Readvertisement - Postdoctoral position at Center for Healthy Aging, The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM)

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    University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
    Medical sciences
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    31/10/2021 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
    Denmark › Copenhagen


A postdoctoral position is available at The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM). The position is for 3 years with a start date of 1 January 2022, or upon agreement.

Job description
Genome instability and mitochondrial dysfunction are hallmarks of the aging process and age-associated neurodegenerative disorders. The Bohr research group has identified a signaling process linking persistent nuclear DNA damage response to mitochondrial dysfunction in human tissues and animals models of several human accelerated aging syndromes and neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimers disease.
The incumbent will be working on the interphase of DNA repair and mitochondrial dysfunction in aging age-related disease. Using human cells, mouse models and the worm, C.elegans, the goals are to further gain insight into mechanisms and pathways involved.

The University of Copenhagen encourages career development of its postdoctoral fellows and the position carries an obligation to conduct some undergraduate teaching and associated examinations within the Medical School.

Scientific environment
The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM) offers an ambitious scientific environment, with many different nationalities represented. ICMM aims to produce research with high international impact focusing on the functional cell, its genetic components and molecular cellular mechanisms in a medical context. ICMM currently comprises five research programs, three high profile Research Centers as well as a number of international research groups. The scientists at ICMM are involved in high quality research based undergraduate and graduate teaching programs at the University of Copenhagen.

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Required qualifications
Highly motivated and ambitious candidates are encouraged to apply.

Required qualifications:

  • A PhD degree in biological or medical sciences is preferred.
  • Experience in neuroscience or related area is preferred.
  • Proven ability to present and publish research data.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both oral and written.

Terms of salary and 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 DKK 31,065 / approx. EUR 4,169 (October 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.

The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of December 2020.

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Application procedure

The application must be submitted in English, by clicking on “Apply online” below, and must include the following:

  1. Curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a report on previous research undertaken, and the names, addresses and contact details of 3 referees.
  2. Diplomas – all relevant certificates, including grades.
  3. An outline of how you could contribute scientifically and intellectually to the research of this laboratory (approximately 1 A4 page).

Application deadline: 31 October 2021, 23.59 p.m. CET.
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.
The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.
Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

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The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.


The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 8,000 students, 1,790 PhD students and 5,100 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community.
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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