Postdoc position in ion channel research – UCPH, Denmark

    Postdoc position in ion channel research - UCPH, Denmark

    Postdoc position in ion channel research at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    May 12, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– ion channel
    – Electrophysiology 
    Salary34,600 DKK / Month
    WorkplaceDepartment of Drug Design and Pharmacology
    University of Copenhagen
    Contract Period2.5 Years
    Starting dateSep 01, 2021


    We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following competencies and experience:

    Essential experience and skills:

    • You have a PhD in ion channel research or closely related areas
    • You are highly experienced in electrophysiology (patch clamp and two-electrode voltage clamp), molecular biology, cell culture, biochemistry, spectroscopy (fluorometry and FRET), non-canonical amino acid incorporation and protein-engineering
    • You have an active interest in how voltage and ligands impact ion channel structure and function, also with regards to their interactions with auxiliary proteins
    • You have at least one first-author publications in a leading international journal
    • Outstanding communication skills and ability to work in teams
    • Excellent English skills written and spoken


    • First-author publications of primary research projects in high-impact journals, in addition to reviews or protocols
    • Proficiency in R and python for data analysis
    • International experience

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    We strive to conduct world-class ion channel research using cutting-edge technologies. Your tasks would include electrophysiology (both patch-clamp and two-electrode voltage clamp electrophysiology); chemical biology (incorporation of non-canonical amino acids via non-sense suppression and semi-synthesis); spectroscopic approaches (such as fluorometry and FRET) and molecular biology (PCR, site-directed mutagenesis, chimera generation).

    The postdoc’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:

    • research, including publication
    • teaching and supervision of trainees
    • academic dissemination duties and sharing knowledge with society

    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

    The project will focus on the function and gating of the human sodium leak channel. The project is part of a highly interdisciplinary effort to elucidate the molecular function of the sodium leak channel complex. The work requires interfacing with a number of national and international collaborators and is based in the Pless laboratory, which provides dynamic and diverse research environment focused on the functional, structural and pharmacological investigation of ion channels. The group has a balanced gender and age composition, incl numerous international researchers from a variety of backgrounds.  

    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.


    • Foreign applicants may find this link useful: (International Staff Mobility).
    • Interviews are expected to be held in week 24/25 2021.


    Stephan A. Pless

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    Postdoc in ion channel research at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology

    Post expires at 8:59am on Thursday May 13th, 2021 (GMT+9)