagen is currently expanding strongly in computer science. We expect to have tenure-track openings in computer science in the coming years, and welcome postdoctoral researchers interested in exploring such opportunities.

Formal requirements

Applicants should have or be about to receive a PhD degree in a subject relevant for the research area, and should have a passionate interest in research. The successful candidate is expected to have a solid background in computer science and mathematics, and should have a strong research record as witnessed by publications in top conferences such as AAAI, IJCAI, SAT, and CP, or in journals of comparable quality.

The working language of the group is English, and knowledge of English is also fully sufficient to navigate life in Denmark in general. It might also be worth mentioning that Denmark routinely scores at the absolute top in rankings of quality of life such as, e.g., the OECD Better Life Index http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. The salary is internationally very competitive. Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure

The application, in English, should be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (PhD and MSc or equivalent).
  • List of publications including links to the applicant’s pages at DBLP and Google Scholar.
  • Brief research statement with description of research so far and future research goals and interests, and with a short description of 3 selected papers.
  • Copies of the above 3 selected papers.
  • Name and address for three references who might be contacted later in the recruitment process.

The University wishes for our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 15 January 2023, 23:59 GMT + 1

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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Application deadline: 15-01-2023
Employment start: 01-09-2023
Working hours: Full time



15) Two Postdoc positions in Sustainable Machine Learning

The Machine Learning Section at the Department of Computer Science (DIKU) invites applicants for two Post-doctoral fellowships of 24 months duration each, in developing resource-efficient Machine Learning methods, with a focus on improving the environmental sustainability of deep learning methods. These positions are funded by the European Research Council and are part of EU Horizon projects involving multiple academic and industry partners from the EU.

The start date for both positions is (expected to be) 1 April 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

The project

Data sets as well as deep learning models are constantly getting bigger, requiring exponentially increasing computational resources in the last few years. Consequently, the energy consumption and the corresponding carbon footprint of training deep learning systems have also grown considerably.

In this project, we aim to investigate resource-efficient machine learning methods. This can be at the level of developing novel algorithms, learning paradigms, or hardware optimization techniques that can result in reductions in the resources required when training and deploying Machine Learning pipelines. Methods that reduce the amount of required training data, labelling, energy consumption, and carbon costs are of particular interest.

Successful candidates will be expected to carry out high quality research within a collaborative environment. The postdocs will be closely working with Professor Christian Igel (igel@di.ku.dk), Professor Erik B Dam (erikdam@di.ku.dk) and Assistant Professor Raghavendra Selvan (raghav@di.ku.dk).

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates with a PhD broadly within the field(s) of computer science with an interest in machine learning and environmental sustainability. Applicants can have a background in other related disciplines such as applied mathematics, signal processing and electrical engineering.  Candidates who are about to complete their PhD are also encouraged to apply if a statement of support with the intended completion date is obtained from their PhD supervisor. Applicants from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

The postdoc’s duties will include research as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Our group and research - and what do we offer?

The Machine Learning Section is a part of the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen and the ELLIS Unit Copenhagen (https://ellis.eu/). The department is heading 2 centers within Artificial Intelligence: the SCIENCE AI Center and the Pioneer Center within Artificial Intelligence. The University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479 and is the oldest and largest university in Denmark. Within computer science, it is ranked number 2 in the European Union according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2021.

The Department of Computer Science offers a friendly and thriving international research and working environment with opportunities to build up internationally competitive research groups. Copenhagen is one of the 10 most livable cities in the world with a rich culture within music, theater and associations. Life for families is made easy by a publicly supported daycare and health care system, dual career opportunities, maternity/parental leave and six weeks of paid annual vacation. International candidates may find information on living and working in Denmark here. Useful information is also available at The International Staff Mobility office (ISM) at the University of Copenhagen (link). ISM offers a variety of services to international researchers coming to and working at the University of Copenhagen.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is Sunday 15 January 2023, 23:59 GMT +1. 

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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Application deadline: 15-01-2023
Employment start: 01-04-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Computer Science



16) Postdoctoral position to Quantum AI Project

The Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, is seeking applications for one postdoc position. The position is part of the Quantum AI Project.

The position is available from May 1, 2023 and for a duration of two years.

The project and the position

Quantum Artificial Intelligence.

Why does it matter?

This two-year postdoctoral position focusses upon why Quantum AI might matter within the context of the legal, regulatory, and governance setting. The purpose of the project is to explore, map, and structure the potential problem-space. As such, it will be a problem-finding project (in contradistinction to the more orthodox problem-solving orientation). In other words, this postdoctoral project does not seek to produce concrete answers or to advance policy proposals in the face of Quantum AI and the potential challenges that it may raise or reveal. Instead, we seek to develop a set of better questions.

As this postdoctoral project is situated within the CHANSE-funded Q-Shift consortium (https://www.quantumstateofworld.com/), which emphases the impact of Quantum AI to human decision-making processes, this postdoctoral project is envisaged to explore upstream and downstream issues to the more concrete questions around the decision-making process itself. For the upstream issues, this could include how Quantum AI shifts the sociotechnical landscape: when it comes to the designing the choice architecture; altering emotional states; activating psychological biases; structuring sensory and informational input; mediating sensation and perception; and distorting our sense of reality. For the downstream issues, potential projects might explore how the process of learning to live with Quantum AI might: alter our axiology; recalibrate our priorities and preferences, and reframe the way that risks are perceived, understood, and addressed.

That said, since this is a problem-finding project, there is wide latitude for defining both the project and its approach (as well as all other parts of the project). As such, applicants are invited to submit a synopsis of how they would apply the problem-finding approach to Quantum AI, including areas of emphasis and what the applicant would bring to both the project and the Q-Shift consortium. Due to the problem-finding nature of this postdoctoral project, there is no expectation that applicants will have familiarity with the legal, regulatory, or governance aspects of Artificial Intelligence (Quantum or not): indeed fresh perspectives and deep dives often require the insights of outsiders.

The position includes research and a teaching obligation according to the Dean’s instructions for Faculty staff.

Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the faculty's research areas and education programmes by visiting the Faculty’s website: www.jura.ku.dk.

Required qualifications
The position requires academic qualifications PhD, JSD or equivalent degree in law, economics or social science. All applicants are expected to be able to use English as the working language (written and spoken). Successful candidates will demonstrate a clear potential to deliver high quality peer-reviewed research publications.  

In the overall assessment, emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s research and teaching potential. Special emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s ambition to develop and implement new research ideas, which may have an international impact. Furthermore, the Faculty places emphasis on the applicant’s interest and, preferably, prior experience in working with other researchers to conduct collective research and teaching activities and welcomes the applicant’s proven ability to make a valuable contribution in this regard.

Read more about the qualification requirements for assistant professors in the ministerial order on the job structure for academic staff at universities 2019 here.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment is temporary and will be made in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikernes Centralorganisation, AC). In addition to the basic salary, you will receive an annual supplement per month and a total contribution to your pension fund equal 17,1 % of your salary and annual supplement is paid. It is possible to negotiate further salary supplements. A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, read more at this homepage: https://ism.ku.dk/salary-tax-pension/tax/

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH. Find more information here: https://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-GB and https://ism.ku.dk

Application
Letter of motivation, appendices and the submitted research publications (including papers, articles and books), must be written in English. The application will be rejected if not all the required documents are submitted.

It is essential that you fill out all the mandatory boxes in the electronic application form, even though the information is already stated in your CV, application, publication or other material you may find relevant to upload. The completed boxes will be screened during the shortlisting and assessment process and in order to generate your final assessment, which we will send to you after the assessment work is finalized.

The application MUST include the following nine (9) elements:

1. Letter of motivation (a one-page document explaining the reasons for applying)
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Research project/synopsis. Applications should include a proposal for a research project to be completed during the post-doctoral period. Proposals should be no more than four pages long. The proposal should demonstrate the capacity to develop a postdoctoral project, identifying the relevant methodological tools to achieve the outlined project. Also see description above.
4. Diplomas, PhD or JSD diploma or alternatively a document showing that the applicant has submitted or will submit a dissertation  
5. Publication list. Complete, numbered list of publications.
6. Teaching portfolio, including documentation of teaching qualifications as well as a brief statement of the applicant's teaching visions within the research area. For more information regarding the teaching portfolio.
7. Academic references, if available (please upload under “other relevant material”)
8. A maximum of five (5) scientific publications that the applicant wishes to have included in the assessment, of which no more than one (1) may be a monograph. Applicants, who have written a PhD or JSD thesis or equivalent, must always submit the complete thesis (if the thesis is written in Danish, English, Swedish or Norwegian) and the written assessment of the thesis as a part of submitted publications.
9. If citing work where the applicant has been a co-author, a co-author declaration, which addresses the applicant's share of these works, must be submitted. Material that has not yet been published can be submitted. However, please indicate if this is the case.


In addition to the material which the applicant wishes to be considered in the assessment, the Assessment Committee may require further material to assess the applicant. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide such supplementary material, should this be requested.

Application procedure
Upload letter of motivation, appendices and the research publications electronically using the link below. We advise you to have the above-mentioned documents ready before you start filling in your online application, and it is essential that all required documents are attached.

Applications must be addressed to the Associate Dean of Research and uploaded electronically.

An automatically generated message is sent out acknowledging receipt of the uploaded application.

Applicants will be kept informed about the process of the application procedure on a regular basis via email.

Following the application deadline, the Associate Dean of Research selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. Applicants are selected on the basis of an overall assessment of the applicants that best match the recruitment needs of the Faculty as described in this advertisement for the post. This is compared with the applicant's research and teaching profile as set out in the application, CV incl. list of publication, teaching portfolio and any research/development plan.  All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert Assessment Committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and when the committee has completed its assessment, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicants themselves.

University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society and therefore encourages all interested parties regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

Questions about project is available from Associate Professor Hin-Yan Liu, hin-yan.liu@jur.ku.dk.

Further information about the recruitment process is available from HR South and City Campuses HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk. Please refer to ID number 211-1265/22-2I.

The application deadline is 15 January 2023, 23:59 GMT+1.

Applications received after the deadline has expired will not be accepted.

If your application does not include all the required supporting documents your application can be rejected and not be considered by the assessment committee.

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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Application deadline: 15-01-2023
Employment start: 01-05-2023
Department/Location: Faculty of Law




17) Postdoctoral positions in Theoretical Computer Science

Postdoctoral positions in Theoretical Computer Science

Department of Computer Science
Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

 

The Department of Computer Science (DIKU) at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for several postdoctoral positions in theoretical computer science.

Description of the scientific environment

We are looking for outstanding junior researchers with an innovative mind-set and intellectual curiosity to strengthen and complement the research profile of the Algorithms and Complexity Section at DIKU. This is one of the leading research groups in theoretical computer science in Europe (currently ranked 11th worldwide in algorithms and complexity theory by CSrankings.org), with a strong presence at top-tier conferences like STOC, FOCS, and SODA, and also with publications in premier AI conferences like AAAI, IJCAI, and NeurIPS. We are part of an exciting environment including the Basic Algorithms Research Copenhagen (BARC) centre (https://barc.ku.dk/), joint with the IT University of Copenhagen, and have extensive collaborations with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Lund University on the Swedish side of the Øresund Bridge, as well as with our many visitors. We aim to attract top talent from around the world to an ambitious, creative, collaborative, and fun environment. Using the power of mathematics, we strive to create fundamental breakthroughs in algorithms and complexity theory. While our focus in on foundational research, we do have a track record of surprising algorithmic discoveries leading to major industrial applications.

 

The University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479 and is the oldest and largest university in Denmark. It is often ranked as the best university in Scandinavia and consistently as one of the top places in Europe. Within computer science, it is ranked 2nd in the European Union (post-Brexit) by ShanghaiRanking.

 

Further information about the Department of Computer Science and the Faculty of Science can be found at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the positions can be made to Mikkel Abrahamsen (miab@di.ku.dk), Jakob Nordström (jn@di.ku.dk), or Rasmus Pagh (pagh@di.ku.dk).

 

Job description

These are full-time research positions. Teaching of advanced courses is encouraged but not required. Travel funding is included, and we are also receiving visitors from all over the world on a regular basis.

 

The starting date is flexible from April to September 2023, and the intended duration is 2 years.

 

The University of Copenhagen is currently expanding strongly in computer science. We expect to have tenure-track openings in theoretical computer science in the coming years, and welcome postdoctoral researchers interested in exploring such opportunities.

 

Formal requirements

Applicants should have or be about to receive a PhD degree in a subject relevant for the research area, and should have a passionate interest in research. The successful candidate is expected to have a solid background in theoretical computer science and mathematics, and should have a strong research record as witnessed by publications in top conferences such as STOC, FOCS, SODA, SoCG, CCC, or similar, or in journals of a comparable quality.

 

The working language of the group is English, and knowledge of English is also fully sufficient to navigate life in Denmark in general. It might also be worth mentioning that Denmark routinely scores at the absolute top in rankings of quality of life such as, e.g., the OECD Better Life Index http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org .

 

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. The salary is internationally very competitive. Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

 

Application Procedure

The application, in English, should be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

 

Please include:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (PhD and MSc or equivalent).
  • List of publications including links to the applicant’s pages at DBLP and Google Scholar.
  • Brief research statement with description of research so far and future research goals and interests, and with a short description of 3 selected papers.
  • Copies of the above 3 selected papers.
  • Name and address for three references who might be contacted later in the recruitment process (after retrieving an explicit consent from the applicant)

 

The University wishes for our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

 

The deadline for applications is 10 January, 2023, 23:59 GMT + 1

 

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

 

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Contact

Jakob Nordström
E-mail: jn@di.ku.dk

Contact

Mikkel Abrahamsen
E-mail: miab@di.ku.dk

Contact

Rasmus Pagh
E-mail: pagh@di.ku.dk

Info

Application deadline: 10-01-2023
Employment start: 01-09-2023
Department/Location: Department of Computer Science
Department/Location: Department of Computer Science




17) A Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Metabolic Regulation of Early Human Development at reNEW,

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine (reNEW) at Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen is looking for a Postdoctoral candidate to join the Zylicz group starting March 1st, 2023, or upon agreement with the chosen candidate. The posting is initially for 2 years.

The Center:
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW has its Hub at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) as well as nodes at UCPH, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Leiden University Medical Center. Researchers within reNEW addresses fundamental questions in stem cell and developmental biology and will pivot research findings to clinical outcomes and products.

Our research
A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Jan Żylicz at reNEW. The team studies fundamental mechanisms of early mammalian development and stem cell biology. The Żylicz group wants to understand how metabolic and epigenetic mechanisms cooperate to regulate transcription during early development. In particular the team is interested in how metabolism regulates histone modifiers, and how these in turn affect lineage choice and embryo growth at around the time of implantation. To achieve this, the group utilizes both in vivo mouse models as well as in vitro human stem cell culture systems and state-of the-art ultrasensitive transcriptomic, epigenomic and metabolomic techniques. This project will combine these methods with biochemical and mechanistic analysis in human 2D and 3D stem cell models. The starting date for this position is the March 1st, 2023, or upon agreement with the chosen candidate.

Job description:
We are seeking an enthusiastic and outstanding post-doctoral candidate with a strong background in human stem cell biology. The candidate will implement cutting-edge genetic and metabolomic assays to unravel how metabolism regulates chromatin states in early human development.

Qualifications:

  • A PhD degree in life sciences
  • Documented hands-on experience with human pluripotent stem cells is highly advantageous
  • Good record of peer-reviewed scientific publications
  • Background in genetics, cell biology, metabolism, bioinformatics or epigenetics is an advantage.
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken
  • Highly motivated and ambitious candidates are encouraged to apply. The position requires solid previous work experience from an established research laboratory or private company.
  • A solution-oriented, organizational and positive mindset is required. The ability to work in a highly collaborative international environment both independently and as part of the team is essential.

We offer: 

  • A stimulating, challenging and multifaceted research environment
  • A supportive team to work and collaborate with
  • A combination of exciting projects and state-of-the-art technologies to expand your horizons
  • Possibilities for continued education and training
  • Attractive employment conditions
  • Centrally located workplace  

Terms of salary, work, and employment:
The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 2 years. The starting date is 1 March 2023 or after agreement.

Salary, pension and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 35,000 DKK/approx. 4,700 EUR (October 2021 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Foreign and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

We encourage all - regardless of their personal background and status - to apply.

The application must include:

  1. Motivation letter
  2. Curriculum vitae incl. education, experience, previous employments, language skills and other relevant skills
  3. List of three references (full address, incl. email and phone number)
  4. List of publications
  5. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.

Questions:
For further information contact Associate Professor Jan Zylicz, jan.zylicz@sund.ku.dk

Foreign applicants may find the following links useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility) and www.workingconditions.ku.dk.

How to apply
Your online application must be submitted in English, by clicking on “Apply online” below. 

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Only applications received in time and consisting of the above listed documents will be considered.

Applications and/or any material received after deadline will not be taken into consideration.

The application will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 284 of 25 April 2008 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Assessment procedure
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk 

Application deadline: January 8th, 2023

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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Application deadline: 08-01-2023
Employment start: 01-03-2023
Working hours: Full time


18) Postdoc of haptics, natural language processing, and human-computer interaction

Postdoc of haptics, natural language processing, and human-computer interaction

Department of Computer Science
Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

 

From simple vibrations to touchable holograms in midair, haptic technology enables us to feel virtual or remote content and people. Recent work suggests that people have a rich language for describing haptic signals. This project will explore the use of natural language processing techniques for predicting user descriptions of haptic signals and guiding haptic signal design.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within natural language processing, haptics, and human-computer interaction. The post may also include performance of other duties. The postdoctoral position is supervised by Dr. Hasti Seifi, and it involves a research stay at Arizona State University in the United States.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Dr. Hasti Seifi at hs@di.ku.dk

 

The 2-year position is open from [01/03/2023] or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 06/01/2023, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized appointment committee chairman  manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

For any questions about the position or application process, please contact Dr. Hasti Seifi at hs@di.ku.dk

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Contact

Hasti Seifi
E-mail: hs@di.ku.dk

Info

Application deadline: 08-01-2023
Employment start: 01-03-2023
Department/Location: Department of Computer Science


19) Postdoc in Deep Probabilistic Programming

Postdoc in Deep Probabilistic Programming

Department Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

 

Postdoc position in deep probabilistic programming, and specifically Stein variational inference, for the prediction of protein dynamics and stability.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within deep probabilistic programming as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to [head of department].

 

The 2-year position is open from April 1st 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

 

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

 

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is January 5th, 2023, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

 

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Contact

Thomas Wim Hamelryck

Info

Application deadline: 05-01-2023
Employment start: 01-04-2023
Department/Location: Department of Computer Science


20) Postdoc in data science, bioinformatics or computational biology in microbiome

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

University of Copenhagen

The University of Copenhagen is seeking up to two highly motivated and talented postdoctoral fellows to commence on March 1, 2023, or after agreement at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen.

About Us
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research’s vision is to strengthen interdisciplinary research that transforms our basic understanding of the mechanisms that underlie metabolic health and disease, and to accelerate this knowledge toward new prevention and treatment strategies. We were established in 2010 and in 2017, we moved into new laboratories, offices and meeting rooms in the Maersk Tower www.maersktower.ku.dk

The Center has around 280 employees who work in an international, highly collaborative research environment across a range of biomedical disciplines. You can read more about us here: www.cbmr.ku.dk.

Our Research

The Arumugam Group uses data science to investigate how health and diseases are influenced by our gut microbiome; how the gut microbiome interacts with the host and environmental factors, and how we can therapeutically modulate the gut microbiome to improve health. You can read more about the Arumugam Group here:

Microbiome Systems Biology in the Arumugam Group – University of Copenhagen (ku.dk)

In the Arumugam Group, we strive for an inclusive and social work environment where support and constructive feedback is offered within the group.

Job Description

We seek a microbiome bioinformatician or data scientist to derive insights from host-associated microbiome data in multiple consortium projects studying human and animal health, including GALAXY/MicrobLiver studying liver fibrosis (https://www.sdu.dk/en/forskning/galaxy), MICROB-PREDICT studying late stage liver cirrhosis (https://microb-predict.eu/) and PIG-PARADIGM to prevent infection in the gut of developing piglets (https://novonordiskfonden.dk/en/news/researchers-mobilise-to-combat-antimicrobial-resistance/). These consortia generate rich host-microbial multi-omics data to investigate molecular signatures of diseases. Successful candidates will be integrating these multi-omics data derived from microbiome (including metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, viral metagenomics, metabolomics, metaproteomics) and host (genetics, proteomics, circulating metabolomics) in collaboration with international data science partners (e.g., EMBL-Heidelberg; University of California, Davis) and other project partners.

In this position, you will be:

  • responsible for developing novel tools to analyze microbiome and multi-omics data, while also incorporating and improving existing state-of-the-art tools.
  • expected to participate in and lead existing projects within these consortia and other projects in the Arumugam group; and are highly encouraged to initiate new cutting-edge research projects.
  • expected to interact and collaborate with other clinical researchers, veterinarians, biologists, and bioinformaticians in the GALAXY/MicrobLiver, MICROB-PREDICT and PIG-PARADIGM consortia, to enhance and ensure proper interpretation of experimental results.

In addition, you must have excellent communication and organisational skills as you will contribute to collaborative work with colleagues in the Arumugam group and at the Center.

Profile

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following competencies and qualifications:

  • PhD in bioinformatics, or in computer science (informatics) with experience in bioinformatics research, or in biology with strong experience in software development
  • Academic preparation as well as experience in machine learning and statistical analysis
  • Strong programming skills in Python, R or C/C++
  • Experience in high performance computing environment using any flavor of UNIX
  • Demonstrated capacity for effective teamwork
  • Proven track record showing scientific productivity in peer reviewed journals
  • Experience in supervising other researchers at different levels
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral

The following qualifications are highly preferred, but not required. Candidates who possess any of these qualifications are encouraged to highlight them in the application:

  • Experience in applying deep learning to biological problems
  • Basic understanding of human disease biology and/or microbiology
  • Experience in analyzing metagenomic datasets from host-associated microbiota
  • Experience in handling multi-omics data, including metabolomics and proteomics
  • Experience in distributed and cloud computing technologies
  • Experience with bioinformatics workflow environments such as snakemake

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Maersk Tower, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment.

Terms of Employment

The employment as postdoc is a full-time position for 3 years. Starting date is March 1, 2023, or after agreement.

Salary, pension, and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated.

Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark for the last 10 years.

Questions

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Mani Arumugam at arumugam@sund.ku.dk. For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact HR at sund-hr-cbmr@sund.ku.dk.

The University of Copenhagen International Staff Mobility office offers support and assistance to all international researchers on all issues related to moving to and settling in Denmark. Read more at www.ism.ku.dk.

Application Procedure

Your online application must be submitted in English via the ‘Apply now’ link below. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  • Cover letter expressing the motivation and previous research experience of the applicant (max 1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of the PhD degree certificate and the Master degree certificate. In case the PhD has not yet been completed, a written statement from the supervisor confirming it will be obtained before March 1, 2023, is acceptable.
  • List of publications
  • References (name and contact details of at least two references)

Application Deadline: 3 January 2023

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The Further Process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at www.employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of March 13, 2012, on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their personal background.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Contact

Mani Arumugam

Info

Application deadline: 03-01-2023
Employment start: 01-03-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic
Department/Location: reNEW NNF Center for Stem Cell Medicine


21) Postdoc position in micro-protein design synthesis and application

Postdoc of micro-protein design synthesis and application

Department of Chemistry.
Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

 

The research field is in the design and synthesis of microproteins with enzymatic activity. The design phase requires deep insight into molecular modelling by e. g. Molecular Operating Environment or similar professional modelling program suites. Hands on experience with establishing and running modelling in the Rosetta environment will be greatly appreciated. The most important synthesis part requires skills and experience in peptide synthesis on solid support to the extend that 50 mer peptides can be assembled using standard SPPS equipment. Knowledge of organic synthesis is also required.  The candidate should have experience in peptide and protein mass spectrometry and preferably MS-sequencing. The activity assessment requires some experience with combinatorial technology, since the activity profile of the synthetic proteins is performed with FRET substrate split-mix libraries. Applicants should demonstrate ability to compose and author manuscripts for high end journals.  

The postdoc’s duties will include research within L-D-protein design, synthesis and application as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Morten Meldal, email: meldal@chem.ku.dk

The position is for 2 years open from 1 March 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research and implementation plan within the field
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers co-authored by the applicant

The deadline for applications is 2 January 2022, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Selected interviews will be held on 18 January 2023

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Info

Application deadline: 02-01-2023
Employment start: 01-03-2023
Working hours: Full time


22) Postdoc in variant-to-function translation in cardiometabolic disease

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

University of Copenhagen

We are looking to hire a highly motivated and dynamic researcher with a PhD or equivalent doctorate to join the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen, to work between the Loos Group and the Schéele Group. The candidate should have a strong background in cell and molecular biology. The starting date is March 1, 2023, or after agreement.

The postdoctoral fellowship is offered as part an exciting initiative in close collaboration with the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Genomic Mechanisms of Disease (Broad Institute, USA). The candidate will have the opportunity to spend some time in the US, to train at the Broad Institute.

About Us
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research’s vision is to strengthen interdisciplinary research that transforms our basic understanding of the mechanisms that underlie metabolic health and disease, and to accelerate this knowledge toward new prevention and treatment strategies. We were established in 2010 and in 2017, we moved into new laboratories, offices, and meeting rooms in the Maersk Tower www.maersktower.ku.dk. The Center has around 260 employees who work in an international, highly collaborative research environment across a range of biomedical disciplines. You can read more about us here: www.cbmr.ku.dk.

Our Research

The candidate will work between the Loos Group and the Schéele Group at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research. The Loos Group uses genomic, molecular and health data to understand how genetic variants contribute to the risk of cardiometabolic disease. They perform large-scale gene discovery analyses to identify genetic variants associated with cardiometabolic outcomes, followed by bioinformatic analyses to prioritize the most likely candidate gene within each associated locus. The Schéele Group works in close collaboration with clinical departments and develops and exploit human in vitro models including primary cultures and hIPSc programming and differentiation. The group studies the role of brown and white adipose tissue in organ crosstalk and cardiometabolic disease, and address this from a whole-body perspective and down to single cell resolution.

Job Description

The candidate will participate in the translation of genetic discoveries into novel biological insights for cardiometabolic outcomes, in particular obesity and type 2 diabetes. Their main tasks include studying genetic variants by using CrispR technology on human cell models and identifying functional variants. Main target cells include hypothalamic neurons, adipocytes, myocytes, and hepatocytes. Technologies for high-content screening are established and include Maestro Pro multiwell microelectrode array (MEA), ImageXpress Pico and Leica THUNDER Imager Live Cell & 3D Cell Culture & 3D Assay. Functional variants will be further explored in animal models in collaboration with the Rodent metabolic phenotyping platform at CBMR. The postdoc will closely collaborate with the Claussnitzer Group in the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Genomic Mechanisms of Disease and have the chance for recurring research visits at the Broad Institute (Cambridge, USA).

Profile

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic researcher who, in addition to the desired expertise stated above, has the following skills and qualifications:

Required qualifications:

  • PhD in Functional Genomics, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biomedicine Computational Biology, or related sciences
  • Experience in working with transcriptomic or epigenetic data
  • Expertise in mammalian cell culture
  • Expertise in microscopy and imaging techniques, preferably including live cell imaging, 2D/3D imaging, and laser capture techniques.
  • Experience in working with human genetic association data
  • Proven track record showing scientific productivity in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience in supervising other researchers at different levels.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and spoken.

                                                                

Terms of Employment

The employment as postdoc is a full-time position for 3 years. Starting date is March 1, 2023, or after agreement.

Salary, pension, and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated.

Foreign and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

Questions

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Ruth Loos at ruth.loos@sund.ku.dk and Associate Professor Camilla Scheele at Camilla.scheele@sund.ku.dk.  For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact HR at sund-hr-cbmr@sund.ku.dk.

The University of Copenhagen International Staff Mobility office offers support and assistance to all international researchers on all issues related to moving to and settling in Denmark. Read more at www.ism.ku.dk.

 

Application Procedure

Your online application must be submitted in English via the ‘Apply now’ link below. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  • Cover letter expressing the motivation and previous research experience of the applicant (max 1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of the PhD degree certificate and the Master degree certificate. In case the PhD has not yet been completed, a written statement from the supervisor confirming it will be obtained before March 1, 2023, is acceptable.
  • List of publications
  • References (name and contact details of at least two references)

Application Deadline: 1 January 2023, 23.59pm CET

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The Further Process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at www.employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of March 13, 2012, on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their personal background.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Contact

Camilla Charlotte Schéele
E-mail: cs@sund.ku.dk

Contact

Ruth Loos

Info

Application deadline: 01-01-2023
Employment start: 01-03-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic
Department/Location: Department of Chemistry



22) Postdoc in Germline Epigenetics at Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM)

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic scientist for a 2-year postdoctoral position to commence 1 March 2023 or after agreement.

The position will be based in the Stewart-Morgan Group at the Department for Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM) within the University of Copenhagen.

Information on the group can be found at: https://icmm.ku.dk/english/research-groups/stewart-morgan-group/.

Our research
The focus of the Stewart-Morgan group is epigenetic dynamics and function in germ cell biology. We use both in vivo and in vitro systems of mammalian gametogenesis to study the role of the epigenome in germ cell fitness and elucidate general epigenetic principles using this unique biological system. We strive for an open, collaborative, and collegial work environment that provides ample mentorship and training opportunities to further each members’ individual career goals.  

Your job
Your tasks will include designing experimental strategies, generation, and analysis of complex datasets, and writing of scientific manuscripts. Additional tasks could include contributing to grant applications, research-based supervision of MSc and PhD students, teaching undergraduate courses, and outreach communication activities. The successful candidate will play an integral role in establishing the lab and research environment.

Profile
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following competencies and experience:

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in life sciences or a similar field.
  • You are highly experienced in chromatin biology, epigenomics, or germ cell biology.
  • You have an active interest in epigenetics, genome regulation, or gametogenesis.
  • You have documented experience in NGS data workflow and analysis of functional genomics data sets (e.g., ChIP-seq/ CUT&TAG, ATAC-seq, RNA-seq, bisulfite sequencing).
  • You have documented experience in embryonic stem cell culture and manipulation.
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams.
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken.

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Experience in mouse embryology.
  • Experience in flow cytometry and/or imaging experimental design and analysis.
  • Experience in single-cell functional genomics.
  • Previous publication as a first author.

Place of employment
The place of employment is at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM), University of Copenhagen. ICMM offers a creative and ambitious scientific environment, with many different nationalities represented. ICMM aims to produce research with high international impact focusing on the functional cell, its genetic components, and molecular cellular mechanisms in a medical context.

ICMM currently comprises five research programs, three high profile Research Centers as well as a Number of international research groups. The scientists at ICMM are involved in high quality research Based undergraduate and graduate teaching programs at the University of Copenhagen.

More information can be found at https://icmm.ku.dk/english/.

Terms of employment
The position is a fixed-term position for a period of 2 years commencing 1 March 2023 or after agreement and the average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.


Salary, pension, and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or another relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary starts at DKK 35,728 / approx. EUR 4,763 (October 2022-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Foreign and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years. 

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

Questions
For further information please contact Kathleen Stewart-Morgan by e-mail: kathleen.stewart@sund.ku.dk.

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: https://ism.ku.dk/ (International Staff Mobility).

Application procedure
Your application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.
  4. List of publications.

Application deadline: Sunday 1 January 2023, 23.59 p.m. CET.

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/


The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities. 

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7,823 students, 1,886 PhD students and 5,100 employees. The faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community.
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Contact

Kathleen Stewart-Morgan

Info

Application deadline: 01-01-2023
Employment start: 01-03-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine


23) Postdoc in inhaled-medicines at Department of Pharmacy

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic postdoc interested in working to improve the current inhalation therapy. The candidate should have a strong background in pulmonary drug delivery and extensive research experience in aerosol formulation development and aerodynamic assessment of fine particles. The successful candidate will be employed in the Department of Pharmacy at University of Copenhagen, work with two industrial partners in an EuroStars consortium, i.e. SMART-HALE. We strive to develop the world’s first smart dry powder inhaler that translates sound into indicative information to guide patients to correct inhaled medicine intake. This is a 20 months position to commence 1 March 2023 or as soon as possible.

Information on the department can be found at: https://pharmacy.ku.dk/ 

Our research
The Department of Pharmacy at University of Copenhagen is a world-leading research institute specialized in pharmaceutics and analytical chemistry. The mission of the department is to advance the pharmaceutical sciences by performing drug-related research and research-based teaching. Our research is interdisciplinary by nature. The research topics include pharmaceutical technology and formulation, drug delivery, advanced drug analysis, and clinical and social pharmacy. We strongly emphasize the further development of our cross-disciplinary collaborations with Danish as well as international research institutions and businesses, including clinical hospital departments, pharmaceutical and biotech industries, and spin-out companies.

Project description and Your job
Over 1 billion people suffer from respiratory conditions. To better control these conditions, healthcare professionals are shifting away from oral and injected medication towards inhaled medication in order to directly target the site of diseases. However, use of inhalers has been associated with poor inhalation technique, significantly contribute to poor clinical outcomes and a high cost to society.

In this project, together with two industrial partners, we strive to develop the world’s first smart digital dry powder inhaler using sound-based machine learning to monitor inhalation performance in order to reduce inhaler technique errors and improve patients adherence. The digital therapeutics are a fast growing area within patient-centric pharmaceutical development. In this specific project, the dry powder inhaler (DPI) will be uniquely designed from sustainable materials and constructed with an integrated acoustic device that produces sound while inhaling the medicines. The collected acoustic signal is processed by a smartphone application (mobile app) trained with machine learning to indicate the inhaled dose and lung deposition. The first use case of our technology platform will be applied to track a short-term inhaled antibiotic course.

The successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary team composed of aerosol formulation scientists, device engineers, and data scientists from the university and the industrial partners. Your tasks would be designing inhalable dry powder formulations, investigating the correlation between the acoustic signal collected from existing dry powder inhalers and the inhalable dry powder formulations, and evaluating and optimizing newly designed smart digital inhalers for antibiotic delivery to the lung. These tasks will be carried out in close collaboration with aerosol formulation scientists, data scientists, and device engineers in the consortium of SMART-HALE.

Profile
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following competencies and experience:

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences, chemical engineering, aerosol sciences, or a related field.
  • You are highly experienced in dry powder formulations, solid state characterization, characterization of particle properties, aerodynamic assessment of fine particles, quantitative analytical methods
  • You have an active interest in aerosol drug delivery, particle engineering, device design, machine learning, data sciences, social and clinical pharmacy.
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work both independently and as part of multidisciplinary teams.
  • Experience in supervising other researchers at different levels
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken

Place of employment
The place of employment is at the Department of pharmacy, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment.

Terms of employment
The average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.

The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 20 months. The starting date is 1 March 2023 or after agreement.

Salary, pension and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 35,700 DKK/approx. 5,000 EUR (October 2022 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Foreign and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

Questions
For further information please contact Associate Professor Mingshi Yang; e-mail: mingshi.yang@sund.ku.dkwww.sund.ku.dk

International applicants may find these links useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility) and https://www.workindenmark.dk/.

Application procedure
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.
  4. List of publications.

Deadline for applications: 31 December 2022, 23.59pm CET

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Interviews are expected to be held in the weeks 3 and 4.

The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Contact

Mingshi Yang

Info

Application deadline: 31-12-2022
Employment start: 01-03-2023
Working hours: Full time


24) Postdoctoral fellowship in Nutrition, omics, and cardiometabolic diseases at the Department of Public Health

We are seeking a highly motivated and dynamic full-time postdoctoral researcher. Candidates should have a background in epidemiology, nutrition, public health, data science, biostatistics, computational biology, or related areas, with an interest in integrating dietary and lifestyle factors with omics data in the context of cardiometabolic outcomes. This is a 3-year Postdoc position with a start date 15 March 2023, or upon agreement.
 

Your job
The successful candidate will join a research group that is focused on investigating the role of dietary and lifestyle factors in cardiometabolic diseases in an interdisciplinary and international research environment. They will primarily work with high-throughput omics data, including but not only metabolomics and genetics, to be integrated into traditional epidemiological analyses to gain insights into underlying mechanisms that may explain the link between environmental factors in relation to common cardiometabolic disease outcomes, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The candidate will design new and/or nested studies leveraging complex and big data from existing cohorts and national registries applying novel machine learning methods.

The specific work tasks will include data management of large studies, scientific work related to the topics described above, statistical analysis of data, writing scientific papers, grant writing, and presentation of findings at professional meetings. The postdoctoral research fellow will also be encouraged and mentored to develop new proposals and research initiatives to support additional research. Exchange stays with collaborating research centers will be optional. Over the course of the position, opportunities to teach at either the graduate or undergraduate level exist.

The research group, Guasch group, which the postdoc will join is part of the Section of Epidemiology (read more here), Department of Public Health and is also affiliated with the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR) and the postdoc will be able to attend seminars, courses, and use resources at CBMR www.cbmr.ku.dk.
 

Profile
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher who, in addition to the desired interests and expertise stated above, has the following skills and qualifications:

  • a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Epidemiology, Public Health, Nutrition, Data Science, omics, Bioinformatics, or a related field.  
  • experience in conceiving and designing new projects, in line with the department’s research focus.
  • extensive experience analyzing data, interpreting results, and concisely summarizing key messages.
  • a strong computational background and preferably expertise in dealing with large and complex datasets (Stata, SAS, R programming, or similar).
  • a track record showing scientific productivity in peer-reviewed journals.
  • an active interest in nutrition, lifestyle, metabolomics, cardiometabolic diseases, and/or precision health.
  • possess good interpersonal and communicative skills, fluent in English, both written and spoken,
  • a team player, and can do attitude

 

The Department
The Department of Public Health’s focus is to improve the health of the population and the connection between health and society. The Department provides the scientific foundation for efforts that aims to improve public health, both nationally and globally, and to create greater insight into the links between health, the individual and society as well as the ethical, equity and political implications. This is achieved through research, education and engagement with stakeholders and the public at large with a wide-ranging multidisciplinary research agenda covering most aspects of public health at a high international level. You can read more about the Department of Public Health here.
 

Section of Epidemiology
Section of Epidemiology contributes to the development of the field of theoretical epidemiology, with a specific focus on causal inference, complexity, and life course epidemiology. The dynamic interplay between genes, environment and health across the life course and across generations are objects of research in the section. You can read more about us here.
 

Place of employment
The place of employment is at Section of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen. Information on the Section can be found at: https://publichealth.ku.dk/about-the-department/section-epidemiology/ 

 

Terms of employment
The Postdoc position is a full-time (37 working hours weekly)
Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).
Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions if they hold a PhD degree and have not been tax liable in Denmark the last 10 years.
The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.
 

Application procedure
The application must be submitted in English and must include the following documents:

  • Cover letter, including motivations for applying for this position and a summary of your past research and future plans. (Maximum 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae, education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • Please include the names and contact information of at least 2 individuals who can provide a recommendation
  • Diplomas (Master’s, PhD, and other relevant certificates). If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do
  • A complete list of publications

 

Application deadline: 30 December 2022 23:59 GMT +1

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.
 

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

 

Questions
More information about the position and the projects is available by contacting Dr. Guasch-Ferré, Associate Professor, Section of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen by email: marta.guasch@sund.ku.dk, for questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact SUND HR CBMR at SUND-HR-CBMR@sund.ku.dk

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).

 

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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Application deadline: 30-12-2022
Employment start: 15-03-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Institute for Folkesundhedsvidenskab




25) POSTDOCTORAL POSITION in Landscape archaeology AD 600-1050

The Saxo Institute at the University of Copenhagen is pleased to announce a call for applications for a 1-year postdoctoral position in the project Textiles Resources in Viking Age landscape funded by DFF 2022-2025. The position is available from 1 April 2023.

TRiVal combines landscape analysis of textile resources with analysis of textiles, textile tools, and contexts investigations to determine the variation, organization and impact of textile production on the known Viking Age landscape on northern Jutland, Limfjorden and south-west Zealand.

The successful postdoctoral candidate will focus on to what extent the landscape was used to provide the raw materials for clothing, sails and furnishing textiles in the Viking Age. While also contributing to the overall research aims of Textiles Resources in Viking Age landscape. The Viking Age was a period of transition and change, characterized by overseas trade, warfare, and colonization, where the socio-political development supported the formation of centralized kingdoms within the Scandinavian homelands. The Viking Age is a period in which textile production gets a deeper impact on society, clearly indicating a new consumption of sails that supported long-distance travels as well as a new fascination and use of luxury clothing. 

The introduction of the sail in the 7th century was without a doubt one of the most important and innovative technological developments of the period and allowed the Scandinavian communities to travel long distances over the open sea, in order to engage more efficiently in trade and raiding and to explore new lands. The project hypothesis is that the use of sailcloth and changes in textile production demanded physical labour as well as a large supply of raw material, which would result in an increase in land use for sheep grazing and large-scale cultivation of textile crops as well as changes in settlement structures.

The successful candidate will be part of an international research group consisting of the Principal Investigator (PI), two postdoctoral fellows, one PhD-student, one research assistant based at the Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen, under the supervision of the PI. The candidate will also be supervised by and collaborate with Dr. Morten Fischer Mortenson at the department of Environmental Archaeology and Materials Science, National Museum of Denmark.
 

JOB DESCRIPTION
The candidate will work with quantitative landscape reconstructions (such as REVEALS/LOVE) based on both new pollen studies and already existing pollen data from the two core areas in the project. The candidate will also be conducting a literature study of textile plants from the Danish area based on pollen- and macrofossil data. Knowledge of the Scandinavian languages is therefore preferable.

The research team of TRiVal closely collaborates in all stages of the research process and the selected candidate is expected to contribute substantially to this research method. Collaborative research elements include:

  • Teaming up during research trips to museums, workshops, and conferences.
  • Participating in monthly research seminars.
  • Contributing to the construction of databases and maps
  • Publishing within the framework of TRiVaL
     

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
To be eligible for the position, the candidate should demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of landscape archaeology, including working experiences with pollen- and/or macrofossil analysis. In addition, the applicants must have research qualifications at least corresponding those achieved through a successfully completed PhD.

For further details about the qualification requirements for postdocs, please refer to the job structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020. For further details about the qualification requirements for the post.doc, please read more in the job structure for academics at the Universities: www.retsinformation.dk/eli/lta/2019/1443  (only in Danish)

For further information about the position, please contact the PI of the research project Associate professor Eva Andersson Strand, e-mail: evaandersson@hum.ku.dk

Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format.

Please click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page and fill in the application form.

The application must be in English and include the following enclosures:

  • Cover letter (maximum 1 page) specifying how the applicant’s qualifications and experiences match overall research aims of Textile resources in Viking Age landscapes.
  • Research proposal (maximum 3 pages) describing how the applicant would design a landscape study
  • Curriculum vitae (with the applicant’s email and phone number).
  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates, PhD diploma, etc.).
  • Complete list of publications. The enclosed publications must be marked with*.
  • 1-3 enclosed publications*.

*Applicants may choose a maximum of three publications for assessment. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and listed from no. 1 to 3.

Should any of the submitted publications consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly indicated. The Faculty may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.

Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, German and English can be expected to be assessed.


APPOINTMENT PROCEDURE
After the application deadline, the Head of the Saxo Institute at the University of Copenhagen selects applicants for assessment on the advice of an appointment committee.  All applicants are notified whether their application has been accepted for assessment. The Dean subsequently appoints an expert assessment committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee. Applicants are ultimately offered the opportunity of commenting on the part of the assessment relating to themselves before the appointment is finalized.

Further information about the application procedure is available from is available from HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk Please refer to ID number 211-1245/22-2I

 

SALARY AND EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS
Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts at DKK 35,700 (EUR 4,798) per month + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.

The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) have further agreed on a protocol that makes it possible for international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes, please see: ism.ku.dk/salary-tax-pension/pension/

A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, ism.ku.dk/onarrival.

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH here: ism.ku.dk​​www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm and www.workindenmark.dk
 

UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.

 

The closing date for applications is 30 December 2022 at 23:59 CET
Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be considered. 

 

Application deadline: 30 December 2022
Employment start: 1 April 2023
Department/Location: Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen, Karen Blixen Plads 8, 2300 Copenhagen, DK-Denmark

 

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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Application deadline: 30-12-2022
Employment start: 01-04-2023
Department/Location: Saxo-Institute
Department/Location: Department of Pharmacy

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