Postdoc Position in mitochondrial adaptations to exercise in a cancer context at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biomedical Sciences Job)
Deadline to Apply
May 15, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)
|No. of Position(s)||1|
|Research Area||– Molecular Biology|
– Biomedical Science
|Salary||According to standard norms|
|Workplace||Molecular Metabolism in Cancer and Ageing|
Department of Biomedical Sciences
University of Copenhagen
|Contract Period||3 Year|
|Starting date||Oct 01, 2021 or ASAP|
- PhD in Molecular Biology or related sciences
- Excellent scientific track record relative to career stage
- Experience in skeletal muscle mitochondrial regulation and function, exercise adaptations, and skills in microscopy.
- Experience in a wide range of molecular biology techniques like RT-qPCR, cloning, western blotting etc.
- Experience with animal work with accreditation to conduct research in animals (EU Function ABD/FELASA C or similar)
- Capacity to efficiently work in a multidisciplinary and ambitious team to reach common goals
- Outstanding time-management skills and capacity for effective and realistic planning
- Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral
Desirable experience and skills:
- Knowledge of cancer cachexia and experience with preclinical models
- Knowledge of mitochondrial DNA and RNA regulation and RNA stabilizing proteins
- Experience with muscle cell culture incl. primary human cells
Responsibilities/ Job Description
You will have the opportunity to work on an interesting and challenging project that will profit from your enthusiasm, creativity and willingness to implement new methodology. We have identified two mitochondrial proteins responsive to exercise training and you will be working with transgenic mouse models as well as human sample material from patients with cancer cachexia to understand their regulation and role in mitochondrial function and pathophysiology.
How to Apply?
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply Online’ button mentioned above.
Your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:
- Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
- CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills, contact details for at least three references, and other skills relevant for the position.
- 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.
- List of publications.
About Research project
Our research in the Molecular Metabolism in Cancer and Ageing Group focuses on delineating the molecular causes of muscle wasting and associated metabolic dysfunctions. We strive to identify mechanisms that, at the molecular level, regulate muscle mass, function, and metabolism. With muscle wasting and insulin resistance being central features of cancer cachexia, ageing, and diabetes, we are uncovering the pathology of these conditions at the molecular level by studying cells, mice, and humans. In particular, we focus on how muscle wasting and metabolic abnormalities can be improved or even reversed by exercise training.
- For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 week 23 to 25.
- For more information about the activity of the group, please visit the Molecular Metabolism in Cancer and Ageing group here https://bmi.ku.dk/english/research/endocrinology-and-metabolism/molecular-metabolism-in-cancer-and-ageing/
- Information on the department can be found at https://bmi.ku.dk/english/
Post expires at 8:59am on Sunday May 16th, 2021 (GMT+9)