Postdoc Position in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biomedical Sciences Job

    Postdoc Position in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biomedical Sciences Job

    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)


    Overview

    PositionPostdoc Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Molecular Biology
    – Biomedical Science
    – Microbiology
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceMolecular Metabolism in Cancer and Ageing
    Department of Biomedical Sciences
    University of Copenhagen
    Denmark
    Contract Period3 Year
    Starting dateOct 01, 2021 or ASAP

    Qualifications

    • 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

    Preference

    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.

    Documents Required

    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.

    Note

    Inquiries

    Associate professor
    Lykke Sylow
    20955250
    E-mail: Lykkesylow@sund.ku.dk  

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    Postdoc in mitochondrial adaptations to exercise in a cancer context at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

    Post expires at 8:59am on Sunday May 16th, 2021 (GMT+9)