Postdoc position in Biological Science – UCPH, Denmark

    Postdoc position in Biological Science - UCPH, Denmark

    Postdoc position in optical calcium imaging at Department of Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    May 20, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Biological Science
    – Animal physiology
    – Neuroscience
    Salary34,600 DKK / Month
    WorkplaceDepartment of Neuroscience
    University of Copenhagen
    Contract Period2 Years
    Starting dateAug 1, 2021


    • You have a PhD in Biological Science
    • You are highly experienced in in-vivo awake behaving animal physiology, and calcium imaging.
    • You have an active interest in neuroscience
    • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
    • Excellent English skills written and spoken


    • Experience/knowledge in calcium imaging
    • Experience/knowledge in in-vivo imaging.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    We strive towards composing a lab with a creative and diverse environment with members of different background and expertise, cultural background as well as gender. The purpose is to cultivate ideas and new ways of thinking, since this often foster breakthrough. This is important.

    How to Apply?

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

    Documents Required

    • Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
    • CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills 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

    We focus on combining quantitative approaches of mathematics and physics with experiments using electrophysiology, genetics and other biological tools to better understand the nervous system especially the motor system. The lab has a unique multi-disciplinary approach in order to contribute in understanding motor control in the brain and spinal motor circuits. In particular, we investigate populations of neurons, and how these self-organize as a coherent entity. The key areas of research are:

    • Neuronal Population activity in the spinal cord and brain using large array electrophysiology.
    • Development of novel probe technology
    • Classification of network architecture in the spinal cord motor circuits.
    • Histological clearing techniques for large sample imaging
    • Chronic implantation of electrodes and optical fibers in the central nervous system.


    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 34,600 DKK/ approx. 4,650 Euro (April 2020-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.

    Foreign applicants may find this link useful: (International Staff Mobility).


    Rune W. Berg

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    Postdoc in optical calcium imaging at Deparment of Neuroscience

    Post expires at 8:59am on Friday May 21st, 2021 (GMT+9)