Postdoc position in Cellular biology, Molecular biology – UCPH, Denmark

    Postdoc position in Cellular biology, Molecular biology - UCPH, Denmark

    Cellular biology, Molecular biology – Postdoc position in stem cell biology and regeneration at BRIC, Biocenter, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    May 31, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Molecular biology
    – Cellular biology
    Salary34,600 DKK/Month
    WorkplaceBRIC, Biocenter, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateAug 1, 2021


    • You are a highly self-motivated and ambitious scientist
    • You have a PhD in Life Sciences
    • You have an excellent track record with at least 1 peer reviewed first author paper in a high-impact journal
    • You have a strong background in cellular and molecular biology, and experience working with animal models is seen as a strong advantage
    • You have the ability to independently envision, plan and execute a research project
    • You have excellent technical skills
    • You have excellent English skills written and spoken

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    We are looking for an ambitious postdoctoral candidate with a strong background in cellular and molecular biology. You will take part in an interdisciplinary project aimed at deciphering the cellular responses following tissue damage and during tissue regeneration. You will collaborate with other members of the Jensen team to address these fundamental questions using single-cell expression analysis, quantitative fate mapping, organoid models and various genetic mouse models. Here we will take advantage of established and optimised tools and technologies (Yui et al., 2018, Cell Stem Cell; Guiu et al., 2019, Nature) and complement this with your experience and expertise.

    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.

    Our research/The group

    The epithelial tissues along our entire body have to establish an important barrier to protect from the hostile environment. This is achieved via the balanced production of differentiated offspring from resident stem cell populations. Dysregulation of this fine balance lies at the root of diseases such as ulceration and cancer. In the Jensen lab we use a combination of animal models and patient derived material to address fundamental questions related to the formation, maintenance and regeneration of epithelial tissues. Here we use a range of interdisciplinary approaches and technologies to identify and characterize candidate genes regulating cell fate changes (Wong et al., 2012, Nature Cell Biology; Fordham et al., 2013, Cell Stem Cell; Page et al., 2013; Yui et al., 2018, Cell Stem Cell; Cell Stem Cell; Guiu et al., 2019, Nature; Andersen et al., 2019, Nature Cell Biology).

    Terms of employment

    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 (February 2021 -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.


    Professor Kim Jensen

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    Postdoc position in stem cell biology and regeneration at BRIC

    Post expires at 8:59am on Tuesday June 1st, 2021 (GMT+9)