Postdoc position in Human Physiology, Neuroscience, Psychology, Biomedical Science

    Postdoc position in Human Physiology, Neuroscience, Psychology, Biomedical Science

    Human Physiology, Neuroscience, Psychology, Biomedical Science – Postdoc position in Motor Control, Brain Plasticity and Aging, in the Department of Nutrition, Exercise, and Sports (UCPH), Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

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


    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Human Physiology
    – Neuroscience
    – Psychology
    – Biomedical Science
    SalaryDKK 437.843 / Year
    WorkplaceDepartment of Nutrition, Exercise, and Sports (UCPH)
    Faculty of Science
    University of Copenhagen
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateOct 01, 2021


    The candidate should hold a Ph.D. in Human Physiology, Neuroscience, Psychology, Biomedical Science, or similar


    The successful candidate also has experience within motor control and/or neuroscience of aging and is familiar with conducting and analyzing neuroimaging experiments – preferably using fMRI. Additionally, the candidate should have strong analytical data skills and an interest in brain plasticity, learning, physical activity, and aging.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The position is part of a multi-year project investigating dynamic reconfigurations in large-scale brain networks. The project is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF) under the Sapere Aude Research Leader program (PI: Anke Karabanov). As part of the project, the postdoc will investigate how age impacts the flexibility and stability of brain networks during the acquisition of a new motor skill using functional magnetic resonance imaging and graph theory analysis. The experiments are conducted in close collaboration with the Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR) at Hvidovre Hospital. The postdoc will pilot and run fMRI experiments and analyze their results. Experiments will focus on the acquisition of a novel fine motor skill but will also include testing of cognitive performance and physical fitness. Results from the project are expected to appear in reputable academic journals and to be communicated to key stakeholders in the wider society. In addition to the research tasks, the postdoc will contribute to the research environment at NEXS and DRCMR through participation in research seminars and scientific discussions. The postdoc will also take an active role in teaching duties in human neurophysiology courses and co-supervision of bachelor’s and master’s theses.

    How to Apply?

    The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW above.

    Documents Required

    • Curriculum vitae
    • Diplomas (Master and Ph.D. degree or equivalent)
    • Complete publication list
    • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

    About the Department

    The Movement & Neuroscience research group is part of the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports (NEXS). The groups’ research is focusing on neural mechanisms of motor control, motor learning, and brain plasticity across the human life span. Currently, the group includes three associate professors, two post-docs, and seven PhD-students. 


    • Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
    • The starting salary is currently up to DKK 437.843 including an annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.871). Negotiation for a salary supplement is possible.
    • Interviews will be held in week 24-26 June 2021.


    Anke Ninija Karabanov
    Department of Nutrition
    Exercise & Sports
    Direct Phone: +45 35 32 80 39.

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    Post-Doc in Motor Control, Brain Plasticity and Aging

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