CBMR Postdoc Program – Human Nutritional Physiology, Molecular Biomedicine, Metabolism and diabetes is available to delineate the effect of intravenously administered native FGF21 on sweet taste preferences and food intake, sensory evaluation of sweet-tasting stimuli and the motivational drive for sweet food stimuli in humans, at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR), University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Postdoc in Human Nutritional Physiology
Deadline to Apply
Apr 19, 2021 23:59 (GMT +1)
No. of Position(s)
- Molecular Biology
- Molecular Biomedicine
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Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research
University of Copenhagen
DK-2200 Copenhagen, Denmark
Associate Professor Niels Grarup
CBMR International Postdoctoral Program
- PhD in Medicine, Nutrition, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biomedicine, or related sciences
- Excellent scientific track record in relation to career stage
- Profound knowledge on human nutrition, metabolism and diabetes
- Demonstrated capacity for coordinating and supporting effective team work
- Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral
- Experience in designing and executing food preference experiments
- Experience with clinical physiological studies of humans
- Experience with sensory and hedonic evaluation of taste sensitivity
We recently identified the liver as a hormonal inhibitor of sugar appetite using a combination of mouse and human genetics. Here, we seek to delineate the effect of intravenously administered native FGF21 on sweet taste preferences and food intake, sensory evaluation of sweet-tasting stimuli and the motivational drive for sweet food stimuli in humans. The project is carried out in collaboration with national and international partners. Your tasks would be writing the protocol and other trial-related documents, execution of the study, data analysis, writing of manuscripts and presentation of results.
How to Apply?
Your online application must be submitted in English via the ‘Apply now’ link above. 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 October 1, 2021 is acceptable.
- List of publications
- References (name and contact details of at least two references)
The research group of Associate Professor Niels Grarup investigates the genetic architecture of type 2 diabetes and metabolic traits to expand our insights into pathogenesis of metabolic disease. Our vision is to define the genetic determinants of diabetes-related phenotypes and to translate this information to clinically relevant interventions. Other methods include genetic epidemiology studies of populations or diseases and the application of recall-by-genotype principles to investigate the physiological impact on specific genetic variations. The research group is embedded in a highly international and interdisciplinary environment including medical doctors, bioinformaticians and molecular biologists. The group has an interdisciplinary composition and we strive for a supportive and inclusive environment.
About Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research
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
The Center has around 240 employees who work in an international, highly collaborative research environment across a range of biomedical disciplines.
- 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 the last 10 years.
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Post expires at 8:59am on Tuesday April 20th, 2021 (GMT+9)