Multiple Postdoc positions in Biomechanics, Denmark

    Multiple Postdoc positions in Biomechanics, Denmark

    Multiple Postdoc positions in Biomechanics of Vocal Behaviour in Rodents, at the Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark (SDU, Odense, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    July 01, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)Multiple
    Research Area– Bio-imaging
    – Biomechanics
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Biology
    University of Southern Denmark
    (SDU, Odense, Denmark)
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateSep 2021


    • a PhD in bio-imaging, biomechanics, engineering, neuroscience, or a related field
    • Excellent written and oral English language communication skills
    • Other experiences, such as signal analysis, and/or programming (C++, Matlab, or equivalent) present a distinct advantage.


    We seek scholars with one of the following distinct profiles, but possibly also other types or researchers:

    • Experience in biomechanics. We will use combined in vitro and ex vivo approaches studying effects of muscle recruitment on sound production. Experimental techniques: high-speed imaging, 3D motion capture, muscle mechanics, kinematic analysis, mechanical tissue properties and microscopy. 
    • Experience in micro-surgical experimental procedures. Experience with EMG implantation or other muscle (or nerve) surgery is ideal, but any kind of micro-surgical experience is a strong asset.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    We seek multiple postdoctoral fellows to study motor control and the biomechanics of sound production in songbirds and rodents. The positions will be part of an interdisciplinary, international consortium consisting of three nodes: the Vocal Neuromechanics Lab at the Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark (SDU, Odense, Denmark), the Sober Lab at Emory University (Atlanta, USA) and the Complex Flow Modeling and Simulation Lab at the University of Maine (Orono, USA).  

    How to Apply?

    • Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format.
    • Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.
    • We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

    Documents Required

    • A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
    • A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.

    About Research project

    The Vocal Neuromechanics Lab uses a combination of experimental and computational approaches to study motor control and physical mechanisms of sound production in the vocal vertebrates. We use and develop methods from biomechanics, electrophysiology, acoustics, and behaviour at different levels of organization (cellular, whole organ, in vivo).

    The Sober Lab investigates how the brain controls complex behaviours and improves motor output through practice. We use songbird and rodent species to investigate how networks of neurons and muscle fibers control vocal and forelimb behaviour, respectively. To do so, we combine behavioural manipulations, neurophysiological and muscle (EMG) recordings, and computational approaches.

    The Complex Flow Modeling and Simulation Lab focuses on modelling complex flow phenomena using high-fidelity immersed boundary based computational method incorporating with massive parallel computing. Current research interests include complex biomedical, physiological and biological flows with complex, moving boundaries and flow structure interaction as well as renewable energy applications.


    • The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.
    • Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.


    Dr Coen Elemans

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    Postdoc: Biomechanics of Vocal Behaviour in Rodents

    Post expires at 8:59am on Friday July 2nd, 2021 (GMT+9)